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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for February 4, 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.

This Week on The Writing Reader

The Creative Mindset

Colleen M. Story presents How to Slow Time for More Relaxed, Creative Writing Sessions posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Jody presents Should You Become a Writer? posted at Jody Hedlund.

Nicole Dieker presents #SquadGoals: Why Every Freelancer Needs a Writing Community posted at The Write Life.

Jeff Elkins presents 3 Essential Comments Every Writer Needs to Hear posted at The Write Practice.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Mark Gardner presents Space Combat in response to Prompt #4059 Interstellar Embargo.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Writing Tips

Janice Hardy presents Why Characters Need Choices in Fiction posted at Writers Helping Writers.

KM Weiland presents 16 Ways to Make Your Setting a Character in Its Own Right posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Robert Wood presents How To Avoid Writing A Mary Sue Protagonist posted at Standout Books.

Jami presents Story Tropes: Lazy or Helpful? posted at Jami Gold.

Anne presents 10 Reasons to Start an Author Blog: And Why It’s Easier than You Think posted at Anne R. Allen’s Blog.

Blogging

Nina Amir presents Time Management Tips for Blogging Success posted at How to Blog a Book.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Raising the Stakes.

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

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Creating a Multi-Author Universe from Scratch with guest Martha Carr.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Using Cultural Shorthand and Established Patterns to Tell Better Stories.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about More Scams, Book Titles, and the Kindle Oasis.

This week’s podcast at The Joined Up Podcast is all about Novelist Rob Palk – Getting an Agent.

Videos

Journaling

Andy Mort presents HOW TO ADOPT THE POSITIVE HABIT OF JOURNALING posted at Positive Writer.

The Business of Creativity

Ali Luke presents Why Novel Series Are So Popular With Indie Authors … and Readers posted at AliVentures.

Joel Friedlander presents Optimum Book Length: the Long and Short of Page Count posted at BookWorks.

Frances Caballo presents Hashtags Just for Writers posted at Social Media Just for Authors.

Rachelle presents SO MANY IDEAS, SO LITTLE TIME posted at Rachelle Gardner.

Erika Liodice presents Why Do Some Writers Choose to Go ‘Indie’? posted at Writer Unboxed.

Kevin McNamara presents How Book Reviews Influence Book Sales posted at Writers and Authors.

That’s all for this week. Be sure to submit your article for next week’s Carnival of Creativity by Friday at midnight!

 

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.

Blogging

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

Podcasts

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!

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for January 21, 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.

Next Week on The Writing Reader

The Creative Mindset

Ashley Clark presents Writing Rush Hour posted at Writer’s Alley.

Jules presents ON WAITING AS WRITERS posted at Pub Crawl.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

 

 

Creativity Quote of the Week

Resources

10 Writing Resources: Fantasy provided by Alyssa Hollingsworth.

Writing Tips

ACliddle presents How A Main Character was Born Part One posted at Passionate Writer.

Tasha Seegmiller presents Why Writing Can’t Be Easy posted at Writers in the Storm.

Editor presents How to Write a Memoir: Top Tips from Bestselling Ghostwriters posted at Reedsy.

Jim presents Your Never Ending Writing Improvement Program posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Editor presents 5 Common Synopsis Mistakes That Fiction Writers Make posted at Writer’s Relief.

Lisa Loving Dalton presents Writing Tips Using Acting Techniques: Part 2 posted at Writers and Authors.

KM Weiland presents 3 Things to Do if Your Antagonist Is Taking Over Your Story posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Angela Ackerman presents When Flaws Go Too Far: Avoiding Unlikeable Characters posted at Writer’s Digest.

Densie Webb presents The Dreaded Editorial Letter posted at Writer Unboxed.

Kristen presents Saying What You Mean: Controversial Language in Fiction posted at Kristen Lamb.

Kristen Pope presents Writing a Memoir: Here’s What Worked for These Travel Writers posted at The Write Life.

Jerry presents How to Write Your Memoir: A 4-Step Guide posted at Jerry Jenkins.

Linda Gilden presents 7 WAYS TO GET MORE MILEAGE OUT OF YOUR WRITING RESEARCH posted at The Write Conversation.

Rachelle presents WHEN YOU’RE MISSING THE MARK posted at Rachelle Gardner.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Q&A on Short(er) Fiction.

This week’s podcast at The Joined Up Podcast is all about Nathan o’Hagan Interview – Never Give Up.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about How to Have Confidence in your Writing.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Long Days, High Prices, and Doing It All.

Videos

Journaling

Editor presents 10 great reasons to start an illustrated journal posted at Sketchbook Skool.

The Business of Creativity

Frances Caballo presents 4 Social Media Productivity Tips for Authors posted at The Book Designer.

Editor presents 9 Ways to Run a Smart Creative Business posted at Illustration Friday.

That’s all for this week. Be sure to submit your article for next week’s Carnival of Creativity by Friday at midnight!

 

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.

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

Blogging

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

Podcasts

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.

Journaling

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!

 

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.

Resources

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.

Blogging

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.

Podcasts

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.

Videos

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!

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for December 17, 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

Barry Davret presents A 2 Minute Exercise To Turbo Charge Your Writing And Creativity posted at Medium.

John Soares presents What Is the Best Use of My Time Right Now? posted at Productive Writers.

Crystal Walton presents The One Review You Need to Make it posted at The Writers Alley.

Pamela Hodges presents Doodle Your Way Out Of Writer’s Block posted at The Write Practice.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

 

Writing Tips

Alicia Rades presents 5 Reasons Writing Short Stories Can Make You a Better Writer posted at The Write Life.

Sacha Black presents No Shortcuts, Please: Myths and Misconceptions of Villains & Mental Health posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Dave King presents Idea and Story posted at Writer Unboxed.

KM Weiland presents How to Write Unexpected Story Events posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Blogging

Jennifer Brown Banks presents 5 Ways to Increase Your Blogging Confidence posted at How to Blog a Book.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Author Collaboration with J Thorn.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Algorithms, Gamification, and Facebook Live.

This week’s podcast at The Joined Up Podcast is all about Writing for Low Budget Films – Marc Hamill.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Structuring a Mid-Length Piece.

Videos

Journaling

Bryan Hutchinson presents Journaling Can be a Life Changing Tool (You Just Need to Know How to Take Advantage of it) posted at Positive Writer.

The Business of Creativity

Lucinda Secrest McDowell presents TIPS TO MEET THOSE WRITING DEADLINES posted at The Write Conversation.

Sofia Grant presents A NEW YOU—IN NAME ALONE? WHEN TO ADOPT A PEN NAME posted at PubCrawl.

Nicole Dieker presents Self-Publishing a Debut Literary Novel: The Actions, The Costs, The Results posted at Jane Friedman.

Jeff Goins presents Don’t Build a Business Because You Want Freedom posted at Goins Writer.

That’s all for this week. Be sure to submit your article for next week’s Carnival of Creativity by Friday at midnight!

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for December 10, 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

Barry Davret presents How An “Experience” Journal Fuels My Daily Writing Habit posted at Medium.

Dan Lewis presents The Surprising Way to Get Rejected posted at Now I Know.

CS Lakin presents The Life of a Super-Productive Writer posted at Live Write Thrive.

Jules presents FIVE THINGS I’VE LEARNED ABOUT BEING A PRE-PUBLISHED DEBUT posted at PubCrawl.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Writing Tips

Ashley Clark presents The Story Within Your Story posted at The Writer’s Alley.

Suzanne Brockmann presents Story Within the Story posted at Romance University.

KM Weiland presents Writing Voice: 6 Things You Need to Know to Improve It posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Ella Joy Olsen presents Your Dead Ancestors Can Help You Write That book posted at Writers in the Storm.

Jeff Elkins presents 3 Clever Ways to Write What You Know posted at The Write Practice.

Kristen presents Deep POV: Using Personal Vows To Increase Story Tension posted at Kristen Lamb.

Blogging

Ryan Biddulph presents 1 Surefire Way To Leave Blogging Trolls In The Dust posted at Blogging Tips.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Buying Ads and Building Mailing Lists with Jonny Andrews.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Long Days, High Prices, and Doing It All.

This week’s podcast at The Joined Up Podcast is all about Sarah Hilary – BritCrime Special.

This week’s podcast at Kunz On Publishing is all about 3 Steps To Creating A Winning Sell Sheet For Your Book.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Short Fiction Markets, with Spencer Ellsworth and guest host Beth Meacham.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Real Artists Don’t Starve. Creativity And Money With Jeff Goins.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Juggling Life, Family and Your Author Business, with Jim Heskett.

The Business of Creativity

Rachelle presents LESSONS FROM THE GYM posted at Rachelle Gardner.

John Soares presents LinkedIn Profinder for Freelance Writers: Pros and Cons posted at Productive Writers.

Clare Whitmell presents 7 Ways You Can Use Your Mailing List to Drive Sales posted at Publishing Spark.

Karen McCoy presents Why Getting to Know Your Library is Crucial for Book Promotion posted at The Write Life.

Molly Jo Realy presents PROOFREAD YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS posted at The Write Conversation.

Jo Linsdell presents Author School Visits posted at Writers and Authors.

Jane presents So You’re an Author Without a Social Media Presence: Now What? posted at Jane Friedman.

Ryan Holiday presents Note to All Creatives: Marketing is Your Job posted at Goins Writer.

That’s all for this week. Be sure to submit your article for next week’s Carnival of Creativity by Friday at midnight!

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for December 3, 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

Chuck Wendig presents SO, YOU’RE HAVING A BAD WRITING DAY posted at terrible minds.

John Soares presents How Deep Work Makes You A Better and More Productive Writer posted at Productive Writer.

Creativity Quote of the Week

NaNoWriMo

Lou Paduano presents Did You Win NaNoWriMo? Here’s What to Do Next posted at The Write Life.

Writing Tips

KM Weiland presents Your 3-Step Plan for Outlining a Novel posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Jennifer presents 9 Key Steps for a Successful Crime Scene Investigation posted at Author Jennifer Chase.

Karen presents Murder Mysteries: Open vs Closed posted at Karen Woodward.

Rachelle presents FINDING COMPARABLE BOOKS posted at Rachelle Gardner.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Rocking Self-Publishing is all about Starting from Zero? with Michelle Spiva.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Writing real cops and crime with Writers Detective Adam Richardson.

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 Self-publishing sucks, right?.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Fulfilling the Reader’s Fantasy, with Brian McClellan.

The Business of Creativity

Editor presents The Complete Guide to Ebook Distribution posted at Reedsy.

Jeff Goins presents Yes, You Can Publish a Book (Here’s How) posted at Goins Writer.

Penny Sansevieri presents Craft a Bodacious Book Bio That Will Boost Sales posted at Book Works.

Peggy Edelman presents 7 Tips for Pitching to an Agent or Editor at a Conference posted at Writer’s Digest.

That’s all for this week. Be sure to submit your article for next week’s Carnival of Creativity by Friday at midnight!

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for November 26, 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

Bryan Hutchinson presents What Art School Failed to Teach Me About Writing & Rejection posted at Postive Writer.

Emily Morgan presents 7 Focus-Enhancing Tips to Help Boost Your Productivity posted at This Incandescent Life.

Laura Tong presents How I Went From Scared Witless to Being a Published Author posted at Write to Done.

Julia Reffner presents Kiss Frantic Goodbye: The Backwards Path to Increasing Creativity posted at The Writers Alley.

Sharing Our Work

Asher presents NaNoWriMo Check-In Wk 1 posted at Who is Asher Gray?.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Writing Tips

Janice Hardy presents How to Handle Conflicting Critiques posted at Fiction University.

Jeff Goins presents 10 Ridiculously Simple Steps for Writing a Book posted at Goins Writer.

Rachelle presents FOCUS ON WRITING THE BEST BOOK YOU CAN posted at Rachelle Gardner.

Russell Ricard presents Don’t Panic: How to Approach a Marked-Up Manuscript From Your Book Editor posted at The Write Life.

Liz Bureman presents Parentheses: How to Use ( ) Correctly posted at The Write Practice.

Chris Freese presents Create Your Own Bad Guys and Sleazy Protagonists posted at Writers Digest.

KM Weiland presents How to Ace the First Act in Your Sequel posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Kathy Neely presents CREATING LIFE-LIKE CHARACTERS posted at The Write Conversation.

Larry Brooks presents The Big Lie About Writing Compelling Fiction posted at Writer Unboxed.

Vicki Delany presents Write What You Want to Know posted at Romance University.

Sacha Black presents 5 Tips For Writing Superbad Villains posted at The Creative Penn.

Blogging

Ryan Biddulph presents How To Build A Successful Blog Even If You Are A Nobody From Nowhere posted at Blogging Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Nine Movies All Writers Should Watch.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Humble Bundle, Isaac Asimov, and Multiple Markets (Live From Austin, Texas).

This week’s podcast at The Joined Up Podcast is all about Flash Fiction.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about Watchmen — Image Systems and Controlling Ideas.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about How to be Brief, Yet Powerful.

The Business of Creativity

John Soares presents Secrets of Successful Meetings with Freelance Writing Clients posted at Productive Writer.

Stever Robbins presents Negotiate More Money with These Simple Tricks posted at Quick and Dirty Tips.

Sarah Bolme presents Do You Have a Platform? posted at The Book Designer.

That’s all for this week. Be sure to submit your article for next week’s Carnival of Creativity by Friday at midnight!

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for November 19, 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

Edie Melson presents A WRITER’S LIFE – HARD CHOICES WE ALL FACE posted at The Write Conversation.

Jana Oliver presents Stress and the Indie Author posted at Fiction University.

Rosanne presents DON’T LET LOGIC ECLIPSE YOUR CREATIVE WRITING posted at Bane of Your Resistance.

Daphne Gray-Grant presents When ignoring advice makes sense posted at Publication Coach.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

NaNoWriMo

Lou Paduano presents Almost Done NaNoWriMo? Here’s How To Reward Yourself posted at The Write Life.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Writing Tips

Joanna Penn presents Making British Characters Realistic as an American Writer … and Vice Versa posted at The Creative Penn.

Monica M. Clark presents 4 Engaging Ways James Baldwin Captures Emotion posted at The Write Practice.

Mary Vee presents So You’re on Vacation. Guess What Trouble Your Characters Are Causing… posted at The Writers Alley.

David Chesson presents The Art and Science of Writing to Market posted at Goins Writer.

Rachelle presents FOCUS ON WRITING THE BEST BOOK YOU CAN posted at Rachelle Gardner.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Scams, Tables of Contents, and Digital Book World.

This week’s podcast at The Joined Up Podcast is all about Writing can be lonely!.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about Ocean’s Eleven — The Style of a Heist.

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

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about How to Write Your Way Through the Difficult Middle of a Story.

That’s all for this week. Be sure to submit your article for next week’s Carnival of Creativity by Friday at midnight!