Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for September 22, 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

Jeff Goins presents Rules, Discipline, and the Paradox of Creativity posted at Goins Writer.


The Creativity Portal provides an Imagination Prompt Generator.

Sharing Our Work

Kenney Myers presents How to Teach Your Kids the Basics of Chess posted at Kenney Myers

Writing Quote of the Week

When I began to write for passion, at first nobody seemed to care. But I kept at it, kept doing the best work I could no matter how many (or how few) paid attention. And slowly over time, people took notice. Why? Because there is something attractive about passion. -Jeff Goins

Writing Tips

A. Howitt presents A Fine Line Between Love and Death – How to Write Love Scenes posted at Mythic Scribes.

Michael presents Do Synonyms Exist? posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Larry Brooks presents Great Characters Go Faster Deeper Harder posted at Story Fix.

Charlie Jane Anders presents The Only Kind of Sentence You Should Use in Your Fiction posted at io9.

Douglas Smith presents Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part 16 in series: Drawing the Line: When to stop submitting a story posted at Amazing Stories.

Chrys Fey presents Writing About Hospitals posted at Write with Fey.


This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about When Fail Happens in Your Career.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Beautiful LEGO: A New Book About the Art of LEGO by Mike Doyle posted at This is Colossal.

The Business of Creativity

Laura Spencer presents 8+ Ways to Keep Your Fears from Messing Up Your Freelancing Business posted at Freelance Folder.


Casey presents D.I.Y. Paper Craft Love/Hearts Cut-Out Card Printable Template | Kceh posted at Kceh

Alyssa Poulin presents 31 Things To Make For Halloween Plus Pumpkin Carving Tips posted at How To This And That

Spam of the Week

Amazing difficulties totally, you may been given a whole new readers. What can people advocate with regards to your create that you made at times back? Just about any guaranteed?


Thanks to Liz Shaw for the background for today’s writing quote.

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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