Am liebsten

liebsterawardBlogging is an intriguing art. I do think it is an art, and of course one can practise it badly… Two dear friends, who do it magically, are Old Big Jim and Marny Copal, who have both been nominated for the Liebster Award, by Seumas Gallacher and John Dolan, respectively. Independently and at a few hours interval, Jim and Marny decided to nominate your servant, and I am deeply grateful to both of them.

Jim – a well travelled American of Scottish and Irish origin – is a pillar of strength, a talented and humorist writer and blogger, an asset to his friends and a great supporter of this community. Marny, who hails from Oregon, is a beautiful blogger and published writer who has a lot to share with learners like myself.

liebsteraward1In order to comply with the spirit of the Award, and since they are all interesting too, I will answer both Jim’s and Marny’s sets of eleven questions. But first, I have to talk about myself through eleven random “facts” – so I won’t, but, rather, talk about my “masterpiece” in waiting – LOL – the Page! Before I do I will look in amazement at the variety of badges the Liebster appear to have inspired: love you all!

11 “Facts” about the Page…

  1. It’s a long haul story, that now amounts to some 100K of chapters, unfinished stuff, notes, graffiti and pictures.
  2. It has its own site, where semi-finished products are beginning to appear (but still in editing mode).
  3. It’s being written on Scrivener, and there are already two drafts of it.
  4. I am not sure if it will ever get published, other than on that WordPress blog, and it does not worry me.
  5. The characters are, literally, writing the story, I just do the research and some editing.
  6. Since I started on this two years ago, the plot has evolved dramatically, as new influences biased the writing.
  7. Authors who inspire? In no particular order: Stephen King, Haruki Murakami, Alain Fournier, Junot Diaz, Paul Auster, Thomas Pynchon, Neal Stephenson… and there are many more, in English, French and German!
  8. Do I know the end of the story? Of course not yet, and maybe there isn’t one.
  9. What does She think about it, if She has read it? She has, read the first draft, and convinced me to start again (where we are now).
  10. How much of my awake time is spent on it? Variable, probably 50% of my actual writing time, the rest being evaporated on smaller work, flash fiction and blogging on other subjects.
  11. Why? Just enjoyment, and discovery!

Jim’s questions

¶ What scares you the most, and why?

Poverty in the world, sometimes I think we won’t make it, and just regress to barbarity and self-destruction… We are hanging in by a thread.

¶ What three possessions do you think you just can’t live without?

The love of my wife, the respect of my son, my friends.

¶ When signmakers go on strike, is anything written on their signs?

“Our fight is your fight”

¶ If you could be a character in any book you’ve ever read, who would you be and why?

Tengo in 1Q84: he discovers a new world, and his lifelong love finds him…

¶ If someone wrote a book about your life, what would be the title?

Erm… “Gorgeous’ s husband, a biography”

¶ Would you prefer to spend life in prison or be executed? Why?

Death or freedom

¶ What got you in the most trouble when you were younger?

Fighting (with both fists)

¶ If you could be a religious or spiritual leader, who would it be? Why?

Ho-Chi-Minh who moved mountains

¶ What or whom do you most miss from your childhood?

My first Mistress (as school’s mistress!)

¶ Grab the book nearest you. What is the first sentence of the third paragraph on page 12?

“Whether he first puts his right or left foot forward, this too has been predetermined for each play…”

¶ When did you last write a letter on paper and send it through the postal service?

Ten minutes ago, to my aunt who’s 95.

Marny’s questions

¶ When did you first realize you liked to write?

At primary school, wanting to please my mistress…

¶ Who is your favorite villain from a book or movie?

Doctor Mabuse

¶ Can you name one item from your bucket list?

Firecracker

¶ Do you have a muse? If so, what is it?

She’s no “what”, she’s a beautiful and talented She

¶ What book excited you the most when you were a kid?

“20,000 lieues sous les mers” (Jules Vernes)

¶ Do you write in a linear fashion, or do you jump around?

I am a hobbit writer: I hop around, and back again!

¶ Do you live with animals? If so, can you read their expressions?

I enjoy philosophical musing with my pet spider

¶ Do you have a personal motto?

No, but my wife does

¶ Are you dying to know the answer to any mysteries?

I already know: it’s in my books!

¶ If you could witness any event in history, what would it be?

The resurrection

¶ Do you like dolls? If so, why?

I fear them. This is why

Geeky questions/exercises my nominees may wish to answer/do/cry about (or edit?) ~ or not!

This is deliberately tongue in cheek ~ for a more serious approach please refer to some of my previous posts… 

  1. Please read this book and then write a post on your impression (or do a drawing)
  2. Read this article, and find a picture to summarise it
  3. Would you invite this man at your Xmas party?
  4. Which one of my post(s) – here on this blog – talk about the devil?
  5. Write two sentences about this picture
  6. Any truth in this, in your view?
  7. Are you inspired by this song?
  8. Do you agree with this?
  9. Can you find “The Page” on Facebook?
  10. Write a haiku inspired by this pic
  11. Who is the skipper of the boat named Arrakis?

Well, that was a bit of work! Now about my nominees… The above notwithstanding I do love those writers bloggers:

¶ Rob Young at http://robdyoung.com/writes/

¶ Beth Ann, marathon runner

¶ Michael, who seized the storm

¶ Mon Ami, poet and erotica writer

¶ Joseph, love and dominance

¶ Gemini, loveable

¶ MarìMar, kinkiness

Beth, on the Sacred Road

Mirabella, ineffable

Heaven, sweet lust

Vincent, poet

Moon

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  1. You are a popular guy! Thanks for answering both sets of questions. I also tend to hop around in my writing (but I’m very systematic when it comes to editing). The doll story creeped me out. (Or is it a story?)

    Best wishes,
    Marny

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