Welcome to our first carnival! As you journey the fair grounds, enjoy the cotton candy and be sure and leave comments and tell them the Carnival of Christian Writer's sent you. We're pleased to present to you posts from Editors, Authors, and readers all focusing on writing. Please keep your hands and feet inside at all times and buckle up for your safety. Enjoy the ride...
Oh--and please start thinking about submitting for next month's Carnival!
Fiction Acquisitions Editor at Waterbrook, Mick Silva starts us off with Reality Check #5: Safe Books Are Not. If our reading material offends Christians, let them be offended and welcome in the riff-raff.
Jennifer at Snapshot, is saying it loud and saying it proud,"I am a Writer!"
Jennifer Tiszai at Sonoran Saga ponders a Writer's Imagination as she takes us into the Arizona Desert to experience a flat tire--writer style.
Mike Snyder and his unique sense of humor are on display as he contimplates being a "flawed manipulator" in his offering: Original? I think not.
After reading some depressing statistics in Publisher's Weekly, author Dena Dyer reveals why she writes.
Author Polly Boyettepresents Life is a Buffet: One Small Step
Author Tricia Goyer knows just what it takes to edit a novel and what happens once it leaves the writer's hands?
Gina Conroy explains what happensWhen You Give A Writer A Laptop.
Thoughts and Advice on the Writing Life can be found at Myra Johnson's Writer at Random.
Fiction Editor for Relief Journal, J. Mark Bertrand's The Peripatetic Novel takes John Gardner's talk about the "method" of fiction, combines it with thoughts on the peripatetic school of philosophy, and attempts to discover how the way we write novels might influence their thematic complexity.
Author Mary E. DeMuth presents Commercial or Literary or Both? posted at RelevantBlog.
Author Camy Tang presents Carnival of Christian Writers – the Hook posted at Camy's Loft.
At L'Chaim, Heather scratch-n-sniffs the incense of words with The Words We Use.
Fiction Acquisitions Editor at Howard Books, Terry Whalin explains potential benefits for authors and the publishers with his entry: Amazon Shorts Connect With Readers.
Mary at Home-steeped Hope shares how her inner conflict over writing has recently come full circle in Dancing With The Voices.
Michelle Gregory tells us about how she started writing during National Novel Writing Month (NanoWriMo).
Jennifer Cary shares her epiphany concerning editors and what it takes to "pass the test."
Michelle Pendergrass goes into the closet.