Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for July 26, 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 Agony of the Artist (with a capital A): E.E. Cummings on What It Really Means to Be an Artist and His Little-Known Line Drawings posted at Brain Pickings.

Sharing Our Work

Liz presents This is Real Life #12 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you’re passionate about something, then you’re more willing to take risks. ~Yo-Yo Ma

Writing Tips

Melissa Donovan presents Essay Writing Ideas, Topics, and Publishing Tips posted at Writing Forward.

Marcy McKay presents What Your Favorite Books Tell You About Your Writing posted at The Write Practice.

CS Lakin presents A Novel Is Not A Sum Total of Its Parts posted at Live Write Thrive.

Ruth Kaufman presents Writing the Inspirational Historical: How Much is Too Much posted at Romance University.

Janice Hardy presents Choosing Which Thoughts to Italicize posted at Fiction University.

KM Weiland presents Why You Might Be Ruining Your Story’s Best Scenes posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Nina Munteanu presents The Art & Science of World Building: The Tools You Need to Make a Believable World posted at Amazing Stories.

Benjamin Clayborne presents Stop Writing That Epic! Why New Writers Should Start Small posted at Mythic Scribes.

Stephanie Morrill presents 6 Things Blogging Taught Me About Writing Fiction posted at Go Teen Writers.

Mia Botha presents What To Do When All Your Characters Sound The Same posted at Writers Write.

Jo Linsdell presents Effective Tips to Work on Your Special Writing Style posted at Writers and Authors.

Mooderino presents Integrating Tone into Dialogue posted at Moody Writing.

Becca Puglisi presents Spellbind Your Readers With Realistic Magic posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Julia Reffner presents Writing In the Zone: How the Science of “Flow” Can Increase Our Creative Output posted at The Writer’s Alley.

Blogging

Eduard Ezeanu presents How To Build Your Credibility As An Expert While Blogging posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Sarah Fudin presents 10 Tips on How to Write the Perfect Blog Post posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Edie Melson presents Get Your Blog Found with Proper Labels & Tags posted at The Write Conversation.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Hooking Younger Readers.

This week’s podcast at The Unmistakeable Creative is all about The Neuroscience of Storytelling with Lisa Cron.

This week’s podcast at Tiffany Han is all about Creativity as an Asset: Raise Your Hand Say Yes.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Writing with a Purpose with guest Heather Ashby.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Incredibly Small Origami by Anja Markiewicz posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Effy presents How To Begin posted at Effy Wild.

The Business of Creativity

Jan O’Hara presents Should You Set Limits with Your Readers? posted at Writer Unboxed.

Hanna Sandvig presents How to Use Pinterest to Communicate with Your Cover Designer posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Joanna Penn presents How To Record Your Own Audiobooks For ACX posted at The Creative Penn.

Minh Nguyen presents 4 Ways to Survive When Freelance Blogging Becomes Sweatshop Blogging posted at Be A Freelance Blogger.

Jody presents How To Become an Amazingly Successful Author posted at Jody Hedlund.

Alexis Grant presents How One Author Earns $450,000 a Year Self-Publishing on Amazon posted at The Write Life.

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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