Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for August 20, 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

Kristen presents The Single Largest Secret to Success posted at Kristen Lamb.

Jo presents 7 TOOLS TO LIBERATE YOURSELF FROM WRITING DOUBT posted at Inspire Portal.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Madelyn Griffith-Haynie presents The Importance of Community to Health in response to Prompt #3081 Loneliness.

Reena Saxeena presents Turning into Stone in response to Prompt #3083 Stone Trolls.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Writing Tips

Janice Hardy presents Double Jeopardy: Hooking the Reader’s Brains and Heart posted at Fiction University.

Jeff Goins presents How to Improve Your Writing Speed and Quality Simultaneously posted at Goins Writer.

Mary Carroll Moore presents One Step Forward, Two Steps Back–Getting Your Work Out in the World posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Nicholas Erick presents Daily Routines of Writers: Using the Power of Habits and Triggers to Write Every Day posted at The Write Practice.

Tiffany Doerr Guerzon presents How to Write and Publish Listicles posted at Women on Writing.

Noelle Sterne presents 8 Rules For Writing in Bed posted at Writer’s Digest.


Rachelle presents To Blog or Not to Blog, that is the Questions posted at Rachelle Gardner.

Nate Hoffelder presents 5 WordPress Themes for Professional Authors posted at Jane Friedman.

Nina Amir presents The New SMART Goals Help You Succeed as a Blogger posted at How to Blog a Book.

Elvis Michael presents How to Make Your Content Highly Engaging posted at Blogging Pro.

Ryan Biddulph presents How to Get Unlimited Blog Post Ideas posted at Blogging Tips.

C. Hope Clark presents Please, Please Do Your Homework Before Pitching posted at Funds for Writers.


This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about The Tool That Will Change How Much You Write.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Netline, Festivals, and Hustlas.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Retrofitting Structure into a First Draft.

The Business of Creativity

Ali Luke presents Why Novellas are Making a Comeback (and Five Great Posts for Novella-Writers) posted at AliVentures.

Lauren Tharp presents How to NOT Be Your Freelance Blogging Client’s Fool posted at Be A Freelance Blogger.

Sabrina presents Technology Trends in Publishing posted at Digital Pubbing.

Elizabeth presents Expanding Book Distribution posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

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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