Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for February 9, 2014. 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

Maria Popova presents The Creative Cleft: Joyce Carol Oates on the Divided Self and the “Diamagnetic” Relationship Between Person and Persona posted at Brain Pickings.

John Wesley presents The Secret to Creativity posted at Pick the Brain.

David Intrator presents Creativity and Listening posted at The Creative Organization.

Jeff Goins presents The Most Important Part of the Creative Life posted at Goins Writer.

Sharing Our Work

Kerin Gedge presents A Poem About Polygons posted at The Vocabuverse.

Writing Quote of the Week

The poet's, the writer's, duty is … to help man endure by lifting his heart. -William Faulkner

Writing Tips

Laura Jorgensen presents 5 Tips for Inspiration posted at Mythic Scribes.

Michael presents Say What You Mean posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Chrys Fey presents Words to Cut out of Your Writing posted at Write with Fey.

Belle Beth Cooper presents 6 Ways I’ve Improved My Writing In the Past 6 months You Can Try Today posted at Buffer.

Ali Hale presents How To Write Every Day (and why you should) posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Ryan Holiday presents The Notecard System: The Key For Remembering, Organizing And Using Everything You Read posted at Thought Catalog.

Larry Brooks presents The Key to Making Your Historical Novel Publishable posted at StoryFix.


Michael presents Developing Your Blogging Identity posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Stefanie Flaxman presents How to Write 16 Knockout Articles When You Only Have One Wimpy Idea posted at CopyBlogger.

Grace Bonney presents State of the Blog Union: How the Blogging World Has Changed posted at DesignSponge.


This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Hijacking the Knowledge You Already Have, with Mette Ivie Harrison.


Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Ephemeral Environmental Sculptures Evoke Cycles of Nature posted at This is Colossal.

Journal Writing

Quinn presents How To Journal Even When You Resist posted at Quinn Creative.

The Business of Creativity

Vinay Jain presents Don’t Get Screwed: The Contract Provisions Every Creative Needs to Know posted at 99u.

Michael J. Sullivan presents Publishing: Let’s stop comparing apples and oranges posted at Amazing Stories.

Spam of the Week

What’s up friends, how is everything, and what you want to say about this piece of writing, in my view its truly remarkable in support of me.

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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2 Responses to Carnival of Creativity 2/9/2014

  1. Kayla says:

    Great Stuff! My blog is for readers and writers also!

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