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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!

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for December 17, 2016. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

Announcements

The Carnival will take a break on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. See you back here on January 8, 2017.

The Creative Mindset

Shannon Dittemore presents Why Do YOU Write? posted at Go Teen Writers.

Lesley Vos presents Fear and Loathing in Freelance Blogging: Your 7 Techniques to Smash Them posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Jennifer presents A Peek into How I Manage All My Creative Projects and Ideas posted at Jennifer Loudon.

Michael Nye presents 10 Things Emerging Writers Need To Learn posted at Missouri Review.

Julia Reffner presents Resetting Your Creativity posted at The Writers Alley.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Reena Saxena presents a story in the comments in response to Prompt #1934 First Line of the Week – Stephanie Burkhart.

Sharing Our Work

Emi Bauer presents What is a Cackle? posted at Confessions of an Incompetent Blogger.

Jena presents Memories of White Christmases Past posted at Painting with Words.

Eula McLeod presents And the Rockets Red Glare posted at View from the Winepress.

David presents Angie posted at davidjrogersftw.

Rob McLeod presents Chilly Out Tonight posted at Florida Cracker Chronicles.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Resources

Gabriela Pereira presents Writing Goals Sheet posted at DIYFMA.

Writing Tips

Mark Nichol presents 7 Cases for Inserting or Omitting Commas posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Janice Hardy presents Working With Multiple POVs and Timelines 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.

Stephanie Orges presents When Editing Goes Too Far posted at Be Kind, ReWrite.

Mia Botha presents 7 Simple Things To Remember About Setting posted at Writers Write.

KM Weiland presents The #1 Tip for How to Write Books Readers Can’t Put Down posted at Word Play.

Pamela Hodges presents 37 Questions to Ask Your Character posted at The Write Practice.

Cyle Young presents 5 Ways to Write Using the Five Senses—Taste posted at The Write Conversation.

Blogging

Ali Luke presents How to Quickly and Easily Create Plenty of Blog Post Ideas posted at Daily Blog Tips.

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 Characterization and Differentiation, with Robin Hobb.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Video Game Writing and Writing While Keeping Your Day Job with Justin Sloan.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Disruption, Grazing, and Worst-Case Scenarios.

This week’s podcast at JoinedUp is all about Creating a book cover.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about Batman v Superman vs Captain America Civil War — 2: Cast Polarization.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Gorgeous Patterns of the Sea: Macro Photographs of Starfish by Alexander Semenov posted at This is Colossal.

The Business of Creativity

Elizabeth presents Distributing Free Books posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Penny Sensevieri presents How to Create a Website That Works in 10 Easy Steps posted at Book Works.

Jody presents Can Traditional and Indie Publication Live as Friendly Neighbors? posted at Jody Hedlund.

Ed Cyzewski presents Avoid the Platform-Building Mistake posted at Rachelle Gardner.

Staff presents Why It Pays To Be A Nice Writer posted at Writers Relief.

Jo Linsdell presents How To Deal With Copyright Infringement posted at Writers and Authors.

That’s all for this week. Be sure to submit your article for the January 8 Carnival of Creativity by Friday January 6 at midnight!

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for December 11, 2016. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

The Creative Mindset

Jennifer presents How to Stay in the Zone When Creating posted at Jennifer Louden.

Carolyn Steele presents A Non-Fiction Writer Switches to Fiction posted at Indies United.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Michael presents A New School Term in response to Prompt #1927 First Line of the Week – Liz Walker.
ladyleemanila presents Waiting for the Train in response to Prompt #1928 Visual Prompt of the Week – Waiting for the Train.

Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Merry Christmas Cookies! posted at View from the Winepress.

Emi Bauer presents Daniel posted at Confessions of an Incompetent Blogger.

Rob McLeod presents Oranges … posted at Florida Cracker Chronicles.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Resources

Character Worksheet: Is Your Main Character Worthy of a Novel? posted at Adventures in YA Publishing.

Writing Tips

Elizabeth presents Linear Writing posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Deanna Raybourn presents The Writing Process: Your Mileage May Vary (Or Why Breaking the Rules is Okay) posted at Fiction University.

Jill Williamson presents #WeWriteBooks, Post 20: Action posted at Go Teen Writers.

Amanda Patterson presents What Is A Style Guide And Why Do I Need One? posted at Writers Write.

Elizabeth Sims presents Tapping Your Inner Villain posted at The Writer’s Dig.

KM Weiland presents Setup and Payoff: The Two Equally Important Halves of Story Foreshadowing posted at WordPlay.

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.

Krista Phillips presents THE EVIL DELETE BUTTON posted at The Writers Alley.

Blogging

Ryan Biddulph presents 5 Common Blogging Mistakes Which Will Haunt You posted at Blogging Tips.

Ali Luke presents What’s Holding You Back as a Blogger? (Four Problems, Eight Solutions) posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Nina Amir presents Blog Post Length Revisited posted at How to Blog a Book.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about The Editor’s Wish List, with Navah Wolfe.

This week’s podcast at Goins Writer is all about Everything Writers Need to Know About Facebook Live.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about Batman v Superman vs Captain America Civil War — 1: Character Motivation.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Selling More Books with Autoresponders, List Segments, and Email.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Indies-Only, U.K. Earnings, and the Audio Revolution.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Birds Made from Recycled Metal Scraps by Barbara Franc posted at This is Colossal.

The Business of Creativity

Jordan Roper presents Exactly How I Doubled My Freelance Blogging Rates in Less Than One Year posted at Be A Freelance Blogger.

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

Robin Cutler presents How Indie Authors Can Get Their Books Into Libraries posted at Book Works.

Heather van der Hoop presents 18 Places to Find Blogging Jobs: An Essential Resource for Freelance Bloggers posted at The Write Life.

Cindy Sproles presents 9 Things Authors CAN Do to Restore Value to Writing Books 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 December 4, 2016. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

The Creative Mindset

Jamie Raintree presents Overcoming the Emotional Obstacles to a Writing Career posted at Writers in the Storm.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

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Sharing Our Work

Rob McLeod presents Homemade is Best – Thoughts of Christmas’ Past posted at Florida Cracker Chronicles.

Creativity Quote of the Week

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Creativity Prompt

Nada Adel presents Takhayyal #writingprompt 50: Unleash Your Creativity posted at Nadaness in Motion.

Resources

Ernie Mendozza presents Essential Apps for Procrastinating Writers posted at Indies Unlimited.

Jami presents Worksheets for Writers posted at Jami Gold.

Writing Tips

Oren Ashkenazi presents Six Common Problems in Short Stories posted at Mythcreants.

Janice Hardy presents Writing Basics: The Midpoint Reversal posted at Fiction University.

Stephanie Morrill presents Mail Bag: How do you make your characters feel real, and more! posted at Go Teen Writers.

Roz Morris presents 5 ESSENTIAL WRITING HABITS I LEARNT GHOST-WRITING BESTSELLERS posted at Inspire Portal.

The Magic Violinist presents 6 Characters Your Protagonist Needs to Have Around posted at The Write Practice.

Casey Herringshaw presents Editing Tips: Under the POV Microscope posted at The Writers Alley.

Katherine Langrish presents Faerie-led: Thoughts on Writing Meaningful Fantasy posted at Tor.com.

KM Weiland presents Not Feeling Creative? 4 Ways to Reignite the “Wonder” in Your Writing posted at Word Play.

Elizabeth Sims presents Tapping Your Inner Villain posted at Writer’s Dig.

Mia Botha presents 7 Other Characters To Consider When You Write A Book posted at Writers Writer.

Blogging

Ali Luke presents Seven Ways to Start a Blog Post … and Seven Ways to Finish It posted at Aliventures.

Edie Melson presents 9 Things I Learned About Blogging From My Dog posted at The Write Conversation.

Podcasts

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

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Building Unstoppable Street Teams with JA Huss.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Luck, Oyster, and Seven-Figure Deals.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about Batman v Superman vs Captain America Civil War — 1: Character Motivation.

Videos

Visual Arts

MD Jackson presents Computer Generated Images and the Eye of the Beholder: Part 2 posted at Amazing Stories.

Christopher Jobson presents Anna Gillespie Fuses Nature and Art in her Figurative Sculptures Made of Acorns, Beechnut Casings and Bronze posted at This is Colossal.

The Business of Creativity

Emma Louise Hudson presents 6 Simple Steps for Optimized Blog Posts That’ll Wow Your Clients posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Peter Daisyme presents Social Media Etiquette Every Blogger Needs to Understand posted at Blogging Tips.

Frances Caballo presents How to Use Pinterest to Boost Your Website’s SEO posted at Book Works.

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

Elizabeth presents Metadata Tools posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Nina Amir presents How to Get Traditionally Published with Low Blog Readership posted at How to Blog a Book.

Lauren Tharp presents The Seven P’s of Perfect Freelancing posted at LittleZotz Writing.

Holly Ashby presents 5 Important Questions to Answer Before Freelance Writing Abroad posted at The Write Life.

Staff presents 10 Tips To Host A Creative Contest That Promotes Your Book posted at Web Design Relief.

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 20, 2016. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

The Creative Mindset

Jody presents The Love-Hate Relationship Writers Have With Their Manuscripts posted at Jody Hedlund.

Staff presents Examining the Resilience “R” of Responding to Rejection posted at Writer’s Relief.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Ellen presents HAVING A CHIN WAG posted at Prompt #1905 Word of the Week – Chinwag.

 

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Creativity Quote of the Week

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Resources

Eva presents CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHEETS posted at Eva.

Writing Tips

Angela Ackerman presents Building A Story Garden: The Power Of Settings In Fiction posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Christine Frazier presents Day-by-Day NaNoWriMo Outline: Characters & Themes Cheatsheet posted at Better Novel Project.

Debbie Ridpath presents Free Picture Book Thumbnail Templates for Writers and Illustrators posted at InkyGirl.

Janice Hardy presents Talking on Empty: The Perils of Empty Dialog posted at Fiction University.

Mark Nichol presents How Verbs Become Adjectives posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Steven presents The Spine of the Story posted at Steven Pressfield Online.

KM Weiland presents How to Write Can’t-Look-Away Chapter Breaks (What I Learned Writing Storming) posted at Word Play.

Shannon Dittemore presents Finishing Strong posted at Go Teen Writers.

Mary Caroll Moore presents Thematic Threads: How to Build Them in Your Fiction or Memoir posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Blogging

Ali Luke presents Seven Ways to Get More Comments on Your Blog posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Peter Daisyme presents Successful Blogger? Time to Start a Second Blog posted at Blogging Tips.

Nina Amir presents Make Your Blogging Time More Efficient by Batching Posts posted at How to Blog a Book.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about The Elemental Relationship as a Sub-Genre.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Multi-Platform Distribution with Draft2Digital’s Dan Wood.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about World Building.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Safety, Censorship, and Our One-Year Anniversary.

This week’s podcast at Goins Writer is all about Destroying the Myth of Solitary Genius with Keith Sawyer.

Visual Arts

Astrid Nielsch presents Asni’s Art Blog: Ground Control to Major Tom posted at Amazing Stories.

Christopher Jobson presents The Silent City: Digitally Assembled Futuristic Megalopolises by Yang Yongliang posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Darius Foroux presents Read This If You Want To Keep A Journal But Don’t Know How posted at Art of Practicality.

The Business of Creativity

Frances Caballo presents Book Marketing Tips from Industry Experts posted at Social Media Just for Writers.

Karen Banes presents How to Drastically Improve Your Freelance Acceptance Rate posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Anne presents How to Get Book Reviews: 10 Tricks for Getting Your Book Reviewed by a Book Blogger posted at Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris.

Randy Stapilus presents Audiobooks for Indie Authors – Part Two posted at BookWorks.

Karen Myers presents Distribution: Getting Global Reach for your Self-published Books posted at Self-Publishing Advice Center.

Stuart Horwitz presents How To Set Up A Book Tour: Part I – Preparation posted at Where Writers Win.

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

K. P. Ambroziak presents Writers: Pay Yourself First posted at Indies Unlimited.

Quanie Miller presents How to Get More Book Reviews posted at Quanie Talks 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 November 13, 2016. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

The Creative Mindset

Ali Luke presents How to Keep Writing When You Want to Quit posted at Goins Writer.

Porter Anderson presents Response and Responsibility: Writers in Time of Terror posted at Writer Unboxed.

Adam Haslett presents THE PERPETUAL SOLITUDE OF THE WRITER posted at LitHub.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Mark Gardner presents Moonrise CH26 – Error in response to Prompt #1901 Turn it On.
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Creativity Quote of the Week

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Resources

Melissa Donovan presents Tools for Capturing Your Ideas in Writing posted at Writing Forward.

Writing Tips

Melissa Eskue Ousley presents How To Show, Not Tell posted at Book Daily.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Character Loops–Reader-Pleasing Techniques for Using Characters in Your Story posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Mark Nichol presents When to Use “That,” “Which,” and “Who” posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Claire de Boer presents Why The Villain In Your Story Deserves A Second Chance posted at The Gift of Writing.

Steven presents Dudeology #2: Combining Genres posted at Steven Pressfield Online.

Larry Brooks presents In Defense of Slow, Thoughtful Writing posted at Story Fix 2.0.

Angela Ackerman presents How To Deliver Critical Backstory Using The Setting posted at Writers in the Storm.

Anthony Ehlers presents All About Character posted at Writers Write.

Laurie Tomlinson presents How Case Studies Can Make You a Better Writer posted at The Writers Alley.

Linda Gilden presents What Does “Slant” Mean in Publishing – Publishing as a Second Language posted at The Write Conversation.

Monica M. Clark presents How to Learn to Write by Reading posted at The Write Practice.

Blogging

Anne R. Allen presents Blogging Authors, Ignore the Rules! 9 Tips for a Successful Author Blog posted at Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris.

Zac Johnson presents 7 Reasons Why Every Brand Needs to Blog in 2016 posted at Blogging Tips.

Nina Amir presents 15 Expert Tips to Increase Reader Comments on Blog Posts posted at How to Blog a Book.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Casting Your Book, with Gama Martinez.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about How to Successfully Launch A New Series in a Different Genre.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about How To Banish Writer’s Block With K.M.Weiland.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about Education Stories — Dramatising Inner Conflict.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about How Bad Do You Want It?.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about How to Sell Big on Apple iBooks with Julia Kent.

Visual Arts

Shaoyan Hu presents The Metal Flowers: A Steampunk Arts DIY Session posted at Amazing Stories.

Christopher Jobson presents The Natural and Urban Collide in the Drawings of Pat Perry posted at This is Colossal.

The Business of Creativity

Helen Sedwick presents 5 Legal Terms Every Author Should Know posted at BookWorks.

Francesca Nicasio presents The One Thing You Can Do to Make Yourself Invaluable to Clients posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Kathryn Goldman presents Illustrating a book? Know your rights to protect your work. posted at Better Novel Project.

Laurie Boris presents What’s Smashwords Good For? posted at Indies United.

Sabrina presents Indie Authors: Book Promotion Tools and Tips posted at Digital Pubbing.

Janice Hardy presents Four Ways to Prepare for a Book Launch—Even if You Aren’t Published Yet posted at Fiction University.

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

Shari Stauch presents Pinterest for Authors posted at Where Writers Win.

Wendy Jones presents Writers Dictating: the Dark Side of Speech-to-Text in Self-publishing Books posted at Self Publishing Advice Center.

Jo Linsdell presents How To Deal With Copyright Infringement posted at Writers and Authors.

Tara Lazar presents The One Marketing Move Authors Get Wrong posted at Writing for Kids (While Raising Them).

Meredith Quinn presents Do you know what attracts literary agents? posted at The Writer.

Cloe Mayfair presents 5 Steps to Help You Self-Publish an Audiobook Edition of Your Story posted at The Write Life.

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