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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for March 11, 2012. 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

Science Daily presents Blogging Relieves Stress On New Mothers posted at Science Daily.

Resources/Tools

Chris Guillebeau is offering his manifesto, 279 Days to Overnight Success, free. Go download it!

Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Truth in Advertising posted at View from the Winepress.

Writing Quote of the Week

Write. No amount of self-inflicted misery, altered states, black pullovers or being publicly obnoxious will ever add up to your being a writer. Writers write. On you go. -AL Kennedy

Writing Tips and Prompts

Charlie Jane Anders presents Brave Shows How to Create a Brand New Fairy Tale from Scratch posted at io9.

Emily Temple presents A Collection of Brilliant and Inspiring Letters from Famous Authors to their Young Fans posted at Flavorwire.

Ah Phung presents Want to be Successful? You Must First Learn to Fail posted at BigThink.

Chrys Fey presents How to Write Action posted at Write with Fey.

Creativity Boosts

Podcasts

The Writing Excuses gang is once again taking questions from writers in this week’s podcast. Check it out.

Crafts

PollyC42 presents Make Your Own Fourth of July Wreath posted at Thriving Home.

The Business of Creativity

Laura Edgar presents 6 Ways to Make Money Writing posted at NerdWallet.
Jason Boog presents 5 Ways to Promote Your Book Now posted at MediaBistro.

Spam of the Week

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for June 3, 2012. 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

Linda Fisher Thornton presents What is Creativity? posted at Leading in Context LLC

Resources/Tools

Looking for some inspiration? Try the Poets & Writers Literary Places Database. Or how about joining a conversation at the Conversation Cafe?

Mark Nichol presents 7 Great Websites for Writers posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Sharing Our Work

Emi Bauer presents All Those Whiny Vegetarians posted at Confessions of an Incompetent Blogger.

Eula McLeod presents True North posted at View from the Winepress.

Writing Quote of the Week

Do not place a photograph of your ­favourite author on your desk, especially if the author is one of the famous ones who committed suicide. -Roddy Doyle

Writing Tips and Prompts

Phil Plait presents How I Stopped Worrying (About Science) and Learned to Love the Story posted at io9.com.

D.D. Syrdal presents Don’t Let Anybody Squash You presented at Filling Spaces.

Podcasts

The podcasters at Writing Excuses are answering questions asked by their Facebook fans in this week’s episode, Microcasting.

Visual Arts

Katie presents Koko: The Gorilla That Speaks to Humans and Paints posted at Anthropology Gallery.

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for April 29, 2012. 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

Phillip Gruneich presents The stuff that IDEAS are made of posted at Short of Stories.

Sharing Our Work

Marcy presents Tuk Tuk Hell, or Heaven posted at Too Timid, Too Squeamish.

Emi Bauer presents The Strange Case of Dr. Feingold and Mr. Mike posted at Confessions of an Icompetent Blogger

Eula McLeod presents It’s Gr-r-r-r-r-reat!! posted at View from the Winepress.

Writing Quote of the Week

When they give you lined paper, write the other way. – Ray Bradbury

Writing Tips and Prompts

Chrys Fey presents Find Writing Inspiration posted at Writing with Fey.

Podcasts

Larry Correia joins the Writing Excuses podcasters to discuss Guns and Fiction. If you’re talking guns in your writing, you’ll want to listen to this.

Creative People Paying it Forward

Pamela Jorrick presents Trashy Art- Washed Ashore posted at Blah, Blah, Blog.

The Business of Creativity

Daniela Baker presents 6 Skills Every Blogger Needs posted at Bloggers Passion, saying, “There are key ingredients in building a successful blog. You will need a set of skills like what’s listed on this article.”

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for February 19, 2012. 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

Chrys Fey presents Catching A Spark posted at Write With Fey, saying, “An idea for a story and creativity can come from anywhere, you just have to catch that spark.”

Gabriela Pereira presents Why Writers Must be Readers First at DIY MFA.

The Business of Creativity

Beth Haydn presents 56 Ways to Market your Business on Pinterest at CopyBlogger.

Responses to Prompts

Eula McLeod presents Sting Like a Bee posted at View from the Winepress. This is one seriously funny lady!

 

Writing Tips and Prompts

Charlie Jane Anders presents 10 Worst Mistakes that Authors of Alternate History Make at i09.com.

Lauren Davis presents Concept Art Writing Prompt: Saturday Night at the Edge of the World at i09.com.

Podcasts

This week’s topic at Writing Excuses is Historical Fantasy. It’s a fascinating look at what it takes to write in this genre. I would suggest that anyone writing historical fiction listen to this one.

Visual Arts

Umair presents Barbie Doll in the fine art world posted at slickzine.com, saying, “Barbie does it all”

Creative People Paying it Forward

96well presents Solve puzzles for science posted at Reportergene, saying, “Creatives! Solve puzzles for science!”

Writing Quote of the Week

“You must write every single day of your life… You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.” ~Ray Bradbury

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Welcome to the December 11, 2011 edition of The Carnival of Creativity. Click through and leave some love in the comments.

The Creative Mindset

Adriene (AD) Joyce presents What is the True Nature of Inspiration? posted at Sweepy Jean Explores the (Webby) World. She asks the question, “How much more productive could we be if we actively sought inspiration instead of letting it come to us?”

Resources/Tools

I love the guys at Writing Excuses. Their second podcast from back in 2008 is all about blending the familiar with something new and original to come up with a unique setting for your story.

image23 presents Photoshop #1 ~ Textured backgrounds and fake flowers posted at image23. There is a content warning on this site, but don’t let that stop you from clicking through. There is nothing untoward in this post.

The Business of Creativity

JBY presents The Fear of Not Being Good Enough posted at Blogging Your Passion, saying, “Have you ever faced the fear of not being good enough? Feelings of inadequacy and rejection can immobilize us and creep up in our lives without us even knowing it. The fear of not being good enough might be the very reason you are still sitting on the sidelines in life.”

David Leonhardt presents So you want to be a freelance writer? posted at A Ghost Writers Blog. David shares a podcast with Miranda Marquit about the business of freelance writing and what it takes to become a freelance writer.

Sharing Our Work

Vanessa Morgan presents Singing Christmas Cat posted at Avalon Cat Cartoons, my new favorite web cartoon.

Pamela Jorrick presents Search for Sasquatch posted at Blah, Blah, Blog, saying, “Here’s a bit of creativity my kids and some friends came up with. I love watching their inspirations come to life- it’s very entertaining.” It’s always great to see kids being encouraged in their creative pursuits. Thanks for sharing this, Pamela!

Mckay Stevens presents College Christmas | Classic Christmas Poem | ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas – A College Christmas posted at Vacancy.com, saying, “A twist on a way over used poem, but it still brought a smile to my face and took me back to the days of college. It was a fun Christmas flashback.”

Kat demonstrates how a lot of creativity can stretch a little money into something beautiful in What can Php 500 buy? posted at The Unstressed.

Abeach Cottage presents Beach Cottage Coastal Christmas Decor ~ Table Decorating with Centsational Girl posted at A Beach Cottage, saying, “Hello Beach Cottage lovelies…having a good day? You ready to get that December thing going on? Are you going Coastal Christmas Decor or Winter Wonderland this year?”

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We have some wonderful submissions this week for your enjoyment and edification.  Here we go!

Resources/Tools

Number Trouble from the New York Times will help you get some agreement between subjects and verbs. Warning, this is intense editor stuff, so be prepared for the My Eyes Glaze Over Syndrome. As an antidote, here’s a link to a recent podcast at Writing Excuses on The Hollywood Formula for fiction and script writers. You’ll laugh, you’ll learn, and you’ll be annoyed to find out how much Hollywood manipulates our emotions.

Sharing our Work 

Saşa-Liviu Stoianovici presents Fugind prin peisaj pe timp de furtună, a video made with modified 90s video hardware posted at mutre, spații, combinații. If you enjoy ambient music and abstract art, you’ll love this. Even if you don’t, it’s still pretty awesome.

Creative People Paying it Forward

Raziel presents a thought-provoking challenge with his post Feed a Soul with that extra change in your pocket on his blog, Pens Or Swords.

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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