Friday, March 20, 2009

Just Write Carnival

Welcome to the March 20, 2009 edition of just write. I hope this carnival finds all of you well and enjoying the new season.

Book Reviews

Keira presents Review: Instant Attraction by Jill Shalvis posted at Love Romance Passion.

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."

Peter Jones presents Spark Your Teenager's Inner Strengths: Book Offers Tips, Resources, and the Latest Science posted at Great New Books that Are a Must Read.

Shiv Dravid presents A Thousand Splendid Suns posted at The Viewspaper » The Viewspaper, saying, "A Thousand Splendid Suns"

Thursday Bram presents Review: Pep Talks, Warnings & Screeds posted at

Encouragement for Writers

steven germain presents One Page At A Time... posted at Rough Fractals, saying, "The act of writing, independent of the content, is a positive thing..."

Mark David Gerson presents The Voice of Your Muse: Feeling Rejected? Don't Be Dejected! posted at The Voice of Your Muse.

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."

presents Blogging: Writers Block And Providing Value posted at Richard Shelmerdine - life views from a student of life.


Jon Chambers presents Demons (Poetry) posted at The Mind Of Jon.

Vanja Kovacic presents Bad Poetry Contests and Publishers posted at Creative Writing Guide, saying, "A list of poetry contests, agencies and publishers to avoid because they are scams."


Alison Storm presents Unintended Markets: When Your Book Impacts People You Never Expected Christian Publishing Tips posted at Christian Publishing Tips, saying, "Author Ann Velia explains how God had bigger plans for her book Unbelieving Husbands: The Neglected Harvest. I believe this would fit under the publishing or writing tips categories."

Short Stories

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

The Writing Life

Kathryn presents 10 Reasons Writers Should Keep Journals posted at Real Words, saying, "How a journal can really enhance a writer's life and work."

Cathy Bryant presents Writer Maladies posted at WordVessel, saying, "A humorous look at some fictional maladies that affect writers!"

Cathy Bryant presents Finding Balance in the Writing Life posted at WordVessel, saying, "It's easy to become so obsessed with the writing process, that we forget about the need for balance in our lives."

Writing Projects/Prompts

Amy Sue Nathan presents Five answers. Now, what was the question? posted at Amy Sue Nathan.

Writing Resources

Cathy Bryant presents WordVessel: Books About Creating Characters posted at WordVessel, saying, "This is a list of books about creating characters."

Writing Tips

Burak Bilgin presents A Simple Exercise for Writers: Twitter posted at Distiller's Corner, saying, "How can a website that allows you to write updates of only 140 characters help you, if you are aiming for writing full length books and articles?"

Kelly Tolman presents Writing Poetry for Beginners Darnuth Keep posted at Darnuth Keep.

MelMenzies presents Creative Writing Techniques: How To Write Good Dialogue :: Mel's Muse :: Mel Menzies posted at Mel Menzies Blog.

Cathy Bryant presents WordVessel: What I've Learned About Self-Editing, Part 1 posted at WordVessel, saying, "These are self-editing tips that I learned in the process of writing my first novel."

Kathryn presents Successful Freelance Writer » More Money with Freelance posted at The Peculiar Club, saying, "Just a few more ways to increase your income for freelance writing."

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