Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for January 28, 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 This Week on The Writing Reading

The Creative Mindset

Jennifer Louden presents 6 Ways to Increase Productivity as a Writer Without Burning Out posted at Writers in the Storm.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Diane Howard responded in the comments to Prompt #4091 A Hundred Dead Babies.

Mark Gardner presents Goodbye Razor’s Reef in response to Prompt #4054 Word of the Week – Detritus.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Writing Tips

KM Weiland presents A New Way to Think About Scene Structure posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Jennifer Slattery presents Strong Openings to Overcome Reader Impatience posted at Novel Rocket.

Jennifer Brown Banks presents Friction With Your Fiction? 5 Ways to Fix it! posted at Pen & Prosper.

Pepper Basham presents Character Arc – Part 1 – The Basics posted at The Writers Alley.

EM Thomas presents Advice for New and Aspiring Writers posted at Writers and Authors.


Ali Luke presents How to Create a Free Blog or Website: A Step-by-Step Guide for Writers posted at AliVentures.


This week’s podcast at The Joined Up Podcast is all about Thriller Writer MW Leeming Interview.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Stop Worrying, Start Writing. How to Overcome Fear and Self-Doubt with Sarah Painter.

This week’s podcast at Rocking Self-Publishing is all about The Power of Persistence with Gary Jonas.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Algorithms, Gamification, and Facebook Live.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Structuring a Novel.

The Business of Creativity

Penny Sansevieri presents Amazon Keywords Can Make or Break Your Book Sales posted at Book Works.

Sukhi Jutla presents How to Write a Book Description that Sells Books posted at Author Entrepreneurs.

Rachelle presents HOW TO GET PUBLISHED posted at Rachelle Gardner.

Linda Broday presents How I Became a Published Author posted at Romance University.

Frances Caballo presents Have You Seen These Social Media Changes? Part II posted at Social Media Just for Writers.

Edie Melson presents WHAT IS AMAZON MARKETING SERVICES, AND SHOULD I BE USING IT? (PART 1) posted at The Write Life.

Editor presents How To Submit To Independent And University Publishers posted at Writer’s Relief.

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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