Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for May 14, 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

Todd Brison presents 2 Exercises to Maximize Your Creativity First Thing in the Morning posted at CNBC Make It.

Phoebe Quinn presents HOW TO BALANCE YOUR JOB AND WRITING posted at A Writer’s Path.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Reena Saxena presents The Bravest Act in response to Prompt #2086 Taking on Hitler.

Mark Gardner presents Scandalous Contradiction in response to Prompt #2087 Word of the Week – Farceur.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Writing Tips

VP presents Adventures in Storytelling: Conflict Part 1 posted at VP Morris.

Janice Hardy presents The Trouble With Reactive Protagonists posted at Fiction University.

Kristen presents Save Money on Professional Edits—6 Easy Ways to Clean Up Your Own Manuscript posted at Kristen Lamb.

Charlotte presents 7 Writing Session Savers for When It’s a Slog posted at Charlotte Rains Dixon.

Lee Lofland presents 12 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INTERROGATION posted at The Graveyard Shift.

Karen presents How to Begin Writing Your First Screenplay posted at Karen Woodward.

Melissa Abramovitz presents Leveled Reading in Writing for Children posted at The Working Writers Club.

Jody presents 3 Ways to Add Depth to a Novel posted at Jody Hedlund.

Christine Frazier presents The Hero vs. The Secret Good Guy (or How to Chase Your Hero Up a Tree and Pelt Stones at Him in 9 Steps) posted at Better Novel Project.


Susan Maccarelli presents To The Blogger Who Wants To Get Published By Another Site But Doesn’t Know Where To Start posted at Beyond Your Blog.

Elvis Michael presents How to Run a Blog Contest Successfully posted at Blogging Pro.

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


This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Downsizing for Authors with Kevin Tumlinson.

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

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Value, Cost, and the Latest Author Earnings.

This week’s podcast at Mythcreants is all about Reading vs Watching a Character.

This week’s podcast at PubCrawl is all about POV.

Visual Arts

Editor presents MAYA BEANO posted at I Need a Guide.

The Business of Creativity

Editor presents Artist Success: Printmakers Talk Business posted at Arts Business Institute.

Ali Luke presents A Quick Guide to Formatting Your Microsoft Word Manuscript for Amazon’s Kindle posted at AliVentures.

Andrew Howe presents How to Not Burn Out While Working Freelance posted at Be A Freelance Blogger.

Sandra Beckwith presents Authors and Facebook Live posted at Build Book Buzz.

Pam McCutcheon presents Should I Hire Someone to Upload My Ebook or Do it Myself? posted at Funds for Writers.

Editor presents 8 Book Marketing Mistakes to Ban in 2017 posted at Reedsy.

Oleg Starko presents Going from $75 to $250 per Post… with the Same Freelance Blogging Client (A Step-by-Step Case Study) posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

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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