Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for January 14th, 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.

Coming Up Next Week on The Writing Reader

The Creative Mindset

Editor presents Think Like A Champion: Six Lessons Olympic Athletes Can Teach Creative Writers posted at Writers Relief.

Julie presents BUILDING WRITERLY FRIENDSHIPS posted at PubCrawl.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Sharing Our Work

Dedra presents Doors; opening and closing life’s doors posted at Dedra Davis Writes.

Writing Tips

Janice Hardy presents What Conflict Really Means posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

KM Weiland presents Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 54: Story Events That Don’t Move the Plot posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Denise Jaden presents Troubleshooting for Writers: 7 Questions to Ask When You Lose Desire to Finish Your Book posted at Jane Friedman.

Larry Brooks presents The Most Important Aspect of Craft That Gets Almost Zero Airtime posted at Kill Zone.

Cait Reynolds presents Malpractice: Getting Medical Facts Right in Fiction posted at Kristen Lamb.

Kellie McGann presents Here’s How to Focus on Your Writing posted at The Write Practice.

Barry Davret presents This Simple Exercise Solves Two Creative Writing Challenges posted at Medium.

April presents 5 Ways to Make Big Chunks of Time to Write posted at April DaVila.

Miranda Nading presents Defusing Outlining Confusion posted at Romance University.

Jo Eberhardt presents Stories Within Stories (Within Stories) posted at Writer Unboxed.

Lisa Loving Dalton presents Writing Tips Using Acting Techniques: Part 1 posted at Writers and Authors.

Suzanne Pervis presents Getting Your Fabulous Characters into Your Synopsis posted at Writers in the Storm.

Creativity Quote of the Week


Ryan Biddulph presents 1 Skill to Develop for Moving Up in Blogging Circles Quickly posted at Blogging Tips.


This week’s podcast at Mythcreants is all about Throughlines.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Literary vs Genre Fiction.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Writing Christian Fiction And Success Over A Long Career With Jerry B Jenkins.

This week’s podcast at The Joined Up Podcast is all about LifeAfter Podcast Writer Mac Rogers.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about What Do Editors Really Want, with Toni Weisskopf and Cat Rambo.

Visual Arts

This meerkat pup was created by Sandra Strait. She runs an awesome blog at Life Imitates Doodles. Click the meerkat to see her Flickr stream for more inspiration.


Bryan Hutchinson presents CAN ONE JOURNAL WRITER INFLUENCE THE WORLD? (LET’S FIND OUT) posted at Positive Writer.

The Business of Creativity

Editor presents 3 Common Mistakes Artists Make in Their Portfolios posted at Illustration Friday.

Joel Friedlander presents Discoverability: Go Wide posted at The Book Designer.

Katherine Mayfield presents How to Format an Ebook for Kindle posted at Funds for Writers.

RJ Crayton presents Amazon Author Central: A Primer posted at Indies Unlimited.

Frances Caballo presents Two Questions I Ask Every Writer posted at Social Media Just for Writers.

Edie Melson presents TWITTER ABCS posted at The Write Conversation.

Eden Fried presents The One Tool Every Freelance Writer Needs to Succeed posted at The Write Life.

Ava Jae presents What I Learned From Debuting posted at Writability.

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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