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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for August 20, 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

Kristen presents The Single Largest Secret to Success posted at Kristen Lamb.

Jo presents 7 TOOLS TO LIBERATE YOURSELF FROM WRITING DOUBT posted at Inspire Portal.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Madelyn Griffith-Haynie presents The Importance of Community to Health in response to Prompt #3081 Loneliness.

Reena Saxeena presents Turning into Stone in response to Prompt #3083 Stone Trolls.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Writing Tips

Janice Hardy presents Double Jeopardy: Hooking the Reader’s Brains and Heart posted at Fiction University.

Jeff Goins presents How to Improve Your Writing Speed and Quality Simultaneously posted at Goins Writer.

Mary Carroll Moore presents One Step Forward, Two Steps Back–Getting Your Work Out in the World posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Nicholas Erick presents Daily Routines of Writers: Using the Power of Habits and Triggers to Write Every Day posted at The Write Practice.

Tiffany Doerr Guerzon presents How to Write and Publish Listicles posted at Women on Writing.

Noelle Sterne presents 8 Rules For Writing in Bed posted at Writer’s Digest.

Blogging

Rachelle presents To Blog or Not to Blog, that is the Questions posted at Rachelle Gardner.

Nate Hoffelder presents 5 WordPress Themes for Professional Authors posted at Jane Friedman.

Nina Amir presents The New SMART Goals Help You Succeed as a Blogger posted at How to Blog a Book.

Elvis Michael presents How to Make Your Content Highly Engaging posted at Blogging Pro.

Ryan Biddulph presents How to Get Unlimited Blog Post Ideas posted at Blogging Tips.

C. Hope Clark presents Please, Please Do Your Homework Before Pitching posted at Funds for Writers.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about The Tool That Will Change How Much You Write.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Netline, Festivals, and Hustlas.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Retrofitting Structure into a First Draft.

The Business of Creativity

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

Lauren Tharp presents How to NOT Be Your Freelance Blogging Client’s Fool posted at Be A Freelance Blogger.

Sabrina presents Technology Trends in Publishing posted at Digital Pubbing.

Elizabeth presents Expanding Book Distribution posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

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

Imagine your book, art, or music being featured here and promoted every day to my 53K+ Twitter followers. Find out how to get that done at The Writing Reader Patreon campaign. Not only will you get some cool benefits, but you’ll also help me keep this website running.

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

Chuck Downing presents Authors: Where Do Ideas Come From? An example in response to Prompt #1694 Ghetto Uprising.

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 July 16, 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

Veronica presents Create Every Day posted at Veronica Funk.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Resources

AUTHOR PLATFORM (WRITER WORKSHEET WEDNESDAY) provided by E.A. Deverrell.

Writing Tips

Ali Luke presents Is it OK to Use Swear Words in Your Writing? posted at AliVentures.

Janice Hardy presents Whose Story is It? posted at Fiction University.

Edie Melson presents IT’S OKAY TO TAKE TIME TO FLEX YOUR WRITING WINGS BEFORE YOU FLY posted at The Write Conversation.

Joe Bunting presents How To Win a Writing Contest posted at The Write Practice.

Cathy Yardley presents How to Write When Life Sucks posted at Writer Unboxed.

Faye Irwin presents HOW TO GET INTO ‘THE ZONE’ (WHEN THE WORDS JUST AREN’T FLOWING) posted at Writerology.

John Nicholls presents What would I tell a new author? posted at Writers & Authors.

James Scott Bell presents The 5 Biggest Fiction Writing Mistakes (& How to Fix Them) posted at The Writer’s Dig.

Angela Ackerman presents Character Motivation Entry: Obtaining Shelter From The Elements posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Kate Moretti presents How to Preserve Your Creative Self In Times of Trouble posted at Writers in the Storm.

Melissa Donovan presents Fiction Writing Exercises for Creating Characters posted at Writing Forward.



Blogging

Nicole Pieri presents Your Template for When You Screw Up posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Editor presents My Blog Can Do What? 4 Unexpected Features That Improve Your Site posted at Blogging Pro.

Nina Amir presents 6 Lessons to Help Bloggers Overcome Their “Perfection Obsession” posted at How to Blog a Book.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about The Future of Smarter Artist.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Pacing With Chapters.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about BookPerk, Co-Writing, and the Post-Content Era.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about How To Get Your Book Sales Moving With Facebook Ads. A Case Study With David Penny.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about Battlestar Galactica — The Importance of Long-Form Plotting.

The Business of Creativity

Sandra Beckwith presents Facebook advertising for authors: A quick-start guide posted at Build Book Buzz.

Liz presents TWITTER TIPS – USING AUTOMATION THE SMART WAY posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Mary Vee presents How to Write a Query Letter-A Red Rose in a Desert posted at The Writer’s Alley.

Sabrina presents Legal Considerations for Authors posted at Digital Pubbling.

Elizabeth presents 10 Minute Marketing posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

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 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

My friend, Maighread MacKay, just published a new book. I absolutely loved her last book, Stone Cottage, which is about the spirit of a young bride who is trapped here on earth by her grief. I’ve been waiting for Maighread’s next book to come out, and here it is, Murder at Mother’s.  It’s definitely on my TBR list. Let me tell you more.

A killer lurks at the Bancroft estate and the Matriarch, Martha Bancroft is murdered. Royally pissed, she hangs around to see what happened. When she doesn’t go immediately to the light, a member of her soul group, shows up from the other side. Gladys is adamant Martha needs to come with her, but Martha has no intention of going anywhere until she helps Detective Ian “Mac” MacKellar and Coroner Dr. Cecilia “Cissy” Walsh find the murderer. Gladys joins Martha and the two set out on their quest.

This novel is a work of Visionary Fiction. Locations mentioned in the book may be real, but details have been changed to fit the story better.

Definition of Visionary Fiction: Besides telling a good story, VF enlightens and encourages readers to expand their awareness of greater possibilities. It helps them see the world in a new light and recognize dimensions of reality they commonly ignore.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Creativity Quote of the Week

Writing Tips

Lisa Cron presents Ask the Story Genius: What Does ‘Likeable’ Really Mean? posted at Witers in the Storm.

Melissa Donovan presents Ten Grammar Rules Every Writer Should Know posted at Writing Forward.

Edie Melson presents STREAMLINE YOUR WRITING LIFE WITH THESE 10 TIPS posted at The Write Conversation.

The Magic Violinist presents 4 Ways to Create Empathy in Your Writing posted at The Write Practice.

Ashley Clark presents Bucking Platform And Challenging Your Story posted at The Writer’s Alley.

Ann Wylie presents Turn numbers into things posted at Reach More Readers.

Warren Adler presents he Top 7 Details You Need to Think About When Writing Historical Fiction posted at Writer Unboxed.

Oren Ashkenazi presents Five Bad Tropes to Drop posted at Mythcreants.

Sarah Fox presents 6 WAYS TO GET INTO YOUR CHARACTER’S HEAD posted at Writerology.

Chris Eboch presents Developing a Great Story in Three (or Four) Steps posted at Fiction University.

James Scott Bell presents 5 Tools for Building Conflict in Your Novel posted at Writer’s Digest.

Blogging

Alicia Rades presents 4 Things Every Freelance Blogger Should Do on Their Business Birthday posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Nina Amir presents How to Stop Struggling to Become a Consistent Blogger posted at How to Blog a Book.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Controlling Pacing with Structure.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Creative Writing: DIY MFA with Gabriela Pereira.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about Robert McKee special: The Night Of — The Importance of Research.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Selling for Authors, Permafree Trad Pub, and Amazon’s Bookstore.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Author Hacks with Derek Murphy.

The Business of Creativity

Sandra Beckwith presents 3 Amazon reader review myths: What you need to know posted at Build Book Buzz.

Ali Luke presents The Four Essential Qualities You Need for Freelance Writing Success (and How to Develop Them) posted at AliVentures.

Lisa de Nikolits presents Reading, Writing, and Promoting posted at Writers and Authors.

Liz presents TWITTER TIPS – PREPARING YOUR PROFILE posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

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 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.

The Creative Mindset

Ruthanne Reid presents You Have Permission to Suck posted at The Write Practice.

Amy Leigh Simpson presents What if… I fail? posted at The Writers Alley.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Creativity Quote of the Week

Creativity Prompt

Nada Adel presents Takhayyal writing prompt 65: Drink Me posted at Nadaness in Motion.

Writing Tips

Ali Luke presents Ten Book-Level Mistakes to Watch Out for When Redrafting Your Fiction [With Examples] posted at AliVentures.

Jami Gold presents Indie Publishing Paths: What’s Your Reader Retention Plan? Part Four posted at Fiction University.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Paragraph and Line Lengths–How They Affect Your Story’s Pacing posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Ava Jae presents How to Write Convincing Unreliable Narrators posted at Writeability.

Faye Kirwin presents MIND MAP YOUR WAY TO THE PERFECT BOOK TITLE posted at Writerology.

Jeremy Raynolds presents How to Write a Book When You’re A Busy Person posted at Writers and Authors.

Sara Letourneau presents When It’s OK to Listen to Your Inner Editor posted at Writers Helping Writers.

June Stevens Westerfield presents Creating an Author Brand When You Write Multiple Genres posted at Writers in the Storm.

Dev Petty presents Learning to Write from Learning to Read posted at Writing for Kids (While Raising Them).

Melissa Donovan presents How to Harvest Creative Writing Ideas from the News posted at Writing Forward.

Blogging

Kelly Gurnett presents 10 Things You’re Probably Sick of Hearing If You’re a Freelance Blogger posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Elvis Michael presents Bloggers: Should You Follow Your Passion? posted at Blogging Pro.

Nina Amir presents How to Engage Your Whole Brain When You Blog posted at How to Blog a Book.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Beautiful Prose, Purple Prose.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about John Carter — Setting Up the Climax.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Taking Control Of Your Author Business In A Time Of Constant Change. My Report On The Last Month Away.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Courses, Quotle, and Card Readers.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Using Artificial Intelligence to Sell More Books with Michael Anderle.

The Business of Creativity

Sandra Beckwith presents Get a better author photo without spending a fortune posted at Build Book Buzz.

Edie Melson presents FINDING TIME FOR SOCIAL MEDIA WHEN YOU ALSO HAVE A FULL-TIME JOB posted at The Write Conversation.

Leah Schnelbach presents Did You Win NaNoWriMo? Let Agent Eric Smith Guide You Through Your Next Steps! posted at Tor.

Dan Blank presents What Agents & Publishers Want and Why 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 June 18, 2017. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

The Creative Mindset

Bryan Hutchinson presents 9 Crippling Beliefs Holding Writers Back From Writing Their Book (and How to Overcome Them) posted at Positive Writer.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Resources

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

Writing Tips

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blogging

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

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

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

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

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

Podcasts

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

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

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

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

The Business of Creativity

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

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

Joel Friedlander presents 7 Signs Your Book is “Professionally Published” posted at The Book Designer.

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

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for June 11, 2017. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

The Creative Mindset

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

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

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

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

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

Sharing Our Work

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

Creativity Quote of the Week

Resources

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

Writing Tips

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blogging

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

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

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

Podcasts

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

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

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

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

The Business of Creativity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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