1) Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to their blog. Which you should do anyway, really.
2) Include seven random tidbits about you in your blog post.
3) Link to 15 other blogs.
4) Let those 15 other bloggers know that you've awarded them. So you can keep the chain going, you know?
Okay, so here are seven completely random things about me you didn't know, and probably never wanted to, either:
1) I switch favorite songs all the time, but I always love 80's music. Currently, my favorite song is "People Are Strange" by The Doors.
2) I'm somewhat addicted to the show "Angry Beavers". It aired when I was little, in the 90's, but thanks to Netflix, I have instant access. (When, you know, my Internet is working.)
3) I'm insanely jealous that I didn't come up with the X-Men. Especially "X-Men: The Animated Series" -- again, a 90's cartoon. (I'm able to watch this one with the help of YouTube. Bless you, people who make videos of old cartoons that don't air anymore and post them.)
4) I'm going into the eleventh grade. (Thank goodness for summer.)
5) My favorite poet is definitely Edgar Allan Poe. My favorite poem? "Alone," by said favorite poet.
6) I'm incredibly clumsy. (Scarily clumsy, I guess I should say.)
7) For my birthday in April, I got a Sheltie puppy. I named him Dax -- which means he gets called Daxter, Daximus, and for some reason, Daxy -- and he's also incredibly clumsy. We make quite a pair.
Okay. With that out of the way, I can link to some helpful blogs out there. You might already know some of them, but that's okay. In no particular order --
- Go Teen Writers
- Adventures in Agentland
- Carolina Valdez Miller
- Laura Pauling
- Laura Lascarso
- Melissa Writes Fiction
- LA Starkey Blog
- Writers' Ally
- Elana Johnson
- Writing by Heart
- In the Dreamstate
- Big Glass Cases
- Literary Rambles (enter Elana Johnson's book giveaway while you're there, right?)
- Amie Kaufman (she explained on her blog she'll be gone for the month, but there's still a ton of other stuff to read, which she highlighted)
- Getting Past the Gatekeeper