Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for April 9, 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

Ryan Biddulph presents 1 Chief Culprit in Blogging Burnout posted at Blogging Tips.

Cathy Fyock presents I THINK I CAN! I THINK I CAN! THE ROLE OF SELF-EFFICACY IN WRITING YOUR BOOK posted at The Write Conversation.

Laura Tong presents 47 Killer Tips All Writers Need When Their Creativity Goes AWOL posted at Write to Done.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Reena Saxeena presents Fame and Fortune in response to Prompt #2010 Word of the Week – Booklegging.



Creativity Quote of the Week

Writing Tips

Elizabeth presents Pre-Writing posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Alex Limberg presents How to Subtly Boost Your Dialogue’s Power With Body Language posted at Fiction University.

Yvonne Hertzberger presents Guidelines for a Writing Critique Group posted at Indies Unlimited.

Michelle Hauck presents Things I Look for When Editing a Query Letter posted at Insecure Writers Support Group.

Chris Winkle presents Choosing Your Story’s Perspective posted at Mythcreants.

Donna MacMeans presents Creating Characters for the Keeper Shelf posted at Romance University.

Jeff Elkins presents 5 Steps to Set Writing Goals You’ll Actually Achieve posted at The Write Practice.

Warren Adler presents The Top 7 Details You Need to Think About When Writing Historical Fiction posted at Writer Unboxed.


Nina Amir presents Master the 6 Pillars of High-Performance Blogging posted at How to Blog a Book.

Joel Friedlander presents A Blogger’s Progress: Repurposing Content and Driving Traffic posted at The Book Designer.


This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Using Keywords to Improve Discoverability for Your Book.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about Dr Strange — 2: Action Storytelling Principles.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Variations on First Person.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about OneBook, Target Readers, and Days of Yore.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Multi-Sense Storytelling and Expanding Your Reach with Cameron Drew.


The Business of Creativity

Elvis Michael presents How to Get Over the Fear of Marketing posted at Blogging Pro.

Bree Brouwer presents How to Pick Conferences That Will Give You the Most Bang for Your Buck posted at Be A Freelance Blogger.

Xavier Davis presents DRM (Digital Rights Management): What You Need to Know posted at BookWorks.

Emily Wenstrom presents How To Deal When You Experience Low Book Sales posted at The Write Life.

Chelsey Clammer presents What My Submissions Spreadsheet Teaches Me posted at Women on Writing.

Susan Spann presents Pitch Your Novel Perfectly posted at Writers in the Storm.

Shaila Abdullah presents When Having an Agent is Not a Good Thing posted at Funds for Writers.

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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