Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for June 13, 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 Slippery Question of What Makes a Great Book posted at Brain Pickings.

Jo presents 7 Ways to Embrace Your Vulnerability and Write Your Truth posted at Inspire Portal.


Writing Quote of the Week

There’s a secret that real writers know that wannabe writers don’t, and the secret is this: It’s not the writing part that’s hard. What’s hard is sitting down to write. -Stephen Pressfield

Writing Tips

Miriam Nicholson presents The Monster That Lives in Every Writer’s Heart posted at The Write Practice.

Angela Ackerman presents Emotional Description: 3 Common Problems with Show & Tell posted at Romance University.

Janice Hardy presents Using Layers to Pre-Write Your Scenes posted at Fiction University.

KM Weiland presents FAQ: How to Write Character Arcs in a Series posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Nina Munteanu presents Five Ways To Improve Your Fiction Writing posted at Amazing Stories.

Ashley Clark presents How Research Can Strengthen Any Story posted at The Writer’s Alley.

Jo Lindsell presents Summoning the Ghosts posted at Writers and Authors.

Johnny B. Truant presents Why Your Story Matters posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Brian DeLeonard presents Delivering the Story posted at Mythic Scribes.

Mark Nichol presents Use Manuscript Markers for Your First Draft posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Michelle Ule presents What Can a Novelist Learn from Nonfiction? posted at Books and Such.

Piper Bayard & Jay Holmes presents Writing Spies: Which Agency Does What to Who? posted at Writers in the Storm.

Stephanie Morrill presents How to Get Back to Writing After A Break posted at Go Teen Writers.

Jody presents 3 Surefire Ways to Generate Book Ideas posted at Jody Hedlund.

Larry Brooks presents Novelists and Screenwriters: Concept Equals “Situation”… and Then Some posted at Story Fix.

Mooderino presents Interesting Chit Chat posted at Moody Writing.


Carol Tice presents My 23 Best Types of Blog Posts That Grab Attention posted at Make a Living Writing.


This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Intrigue.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Digital Resale, VAs and Shorter Books.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Building a Solid Foundation for Your Author Business, with Helen Sedwick.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Complexity Graphics by Tatiana Plakhova posted at This is Colossal.

The Business of Creativity

Sharon Bially presents What Your Writer’s Resume Says About Your Chances for Recognition posted at Writer Unboxed.

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

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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