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Creative Carnival – January 2009

January 10, 2009

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Welcome to the January 2009 Creative Carnival edition!

What is this? It’s a chance to compile some great articles around the blog-o-sphere showcasing all sorts of writing. If you need to know more, or would like to submit an article for the next Creative Carnival, read this.

So, without further ado, grab a cup of hot chocolate, snuggle under your comfy blanket and sit a spell, there’s lots of interesting reading just a click away.

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Poetry

Rani presents Write a poem about two opposing views of winter. posted at Rayray’s writing, saying, “Please enjoy the writing prompt and the poem that follows.”

makingthishome presents Making This Home » Blog Archive » Wearing Winter Clothes – A Children’s Poem posted at Making This Home, saying, “Thanks for hosting everyone’s work!”

Fred Omorogbe presents Attraction posted at Motivational People Soul Search Poetry With Money Making Reviews and Tips.

Redd Horrocks-Maier presents January 1st posted at Each Day a Poem.


Essays

TherapyDoc presents The Bus posted at Everyone Needs Therapy.

Trisha Wagner presents Are You Waiting For Your Ship to Come in? posted at Empowering Mom.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents It Is Hereby Resolved (New Year?s Resolution Humor) posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

AdmirableIndia.com presents Trip to Kanyakumari: Chapter 7: Suchindram posted at AdmirableIndia.com.

Anne Whitaker presents Not the Astrology Column posted at Writing from the twelfth house, saying, “The purpose of this essay is to introduce open-minded readers to the real astrology which lies behind the light entertainment which popular Sun Sign astrology provides.”

alvos presents Are some dogs dudes? posted at dayamn.com.

Xquisitlife presents Who Am I? posted at The best is yet to come!, saying, “This blog discusses how to have success when finding out who you are and going after your dreams with passion!”

ben presents Knowledge Is Powerless Unless You Know Its Power posted at Head Wide Open.

Katy Evans-Bush presents the pot of geraniums: or, how Baroque Mansions received a sixties teak sideboard « Baroque in Hackney posted at Baroque in Hackney, saying, “I’m not really sure what to call this piece! It’s just a a sort of bagatelle…”

Vanessa Wolf presents A word to the Somali pirates posted at Wide Awake in Wonderland.

Justin Duval presents www.DarkGrin.com – Cops SAGA posted at The Dark Grin, saying, “A story with cops.. how could it not be good and funny!?”

Maddog presents Two Gifts From My Grandfather posted at Maddog Tales, saying, “The first tale of my new blog to document my life and publish a memoir. Today you will meet me maternal Grandfather.”

Fred Omorogbe presents The Retro Journey Begins: A Poet’s Poetic Sojourn posted at Motivational People Soul Search Poetry With Money Making Reviews and Tips, saying, “A poetic journey into the mind, life and times of an everyday poet.”

Karen presents Santa Still Comes to Our House posted at Write From Karen saying, “Well, he does.”


Fiction

Raghu presents The day the internet slept posted at Inside Life, saying, “Some groundbreaking insight, mind-blowing wit, and a fair share of light-hearted humor on the quirks of men and their creations.”

Bobbi Rightmyer presents Aunt Butter’s Resolution posted at My Muse and Me, saying, “This short piece of fiction was inspired by a Fiction Friday prompt. Take a favorite character you have created. Pick a New Year’s Resolution that they truly intended to keep. Now, why did they break it within 24 hours? This is what I came up with. The character of Aunt Butter is an ongoing one – I dreamed her up in a writing worksop last fall.”

Steve Shives presents Steve Likes to Curse – Santa Ties One On posted at Steve Likes to Curse, saying, “Santa, who contrary to popular belief does not visit every house on Earth in one night, but rather has to make three different trips between Dec. 24 and Jan 7, stops in at Barney’s bar for a few drinks, having finally completed his rounds for another year.”

Tina presents Breaking the Rhythm posted at wordplay, saying, “Just a little follow up piece I wrote with my NaNo 2008 characters and some events in real life.”


Nonfiction

Erika Collin presents 50 Useful Google Apps for Writers posted at Learn-gasm.

Relax presents Something must go in before we can pull something out posted at The Wise Curve, saying, “You first build your knowledge base by learning constantly (input). And you use the power of knowledge by applying it (output). There must be a balance between input and output.”

Athlyn Green presents What’s Your Writing Process? posted at Write and Earn a Living, saying, “How letting go may help you to actually write more.”

Joe Manausa presents What is a RSS Subscription? posted at Tallahassee Real Estate Blog, saying, “Have you ever noticed that anytime you read a blog, there is a Subscription Button that encourages you to subscribe to it? Well, I have been questioned about this often enough to recognize that most readers do not understand how RSS works and why bloggers should continue to explain it in order to expand their subscribers list.”

Chris Edgar presents To Be Creative, Let Go Of Your Identity posted at Purpose Power Coaching, saying, “Many of us are driven by a need to “know who we are”—a desire for a clear understanding of our roles in the universe. It gives us a feeling of security to say and think things about ourselves like “I’m a lawyer,” “I’m a father,” “I’m an opera lover,” and so on. But when we become willing to dispense with our self-labels and stare into that abyss of uncertainty, we gain access to inspiration we may not normally feel in our writing and elsewhere.”

Rich Vosler presents It Takes A Lifetime To Master Time posted at Sales Training Tips.

Sean Reynolds presents Creativity! | Creativity posted at Creativity, saying, “Hi, welcome to creativity higher conciousness. Let me introduce myself. My name is Sean Reynolds and on this blog I will investigate opportunities for developing the creativity that is in each of us particularly that which is unique to us as individuals. We will embark on a journey that will take us somewhere that I am currently only darkly aware of. It has to do with bringing our unique gifts to this place and time.”

Harrison presents Starting a Killer Celebrity Blog: 50 Tips and Resources posted at CustomizedGirl Blog, saying, “This is a great resource for anyone who is looking to get into the very competitive field of Celebrity Blogging”

Joe Hayes presents Light Bulb Jokes posted at Post Name Light Bulb Jokes, saying, “Fairly entertaining, funny light bulb jokes for your viewing pleasure. Laugh alittle, it’s 2009!”

Raymond presents MonaVie Acai Berry Juice Scam posted at Money Blue Book.

Brian Jay Stanley presents Life at Sea is Spacious and Cramped posted at Aphorisms and Paradoxes.

john c erianne presents Are You Writing a Dictionary or a Short Story? posted at Diary of a Mad Editor.

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This concludes the January 2009 edition of the Creative Carnival. THANK YOU for submitting your links! If you would like to see your work showcased in the February 2009 edition, please submit your links here. (Please, one link per blog. If you submit more than one link per blog, I will only use the first link submitted.)

If you submitted your link and don’t see it here, that probably means I received it after the deadline.

Thanks for visiting the carnival participants and don’t forget to check back February 14th for the next Creative Carnival.

One Comment
  1. January 10, 2009 12:04 pm

    Wow – some great links to fill up my Saturday reading time – thanks!

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