Third Sunday Blog Carnival: April 2013

814200_85277134Welcome to the Third Sunday Blog Carnival! Has the spring weather arrived in your neck of the woods?

Just a quick reminder that April is National Poetry Month, which was first established in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry. There are many activities happening both on the Internet and in the real world, so make sure you join in on the fun.

This month’s blog carnival is brought to you by 19  bloggers: 8 in the Poetry category, 1 in the Fiction category, and 10 in the Writing Life category.

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The next edition of the Blog Carnival will be on May 19. If you want your link to be included, read and follow the guidelines and email your submission by May 10.

Without further ado, enjoy the Carnival!

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Gina Marie Lazar presents But a Dream, Buttercream posted at Virtual Iridescence, saying, “This poem, which I’ve tinkered with over the years,  came to light nearly a decade ago one rainy autumn’s evening in Boston.”

Derek Rizzo presents Pen posted at thebloggingwriter.

Jana presents Love Is… posted at Wisdom Ink, saying, “A poem and some words about love and all the places one can find it hiding.”

Samuel Smith presents William and Maud posted at WordsDay: It’s World Poetry Day 2013.

R.A.D. presents Sandra D’s Bleeding Osceola’s Flames posted at RAD is RADically Primetime!, saying, “This poem is dedicated to my grandmother who passed away last month. R.I.P. Mema. ”

Stephanie Force presents Overlapping Times posted at An Organized Mess (My Life), saying, “I had been sitting down at a typewriter and had to entertain these thoughts in poetic form.”

David Selzer presents On the nature of things posted at David Selzer.

A. D. Joyce presents taking five posted at Sweepy Jean Explores the (Webby) World, saying, “This is a meditation on the number five, as well as a tribute to a unique and iconic jazz favorite.”


W.A. Fulkerson presents A Noticeable Limp posted at A New Perspective, saying, “A paradigm-shifting tale of a jaded, young journalist and the words he never expected to inspire him.”

The Writing Life

Liz Shaw presents Top Ten Reasons Why Writers Should Join Toastmasters: #1 Learn to Think on Your Feet posted at Liz Andra Shaw, saying, “Imagine your book becoming a New York Times bestseller or your blog being picked up as the basis for a reality show. You’ve got invitations to be interviewed from Letterman, Colbert, Lauer, King, and Oprah. You’d better know how to think on your feet.”

Ashumi Shah presents The “art” of flirting posted at The Salty Sardines, saying, “This is my take on how poets got laid centuries ago.”

Jessica Clark presents The Big List of Different Types of Poems posted at Kenney Myers, saying, “There’s definitely more to poetry than the rhyming sentiments in greeting cards, though many of those verses do adhere to one of these style forms. ”

Ashen Venema presents … what’s your myth … posted at Course of Mirrors, saying, “Writers and artists are like archaeologists; they dig, uncover, and re-shape a personal myth until the myth takes wings and becomes universal. The myths we live and re-shape give meaning to our lives and entice readers to explore theirs.”

Dana Sitar presents Ron Vitale’s Cautionary Tale Against Setting Aside Your Dream of Writing a Novel posted at DIY Writing, saying, “Do you have a novel in you that you just can’t sit down and write? DIYW guest Ron Vitale shares his story to encourage other writers to get started on those dreams NOW, rather than wait until you ‘have the time.'”

Chrys Fey presents Characters Make A Book posted at Write With Fey, saying, “In this post, I talk even more about how to make the characters in your book as real as fictional characters can get!”

David Leonhardt presents What makes a good book? posted at A Ghost Writers Blog, saying, “One of the questions we get frequently goes something like this: ‘Do you think I have a good enough story? Do you think it’s a best seller?’ This gives us a moment to consider what makes a successful book, so I would like to share my thoughts on this with you.”

Catrina Barton presents Jealousy posted at Kitty’s Inner Thoughts, saying, “Jealousy is something every person (especially writers) face at some point in time. One way or another we all end up feeling, or facing jealousy. Often times we end up on both sides of the line.”

Kayfey” “Inprettyprint” & “Angry Goblin” presents  “The Art of Plugging Away – Part 5” posted at In Pretty Print – A Writing and Artist Life…, saying, “When it comes to writing historical fiction, I learned not to feel guilty.”

Rolando Garcia presents Reading a book is no longer a private act posted at Rolando’s Website.


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814200_85277134Thanks for reading!
© Third Sunday Blog Carnival, 2013


7 thoughts on “Third Sunday Blog Carnival: April 2013

  1. Pingback: taking five | Sweepy Jean Explores the (Webby) World

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