Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for January 7, 2018. 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

Barry Davret presents Magic Happens When You Commit To A Single Daily Practice posted at Medium.

Sharing Our Work

Dedra presents Christmas Joy-A Perfect Christmas Isn’t About All the Things posted at Dedra Davis Writes.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Creativity Prompt

Nada Adel Sobhi presents Takhayyal writing prompt 77: Santa vs Krampus (2 prompts) posted at Nadaness in Motion.


200+ Short Story Ideas (and How to Come Up With Your Own) provided by Reedsy.

Writing Tips

Stuart presents Looking for the Best Word? Tip #69 posted at Stuart Aken.

KM Weiland presents How to Identify Your Story’s Premise–and Its Most Important Part posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Kristen presents Science Fiction, Horror & More—Why Speculative Fiction Matters posted at Kristen Lamb.

JQ Rose presents Writing and Removing Clichés posted at Paving My Author’s Road.

Rachelle presents NOBODY KNOWS ANYTHING posted at Rachelle Gardner.

Monica M. Clark presents 7 Inspiring Writing Tips From On Writing Well posted at The Write Practice.

Cara Putman presents 5 Ways to Write More than 1 Book posted at The Writers Alley.


Ryan Biddulph presents 1 Outcomes Based Blogging Block You Need To Let Go posted at Blogging Tips.

Nina Amir presents 3 Ways to Establish Expert Status with Your Blog posted at How to Blog a Book.


This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Developmental Editing With Clark Chamberlain.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Clips, BookShots, and Procrastination.

This week’s podcast at The Joined Up Podcast is all about From Story Idea To Reader – Patsy Collins Interview.

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


The Business of Creativity

Sabrina presents 5 Money-Saving DIY Design Tricks for Self-Publishers posted at Digital Pubbing.

John Soares presents The One Magic Word that Completely Changed My Copywriting Cold-Call Results… posted at Productive Writers.

Edie Melson presents WRITERS & WORD COUNT – A LOVE/HATE RELATIONSHIP posted at The Write Conversation.

Emily Wenstrom presents Write Your Next Book: The Ideal Book Release Pace for Authors posted at The Write Life.

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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