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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 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!

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for October 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.

Announcements

There will be no Carnival next week as I will be traveling to compete in the Toastmasters District 3 Humorous Speech contest. See you in 2 weeks!

The Creative Mindset

Amy Leigh Simpson presents Winter Weary: A Writer’s Guide to Pressing On! posted at The Writers Alley.

NaNoWriMo

Lou Paduano presents How to Beat 3 Big NaNoWriMo Roadblocks posted at The Write Life.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Writing Tips

Joanne Dannon presents Goal, Motivation, and Conflict posted at Romance University.

Kate presents Writing and Emotion: Swaying Readers with a Dose of Real Life posted at Kate Tilton.

Todd Brison presents Discover a Secret Well of Endless Writing Ideas posted at Goins Writer.

Shawn Coyne presents Love Story Cheat Sheet/Obligatory Scenes posted at Steven Pressfield Online.

Pamela Hodges presents How to Unlock the Power of the Present Tense in Memoir posted at The Write Practice.

DiAnn Mills presents TIPS TO ADD DEPTH TO YOUR WRITING THROUGH COLOR posted at The Write Conversation.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about The Successful Author Mindset with Joanna Penn.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Tools for Writers.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Samhain, Advertorials, and Data Guy.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about What Should Authors look for When Considering Anthologies?.

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 Inglourious Basterds — Style Inform Choices.

The Business of Creativity

Judith Briles presents Sell Your Books at Book Festivals and Craft Fairs posted at The Book Designer.

Jana Roberts presents An Old World Concept Made New: How Patreon Works for Writers posted at Fiction University.

Jill Noelle Noble presents Building Your Author Brand posted at NessGraphica.

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 October 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

Angie Dicken presents The Grief of Expectations posted at Writers Alley.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Creativity Quote of the Week

Creativity Prompt

Jeff Elkins presents 3 Writing Prompts to Tap Into Your Creative Well posted at The Write Practice.

NaNoWriMo

Martin presents 41 Insider Tips for Winning NaNoWriMo 2017 posted at Reedsy.

Writing Tips

Janice Hardy presents How Bad Times and New Starts Affect Our Writing posted at Writers in the Storm.

Cathi Stevenson presents Editors Are Not As Evil As You Might Think. Honest! posted at Book Cover Express.

Nancy Naigle presents Writing Holiday Romance posted at Romance University.

Larry Brooks presents The Bottom-line Explanation of the Mass Failure of Authors posted at StoryFix 2.0.

Joel Foster presents 8 Steps for Writing a Compelling Profile Story posted at The Write Life.

Blogging

Molly Jo Realy presents RECYCLE THOSE BLOG POSTS! posted at The Write Conversation.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Goins Writer is all about 3 Elements of a Writing Habit that Lasts.

This week’s podcast at Rocking Self-Publishing is all about Write a Book a Month with Jacqueline Garlick.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Universal Book Links with Kevin Tumlinson.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Walking a Series Launch Tightrope, with Martha Carr.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Merchandising For Authors With Melissa Addey.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about “Oh Crap, the Cops are Here!” with Joe McKinney.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Keywords, Expert Reviews, and Writing to Market (Featuring Chris Fox).

This week’s podcast at The Joined Up Podcast is all about Mental Well Being and your writing.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about The Girl on the Train — Blending Genres.

The Business of Creativity

Amy Collins presents Book Promotion: Do This, Not That posted at The Book Designer.

Lois Hoffman presents How to Write a Press Release for a Book posted at The Happy Self-Publisher.

Editor presents 12 Common Self-Publishing Pitfalls posted at TLC Graphics and Narrow Gate Books.

Steven presents Writer = Entrepreneur posted at Steven Pressfield Online.

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 October 30, 2016. 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.

NaNoWriMo

Editors presents 38 Tips for Kicking NaNoWriMo in the Butt This Year posted at Reedsy.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Mark Gardner presents Moonrise CH24 – New Friends in response to Prompt #1887 Life Line.

Chuck Downing presents A Science Guy’s Almanac – In Memory of My Dad in response to Prompt #1881 Dying at Home.

Frank presents The Exercise of Power in response to Prompt #1888 The Perils of Being Royalty.

Keira-Anne Hadley presents Island Honey Dance-Bar in response to Prompt #565 Call Girls.

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Creativity Quote of the Week

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Creativity Prompt

Nada Adel presents Takhayyal #WritingPrompt no. 47: Darkness Cometh! posted at Nadaness In Motion.

Writing Tips

Mark Nichol presents 7 Tips for Editing to Improve Usage posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Janice Hardy presents Writing Basics: The Act Two Choice posted at Fiction University.

KM Weiland presents 6 Steps to Create a Fantastic Narrative Voice (What I Learned Writing Storming) posted at Word Play.

Jody presents How To Get Readers To Read Your Entire Series posted at Jody Hedlun.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Planting Twists in Your Story to Keep Readers on Their Toes posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Blogging

Slavko Desik presents Having a Vision is the First Step to Success posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Elemental Humor Q&A with Victoria Schwab.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Optimizing Your Amazon Sales Page for Conversion with Bryan Cohen.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Indies, Pricing and Premium Facebook.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents New Maddeningly Complex Doodle Drawings from Sagaki Keita posted at This is Colossal.

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 October 16, 2016. 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

Melinda Kucsera presents Purple in response to Prompt #561 Visual Prompt of the Week – Into Blue.

Mark Gardner presents Moonrise CH22 – Old Friends posted at Prompt #1873 If It Doesn’t Kill You….

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Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Engine Trouble posted at View from the Winepress.

S. THOMAS SUMMERS presents Fence posted at WRITING WITH SOME INK AND A HAMMER.

Creativity Quote of the Week

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Resources

10 Creativity Catalysts to Help Win NaNoWriMo provided by The Write Practice.

Writing Tips

Janice Hardy presents Three Writing Tips From The Avengers: Age of Ultron posted at Fiction University.

KM Weiland presents A Quick Guide to Beta Reader Etiquette posted at Word Play.

Jody presents How to Drive Yourself Crazy as a Writer posted at Jody Hedlund.

Mark Nichol presents What is a Sentence? posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Jill Williamson presents #WeWriteBooks, Post 17: Write Fast And Free posted at Go Teen Writers.

Cara Putman presents Four Tips when writing about something you’ve never done posted at The Writers Alley.

Blogging

Karl Hindle presents Blogging Credibility and How to Acquire It posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Crossover Fiction, with Victoria Schwab.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Funding Your Book on Kickstarter with David Bruns and Jon Olson.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Digital Resale, VAs and Shorter Books.

Videos

The Business of Creativity

Susan Israel presents Rejection – Does No Really Mean No? posted at Writers and Authors.

Carol Tice presents Earn More Freelancing in 2017: Ask These 4 Questions Now posted at Make a Living Writing.

Christina Mercer presents The Joy & Necessity of Business Taxes posted at Romance University.

Mary Carroll Moore presents How Do You Find a Good Editor–When You’re Ready for One? posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

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 8, 2015. 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

Cathy presents 10 steps to get yourself creating! posted at Cathy Michaels Design.

Amy presents How Creative Therapy Saved my Life posted at Amy Oestreicher.

Sharing Our Work

Liz presents This is Real Life #26 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Writing Quote of the Week

Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works. -Virginia Wolff

Resources

Free Writing Helps for NaNoWriMo from your friends at Chaotic Shiny.

Writing Tips

Steve Davidson presents The Hero’s Journey: Part 3, Defining Your Hero posted at Amazing Stories.

KM Weiland presents Want a Powerful Theme for Your Novel? Play Devil’s Advocate! posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Warren Adler presents The Title Dilemma posted at Fiction University.

Hazel Gaynor presents Letting Go posted at Romance University.

Rick Acker presents Top 10 Mistakes Authors Make When Writing Legal Scenes posted at Live Write Thrive.

Marisa de los Santos presents Knowing When to Walk Away posted at Writer Unboxed.

Emily Wenstrom presents How to Write a Story a Week: A Day-by-Day Guide posted at The Write Practice.

Ali Hale presents Why There’ll Never Be a Perfect Time to Write posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Tristan Gregory presents TimeCraft – Squeezing the Most Out of Your Writing Schedule posted at Mythic Scribes.

Blogging

Karol K presents 6 Steps to Craft an Exceptional Blog Post posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about How Does Context Shape Dialogue.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Productivity And Working Smarter, Confidence For Writers And Breaking The Rules With Chandler Bolt.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Surreal Macro Photographs of Insects posted at This is Colossal.

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 October 12, 2014. 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

Calling all writers! The Vocabuverse is now opening its doors for any writer/songwriter who wants to have a go at submitting their own material to this amazing universe of words!.

The Creative Mindset

Maria Popova presents Leonard Cohen on Creativity, Hard Work, and Why You Should Never Quit Before You Know What It Is You’re Quitting posted at Brain Pickings.

Art Quote of the Week

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way — things I had no words for. -Georgia O’Keeffe

Sharing Our Work

Eula presents Listening to the Lullaby posted at View from the Winepress.

Liz presents The Scattered Life Collective #4 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Writing Tips

Larry Brooks presents Last Minute NaNoWrMo Tips posted at Story Fix.

Cedar Sanderson presents Writing on Paper posted at Amazing Stories.

Emily Wenstrom presents 3 Essential Questions for Better Backstory posted at The Write Practice.

Janice Hardy presents Real Life Diagnostics: Is This Prologue Working? posted at Fiction University.

Susan K. Perry, PhD presents The Writing Life: 8 New Tips posted at Psychology Today.

KM Weiland presents What Jane Eyre Can Teach You About Mind-Blowing Heroines posted at The Procrastiwriter.

Angela Ackerman presents How To Mine Your Dreams For Story Gold posted at Writers Helping Writers.

CS Lakin presents Don’t Abuse the Dot-Dot-Dots posted at Live Write Thrive.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Importance of Action: Do You Have Enough Happening? posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Bryan Hutchinson presents How To Become A Better Writer Every-Single-Day posted at Positive Writer.

Lauren presents 5 Secrets To Hitting Your Writing Goals posted at Lauren Sapala.

Laurie Schnebly Campbell presents Braiding Your Story posted at Romance University.

Anne Greenwood Brown presents Collaboration posted at Writer Unboxed.

Mooderino presents Where to Start Your Story (Exactly) posted at Moody Writing.

Maeve Maddux presents What To Do About Non-standard English posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Elizabeth presents Story Signposts posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

A. Howitt presents Help! I Accidentally Wrote a Novel posted at Mythic Scribes.

Jo presents 9 Practices to Inspire Your Writing in an Instant posted at Inspire Portal.

Blogging

Daniel Scocco presents Using Formulas to Generate Ideas for Blog Posts posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Julie Fei Fan Balzer presents Some Thoughts on Blogging posted at Balzer Designs.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Fan Writing, with Christopher J. Garcia.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Dramatic Stainless Steel Wire Fairies by Robin Wight posted at This is Colossal.

Tara presents what’s your style? :: exploring drawing {part two} posted at Tara Leaver.

The Business of Creativity

Carol Tice presents 37 Essential Freelance Writing Terms You Need to Know posted at How to Make a Living Writing.

Joanna Penn presents Lessons Learned From 3 Years As An Author-Entrepreneur posted at The Creative Penn.

Jeff Goins presents Yes, You Can and Should Self-publish (Here’s Everything You Need to Know) posted at Goins Writer.

John Soares presents Does a Freelance Writer Need a Post Office Box? posted at Productive Writers.

Credit

Photo Credit: Lady Dragonfly on Flickr

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 October 5, 2014. 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

Gregory Ciotti presents How Writing Makes You Happier, Smarter, and More Persuasive posted at Psychology Today.

Carrie Brummer presents Refining Your Creative Practice posted at Artist Think.

Julie Fei Fan Balzer presents Embrace Failure posted at Balzer Designs.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Your creative life is in front of you. Pay yourself forward. Do a little creative work today. Just keep moving in the right direction. Even if you took a detour. - Tammy Garcia

Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Whine-O posted at View from the Wine Press.

Liz presents The Scattered Life Collective #3 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Writing Tips

Darren Andrews presents The Real Power of Fantasy Writing posted at Mythic Scribes.

Simon Kewin presents 36 Poetry Terms posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Larry Brooks presents A Little Help for NaNoWrMo Writers posted at StoryFix.

Douglas Smith presents Where Do We Go From Here?: Career progression for short fiction writers (conclusion) posted at Amazing Stories.

Maria Popova presents Chinua Achebe on the Meaning of Life and the Writer’s Responsibility in the World posted at Brain Pickings.

Chris Fey presents Writing About: The Mob posted at Write with Fey.

Janice Hardy presents Back Fill Those Plot Holes posted at Fiction University.

Mary Carroll Moore presents How Chapters Are Built–What to Include, What to Skip, and How to Know If You Actually Have One posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Marcy McKay presents Writers, Here’s How to Give Fear the Finger posted at The Write Practice.

CS Lakin presents Add a Bit of Romance to Your Novel posted at Live, Write, Thrive.

Lauren presents Self-Doubt: The Writer’s Constant Companion posted at Lauren Sapala.

Bryan Hutchinson presents Why Writers Self-destruct and 5 Ways To Thrive Instead! posted at Positive Writer.

Carole Jelen presents The Dozen New Digital Rules Authors Need to Know posted at Writer Unboxed.

Anna Steffl presents Power-up World Building through Point of View posted at Romance University.

Mooderino presents When A Scene Isn’t Working posted at Moody Writing.

Jocelyn Paige Kelly presents 10 Benefits of Writing a Story from a Perspective Different from Your Own posted at Realizing Your Creative Life.

Jo presents How to Beat Writer’s Block: 5 Ways to Face the Blank Page posted at Inspire Portal.

Angela Ackerman presents Emotional Description: 3 Common Problems with Show & Tell posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Moran Chaimovitz presents 3 Good Reasons to Read Your Writing Out Loud posted at Procrastiwriter.

Blogging

Daniel Scocco presents Should I Publish My Best Content In My Own Blog, Or Guest Blog It? posted at Daily Blogging Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Productivity Tips And Running Your Author Business With Jen Talty.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Understanding Royalties, with Paul Stevens.

Video

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Elaborate Textile ‘Collages’ of African Wildlife by Sophie Standing posted at This is Colossal.

Tara presents what’s your style? :: exploring drawing {part one} posted at Tara Leaver.

Journaling

Elizabeth Segran presents A New Technique for More Aha Moments: The Surprise Journal posted at Fast Company.

The Business of Creativity

Carol Tice presents How Much Should You Charge For Your E-Book? 7 Questions to Help You Decide posted at Make a Living Writing.

Jeff Goins presents The Amazing Realization That Turns Amateurs into Professionals posted at Goins Writer.

Spam of the Week

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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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Sharing Our Work

Ever wondered where to find a great idea? Try some Brainstorming from Story Seeds with the Writing Excuses gang.

David Leonhardt offers a short look Individuality Explained.

The Business of Creativity

Dexter Petley shares his views of writing and editing in Time & Motion posted at Write Edit Seek Literary Agent.

Just for NaNoWriMo Players

“Get through a draft as quickly as possible. Hard to know the shape of the thing until you have a draft. Literally, when I wrote the last page of my first draft of “Lincoln’s Melancholy” I thought, Oh, shit, now I get the shape of this. But I had wasted years, literally years, writing and re-writing the first third to first half. The old writer’s rule applies: Have the courage to write badly.” –Joshua Wolf Shenk

Resources/Tools

If you’re writing SciFi or Fantasy, you need to be checking out the Turkey City Lexicon courtesy of Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.

And finally, just for kicks, my favorite spam of the week:

“Precisely the facts we is in research associated with. Should certainly disrupt my personal costs quickly.”

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