The things one keeps around...
Vesper of A Chick with a Quill tagged me for one of those eternal memes regarding Seven Random Things.
Thank you, Vesper.
1. T'other day while rooting in my office closet, my favourite forensic bag -- acquired if I remember as one of those goodies from a police conference -- slid off the top shelf.
Still in it were my collection of items: camera, gloves, maglite, magnifier, tape measure, swiss army knife, some 6" rulers, clipboard, and other stuff.
Don't get excited. My last case involved graffiti.
2. Hmmm. My mind goes on stand-by and then blanks.
So, instead of listing six more items of dubious interest, let me be sneaky and turn the thing around.
Ask me random questions in comments about anything about me that piques your curiousity. (Heh, heh. I can see your minds going blank too.)
Naturally, I reserve the right to evade, mis-direct, or exercise a judicious selection of the facts.
Jon of Writing in a Vacuum , in a moment of abberation, also succumbed to meme mendacity and nailed me for a Roar for Powerful Words, circulated by the Shameless Lions Writng Circle regarding necessary strengths in writers and writings.
Thank you, Jon.
I can add only one thing to his list - which included nicely done elucidations of nerve, doggedness and imagination -- conviction: a passionate belief in human values and ethics, a quality related to what Donald Maass has described as personal and public stakes.
A writer and his/her characters should have strong and deeply personal beliefs in what is true and right.
Delighted To Report:
Raine won first place in Jason's Clarity of Night short fiction contest, and Szelsofa was awarded an honourable mention, from a field of absolutely stellar entries.
In a random act of kindness and generosity, Ello re-posted her review of Weirdly and Stone Child at The Book Book.
And it appears that Weirdly in now available at Amazon.ca as well: http://www.amazon.ca/Weirdly-Collection-Stranges-Tales-Adams/dp/1934069779/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1195522498&sr=8-1