Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for October 15, 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

Colleen presents Root Out Hidden Writer’s Anxiety to Restore Creativity posted at Writing and Wellness.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Creativity Quote of the Week

Creativity Prompt

Nada Adel presents Takhayyal writing prompt 72: Halloween 2017 – Part 1 posted at Nadaness in Motion.

Writing Tips

Zara Quentin presents How to Build a World (and Why): An Evolutionary Approach posted at Fiction University.

Jeff Goins presents How to Not Waste Your Words: The Secret to Writing a Crappy but Usable First Draft posted at Goins Writer.

Larry Brooks presents Case Study: The Untapped Dramatic Potential of Concept… posted at StoryFix.

Devlin Blake presents Why Now Is The Best Time In History To Be A Writer (Take Advantage of It) posted at Positive Writer.

Jan O’Hara presents Maximize the Benefits of Your Multi-author Writing Cooperative posted at Romance University.

James Scott Bell presents The Random Dialogue Exercise posted at Kill Zone.


This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Trimming and Expanding.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Going Further With Audiobooks. A Conversation With J. Daniel Sawyer.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Keeping Your Readers Engaged With Multiple Series.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Nielsen, Harry Potter, and Going Wide.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Automation for Authors with Arianna Golden.

This week’s podcast at Rocking Self-Publishing is all about The 5 Day Novel with Scott King.

This week’s podcast at Mythcreants is all about Bad Writing Habits.

The Business of Creativity

Judith Briles presents Is Your Plan For Success “I Just Want to Write My Books”? posted at The Book Designer.

Callie Oettinger presents Should Writers Be Paid For Everything? posted at Steven Pressfield Online.

Chris Syme presents How to Choose the Right Social Media Channel to Sell More Books posted at Smart Marketing for Authors.

Linda Rae presents Authorpreneurship, Part 1 posted at Regency Romance with a Twist.

Michael Larsen presents Presenting You and Your Idea in Less Than a Minute: The Parts of a Perfect Pitch posted at Nonfiction Authors Association.


Cody Sisco presents How to Form an Indie Author Collective (and Why You Should Consider Doing So) posted at Self-Publishing Advice Center.

Carol Tice presents Flash Marketing: How I Booked $25K with Sales Copy Packages posted at Make a Living Writing.

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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