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I find myself reading with interest a blog post by Steven Southard. Steven has a story in the Hides the Dark Tower anthology due out from Pole to Pole Publishing this fall. (An anthology I highly recommend. It contains some thought-provoking and fabulously-written stories).

Of course, the minute you include Da Vinci, I’m already interested. An artist, inventor, and scientist, Da Vinci is one of my favorite creators from the past. I had the good fortune to see some of his art, up close and personal, this August in the Queen’s Gallery in London. Smaller in scale than you might imagine, nevertheless his black and white sketches were intricate and accurate.

So what in the world does this have to do with writing? The first (of seven) Da Vinci principles Southard examines is curiosity. I’m an advocate of curiosity – in fact, I think it’s one of the most important things a person can possess. We sometimes forget the wonder and curiosity of childhood, when we should be holding on to them for dear life.

For your reading pleasure, here’s a link to Curiosita.

 

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I’m a great fan of ravens – whether the Baltimore football team or the darkly feathered bird of Edgar Allen Poe’s poem. I’ve visited Poe’s grave and attended football games. One of my poems about both the Ravens football team and Edgar Allen Poe was published in The Baltimore Review and released as part of a poetry CD. Another one of my poems, Raven, is competing until midnight Jan 26th on the Preditors & Editors Poll.

I challenge Baltimore Raven fans and Poe fans to vote for my poem, “Raven,” until Jan. 26th midnight at: http://www.critters.org/predpoll/poem.shtml Let’s put the word RAVEN at the top of the poll!

And for those who’d like to read Raven, along with my nominated Short Story-Science Fiction, Weathermaker (pub. in Dragon’s Lure); NonFiction article, Tussie-Mussies (pub. in Faerie Magazine); and view my nominated artwork, Wizard (pub. in Aoife’s Kiss), – check out a temporary page on my website: http://www.vonniewinslowcrist.com/preditors__editors_nominated_work

 If you’re so inclined, you can also vote for me, Vonnie Winslow Crist, as author, poet, and artist in the Preditors & Editors Poll. Here’s the link for Artwork to vote for Wizard – you can easily get to the other categories from here: http://www.critters.org/predpoll/artwork.shtml

So thanks to all you who decide to vote. Hooray for Edgar Allen Poe, whose birthday is later this month. And Good Luck, Ravens in tomorrow’s game!

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