Moment is as Moment Does




I have been nominated for the Best Moment Award by melissajanda on her wonderful blog; The Buzz on Writing. You can visit the post and view an amazing video that she created in honor of receiving the award. Her video is an inspiration to all of us who toil in the loneliest of places. She celebrates the thanks that we all feel to have each other in which to turn when the lonely writer’s life begins to take a toll. Visit and be inspired:

Here is what the award is all about

The Rules:

Winners re-post this completely with their acceptance speech. This could be written or video recorded. Winners have the privilege of awarding the next awardees! The re-post should include a NEW set of people/blogs worthy of the award with notification sent to them of the great news. Display the award’s badge on your blog/website. The nominee can use any resources.  Here are a few:

Resources: What makes a good acceptance speech?

  • Gratitude. Thank the people who helped you along the way.
  • Humor. Keep us entertained and smiling.
  • Inspiration. Make your story touch our lives.

Get an idea from the great acceptance speeches compiled in

My acceptance speech:

The humorous part

Ahem…Before I begin my acceptance I would like to thank Melissa Janda for her gracious nomination. Without her singling me out of countless bloggers I would have remained in abject obscurity until our almighty maker calls me home and I, at last, lay down my laptop… Oh and lay down my iPhone as well. There are other things I would lay down but now is not the time to digress.(my lawn mower for example)

Now that she has singled me out and I am deluged with hundreds of phone calls and offers from major publishers I can only humbly thank her. I know it would be nice to send money but as I say I can only humbly thank her as it is a rule that the Best Moment Award winner gets to keep all the spoils. I also want to thank the little people who have been so helpful along the way. You know who you are out there so I won’t bring any notoriety to your efforts and you can comfortably remain in obscurity until you are called home. So to all of you I say congratulations you finally were successful in pushing me to the pineapple of my success. You should feel very satisfied that your efforts have paid off.

The real part

This award was given by a person who began her writing career thinking that she would work alone and that no one would read or appreciate her work. She soon found that the world of writers are there to support and encourage each other to aspire to the dream of publishing words that others enjoy reading. I too felt the same as Melissa. I thought I would write a book all alone and dream the impossible dream of being published. I started a blog with the idea that maybe I could interact with a few writers to see if they shared the same dream. Not only did I find that writers share the same dream, but like Melissa I found out real writers are interested in helping each other reach the goal. Knowing others will be there to share your triumphs and pain has to be The Best Moment. Thanks again Melissa and here are a very few of the many who care enough to share.






The Ranting Papizilla

Sarah Cradit

Andra Watkins




  1. Congratulations, so very well deserved my friend!! 🙂 🙂


    1. Thanks 🙂


  2. Congratulations! Great job!


  3. Thanks so much for the inclusion and congratulations to you!


    1. And to you. 🙂


  4. Congrats on the award! Loved the speech.


    1. Thank you 🙂


  5. Thank you for the kind words. I loved your speech. Very well done!


    1. Thanks. I loved your video. very well done


  6. Congratulations, John!! The speech ROCKED! 🙂


    1. Thank you so much 🙂


  7. Marisa · ·

    Thanks so much! And congrats to you as well!!!


    1. Thank you so much. I enjoy your posts


  8. […] for the Best Moment Award, and shared with us an amazing acceptance speech, you gotta check it out here! – He also shared Elmore Leonard’s ten rules of writing, out of which I found some very […]


    1. Thanks. 🙂


  9. Congrats …. and you’re hired to be my speech writer. 😉


    1. Please run for President 🙂


      1. But I’m unelectable.


      2. Party system is almost dead


  10. […] John Howell at Fiction Favorites anointed me with a Best Moment Award. Ever since, I have been wondering which moment?? John, you have to tell me. I love to make people have good moments, and I’m glad I’ve given you a few. Thank you for including me in your list. Readers, you can check out John’s straight-from-Texas blog by clicking here. […]


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