Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for February 12, 2017. 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

Jen presents Why you should guard your alone time posted at Jen Morris.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Reena Saxena presents Unconnected in response to Prompt #1976 First Line of the Week – James Jones.

Amelia May presents The Note from The Loner in response to Prompt #58: The Loner.


Creativity Quote of the Week


Better World (Writer Worksheet Wednesday) provided by E.A. Deverell.

Article Writing Leads posted at Pitching Shark.

Writing Tips

Christine Frazier presents Write a Fight Scene: Hero Fends Off an Attack to Protect Friend posted at Better Novel Project.

James R. Tuck presents Small Things That Will Make Your Writing Life Easier posted at Fiction University.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Seven Days to Getting Unstuck with Your Writing posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Janice Hardy presents 5 Reasons Your Plot Stalled posted at Jody Hedlund.


Oren Ashkenazi presents Seven Scenarios That Provide Immediate Conflict posted at Mythcreants.

Claire de Boer presents 7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Writing Your Story posted at The Gift of Writing.

KM Weiland presents Grab Readers With a Multi-Faceted Characteristic Moment posted at WordPlay.

Martha Alderson presents 7 Reasons to Write an Entire 1st Draft before Going Back to the Beginning posted at Writer’s Digest.

Staff presents The Craft Of Fear Mongering: How (And Why) To Scare Your Readers posted at Writer’s Relief.


Ali Luke presents Seven Great Sources of New Ideas for Your Blog posted at AliVentures.

Jennifer Brown Banks presents How to Mix Your Blog Topics without Diluting Your Brand posted at Pen & Prosper.


This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Ten Big Self Publishing Lessons from SPP 1.0.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about MacGuffin, Apple Royalties, and the 10k Book Design.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about Dr Strange — 1: Linking Character Dimensions and Plot.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Issue as a Subgenre, with Steven Barnes.

This week’s podcast at The Joined Up Podcast is all about Mental Well Being and your writing.

Visual Arts

Editor presents ART, PAINTINGS: SALMAN KHOSHROO posted at I Need a Guide.


Akiyo Kano presents JOURNALING PROMPTS TO BEAT ART WOUNDS posted at Journaling Sage.

Dolly Garland presents Limited Journaling for Those Who Can’t Journal posted at Kaizen Journaling.

The Business of Creativity

Editor presents Build Your Art Business Locally posted at Art Business Institute.

Lisa presents When a Targeted Submission Fails: Rinse, Revise, Repeat posted at Lisa Romeo Writes.

Danielle Fioretti presents What You Absolutely Need To Do Before Submitting Your Writing Anywhere At All posted at Novel Publicity.

John Soares presents When Freelance Writers Should Work For Free posted at Productive Writers.

Amanda Patterson presents The 18 Responses You Need For Content To Go Viral posted at Writers Write.

Suzanne Lieurance presents Six Steps to Finding Writing Jobs and Building Your Business posted at Working Writers Club.

Elvis Michael presents Little Known Websites to Find Freelance Writing Jobs posted at Blogging Pro.

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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