Monday, January 15, 2007

Carnival of the Storytellers 1st Edition

So here I am hosting my first blog carnival.

As with most things I try, I am committed to keeping at it for a month or so before deciding to stick with it or quit.

The first self-imposed test was to see if I would get at least 5 submitions for this first edition. Well, I did.

Of course I had to count one of mine to make it, and if you notice below, there are only 4 showing. That's becuase one of the ones submitted was just a wee bit pornographic. All in all, I am counting this first edition a success. I hope you agree.


There is a saying that everyone has a story. I think whoever coined this phrase must have read up on Michelle Mitchell's family. The intrigue and interesting lives presented in Short Stories from Family History are amazing. Her brief outline of what could easily be a book is sure to entertain. She is pondering the possibility- so stop by, and if you agree that she should go for it drop her a note of encouragement. Posted at scribbit.

Laura Young gives us a glimpse into a private E-mail conversation with an old friend. The big question discussed is using the concept of 'the heroic act of slaying a dragon' to describe our everyday lives. Determining who we are, our roles and responsibilities, and what may be holding us back from all we can be. When one finds those things, and acts to slay the dragons that hold one pinned underneath their claws, shouldn't there be a celebration? Isn't that heroic? I think it is. Dragon Slayer?! Isn't that a little presumptuous? Posted at Dragon Slayer.

I don't tell many people this, but I guess I am now- I am writing a novel online, on a private blogspot address. Not very brave of me, since I won't let anyone but my wife and daughter read it. Not so Chris Dolley. That's not the only difference between us either. I can spot two others right away: 1) Though it reads like a work of fiction, Chris's story is real while mine is not. 2) His is good. Start a journey that will compel you to read more. Crime and Poetry Part One (The Crime) posted at Author Chris Dolley's Page.

And lastly, a work of storytelling from DigitalRich- a true story that ties together a grand concert piano, a patio, flooding, procrastination, conflict, a home builder, sump pumps and middle of the night strolls in the rain while wearing shorts, a t-shirt and giant black rain boots. Check out Rain In The Middle Of The Night posted right here at DigitalRichDaily.

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Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your first carnival! I would say it was a success. I'm glad you're starting a book. Coincidentally, I had been thinking about how much I enjoy your writing, at the ease at which you do it (you seem a natural storyteller) that I was thinking you should write a book. Or a column. Or something! You have a gift. Dibs on an autographed copy!

Liza on Maui said...

Congratulations! Job well done!

Unknown said...

I would like to read your novel- Could you give me the address.

Scribbit said...

Thanks for putting this together, everything has to start somewhere!

DigitalRich said...


Thanks for your comments and for stopping by. So far for this new edition I have 8 submissions
...nice increase from the first edition. Stay tuned for edition 2 Jan. 29th.