Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for September 21, 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.
I have a great giveaway this month, thanks to Deonna at C’est Magnifique Kits. Just look at this beautiful mixed media kit.
This kit is chock full of fabulous stuff. Here’s a complete list:
- Heidi Swapp: Color Shine: Pink
- Jacquard: Lumiere Metallic Paint: Citrine
- American Crafts: Pop Microbeads: Leaf
- Pink Paislee: Color Wash: Layered Cardstock Frames
- Ranger: Dina Wakely: Heavy Body Acrylic Paint: Sky
- Prima: Color Bloom Spray Mist: Gilded
- Studio Calico: Huey’s Masks: Bubbes Mask
- Prima: Mini Sachet: Lakeside
- Prima: Cabriole: Aqua
- Kaisercraft: Storyteller: Collectables
A few of the items are partial packages, but let me tell you, I have one of these and it is way fun. I am going to be announcing the lucky winner in the first carnival of October. To win, you need to do two things:
- leave a comment on this post saying that you’d like to win the C’est Magnifique Mixed Media Kit, and
- promise to take a picture of what you make with it to share with Deonna.
The Creative Mindset
Gregory Ciotti presents Beethoven’s Daily Habit for Inspiring Creative Breakthroughs posted at Psychology Today.
Jo presents 8 Tips on Finding [and Enhancing] the Optimum Space for Your Creativity posted at Inspire Portal.
Art Quote of the Week
Sharing Our Work
MulinBlog Online J School presents Writing for the Web a 4-week free online course (Sept. 22 – Oct. 20).
Tara presents You are invited to 31 Days of Playful Drawing.
Douglas Smith presents Where Do We Go From Here?: Career progression for short fiction writers (continued) posted at Amazing Stories.
The Magic Violinist presents Why Failure IS an Option for Writers (and everyone else!) posted at Positive Writer.
Sandra Miller presents 9 Best Tools to Make Writers More Successful, Organized, and Effective posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.
Janice Hardy presents Sharing the Spotlight: How Much Page Time Do Supporting Characters Need? posted at Fiction University.
Mary Carroll Moore presents Working with Unexpected Character Questions: Finding Your Character’s (or Narrator’s) Inner Story posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.
Barbara Monajem presents Keeping it Simple — Guidelines for Writing Novellas posted at Romance University.
CS Lakin presents Characters in Novels That Are Allies and Reflections posted at Live Write Thrive.
Staff presents Five Signs You May Be Sabotaging Your Writing Career posted at Writer’s Relief.
Elizabeth presents 4 Tips for Writing About Unfamiliar Character Issues posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.
AE Jones presents Secondary Characters: An Important Tool in a Writer’s Toolkit posted at Mythic Scribes.
Joe Bunting presents How Long Should Your Blog Post Be? A Writer’s Guide posted at The Write Practice.
Jessica Hagy presents I’ve been blogging for 8 freaking years. Here’s what I learned as I went along. posted at Medium.
Christopher Jobson presents Sheets of Glass Cut into Layered Ocean Waves by Ben Young posted at This is Colossal.
The Business of Creativity
Joanna Penn presents Book Marketing With Visual Content. 7 Ways To Stand Out With Images posted at The Creative Penn.
Carol Tice presents How I Got Over My Author Complex and Became a ‘Real’ Writer posted at Make a Living Writing.
Jane presents Self-Hosting Your Author Website: Why and How to Do It posted at Jane Friedman.
Spam of the Week
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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