Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for October 12, 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.


Calling all writers! The Vocabuverse is now opening its doors for any writer/songwriter who wants to have a go at submitting their own material to this amazing universe of words!.

The Creative Mindset

Maria Popova presents Leonard Cohen on Creativity, Hard Work, and Why You Should Never Quit Before You Know What It Is You’re Quitting posted at Brain Pickings.

Art Quote of the Week

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way — things I had no words for. -Georgia O’Keeffe

Sharing Our Work

Eula presents Listening to the Lullaby posted at View from the Winepress.

Liz presents The Scattered Life Collective #4 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Writing Tips

Larry Brooks presents Last Minute NaNoWrMo Tips posted at Story Fix.

Cedar Sanderson presents Writing on Paper posted at Amazing Stories.

Emily Wenstrom presents 3 Essential Questions for Better Backstory posted at The Write Practice.

Janice Hardy presents Real Life Diagnostics: Is This Prologue Working? posted at Fiction University.

Susan K. Perry, PhD presents The Writing Life: 8 New Tips posted at Psychology Today.

KM Weiland presents What Jane Eyre Can Teach You About Mind-Blowing Heroines posted at The Procrastiwriter.

Melissa Donovan presents A Selection of Poetry Prompts from 1200 Creative Writing Prompts posted at Writing Forward.

Angela Ackerman presents How To Mine Your Dreams For Story Gold posted at Writers Helping Writers.

CS Lakin presents Don’t Abuse the Dot-Dot-Dots posted at Live Write Thrive.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Importance of Action: Do You Have Enough Happening? posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Bryan Hutchinson presents How To Become A Better Writer Every-Single-Day posted at Positive Writer.

Lauren presents 5 Secrets To Hitting Your Writing Goals posted at Lauren Sapala.

Laurie Schnebly Campbell presents Braiding Your Story posted at Romance University.

Anne Greenwood Brown presents Collaboration posted at Writer Unboxed.

Renee Vaughn presents How to turn a mid-book crisis into a writing triumph posted at Writers Village.

Mooderino presents Where to Start Your Story (Exactly) posted at Moody Writing.

Maeve Maddux presents What To Do About Non-standard English posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Elizabeth presents Story Signposts posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

A. Howitt presents Help! I Accidentally Wrote a Novel posted at Mythic Scribes.

Jo presents 9 Practices to Inspire Your Writing in an Instant posted at Inspire Portal.


Daniel Scocco presents Using Formulas to Generate Ideas for Blog Posts posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Julie Fei Fan Balzer presents Some Thoughts on Blogging posted at Balzer Designs.


This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Fan Writing, with Christopher J. Garcia.


Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Dramatic Stainless Steel Wire Fairies by Robin Wight posted at This is Colossal.

Tara presents what’s your style? :: exploring drawing {part two} posted at Tara Leaver.


Debra presents Some journal work for tonight…. recalling and focusing on the good from today posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Deb Mitchell presents How I Broke Out of a Freelancing Slump by Breaking All the Rules posted at Renegade Writer.

Carol Tice presents 37 Essential Freelance Writing Terms You Need to Know posted at How to Make a Living Writing.

Joanna Penn presents Lessons Learned From 3 Years As An Author-Entrepreneur posted at The Creative Penn.

Jeff Goins presents Yes, You Can and Should Self-publish (Here’s Everything You Need to Know) posted at Goins Writer.

Dale Anne Potter presents How do you Market (Self-Promote) Yourself as an Artist? posted at Spreading Positive Creativity.

John Soares presents Does a Freelance Writer Need a Post Office Box? posted at Productive Writers.


Photo Credit: Lady Dragonfly on Flickr

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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