Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for February 8, 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 The Creative Experience: Legendary Choreographer Merce Cunningham on Motion as Metaphor posted at Brain Pickings.

Päivi Eerola presents The Power of Positive Self-Criticism in Art posted at Peony and Parakeet.

Polly Campbell presents Awe is the Secret to a Creative Life posted at Imperfect Spirituality.

Sharing Our Work

Liz presents Fly Without Wings posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Writing Quote of the Week

In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could to any person; I create myself. -Susan Sontag

Writing Tips

Harrison Demchick presents Writing a Convincing Culprit posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Cody Amprim presents Writing Believable Fantasy – A Guide to Keeping It Real posted at Mythic Scribes.

Marcy Kennedy presents How to Save Money on Editing Your Book posted at Fiction University.

Marcy McKay presents Surviving Criticism without Losing Confidence in Your Writing posted at Positive Writer.

Cindy Nord presents EMOTIONAL WRITING – Two Simple Words That Wield Great Power posted at Romance University.

Melissa Donovan presents Making the Right Word Choice Makes Your Writing Better posted at Writing Forward.

Liz Bureman presents Why Writers Love Red Herrings: A Brief Guide posted at The Write Practice.

Haley Osborne presents Making Your Title Grab Readers’ Attention posted at Novel Publicity.

Stephanie Orges presents 3 Things the Novelist Can Learn From the Copywriter posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Becca Puglisi presents How Image Systems Can Supercharge a Novel posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Joanna Penn presents Commonalities Of Successful Indie Authors Plus A New Way To Find An Editor posted at The Creative Penn.


Edward Khoo presents 10 Tips to Manage Criticism posted at Daily Blog Tips.


This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about What Do You Mean My Main Character is Boring?.

This week’s podcast at Adventures in Arting is all about Carl is Addicted to Creativity.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Audio, Contracts and Product Placement.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about How to Find Your Ideal Reader.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Using Your Day Job as a Muse for Your Writing – With Lisa Black.


Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents New Anatomical Collages by Travis Bedel posted at This is Colossal.


Quinn presents When Your Journal Talks to You posted at Quinn Creative.

The Business of Creativity

Chrys Fey presents How to Create an Author Facebook Page posted at Write with Fey.

John Weiler presents How I Wised Up After 8 Years and Got My First Freelance Writing Contract posted at 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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