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Creative Carnival – April 2009

April 11, 2009


Welcome to the April 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, crack open a chocolate egg or two, kick off your shoes and sit a spell, there’s lots of interesting reading just a click away.



Debbie Dragon presents Writing for Money Without Being Published posted at Empowering Mom.

GrrlScientist presents The Devil’s Teeth: A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America’s Great White Sharks posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “a review of the true outdoor adventure story by Susan Casey. This book is the personal chronicle of the author’s determination to learn about Great White Sharks — however, the author’s selfishness and immaturity ultimately destroyed two scientific careers and valuable research.”

William Womack presents Obstacles vs. Obstuckles posted at Conscious Growth, saying, “An article for helping you get through obstacles faster, with less stress, and with your life goals in mind.”

Nicholas Powiull presents How to Access the Other 90% of the Brains Potential posted at Conscious Flex, saying, “The mind is part of the brain was developed shortly after language was discovered (brain and mind are just concepts I am using, in order to simplify the context in this article). The mind has a four fold process to it:”

Jim DeSantis presents Have Fun Unleashing Your Latent Creativity posted at Unleashing Creativity at On Line Tribune, saying, “You have some great ideas. You toss them around in your mind. You tell friends about them. They go nowhere. Why? They go nowhere because of what your friends said or because you have the misconception that only a select few are able to unleash a steady flow of creative genius. And, you, of course, couldn’t be one of that select group. That is not true at all.”

Chris Edgar presents Is There Such A Thing As “Boring” Work? posted at Purpose Power Coaching, saying, “We tend to see certain tasks we do in our work as inherently unpleasant. Doing your business’s taxes, cleaning your desk and drafting invoices are examples of work people usually see as, at best, necessary evils. But are those tasks awful, or do we simply experience them as awful? And, if so, can we experience them differently? I think the answer is yes. Let’s talk about how.”

Relax presents Knowledge can become your enemy if you are not careful (The Curse of Knowledge) posted at The Wise Curve, saying, “Common sense tells us that knowledge brings power. But do you know that knowing too much might do you harm?”

Burak Bilgin presents Goals for Beginning Writers posted at Distiller’s Corner, saying, “Seven goals that will take beginning writers to the next level.”

Byteful Travel presents The Top 3 Exhibits at Chicago’s Field Museum posted at Byteful Blog, saying, “Rarely am I able to step into a place with such vast wealth of knowledge as the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, Illinois. The Field Museum is a world-class natural history museum enclosing over 1 million square feet with more than 20 million specimens, including Sue, the largest, most complete, and best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex fossil ever discovered. Today I’m going to highlight the top 3 exhibits you simply can’t miss, they will take you to another time and space. (High-resolution photos included.)”


Shiv Dravid presents The Rising of Phoenix: Status of Indian Women posted at The Viewspaper, saying, “The Rising of Phoenix: Status of Indian Women”

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Finally, An Up Side To Filing Tax Returns posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness, saying, “tax-related limerick, just in time for tax season.”


Aetius Romulous presents It’s Spring, and ‘Luke’ is in the Air… posted at ScreamBucket.

Jessica Nagel presents Jessica?s Letter to Lauren posted at Sustainable Halo.

Greg Laden presents The Lion, The Tent, and the Anthropologist posted at Greg Laden’s Blog.

Wayne Cross presents My First Scuba Diving Vacation posted at First Scuba Diving Vacation, saying, “Everybody who dives has to have a first diving experience. Mine was about twenty years ago of the Big Island of Hawaii with a group of my friends. None of us were certified. How could we be, since it was our first time? If we had been certified, at least we could have said we had previously dived to the bottom of some community pool back on the mainland.”

Walter J. Shumate presents Humor – Things That Go SNRRRK In The Night posted at, saying, “My wife says I snore. She must be lying, I’ve not heard a thing.”

Kaiton Berkley presents Things NOT to do in a home invasion posted at RockstarMama, saying, “Curious noises. An unhelpful husband. A cat. Stupidity. A near ass-kicking. An all-powerful Supermom and a suspected home invasion gone awry.”

Sidhusaaheb presents A bundle of contradictions posted at I, Me, Myself.

Jeannie Anderson presents No More Monkey Business posted at The Writer in Me – Teaching, Writing, Living.

Elisha Webster Emerson presents Everything is Everywhere: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Good Writing Advice posted at My Inconvenient Body, saying, “An essay celebrating the unlimited diverse avenues of obtaining writing wisdom and inspiration.”


Amanda Garcia presents Goodbye posted at Relateable Me, saying, “This is my favorite fictional story about a man who prefers to live in the delusion of others’ mistakes instead face his own failures.”

Kelly Tolman presents Calling of a God a Fantasy Short Story by Kelly D. Tolman posted at Darnuth Keep.

Anne Whitaker presents My Hero the Villain posted at Writing from the twelfth house, saying, “Here is “My Hero the villain”, the first of three short stories, this one award winning, on the theme of growing up. To read the next one, “Debutante”, just keep on scrolling!”

Rebecca Bush presents The Sad Girl on the Train posted at Just A Thought…, saying, “An observation gathered many years ago….”

Karen presents One Simple Act of Kindness posted at Fiction Fix, saying, “Sometimes, that one simple act of kindness is all it takes to put things back into perspective.”

Editor’s Choice

A Journey

This concludes the April 2009 edition of the Creative Carnival. THANK YOU for submitting your links! If you would like to see your work showcased in the May 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 May 9th for the next Creative Carnival.

  1. April 11, 2009 3:53 am

    Great list of articles. Also, I absolutely love your theme. Very original.

  2. April 11, 2009 9:50 am

    Thanks so much for using my blog post. I agree, you do have a nice blog carnival. Classy looking.


  3. April 11, 2009 6:09 pm

    Thanks for including an article from in your carnival! I hope people enjoy reading about the vast Field Museum in Chicago. It really is a world-class museum.

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