Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for January 17, 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

Carrie presents Can You Hear Your Inner Artist? posted at Artist Think.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

AnnMarie R. Harvie from Writings of a Crazy Busy Mom responded to Prompt #556 The Symbolism of Dragons. See the comments section below the prompt.

Sharing Our Work

Hema presents My Reading Shelfie – Dec 2015 posted at Hema’s Mixed Bag.

Liz presents This is Real Life #33 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Writing Quote of the Week

There is something delicious about #writing the first words of a story. You never quite know where they'll take you.- Beatrix Potter

Writing Tips

KM Weiland presents See How Easily You Can Track Your Character’s Emotional Arc in a Scene posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Stuart Horwitz presents Using Beta Readers to Help You Write Your Best Novel posted at Live Write Thrive.

Dave King presents What’s in a Name posted at Writer Unboxed.

Mark Nichol presents 7 Patterns of Sentence Structure posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Laura DiSilverio presents 6 Ways to Write Better Bad Guys posted at The Writer’s Dig.

Armela presents 3 Secrets to Writing Articles from the Heart posted at Pick the Brain.

Rachel Toor presents The twelve habits of highly productive writers posted at Wiley Exchanges.

Jo Linsdell presents Finding Your Writing Style – Plot Driven Vs. Situation Driven Stories posted at Writers and Authors.

Jena Henry presents Pick and Stick with a Team- Put YoursELF on the SHELF posted at Jena Books.

Angel Ackerman presents How Authors Can Find Their Ideal Reading Audience posted at Jane Friedman.


Shahzad Saeed presents Creative Commons for Bloggers- Explained posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Art Anthony presents Freelance Blogger Survival Skills: How to Beat the Sophomore Slump posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Amanda Patterson presents 25 Types Of Content That Make Your Blog Irresistible posted at Writers Write.


This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Project in Depth, The Devil’s Only Friend.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Creativity, Productivity, Fear And Writing. An Interview With Joanna Penn.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents The Land Art of Sylvain Meyer posted at This is Colossal.


Debra presents What is home? A journal writing exercise for this evening posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Indra Cidambi, MD presents How to Write a Daily Journal in Two Minutes or Less posted at PsychCentral.

The Business of Creativity

Marcy Kennedy presents Creating An Author Business Plan: Setting Your Goals posted at Fiction University.

Michael J. Sullivan presents Myths of Publishing: Anyone Can Self-publish, Part 1 posted at Amazing Stories.

Kate Allure presents Part 2: Ten Steps to a Great Book Cover — What I’ve learned from the Experts at Sourcebooks and Smashwords posted at Romance University.

Joel D. Canfield presents The Secret to Sales Without Selling: Your Author Newsletter posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

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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