Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Write Brain Trust!

w00t! I'm this week's featured blogger for the Write Brain Trust, a group of writers who came together to educate themselves about electronic publishing. My topics this week start with copyright law and will continue with what exactly it means to be published online.
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Tuesday, May 01, 2012

National Museum of Wildlife Art

Cathy Petrick, guest blogger for the National Museum of Wildlife Art says so much about art in her short piece. I'll quote:
"It strikes me that whenever we view wildlife art, the artist is recreating for us that moment of surprise. This painting provides another kind of jolt: as the photographer’s camera focuses on the bears, it simultaneously points at us. As we observe the artist through his art, he is also watching us."
Isn't it the same when you read an evocative poem or short story? Isn't the author often creating something he or she knows will jolt the reader? I don't really know that my "dear reader" is sitting there next to me (maybe chatting up my "not-so-dear inner editor").

But I like to think that someone other than myself will be reading my words.

And I'd like to read more of Cathy's some day.


Now that National Poetry Month is over, should I take down all the poems I wrote here and "unpublish" them? Or just say for the record, that these are all drafts and that's what the Comment button is for?

Been reading around and learning that everything I've published in my blog can be considered "already-been-published" work and thus not acceptable to many publishing concerns to whom I might consider actually submitting my work.

oh fie!