I came across a more concise version as told by author Stephen King: "Fiction is a lie, and good fiction is the truth inside the lie."
Over the past few weeks, I've been trying to get back into a pattern of writing and find my writing mode again.
been awarded the "bold faced liar….er….creative writing blogger award" as shown here (thanks Phoenix).
As with many/most blog awards out there, this one comes with rules.
First, you get to play a little game I'll call "Spot the Lie" in which I list 6 facts about me. Then you get to hop into the comments and try to guess which is the lie. I'll wait for a handful of guesses and then (if I'm feeling generous) I might reveal the lie.
Second, I get to pass this award on to 6 other bloggers out there.
I'm not sure which is going to be harder (coming up with truths/lie or narrowing down the award list…there are so many good creative bloggers out there).
Without further ado, here we go.
Spot the Lie
- I was terrified of roller coasters and refused to ride them until I was literally dragged onto one in my mid-teens, after which I became a huge lover of thrill rides.
- In 5th grade I went to the state capitol and interviewed our Governor to get his views on Education for part of a school project.
- As a Junior in High School I had a bit part in a Star Trek clip as a young Klingon Captain engaged in a battle with a crew led by Captain James T. Kirk (as played by William Shatner)
- I worked at Microsoft for 5 years in game development on a number of sport titles for PC and later for the launch of the Xbox Game System.
- On a trip to Disneyland in 1985, I was chosen as one of 30 kids to march in the daily parade celebrating Disneyland's 30th Anniversary.
- When my wife and I were dating, I delivered flowers, balloons and a card to her on our first Valentine's Day together and then drove 300 miles to go to a college dance with another girl.
And the Winners Are (in no particular order)
- JM Diaz at An Ulterior Motive
- Logan at Rememorandom
- Shannon at Ramblings of a Wannabe Scribe
- Brii at Adjectives on a Typewriter
- The Writer at The Writer's Notebook
- Trulee (and the rest of the gang if they want) at Takra
I look forward to seeing what truths/lies you all come up with. (Oh, and to the many other blogs who I follow...you are truly nominated in spirit...This really was a hard list to narrow down and I'm sure if I did the list again, those who filter to the top may be different...I enjoy reading all of you *grin*)