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May 4th, 2010

"Creative Writer" Blogger Award!

by Madeleine Rex

Sarah Enni, who, by the way, writes a fabulous blog at (A Pilgrimage to Publication), has just given me the “Creative Writer” Blogger Award. I was so pleased to see this new development, and I’m just as eager to pass the award on!

First, however, I must tell six lies about myself, and hidden amidst these lies must be one truth. It’s your job to guess which one is the honest gem. Here goes…

1) I’ve met Stephenie Meyer.

2) I’m allergic nuts.

3) I had a pet canary, but he died when I was eight.

4) My middle name starts with a T, making my name Madeleine T. Rex.

5) In sixth grade, I got an F in Language Arts.

6) I hate mushrooms. Hate, hate, hate them.

7) I think that computer games are a total waste of time.

Let’s see just how intuitive you guys are!

I’m passing this award onto two other fantastic and creative writers whose blogs I’m head-over-heels in love with. I highly recommend stopping by.

Erin at Bookish in A Box

Regan at

Thanks to those two for entertaining and teaching me (and being amazing people)!

I should also mention that Sarah is having a pretty awesome giveaway at her blog. If you’d like to enter, click.

Since this post is primarily about blogs, I thought I’d ask you guys if there’s anything you’d like to see here, at Wordbird. I’ve felt recently that I was in dire need of some opinions. What is my blog missing? What do you enjoy and would like to see more of? Let me know because I’m always open to suggestions!

February 27th, 2010

Honest Scrap Award!

by Madeleine Rex

Yea! Awards!

Regan, who writes one of my favorite blogs (and, yes, she’s one of my favorite people, darling Regan), has so graciously given me the Honest Scrap Award. Here are the instructions that have been passed along (all the people I’m handing this award to should follow them as well):

Share ten honest things about yourself and pass this lovely gift on to ten other Honest, Upstanding and ‘Scraptastic’ bloggers.”

Onward! (My award posts are terribly choppy reading-wise. I apologize.)

“Ten Honest Things About Myself”:

1 ) I willingly help with laundry at other peoples’ houses, but I absolutely detest the job at mine.

2 ) I have a tendency to take things way too seriously/over-think them. My teachers have been mentioning this at every Parent/Teacher/Student Conference since first grade.

3 ) I go nuts if my bed isn’t made – meaning my entire room has to be clean or I’ll end up in a padded cell.

4 ) I procrastinate. I received this award two weeks ago.

5 ) I am not simply a book snob, but a movie snob. Blu-ray all the way. Hi-def everything. We have a projector and ridiculously large movie screen in our bonus room. I inherited this trait from my father (whom I love).

6 ) I say “I love you” way too much. You’re about to say that this is impossible, but it’s not. I can say “I love you” three times in twenty seconds, and have. My parents laugh at me sometimes.

7 ) I feel guilty/like I’ve disappointed constantly. I’m always feeling guilty.

8 ) I cry really easily.

9 ) I laughed and screamed “Awesome!” at a particularly graphic beheading in the TV-edited version of “Sleepy Hollow” – and I laugh at a lot of the gory stuff. Don’t think I’m a freak, please. I’m not. Promise!

10 ) Before I die, I want to write a book that will keep on living.

Whew! That took a while. Now for other “scraptastic” people!










And, naturally, I can’t find ten. I’m still on the look-out for writing buddies (and two of the people listed are book blogging pals). Most of the people above I know from Twitter, but I linked their blogs because those are amazing, too!

Thanks again to Regan!

My next blog post will either be a book review or on inspiration, so readers and writers, check back soon!

P.S. Winners: I have no idea what “scraptastic” means, and the people I’ve talked to don’t know, either. Interpret for yourselves.