Welcome to the January 15, 2012 Carnival of Creativity! All links will open in a new window or tab, so feel free to click away. Don’t forget to leave some comment love!

Food

Chandler presents Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie posted at The Sweet Cupcaker. Omnomnomnom!

Photography

Ella presents Instagram love posted at HOME & LANDSCAPE *design fix.Lovely photos.

David Peters presents Adobe Photoshop Tutorials – How To Restore Old Photos posted at YouTube.

Contests

Kurama Mag presents Big Break For Young Writers: Our Search for a Talented Journalist posted at Kurama Magazine, saying, “Kurama Magazine is launching a writing contest where the winner will get their own column and a $50 gift voucher for Book Source.”

The Business of Creativity

Theresa Torres presents Tips for Writing a Press Release posted at Brandi-Ann Uyemura, saying, “When writing an effective press release, there are some things to remember for it to appeal to a reporter so that your company will have a better chance of being mentioned in a news article.”

Jacob D presents Freelance Life: The Right Tools posted at The Writer Tank Journal. Lots of ideas for free tools that freelancers can use to boost productivity.

I wrote about the Top Ten Reasons to Carry a Blank Notebook over at my author blog, LizAndraShaw.com. I wrote it from the fiction writer’s perspective, but all those reasons can be adapted for non-fiction writers.

Parenting

Terrence Williams presents Creating Colorful Children in a Washed Out World posted at Inspiresy. Let’s raise our kids to be creative!

Podcasts

The good folks at Writing Excuses talked this week about designing the flora and fauna for a fantasy world. Great writing prompt this week!

Arts and Crafts

Sandy Simmons presents Making Your Own Soap Recipe – Super Soap Making posted at Super Soap Making.

The Creative Mindset

Pamela Jorrick presents OCD Meets ADHD- My Post Holiday De-Cluttering posted at Blah, Blah, Blog, saying, “I’m finding that letting go of old work is really opening up new creative windows for me. The more clutter (physical and mental) I get rid of in my creating space, the more ideas I am generating, and the more projects I’m actually completing. I love a fresh start!”

I wrote some Random Thoughts about a month with no writing due to health issues. What I learned is that even when I’m not writing, my brain is creative!

Writing Quote of the Week

Shared on the Write a Novel in 10 Minutes Flat blog: In his useful book ‘How Fiction Works’ (Vintage 2009) the critic and novelist James Wood quotes the writer and scholar, the late WG Sebald. He said: ‘I think fiction writing which does not acknowledge the uncertainty of the narrator himself, is a form of imposture which I find very, very difficult to take. Any form of authorial writing where the narrator sets himself up as stagehand and director and judge and executor in a text, I find somehow unacceptable. I cannot bear to read books of this kind.’

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That’s all for this week. Be sure to submit your article for next week’s Carnival of Creativity by Saturday night!

5 Responses to Carnival of Creativity 1/15/2012

  1. Brandi says:

    Thanks for adding me to your list Liz!
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  2. Cathy says:

    Thanks for sharing my post! I really appreciate it. Cathy x
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  3. Thanks for including my entry about our contest!
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