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Awards Season: Forwarding the Good Cheer

Writing is about being alone, but it is also about community.
Other than the wonderful gang of writers in the city I live in, I also love the super-friendly, supportive bunch I interact with in Bloggiland.
Some of them, D.P. King at Cosmic Laire and Madeline at Capricious Existence to be precise, have given Amlokiblogs the Stylish Blogger Award. Thanks guys 🙂
The rules of this Award are:
1. Thank and link back to the person who award
ed you this award.
2. Share 7 things about yourself.
3. Award 7 recently discovered great bloggers.
4. Contact these bloggers and tell them about the award.
And the award goes to:

J.L. Campbell at The Character Depot

T. C. Mckee at T.C. Mckee
Elaine AM Smith at Wordsmithing
Rachna Chabaria at Rachna’s Scriptorium
Shallee McArthur at Life, the Universe and Writing
Janna T at Janna T Write’s Blog
Donea Lee at Queen of Procrastination
All you people rock, and I’m going to hop across and leave you a comment about the award.
Now comes the difficult part, sharing 7 things about myself:
I’m a crazy reader, I read till I drop, and I get cranky if kept away from books.
I’m not friends with the television.
I’m a gypsy at heart, I want to travel all the time.
I hate dishwashing and laundry, love cooking.
I love gardening, but don’t have a garden, only a few plants.
I like silence while writing.
I refresh my blog every once in a while to check if I got comments. (hint!!)
Phew, that was hard!
I need to relax. It is Saramago to the rescue, and a few laughs.
Happy writing, folks!
Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her literary crime thriller series, the Blue Mumbai, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency. Both The Blue Bar and The Blue Monsoon were published in 2023.

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  • I understand the cranky if I'm kept away from books: no matter how late it is I won't sleep unless I've read – at least a little of – something. 😉

    thank you for this award. I posted mine a few days ago. Cheers 🙂

  • Donea Lee says:

    Ah, thank you for the award! You're too sweet ~ 🙂 Love your list of 7 – as I identify with quite a few. If I was independently wealthy, ALL I would do is travel! (oh, wait. And write, of course) And I love to cook as long as I've got someone else there to clean up my mess. Cleaning, schmleaning… :p Thanks, again!

  • Damyanti says:

    @Janna T, you're welcome, and I love your blog. Thanks for the comment!

    @Madeline, I'm completely un-musical, lol

    @MPax, we could exchange chores if we did not live on opposite sides of the world 🙂

    @Lynda, thanks! Am so happy to have a chore soul-mate! Wait..did I say that right?

    @J.L, you're welcome!

    @T C Mckee, You're welcome, and look forward to your posts!

  • T C Mckee says:

    Yay! Thanks for the award! I so appreciate it.

  • Thanks for the award, Damyanti! Much appreciated.

    I like writing in silence too…except when I have CSI, NCIS or Law & Order going in the background. lol

  • Lynda Young says:

    Congrats on your award. I hate dishwashing and laundry and love cooking too! 🙂

  • M Pax says:

    Congrats on the award. Dishwashing and laundry are probably the only chores I don't mind much.

  • Madeline says:

    Interesting to learn about you! I love to travel too, but I never get very far away from home…And you don't listen to any music when you write? Complete silence? Heh heh, I always listen to music. 😀

  • JannaTWrites says:

    I enjoyed finding out seven things about you. I chuckled at the comments hint. I catch on fast and am happy to give you a comment to read!

    I've got to tell you, I was shocked to see my blog in the list – thank you so much. That was so sweet 🙂