Friday, July 9, 2010

The Creative Writer Blogger Award (for Liars Only)

Before I get to the award, I'd like to mention that Rebecca Thompson at Sonshine Thoughts is giving away many of the gently read advance review copies she brought back from Book Expo America (BEA) in several separate giveaway packages. Her rules aren't too tough, and the books are worth the trouble. The tales are for young folks and teens, so you might be extra interested if you have kids or grandkids. To find out more, check out Rebecca's post BEA Bonanza Giveaway Day 4. There you will find the links to the rest of the information.


Many thanks to Blogger extraordinaire Holly Jahangiri at It's All a Matter of Perspective who has presented me with the infamous "Creative Writer" Blogger Award, formerly known as Lesa's Bald-Faced Liar Award. While "Creative Writer" may sound a lot better, we know what this award is all about. It's about telling really good tall tales and getting away with it.

Holly claims I look trustworthy, at least judging by my photo, but she'd be very cautious if we were to end up at the same poker table someday. Wise woman, that Holly.

This is one of those wicked blogger awards that comes with rules. These be the rules, mates:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award and link to them.
2. Add the award to your blog.
3. Tell six outrageous lies about yourself and one truth. (Another variant: Tell six truths and one outrageous lie. YOU get to guess which variant I chose – and which statements are true, as well as which are lies.)
4. Nominate six creative liars–I mean writers–and post links to them.
5. Let your nominees know that they have been nominated.

Here are 6 "things" about me (from my high school years, just for fun). I've written 5 truths and 1 lie . . . or 5 lies and 1 truth. Tell me what you think. I'll give you the answer tomorrow.

Truth or fiction?

1. I played violin with the school orchestra. Senior year I was first violin.

2. When I was a senior, I performed in my first (and last) play -- as Penny in "You Can't Take It With You." I was a victim of terrible stage fright. Although I remembered all of my lines, I couldn't recall one second of the performances after they were over (both nights).

3. My senior year of high school I was President of Student Council and Vice-President of the Senior Class.

4. I only skipped one class in four years of high school--a physical education class--and I got caught.

5. My husband and I were friends in high school, although we did not date. We became reacquainted about the time of our 25th class reunion.

6. I graduated in the bottom half of my class.

Now I get to pass the, award...on to six more victims...uh, creative writers. I choose the following bloggers because they're creative and they have a great sense of humor (I hope):

Elspeth Antonelli at It's a Mystery
Talli Roland
Cat Woods at Words from the Woods
Hart Johnson at Confessions of a Watery Tart
Cruella Collett at The Giraffability of Digressions
Arlee Bird at tossing it out

Now it's in your hands. You've read my list. Did I tell one lie? Or did I tell five lies? What do you think?


Anonymous said...

Patricia - Oh, how fun! And congratulations on your award : ). Hmmm... This is hard! OK....I think #s 4 and 5 are true. Perhaps #1, too. The rest??? I don't know.....


Congrats on the award? Loved the humour it was recieved and hope it will be recieved by the ones you have passed it on.


Mason Canyon said...

Congratulations on the award. I'd say the last one is the lie.

Thoughts in Progress

Rebecca T. said...

Thanks for the shout out! Extra points :)

Also, don't have a clue which of these are truths ... or lies... I'll wait for the reveal!

day 5 is up, too :)

Ann Best said...

I'm with Mason. I think the last one is a lie.

Hart Johnson said...

Patricia, thank you so much for calling me a liar! (seriously--I love this award!)

I am going to give a wild guess... while #6 doesn't SEEM right, it also seems too obvious, so I am going to guess #3.

Elspeth Futcher said...

Thanks selecting me to be one of the bloggers you are passing this award along to, Patricia! As for my guess...hmm....I'll guess #3 is true.

Ann said...

Congrats on the award. All sound true to me but the last one. I can not credit that you graduated last in your class. That is just to far fetched for me to believe! Have a wonderful weekend.

The Yard Bard said...

My brain just exploded. I'm leaning toward "number four is true", but can't decide about the others. :)

Patricia Stoltey said...

Keep up the good work...I'm not even going to offer clues because I'm enjoying this too much.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

Jemi Fraser said...

Hm.... these are good.

I think I'll say most are truths and #6 is a lie.

Cruella Collett said...

Ooo, tricky... I'm going to say that as a mystery writer you would be sure to disguise the truth, so although it sounds fairly plausible, I think the most elaborate one is the lie. Number two is not correct while the rest are?

And thank you so much for this award! I'm looking forward to conducting a network of lies (or truths) myself!

Helen Ginger said...

You are a very good liar because it was hard to choose. But...I think the last one is a lie.

Straight From Hel

Anonymous said...


I think 2 is a lie. You're too comfortable at all your conferences and classes to have walked off the stage with amnesia. At least that's my guess. I can't speak for the others though.

Thanks for the mention.

Unknown said...

I think you wrote 5 truths and I think the last one is a lie. Congrats on the award and I will check out the links.


Arlee Bird said...

Thanks for the award and I can't believe you graduated in the bottom half of your class--no way!

Tossing It Out

N A Sharpe said...

So much fun! First, congrats on the award. What a great game - I think 6 is the obvious blatant lie...but you are a mystery writer and used to tossing those red herrings. Must be a story behind it though because it sure doesn't feel credible. I'll have to tune it tomorow to read the end this mystery!

Nancy, from Realms of Thought…

Ella said... are tricky! I will say 5 truths; 1 lie and #6 is the lie!