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
Alexander Chee presents 21 Lies Writers Tell Themselves (And How They Can Stop Lying To Themselves And Become Awesome!) posted at The Awl.
Sharing Our Work
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.
Kristen Lamb presents 4 Writing Crutches that Insult the Reader’s Intelligence posted at Kristen Lamb’s Blog.
The Business of Creativity
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!
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