The day has come to embarrass, I mean, cheer on Alex J. Cavanaugh, one of the most giving bloggers around. This blogfest is being put on by Mark Koopmans, Morgan Shamy, Stephen Tremp, and David Powers King, and runs December 10-12.
We're supposed to answer a handful of questions. The first of which is "What does Alex look like?" You see, he's an enigma. No one knows what he looks like. For me, ever since I watched his CassaFire book trailer he's sort of come to resemble his character in my head.
For some reason I picture him with lighter hair, though. And a friendlier face.
"Who would play him in a documentary?" I'm always sort of bad at this unless it's a fictional character. The image in my head and the personality conflict, but I'm going to go with Tom Hanks, because he's the nice everyman.
"Who does Alex remind you of?" Alex. He is his own person. I can't say he reminds me of anyone.
"Write Flash Fiction using these words: Cavanaugh, Ninja, IWSG, Cosbolt, Guitar."
Dream to Reality
Cavanaugh studied the Cosbolt in awe, taking in the sheen off its surface, the wicked curves. He'd thought this day would never come, considering Cosbolts began as figments of the ninja's imagination, but his books had drawn the attention of a secret government group, the IWSG (Intergalactic Warfare in Space Group), who had been studying his books, fleshing out the details to the finest points. What no one previously realized was that he had laid out the blueprints for a battalion designed to take world warfare to new heights. Until then, he picked up his guitar, settling in.
Before I close this post out, I received two awards from two different bloggers and have been remiss in thanking them here. I'd like to do that now.
Sonnia, of Brownbugz, was sweet enough to give me the Beautiful Blogger Award.
Randy Lindsay, who is kicking butt and taking names in getting short stories published, gave me the Addictive Blogger Award.
Part of receiving the blog is that I briefly talk about why I blog and how I got started. I got started because I kept hearing writers needed to have a blog to get anywhere, because they needed to establish the "P" word (Platform, blech). I set it up, but had absolutely no idea what to do with it, so it languished.
Then the A-to-Z Challenge came along, and I decided to jump in and try it. I had so much fun, met so many people, and I haven't looked back since. Yeah, you can establish a blog for platform, but it's not going to do you any good unless you really care about your blog and the people you're reaching out to. Platform became far less important to me, and my blog and all of you who visit me, and those I visit, mean far more than I knew could happen when I started. Thus, the entire blogosphere is addictive, and you're all welcome to the award. I just can't narrow it down to a handful of people as being the reason I stick around.
What blogs do you guys find awesome or addictive? Why do you blog? How do you see Alex J. Cavanaugh? Are you part of the real IWSG (Insecure Writer's Support Group)?
May you find your Muse.