Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for November 30, 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 James Baldwin on the Creative Process and the Artist’s Responsibility to Society posted at Brain Pickings.

Susan K. Perry, PhD presents 5 Artistic Ways to Get Your Creativity Unstuck posted at Psychology Today.

Sharing Our Work

Liz presents Every Day Brings a Choice posted at Create a Brilliant Life.

Writing Quote of the Week

“We write to expose the unexposed. If there is one door in the castle you have been told not to go through, you must. Otherwise you’ll just be rearranging furniture in rooms you’ve already been in. Most human beings are dedicated to keeping that one door shut. But the writer’s job is to see what’s behind it, to see the bleak unspeakable stuff, and to turn the unspeakable into words—not just into any words but if we can, into rhythm and blues.” – Anne Lamott

Writing Tips

John Soares presents The Top 27 Ways to Boost Your Writing Willpower posted at Productive Writing.

Bill Johnson presents Putting the Tense in Narrative Tension posted at Story Fix.

Angela Ackerman presents Boost Story Conflict By Exploring The Dark Side of Your Hero’s Best Qualities posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Chrys Fey presents Chapter Titles posted at Write with Fey.

Nina Munteanu presents Beating Today’s “S” Curve (or Why an Editor is Every Writer’s Best Friend) posted at Amazing Stories.

Warren Adler presents On Rejection and Renewal: A Note to Aspiring Novelists posted at Live Write Thrive.

Janice Hardy presents How Not to Start a Novel: Four Things to Avoid on Page One posted at Anne R. Allen.

Emily Wenstrom presents One Surprising Way to Write Better posted at The Write Practice.

Charlie Jane Anders presents How To Create A Killer Opening For Your Science Fiction Short Story posted at io9.

Brian Klem presents How to Give Your Character an Authentic Dialect posted at Writer’s Digest.

Dave King presents It’s a funny world. posted at Writer Unboxed.

Christine presents What Michelangelo Taught Me About Writer’s Doubt posted at Positive Writer.

Brian DeLeonard presents Bridging the Gap Between Author and Character posted at Mythic Scribes.

Justin P Lambert presents Are You Cutting With Shears or a Chainsaw? posted at Daily Writing Tips.


Seth Waite presents Writing Powerful Short Posts posted at Daily Blog Tips.


This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Hiding the Open Grave.


Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents New Cut Paper Sculptures and Illustrations by Elsa Mora posted at This is Colossal.


Tracy presents A few prompts posted at Sojourner.

The Business of Creativity

Lisa presents Why Thank You is the Creative Nonfiction Writer’s All-Purpose Response to Critics and Admirers Alike posted at Lisa Romeo Writes.

Carol Tice presents How to Get Hired When You Apply for Online Freelance Writing Jobs posted at How to Make a Living Writing.

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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