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Retro Dee Receives: The Penable Award 2020!

Hello everyone, this is Retro Dee and I’m pleased and honored to announce that I’ve been nominated for The Penable Award!

Thank you so much, Alexandra at You Me and A Cup of Coffee for nominating me. I also truly appreciate the kind words about my blog.

The Rules for this award are as follows:

Rules for The Penable Award:

1. Tag your post with the #penableaward

2. Display the Penable award logo (above) on your post and follow Penable if you haven’t already

3. Thank the person that nominated you

4. Tell us what your writing talent is

5. Answer three questions that you have been asked

6. Nominate three inspiring people for this award

7. Let them know of their nomination

8. Give them three new questions to answer!

My Writing Talent

My writing talent is I’m weird, so I incorporate all these weird thoughts into my writing. My blog is like “The Rachel Maddow Show” since it takes the long way around to get to the point. This is probably not what most people would consider talent, but at least it makes me somewhat unique. I strive to entertain in my writing, even if the only one I end up entertaining is myself!

My Answers to the Questions asked by My Nominee

Question 1:

ALEX: Where do you draw the inspiration for writing?

RETRO DEE: I don’t know. I thought it was the 50’s. I thought it was fashion. I thought it was Buddy Holly. But it’s really not those things. I just like to write. When I feel excited about something and I want to express myself, I want to write. I want to share my excitement with others. Sometimes, I write for myself only, if I get an idea. I just need to feel like writing and the words somehow come together.

Question 2:

ALEX: Is there a book or story that you’ve read and thought to yourself: “I wish I could write like this”?

RETRO DEE: I wish I could do descriptive writing in a fictional format. An example of two authors who are great descriptive writers are Daphne du Maurier and J.R.R. Tolkien. It would be cool if I could write like they did. I’m okay at writing in the way that teaches the reader about a topic. I can write a decent short story about an experience I had. I can even write great dialog in play writing format. But I can’t write descriptive fiction. I don’t even know where to start.

Question 3:

ALEX: What is the best piece of advice you ever received?

RETRO DEE: That would probably have to be “Happiness is not something you pursue, it is constant” – which basically means that you have to find happiness in the here and now, every day, and not strive for it as an end goal. If you make it an end goal, you might never get there.

My Nominees

Pain In The Bud

The Vintage Traveler

Wibi Wonders Blog

The Questions for my Nominees

  1. Who is your favorite music artist or band and why?
  2. What is your most prized possession?
  3. Did you enjoy creative writing assignments in school?

That’s all, folks! Thanks once again to Alex at You Me and a Cup of Coffee, please check out her blog if you haven’t already!

— Retro Dee