“Sites we like” page is updated for @BartlebySnopes Find it at http://www.bdlit.com/sites-we-like.html … and make more suggestions~!

Inventory - Amanda Hart Miller

Inventory – Amanda Hart Miller

“Sites we like” page is updated for @BartlebySnopes

Find it at http://www.bdlit.com/sites-we-like.html … and make more suggestions.

Congratulations Amanda Hart Miller~!

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“Sites we like” page is updated for @BartlebySnopes Find it at http://www.bdlit.com/sites-we-like.html … and make more suggestions~!

A Night at the Diner - Michael Morshed

A Night at the Diner – Michael Morshed

“Sites we like” page is updated for @BartlebySnopes

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Congratulations Michael Morshed~!

Writer Resource Highlight: Writer’s Carnival

What is it?
Writer’s Carnival, http://writerscarnival.ca, a social site for writers–with member space~!

What I do there?

  • share your writing in order to obtain feedback from other writers,
  • enter contests (requires upgraded access),
  • browse for writing prompt ideas,
  • access resources, …and more~!


Do they publish? Will I become a better writer?

  • They do have an e-zine called “Reader’s Carnival” (requires upgraded access) , and
  • They have a classes web, with modestly priced Writer’s Carnival Classes.
  • Don’t forget the free resources!

Stats?

  • 15 months old
  • just over 2,000 members
  • more than 56,000 comments.

But I’m not Canadian?!
That’s ok, we all have our flaws. They engage their users every day with new content and are growing. They’re constantly looking for great resources for their members. Friendly folks, for sure.

Sample?

  • “Alice Claire” says “So, you’ve come up with an awesome story idea, started writing it and posting it here for feedback.   Now you’re wondering where your audience is, right?  Well, that’s a large part of being a writer, especially if you’re going down the self-publishing road.  You need to find your target audience.  How will you do that?Read more…

Worth a visit~!

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Just like Lily

Re-reading http://treehousemag.com/2013/11/25/just-like-lily/ from Susan Rukeyser. I appreciate the economy and elegance of the portrait made “for Frida” Kahlo. Lily lives in the ideal, “everything contained” even anger, but finds that there is a outside that, unlike the artist, she is free to access. Highly recommended.

Treehouse

Susan Rukeyser

for Frida

The Broken Column

Every day, Lily’s kidnappers left food on the table. Today was a small stack of tamales, each wrapped and tied in corn husk, and guava nectar in a glass greased with fingerprints. Next to the food, as always, was the book. On the day she was locked in here, a note on the book said: OPEN. But she didn’t, not until today.

For the first few days of her captivity, Lily rarely left the mattress. She thought she’d been drugged. She fell into blurry sleep, then soundless black, free of memory. Surfacing at last, as if from underwater, she saw another note near the book: SPEAK.

Today Lily sat at the table and considered the blue walls. They reminded her of the view from her childhood bedroom, its glimpse of the Long Island Sound. Those were noisy years, her parents’ arguments drowning out all else. Some…

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