Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for September 28, 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 Artist Francis Bacon on the Role of Suffering and Self-Knowledge in Creative Expression posted at Brain Pickings.

Polly Campbell presents Making the Most of Your Mistakes posted at Psychology Today.

Gemma Hawdon presents Five Top Tips For Being A Happy Writer posted at Writers’ Village.

Carrie Brummer presents I Only Make Art When I’m ‘In The Mood’ posted at Artist Think.

Melissa Dahl presents Stop Asking ‘What Should I Do?’ posted at The Science of Us.

Kate Leonard presents 5 reasons why you’re creative amazing posted at Illustration Friday.

Creativity Quote of the Week

The way I dance is by writing. – Anne Lamott

Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents The Other Man posted at View from the Wine Press.

Liz Shaw presents The Scattered Life Collective #2 posted at Lizandrashaw.com.


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Writing Tips

Antonio del Drago presents 5 Characteristics of a Hero posted at Mythic Scribes.

Melissa Donovan presents From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Report It posted at Writing Forward.

KM Weiland presents How to Write a Negative Character Arc, Pt. 3: The Third Act posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Shanan Haislip presents 4 Effective Ways to Beat Writer’s Burnout posted at Positive Writer.

Janice Hardy presents Writing Basics: How to Use Adverbs posted at Fiction University.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Crafting Pathways in Your Book: Internal Conflict, External Conflict, and How They Form a Story posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

John Vorhaus presents Feel Good and Fail Big posted at Writer Unboxed.

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: Police Officers posted at Write with Fey.

Mooderino presents Waiting For A Story To Get Going posted at Moody Writing.

Jo presents Margaret Atwood’s Ten Tips for Writers posted at Inspire Portal.

Mary Hodges presents Writing Contests Are Good Practice posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Mike Angley presents Patience, Persistence, Perfection posted at Story Fix.

Elizabeth presents 6 Steps Writers Need to Tame the Story Beast posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Chuck Wendig presents Ten Things to Never Say to a Writer posted at Terrible Minds.

Jeff Goins presents What Unfinished Projects Teach Us About Our Life’s Work posted at Goins Writer.

Seth Koenig presents Eight phrases Stephen King thinks writers should never use posted at Hashtag Maine.

Claire de Boer presents How Writing Your Story Can Help You Forgive posted at The Gift of Writing.

Jennifer Brown Banks presents 4 Reasons Cooking Shows Make the Perfect Recipe For Writing Success…Part 2 posted at Pen and Prosper.


Mark Pack presents Are You Throwing Away Readers by Posting at the Wrong Time? posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Joe Bunting presents 5 Elements of a ‘Perfect’ Blog Post posted at The Write Practice.


This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Publicity for Books.


Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents New Lifelike Paper Birds by Diana Beltran Herrera posted at This is Colossal.

Tara presents how to loosen up your art { + free printable!} posted at Tara Leaver.

Julie Fei Fan Balzer presents Five Ways to Make Time for Art posted at Balzer Designs.


Debra presents A powerful and gracious visualization exercise for your journaling tonight posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Jennifer Bomgardner presents Creating Journals for Comfort & Inspiration posted at Stampington.

Jocelyn Paige Kelly presents 5 Ways Keeping a Gratitude Journal Supports Our Creativity posted at Realizing Your Creative Life.

Lisa presents The Blank Page & Vulnerability posted at Lisa Sonora.

Dolly Garland presents 5 Ways to Use Journaling for Motivation posted at Kaizen Journaling.

Quinn presents 10 Commonplace Journal Ideas posted at Quinn Creative.

The Business of Creativity

Michael J. Sullivan presents Marketing 101: Strategies for Growing your Email List posted at Amazing Stories.

Lauren presents The Two Most Powerful Behaviors Of Successful Writers posted at Lauren Sapala.

Stacy McKitrick presents Organize Your Writing Project(s) via a Spreadsheet posted at Romance University.

CS Lakin presents Tweaking Your Writing and Genre for Success posted at Live Write Thrive.

Carol Tice presents The Key E-Book Marketing Step That Most Self-Publishers Miss posted at Make a Living Writing.

Editors presents Self-Publishing Self-Test: How To Determine If You’re A Good Candidate For Self-Publishing Your Book posted at Writer’s Relief.

Linda Formichelli and Diana Burrell presents No, Freelance Writers, You Don’t Need a Blog posted at The Renegade Writer.

Spam of the Week

Piece of writing writing is also a excitement, if you be familiar with afterward you can write otherwise it is difficult to write.

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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One Response to The Carnival of Creativity 9/28/14

  1. leigh says:

    would love to win this and promise to send a pic of what I make
    leigh recently posted..Collage show at New Seasons Progress RidgeMy Profile

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