Ready for the next installment during PLUGGING AWAY WEEK here at Recess for Writers?
As promised, I'll be talking about The Clarity of Night and why it's a regular "stop off" on my daily round of blog visits (blisits?)
WHAT'S MOST ATTRACTIVE ABOUT THE CLARITY OF NIGHT
I have to give tons of credit to Jason Evans, the visionary who maintains The Clarity of Night. He certainly knows how to build a solid community of writers and readers. It's typical for him to get two, three, even four times as many comments per post than you'd find on other blogs.
Every day or so, Jason puts a creative work of his onto the screen for all to see--an installment of an episodic series (take a gander at all nine posts of his work "Westinghoused"... but do so on an empty stomach), a poem, an observation, a question. Occasionally, he even holds writing contests that draw in tons of participants. (Speaking of which, I think we're due for another one, Jason... please!)
But what keeps me coming back is the warmth one feels at his blog. It's a setting that's open, kind and very forgiving. You'll know what I mean when you begin to come back on a regular basis...
IN A NUTSHELL: THE TOP THREE ASPECTS OF THE CLARITY OF NIGHT
3. Jason is willing to put his literary art on display for all to see and critique. That's bold, especially in this era of "blastards".
2. There are tons of excellent writers who visit and comment.
1. Where else can you see photos of a deer who is obviously vying for an Oscar nomination?
Jason, from me to you--a big thanks!
Next time, we'll talk about anger in its funniest form... passive aggressive notes.