Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for April 21, 2013. 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

Kimberly Rodriguez presents Teaching creativity and what it really means posted at Creative Something.

Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Unqualified Expert posted at View from the Wine Press.

Liz Shaw presents I am the Hedgehog posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

The greatest gift you have been given is the gift of your imagination. Everything that now exists was once imagined. And everything that will ever exist must first be imagined. - Dr. Wayne W. Dyer

Writing Tips and Prompts

Eric Beetner presents Pulp Fiction Reborn: Dime Crime on the Net posted at Criminal Element.

Douglas Smith presents Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part 7 in series) posted at Amazing Stories.

Rachel Scheller presents Writing Gender-Specific Dialogue posted at Writer’s Digest.

Annalee Newitz presents Elysium‘s Neill Blomkamp shares the secrets of designing a dystopia posted at io9.

Creativity Boosts

Mike Brown presents Creative Thinking Skills – 7 Ideas to Get the Most from Your Creativity Daily posted at Brainzooming.


This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Narrative Rhythm.

The Business of Creativity

Michael Hyatt presents Why Every Author Needs a Powerful Online Presence posted at Intentional Leadership.

Pavarti K. Tyler presents Grow your mailing list and keep your subscribers happy: 5 best practices posted at Novel Publicity.

Chris Robley presents 5 Rules for Responding to Blog Comments posted at Host Baby.

Spam of the Week

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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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