A Beacon of Light…

It would appear that blog awards are like buses; none for a while, then two turn up at once. I’m almost certain there’s a sale on awards at the moment, either that or they’re putting something in the water, but I digress…

I want to thank Kate Loveton over at Odyssey of a Novice Writer (why didn’t I think of that name? It’s so much more sophisticated than Writer in Training) who has taken leave of her sensestaken pity on me…kindly nominated me for The Lighthouse Award.



Huh…sorry, I was just reading the subtitle on the award. It’s slightly ironic that a dark/urban fantasy writer’s blog can be described as one that “brings light to a dark world” but who am I to judge.

In all seriousness, I’m grateful that Kate thought of this blog over so many other deserving ones. Her comments on here have been insightful, always adding to the topic under discussion, and her own blog is very much deserving of this award.

Okay, fun’s over. Now, it’s administration time. For the nominees, the criteria for accepting the award are:

  • Display the Award Certificate on your blog.
  • Write a post and link back to the blogger that nominated you.
  • Inform your nominees of their award nominations.
  • Share three ways that you like to help others.
  • Nominate as many bloggers as you like.

I’m going to start with the nominations (mostly because it’s the easier of the two):

  1. Bethanie Hardie
  2. H. M. Brooks
  3. The Playground
  4. Thain in Vain
  5. Echoes of the Pen
  6. Tropical Affair
  7. Oldest Daughter & Red Headed Sister
  8. A Writer’s Life for Me
  9. India Destinations

And now for the hard part, the three ways I try and help others:

  1. I post weekly writing tips in an attempt to help fellow writers navigate the murky waters of our chosen profession.
  2. I am keen to prompt any writer/blogger I feel isn’t getting the attention they deserve. There are a lot of amazing writers out there who grow disheartened by low blog traffic and I don’t think that’s right.
  3. Recently, I’ve started to review works by self-published or lesser-known authors and I’m considering making it a permanent feature. This is, in part, a continuation of the above point but I think it helps (and I get to read a good book).

Well, as the pig would say, that’s all folks! A huge thank you to Kate Loveton for the nomination (be sure to check out her blog) and, as always, to all of you for your continued support.

13 thoughts on “A Beacon of Light…

  1. Love Kate!

    Wow, Chris, thank you! You truly have a heart for writing. I love that you want to give back to other writers. Your posts are helpful! Keep them coming. Be afraid that I may have loads of questions for you at some point. I am a rebel of a writer and mess up frequently. I will always take your suggestions.

    You made my day! Thank you 🙂


  2. Interesting facts, but mostly I enjoy your take on awards. And this reminds me I have one I have to address. Anyway, congratulations. You have brought light to a dark world, according to the award, and that’s always something to celebrate.

    Silvia @

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