Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for August 31, 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 Picasso on Intuition, How Creativity Works, and Where Ideas Come From posted at Brain Pickings.

Lauren presents How To Radically Boost Your Creativity And Self-Esteem In 5 Minutes posted at Lauren Sapala.

Jo presents Creative Confidence: How to Believe in Yourself [and Your Art] posted at Inspire Portal.

Patrick Ross presents 7 Signs You Have a Creative Brain posted at The Artist’s Road.

Todd Henry presents How To Receive Negative Feedback posted at Accidental Creative.

Carrie Brummer presents How to Kill Curiosity posted at Artist Think.

Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Betrayal On Nottaway Hill posted at View from the Wine Press.

Kerin Gedge presents What is the Meaning of Aspine? posted at Vocabuverse.

Art Quote of the Week

The artist must possess the courageous soul that dares and defies. ~Kate Chopin

Creativity Prompt

DoctorMoog42 presents The Gullah Heritage Trail posted at Atlas Obscura.


How to Write a Scene – free PDF download from John August

Writing Tips

Bryan Hutchinson presents 3 Myths That Hold Your Best Writing Back posted at Positive Writer.

Chrys Fey presents Passive Voice Misconception posted at Write with Fey.

Lesley Smith presents Fantasy Cartography for Writers Part 1 and Part 2 posted at Amazing Stories.

Dennis Palumbo presents Enough: How Not to Over-Write posted at Psychology Today.

Rachelle Gardner presents 11 Questions for Crafting a Fiction Pitch posted at Books & Such.

Joe Bunting presents How to Become a Better Writer in One, Simple Step posted at The Write Practice.

Jennifer Blanchard presents The Value of ‘Pantsing’ posted at Story Fix.

Jennifer Brown Banks presents 5 Ways to Put More GO Into Your Goal Setting! posted at The Procrastiwriter.

Janice Hardy presents Deep POV is Not the Only POV posted at Fiction University.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Raise the Emotional Stakes: Strengthening Alchemy between Setting, Character, and Conflict posted at How to Plan, Write, and Develop a Book.

Moderino presents Rewriting: Longer, Faster, Harder posted at Moody Writing.

Joanna Penn presents Writing Thrillers. 50 Lessons Learned From Thrillerfest 2014 posted at Creative Penn.

Sarah presents When you fall down, break your routine, or stop writing: notes on re-starting posted at It Starts With.

Marilyn Brant presents Creativity, Writing, and the Ever-Changing Face of Publishing posted at Romance University.

Anna Kashina presents Five Things I Learned Writing the Guild of Assasins posted at Terrible Minds.

Jan O’Hara presents C-c-considering Cadence: Understanding One Quality of Voice posted at Writer Unboxed.

Jack Heckel presents Fairytale’s Most Wanted: The Five Most Well-Known Character Types posted at Tor.

Selah Janel presents Writing What You Know When There’s No Way to ‘Know’ It posted at Mythic Scribes.


Daniel Scocco presents How NOT to Ask for Sponsorship or Advertising: 6 Deadly Mistakes posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Nicole Miller presents 32 Web Writing Tips posted at Buffer.


This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about What to Do When You Disagree with Your Editor.


Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards posted at This is Colossal.

Päivi Eerola presents How to Trust Yourself when Creating Art posted at Peony and Parakeet.

Katherine Brooks presents 9 Art Techniques That Anyone Can Do To Jumpstart Creativity posted at Huffington Post.

Chelle presents 16 Art Journal Prompt Ideas for Music Lovers posted at Art Journalist.

Kathleen Johnson Rogers presents 25 Amazing Art Journal Theme Ideas posted at Woke Up With Ideas.

Lee Hammond presents When You’ve Hit The Artistic Wall: Frustration and Creativity posted at Artists Network.


Jeff Goins presents How a Daily Writing Habit Makes You a Better Person posted at Goins Writer.

Jessica Stillman presents Why It’s Worth Making Time for This Lengthy Morning Ritual posted at Inc..

Claire de Boer presents 10 Ways to Ease Depression with Only Your Pen posted at The Gift of Writing.

The Business of Creativity

Ali Luke presents Seven Crucial First Steps for Your Writing Career posted at Aliventures.

Carol Tice presents 140 Websites That Pay Writers in 2014 posted at Make a Living Writing.

Lorraine Mace presents Talking Up Sales posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Zac Johnson presents Facebook Contest Apps – How to Easily Create Facebook Contests posted at Blogging Tips.

Linda Formichelli presents How to Earn $250 Per Hour As a Freelance Writer posted at CopyBlogger.

Spam of the Week

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Thank you to Stepahnie for the background for this week’s 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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3 Responses to Carnival of Creativity 8/31/14

  1. Paivi says:

    Thank you for linking my post about trusting yourself when creating art!
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