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Creative Carnival: August 2009

August 8, 2009


Welcome to the August 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 o’ joe, kick off your shoes and sit a spell, there’s lots of interesting reading just a click away.



Jeff Barrett presents Why Socks and Sandals are a Bad Idea posted at Prone To Change, saying, “A whimsical analysis of why socks and sandals don’t go well together.”

Saelen Ghose presents The Guy’s Horizon: The Future of the Friend posted at The Guy’s Perspective.

MzJosephine presents The Irony of Reality posted at The Other Side of Romance.

Elisha Webster Emerson presents A Circus of Innocence posted at My Inconvenient Body, saying, “An essay on innocence and the strange places it can be found.”

Seth Plummer presents Driving in Los Angeles posted at Cranky Commentary.

Eldon Sarte presents This is My Night Job posted at, saying, “Writing is everything. Or is it? Sometimes, even with the best laid plans, it needs to take second place. Temporarily at least.”


Zoraida Cabrera presents Broken Distance posted at Random Journal.

Liz O Henry presents The Great Hunt (Part One) posted at Liz Henry, saying, “An intrepid cat does battle with fearsome predators: deadly vines, killer leaves, and the Great Geyser of Death!”

Fiona Leonard presents Dancing With Zebras (A short story) posted at Year In America, saying, “This short story, drawn from my recently published novel, provided an opportunity to gain insight into the characters at a turning point in the story.”

Chris Chartrand presents Last Day Of Work posted at, saying, “Gabe is hired to clean up a frontier town but not everything is as it seems.”

A. Jay Adler presents Blink, part IV posted at the sad red earth, saying, “Part four of a projected six part essay.”


Tiffany Colter presents Crazy people think they’re sane posted at Writing Career Coach, saying, “This blog talks about writing in the POV of the bad guy.”

Laura Cococcia presents 3 Things I’ve Learned From Encyclopedia Brown posted at Laura Reviews, saying, “Our childhood books can often provide us with creative writing material that applies to our writing today.”

Matthew Overstreet presents Plot Driven Stories Vs. Character Driven Stories In Film posted at Matthew Overstreet’s Film Thoughts.

Tessa presents enriching our writing style: cultural similes posted at kajoemanis, saying, “it’s for non-english-speaker writers who wants to enrich their English writing pieces.”

Jon Bard presents How to Write a Picture Book That Shines posted at Children’s Writing Web Journal.

Rod presents How to write a Short Story posted at Creative Writing Course, saying, “A discussion of some of the technical aspects of writing short stories, and the main differences in approach from writing longer fiction.”

Jeannie Anderson presents How to Create Successful Blogposts: Part 1, Planning posted at The Writer in Me – Teaching, Writing, Living, saying, “This is Part 1 of a three-part series. Part 2, drafting, goes live Thursday, and Part 3, revision, Friday.”

Anne Whitaker presents Writers! Are you now or have you ever been distracted? posted at Writing from the twelfth house, saying, “Managing distraction creatively, without letting it get out of hand, is an indispensable skill for all successful writers….here follows an encouraging example !”

Keith Balmer presents California Dreamin’ posted at Keith Smooth!, saying, “Last year’s California earthquake inspired me to write about my love affair for Los Angeles.”

John Anyasor presents How to Get Yourself Laughing Without Being Tickled posted at Living the HiLife2B (in college), saying, “In order to bring laughter to your day, I’ve complied a short list of sure-fire ways to get yourself rofling (rolling on the floor laughing for those less informed).”

Ralph Jean-Paul presents 30 Day Writers Challenge posted at ralphs words, saying, “Have you ever gotten a bad case of writers block, unsatisfied works, and lack of creativity? They say the best way to handle these circumstances and many more is to write every day. That is why I am taking on this challenge in hopes to produce more valuable content. Learn the steps it will take to make this challenge a success.”

Mike presents A Bird in Hand (or The Rescue!) posted at Writers Anonymous, saying, “A true story about finding inspiration in an act of kindness.”

Monica O’Brien presents The right and wrong book launch strategies – and 4 ways authors can get blog publicity for their book posted at Twenty Set.


NCSue presents What would I have done? – * posted at IN HIM WE LIVE AND MOVE AND HAVE OUR BEING.

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Kindle Swindle? posted at Mad Kane’s Political Madness.

Bryan Watson presents To find what your looking for.. posted at watsonTM, saying, “feel free to come see more of my work at”

Ella Moss presents Of God and Her posted at Zodiac Times.

July [Fiction] Friday Participants

Want to read some excellent work by our [Fiction] Friday writers? Well, now you can. 😀

[Fiction] Friday #111

[Fiction] Friday #112

[Fiction] Friday #113

[Fiction] Friday #114

[Fiction] Friday #115


This concludes the August 2009 edition of the Creative Carnival. THANK YOU for submitting your links! If you would like to see your work showcased in the September 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 September 12th for the next Creative Carnival.


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