Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for September 14, 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 How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Unblock the “Spiritual Electricity” of Creative Flow posted at Brain Pickings.

Jonathan Wai presents Seven Ways to Be More Curious posted at Psychology Today.

Carrie Brummer presents You Are Not Special posted at Artist Think.

Petrea Hansen-Adamidis B.A. Dip. A.T. RCAT presents Create a Happy World posted at Art Therapist.

Jo presents Enhance Your Curiosity, Creativity and Concentration with this Useful Acupressure Point posted at Inspire Portal.

Quinn presents Worry, the Creativity Killer posted at Quinn Creative.

Greg Beato presents How To Waste Time Properly: The right distractions boost creativity posted at Nautilus.

Julie Fei Fan Balzer presents 15 Things You Should Give Up to be Happy: Art Version posted at Balzer Designs.

Kate Leonard presents How to see creative potential in what you do posted at Illustration Friday.

Thorin Klowsowski presents How to Find Your Creative Sweet Spot posted at LifeHacker.

Shane Snow presents How to Apply Lateral Thinking to Your Creative Work posted at 99u.

Creativity Quote of the Week

You have to create things that are truthful...I don't mean truthful with a big T,I mean just truthful to yourself... ~ Salomon Lighthelm

Photo Credit: Montserrat Menéndez on Flickr

Creativity Prompt

Allison presents Clootie Well posted at Atlas Obscura.

Sharing our Work

Eula presents Seeing Red posted at View from the Winepress.

Writing Tips

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: Your Character’s Toughest Moment posted at Write with Fey.

Craig Robertson presents Why Am I Still Writing? posted at Mythic Scribes.

Kelly Diels presents Voice. The Beginning posted at Story Fix.

Brad Painting presents Using SCAMPER to Generate Article Ideas posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Susan Gray presents On Writing Science Fiction Theatre – part one posted at Amazing Stories.

Jackie Johansen presents Doubt Is The Writer’s Troll (How To Defeat It!) posted at Positive Writer.

Lauren presents The Sticky Spot For Writers: Writing Those Pesky Transition Scenes posted at Lauren Sapala.

Marcy Kennedy presents Self-Published Book Awards: Are They Right for You? posted at Fiction University.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Writing Strong Transitions: Scene to Scene, Chapter to Chapter, How to Keep Your Reader Turning the Page posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Emily Wentstrom presents 3 Things You Need to Know Before Drafting a New Story posted at The Write Practice.

Joanna Penn presents Editing And The Writing Craft. Tips From An Editor posted at The Creative Penn.

Tom Pollock presents Writing Around a Day Job posted at Terrible Minds.

Mooderino presents Interesting Characters: You are what you eat posted at Moody Writing.

Elizabeth presents Your Novel’s Language: How Can You Beat the Blah? posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Chad R. Allen presents If You Stop Writing Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later posted at Goins Writer.

Editors presents Writer: When Copying Is Good For Your Career posted at Writer’s Relief.

Suzanne Kamata presents 5 Reasons Novelists Should Write and Publish Short Stories posted at Writer’s Digest.


Chitraparna Sinha presents 12 Writing and Grammar Tips for Bloggers posted at Blogging Tips.


This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Training a Critique Group.


Visual Arts

Deanne presents Time to Get Back to Work posted at Deanne Olguin Williamson.

Christopher Jobson presents Mysterious Landscapes of People Exploring the World by Nicolas Bouvier posted at This is Colossal.


Päivi Eerola presents Creativity Expressed: in Art Journaling posted at Peony and Parakeet.

The Business of Creativity

Anna Sugden presents No Pain, No Gain – Or Looking on the Bright Side of Rejection! posted at Romance University.

Carol Tice presents The Secret to Selling E-Books by the Boatload (Even if You’re Busy) posted at Make a Living Writing.

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


24 Responses to Carnival of Creativity 9/14/14

  1. I’d love to win a Cest Magnifique mixed media kit – it looks amazing – I’m sure it would inspire me to some wonderful projects which I could share
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  2. Hussena says:

    Would Love to win this mixed media kit it is chock full of such amazing products and of course I would love to share what I made using this if I were to win it 🙂
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  3. judy says:

    I would love to win this . I have tried some mixed media with what I have, but lacking a lot of proxduct.

  4. leigh says:

    would love to win
    your blog is so fabulous
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  5. barb macaskill says:

    I would be over the moon if I was to win this fabulous prize from C’est Magnifique! It would be the YAY heard around the world if I saw that I won this!! I PROMISE that I will take many pictures of what I make with it and share it with Deonna! My birthday is in October so this would be an awesome Bday present!!! thanks for the chance to win it!!

    • barb macaskill says:

      I let out the C’est Magnifique Mixed Media in my comment!! But YES YES YES! I would love to win the C’est Magnifique Mixed Media kit and would definitely share photos of what I create with it!! 🙂

  6. PatB says:

    I would love to win a Cest Magnifique mixed media kit and promise to send Deonna a pic of what I create. I’ve only recently found C’est Magnifique and as a paper junkie, am inspired by the gorgeous international papers, supplies and ideas found on C’est Magnifique home page.

  7. Andreea says:

    I would also love this kit. Of course I make the promise, what’s the use in having these goods if not to make art out of them? 🙂

  8. katie says:

    I’d love an awesome kit like this!! Definitely Would have fun trying this stuff out and would share!!!
    Thanks! !

  9. Lise says:

    I World love to win this. And promise to show what i made with it;)

  10. amber button says:

    I would LOVE to win the C’est Magnifique Mixed Media Kit! I’m a graphic designer, art journaler and mixed media artist. I would take photos and even create a video about what I did with it!

  11. Iris Herd says:

    I would like to win the C’est Magnifique Mixed Media Kit, this is so wonderful. And I would love to share my project….a Jounal Page 🙂

  12. jean marmo says:

    8 would LOVE to win this kit!! I promise to send a photo if I win!

  13. Suzanne Francke says:

    I would love to win the C’est Magnifique Mixed Media Kit, so much that you could do with this! i would use this in my art journal and much much more! Thanks for the opportunity, I will share what I create!

  14. Danielle Brault says:

    I love your site. Am very impressed by the articles you provide. I would of course love to win the C’est Magnifique Media Kit, and would happily post photos of what I create with it.

  15. Tora Geirs says:

    I would LOVE to win the C’est Magnifique Mixed Media Kit 🙂 and it´s not a difficult promise to make, to take a picture of what I make with it to share with Deonna. Thank you so much for this change 🙂
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  16. oh I am your girl and will create something awesome and take a many pictures and I will tweet, instagram, pin them and post them on my active facebook and my blog … I will make it and share it with Deonna & the world

  17. oh I am your girl and will create something awesome and take a many pictures and I will tweet, instagram, pin them and post them on my active facebook and my blog … I will make it and share it with Deonna & the world

  18. Amy Chan says:

    oh please, i would love to win this- only started art journaling-could use some help.

  19. Patricia LaCroix says:

    Hello! I would love to win the C’est Magnifique Mixed Media Kit, and I will DEFINITELY share what I make with it with Deonna! What a beautiful kit! 😀
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  20. Marcia says:

    Love love love your site and would love, love, love to win the C’est Magnifique Mixed Media Kit, I adore all things art and all things mixed media. Will use this abuntantly. And take pictures.

  21. Cheryl says:

    Would love to win this! It all looks so interesting to try new products.


  22. I would love to win the C’est Magnifique kit and will absolutely share what I make with it!
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  23. Joanna Grant says:

    Thanks for the chance to win the C’est Magnifique Mixed Media Kit. It would be so fun to have it and I promise to share what I make with it. Cheers! Joanna

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