Very Inspiring Blogger Award

By: William G. Muir

I have been sitting on this one for a while now, it is time that I finally got around to posting it.

I have been nominated for a Very Inspiring Award by Julie from JccKeit blog. I want to thank Julie for the award, it nice to know that some finds inspiration in what it is I am doing here. I promise to keep turning out the same quality post that has attracted the attention of all my wonderful followers.

 

 

The Rules for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award:

1. Display Award Logo on Blog

2. Link back to the person who gave you the award

3. State 7 Things About Yourself

4. Nominate 15 Other Bloggers for this Award and Link Back to Them

5. Notify those bloggers you have nominated.

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Will’s Eye View Tidbit

A week or so ago I submitted a twisted version of the classic fairy tale, Goldilocks and the Three Bears to the writing context over at the Worldpen blog. Today I found out from my friend Julie that the two of us tied for first place. I just want to congratulate Julie and thank her for letting me know about the contest.

If you wish, here is Julie’s version of The Princess and the Pea.

 

Along with my version of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

31 Day Challenge: Days 22, 23 and 24

By: William G. Muir

This is beginning to sound like an old  broken record. I think that has something to do with most of these topics being repetitive. Whoever compiled this list must have been hurting for ideas.

Favorite childhood book.

I didn’t really have one favorite book as a kid, I had a favorite series, Encyclopedia Brown. I am not a big fan of mystery books, I usually have a pretty good idea who done it part way through the book. Which make for a rather anticlimactic finish. But when I was a kid I didn’t really try and figure out the cases. But then again the Encyclopedia Brown books were not that long to begin with and they were made up of several short mysteries. So there was really very little time to form an opinion on who was guilty. Although it usually turned out to be Bugs Meany.

For those of you not familiar the series follows boy detective Leroy Brown as he not only helps his father, the chief of police, solve cases at the dinner table, but he also has his own detective agency that he runs out of the garage. He charges .25 cents a day plus expenses, no case too small.

Leroy’s nickname, Encyclopedia, comes from the fact that he is extremely intelligent. It is said that when he thinks it sounds like the pages of a book turning.

For a kid that wasn’t all that into reading, the Encyclopedia Brown books were great. They were extremely thin, containing several short stories. This meant you could read through a story, even the whole book in one sitting, which really lends to a sense of accomplishment.

The best thing to happen this year:

I feel like I have been talking about this one constantly lately. The best thing to happen to me this year is that I, along with my writing partner Michala, have a finished manuscript. But not only that but I have been getting more into my writing. Not only do I feel like I have grown as an artist, I have also become more comfortable sharing my writing with others. There was a time when I only shared my work with a small select group of people. Even when they would compliment me on my writing and tell me how they looked forward to reading more of my work, I just couldn’t bring myself to show it to a broader audience. But with all you following and liking my work, it gives me the confidence to continue.

The only thing I wish is that I got more feedback on my post.

Dream Job

Being a writer is my dream job, yet it is only part of that dream job. I don’t know exactly what I would call the job, so I am going to describe it. I want to write cheesy low budget horror indie movie scripts. I have seen enough of these b grade movies that I am pretty sure I could write one as well. At least I want yo give it a shot. Another thing I would like to do is write an episode of Doctor Who. That is my favorite show and what an honor it would be to write for. I would also like to get a job as a writer for a wrestling promotion. I would like to write a play for off Broadway theater. I also have a few ideas for television shows as well.

Doctor Who Tidbits: Matt Smith Leaving

By: William G. Muir

This is going to my first post addressing Matt Smith leaving Doctor Who. I have waited this long to say something because honestly all I would have had to say is how much I have enjoyed watching Matt as the Doctor and that I am going to miss him. Matt has done a great job of making the role his own. Which I believe was a difficult task for him since so many David Tennant fanboys/fangirls were willing to write him off before his first episode had aired. 

There is one thing I have been wondering about, when did Matt Smith decide he was leaving the show? Had he planned on this being his last season before the it began? Did Steven Moffat know this would be Matt Smith’s final season before he started working on it? 

I would have to think that Matt Smith did know he was leaving before this season began and that he told Steven Moffat about it. I just wonder if the departure of Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill had anything to do with his decision? They had all come into the show at the same time and from behind the scene stuff and public appearance they looked like they were really close friends. With them gone did he feel like the job was just not the same? 

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Goldilocks And The Three Bears

By William G. Muir

So my friend Julie is always sending me links to writing contest that she has come across. I have to say this is the most unusual one she has sent me to date. The rules were pretty simple. Find a classic fairy tale, change it around and make sure it is no longer than 500 words. I wasn’t sure if I would do this one. I liked the idea, I just didn’t know if I could pull it off. It is not that I didn’t think I could mess with a fairy tale. I have done that on more than one occasion.

It was the 500 word limit that bothered me. My writing partner Michala will tell you, I don’t know how to write anything short. Of course she says that in jest. But I do have a problem limiting myself when I am writing. But I gave it a shot anyways and managed to come in under 500 words.

I hope you enjoy my take on….

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