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Sunshine Blogger Award

 I’ve gone from receiving zero awards to like multiple awards on WordPress in a matter of months. Thank you to my good friend Nenad from Dronstadblog for transferring this award  to me. I appreciate the kindness and courage friend.  Check out his site> https://dronstadblog.wordpress.com/

 

The rules for this award are listed below.

 

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Write a post thanking   the person who nominated you and provide a link back to their blogging sites-Check.

Answer the question asked to you by the person who nominated you.

  •  Nominate 11 new bloggers and ask them 11 new questions.

  •  Notify them about the same by comments on their blog.

  • Make new questions

  •  List the rules and display the sunshine blogger award logo on your site or in your post

Questions

What book are you reading?

I finished reading Kim Chance’s Keeper and started reading from Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchmen today.

What is your favourite drink?

Do you mean alcoholic or any beverage? I’ll say my favorite drink at the moment is lemonade.

What place would you like to visit?

One location I’d enjoy visiting would be Dublin, Ireland. Ireland is a beautiful country. I’ve always dream of going there someday and it’s pretty cool how my ancestors most likely founded the city of Dublin.

If a rocket leaves Earth in 550 km/h and you have 5 apples, what color are your underwear?

What? I’m a writer not a mathematician.

Sun or the Moon?

The sun. I was born, raised and live in Florida ya know.

What genre do you like reading and why?

I’ll read about any good book, but I prefer either YA, fantasy, or historical books.

What are your favourite names for boys and girls and why?

For boys I like Jaden, Michael,  Maurice, Charlie and for girls I like Madison, Brooke, Ashley plus a few others I can’t seem to remember this moment. I like the sound certain names such as these roll off the tongue.  Madison most likely would had been my name if I were female, so it’s special.

What have you learned from blogging?

People desire to share their life. It’s like sharing a bit of a diary with friends. You get to connect with people all around the world who share similar interest. It’s pretty neat.

You got a gun in your hands, what do you do with it?

I’m not properly trained, so hopefully I’m not in a life or death situation here. I don’t own a gun nor really care to own one or not, but I don’t blame weapons for deaths of innocence. Somebody has to press the trigger which is an action aka a choice.

You get to talk with a celebrity, what is the first question you ask them?

It’s a matter of the celebrity. I have a deadly crush on Lucy Hale, so if I had to ask her a question I’d ask her if she’d marry me. A bit aggressive I know.

How do you deal with people you don’t like?

This is a tricky question. You should treat others kindly although you don’t want them to walk all over you. I think the best thing to do is outsmart them.  Nothing hurts a hater more than tough love.

 

Now on to my questions!

  1. How did you become a Writer?

     2. What was your favorite book as a child?

 

      3. What book or books have you read lately?

    4. Who is your favorite authors and why?

   5. Are you a published author or is writing a hobby?

   6. What is your favorite genre to write?

  7.  Which books that are not films nor TV series do you think should become movies or films?

 

  8. What was the worst book you ever read?

 

  9. What was the scariest book you ever read?

 

10.  Do you prefer male or female protagonist?

 

11. What advice would you give to someone who desires to write stories?

 

That’s all folks. Thanks again to Nenad for selecting me for another award. I have many followers, so it’s a bit of a challenge to select certain followers over others, so if you’re a writer and follow my blog I  select you kind people for this award! I’m excited to see your comments. Write on guys!

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The Mystery Blogger Award

First off, thank you so much BookWormMuse for selecting my blog for this award! I’m thankful I found your account. I know you’re a beginner, but your writing is already fantastic and I enjoy reading your posts. Thanks again for choosing me. Only the best bloggers deserve an award like this.  I’m grateful you enjoy my posts and are eager to learn.  You have the right attitude and aren’t afraid to be criticized, because our faults can only make us stronger. Lets get into this award post shall we?

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Rules:

Put the logo/award image into post-Check!

Lists the rules- Check!

The Mystery Blogger Award goes to awesome bloggers with creative posts. Their post inspire others and are the best of the best you can read.  The original creator of this epic blog is Okoto Enigma.

 

Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their  blog- Done!

https://bookwormmuse.wordpress.com/

Mention the creator of the award and also share their link-

https://www.okotoenigmasblog.com/

Tell your readers three facts about yourself-

  1. I’m a Ravenclaw. I’m a creative person who enjoys helping others achieve their goals. Hashtag teamwork!

  2.  I have two dogs. One is a Greyhound mix and the other is a Jack Russell Terrier mix. They’re in their elder years,  yet still have a ton of energy and pretend they’re puppies. They taught me loyalty and are the craziest, but coolest dogs ever.

  3.  I’m left handed, yet I use both  of my hands to do certain tasks. Like I eat with my left hand, but drink from my right hand.

Notify your nominees by commenting on their blogs-Sure!

Must nominate ten to twenty people( I bend the rule a little)

Congratulations. You’ve been volunteered as tributes!

@Melissa Gibbs96

@WannabemovieCritic

@rkgoldauthor

@CourtneyLivingston

@MillySchmidt

@JamesCudneyIV

@JessicaMarie493

@Twinreads

@Dronstadblog

@Ichosethepen

@hikatiescarlett

@ellarybe

@allenstephanie27

@laschomer

@marieslibrary

@wfry

@authorsarahfischer

@abooknerd13

@thedaddyblitz

@lafayetteangel

@mudanstars

and obviously I must pick my cuz> @Tourmaline

 

Ask your nominee’s any five questions of your choice. One question must be weird or  funny.

Share a link to your best post( I’ll share this one)

https://wordpress.com/posts/mattdwells1994.wordpress.com

  1. Why did you start your blog?

    I wanted to start a blog, so I asked my Twitter followers which websites were best for writing and was told about WordPress.

  2. What’s the one thing in your life that you wish you could change?

    Nothing! I don’t want to change anything. I’ve seen enough movies to see what happens when you go changing destiny.

  3. What are your pet-peeves? Internet trolls. I can’t stand em.

  4. If you were given the chance to get that one thing you had always wanted and the chance to travel the world, which would you choose and why?

    There isn’t really anything I want that badly, but I’d love to travel the world, so if I got the chance to travel to Europe I’d like that very much. I live in a very rural, small town. It be awesome to go someplace new with tons of history and stories to be told.

  5. What is the one goal you didn’t mind not achieving?

    When I was little  I wanted to play in the NFL or NBA, but I’m a rather short person, so that goal was quickly destroyed. The good part is I can write about my favorite sports and not have to deal with any major injuries athlete’s get. I already have a rare disorder to deal with.

Alright here are my five questions to those nominated.

1. What is your favorite hobby?

2.If you could travel to anywhere in the world where would you go?

3.Do you have any favorite childhood memories?

4. What is your favorite book all time?

5. Do you believe in luck or destiny?

 

Thanks again for selecting me! Keep writing guys and always have fun creating new content for your blog or blogs!

The Quill Commander Award by Dronstad

This week I received not one, yet TWO AWARDS! Two of my fellow blogger writing friends chose me for these awards. Thank you to both Nenad of Dronstadblogs and BookWormMuse. Today I will share Nenad’s award first, because he’s been a good writing buddy of mine for a while now and asked me first, yet I will get to BookWormMuse’s award as soon as possible aka eventually 🙂

Anyways I’ve been selected for the Quill Commander’s Award. The motive behind this award is to celebrate  patriotism plus  unite bloggers world wide. Nenad also create this epic logo.  The rules are stated below.

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1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link of their blog

https://dronstadblog.wordpress.com/
2. List the rules of the award

If you hadn’t read them up top show pride in your country and connect with other writing bloggers who share details about their nationality.

3. Post a photo of your National flag and anthem

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The Star Spangled Banner. https://youtu.be/vPKp29Luryc

4. Leave a favorite quote

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5. Nominate a few loyal bloggers

I nominate BookWormMuse,  James C Cudney IV, JessicaMarie493, TwinReads, Tiffthebooknerd, hikatieScarlett, AKissAtMidnight, abooknerd13, and WallyFry.  Thanks again to Nenad for the award. Keep up the good work soldier!

 

 

 

The Real Neat Blog

I was recently nominated by Dronstadblog for this reward.  Thank you for choosing me. I haven’t earned many awards on this site in a while, so it’s nice to be back in the winners circle. You’ve been  sincere and honest with me about writing and I’m grateful for the suggestions and guidance.  The rules for  the Real Neat Blog Award are posted below.

 

 

Here are the rules for the “Real Neat Blog Award
1. Put the award logo on your blog.
2. Thank the people who nominated you, linking to their blogs.
3. Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you.
4. Nominate any number of bloggers you like, linking to their blogs.
5. Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog, etc).
6. Ask your nominees 7 questions.

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Here are my questions 🙂

 

1: How did you become a writer?

2. What are some difficulties you’ve had to overcome to improve your writing?

3. Which authors or individuals in your life have encourage you to pursue writing?

4. Are you a published author or write as a hobby?

5. Are you a plotter, pantster or plantser?

  1. What got you to writing? The ending of Harry Potter. I couldn’t live in a world where it was over. There had to be more, so I did my best to create a future for the characters within their magical world.
  2. Who is your favorite author and genre? My favorite author is JK Rowling. She’s the best. She inspired an entire generation to read and write.  My favorite genre is fantasy. Fantasy novels can go in so many directions. It’s wide open to creativity.
  3. What is the main reason as to why you started the blog? I was at a low point in my life. My friends were soon, leaving for college and I had no idea what sort of career I wanted. I created this blog to sort of let loose my frustration, have something to do beside watch TV, and join a community of bloggers who would share their world and thoughts with me. WordPress brought many amazing people into my life and helped me to figure out what joy writing brings me. Merci, my friends.
  4. What motivates you to write? It’s a sad answer, yet I don’t really know. I think about a lot of different things each day. Some days I grow courage to share my thoughts online and see what other people think. I also get ideas for stories, whether I’ll publish them or not, and spend countless number of hours crafting these ideas like growing a small seed in a garden into a large, majestic tree. You can write about whatever you like which is magical really.
  5. What’s the meaning of writing to you? This seems like a dramatic question, but I’ll answer it the best I can. To me, writing is inspiring. There are so many stories to be read and each of them has a message worth reading. I hope my blogs and stories  someday  inspire  the reader in a positive way. Our words do matter if only to benefit society. Stories like Uncle Tom’s Cabin or To Kill a Mockingbird still dazzle its readers today.
  6. List your goals of writing 1. Plan out of my thoughts. 2 Get them on paper 3. create. 4. edit. 5 complete. 6 publish, make a boat load of cash and inspire millions. Sounds simple enough.

  7. What would you say to beginners in writing? Writing isn’t easy. Some may suggest to you that it is, but it really isn’t. Writing is difficult. What you want to write might not be what you’re actually trying to write. Some may hate what you write when you were truly trying to inspire. Forget the hate and doubt. It happens to all of us. What’s most important is to stay driven, ask  billions of questions,  get your thoughts down on paper or on google docs and continue to write until you can’t write no more.

I nominate any writer who reads this to take part in this award. Thank you for reading!

 

Liebster Award!

I checked my notifications today and noticed I was nominated for the Liebster Award! I was nominated by https://srishtibirla.wordpress.com/. Thank you so much. I’m thankful to be bringing joy to those who read my blogs. I appreciate all of the love and hope to make many more blogs for years to come. Here are my answers to Srishti questions!

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1. What is your favorite genre of music?

My favorite genre of music is rock. There are so many different types of rock music. I prefer folk or Christian rock the most. My favorite rock band is Skillet. I first heard of Skillet while watching a football game a few years back. When I found out they were a Christian rock band I began listening to them more and more. They praise God through rock and roll. Most people think every church has a choir and Christians listen to the old school stuff. Some Christians are against bands like Skillet, because they believe they are not praising God the correct way. If the music praises God than the style of music should not matter.

2. If given the opportunity where would you like to travel?

There are many places I’d like to travel too. My top three travel destinations are London England, Sydney Australia, and of course New York City. London is on the top of my list. Growing up,  I watched British shows like Mr.Bean and of course Harry Potter. I’ve studied the UK quite a bit and speak some of their slang from time to time. I’ve grown up in such a small town. My desire to travel grows and grows lol.

3. What is your favorite quote and why?

I can accept failure, but I can’t accept not trying-Michael Jordan. It’s a short, but great quote. Most think, failing is when you don’t win. The only way someone can truly fail at something is if they do not try at all.

4.Who/What inspired you to start your blog?No one really. I just like, writing and hope to make a career out of it.

5. What is your favorite Novel? That would be the Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I actually wrote a blog on this story a few months ago> https://mattdwells1994.wordpress.com/2015/01/30/the-book-thief/ I like fictional war stories.  I like how the narrator of the story is actually death. Most people ask why did the Germans go along with the NAZI’s? I think many probably were against the NAZI party,  but they never stood up against it, because they were scared for their own lives and family. You cannot defeat evil by, hiding.

6. Which author inspired you the most?

JK Rowling. I’ve always liked to read books, but my passion for writing began from, reading Harry Potter. The story of Harry Potter is just awesome. Harry gives up his own life to save his friends. Love conquers all. The life story of JK Rowling is interesting as well. She went from unknown to one of Britain’s most famous writers. Never give up on your dreams.

7.What are your hobbies?

Reading, writing, playing video games, watching and commentating on sports, swimming and playing with my dogs.

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8.What is a personality trait that best describes you? I

would have to say loyalty. I’m a loyal person to the people who truly care about me. I was betrayed by a close friend when I was young. It really hurt me to trust people. Today I have really great friends. I’ll do anything for them except murder, steal etc. I am good at keeping secrets.

9. What songs do you tap your feet to? Back in Black by  AC.DC, Counting Stars by One Republic. Those are few songs that do that lol.
10.If you were stranded on an island and could only take one gadget with you, what would it be?
My lap top. I could still type on it.
11. Name a personality trait that your best friend must have.
She definitely has Kindness. She’s always there for me no matter what. She reminds me to keep my chin up when things aren’t going well. You can also check out her awesome blogs over here>http://jennifernicholewells.com/