Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for December 4, 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

Jamie Raintree presents Overcoming the Emotional Obstacles to a Writing Career posted at Writers in the Storm.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt




Sharing Our Work

Rob McLeod presents Homemade is Best – Thoughts of Christmas’ Past posted at Florida Cracker Chronicles.

Creativity Quote of the Week


Creativity Prompt

Nada Adel presents Takhayyal #writingprompt 50: Unleash Your Creativity posted at Nadaness in Motion.


Ernie Mendozza presents Essential Apps for Procrastinating Writers posted at Indies Unlimited.

Jami presents Worksheets for Writers posted at Jami Gold.

Writing Tips

Oren Ashkenazi presents Six Common Problems in Short Stories posted at Mythcreants.

Janice Hardy presents Writing Basics: The Midpoint Reversal posted at Fiction University.

Stephanie Morrill presents Mail Bag: How do you make your characters feel real, and more! posted at Go Teen Writers.


The Magic Violinist presents 6 Characters Your Protagonist Needs to Have Around posted at The Write Practice.

Casey Herringshaw presents Editing Tips: Under the POV Microscope posted at The Writers Alley.

Katherine Langrish presents Faerie-led: Thoughts on Writing Meaningful Fantasy posted at Tor.com.

KM Weiland presents Not Feeling Creative? 4 Ways to Reignite the “Wonder” in Your Writing posted at Word Play.

Elizabeth Sims presents Tapping Your Inner Villain posted at Writer’s Dig.

Mia Botha presents 7 Other Characters To Consider When You Write A Book posted at Writers Writer.


Ali Luke presents Seven Ways to Start a Blog Post … and Seven Ways to Finish It posted at Aliventures.

Edie Melson presents 9 Things I Learned About Blogging From My Dog posted at The Write Conversation.


This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Elemental Drama.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Building Unstoppable Street Teams with JA Huss.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Luck, Oyster, and Seven-Figure Deals.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about Batman v Superman vs Captain America Civil War — 1: Character Motivation.


Visual Arts

MD Jackson presents Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder: Part 2 posted at Amazing Stories.

Christopher Jobson presents Anna Gillespie Fuses Nature and Art in her Figurative Sculptures Made of Acorns, Beechnut Casings and Bronze posted at This is Colossal.

The Business of Creativity

Emma Louise Hudson presents 6 Simple Steps for Optimized Blog Posts That’ll Wow Your Clients posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Peter Daisyme presents Social Media Etiquette Every Blogger Needs to Understand posted at Blogging Tips.

Frances Caballo presents How to Use Pinterest to Boost Your Website’s SEO posted at Book Works.

Sabrina presents Indie Author Marketing Guide: Pinterest posted at Digital Pubbing.

Elizabeth presents Metadata Tools posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Nina Amir presents How to Get Traditionally Published with Low Blog Readership posted at How to Blog a Book.

Lauren Tharp presents The Seven P’s of Perfect Freelancing posted at LittleZotz Writing.

Holly Ashby presents 5 Important Questions to Answer Before Freelance Writing Abroad posted at The Write Life.

Staff presents 10 Tips To Host A Creative Contest That Promotes Your Book posted at Web Design Relief.

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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