Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for June 28, 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 Wendell Berry on Solitude and Why Pride and Despair Are the Two Great Enemies of Creative Work posted at Brain Pickings.

Carrie presents How to Prioritize Your Creative Calling posted at Artist Think.

Sharing Our Work

Liz presents This is Real Life #9 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Artists are rebels against the grain of society no matter what they choose to do. ~Dean Nimmer

Writing Tips

Nina Munteanu presents How Are You Telling Your Story?…Part 1: Viewpoint posted at Amazing Stories.

Tiana Warner presents 5 Keys to Writing Epic Battle Scenes posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Janice Hardy presents Seven Deadly Sins (If You’re a First Chapter) posted at Fiction University.

Geri Krotow presents How A Series Can Skyrocket Your Career posted at Romance University.

CS Lakin presents Layering Motifs in Your Novel for Powerful Effect posted at Live Write Thrive.

Melissa Donovan presents Writing Tips: Write What You Know posted at Writing Forward.

Mark Nichol presents The ABCs (and Ds and Es) of Plot Development posted at Daily Writing Tips.

S. Jae-Jones presents The Big Idea: How to Find the Right Idea to Turn into a Book posted at Publishing Crawl.

Sydney A. Kneller presents 5 Steps to Effective Editing posted at Mythic Scribes.

Art Holcomb presents The 6 Most Common Problems in a Rewrite posted at Story Fix.

Amanda Patterson presents 37 Ways To Write About Anger posted at Writers Write.


Bob Bessette presents 5 Ways to Rid Complacency From Your Blog posted at Daily Blog Tips.


This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Q&A on World Building.


Visual Arts

Marianne presents Secrets of a Prolific Painter posted at The Art of Marianne Morris.


Debra presents What do you want to learn more about? A journal writing idea for tonight posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Heather presents Energy- Journal Prompt posted at To Live Inspired.

The Business of Creativity

Sharon Bially presents Beware: The Shady Side of New Publishing Opportunities posted at Writer Unboxed.

Carol Tice presents How Writing for Pleasure Made Me a Better Freelance Writer posted at Make a Living Writing.

Jo Lindsell presents Pitching Blanks posted at Writers and Authors.

Lori Hatcher presents Even More Tips for a Successful Book Launch Party posted at The Write Conversation.

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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