Literary agent Rachelle Gardner had a three-part series this week on what publishing can learn from Kodak – and then she had a cartoon about Mr. Dickens. There there’s the quiet strength most people overlook, a valentine from a father to a daughter, a wonderful description of the joy of writing, a hard look at how our culture romanticizes addition, poems about saints and love, some wonderful photographs and a movie trailer that dramatizes a painting. Great stuff.
“The Beatitudes of Writers” by Joshua Spotts at A Writer’s Mind.
“What Publishing Can Learn from Kodak - Part 1,” “Part 2” and “Part 3” by Rachelle Gardner at Books & Such.
“The Quiet Strength Most People Overlook” by Mike St. Pierre at The Daily Saint.
“Suite Francaise” by Harriett Gillham at The Other Side of the Mountain.
“Wet Sheets” by Doug Spurling for Kingdom Bloggers.
“Making a Dream Come True” by Cassandra Frear at Moonboat Café.
“Fame, Fortune and Being Remembered” by Billy Coffey at What I learned Today.
“To my daughter” by Jeff Jordan at To My Children, if They Are Listening.
“Writer Needs Reflection” by L.L. Barkat at Seedlings in Stone.
“It’s Time to Move On” by Shawn Smucker.
“The boy who wants to become Superman so he can save his mommy” by Emily Weirenga at Imperfect Prose.
“Sensuality…29” by Claire Burge.
“Running to Stand Still (the Joy of Writing)” by Travis Thrasher at The Journey is Everything.
“The Sleeping Revolutionary” by Martin Duggan.
“You are what you eat” by Nancy Rosback at A Little Somethin’.
“Mexico” by Megan Willome.
“John Milton” by D.S. Martin at Kingdom Poets.
“Lay me down to love” by Claire Burge.
“Saint Dwynwen” by Chris Smith at Welsh Poetics.
“Gloaming” by Maureen Doallas at Writing Without Paper.
“What It Feels Like” by Monica Sharman at Know-Love-Obey God.
“Song of Almost Nothing” by Brendan MacOdrum at Oran’s Well.
Paintings and Photographs
“Postmark” by Susan Etole at Just…A Moment.
“Eight-Year-Old Designs Valentine’s Card” by Greg Sullivan at Sippican Cottage.
“New Vessels” by Jack Baumgartner at The School of the Transfer of Energy.
“Across Borders” by D.C. Lutz at Swollen Road Collective.
“The Sweeter Tooth” by J of India at neither Use nor Ornament.
“Bandelier,” mixed watermedia on Yupo by Randall David Tipton at Painter’s Process.
“The Water Tower” by Steve Gravano at Take a Look Around.
“Dickens and His Editor,” by Rachelle Gardner.
Videos and Podcasts
“I wake and feel the fell of dark” by Gerald Manley Hopkins, read by Tom O’Bedlam at Spoken Verse.
“The Mill and the Cross,” trailer for the movie that dramatizes Peter Breughel the Elder’s painting “The Way to Calvary” (1564).
“Michael Ondaatje Reads ‘Sweet Like a Crow’ for Poetry in Motion” at We Who Are About to Die.
Photograph: Spoked Snow by Jane Wahl via Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.