Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for December 14, 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 Anne Truitt on Resisting the Label “Artist” and the Difference Between Doing Art and Being an Artist posted at Brain Pickings.

Drew presents 5 Ways to Rediscover your Art and Reclaim your Passion posted at Skinny Artist.


Art Quote of the Week

The best art … makes the world feel a little bit less terrifying, it makes things feel a little more intertwined…-Shepard Fairey

Writing Tips

Larry Brooks presents Infusing your Fiction With Heart and Soul: An Exercise posted at Story Fix.

Maeve Maddux presents What’s Your Novel’s Log Line? posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Lauren presents The One Mistake Writers Make That Can Ruin Their Characters posted at Laren Sapala.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Structure Advice for Wordsmiths: Why Good Writing Comes After Good Structure When Developing Your Book posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Chrys Fey presents Naming Fictional Towns and Cities posted at Write with Fey.

Amy Christine Parket presents Learning to be an Unapologetic ‘Planster’ posted at Fiction University.

Nina Munteanu presents Choosing Your Tense…and Keeping It posted at Amazing Stories.

Nicole Miller presents Writing Tips: How to Beat Writer’s Block and Create a Sticky Writing Habit posted at Buffer.

Monica M. Clark presents Read Memoirs to Understand Character Motivation posted at The Write Practice.

Bill Ferris presents Why You Need To Write a Series posted at Writer Unboxed.

Veronica Bale presents Reinventing the Cliché Write What You Know posted at Romance University.

Becca Puglisi presents 11 Novelist-Tested Ways to Defeat Writer’s Block posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Carol Tice presents Is This Insidious Affliction Shrinking Your Freelance Writing Income? posted at Make a Living Writing.

Bryan Hutchinson presents 9 Tips on How to Tell the Scariest Story Ever (Halloween or Any Time) posted at Positive Writer.

Christine presents 6 Writing ‘Rules’ that Even Bestselling Authors Break posted at Better Novel Project.

SG Rogers presents Welcome To My Worlds – One Author’s Approach to Building Fantasy Worlds posted at Mythic Scribes.


Kevin presents The Four Stages of Growing a Blog posted at Daily Blog Tips.


This week’s podcast at Goins Writer is all about Practical Strategies to Build Your Platform .

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Q & A at the Retreat.


What is being creative? from Kristian Ulrich Larsen on Vimeo.

Visual Arts

Editor presents The Daily Muse: David Fullarton, Visual Artist and Illustrator posted at Elusive Muse.


Lisa Vollrath presents What is an Art Journal? posted at Mixed Media Club.

The Business of Creativity

Joanna Penn presents Pitching Literary Festivals, Genre Boundaries And Crime Fiction. With Clare Mackintosh posted at The Creative Penn.

Elizabeth presents Getting Reviews posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

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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