Fear in Writing: From Mundane to Monday

Today in Literary History

Today in Literary History...December 14, 1907: Rudyard Kipling receives the Nobel prize for literature, the first English-language writer to do so.ud

Monday, December 14, 2009

From Mundane to Monday

Another Monday, another blog...What should I write? Should it be about prose or characters? Plot or outlining? Blogging or my life off-line? Will anyone really read this?

Then, like an Angel from Writers' Heaven, Elizabeth Spann Craig blogs into my life with Awards Day. And she bestows upon me not just any ol' award, but rather one she created herself and felt called upon to give to her "community."

I say it this way not to brag, but because I do feel so honored.
Those who know Elizabeth, or who have read her blog or books, know she is highly organized, motivated and motivational. She is ever-encouraging to new bloggers and new writers, and always first to jump onto your Twitter page or your Following box just to give you a boost.

So SouthernCityMysteries wears the Blogging Writer Award proudly. And I hope I can sit beside her at a book signing someday.

Thank you, Elizabeth.

Today Elizabeth has a wonderfully helpful post for writers at A Good Blog is Hard To Find.
And so you have some more (hopefully) new blogs to check out (trying to fill your time), check Elizabeth's post for her "community" list.


  1. Congratulations and yes, I follow Elizabeth's awesome blog!

  2. Well, Diane, I believe that's how I found YOUR awesome blog!

  3. I love Elizabeth's blog! She's so helpful and informative.

    Congrats on the award :) It's well deserved.

  4. Congrats, Michele. Elizabeth is great for the blogging community. I found your blog through her. Wonder how many connections she has helped with? Too many to count I'm sure.

  5. Don't blog awards make deciding what to blog about easier? I love that. Congrats! :)

  6. You are so sweet! Thanks for the nice words and the plug for my blog and blog post today.

    Mystery Writing is Murder

  7. It would be interesting to see how many connections were made through Elizabeth...Like a Dating Service for Bloggers, but not in a cheesy way!

    And yes, Simon, I did take the easy way out today! : P


  8. We need to come up for an award for Elizabeth! Like "Blog Bonder" or "Networking Maven" but better than what my pea-sized brain can think up right now.

  9. Great idea, Lorel! Let's think on it...

  10. Congrats on your award! I'm going to check out that link right now!

  11. Congrats on your award! Thanks for stopping by.