Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for September 25, 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

LiAnnah Jameson presents Creativity in 140 Characters or Fewer posted at IFIDIENOWWHOWILLFEEDMYCATS.

Kristen Lamb presents Emotional Toughness—How Haters & Hurt Feelings Can Be GOOD for Us posted at Warrior Writers.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt


In response to Prompt #139: First Line of the Week – Long Dark Teatime of the Soul:


In response to Prompt #211 First Line of the Week – Hunter S. Thompson:






Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Playground Lies posted at View from the Winepress.

Jena presents The City Moose and the Country Moose posted at Painting with Words.

Creativity Quote of the Week


Writing Tips

Mark Nichol presents How to Write a Book Review posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Janice Hardy presents Should You Have an Alpha Reader? posted at Fiction University.

KM Weiland presents Whom Should You Be Writing For? Yourself or Your Readers? posted at WordPlay.

Jody presents Ten Techniques for Getting Tension on Every Page posted at Jody Hedlund.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Emotional Peaks: How to Make Sure They’re in Your Scenes and Chapters posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Rayne Hall presents Writing Scary Scenes posted at Romance University.

Anthony Ehlers presents Write Your Novel In A Year – Week 20: Getting To The Heart Of The Story posted at Writers Write.

Jill Williamson presents #WeWriteBooks, Post 16: Dividing Your Book Into Chapters and Scenes—And How to End Them posted at Go Teen Writers.

Julia Reffner presents Every Day You Get Our Best: Lessons in Viral Marketing from One of the Nation’s Top Supermarkets posted at The Writers Alley.

Angela Ackerman presents Let’s Get Sensory: Powering Scenes Using The 5 Senses posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.


Steff Green presents Blogger for Hire: How to Find Blogging Jobs posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Jennifer Brown Banks presents 3 Legal Issues That Can Enhance Your Blogging Efforts posted at Pen & Prosper.


This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Elemental Thriller Q&A.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Comebacks, Engagement and Spousal Support (with Robert Scanlon).

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Creating and Keeping Ideal Creative Habits.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Two Different Approaches to Successful Pre-Orders.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Writing Lesbian Fiction With Clare Lydon.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Brooding Cityscapes Painted with Oils by Jeremy Mann posted at This is Colossal.

The Business of Creativity

Rachelle presents How to Get Published posted at Rachelle Gardner.

Carol Tice presents How Freelancers Get Hired Online: The Essential To-Do List posted at Make a Living Writing.

Callie Oettinger presents Write Your Bio (a.k.a. an answer for Michael Beverly) posted at Steven Pressfield Online.

Susan Spann presents Publishing Deals: A Warning About Nondisclosure Clauses posted at Writers in the Storm.

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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