Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for January 11, 2015. 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 Legendary Composer Aaron Copland on the Conditions of Creativity, Emotion vs. Intellect, and the Trap of Public Opinion posted at Brain Pickings.

Tara Leaver presents What Your Daily Practice Can Teach You About Yourself posted at Scoutie Girl.

Peg Streep presents Spark Your Creativity in Six Steps posted at Psychology Today.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Natalia responded to Prompt #1260 Mirrors with Another Look in the Mirror.

Check out Joyce’s response (in the comments) to Prompt #1257 First Line of the Week Sylvia Hiven. Then go Like herFacebook page for her Haiku Happy project.


Writing Quote of the Week

If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that. -Stephen King

Writing Tips

Chrys Fey presents How to Build a Platform posted at Write with Fey.

Lizzie presents Writing Tips: 15 Ways to Stay Productive in the New Year posted at Wonderful World.

Dr. John Yeoman presents Why Plot Clichés are a Good Thing posted at Mythic Scribes.

Nina Munteanu presents Creating Great Characters in Fiction posted at Amazing Stories.

Carlos Cooper presents What I Learned From Writing A Novel ‘LIVE’ posted at The Write Practice.

John Vorhaus presents Squeezing out the Stupid posted at Writing Unboxed.

Carrie Bennette presents NaNoWriMo Mode: How To Keep Pace After The Writing Month Ends posted at Novel Publicity.

Larry Brooks presents Story Structure for Dummies posted at Story Fix.


Thursday Bram presents Your Blog is Your Portfolio: Landing Blog Writing Gigs posted at Daily Blog Tips.


This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Seriously, Where Do You Get Your Ideas?.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about WriteOn, AuthorRise and Algorithms.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Is KDP Select Worth Using Again?.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Marketing and Promotion for Authors who Don’t Like Marketing and Promotion – with Jaden Terrell.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Book Cover Design And Entrepreneurship With Derek Murphy.


Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Postcards for Ants: A 365-Day Miniature Painting Project by Lorraine Loots posted at This is Colossal.

The Business of Creativity

SR Johannes presents 8 Marketing Don’ts: Get Real or Get Lost! posted at Fiction University.

Maggie Bolitho presents Stage Fright? Alright! posted at Romance University.

Carol Tice presents How I Got a Great Freelance Gig After a Royal Screw Up posted at Make a Living Writing.

Yael Grauer presents The Pros and Cons of Freelance Writing Online posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Spam of the Week

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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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