So, I have to provide seven facts about myself and then pass on the baton to seven others. Here we go. To make it more interesting, one of these seven facts is a complete lie. Can you tell which?
- As a spelling and grammar fascist, I'm an active member of the Apostrophe Liberation League. We don balaclavas and roam the streets looking for inappropriately-used punctuation marks on signs and notices. Not just apostrophes, you understand. Commas, colons, anything. I know, I know, we really should change the society's name.
- My surname (Kewin) is the Manx equivalent of "Johnson", which happens to be my wife's surname.
- I've been a vegetarian for 25 years. I once tried to explain to a waiter in France why I didn't want ham in my food, and he asked me whether it would be OK if they just chopped the meat up really small.
- I think Star Trek is better than Star Wars. I mean, it just is.
- I love roller-coasters. The faster/taller/loopier the better.
- I get really quite cross about the fact that we in the UK have an unelected head of state. It's embarassingly feudal...
- I can't decide if The Beatles or The Smiths are the greatest band ever in the history of the world ever.
And here are the seven inspring bloggers I'd like to pass the award on to. There were so many others I could have chosen...
- In Medias Res - the blog of Milo James Fowler, Speculative Fictioneer and fellow W1S1 dude.
- Deborah Walker - Deborah is basically a speculative fiction writing machine so far as I can tell.
- Musings of a Penniless Writer - Donna Hosie is such a prolific and talented writer/blogger. Seriously, go read her Hobbit Screenplay Reveal. As I believe one says, LOL.
- The Shellshank Redemption - I love Madeline Mora-Summonte's Motivational Monday posts. Tons of other useful and interesting stuff here, too.
- Thomas Taylor - Thomas is a damn fine writer AND illustrator. Which is just not fair to those of us trying to be good at just one of those things...
- Write1Sub1 - actually a collection of bloggers of course, but meh. An invaluable spur to regular short-fiction writing.
- the long and the short of it. Sue is an inspiration, and I quite like the idea of creating a blog award loop to see what happens. Hopefully the blogosphere won't implode...