Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for November 23, 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

Editor presents Meditation makes you more creative posted at Science Daily.

Lauren presents 3 Ways Writers Can Stay Creative And Protect Their Mental Health posted at Lauren Sapala.

Sharing Our Work

Liz presents The Scattered Life Collective #10 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Art Quote of the Week

Art is the overflow of emotion into action. ~Brian Raif

Creativity Prompt

Liz Langley presents Animal Myths From Around the World posted at National Geographic.


Artists Network is offering a free download for on Pencil Shading Techniques.

Writing Tips

Michael J. Sullivan presents Starting out Strong – How to Write a Killer Opening posted at Mythic Scribes.

Maeve Maddux presents Parallel Construction posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: Medical Doctors posted at Write with Fey.

Becca Puglisi presents How to Keep your Story Moving and Your Character Believable posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Melissa Donovan presents Are You Dedicated to Better Writing? posted at Writing Forward.

Maria Popova presents Bukowski’s Letter of Gratitude to the Man Who Helped Him Quit His Soul-Sucking Job and Become a Full-Time Writer posted at Brain Pickings.

Nina Munteanu presents Make Your Openings Count posted at Amazing Stories.

Elizabeth presents Writing Our Region—Without Overdoing It posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

CS Lakin presents How Settings and Locale Shape Us and the Characters We Create posted at Live Write Thrive.

Jeffrey Whitney presents Want to Write Better Dialogue? Break the Rules posted at The Write Practice.

Warren Adler presents On Rejection and Renewal: A Note to Aspiring Novelists posted at Writer Unboxed.

Maria MacKenzie presents A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: The Art of Writing Dialogue posted at Romance University.

Rita Wilson, MPH presents Memoir Writing Bridges Past and Present posted at Psychology Today.

Mooderino presents Romancing the Reader posted at Moody Writing.

Larry Brooks presents Getting Published: The Genre-Concept Connection posted at Story Fix.


Adrienne Carlson presents 5 Things to Know When Starting Your Blog posted at Daily Blog Tips.


This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Conversations with a Bookseller.


Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Artist Hinke Schreuders Alters 1950s Advertising and Fashion Photography with Hand-Stitched Embroidery posted at This is Colossal.


Tracy Woodsford presents Journal exercises posted at Sojourner.

The Business of Creativity

Marcy Kennedy presents 5 Guidelines for Approaching Book Review Bloggers posted at Fiction University.

Editor presents Does Discounting Hurt Your Art Business? posted at Arts Business Institute.

Bryan Hutchinson presents What I Learned From Screwing-up My Book Cover Design posted at Positive Writer.

Kim Barloso presents No Freelance Writing Gigs? Here are 7 Ways to Stay Productive posted at Make a Living Writing.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Self-Publishing: No Longer Just the “Vanity” Option for Today’s First-Time Authors posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

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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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