Saturday, January 26, 2008

Qualcosa di bello from Write Away was nice enough to give me a

Roar for Powerful Words Award.

Part of receiving this is that I must list three things I believe is necessary to make writing good and powerful.

Be fearless in your creating- Do not hold back because your mother, spouse, boss or best friend might read it and judge you. Write your truth. Delve your deepest emotions and infuse your work with the essence of them.

Be vicious with your editing- Each word should be on the page for a reason. It should help to paint your picture, to tell your story. I always say that each word should be put on trial for its life. Each word must carry the reader forward, never letting them lose their focus or way.

Keep working on it till you love it- The words should wash over you like a song, whether it is poetry or fiction. They should flow like a rushing river that transcends the every day world. If you can fall in love with your work, then it will be good and powerful for you, and maybe for the rest of the world too.

I must pass this award on to five bloggers whose work I admire:

Marie at Deep Thinker
Penelope from Cafe at the End of the Universe
JM from Fallen Words
Shakir at The Crimsonflaw Lived to Tell the Tale
Rax at Soul Phantasm


crimsonflaw said...

thank you my friend
i am deeply honoured

i am in a blizzard these days ... or maybe its a sandstorm ....

i have not been around and have fallen behind. perhaps someday i ll catch up with the carnivals and the caravans.

Marie said...

Thank you so much, Sara. I am honoured.

qualcosa di bello said...

my favorite part of this award is reading the very sage words of advice...the simile for words washing over one like a song is such a perfect expression of what good poetry feels like to the reader

The Mama Bear said...

Thank you for honoring me so, I can't tell you how much this one means.

S. Thomas Summers said...

great idea ladies. good luck with it!!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on receiving your award.



lissa said...

3 great advices - though I have a trendy to overly edit my writing but I do agree if you don't like your writing, other people probably won't either.

janetleigh said...

Congratulations on your award, Sara, you so richly deserve it! Your 3 points of advice are gems, as well.