Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for April 28, 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.


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Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Through the Looking Glass posted at View from the Winepress.

Writing Quote of the Week

Creativity is blue-collar work. It's not magical or mystical. It may be a little spiritual, but at the end of the day, it's about putting the hours in. -Jeff Goins

Writing Tips and Prompts

Chrys Fey presents Chrys’ Writing Rules: Don’t Leave Anything Out posted at Write with Fey.

Liz Shaw presents Top 10 Reasons Writers Should Join Toastmasters: Learn to Think on Your Feet posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Rob Grindstaff presents Bring your fiction to life by understanding the characters: An editor’s how-to guide posted at Novel Publicity.

Brian Klems presents 5 Ways to Come Up With Great Story Ideas posted at Writer’s Digest.

Tanner Christensen presents Seven steps to creative breakthroughs. posted at Creative Something.

David Bakke presents 5 Time Management Tips for Writers Who Work From Home posted at BookBaby.

Cynthia Morris presents My Secret Sauce for Creative Success posted at Original Impulse.

Suw Charman-Anderson presents 5 Key Lessons for Authors and Self-Publishers from Neil Gaiman posted at Forbes.

Jennifer Miller presents How To Tell If You’re Creative (Hint: You Might Be A Bit Of A Jerk) posted at Fast Company.


This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is Brainstorming with Brandon Again. This is a great look at the creative process.

The Business of Creativity

Michael J. Sullivan presents Demystifying Contracts #1: Novels – Ownership vs Rights Transfer posted at Amazing Stories.

Spam of the Week

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Thanks to DeaPeaJay for the background for today’s writing quote.

That’s all for this week. Be sure to submit your article for the May 12 Carnival of Creativity by Friday May 10 at midnight!

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