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Creative Carnival: November 2009

November 21, 2009


Welcome to the November 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.



susan presents the last sugar cookie posted at Patchwork Reflections.

(Editor’s Note: ONE submission?! Come now, we can do better than that! Where are the poets out there?)


Annmarie presents Up In Arms! posted at

Madeleine Begun Kane presents Ms. Legal Person Answers Your Holiday Questions posted at Mad Kane’s Humor Blog.

Jason Ward presents Moon landings, dashed dreams, conspiracy idiots. – posted at The Word of Ward.

Roz Morris aka Dirtywhitecandy presents Beginning to write: Helen’s writing journey – lies and twisty ways with words, and the inner child posted at NAIL YOUR NOVEL.

john c erianne presents I’m Busy Writing, So Leave Me Alone, Chris Baty! posted at Diary of a Mad Editor.

Todd Murphy presents Differences Of Opinion – Filmmaking Vs. Film Criticism posted at All About

Erin Straza presents Art’s Recipe: Use Equal Parts Chaos and Serenity, Mix Well posted at Filling My Patch of Sky, saying, “The beauty rich, layered writing requires elements of order and chaos, conflict and resolution. Here’s a look at how these blend together to form written art.”

Jaime Teele presents how to beat obsessive compulsive disorder… posted at Jaime Teele.

Brandon Waite presents Las Vegas Musings posted at LifesPoet, saying, “Sometimes I’ll just walk around a casino and watch the people, listen to their conversations. That is what I find intriguing about casinos and Vegas in general, the people.”


Tom Llewellyn presents There are no calendars here. No clocks. No seasons. posted at Letter Off Dead, saying, “A sample post from an ongoing fiction blog”

Lucynda Riley presents My Skirt around my hips and Enikk between them posted at The Alien Princess.

Surbhi Bhatia presents Fiction of a Third Kind posted at The Viewspaper.

ndrea presents Day 12 posted at Sinister Tales, saying, “An excerpt from my Nano project Sinister Tales.”

Toni presents Beautiful Weed posted at What’s your story?, saying, “Because sometimes the what-if’s and what-could-have-been’s just enter your mind in the wee hours of the morning.”

Karen presents The Ultimate Sacrifice posted at Fiction Fix saying, “What would it take for you to freely give your life away?”


Glenn Arseneau presents Screenwriting 101: Ideas are Half (Okay, Most of) the Battle… posted at SCRIBEalism, saying, “An essay on story archetypes. Aimed at beginning screenwriters but applicable to all writing genres!”

Shannon Wills presents 50 Must-Read Novels from the 20th Century posted at Online Accredited Degrees, saying, “Literature, as with all forms of creative expression, is a highly subjective art. This list intends to blend highly recognized and celebrated works with those that may have gone overlooked by those outside the literary community and deserve more mainstream attention.”

Lisa Taylor presents 10 Places to Help Find a Home for Your Writing posted at Accredited Online Degrees.

Rose King presents Top 10 Plagiarism Scandals of All Time posted at Online

Rod presents Writing Characters posted at Creative Writing Course, saying, “Believable, well-rounded characters are vital for your reader to develop an emotional bond with your book. Here are some ideas and exercises to help you develop yours.”

Ralph Jean-Paul presents The Know It All: My Interview With Bestselling Author A.J. Jacobs posted at Potential 2 Success, saying, “He has appeared on Oprah, The Today Show, Good Morning America, Late Night with Conan O’Brien and now, Potential 2 Success. Read my interview with one of the funniest non fiction writers today and Editor-at-Large at Esquire Magazine AJ, Jacobs”

Jody T Fransch presents Unleash Your Creativity posted at jody fransch.


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


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