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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for November 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

Bryan Hutchinson presents What Art School Failed to Teach Me About Writing & Rejection posted at Postive Writer.

Emily Morgan presents 7 Focus-Enhancing Tips to Help Boost Your Productivity posted at This Incandescent Life.

Laura Tong presents How I Went From Scared Witless to Being a Published Author posted at Write to Done.

Julia Reffner presents Kiss Frantic Goodbye: The Backwards Path to Increasing Creativity posted at The Writers Alley.

Sharing Our Work

Asher presents NaNoWriMo Check-In Wk 1 posted at Who is Asher Gray?.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Writing Tips

Janice Hardy presents How to Handle Conflicting Critiques posted at Fiction University.

Jeff Goins presents 10 Ridiculously Simple Steps for Writing a Book posted at Goins Writer.

Rachelle presents FOCUS ON WRITING THE BEST BOOK YOU CAN posted at Rachelle Gardner.

Russell Ricard presents Don’t Panic: How to Approach a Marked-Up Manuscript From Your Book Editor posted at The Write Life.

Liz Bureman presents Parentheses: How to Use ( ) Correctly posted at The Write Practice.

Chris Freese presents Create Your Own Bad Guys and Sleazy Protagonists posted at Writers Digest.

KM Weiland presents How to Ace the First Act in Your Sequel posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Melissa Donovan presents 21 Do-It-Yourself Editing Tips posted at Writing Forward.

Kathy Neely presents CREATING LIFE-LIKE CHARACTERS posted at The Write Conversation.

Larry Brooks presents The Big Lie About Writing Compelling Fiction posted at Writer Unboxed.

Vicki Delany presents Write What You Want to Know posted at Romance University.

Sacha Black presents 5 Tips For Writing Superbad Villains posted at The Creative Penn.

Blogging

Ryan Biddulph presents How To Build A Successful Blog Even If You Are A Nobody From Nowhere posted at Blogging Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Nine Movies All Writers Should Watch.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Humble Bundle, Isaac Asimov, and Multiple Markets (Live From Austin, Texas).

This week’s podcast at The Joined Up Podcast is all about Flash Fiction.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about Watchmen — Image Systems and Controlling Ideas.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about How to be Brief, Yet Powerful.

The Business of Creativity

John Soares presents Secrets of Successful Meetings with Freelance Writing Clients posted at Productive Writer.

Stever Robbins presents Negotiate More Money with These Simple Tricks posted at Quick and Dirty Tips.

Sarah Bolme presents Do You Have a Platform? 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 November 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.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

 

 

Creativity Quote of the Week

Creativity Prompt

Brian A. Klems presents A 12-Day Plan of Simple Writing Exercises posted at Writer’s Digest.

Resources

Sarah Juckes presents 10 Essential Non-Writing Tools to Help Writers Write posted at MediaShift.

Writing Tips

Peter Wierks presents 3 Steps to Use Empathy to Craft Inspirational Stories posted at The Write Practice.

Laurie Tomlinson presents Creative Nonfiction: How to Maintain Your Writing Voice in an Oversaturated World posted at The Writers Alley.

Alan Baxter presents 10 Tips For Writing Short Stories That Sell posted at The Creative Penn.

Janice Hardy presents Eliminate Clichés and Trim Overwriting posted at Fiction University.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Joined Up Podcast is all about Unbreakable — Style Over Substance.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Martha Carr Launch Strategy Case Study – Episode 1 of 6.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about How to Get Past That Crucial First Scene.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Digital Giveaways, Silver Foxes, and Nook UK.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about What Makes a Good Monster, with Courtney Alameda.

The Business of Creativity

Editor presents Do Poets And Story Writers Need An Author Website? posted at Web Design Relief.

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

Rachelle presents HOW TO TALK WITH PUBLISHERS AND AGENTS posted at Rachelle Gardner.

Kristen Pope presents 6 Packing Tips for Writers Who Want to Hit the Road posted at The Write Life.

Sandra Beckwith presents Are you guilty of these author press kit blunders? posted at Build Book Buzz.

Chris Syme presents Why The Best Book Marketing Cannot Sell A Poor Book posted at Smart Marketing for Authors.

Judith Briles presents Author Book Marketing Myth #1: It’s Not for Me … Really … If not for you, then who? posted at The Book Shepherd.

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

Editor presents How to Write a Query Letter in 7 Steps posted at Reedsy.

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 September 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

Jeff Goins presents The Real Reason We Don’t Set Goals posted at Goins Writer.

John Soares presents How Deep Work Makes You A Better and More Productive Writer posted at Productive Writers.

Sharing Our Work

Jena presents Sweet Saturday and My Moose Jaw Home posted at Painting with Words.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Writing Tips

Althia Brown presents Pushing the Plot Forward—Tying (and Trimming) Loose Ends for a Tidy Finish posted at Fiction University.

Sandy Kirby Quandt presents How to Write a Devotional in 300 Words or Less posted at Women on Writing.

CS Lakin presents 3 Hard Truths I’ve Learned about Novel Writing posted at Live Write Thrive.

Grant Alter presents Adapting Novels Into Comic Books — An Inside Look posted at Mythic Scribes.

Paula Hicks presents Classical Hero: How Make This Character Work for Your Novel posted at Novel Publicity.

Nan Reinhardt presents Some Formatting Tips That Will Make Your Copy Editor Happy posted at Romance University.

Fae Rowen presents Eight Easy Ways for Your Characters to Show Love posted at Writers in the Storm.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Hiring an Editor with Callie Stoker.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Raw Links, Wish Lists, and the Long Tail.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Packaging Your Product.

This week’s podcast at Mythcreants is all about Depicting Microaggressions.

This week’s podcast at Rocking Self-Publishing is all about Getting Book Reviews as a New Author with Derek Siddoway.

Visual Arts

Dave Fitzsimmons presents 360 Photography 101: How To Get Started posted at 500px.

The Business of Creativity

Carol Tice presents Young Writers: Earn Big With These Vital Mindset Changes posted at Make a Living Writing.

Bryan Hutchinson presents You’re Better at Selling Your Writing Than You Think (Tips that Work!) posted at Positive Writers.

Jennifer Brown Banks presents Why I Joined the EBooks Bandwagon posted at Pen & Prosper.

Frances Caballo presents How to Use Social Media for Your Book Launch? Use These 9 Tips posted at Social Media Just for Writers.

Sophia Bernazzani presents 11 Examples of Facebook Ads That Actually Work (And Why) posted at HubSpot.

Naomi Bacon presents Harnessing the power of YouTube for books posted at The Book Seller.

Dave Chilton presents How to Pitch the Media (Without Even Sending Your Book) posted at Jane Friedman.

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 September 9, 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

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The Creative Mindset

Ali Luke presents Three All-Too-Common Writing Fears Holding You Back … and How to Beat Them posted at AliVentures.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Sharing Our Work

Jennifer Chioma Amadi presents The Flames posted at jenomanook.com.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Writing Tips

George Clark presents 5 Tips for Writing Vivid Descriptions posted at Mythic Scribes.

David Mesick presents Seven Ways to Use Consequences in Stories posted at Mythcreants.

CS Lakin presents Want to Be a Great Writer? Then Don’t Neglect This! posted at Live Write Thrive.

Jeff Goins presents A Simple Solution to Getting Your Writing Done posted at Goins Writer.

Anne Greenawalt presents Huge Benefits of Writing Miniature Stories posted at Women on Writing.

Donna Galanti presents Writing Suspense: Meet Them in the Middle and They Will Come posted at Novel Publicity.

Lidy Wilks presents To Prologue or Not To Prologue posted at Paving My Author’s Road.

KM Weiland presents Does This Scene Deserve a Place in Your Story? 2 Ways to Find Out posted at Jerry Jenkins.

Kristen Pope presents You Got This! 5 Out-Of-The-Box Ways to Beat Writer’s Block posted at The Write Life.



Blogging

Jennifer Brown Banks presents Do Bloggers Owe Readers Full Disclosure? posted at Pen & Prosper.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Writing the Damn Book with Stacy Nelson.

This week’s podcast at LittleZotz Writing is all about How to Discover Your Area of Writing Expertise.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Proposals, Pitches, and Queries.

Videos

Journaling

Jen presents A beginner’s guide to starting a regular journaling practice posted at Jen Morris Creative.

The Business of Creativity

Sabrina presents The Growth of Audiobooks posted at DigitalPubbing.

Carol Tice presents 7 Hacks to Unleash Creative Thinking (When Writers Need It Most) posted at Make a Living Writing.

Katrina Archer presents ormatting Your Book With Scrivener posted at Fiction University.

Kelly James Enger presents How to Make Money Writing for the Web posted at Writers 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 August 13, 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

Shannon Dittemore presents The Writer vs The Author posted at Go Teen Writer.

Melanie Bishop presents The Value of Writing Retreats posted at Jane Friedman.

Casey Herringshaw presents Criticism? Who Likes Criticism?? posted at The Writers Alley.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Elsie Hagley presents Pusillanimous Pantoum Poem in response to Prompt #3078 Word of the Week – Pusillanimous.

Sharing Our Work

Joseph Lewis presents Lessons From Stella posted at Simple Thoughts From A Complicated Mind, Sort Of . . ..

Creativity Quote of the Week

Writing Tips

Ali Luke presents Why Novellas are Making a Comeback (and Five Great Posts for Novella-Writers) posted at AliVentures.

Elizabeth presents Taking Series Characters on the Road posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Janice Hardy presents In the Flesh: Fleshing Out Flat Characters posted at Fiction University.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Nonfiction Book Success–The Challenge of Telling Someone Else’s True Story posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Melissa Bowersock presents Why Can’t Writers Kill the Little Darlings? posted at Indies Unlimited.

Angela Ackerman presents Character Motivation Entry: Protecting One’s Home or Property posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Blogging

Elvis Michael presents How to Screw Up Your Guest Blogging Opportunities posted at Blogging Pro.

Jennifer Brown Banks presents How to Attract Quality Guest Bloggers posted at How to Blog a Book.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Goins Writer is all about How to Build a Community of Raving Fans for Your Book Launch.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Control, Planning, and the Amazon UK Store.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Structure on the Fly.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Frictionless Marketing with Damon Courtney.

The Business of Creativity

Sabrina presents 8 Fun Trends in Reading and Publishing posted at Digital Pubbing.

Peter Boyle presents How to Break Up with a Client without Burning Your Bridges posted at Be A Freelance Blogger.

Robin Cutler presents Libraries and Bookstores Are Getting Into Indie Publishing posted at BookWorks.

Editor presents How Freelancers Can Make a Good First Impression on Clients posted at Blogging Tips.

Susan Daffron presents How to create an e-book box set from a series of books posted at Build Book Buzz.

W. Bradford Swift presents Breaking into the Lucrative Magazine Market with the Big R Game posted at Funds for Writers.

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

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for August 6, 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

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The Creative Mindset

Jon presents BON JOVI WAS WRONG AND YOU PROBABLY ARE, TOO. posted at Jon Acuff.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Sharing Our Work

Aidan McNally presents Welcome Autumn, Imagine ! posted at GoodReads.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Writing Tips

Susan Maccarelli presents 5 Tips and Tools for Editing Your Own Articles (without bugging friends and loved ones) posted at Beyond Your Blog.

Ali Luke presents Everything You Need to Know About Writing Great Dialogue posted at AliVentures.

Janice Hardy presents Write What They Don’t Know: Manipulating Your Reader for Better Plots posted at Fiction University.

Jeff Goins presents How to Begin Writing a Novel When You Don’t Know What to Do posted at Goins Writer.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Dreams–The Delight and Danger of Using Dreams in Your Story posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Gordon Long presents 6 Overused Phrases and What They Reveal About Your Writing posted at Indies Unlimited.

Jane presents When Brevity in Storytelling Is Bad posted at Jane Friedman.

James Duncan presents How to Become a Kick-Ass Writer posted at Writer’s Digest.

Martin presents What is the Theme of Your Story? A Guide for Authors posted at Reedsy.

Blogging

Editor presents 10 Tools to Manage Your Blog More Efficiently posted at Blogging Pro.

Tim Bourquin presents Why Every Freelance Writer Should Have a Blog of their Own posted at Blogging Tips.

Sophie Lizard presents Your Freelance Blogging Plan B [How to Survive When Plan A Turns to Shit] posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Nina Amir presents What is High Performance and Why Do Bloggers Need It? posted at How to Blog a Book.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Gendered Dialect, with J.R. Johansson.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Making the Most with What You Have.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Pen Names, Dark Matter, and Writing to Market.

This week’s podcast at The Joined Up Podcast is all about Nathan o’Hagan Interview – Never Give Up.

The Business of Creativity

Dorothy Cooper presents How a Giant Armadillo Teaches us Survival Instincts for Marketers posted at beBee.

Amy Collins presents Book Promotion for Indie Authors: Working with Bookstores posted at BookWorks.

Fred Johnson presents A quick guide to pricing your e-book posted at Build Book Buzz.

Sabrina presents Book Marketing Tips for the Holidays and Year Round posted at Digital Pubbing.

Elizabeth presents Public Speaking Tips posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Alex Coyne presents What I’ve Learned Writing Internationally posted at Funds for Writers.

Stephanie Merrill presents One Thing No One Told Me About Being My Own Boss posted at Go Teen 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 July 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.

The Creative Mindset

Jennifer Brown Banks presents “COMMA” SUTRA? – How I Turned a Negative Book Review into a Satisfying Experience posted at Beyond Your Blog.

Sandra Beckwith presents Why authors shouldn’t obsess over one-star reviews posted at Build Book Buzz.

CS Lakin presents 4 Ways Writers Can Be Productive When Their Energy Sags posted at Live Write Thrive.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Reena Saxeena presents Predators in response to Prompt #3060 Hunting the Hunters.

Louise Gallagher presents In pursuit of pleasure in response to Prompt #3064 Word of the Week – Sybarite.

Kalpana Solsi presents the wild is tamed in response to Prompt #3064 Word of the Week – Sybarite.

 

Sharing Our Work

Editor presents Liminal Light posted at SoulVentures.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Writing Tips

Ali Luke presents How to Write Character Descriptions That Work [With Examples] posted at AliVentures.

Editor presents Learn What Irony (Really) Is and How To Use It posted at Reedsy.

Shannon Dittemore presents Writing Small posted at Go Teen Writers.

Nina Amir presents 5 Visualization Techniques to Help Your Writing Craft posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Metaphors in Your Story–What Are They, How to Use Them, When to Use Them posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Lesley Howard presents How to Use Metaphor to Deepen Characterization posted at The Write Practice.

KM Weiland presents Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 57: Dead-End Relationships posted at Word Play.

Kimberlee Ann Bastian presents 7 Things I Have Learned Thus Far as an Indie Author posted at Writers & Authors.

Donald Maass presents How To Make Your Setting a Character posted at Writers Dig.

Kathryn Craft presents How Change Changes Our Stories posted at Writers in the Storm.

Blogging

Mandy Gardner presents 10 Great Apps and Tools for the Freelance Blogger posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Elvis Michael presents How to Simplify Complex Subjects for Your Audience posted at Blogging Pro.

Peter Daisyme presents 6 Keys to Keeping Your Blog Running Indefinitely posted at Blogging Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Business for Creatives with Archer Caldwell.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Alan Moore, Marie Force, and the Discount Double-Cross.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Blowing Through the Six Figure Sales Level in Year One as an Indie Author, with Scott Paul.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Q&A on Style, Diction, and Paragraphing.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about What Authors Can Learn From the Music Business with Dave Kusek.

This week’s podcast at The Joined Up Podcast is all about From Story Idea To Reader – Patsy Collins Interview.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about Gone Girl — Not Using the Core Event.

Journaling

Tracy presents Altered Book Intuitive Art Journal Challenge posted at Tracy Algar.

The Business of Creativity

Julie Musil presents Marketing Strategy: Enlist a Pre-Release Team posted at Fiction University.

Elizabeth presents Updating a Facebook Page posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Sabrina presents Indie Author Marketing Guide: Google Plus posted at Digital Pubbing.

Joan Stewart presents Missing Contact Information Is Killing Your Book Sales posted at BookWorks.

Debi Ridpath presents How Books Get Translated: An Interview with Translator, Publisher and Author Lawrence Schimel posted at Inky Girl.

Sean McLachlan presents Winning the Kindle Scout Program posted at Funds for Writers.

Pamela Wilson presents The Old Way is Dead: How to Master a Better Kind of Marketing posted at Goins Writer.

Bruce Fottler presents My DIY Book Cover Blunders posted at Indies Unlimited.

Carol Tice presents Freelance Writing Jobs: Here’s Why You Suck at Getting Them posted at Make a Living Writer.

Jane presents How to Smartly Evaluate a Small Publisher posted at Jane Friedman.

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 July 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

Nina Amir presents Creative Visualization for Writers with Nina Amir posted at Social Media Just for Writers.

Jeff Goins presents Why I Started Writing Fiction: The Power of Beginning Again posted at Goins Writer.

Rebekah Gyger presents 7 Thoughts For Writers Struggling With Depression posted at Go Teen Writers.

Ali Luke presents Seven Things to Do When You Feel Like Giving Up on Writing posted at AliVentures.

Chuck Sambuchino presents Why Tough Love is Crucial For Writers posted at Writers Digest.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Reena Saxeena presents Cassandra’s Curse in response to Prompt #3054 Seeing Into the Future.

Sharing Our Work

Liz presents DO YOU HAVE THE TO DO LIST BLUES? posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Writing Tips

Janice Hardy presents How Can You Tell if Your Idea is Worth Writing? posted at Fiction University.

Elizabeth presents Balancing Pace with Reader Inclusion posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Kim Liao presents WHY YOU SHOULD AIM FOR 100 REJECTIONS A YEAR posted at LitHub.

Angela Ackerman presents How Character Attributes and Flaws Work Within Character Arc posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Adam Ferraresi presents 10 Best Chrome Extensions For Writing, Blogging And Social Media posted at Writers & Authors.

Pepper Basham presents Writing in the Flurry – NaNo and Not posted at The Writer’s Alley.

Jeff Elkins presents 4 Essential Mind Tricks for Writing to Persuade posted at The Write Practice.



Blogging

Srish Agrawal presents 9 Quick Tips to Improve Content Writing Speed and Quality posted at Blogging Tips.

Elvis Michael presents How to Make Your Blog Stand Out Like a Sore Thumb posted at Blogging Pro.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Writing Crime Fiction with Brian Keene.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about The System We Use to Write and Sell Books.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about The Email Marketing Show.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about From Author Entrepreneur To Creative Business Empire With Sean Platt.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about Babylon 5 — The Rewards of Long-Form Plotting.

This week’s podcast at The Joined Up Podcast is all about Writing for Low Budget Films – Marc Hamill.

Journaling

Melissa Donovan presents Journal Writing Tips: Daily Gratitudes posted at Writing Forward.

The Business of Creativity

Mandy Gardner presents How to Save for Retirement When You’re a Freelance Writer posted at Funds for Writers.

Sabrina presents Indie Author Marketing Guide: Pinterest posted at Digital Pubbing.

Sandra Beckwith presents Sell more books with these 2 steps posted at Build Book Buzz.

Penny Sansevieri presents Planning an Audiobook? Consider These 3 Things posted at BookWorks.

Susan Maccarelli presents 4 Submission Savvy Writers Share Publication Tips and Successes posted at Beyond Your Blog.

Lauren Tharp presents 5 Steps to Take When You Lose Your Best Blogging Client posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Laura Drake presents Blast Copyright Pirates out of the Water posted at Writers in the Storm.

Monica Bhide presents A Recipe for a Non-Traditional Marketing Plan posted at Writer Unboxed.

Traci Tyne Hilton presents WHY AN INDIE AUTHOR NEEDS A SLUSH PILE posted at The Write Conversation.

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

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.

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!