Gargie Award

Thank you to Richard Guest for nominating mypenandme for this award on December 16th.  Richard’s blog, The Future is Paper Mache can be found at:  http://thefutureispapiermache.wordpress.com/ and I urge you to visit his blog.  Currently, Richard is posting a series of Street Portraits and they are absolutely amazing.

For those nominees who accept awards and wish to participate:

Rules:

1.  Display the award badge as prominently on your site as you are inclined… if you like.

2.  Publish a post to inform the world of your great achievement(s)…

3.  Nominate some fellow bloggers (who have been outstanding in their field… figuratively or literally)… if you feel inclined

4.  Indicate to your nominees that they have received the award… provided you have completed step three.

As I’ve always said, one of the things that I most like about being nominated for awards is the opportunity to share blogs that I’ve recently discovered with my readers and friends.   My nominees are:

https://dinishots.wordpress.com/

http://joindahunt.com/

http://joetowey.wordpress.com/

http://beautifuldisasters2012.wordpress.com/

http://tillitshines.com/2012/12/

http://evelyngarone.wordpress.com/

http://positivewordsmagazine.wordpress.com/

http://maryannadair.wordpress.com/

http://thewritecaravan.wordpress.com/

As for any great achievements, I have none to tell you about yet.  My three New Year’s Resolutions:

1.  Sign up for Netflix, watch many movies and read their scripts.

I signed up for netflix and I am doing this.

2.  Join Weight Watchers and get rid of those few extra pounds.

I joined last Monday and four days later I have already lost two pounds.

3.  Finish the screenplay by December 31st, 2013 by actively working on it every day to make it the best it can be.

In progress…

With best regards,

Mary Ann Blinkhorn

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Family of Bloggers Award

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A big thank you to Sandy at http://anotherlovelyday.wordpress.com/ for nominating mypenandme for this award.  I apologize for the delay in responding.  This is the first time I’ve been able to copy and paste anything onto a new WordPress post for about a month, now.  Yay!

I’d like to nominate the following bloggers.

http://verticaltales.wordpress.com/

http://adamsart.wordpress.com/

http://roxieh.wordpress.com/

http://ledrakenoir.wordpress.com/

http://dothob.wordpress.com/

http://365kate.wordpress.com/

http://knowledgeknut.wordpress.com/

http://nurturingourroots.wordpress.com/2012/12/24/red-white-and-green-christmas-strawberries/

http://sheepgomoo.wordpress.com/

http://beesatc.wordpress.com/

http://paintchallenged.wordpress.com/

The suggested rules:

1. Pay credit to the one who nominated you. Thanks again, Sandy.

2. Place a link to the one who nominated you on your award page.

3. Using the anagram of the word ‘FAMILY’ tell us the attributes you bring to the family of bloggers

F. Friendship.

A. Awe (so many talented people)

M. Magic ( one can dream, right ?)

I. Integrity.

L. Likes

Y. Yays (me cheering you on)

4. Nominate at least 4 other people to be in your family of bloggers, and notify them of their nomination.

Best regards,

Mary Ann Blinkhorn

Blog of The Year 2012 Award – 5th Star

Thank you, Pat Garcia at:  http://garciaandwalkon.me/ for nominating mypenandme for this award.  Thank you for being such a wonderful source of  inspiration to many, including me.  You rock!

And here are the rules:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award.

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join the award’s Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience if you choose to

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

Here are the 6 awards in thumbnail size for your sidebar – feel free to Right Click and save any of the images on this page:

       

         

My nominees are:

http://www.brws.com/wordpress/

http://elainecougler.wordpress.com/

http://prytulka.wordpress.com/

http://cobbledtoolbox.wordpress.com/

http://dlightblog.wordpress.com/

http://harrywrites.wordpress.com/

http://criskiwy.wordpress.com/

 

Congratulations to these nominees.

 

With best regards,

Mary Ann Blinkhorn/mypenandme

 

 

 

Blog of The Year 2012 Award – 4th Star

Thank you to Renee at Positive Boomer – http://positiveboomer.net/ for being the fourth blog to nominate mypenandme for this award.  I am truly honoured.

At this time, I’d like to say thank you to all my friends and followers, those who leave likes and/or comments, or anyone who just pops in to take a peek. I appreciate you all!

And here are the rules:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award.

2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/our-awards/blog-of-the-year-2012-award/and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join the award’s Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience if you choose to

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

Here are the nominees I have chosen:

http://greenhornphotos.com/

http://stillfugue.com/

http://inaweblogisback.wordpress.com/

http://kvennarad.wordpress.com/

http://countingducks.wordpress.com/

http://garciaandwalkon.me/

Congratulations to these nominees!

 

With best regards,

 

mypenandme

 

 

Blog of The Year 2012 Award – 2nd Star

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I would like to thank Raani York at:  http://raaniyork.wordpress.com/ for my second nomination of this award which means a second star.  Thank you, Raani.

‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award

(This has been copied word for word for accuracy. It is suggested you do the same…makes posting easy!)

Do you know a blog that deserves an award?

Do you have special blogs that you love to read?

Which blogs do you bookmark and follow?

Would you like to give them an award this year?

Then the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award is for you!

The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award.

2 Write a blog post and name/tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.

3 Please include a link back to this page Blog of the Year 2012 Award and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)

4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them

5 You can now also join The Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience

6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

Yes – that’s right – there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ‘1 star’ award – and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.

Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

Blogs that I nominate this time around are:

http://toddlohenry.com/

http://makesomethingmondays.wordpress.com/

http://anakegoodall.wordpress.com/

http://cochisewriters.wordpress.com/

http://barrycomer.wordpress.com/

http://adamsjottings.wordpress.com/

http://nativemichigander.com/

http://kattermonran.com/

With best regards,

Mary Ann Blinkhorn/mypenandme

The Blog of The Year 2012 Award

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Thank you, Living and Lovin at:  http://nutsfortreasure.wordpress.com/ for presenting mypenandme and many other fine blogs with this award.

The ‘rules’ for this award are simple:

  1. Select another blog or other blogs who deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award;
  2. Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award;
  3. Include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award at the Thought Palette and provide these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
  4. Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
  5. You can now also join our Facebook group – click ‘like’ on this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award Facebook group and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
  6. As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

There are stars to collect! Yes, there are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the 1 star award, and every time you are given the award by another blog, you can add another star!

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There are total of 6 stars to collect.

You can check out your favourite blogs, and even if they have already been given the award by someone else, you can still award them again and help them to reach the maximum 6 stars!

For more information check FAQ on The Thought Palette

 

Choosing blogs for this award has been difficult for me, so here is just a small handful of my many favorites:

 

http://johncoyote.wordpress.com/

http://paintedpenguins.wordpress.com/

http://rustytruck.wordpress.com/

http://wastelandhere.com/

http://fictionalmachines.com/

http://johnclinockart.com/

http://sedge808.wordpress.com/

http://thefutureispapiermache.wordpress.com/

http://www.lazyphotographer.ca/

http://pixavantgarde.com/

http://emorfes.com/

http://la-screenwriter.com/

http://screenwritingfromiowa.wordpress.com/

http://gideonsway.wordpress.com/

http://foodforays.com/

 

With best regards,

 

Mary Ann Blinkhorn/mypenandme

 

 

Reader Appreciation Award

A big heartfelt thank you to William Ricci, for listing mypenandme as one of his nominations.  William Ricci is a writer whose work I enjoy very much.  You can find his blog, The Wasteland Here at:  http://wastelandhere.com/

The rules for receiving the award are:

1.  Include the award logo somewhere in your blog

2.  Answer the ten included questions

3.  Nominate 10-12 blogs you enjoy

4. Provide links to these blogs and let the bloggers know that they’ve been nominated.

5.  Thank and link your nominator

The ten questions:

What is your favorite color?

What is your favorite animal?

What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?

Do you prefer Facebook or Twitter?

What’s your passion?

What’s your favorite pattern?

Do you prefer giving or getting presents?

What’s your favorite number?

Favorite day of the week?

Favorite flower?

Answer:  Seeing that I answered these questions less than one week ago, I have composed a new question which I will answer.  The question is:  What are the books that you plan to read next?

My answer:

Adventures in the Screen Trade by William Goldman

The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell

Screenplay:  The Foundations of Screenwriting by Syd Field

The Art of Dramatic Writing by Lajos Egri

Making a Good Script Great by Linda Seger

On Writing by Stephen King

Henry Miller on Writing by Henry Miller

Writing Screenplays That Sell by Michael Hauge

The Writer’s Journey by Christopher Vogler

Save the Cat by Blake Snyder

Crafty Screenwriting by Alex Epstein

My Story Can Be Up Your Story by Jeffrey Schecter

My nominations:

http://michaelbrianphoto.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/dog-of-the-day-216/

http://caressingthemuse.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/trailer-time-gullivers-children/

http://joycebrennan.blogspot.ca/

http://ekphrastixarts.com/

http://la-screenwriter.com/2012/06/14/script-the-birds/

http://adelaidescreenwriter.blogspot.ca/

http://invisibleinkblog.blogspot.ca/

http://ravingdaveherman.blogspot.ca/

http://www.blakesnyder.com/

http://thebitterscriptreader.blogspot.ca/

 

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.  Mary Ann