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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for June 18, 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 9 Crippling Beliefs Holding Writers Back From Writing Their Book (and How to Overcome Them) posted at Positive Writer.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Resources

WRITING LIFE DASHBOARD (WRITER WORKSHEET WEDNESDAY) provided by EA Deverell.

Writing Tips

Ali Luke presents How I Wrote More Fiction in 2016 than In Any Other Year (Despite Two Small Children) posted at AliVentures.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Using Pause Breaks to Strengthen the Pacing of Your Story posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Janice Hardy presents What to Do When Your Novel’s Too Short posted at Fiction University.

Melissa Abramovitz presents Learning from Rejections posted at The Working Writers Club.

Paula Munier presents Your Novel’s First Scene: How to Start Right posted at Jane Friedman.

Hannah presents MAKING YOUR CHARACTERS DO STUFF posted at Pub Crawl.

Summerita Rhayne presents Secondary Characters in Romance – Yay or Nay posted at Romance University.

Larry Brooks presents Writing In A Corset posted at Story Fix.

Jacob Chambless presents Mental Workouts for Writers posted at Terri Guiliano Long.

Blogging

Lisa Fourman presents How to Overcome the Biggest Misconceptions About Freelance Blogging posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Elvis Michael presents How to Leverage Reddit for Great Blog Post Ideas posted at Blogging Pro.

Ryan Biddulph presents 5 Monetizing Tips for Travel Bloggers posted at Blogging Tips.

Nina Amir presents How to Enter Blogger’s Paradise posted at How to Blog a Book.

Jennifer Brown Banks presents 4 Alternatives to Hanging up Your Blog Hat posted at Pen &s; Prosper.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Diction.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Why Readers Buy the Books They Buy.

This week’s podcast at Rocking Self-Publishing is all about A Book as a Business Card with Rachel Smets.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Are You Prepared for Breakout Success with Your Next Book?.

The Business of Creativity

Sandra Beckwith presents 6 book publishing models in 2017 posted at Build Book Buzz.

John Soares presents Lost All Your Freelance Writing Clients? Do This… posted at Productive Writers.

Joel Friedlander presents 7 Signs Your Book is “Professionally Published” 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 June 11, 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

Lauren presents 3 SIMPLE WAYS TO WIN THE ARGUMENT WITH YOUR INNER CRITIC posted at Lauren Sapala.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Stephanie McKnight presents a Twitter story in response to Prompt #3004 Moving Day is On Hold.

Rosemary Carlson presents The Rainy Day in response to Prompt #3011 The Rainy Day.

Chris Black posted a reply in the comments in response to Prompt #3011 The Rainy Day.

Sharing Our Work

Michael Hartland presents Shillingstone posted at These Songs I Have Been Given.

Jena Henry presents Stay Golden posted at Jena’s Books.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Resources

HOW TO USE PLOT FORMULAS provided by E.A. Deverell.

Writing Tips

Ali Luke presents Ten Sentence-Level Mistakes to Watch Out for When Editing Your Fiction [With Examples] posted at Ali Ventures.

Kristen presents Description—Writer Crack & Finding the Write Balance posted at Kristen Lamb.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Tips for Surviving a Manuscript Read-Through (The Essential Last Step before You Send Out Your Book) posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Abigail Wiley presents 4 Tips for Writing Realistic Sibling Relationships posted at Go Teen Writers.

Sarah Juckes presents 10 Things You’ll Find in Every Bestselling Book posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Big Al presents The Difference Between Alpha, Beta, and ARC Readers posted at Indies Unlimited.

CS Lakin presents Developing a Strong Novel Concept Starting with an Archetype posted at Live Write Thrive.

Chris Winkle presents Creating Your Villain’s Journey posted at Mythcreants.

Brian DeLeonard presents The Chosen One: Trope Reboot posted at Mythic Scribes.

Kevin Nelson presents 5 Crucial Writing Tactics for Beginners posted at Novel Publicity.

Blogging

Elvis Michael presents How to Make Money by Giving Everything Away posted at Blogging Pro.

Ryan Biddulph presents What Are Your Blogging Fears? posted at Blogging Tips.

Lauren Tharp presents What to Do When You’ve Lost Your Motivation to Blog posted at Little Zotz Writing.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Developing Your Own, Personal Style.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about High Concept Branding, Facebook Groups, and Blab.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Have a Tribe and Love Your Tribe.

This week’s podcast at Goins Writer is all about The Role of Writers as Torchbearers for Their Readers: Interview with Nancy Duarte.

The Business of Creativity

Stephanie Ruopp presents Weird Science: Using the Wacky Psychology Behind Negotiations to Your Advantage posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Carla King presents Book Sales Strategies & Tools for Indie Author Success posted at BookWorks.

Marcy Kennedy presents Creating Promotional Material That Works: Swag posted at Fiction University.

Nick Rojas presents Five Social Media Strategies to Make Your Book a Bestseller posted at How to Blog a Book.

Sabrina presents What Are the Ingredients of a Successful Marketing Plan? posted at Digital Pubbing.

Penny Sansevieri presents 10 Ways to Breathe New Life into an Older Book posted at Author Marketing Experts.

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 June 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

Stephanie Morrill presents 9 Ideas To Make Room In Your Life For Writing posted at Go Teen Writers.

Kristen presents Failure, Betrayal & Setbacks—Sometimes the Only Way Out is THROUGH posted at Kristen Lamb.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Chris Black left a response in the comments to Prompt #901 First Line of the Week – Paul Auster.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Creativity Prompt

Tamara Miles presents The Great Undoing – spoken poetry posted at SoundCloud.

Resources

HOW TO NAVIGATE WRITER’S BLOCK (WRITER WORKSHEET WEDNESDAY) provided by EA Deverell.

Writing Tips

Ali Luke presents Anti-Heroes and Villains: What’s the Difference (and How Do You Write Them Well)? posted at AliVentures.

Janice Hardy presents Keeping Your Characters Compelling Beyond the First Draft posted at Fiction University.

Mary Carroll Moore presents How to Crisp Up Your Writing–Revision Tools for Wordsmithing posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Blogging

Lauren Tharp presents How to Blog Like Every Day is Halloween posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Elvis Michael presents How to Leverage Your Competition as a Blogger posted at Blogging Pro.

Dvora Goldstein presents 7 Ways to Increase the Speed of a WordPress Site posted at Blogging Tips.

Nina Amir presents How to Ride the Coattails of a Current Trend posted at How to Blog a Book.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Creating Audio Dramas with Michael Coorlim.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Q&A on Viewpoint.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about High Concept Branding, Facebook Groups, and Blab.

The Business of Creativity

Editor presents How to Deal with Difficult Customers posted at Arts Business Institute.

Penny Sansevieri presents How To Double Your Yes’s From Book Bloggers posted at BookWorks.

Vanessa Walsh presents Why Should Authors Consider Book Translation posted at Babels Books.


Thanks to Vladimir Agafonkin on Flickr for the background for this week’s quote


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 May 28, 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

Nina Amir presents 5 Alternative Ways to Create Writing and Blogging Success posted at How to Blog a Book.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Chris Black presents a response in the comments to Prompt #1135 When I Grow Up.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Resources

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

Writing Tips

Laurence MacNaughton presents Is Your Story Stuck? 5 Questions You Need to Ask posted at Fiction University.

Shannon Dittemore presents Is The Wrong Character Telling Your Story? posted at Go Teen Writers.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Finding Close Readers–How to Be Smart with Feedback on Your Manuscript posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Kristen presents Good Things Happen to Those Who Hustle—Getting PAID to Write posted at Kristen Lamb.

Pamela Hodges presents How to Write a Story 101: Conflict posted at The Write Practice.

Ava Jae presents When is Your Manuscript Submission-Ready? posted at Writability.

KM Weiland presents Learn How to Pace Your Story (and Mind-Control Your Readers) in Just 8 Steps posted at WordPlay.

Katie Kapro presents Technology and the Writers of Tomorrow posted at Paving my Author’s Road.

Blogging

Ali Luke presents Should Your Blog Have a Narrow or Broad Topic? posted at AliVentures.

Aisha Sulaiman presents 22 Lessons from Experienced Freelance Bloggers on How to Land Your First Client posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Noemi Tasarra-Twigg presents 5 Content Marketing Hacks to Blow Up Your Blog Traffic posted at Blogging Pro.

Christopher Jan Benitez presents Insanely Affordable (Yet Effective) Marketing Strategies They’re Almost Free posted at Blogging Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Building a Business One Fuck Up at a Time with JB Glossinger.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Overwhelm, Indie Earnings, and Legacies.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Short Stories as Exploration, with Tananarive Due.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Find And Serve Your Niche For Long Term Success With Chris Brogan.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Tracking Data to Maximize Your Income with Brian D. Meeks.

The Business of Creativity

Editor presents Artist & Maker Pricing Strategies posted at Arts Business Institute.

Frances Caballo presents 15 Tips to Boost Facebook Engagement for Indie Authors posted at Book Works.

Jane presents So You Want to Teach an Online Writing Course? posted at Jane Friedman.

Nicole Dieker presents This Author Used Patreon to Raise Almost $7,000 To Write Her Book posted at The Write Life.

Jo Linsdell presents Sites To Promote Your Free Amazon Kindle Books posted at Writers and Authors.

Molly Jo Realy presents WHY WRITERS NEED TO KEEP (SOCIAL) MEDIA IN MOTION posted at The Write Conversation.

Frances Caballo presents Getting lost in time online? 4 Tips to Keep You Focused posted at Social Media Just for Authors.

Carol Tice presents Inside 4 New Content Mills: What Freelancers Need to Know 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 May 21, 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

Katy Kauffman presents SEVEN GIANTS ALL WRITERS MUST SLAY posted at The Write Conversation.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Tony Lovell presents Not So Emotionless in response to Prompt #2088 First Line of the Week – Wayne Scheer.

Chris Black left a response in the comments at Prompt #1264 First Line of the Week – Dan Krokos.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Resources

EA presents SCRIVENER CORKBOARD TEMPLATES FOR ORGANISATION posted at EA Deverell.

Writing Tips

Kelly McGann presents Want to Double Your Success as a Writer? Do This posted at The Write Practice.

Sandra Knight presents Back to the Beginning: How to Start Writing posted at The Working Writers Club.

Jena Henry presents A Sexagenarian’s How To: Writer’s Apps from A to Z posted at Jena’s Books.

Ali Luke presents Getting Apostrophes Right: From the Easy to the Tricky Cases posted at AliVentures.

Randy Stapilus presents Yes, Your eBook Does Need Chapters posted at BookWorks.

Janice Hardy presents Getting Beyond the First Draft posted at Fiction University.

John Gilstrap presents Which Handgun Should Your Character Carry? posted at Kill Zone.

Joanna Penn presents How To Write Fiction As A Non-Fiction Author posted at The Creative Penn.

Allison Brennan presents The Triangle of Romantic Suspense posted at Romance University.

Abigail Mouring presents Your Novel Is Like A Body posted at Go Teen Writers.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Can You Use Both First and Third Person Narrators in Your Novel? posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Blogging

Sef Cruz presents How to Write a Blog Post in 8 Steps: Back to Basics posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Elvis Michael presents How to Attract Guest Bloggers to Your Blog (With Minimal Traffic) posted at Blogging Pro.

Ryan Biddulph presents 1 Fundamental of Successful Blogging: Clear the Inner World posted at Blogging Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Oyster, Collaborations, and Readability.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Description Through the Third Person Lens.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Intentional Reading for Authors with Maya Goode.

This week’s podcast at Goins Writer is all about How to Monetize a Podcast (or Any Craft): Live Coaching Session with Heather Teysko.

Visual Arts

Editor presents What Sets Your Work Apart? posted at Arts Business Institute.

The Business of Creativity

Scarlett Ballantyne presents Balancing Brand Building with Submitting to Publications posted at Beyond the Blog.

Kristen presents Wisdom from a Hollywood Producer—IT’S ALL B.S. UNTIL THE CHECK CLEARS posted at Kristen Lamb.

CS Lakin presents Growing Your Audience by Growing a Mailing List posted at Live Write Thrive.

Christina Vanvuren presents 4 Top Obstacles Young Writers Face — and How to Beat Them posted at Make a Living Writing.

Jane presents 9 Statistics Writers Should Know About Amazon posted at Jane Friedman.

Sarah DeGeorge presents Safety First! 4 Ways to Protect Yourself as a Freelance Writer posted at The Write Life.

Nina Amir presents Essential Negotiation Skills for Bloggers and Writers posted at How to Blog 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 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!