Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for November 16, 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 Art, Inc.: A Field Guide to the Psychology and Practicalities of Becoming a Successful Artist posted at Brain Pickings.

Robin LaFevers presents The Surprising Importance of Doing Nothing posted at Writer Unboxed.

Molly Castelloe presents When a Painting Opens a Spiritual Path posted at Psychology Today.

Quinn presents Controlling the Tricky Muse posted at Quinn Creative.

Mihir Patkar presents Treat Starting, Not Finishing, As Your Greatest Success posted at Life Hacker.

Jenniebellie presents How to Get On *& Stay On* a Creative ROLL posted at Jenniebellie’s Studio.

Sharing Our Work

Liz presents The Scattered Life Collective #8 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Creativity can come from uncertainty and a bit of angst. ~David Curtis


Alison Burke presents a free online class Finding Your Muse.

Writing Tips

Jennifer Moline presents 6 Tips for Focusing When Writing posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Chrys Fey presents Two Character Perspectives posted at Write with Fey.

Alex presents How to Create Drama and Story Plot Without a Single Facebook Entry: Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” posted at Ride the Pen.

Elizabeth presents Using Critical Reviews as Resources posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Janice Hardy presents Writing Basics: The Inciting Event posted at Fiction University.

Liz Bureman presents Finagle’s Law: A Writer’s Guide posted at The Write Practice.

CS Lakin presents How Best-Selling Writers Sabotage Themselves (and How to Learn from Their Mistakes) posted at Live Write Thrive.

Larry Brooks presents Storytelling in Context to… What? posted at Story Fix.

Shanan Haislip presents 6 Weird but Awesome Hacks for a Happy Writing Life posted at Positive Writer.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Detail That Matters and Detail That Doesn’t: Why the First Makes Your Writing Come Alive and the Second Dulls the Shine posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Lauren presents 5 Things Beta Readers Should Know Before They Agree To The Task posted at Lauren Sapala.

Olivia La Bianca presents The Map of Your Manuscript’s Quest posted at Novel Publicity.


Seth Apter presents The Sound of Authenticity posted at The Altered Page.

Barry Pearman presents How to Wow Your Audience with the Right Image posted at Goins Writer.

Aditya Mahesh presents 4 Ways To Promote Your Blog Offline posted at Daily Blog Tips.


This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Disability in Narrative.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about From The First Book To Running A Multi Genre Story Studio With Sean Platt.


Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Surreal Worlds Digitally Painted by Gediminas Pranckevicius posted at This is Colossal.

Ann presents Living with Art: Ten Tips for Making a Magnificent Masterboard posted at Wonderstrange.

The Business of Creativity

Michael J. Sullivan presents Dear Self-published authors, it’s your turn to listen up posted at Amazing Stories.

Kimberly Kincaid presents What to Expect When You’re Expecting Your First Book posted at Romance University.

Carol Tice presents Which Freelance Writing Tips Have Helped You Most? posted at Make a Living Writing.

Spam of the Week

all the time i used to read smaller articles which as well clear their motive, and that is also happening with this piece of writing which I am reading here.

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


2 Responses to Carnival of Creativity 11/16/14

  1. Seth says:

    Thanks so much for sharing a link to my blog post!
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