Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for October 21, 2012. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

The Creative Mindset

Chuck Wendig presents 25 Ways to Survive as a Creative Person posted at Terrible Minds.

Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Heaven at the Back of a Bus posted at View from the Wine Press.

Kerin Gedge presents Kerinthian’s: How Distillation Works – A Poem posted at Kerinthian’s.

Liz Shaw presents Book Reviews: Avenger and Champion by Robert J. Crane posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Writing Quote of the Week

Always carry a notebook. And I mean always. The short-term memory only retains information for three minutes; unless it is committed to paper you can lose an idea for ever. -Will Self

Writing Tips and Prompts

Janice Hardy presents In the Beginning: Which Type of Opening Works Best? posted at The Other Side of the Story with Janice Hardy.

Charlie Jane Anders presents 10 Tips for Generating Killer Science Fiction Story Ideas posted at io9.

C.S. Lakin presents 10,000 Hours Can Feel Like 10,000 Miles posted at Live Write Thrive.

Kristen Lamb presents 4 Writing Crutches that Insult the Reader’s Intelligence posted at Kristen Lamb’s Blog.

Vikki Thompson presents Charting Fresh Courses posted at The Long and Short of It.

Chrys Fey presents What To Do If You Struggle With Writing posted at Write with Fey.


This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Contemporary YA Literature with Janci Patterson, author of the new book, Chasing the Skip.

The Business of Creativity

Jeff Goins presents 25 Blogging Tips for Newbies and Veterans posted at Jeff Goins Writer.

David Leonhardt presents Are you an original blog writer? posted at A Ghost Writers Blog.

Journal Writing

Dolly Garland presents 7 Ways to Turn Your Journal from Whiny to Empowering posted at Kaizen Journaling.

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


One Response to Carnival of Creativity for October 21, 2012

  1. Liz,

    Glad to be a part of this wonderful collection of posts.
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