Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for September 20, 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

Bryan Hutchinson presents Writers: 5 Tips on How to Shake the Haters (who Hate Hate Hate) posted at Positive Writer.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Mark Gardner presents Governed by Time in response to Prompt #1494 Word of the Week – Hooligan.

Sharing Our Work

Liz presents This is Real Life #20 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Writing Quote of the Week

Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world. -Susan Sontag

Creativity Prompt

Melissa Donovan presents People-Inspired Writing Prompts posted at Writing Forward.

Writing Tips

Tristan Gregory presents The Mythic Archipelago – A Community Worldbuilding Project posted at Mythic Scribes.

Joe Bunting presents The Publishing Step You’ve Probably Forgotten posted at The Write Practice.

Linda Clare presents How to Get Readers into Your Story—and How to Keep Them There posted at Live Write Thrive.

Robin Covington presents Writing in Someone Else’s World posted at Romance University.

Julie Musil presents The F-Word: Tackling the Nitty Gritty of Formatting posted at Fiction University.

Patrick Ross presents Are Your Characters Talking Too Much? posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Travis Malaya presents All Work and No Play Makes Jack a Dull Writer posted at Amazing Stories.

Stephanie Morrill presents What’s the best way to plot a novel? posted at Go Teen Writers.

Maria Popova presents The Subterranean River of Emotion: Cheryl Strayed on Writing, the Art of Living with Opposing Truths, and the Three Ancient Motifs in All Great Storytelling posted at Brain Pickings.

Larry Brooks presents Seven Questions You Must Answer Before Your Thriller Will Work posted at Kill Zone.


Eugene presents 7 Tips For Making Your Blog Posts More Readable posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Amanda Patterson presents Seven Invaluable Tips For Writing Blog Post Titles posted at Writers Write.


This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about How Do I Control the Speed of the Story?.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Gaming, Writing And Collaboration With Nathan Meunier.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Why I’m doing a ‘Best of’ Episode this week and Renee Raudman on how Audiobooks are Produced.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Line Drawings by Vasilj Godzh posted at This is Colossal.


Debra presents The Benefit of Writing Lists In Your Journal posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Jen presents Lesson 6: It’s never too late to try something new posted at Journal Wild.

The Business of Creativity

Mark Nichol presents 5 Tips About Freelance Work posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Bill Ferris presents How to Nurture Your Fan Base posted at Writer Unboxed.

Carrie presents How to Value an Artwork posted at Artist Think.

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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