Weekend Edition – Creating More Than Just Art plus Writing Tips and Good Reads

This is such a great post I just have to share it for the Monday reblog.

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On Being the Kind of Artist Who Creates More Than Just Art

Untangling the influences on our reading and writing lives is like a kind of personal archaeology of the literary persuasion.  For most of us, bookish things and writerly urges have become such an integral part of our existence that we have ceased to even question their origins. We simply take them at face value, accepting their existence as “the way it has always been.” It isn’t until we begin to dig, carefully shifting layers of time and memory, that we start to uncover bits and pieces of the Story of Why that is embedded in our personal history.

On Mother’s Day, I wrote about the very direct and deep influence my mom has had on my writing (and reading) life.  Now, all of a sudden, it’s Father’s Day (where did that time go?!?) which has me thinking…

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Have a writing joke, and a fabulous Sunday!

Here’s  little humor from Part Time Monster’s “Reading and Writing” Pinterest board.

The image is pinned from quirkbooks. WordPress sizes pins automatically, but you can click to see the enlarged version.

Note to Collaborators

I’m adding two bloggers to the blogroll who should already be there.

Old School Harlequin runs a strange site – and I mean that as a compliment. Just take a look at his about page. There’s something about the sort of art OSH is producing that appeals to me on  a primal level. He’s also a bit of a struggling writer like the rest of us, we tweet a bit, and he reads my work regularly. It’s kind of a no-brainer. Here’s his homepage.

I had a conversation with Trent of Trent’s World today that went so well, I decided to add him to the blogroll too. Trent’s been reading and liking for awhile – I recognize his gravatar when I see it. Today I decided I might want to get to know Trent, and you know what? I was right.  He told me he’s found good blogs to follow by reading me. He does creative work in more than one medium, and he has a category for writing resources. Here’s his about page.

I’m going to see what the Campaign for Southern Equality has to say tomorrow. I don’t know if anything will come of it, but I’ve communicated directly with them. I let them know I’m bringing the old notepad and camera, and that I’m interested in having  a conversation with them about what I can do to help. So I’ll be out of touch for most of the day tomorrow, but I may have a post about it at Sourcerer next week. We’ll see.

In other news, our discussion of feminism and activism at Sourcerer is the most commented-on thread ever there, I added several awesome bloggers to the blogroll over there today, and I smacked a troll.

As for my mood, this one doesn’t tell its story in words, but it does tell a story: