Announcement – Blog Carnival for Bloggers: Tell the Story-in-the-Caricature – Third Edition!

The Story in the Caricature Blog Carnival for Bloggers, Storytellers, and All of us!

Welcome to the third Tell-the-Story-in-the-Caricature Blog Carnival.

Here’s the caricature to inspire your creativity:

The Story in the Caricature Blog Carnival for Bloggers, Storytellers, and All of us!

What's his Story?

The Previous Carnivals:

Read about the previous carnivals here.

The Four Rules:

1. Write a story, small or big, about this caricature (There’s no upper limit – you are welcome to write a thesis if you please:))

2. Publish the story on your blog, along with this caricature (A link to this blog would be appreciated, but it isn’t necessary.)

3. Leave the link to your post, as a comment to this post here.

4. The festival ends at the midnight of August 31, 2010 (Tuesday.)

The Three Rewards:

1. All the story links added until the last date, will be published on this blog on September 1, 2010, along with the blog-address and a short-bio of the writer.

2. The blog addresses of the participating bloggers will find way into my “The Storytellers” blogroll.

3. We will also request all the story-writers to publish the links of other story-writers in a blog-post on their respective blogs. This will help the story writers find more readers – but of course, this would be voluntary.

An Important Note:

This blog has zero tolerance for pornography and abusive language and so any comment/story containing such material will not appear here.

If you’ve lived in this world, you ARE a Storyteller:

We’ve all got stories to tell – and let nobody convince you otherwise! This caricature reminds you of something – doesn’t it? A fear, a hope…despair for some, happiness for others…it tides up your emotions – right? Pour them out on your screen – and write a story!  A STORY BY YOU!

July Blog Carnival – Thanks to the Participating Authors.

blog carnival story in the caricature

Hello friends,

The Story-in-the-Caricature Blog Carnival for July ended on July 31, 2010.

Here’s the caricature around which the writers wrote their fascinating stories.

Caricature, cartoon, portrait of a woman with a spade for Story in a Caricature Blog Carnival.

What's her Story?

Following story-writers Participated in the Story-in-the-Caricature Blog Carnival:

Here are links to their stories:

I thank all the authors for their participation in the carnival. I never thought that the caricature could be interpreted in so many interesting ways. Thank you so much:-)

I hope that the next carnival will interest more authors.  If you think you can’t think up a story, in my opinion you are inhibiting your thoughts – let them out…let them reach others!

I hope that the authors will present the above links on their own blogs as well.  It will help us all find more readers:-)

We’ll be announcing the next Carnival soon. If any of the previous participants would like to take the carnival to their blogs, write to me.

Story-in-the-Caricature Blog Carnival Continues…

blog carnival story in the caricature

(This Storytelling Blog Carnival Ends on July 31, 2010.)

Hello Friends,

The Story-in-the-Caricature Blog Carnival continues. It will end on July 31, 2010.

Why? Because we intend to make it a monthly feature.

Every month, your favorite caricature blog will publish a caricature that will give you the yarn for your story.

The July 2010 Carnival already has three stories to tell:) Where’s yours?

  1. A Whale of a Tale by Dewey Dewster, the Pawsome Pawpawrazzi from Pawsylvania.
  2. Martha’s Revenge by Oorvi, the Management Guru.
  3. Come into the Garden Maude by Vivienne Tuffnell, the Author of the Beautiful Book, “Strangers and Pilgrims.”

So here’s the caricature, once again:) Give it a spin and write a story!

Caricature, cartoon, portrait of a woman with a spade for Story in a Caricature Blog Carnival.

What's her Story?

I say…what’s your story?

Announcement: Story-in-the-Caricature – A Blog Carnival!

blog carnival story in the caricature

Announcing the Story-in-the-Caricature Story Writing Carnival – Last Date: July 31, Midnight.

Remember the story writing contest we had on this blog?

I learned something from it.

I learned that there are things in this world that can’t compete with one another. You can’t compare them and say that one’s better than another for the simple reason that they are different. Though every story is a story, yet every story is different from another story – and so to compare them on a given set of parameters is a huge error.

This of course doesn’t mean that a story may not be more “successful” than another. The success here is determined by those who read the stories – whether or not they choose to comment on them is a different matter. This is why, the rules for the “Tell the Story in the Caricature” have changed along with its name.

Now the rules are simpler, and I hope, more palatable. But before we read about the Rules and the Rewards, let us look at the caricature for the story:

Caricature, cartoon, portrait of a woman with a spade for Story in a Caricature Blog Carnival.

What's her Story?

The Four Rules:

1. Write a story, small or big, about this caricature (There’s no upper limit – you are welcome to write a thesis if you please:))

2. Publish the story on your blog, along with this caricature (A link to this blog would be appreciated, but it isn’t necessary.)

3. Leave the link to your post, as a comment to this post here.

4. The festival ends on Thursday Midnight Night (8th July, 2010 14th July, 2010 31st July, 2010) GMT.

The Three Rewards:

1. All the story links added until the last date, will be published on this blog on July 9th, 2010, along with the blog-address and a short-bio of the writer.

2. The blog addresses of the participating bloggers will find way into my “The Storytellers” blogroll.

3. We will also request all the story-writers to publish the links of other story-writers in a blog-post on their respective blogs. This will help the story writers find more readers – but of course, this would be voluntary.

An Important Note:

This blog has zero tolerance for pornography and abusive language and so any comment/story containing such material will not appear here.

Another Important Note:

All of us have stories to tell – we all are storytellers. However, some of us have discovered our storytelling abilities, others haven’t. Remember that all of us have an innate ability to express ourselves through the written word – but not all of us have discovered it yet.

Let us discover:-)

Let’s Party!

PS: The shortlink to this post is: http://wp.me/pJgyP-fS

(Just in case:))

Winners of the Storytelling Contest – April 2010.

The Winners are:

Vivienne Tuffnell (of the “Strangers & Pilgrims” fame.) (The Story)
Dewey Dewster (The K9 Journalist from Petsburg, Pawsylvania.) (The Story)
Lua Fowles (The personification of enthusiasm.) (The Story)

If you are wondering what this is all about – last week I had announced a storytelling contest around the following caricature.

Caricature, Cartoon, or image of a man with beaded beard and piercings, scolding a mouse carrying a rifle or a gun.

What's the Story?

I should tell you that storytelling of this kind is a different ballgame altogether. You need to knead your creativity and then shape it into a story that fits the given mold. It isn’t an easy task. In fact, storytelling of this kind can make veteran storytellers lose their nerve.

So when these three courageous authors decided to take the challenge – I was pleasantly surprised:)

I am proud to present the following three story writers, their stories, and their blogs to you:)

Author: Vivienne Tuffnell

Blog: Zen & The Art of Tightrope Walking

Vivienne is a writer, who has recently published her book, “Strangers & Pilgrims“. I believe that this book has the ability to mend broken hearts. (Read my review of the book here and read her Interview here.) If you haven’t read it the book yet, read it:) It’s there on my sidebar. I am happy that Vivienne wrote this beautiful story – it strengthened my belief that one day she’s going to dazzle the world. Thanks Viv.

Author: Dewey Dewster

Blog: Love those Wires (of course, we love those wires:-))

Dewey is a K9 Journalist who works from Petsburg, Pawsylvania in the summers, and from Furry Florida in the winters. He lives with his Gram, Gramp, Mom, and Toby. Gram n Gramp are of the human variety while Mom n Toby are two beautiful WFTs. Dewey doesn’t like rats…so if I had a hat to doff, I’d doff it to his strength of character, which prevented him from snatching Mr. Mouse off the caricature and gobbling him up! Thanks Dewey.

Author: Lua Fowles

Blog: Like a Bowl of Oranges

Lua and her blog, both are “like a bowl of oranges” – they’ve got thoughts that are fresh and that smell so nice. Lua is a young woman with a very strong feel of life. She has the ability to see stories in the most mundane things around – and then she also has to the capability to tell those stories. Lua’s creativity isn’t restricted to her stories, even her blog-posts make you think. Thanks Lua.
I would like to thank these three authors for their courage and interest in the contest. I would also like to thank all those visitors who clicked their links to read the stories:)

Warm Regards,
Shafali

PS: Next I plan to post Poirot’s caricature:)

Story Writing Contest / Competition – Tell the Story in the Caricature – The Man and the Rat!

What is the story in this caricature?

Could it be that I had just watched Pulp Fiction (Samuel L. Jackson, John Travolta, Bruce Willis, and Uma Thurman), and some of it just transformed into this seething, sneering, and fuming man here? And what about the mouse (or the rat, if you please.)? Why is he holding a rifle and wearing a bullet-belt? Was he supposed to terminate somebody before he reported to the boss? Could it be that these two plan to watch Avatar together?

Caricature, Cartoon, or image of a man with beaded beard and piercings, scolding a mouse carrying a rifle or a gun.

What's the Story?

I don’t have a story to tell…but you could have one.

Do you read a story in this caricature? If you do let people read it.

So here are:

The Rules of the Story Writing Contest:

The story should:

  1. BE between 250 and 500 words – the right length for a blog post.
  2. INCLUDE the two characters that you see in the caricature.
  3. DISPLAY this caricature in your post.
  4. NOT include explicit/mature content.

Important: After you’ve done this, drop me a comment against this post with a link to your story.
(Otherwise how my other visitors and I would read your fabulous story?)

Contest Closes: April 30, 2010

The Reward for Competing & Winning:

I’ll link the blog, the story, and the profile of 5 story writers whose stories win my heart, through a dedicated blog post, and if they aren’t already on my blog roll (I am selective, I know:-() they shall be.
(And of course, even if you don’t win now, I promise to be back with more contests!)

(Note: To participate you don’t need to have commented before, but you do need to be a blog-owner. Don’t write the stories in the comments section – Just leave the link to your story so that other visitors can reach your blog and read the story there.)

Let us S P R E A D T H E S M I L E 🙂