Third Sunday Blog Carnival: July 2013

28392_7190Welcome to the Third Sunday Blog Carnival!

July is usually the hottest month of the year in the northeast USA, and this month in New Jersey has been no exception. We’re just coming out of a heat wave but it probably won’t be the last one of the season. At least I hope not; this is my kind of weather!

This month’s blog carnival is brought to you by 17 bloggers: 9 in the Poetry category, 2 in the Fiction category, and 6 in the Writing Life category.

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The next edition of the Blog Carnival will be on August 18. If you want your link to be included, read and follow the guidelines and email your submission by August 10.

On to the Carnival. Enjoy!

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Becca Givens presents Sweet Honeysuckle posted at “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea.”

Leogoldi presents Loneliness posted at Heart Of a Soul, saying, “My thoughts just run over and over and tell me what to say and what not to say. But I am still making my way, my peace with it….. “

Ava Love Hanna presents Parents posted at Ava Love Hanna,saying, “This is an unabashedly honest poem about parenting.”

Gina Marie Lazar presents Chartres Cathedral posted at Virtual Iridescence, saying “This is an example of a ;cut-up poem’–created by pulling words from a text, arranging them into sentence format, and then cutting and pasting the results into a somewhat coherent structure. The text I chose for this particular word collage was The Atlas of Mysterious Places: The World’s Unexplained Sacred Sites, Symbolic Landscapes, Ancient Cities, and Lost Lands.”

R.A.D. presents Colliding with the Unwanted posted at RAD is RADically Primetime!, saying, “Even though the unwanted are perishing in despair….We are beings and must refuse to die!  If I jump, no story is worth being prepared.  Alas, let’s save more who struggle, before time only permits echoed goodbyes!”

M.N. Hopkins presents Now You Are Man posted at Stranger in a Strange Land, saying, “I write when inspired.  The words just bubble up inside me effortlessly when I’m in the flow.”

David Selzer presents Bathing at Llanddwyn posted at David Selzer.

Victor D. López presents On Fading Dreams posted at Victor D. López, J.D., Esq.

A. D. Joyce presents Haiku (Untitled, Day 13) posted at Sweepy Jean Explores the (Webby) World.


Sky presents An Old Car’s Second Chance posted at “Oh, the trials of being a mindless machine.”

Ashen Venema presents the house-guests of body electric … posted at Course of Mirrors, saying, “This piece is a body’s monologue.”

The Writing Life

Andrew Blackman presents On Showing Up posted at A Writer’s Life, saying, “This post is about the importance of showing up consistently for your writing, even when you don’t feel like it.”

David Leonhardt presents Best Man Speeches – 11 questions for the speaker posted at A Ghost Writers Blog, saying, “There are plenty of generic best man speeches on the Internet, and just as many one-liners to toss out on the table. But your speech should come from the heart. Here are 11 questions to start ‘personalizing’ that speech. ”

Angela Greenfield presents Setting posted at, saying, “This article tells writers how to create an interesting setting.”

Chrys Fey presents Creating Mood posted at Write With Fey, saying, “Mood is the atmosphere created by the setting of a story and the actions of the characters in it. This post gives examples of mood and how to create it.”

Bryan Chau presents Keeping Poetry In Motion – The Breakdown posted at Success Pen Pal.

Rolando Garcia presents The Strange World of E-Books posted at Rolando’s Website.


warm moist air heavy
as love lingering unspent

at the carnival

28392_7190Thanks for reading!
© Third Sunday Blog Carnival, 2013


4 thoughts on “Third Sunday Blog Carnival: July 2013

  1. I seem to have a problem with either wordpress or google chrome. Quite erratically, I get the message ‘no data received’ when I want to link to one of the contributors sites here. So my apologies. From wordpress forums I glimpsed I’m not the only one with this problem. I’ll keep trying.

  2. Pingback: Haiku (Untitled, Day 13) | Sweepy Jean Explores the (Webby) World

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