I’ve been tagged again!!!

I have been tagged by On Windy Days at:  http://onwindydays.wordpress.com/ .  Well Windy–I’ll try my best.  Ha!

The Rules

1. I must post the rules. 2. I must answer the questions the tagger listed for me  3. I must create (or reuse) 11 questions for those I tag. 4. I must tag 11 people. 5. I must let them know they’ve been tagged.

My questions and answers:

1. What is your favorite quote, who is it from, and why?

“It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.”  – Henry David Thoreau

This is one of my favourite quotes.  I have many.  🙂

2. Which song can bring you to tears or reminds you of your childhood?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnWKehsOXu8 – The warmth of God’s love always brings me to tears.  I love this song.

3. What is one thing that keeps you going day in and day out?

My heart.  Ha!

4. Why did you start blogging?

I was looking for a place to express myself.

5. Is there one thing that you regret not doing in the past? If so, would you be willing to share it what that was here?

Regarding one particular person in my past–I regret that he felt unwanted.  That was the furthest thing from the truth.

6. What is one thing that you saw that restored your faith in the human race?

There is much love in the world, all one has to do is simply look for it.

7. Rain or Sun?

I can write about the rain often, only because I know that the sun will never let me down.

8. What movie had the most impact on you? (A movie that just really made you challenge your view on anything)

Singing In The Rain.  One should never stop singing no matter what.

9. List five words that describe your character.

passionate, interested, caring, expressive and determined

10. What is your greatest fear?

It used to be a fear of butterflies and moths, but I have overcome this now.  Butterflies and moths are again beautiful.

11. What do you ultimately want to accomplish in the days to come?

I want to complete the final draft of one particular screenplay that I have written and live to see it on the big screen.

Now – I get to tag some people.  Ha!  This should be fun.  I tag:













All of the above are blogs that I have recently discovered and have enjoyed visiting.

My questions for them are:

1.  What types of things do you do for inspiration?

2.  Who is your favourite artist or recording artist?

3.  Who is your favourite poet or writer?

4.  What animal do you most associate yourself with?

5.  Name one of your goals in life.

6.  What is your favourite meal?

7.  What would you like to tell the world?

I will notify all of the above at some point tomorrow.  It is 2:04 A.M. and the sandman is calling me.

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:












Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.  Mary Ann