Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for December 16, 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 Writing Reader was privileged this week to be mentioned in Melissa Donovan’s list of 10 Outstanding Creative Writing Blogs posted at her excellent blog, Writing Forward. Be sure to check out all the resources she listed.

Responses to Writing Reader Prompts

kaylalarissax3 presents Video game Prompt posted at Kaylalarissax3 in response to Prompt #98 Videogaming.

The Creative Mindset

Demian Farnworth presents 17 Phrases That Will Crush Creativity Every Time posted at LifeHack.

Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Lemons from the Wine Press posted at View from the Wine Press.

Michael S. Fedison presents The Eye of the Beholder posted at The Eye Dancers.

Writing Quote of the Week

“You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it.” – Neil Gaiman

Writing Tips and Prompts

Chrys Fey presents Five Tips to Spice Up Your Writing posted at Write with Fey.

Julie Rodriguez presents 7 Steps to Beat Writer’s Block For Good posted at The Renegade Word.

Julie Musil presents 7 Point Plot System posted at Writing and Blogging Between Carpools.

K.M. Weiland presents Why Stories Beginnings and Endings Must Be Linked posted at WordPlay.

Lee Child presents A Simple Way to Create Suspense posted at Opinionator.

David Leonhardt presents Writing assignment – how to describe hair posted at A Ghost Writers Blog


This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Brainstorming with Mary followed up by Outlining the Mary Way.

Visual Arts

Asher Jones presents Tattoos, His Family and Football – Beckham Loves It All posted at Tattoo Zone (A Tattoo Blog)


Dolly Garland presents 3 Levels of Journaling (and Why Kaizen Journaling is not Just About Tips and Techniques) posted at Kaizen Journaling.

The Business of Creativity

C.S. Lakin presents 6 Common Myths About Book Reviews posted at Live Write Thrive.

Stephanie Sun presents Why Bad Reviews are Good for Authors posted at Huffington Post.

Jeff Goins presents The Essential Guide to (Not) Responding to Critics posted at Jeff Goins Writer.


Gabriela Pereira presents 7 Steps to a Better Blog posted at DIY MFA.


Maureen Rostad presents 10 Homemade Holiday Gifts That Don’t Completely Suck posted at Upcycled Fashionista

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


6 Responses to Carnival of Creativity December 16, 2012

  1. Hi Liz, Thanks a bunch for featuring my post! I’ll definitely check out more of your site being a new writer! Thanks!
    Joe Cassandra recently posted..Have You Been Chosen to be Successful?My Profile

  2. Thanks for featuring my article, Liz! 🙂 What a great roundup this week. Off to go check them all out.
    Julie M. Rodriguez recently posted..8 High-Tech Gifts That Take the Pain Out of WritingMy Profile

  3. M.L.Hall says:

    Very nice site. Lots of resources here for writers.
    M.L.Hall recently posted..Book Published : HomelandMy Profile

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