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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for March 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.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Reena Saxena presents Unique in response to Prompt #2005 Visual Prompt of the Week – The Promise.

Mark Gardner presents Moonrise CH45 – Neon Camouflage in response to Prompt #2034 Just Another Day…. for a Spy.

 

Creativity Quote of the Week

Writing Tips

Janice Hardy presents 5 Ways to Tell if a Subplot is Leading You Astray posted at Fiction University.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Thematic Threads: How to Build Them in Your Fiction or Memoir posted at How to Plan, Write and Develp a Book.

Kevin McNamara presents 7 Secrets of Creating a Memorable Character posted at Novel Publicity.

Joann Penn presents The Importance of Character When Plotting Your Novel posted at The Creative Penn.

Blogging

Tee R presents 4 Sure-fire Ways to Always Find the Time to Write (No Matter How Busy You Are) posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Mythcreants is all about Working With Feedback.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Creating a Whole New Genre with JA Huss.

This week’s podcast at Rocking Self-Publishing is all about Diversifying Your Income with Rachael Herron.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Fisking, Transparency, and the Kindle Underground.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about Dumb & Dumber To — Character and Plot in Comedy.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Ensemble as a Sub-Genre, with Lynne M. Thomas.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Four Step Strategy for Selling More in Less Time on Social Media.

The Business of Creativity

Leigh W. Stuart presents 5 Year Plan & Book Promotion posted at Paving My Author’s Road.

Debbie Young presents 1 Simple Marketing Tip to Boost the Reach of Author Facebook Pages posted at Self Publishing Advice.

Kelly Gurnett presents How to Make Money Writing: 16 Tips for Finding Gigs Through Upwork posted at The Write Life.

Devyani Borade presents Six Easy Ways to Re-use Your Story Ideas posted at Funds for Writers.

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 March 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

Ashley Clark presents The Biggest Threat of Rejection posted at The Writers Alley.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Reena presents The Chandelier in response to Prompt #1999 He was the Wind that Bends Trees.

Cheryl Oreglia presents IF ONLY… posted at Prompt #191 Word of the Week – Adamantine.

Rosemary Carlson presents The Trauma posted at Prompt #2030 And then the Nightmares Began.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Creativity Prompt

Nada Adel presents Takhayyal writing prompt 57: Kom Ombo Awakens! posted at Nadaness in Motion.

Writing Tips

Mary Carroll Moore presents The Push to Do Risky Things with Your Writing posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

E.A. presents HOW TO WRITE YOUR FASTEST STORY EVER posted at EA Deverell.

Brian Klems presents How to Write the Last 10% of Your Novel posted at Writer’s Digest.

Cindy Sproul presents CLIFFHANGERS FOR NOVELISTS—TIPS TO USE THEM EFFECTIVELY posted at The Write Conversation.

Melissa Donovan presents Literary Style in Storytelling posted at Writing Forward.

Jami Gold presents The Revision Circle: Does My Story Have Too Many Problems? posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Alex Limberg presents FINISH THAT NOVEL—Tips to Help You Go the Distance posted at Kristen Lamb.

Blogging

Thomas Milva presents How to Protect Your Blog with 5 Simple Steps posted at How to Blog a Book.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Mythcreants is all about Working With Feedback.

This week’s podcast at Rocking Self-Publishing is all about Superhero Adventure with Percival Constantine.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Hand-Selling Your Book to Potential Readers, with Michael R. Underwood.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Replay of Breakout success with The Martian author Andy Weir and narrator Bob Bray.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Simon Whistler on Starting From Scratch.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about What Should You Do when your Author Superhero Costume No Longer Fits?.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia — Blind Obsessions for Series.

The Business of Creativity

Beth Revis presents Finding Your Path to Publishing posted at Fiction University.

Jane presents What Is a Hybrid Publisher? posted at Jane Friedman.

Jack Joseph presents Who Else Wants to Be Published? posted at Novel Publicity.

Alex Cavanaugh presents When a Publishing Deal Goes South posted at Paving My Author’s Road.

C. Hope Clark presents Are Book Signings Too Old-Fashioned? posted at Funds for Writing.

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 March 12, 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

Jennifer Brown Banks presents 5 Things You Must Grant Yourself Permission to do to Become a Fully-realized Writer posted at Pen & Prosper.

Seth presents No one knows anything posted at Seth Godin’s Blog.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Reena Saxeena presents The Lipstick Mark in response to Prompt #1992 Chance.

Chris Black a response in the comments to Prompt #1536 Word of the Week – Innocuous.

Sharing Our Work

Jena presents Remembering Stuart McLean and the Vinyl Cafe posted at The Artful Linguist.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Resources

Characters & Themes Cheatsheet provided by The Better Novel Project.

Writing Tips

Tara Lazar presents How to Become a Better Writer…By NOT Writing posted at Writing for Kids (While Raising Them).

Kristen presents How to Write Endings that “Wow!” posted at Kristen Lamb.

Oren Ashkenazi presents Lessons From the Vivid Writing of Lovecraft’s Dagon posted at Mythcreants.

Janice Hardy presents What’cha Doing? Ways to be a More Productive Writer, Part 1 posted at Fiction University.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Summertime, and the Writing Is . . . Gone? Five Ways to Fit Writing into Your Crazy Life! posted at How to Plan, Write and Develp a Book.

Mary Walton presents 8 Proofreading Tips For Perfect Copy Every Time posted at Novel Publicity.

Olivia-Savannah presents Ten Writing & Publishing Tips to Remember posted at Paving My Author’s Road.

Kellie McGann presents Reasons to Write Your Story as Roman à Clef posted at The Write Practice.

Tiffany Yates Martin presents Your Story as a House posted at Writers in the Storm.

Donald Maass presents Putting Your Purpose on the Page posted at Writer Unboxed.

Gloria Kopp presents 12 Online Proofreading and Editing Tools Romance Writers Should Know About posted at Romance University.

RJ Thesman presents 6 Words Every Writer Should Avoid posted at Live, Write, Thrive.

Blogging

Ali Luke presents Three Different Ways to Name Your Blog or Website [Pros and Cons] posted at AliVentures.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Elemental Ensemble, with Michael Damien Thomas.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about BASEketball — Decadence in Storytelling.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Managing the Launch Process for your Book with Honorée Corder.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Scribd, Flip-Outs, and Indie Reviews.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Replay of How to Sell a Metric Crap-Ton of Books.

The Business of Creativity

Tony Vanderwarker presents The Writer’s Promise: How to Craft a Book’s Pitch posted at Writers Digest.

Carol Tice presents Freelance Writing Improvement Lab: 7 Productivity Hacks to Write Faster posted at Make a Living Writing.

David Kudler presents Print Pricing Piracy: The Perils of Free Trade posted at The Book Designer.

KS Brooks presents How to Link Book Editions on Amazon’s Author Central posted at Indies Unlimited.

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 March 5, 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

Ali Luke presents Why Being (a Little) Selfish Might Be the Best Thing You Do for Your Writing posted at Aliventures.

John Soares presents Successful Writers Need Free Time Alone posted at Productive Writer.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Rosemary Carlson presents Censorship and the Bookstore on the Corner in response to Prompt #2010 Word of the Week – Booklegging.

Reena Saxena presents Silent Screams in response to Prompt #1987 Only Once.

Lana Burgess presents Can’t Stop Thinking: 5 Ways to Break Negative Thought Loops in response to Prompt #1248 Can’t Stop Thinking.

Jane Frieman presents a response in the comments at Prompt #1292 First Line of the Week – David Gerrold.

Chris Black presents a response in the comments at Prompt #1286 Visual Prompt of the Week – Snuggling.

Mark Gardner presents 19 – Negotiations in response to Prompt #2017 Word of the Week – Disheveled.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Resources

LAST THING I WROTE (WRITER WORKSHEET WEDNESDAY) provided by E.A. Deverell.

Writing Tips

Chris Winkle presents Transform a Hero Into a Villain in Seven Steps posted at Mythcreants.

Laurence MacNaughton presents 7 Keys to Irresistible Plots posted at Fiction University.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Writing against an Edge: How to Push Your Intimacy on the Page posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Kevin McNamara presents 10 Easy Ways to Level-Up Your Writing Productivity posted at NovelPublicity.

Nina Amir presents 5 Mental Strategies to Help Complete Writing Projects posted at Pen & Prosper.

Mary Simses presents 10 Dos & Don’ts For the Aspiring Novelist posted at Writers Digest.

Kristen presents How Horror Fiction Can Make Us Better Writers posted at Kristen Lamb.

Amanda Patterson presents 9 Free Online Grammar Resources You Can’t Ignore posted at Writers Write.

Abria Mattina presents 7 SIGNS YOU’RE STUCK IN RESEARCH HELL posted at Writerology.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Rocking Self-Publishing is all about Creating Effective Characters with Alida Winternheimer.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about The Secret of Monkey Island — Storytelling Principles in Games.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Gutsy Writing with Leslie Watts.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Social Sharing, Failure, and Millennials.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Crafting a Welcome Email Sequence for your Author Email List.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Fantasy Food, with Elizabeth Bear and Scott Lynch.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Non-Fiction Writing Tips And How To Live a Good Life With Serial Entrepreneur Jonathan Fields.

The Business of Creativity

Amy Collins presents Book Publicity Do’s & Don’ts for Indie Authors posted at BookWorks.

Kathryn Goldman presents Illustrating a book? Know your rights to protect your work. posted at Better Novel Project.

Tara Lazar presents Thinking Outside the Bookstore for Events posted at Writing for Kids (While Raising Them).

Bryan Hutchinson presents Why No One Is Paying Attention To You (And How to Change It) posted at Positive Writer.

Carol Tice presents Online Writing Jobs: The Inside Scoop on 17 Job Boards 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!

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for March 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

Ali Luke presents Why Being (a Little) Selfish Might Be the Best Thing You Do for Your Writing posted at Aliventures.
John Soares presents Successful Writers Need Free Time Alone posted at Productive Writer.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Rosemary Carlson presents Censorship and the Bookstore on the Corner in response to Prompt #2010 Word of the Week – Booklegging.
Reena Saxena presents Silent Screams in response to Prompt #1987 Only Once.
Lana Burgess presents Can’t Stop Thinking: 5 Ways to Break Negative Thought Loops in response to Prompt #1248 Can’t Stop Thinking.
Jane Frieman presents a response in the comments at Prompt #1292 First Line of the Week – David Gerrold.
Chris Black presents a response in the comments at Prompt #1286 Visual Prompt of the Week – Snuggling.
Amanda Patterson presents 9 Free Online Grammar Resources You Can’t Ignore posted at Writers Write.
Abria Mattina presents 7 SIGNS YOU’RE STUCK IN RESEARCH HELL posted at Writerology.

Creativity Quote of the Week

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Resources

LAST THING I WROTE (WRITER WORKSHEET WEDNESDAY) provided by E.A. Deverell.

Writing Tips

Chris Winkle presents Transform a Hero Into a Villain in Seven Steps posted at Mythcreants.
Laurence MacNaughton presents 7 Keys to Irresistible Plots posted at Fiction University.
Mary Carroll Moore presents Writing against an Edge: How to Push Your Intimacy on the Page posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.
Kevin McNamara presents 10 Easy Ways to Level-Up Your Writing Productivity posted at NovelPublicity.
Nina Amir presents 5 Mental Strategies to Help Complete Writing Projects posted at Pen & Prosper.
Mary Simses presents 10 Dos & Don’ts For the Aspiring Novelist posted at Writers Digest.
Kristen presents How Horror Fiction Can Make Us Better Writers posted at Kristen Lamb.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Rocking Self-Publishing is all about Creating Effective Characters with Alida Winternheimer.
This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about The Secret of Monkey Island — Storytelling Principles in Games.
This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Gutsy Writing with Leslie Watts.
This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Social Sharing, Failure, and Millennials.
This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Crafting a Welcome Email Sequence for your Author Email List.
This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Fantasy Food, with Elizabeth Bear and Scott Lynch.
This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Non-Fiction Writing Tips And How To Live a Good Life With Serial Entrepreneur Jonathan Fields.

The Business of Creativity

Amy Collins presents Book Publicity Do’s & Don’ts for Indie Authors posted at BookWorks.
Kathryn Goldman presents Illustrating a book? Know your rights to protect your work. posted at Better Novel Project.
Tara Lazar presents Thinking Outside the Bookstore for Events posted at Writing for Kids (While Raising Them).
Bryan Hutchinson presents Why No One Is Paying Attention To You (And How to Change It) posted at Positive Writer.
Carol Tice presents Online Writing Jobs: The Inside Scoop on 17 Job Boards 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!

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for February 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

Ali Luke presents How to Take Back Control of Your Time (and Fit More Writing In) posted at AliVentures.

Lauren presents BECOMING A WRITER IN YOUR 40S, 50S, AND BEYOND posted at Lauren Sapala.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Rosemary Carlson presents Forgiveness in response to Prompt #953 Forgiveness.

Mark Gardner presents Moonrise CH41 – To Forbidden Passengers in response to Prompt #2006 Don’t Panic!.

Reena Saxeena presents The Portrait in response to Prompt #1983 First Line of the Week – Corrine Kenner.

Sharing Our Work

Nada Adel presents Connecting with the Old World – Poem posted at Nadaness in Motion.

Tabitha Stapleton-Napier presents Vroom! posted at Cattywampussie. (NSFW)

Creativity Quote of the Week

Resources

WRITING MEMOIRS (WRITER WORKSHEET WEDNESDAY) provided by EA Deverell.

Writing Tips

KM Weiland presents A Surefire Way to Raise the Stakes in Your Story posted at WordPlay.

James R. Tuck presents Tick–Tick–Tension: Setting the Clock posted at Fiction University.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Time Markers: How to Keep a Reader on Track with Your Story posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Blogging

Nina Amir presents Use Content Curation to Build Expert Status posted at How to Blog a Book.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Elemental Issue Q&A, with DongWon Song.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Doing your own Public Relations with Christopher Lombardo.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Taylor Swift, Weighted Reviews, and Gaming the System.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Rescue Your Writing Career.

This week’s podcast at Mythcreants is all about When Good Guys Fight.

Videos

Need a laugh? Here you go! Not necessarily safe for work!

The Business of Creativity

Chuck Sambuchino presents How to Maximize a Book Festival Appearance: 9 Tips posted at Writers Digest.

Katja Kaine presents 7 ways your author website might be hurting you (and how to fix them) posted at Novel Publicity.

Bryan Hutchinson presents How to Stand Out as a Writer and Sell Your Work posted at Positive 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 February 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

Roz presents HOW I WORK: IN PICTURES posted at Roz Morris.

Dave Mitchell presents 7 Productive Time Management Tips for Freelance Writers & Heck, Everyone! posted at Novel Publicity.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Reena Saxena presents Anger in response to Prompt #1980 When She’s Angry.

Mark Gardner presents Moonrise CH40 – All Flags Fall posted at Prompt #1999 He was the Wind that Bends Trees.

Rosemary Carlson presents Gretta’s Dream posted at Prompt #2001 In Dreams.

Sharing Our Work

Creativity Quote of the Week

Resources

WRITING RETREAT (WRITER WORKSHEET WEDNESDAY) posted at E. A. Deverell.

Writing Tips

Ali presents How Long Should Your Novel Be? What’s Too Short … and What’s Too Long? posted at AliVentures.

Amanda Patterson presents 60 Things For Your Characters To Do When They Talk Or Think posted at Writers Write.

Janice Hardy presents The Freedom of Placeholder Words in First Drafts posted at Fiction University.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Writing More Than One Book? How to Storyboard with a Sequel in Mind posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

KM Weiland presents How to Plot a Book: Start With the Antagonist posted at WordPlay.

Lauren presents THIS ONE THING IS THE HARDEST THING FOR A WRITER TO DO… posted at Lauren Sapala.

Oren Ashkenazi presents Six Concepts To Keep Your Party Together posted at Mythcreants.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Issue as a Subgenre, with Steven Barnes.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about Stranger Things — Clueing Multiple POVs.

This week’s podcast at The Joined Up Podcast is all about Self-publishing sucks, right?.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about KU Page Reads, Author-Customers, and the Oblivion Principle.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about The Best of Self Publishing Podcast .

Journaling

Dolly Garland presents Journaling to Discover and Defy Your Limits posted at Kaizen Journaling.

Claire de Boer presents How To Use Your Journal To Make Peace With Your Body posted at The Gift of Writing.

The Business of Creativity

Zachary Petit presents Should you quit your job to write full time? posted at Writers Digest.

John Soares presents The Ultimate Guide to Freelance Success posted at Productive Writers.

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 February 5, 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.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Reena presents Doctor beyond Duty in response to Prompt #1973 I’m a Hero.

Lady Lee Manila presents WEDDING PORTRAIT in response to PROMPT #1977 VISUAL PROMPT – WEDDING PORTRAIT.

Natalia Erehnah presents a comment in response to Prompt #1484 And Then He Heard It.

Garrison James presents Night in the Forest in response to Prompt #1985 Night in the Forest.

Rosemary Carlson presents Old Time Rock and Roll in response to Prompt #1966 The Band.

Lorraine presents summer’s day: #cyw/daily post/writing reader in response to Prompt #1989 Word of the Week – Crickets.

 

 

Creativity Quote of the Week

Resources

Make Words Count Worksheet posted at E.A. Deverell.

Writing Tips

Amanda Patterson presents The Only Character Questionnaire You Need to Complete posted at Writers Write.

Staff presents How To Maintain A Positive Outlook For Your Submission Process posted at Writers Relief.

Linda Sienkiewicz presents THE BALANCING ACT: WRITING UNLIKABLE CHARACTERS posted at Writerology.

KM Weiland presents 3 Resources You Need to Unlock Fascinating Character Goals posted at WordPlay.

Janice Hardy presents What is “Bad Writing?” (And How Can We Avoid It?) posted at Fiction University.

Ali Luke presents 15 Ways to Make Your Characters Suffer (for the Good of Your Novel) posted at Ali Ventures.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Where to Begin Your Book: How to Choose the Best Opening posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Colonialism, with Steven Barnes, Tempest Bradford, DongWon Song, and Shveta Thakrar.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about Dumb & Dumber To — Character and Plot in Comedy.

This week’s podcast at The Joined Up Podcast is all about Writer Interview with Laura Wilkinson.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Focus, Phones, and 10-Year Contracts.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about The Miracle Morning For Writers With Hal Elrod.

Visual Arts

Editor presents PHOTOGRAPHY: NIAZ UDDIN posted at I Need a Guide.

Journaling

Akiyo Kano presents A WAY TO DEEPEN YOUR JOURNALING posted at Journaling Sage.

The Business of Creativity

Shona Patel presents Working with a Publishing House Editor 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 January 29, 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

Editors presents 10 Affirmations For Creative Writers—And How To Use Them posted at Writers Relief.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Reena presents The Shock in response to Prompt#1967 The Disappearance of Lord Lucan.

Lady Lee Manila presents Alice in GalaxyLand in response to Prompt #1970 Visual Prompt – Alice in Galaxy Land.

Mark Gardner presents Moonrise CH37 – Puppet Army in response to Prompt #1978 Breaking all the Rules.

Frank Parker presents An Expert in his Trade in response to Prompt #1981 Henry the VIII.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Creativity Prompt

Nada Adel presents Takhayyal Prompt 53: Forest Trap posted at Nadaness in Motion.

Resources

PICK A PEN NAME (WRITER WORKSHEET WEDNESDAY) posted at EA Deverell.

Writing Tips

Ali Luke presents How to Plan Writing Time into Your Week [With Downloadable Spreadsheet] posted at AliVentures.

Janice Hardy presents What is “Bad Writing?” (And How Can We Avoid It?) posted at Fiction University.

Frank presents Writer Beware: Is Someone Using Your Name Without Your Knowledge? posted at Frank Parker’s Author Site.

Roz Morris presents 5 ESSENTIAL WRITING HABITS I LEARNT GHOST-WRITING BESTSELLERS posted at Inspire Portal.

Anthony Ehlers presents How Important Is Style In A Story? posted at Writers Write.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Is FREE Still a Viable Strategy.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Google Play, Discrimination, and Going Pro.

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 Game of Thrones — Killing a Protagonist.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Elemental Issue, with Desiree Burch.

Visual Arts

Editor presents An Art Lover’s Guide to Nevada posted at Atlas Obscura.

Journaling

Akiyo Kano presents A TIP FOR WHEN STARTING TO JOURNAL BECOMES TOO PAINFUL posted at Journaling Sage.

The Business of Creativity

Editors presents How Artists Can Add Multiple Streams of Income posted at Art Business Institute.

Jody presents Why You Might Benefit From Having a Virtual Assistant posted at Jody Hedlund.

John Soares presents Freelance Writing Daily Best Practices posted at Productive Writers.

KM Weiland presents 8 Tips for Editing Other Writers’ Work (While Remaining Friends) posted at WordPlay.

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 22, 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 Sambuchino presents 5 Easy Steps to Conquer the Heartache of Rejection posted at Writers Digest.

Jody presents 6 Things I Tell Myself Once I’m Done Writing a Book posted at Jody Hedlund.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Reena presents A Mission in response to Visual Prompt #1953 – Decision Point.

Lady Lee Manila presents The Rules of Magic in response to Prompt #1964 The Rules of Magic.
Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents We The People posted at View from the Winepress.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Creativity Prompt

Nada Adel presents Takhayyal #writingprompt 52: Power posted at Nadaness in Motion.

Resources

Idea Ranker worksheet provided by Eva Deverell.

Writing Tips

Anthony Ehlers presents Write Your Novel In A Year – Week 24: How Important Is Style In A Story? posted at Writers Write.

Christine Frazier presents MuggleNet Academia Podcast: How to Write Like Rowling posted at Better Novel Project.

Editor presents Short Prose Genres: Defining Essay, Short Story, Commentary, Memoir, and Mixed Genre posted at Writer’s Relief.

Mark Nichol presents 10 Tips for Better Business Writing posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Faye Kirwin presents DON’T PANIC! WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU HAVE TOO MANY STORY IDEAS posted at Writerology.

Janice Hardy presents Revealing a Character’s Past Without Falling Into Backstory posted at Fiction University.

KM Weiland presents How to Write the Perfect Plot (in 2 Easy Steps) posted at Word Play.

Joe Kawano presents WHY WE WRITE STORIES posted at Launch Your Universe.

Linda Gilden presents Article Writing Basics posted at The Write Conversation.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Project in Depth, GHOST TALKERS, by Mary Robinette Kowal.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Finding New Angles on Old Ideas.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Planes, Clickbait, and Google Buy Buttons.

This week’s podcast at The Joined Up Podcast is all about Writing Sane & Healthy.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about Man of Steel — Delineating Character Dimension.

Visual Arts

Editor presents MONICA ROHAN posted at I Need a Guide.

Journaling

Dolly Garland presents Journaling Exercise: What Is Your Relationship With Your Body…Beyond the Surface posted at Kaizen Journaling.

The Business of Creativity

Editors presents Art Sales Strategy: Create Urgency posted at Arts Business Institute.

Ali Luke presents How I Make a Living as an Online Writer (And How You Could Too) posted at AliVentures.

Susan Breen presents Prepping for a Pitch Conference posted at Lisa Romeo Writes.

Carol Tice presents The One Big Reason You Need a Freelance Writer Community posted at Productive Writers.

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 8, 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.

Announcements

I’m very honored to announce that The Writing Reader was named One of the Top Writing Blogs to Read over at WordCounter. Thank you so much!

The Creative Mindset

David presents Samurai Concepts For Creators posted at davidjrogersftw.

Carrie presents Your creativity probably won’t save the world posted at Carrie Mallon.

Jen presents 6 ways to get out of a creative slump posted at Jen Morris.

Jennifer presents The Indispensable Creative Importance of Being Witnessed posted at Jennifer Loudon.

Joe Kawano presents Stories are Seeded by Hope posted at Launch Your Universe.

Megan Ray Nichols presents 6 PERSONALITY TRAITS OF THE CREATIVE WRITER posted at Writerology.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Reena presents The Man who knew no Love in response to Prompt #1936 Healing the Wound.

Ann WJ White presents The Smithy in response to Prompt #1942 Visual Prompt of the Week – The Smithy.

LADYLEEMANILA presents Prompt #1956 Visual Prompt – Rose Parade in response to Prompt #1956 Visual Prompt – Rose Parade.

 

 

 

 

Sharing Our Work

Greg presents Instead of New Year’s Resolutions this year… posted at Greg Masters.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Creativity Prompt

Nada Adel presents Takhayyal 51: Santa, a Pirate?! posted at Nadaness in Motion.

Resources

AirTable presents Novel Planning Database.

Writing Tips

Ali Luke presents Should You Write Faster? Here’s What Four Indie Authors Do (Plus My Take) posted at Aliventures.

Stephanie Orges presents How to Fix Your Sagging Plot posted at Be Kind, Rewrite.

Mark Nichol presents 10 Types of Transitions posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Janice Hardy presents Set Up or Start Up? Making Critical Character Traits Part of Your Plot posted at Fiction University.

Jody presents 3 Tips to Help Increase Writing Output posted at Jody Hedlund.

CS Lakin presents How to Create a Powerful Image System for Your Novel posted at Live Write Thrive.

KM Weiland presents How to Create a Complex Moral Argument for Your Theme posted at Word Play.

Lydia Chricton presents How to Turn Traumatic Experiences Into Fuel For Your Writing posted at Writers Digest.

Editors presents New Writers: 10 Tips To Turn Rejections Into Acceptances posted at Writer’s Relief.

Blogging

Molly Jo Realy presents 5 Simple Ways Counting Kittens Can Boost Your Blog Traffic posted at The Write Conversation.

Amanda Patterson presents A Really Useful Blog Post Template posted at Writers Write.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Elemental Drama as a Sub-Genre.

This week’s podcast at Goins Writer is all about How to Write a Novel in a Month: Interview with Grant Faulkner.

This week’s podcast at Mythcreants is all about Fantasy in Space.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Trusting the Process to Get Through Tough Writing Snags.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about BitLit, PayPal, and Brand Building.

This week’s podcast at The Joined Up Podcast is all about Self Publishing – Formatting an E-Book.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about Columbo – Delineating Character Dimension.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Miniature Wire Bonsai Trees by Ken To posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Dolly Garland presents Journaling Exercise: List of Things You Love & Things You Would Like to Change posted at Kaizen Journaling.

The Business of Creativity

Niki Breeser Tschirgi presents How I Made and Use My Book Trailer posted at BookWorks.

Joe presents Do Ebook Preorders Work? posted at JA Konrath.

Lidy presents How to Set Up a Blog Tour & Cover Reveal! posted at Paving My Author’s Road.

John Soares presents Why I Did Not Help a Fellow Freelance Writer posted at Productive Writer.

Rachelle presents Traditional or Self Publishing? posted at Rachelle Gardner.

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