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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.


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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!

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for April 30, 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

 

Sharing Our Work

Jim presents Indomitable posted at Jim Clayton.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Creativity Prompt

Nada Adel presents Takhayyal Writing Prompt 60: The Great Dragon posted at Nadaness in Motion.

Writing Tips

Janice Hardy presents Your Better Half: What Happens When One POV is Better? posted at Fiction University.

Becke Martin Davis presents In the Beginning posted at Romance University.

Tori Bond presents Writing Rehab posted at Writer Unboxed.

Angela Ackerman presents Character Motivation Entry: Being a Leader of Others posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Codey Amprim presents Building a Better War — Using Politics in Fantasy Fiction posted at Mythcreants.

Dave Bricker presents The Elements of Storytelling posted at WGB.

Lisa presents 7 Quick Writing Tips (and Editing Advice) to Bring Your Words to Life posted at Lisa Tener.

Duncan Koerber presents 100 Editing and Proofreading Tips for Writers posted at The Expert Editor.

Blogging

Ryan Biddulph presents When Is the Last Time You Did this for a Blogging Buddy? posted at Bogging Tips.

Editor presents 5 Simple Ways to Drive LinkedIn Traffic to Your Blog posted at Blogging Pro.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about How to work on multiple projects.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Hugos, Lawsuits, and Zombie Memes.

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

This week’s podcast at Kunz on Publishing is all about Sell Sheets: An Intro Guide For New Self-Publishers.

Journaling

Bryan Hutchinson presents How and Why You Should Start a Daily Positive Journal posted at Positive Writer.

The Business of Creativity

Jeff Goins presents Why Every Writer Needs an Email List posted at Goins Writer.

Carol J. Alexander presents Six Ways to Make Your Editor Happy and Get More Story Assignments posted at Funds for Writers.

Jordan Smith presents Why You Should Track Your Book Sales + Bonus FREE Sales Tracker Template posted at Fix My Story.

Chris Well presents 3 Essential Parts of Your Author Press Kit (+ FREE Templates) posted at Build Your Brand.

Dave Chesson presents How To Write A Press Release For A Book posted at Kindlepreneur.

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 April 23, 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

Elizabeth presents Creative Challenges for Better Productivity posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Stephanie Harvie presents Guardian Angels in response to Prompt #149 Guardian Angels.

Sharing Our Work

Patricia Beal presents My Trip to the Moon and Other Forgotten Miracles posted at ACFW.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Writing Tips

Janice Hardy presents The Single Biggest Mistake Self-Published Authors Make posted at Fiction University.

Oren Ashkenazi presents How to Craft a Character-Driven Story posted at Mythcreants.

Jo Robertson presents Revision with Diction and Syntax posted at Romance University.

KM Weiland presents Top 10 Ways to Rivet Readers with Plot Reveals posted at Word Play.

Shawn Coyne presents Love Story Cheat Sheet /Controlling Idea (Theme) posted at Steven Pressfield Online.

CS Lakin presents 3 Steps to Successfully Outlining Your Novel posted at Live, Write, Thrive.

The Magic Violinist presents 4 Strategies to Make it Through the Dreaded Middle of Your Story posted at The Write Practice.

Blogging

Elvis Michael presents How to Get Over Your Guest Blogging Fears posted at Blogging Pro.

Ryan Biddulph presents 1 Fundamental of Successful Blogging: Know Why and Make it Freeing posted at Blogging Tips.

Glenn Leibowitz presents This is What LinkedIn’s Editors Really Want posted at Write with Impact.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Goins Writer is all about How to Navigate the Intersection of Art and Entrepreneurship: Interview with Steph Halligan.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Project in Depth, “Risk Assessment,” by Sandra Tayler.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Working With Editors with Jason Whited.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about KU Numbers, Stigmas, and Contract Cop-outs.

This week’s podcast at PubCrawl is all about PUBLISHING 101 REDUX – QUERYING & REPRESENTATION.

The Business of Creativity

Page Barnes presents A Newbie’s Guide to Writing for the Huffington Post posted at Beyond Your Blog.

Eva Lesko Natiello presents The Pro Bono Marketing Staff Every Self-Published Author Has at Their Fingertips posted at The Book Designer.

Robert Kingett presents Use Magazine Vendor Websites to Find New Paying Markets posted at Funds for Writers.

Sophie Masson presents The Perfect Back Cover Blurb posted at Writer Unboxed.

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 April 2, 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 Saxeena presents The Panic Attack in response to Prompt #2006 Don’t Panic!.

Sharing Our Work

MichelleMarie presents Storm clouds roll in posted at Tell Me About It.

Miss Pelican presents Accepting My Writer’s Identity posted at Miss Pelican’s Perch.

Vijaya Sundaram presents We Wave You Away posted at Strangelander2015.

OBA presents Simple dimple Smile. posted at The Kings Oracle.

Editor presents The Big Impossible posted at Death the Life Story.

Buki Alamu presents Teaching body awareness in girls posted at It’s All Buki.

Pamela D. Beverly presents EGAD! WHERE’S MY E-BOOK? posted at websitename.

Ellen Best presents THE SALTY SAILOR posted at EllenBest24.

TANUSHREE presents The Power Of Mind !! posted at Blend of Sentiments.

Gail Dorna presents Eating My Way Through the Alphabet: Letter K posted at Snapshots in Cursive.

Yinglan presents Share Your World – 2017 Week #12 posted at This is Another Story.

 

Creativity Quote of the Week

Creativity Prompt

Nada Adel presents Takhayyal writing prompt 58: Flames of Fury posted at Nadaness in Motion.

Writing Tips

Janice Hardy presents What Are Your Characters Ashamed Of? posted at Fiction University.

Chris Winkle presents Depicting Child Characters posted at Mythcreants.

Elizabeth presents Focusing for Better Productivity posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

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

Jeff Goins presents The Secret to Developing a Regular Writing Habit posted at Goins Writer.

KM Weiland presents Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 55: Beginning Your Story Too Late posted at WordPlay.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about Dr Strange — 1: Linking Character Dimensions and Plot.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Social Media Mastery with Tara Jacobsen.

This week’s podcast at Rocking Self-Publishing is all about Simple Steps to Success with Michal Stawicki.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Pirates, Simplicity, and Summer Reading.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Elemental Ensemble Q&A, With Claudia Gray.

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 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 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!