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Liebster Award – I’ve Been Nominated!!


The first time I was nominated for the Liebster Award was June last year by Dare To Dream, Live To Write. She said some really nice things about my blog and since then my blog has taken on a different identity, attracted more readers and inspired many people so thank you to KatWilson04 for nominating me for the Libester Award 2015.

Here are KatWilson04‘s questions and my answers:

  1. What cartoon character would you be and why? I would say I’m Tinkerbell from Peter Pan. I’ve been called Tinkerbell quite a few times by different friends growing up. I’m small, fiesty and can be ill-tempered. Tinkerbell has two sides to her personality, she can be jealous and firey but also kind and loving. Minus the blonde hair, I’ve been told by a lot of people that I remind them of Tinkerbell.
  2. One item of clothing you couldn’t live without? Oooh, that’s a hard one. Probably my favourite pair of jeans that I wear most of the time. Although I really love my fashion scarves. I have quite a collection now and wear them with different outfits, my favourite is a pink butterfly one that I have just bought. It’s not the piece of clothing I couldn’t live without per say, but it is my favourite thing to wear right now.
  3. What made you start blogging? We were told in our first year at university on my Creative Writing course that we had to create one for class, so that we could review the books that we were reading but since then AnotherBeautifulRhyme has become so much more than that. It’s a place of expression, inspiration and motivation. I want to inspire people with words, talk about my journey as a writer and talk about my love for yoga and my journey to happiness. I’m really proud of how my blog has turned into something positive and I love seeing how many people like my posts, it makes my day.
  4. What’s the best question you’ve ever been asked and why and what was your response? The best question I’ve ever been asked is if you could live in another era, which one would it be? I love questions like that because I’ve always wondered what it would be like to live in the 50’s, I’m fascinated by that era and although being a woman in that time period was extremely hard, I really love the idea of living in that time, I love the style of music, the fashion and the simplicity of life. I sometimes think I was born at the wrong time.
  5. If you could be part of a band/music group, who would you choose and why? I would be Taylor Swift’s back up singer definitely. I’ve always been a huge fan of hers, I found a video of her playing on YouTube before she was even famous and before she even released her first CD. I’ve been a fan ever since and I feel a connection with her even though we have never met. If she lived next door to me and she wasn’t a famous singer, we would probably be best friends because we are very similar. I would be her back up singer because I feel like I have always been there for her as a fan, so it would be cool to be on stage with her every night and watch her shine.
  6. What’s your favourite recipe, and where did you get it from? I’m not really a cook and it isn’t my recipe but my mother in law makes the best Spaghetti Bolognese. She’s shown me how to make it a few times and I just love it!
  7. If you could move to live in another place or country, where would it be and why? That’s a hard question! I’m one of those people. I’m in love with countries I have never visited and in love with people I have never met. I can’t wait to travel the world, explore new cultures, meet new people and experience new things. I like the idea of Italy, Rome to be exact. There is a romantic notion associated with it and I believe that it would be a great place to live and it would be a great place for a writer to be inspired on a daily basis.
  8. What one thing would you change about the world permanently and why? I would change the way we treat each other, the way the world is divided. Without money, religion, race or class, the world would be a completely different place, a nicer place. I would get rid of these divisions somehow. I have never understood the way the world works and I often dream of a better way things could be.
  9. Favourite animal? I love animals, I have a Guinea Pig called Theo and I adore him, I love dogs, orangutans, elephants, tigers, bears and meerkats. I prefer animals to humans sometimes.
  10. Favourite perfume/fragrance? I love Taylor by Taylor Swift, it smells sweet yet sophisticated at the same time, I love it!
  11. If you could give one tip or one bit of advice to a person, what would it be? I give a lot of advice to other people but rarely follow it myself and I really should. My one bit of advice would simply be this, be happy. Find a way to be happy with your life. We all have problems, challenges to face and things we are waiting for but if you learn to be content with the way your life is right now you will be much happier. Don’t forget to appreciate and love the people around you and most importantly, love yourself.Thank you for the questions KatWilson04! 

    Here are eleven random facts about me.1. My eyes change colour, sometimes they are green and sometimes they are blue and sometimes they are both green and blue (magic!).

    2. I prefer the inbetween seasons, Spring and Autumn. Winter is too cold and Summer is too hot. I love Spring because of the pink blossom on the trees and I love daffodils. Autumn is a beautiful season because of the orange and red leaves falling to the ground.

    3. I started writing poetry at the age of five, yes really, I found one of my old poems and I was five, nearly six when I wrote it. I’ve always loved poetry and always been obsessed with rhyme, hence my blog title.

    4. I love pugs! I’ve always wanted a dog growing up and I really want a pug and hopefully, when me and my boyfriend get our own house in the future, we can have a pug or maybe even two!

    5.  I am the world’s biggest procrastinator. I want to write, I let ideas float around in my mind for weeks before I actually write them down. I start the day with hopes of writing my novel ideas down and writing poetry but I always end up watching Pretty Little Liars or searching for new music on YouTube.

    6. I always want to learn something new, I taught myself how to play the guitar and keyboard and I have recently reached level one in British Sign Language and I really love it. I’m not sure what the next thing will be, maybe I will learn Spanish or learn how to draw.

    7. My favourite colour is Green.

    8. I love old music, anything from the sixties, seventies, eighties or nineties. I prefer it to modern music.

    9. I wear glasses, I can’t see anything clearly without them.

    10. I started doing yoga over a year ago and it has changed my life. I practice Hatha Yoga and also love to meditate.

    11. I play acoustic guitar, keyboard and sing.

I nominate…

AHeartAFire
SendSunshine
LifeIsGolden
JennyInNeverland
InsaneOwl
LemonsAreSweet
CatLumb
SheWritesOfLife
LittleOnionWrites
BookBooster
TheBookKitten

Here are your questions:

1. What’s your favourite season of the year and why?
2. Where do you see yourself in ten years time?
3. What’s the meaning behind your blog name?
4. What’s your favourite thing about life?
5. If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be and why?
6. Which three novels would you recommend to your friends?
7. What is your biggest dream?
8. What is your biggest fear?
9. What’s your favourite thing about yourself?
10. If you could be any person for one day, who would you be and why?
11. Why do you love to blog?

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Second Liebster Award

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I was nominated by Dare to Dream, Live to Write and she said that she loves reading my writing updates and poetry which is really nice. Thank you Jessica!! I love reading your updates and your writing too!! 🙂

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10 questions to answer

  1. What is your favourite part of writing?
    My favourite part of writing is the way that it captures my attention. When I know that I am getting somewhere with an idea and my mind is lost in the character’s world, I feel infinite, almost like reality cannot catch up with me when I am in that place.
  2. What is your ultimate end goal with your writing?
    I want to publish a novel. I am currently writing my first novel titled The Diary of Sylvie James which is about a teenage girl who is diagnosed with cancer. She lets us into her world by telling us her journey through diary entries. I am at 16,000 words so far and hopefully in the next eighteen months I can finish it and send it off to publishers.
  3. If you can describe yourself in one word what would it be? Creative. I love to be creative. I write, I sing, I love music and I play the guitar and piano. I also love to read and I am slightly obsessed with buying new books when I have plenty to read.
  4. What five books do you have on your nearest bookshelf?
    I will list the last five books I bought from Waterstones which are: Trouble by Non Pratt, How We Met by Katy Regan, Ten Things I’ve Learnt About Love by Sarah Butler, Dear Thing by Julie Cohen and The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon.
  5. If you could go back in time to meet a famous writer who is now dead, who would it be?
    I would love to meet William Wordsworth because I love his poetry but it would also be cool to meet Shakespeare.
  6. How would you handle if someone you wouldn’t be able to write any more?
    I don’t think I would be able to cope at all. Writing is a therapy for me. I have been writing since the age of five, poems at first and slowly but surely I started to write stories. I would be lost without the outlet to write in any form.
  7. If you met your future self, what would you hope they would be like?
    I hope that my future self is happy and successful. I hope she realises that it is the little things in life that matter and I hope she doesn’t get too caught up in trying to get published and enjoys writing like I do now.
  8. What is your work in progress right now?
    The Diary of Sylvie James, my YA novel.
    I am currently writing a few short stories and I hope to build a collection and I am always writing poetry.
  9. What do you listen to when you are writing? Or do you sit in silence?
    Sometimes I like to sit in silence but if I do want background noise I listen to instrumental piano or guitar music. I tend to only listen to music with words if I am just reading through chapters or making small edits because otherwise it distracts me.
  10. What is your ideal writing spot?
    I can write pretty much anywhere but I like to be comfortable so I sit on the sofa in the living room with my laptop on my laptop tray and just write. I really wish I had a desk sometimes but I know that sitting on a desk chair for hours and hours would not be great for me.

    Tag You’re it:

    Writing Madness – http://www.bethanyhatheway.wordpress.com
    I really enjoy Beth’s blog and I particularly like reading her original fiction.

    Insane Owl – http://www.Insaneowl.com
    I love Fiza’s blog, it is very professional and is always updated with original work and blogs about writing.Live to Write, Write to Live – http://www.nhwn.wordpress.com
    I love this website. It’s very informative and has many of tips and advice on anything writing related.

    Poetree Creations – http://www.poetreecreations.org
    A brilliant blog about poetry, I was fortunate enough to have one of my poems on my blog reblogged by this blog too.