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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!

 

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!