Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for August 3, 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 Seth Godin on Vulnerability, Creative Courage, and How to Dance with the Fear: A Children’s Book for Grownups posted at Brain Pickings.

Melissa Donovan presents Ten Myths About Creativity posted at Writing Forward.

Shawn Blanc presents Fighting to Stay Creative posted at Shawn Blanc.

Joshua Wolf Shenk presents The Power of Two posted at The Atlantic.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Inspiration exists, but it has to find us working. ~Pablo Picasso
Thanks to Rob de Vries for the background.

Writing Tips

Diana Thurbon presents 20 Tips For Winning Writing Contests posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Chris Gerwel presents The Challenge of Espionage in Speculative Fiction posted at Amazing Stories.

Andy Mort presents Is Paranoia Preventing YOU From Finding Success as a Writer? posted at Positive Writer.

Anne Marie Gazzolo presents 5 Ways to Build Stronger Characters posted at Mythic Scribes.

Larry Brooks presents Getting Published: Is Your Story Idea Strong Enough? posted at Story Fix.

Kristin Hultgren presents Older Adults: 8 Tips for Writing Your Life Story posted at Psychology Today.

Paper Blanks presents 3 Easy Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Writing Day posted at End Paper.


This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Critiquing “An Honest Death”.


Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Designer Alexandra Khitrova Discovers a New Career through Her Stunning Fantasy Concept Art posted at This is Colossal.


Chantalle Gerber presents 101 Thought Provoking Questions to Ask Yourself Before It’s Too Late posted at Pick the Brain.

Spam of the Week

I actually like what you’ve bought here, certainly like what you’re saying and the best way by which you are saying it. You’re making it entertaining and you still care for to stay it smart.

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 8/3/14

  1. Andy says:

    Hi Liz,

    Thanks for including the article I wrote for Bryan at Positive Writer on your list! Really appreciate it.

    Have a great day.
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