My next task as a versatile blogger is to tell you seven random things about myself and then nominate another fifteen versatile bloggers, who are invited to do the same. The idea is of course to introduce our readers to blogs they may not have visited.
I've been told that one's blog should really focus on a subject you are passionate about with interesting and informative posts. My blog was originally created with the intention of focusing on writing, but it has stayed into other territories. All writers must read so book-talk must be allowed on a writing blog. Working as a speech and language therapist, I'm interested in language and communication in general so that sneaks in too - but again that is related. My other passion is travel so I can't help giving that a mention every now and again. I figure so long as I'm writing about travel then it's OK for a writing blog. So really that means writers can write about anything at all and it will count as perfectly relevant for a writing blog.
Whether this makes me versatile, disorganized or just incredibly well-rounded, I'm not sure. Now seven random facts...
1) I have been to Timbuktu.
2) I have three great-nephews - but am trying not to emulate my own great-aunt who smelled of peppermints and had whiskers.
3) I have danced on the stage of the Shaw Theatre in London (odd, considering that I can't dance).
4) I drink coffee but not tea.
5) The possession that I have had the longest is a small wooden cow that my sister brought back from Switzerland when I was four.
7) I have secretly cast most of the characters for the film for my unpublished book.
Here is a list of writerly blogs that I enjoy who I have nominated:
Wendy's Writing Now, but I know that Wendy has already been nominated.
Tina K Burton
The Elephant in the Writing Room
The Literary Pig
Helen Yendall's Writing blog
Dan's Adventures in Fiction
Living the Write Dream (ah, but Samantha has also been nominated already)
Get On With It
My Kind of London
And two from Greenacre Writers - whose work I have had the privilege to read and even critique!
The first from Helen whose blog focuses on OCD, with a lot of interesting and informative insights, The Reluctant Perfectionist. Helen has also written a novel with this theme at its core - and which I hope will soon to be published.
And last but not least, the blog from fellow Greenacre Writers founder Rosie Canning who writes about writing but also about campaigns to assist care leavers. Rosie has written extensively on this subject both in her fiction and various articles.