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Creative Carnival – March 2009

March 14, 2009


Welcome to the March 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 some green beer, kick off your shoes and sit a spell, there’s lots of interesting reading just a click away.



Madeleine Begun Kane presents Facebook Face Off? posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

Gabriel Gadfly presents Cadence posted at, saying, “A spoken word poem, presented in text and streaming audio.”

Justine presents Currently posted at the whale swallowed Jonah, saying, “i guess it’s poetry”

Fred Omorogbe presents Bated Breath: A Poet’s Poetic Sojourn posted at Motivational People Soul Search Poetry With Money Making Reviews and Tips, saying, “Part of a series of true-life poetic expression of the retrospective inner ramblings within a poet’s mind during his sojourn through the institution called “first love”.”

Suzanne Casamento presents Suzanne Casamento: Question of the Day #39 posted at Suzanne Casamento.

Dark Angel presents Not Your World posted at The Twilight Garden.


Aetius Romulous presents Everyone’s a Winner, on Biggest Loser… posted at ScreamBucket.

Greg Laden presents Greg Laden’s Blog : Music and Me: The Early Years posted at Greg Laden’s Blog.

QiQi presents True Gruesome Stories posted at Celebrating Me, saying, “Hilariously, gruesome real-life stories of. Rare “delicacies” to ponder upon. Hope you enjoy it!”

jenafer presents Voyuerism and Facebook posted at Cage Free Monkeys.

Eric Michael Johnson presents The Nature of Partisan Politics-Part I posted at The Primate Diaries, saying, “Yuval Levin justifies partisan bickering based on false assumptions about human nature.”

Hopeful Spirit presents Affirmation of Faith posted at On the Horizon, saying, “A true story about a signed received . . . of faith, belief, and hope.”

Rani presents Have you ever been a “single parent” for a while? posted at Rayray’s writing.


JennH presents The New Year’s Eve Party posted at Mixed, saying, “A fictional short story about a woman who rings in the New Year in a manner she could not have foreseen.”

Hning presents Yumma posted at Hning, saying, “Older Arab women are the epitomes of secrets. When blessed with clarity of mind in the autumn of their lives, they stand as priceless sources of wisdom. When not, it’s their incoherence that frustrates us in trying to break. Their secrets are kept within them, even though we know ever part of their lives. Hope you enjoy reading it.”

Small Talk presents Small Talk posted at Small Talk, saying, “A series of fictional shorts”

Seth Manapio presents scorched earth posted at Whiskey Before Breakfast… the Blog, saying, “More stories of magical thinking, mild insanity, drug use, and depression from the morbid ’90s.”

Karen presents Unpredictable Destiny posted at Write From Karen, saying, “This was inspired a Chicken Soup story. My goal is to write several short stories using the Chicken Soup testimonies as my springboard.”


DebbieDragon presents Freelance Writers Starting Out Without a Portfolio posted at Freelance Sprout.

Destroy Debt presents Laid off? Make Lemonade posted at Debbie’s Debt Advice.

Roma Hudson presents Baby Crochet Patterns Give Me 5 Minutes posted at Easy Crochet Info, saying, “There is a large selection of crochet baby patterns available online that you can choose from, whether gifts for christening, a birthday present, or just something useful for your new born. With all the different designs and colors you will never be out of choices. Here are some of the patterns that I found online. Sign up for the E Course because I intend to add some crochet patterns to send you in the near future.”

Erika Collin presents The Art of Travel Writing: 100 Tips, Tools, and Resources to Get Paid and Published posted at Graduate Degree Blog.

Tisha Tolar presents Getting Bored With Yourself? posted at Empowering Mom.

Anthony Cowin presents Taking a bullet for the future of the monarchy? posted at The Previous Boy, saying, “Why do people still confuse historical fiction with historical documentary and is cinematic propaganda still writing the history of our times?”

steven germain presents One Page At A Time… posted at Rough Fractals, saying, “The act of writing, independent of the content, is a positive thing…”

Chris Edgar presents Inner Productivity, Part III: Listening To Ourselves posted at Purpose Power Coaching, saying, “Our usual reaction to the distracting thoughts and sensations that come up while we’re working is to either fight them—shame ourselves for experiencing them—or flee from them—procrastinate or turn to some other task. I suggest that, instead of treating those thoughts and feelings as enemies, we try seeing them as messages from our inner guru—the part of us that guides us toward truth, love and abundance in our lives—and look for the wisdom they offer us.”

Patrick Crawley presents Midseason Rookie Report Card | Basketball Fiend posted at Basketball Fiend.

Byteful Travel presents Adler Planetarium: Cutting-Edge meets Classic posted at Byteful Blog, saying, “It is basically a crime to visit Chicago without spending some time in Chicago’s Museum Campus, the home of the world famous Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, the oldest planetarium still in existence today. Beyond being the only museum in the world with two full-size planetarium theaters and being the oldest planetarium still existing today, the Adler Planetarium has continued to adapt to the changing times and remains an excellent place to explore the wonders of the galaxy around us — the perfect balance between classic and cutting-edge.”

Kathryn presents What People Think When You Type in All Caps posted at Kathryn Vercillo on HubPages, saying, “Prose piece on people’s online judgments.”

Shawn Bryan presents Aesop’s (Dumbest) Fables posted at The Shark Tank, saying, “Aesop gave us some timeless classics. He also gave us these.”

Burak Bilgin presents A Simple Exercise for Writers: Twitter posted at Distiller’s Corner, saying, “How can a website that allows you to write updates of only 140 characters help you, if you are aiming for writing full length books and articles?”


This concludes the March 2009 edition of the Creative Carnival. THANK YOU for submitting your links! If you would like to see your work showcased in the April 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 April 11th for the next Creative Carnival.

One Comment
  1. March 14, 2009 9:59 am

    What a diverse carnival! Thanks for including an article from in your nonfiction section. I hope people enjoy reading about the wonders of the Adler Planetarium. 🙂

    Keep up the great work!

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