Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for May 7, 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.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Rosemary Carlson presents The Day in the Porch Swing in response to Prompt #2076 Walking Down a Dirt Road.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Writing Tips

Kristen presents Unpacking the “Character-Driven” Story—How to Make Your Story Sizzle posted at Kristen Lamb.

Karen Cioffi presents Writing to Get Your Children’s Story Published posted at The Working Writer’s Club.

Janice Hardy presents 5 Common Problems With Endings posted at Fiction University.

Behlor Santi presents How to Write LGBT Romance Stories posted at Funds for Writers.

Todd Brison presents Discover a Secret Well of Endless Writing Ideas posted at Goins Writer.

Staff presents The Forgotten Fifth Sense: Are You Making Use Of ALL The Senses In Your Writing? posted at Writer’s Relief.

Ali Luke presents Is Writing a Novel a “Someday” Dream for You? posted at Aliventures.

Stephanie Morrill presents 5 Things I Learned When I Decided to Switch Genres posted at Word Play.


Christopher Jan Benitez presents How to Build an Email Marketing Strategy for Your Blog posted at Blogging Pro.

Kirstel Staci presents 6 Quick Tips for Better Blog Comment Management posted at Blogging Tips.

Jorden Roper presents Exactly How I Doubled My Freelance Blogging Rates in Less Than One Year posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.


This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about How to be Happy Where You Are in Your Writing Career.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Walmart, Tracking, and Judgey.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Literary Fiction.

This week’s podcast at PubCrawl is all about PUBLISHING 101 – SALES & SUCCESS.

Visual Arts

Editor presents Paintings by MINAS HALAJ posted at I Need a Guide.

The Business of Creativity

Lacey Johnson presents Yes, You Can Launch a Successful Writing Career From Your Blog posted at Beyond Your Blog.

Editor presents Artist Success: How Painters Sell Their Work posted at Arts Business Institute.

Carol Tice presents Can Revenue Share Writing Still Pay? We Investigate posted at Make a Living Writing.

K. Rowe presents When Words No Longer Pay; An Author’s Alternative Income posted at Indies Unlimited.

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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