Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for January 3, 2016. 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

David James Poissant presents How to Balance Writing, Family, Work, and Life: An Unhelpful Guide for the Perplexed posted at Glimmer Train.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt


Sharing Our Work

Liz presents This is Real Life #32 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Art Quote of the Week


Writing Tips

Jena Henry presents Resolve to Put YoursELF on the SHELF! posted at Jena Books.

John Yeoman presents Write A Story In A Day (The Jack-in-The-Box Method) posted at Writers Village.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Why False Agreements Make Strong Chapters posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Shannon Dittemore presents Suspension of Disbelief: Intended Audience posted at Go Teen Writers.

Nicole Winters presents How I Kicked Writing Research in the Butt posted at Writers in the Storm.

Cathy Yardley presents Complex, or Over-Complicated? posted at Writer Unboxed.

Mark Nicol presents 5 Tips for Cleaning Up Your Writing Right Now posted at Daily Writing Tips.

JE Fishman presents Novel Research: When Should You Consider Working With a Technical Consultant? posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Kat Cantrell presents Cracking the Category Code – How to Write Short and Write Often posted at Romance University.

JR Olson and David Bruns presents 7 Mistakes to Avoid When Writing about the Military posted at Live Write Thrive.


John Siebelink presents On Pen Names in Blogging posted at Amazing Stories.

Jacqueline Boss presents 6 Reasons Blogging is a Good First Business posted at Daily Blog Tips.


This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about How Do I Make This Pretty?.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Gorgeous Macro Photographs of Dew-Soaked Dandelions by Sharon Johnstone posted at This is Colossal.


Debra presents What’s the hurry? This morning’s journal writing session posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Kelly Clay presents How to Use Facebook Groups to Find Your Next Freelance Writing Gig posted at The Write Life.

Janice Hardy presents The Sum of the Parts: Writing a Synopsis posted at Fiction University.

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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