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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

Michael Hartland presents Shillingstone posted at These Songs I Have Been Given.

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

Creativity Quote of the Week

Resources

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

Writing Tips

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blogging

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

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

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

Podcasts

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

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

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

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

The Business of Creativity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for June 3, 2017. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

The Creative Mindset

Stephanie Morrill presents 9 Ideas To Make Room In Your Life For Writing posted at Go Teen Writers.

Kristen presents Failure, Betrayal & Setbacks—Sometimes the Only Way Out is THROUGH posted at Kristen Lamb.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Chris Black left a response in the comments to Prompt #901 First Line of the Week – Paul Auster.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Creativity Prompt

Tamara Miles presents The Great Undoing – spoken poetry posted at SoundCloud.

Resources

HOW TO NAVIGATE WRITER’S BLOCK (WRITER WORKSHEET WEDNESDAY) provided by EA Deverell.

Writing Tips

Ali Luke presents Anti-Heroes and Villains: What’s the Difference (and How Do You Write Them Well)? posted at AliVentures.

Janice Hardy presents Keeping Your Characters Compelling Beyond the First Draft posted at Fiction University.

Mary Carroll Moore presents How to Crisp Up Your Writing–Revision Tools for Wordsmithing posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Blogging

Lauren Tharp presents How to Blog Like Every Day is Halloween posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Elvis Michael presents How to Leverage Your Competition as a Blogger posted at Blogging Pro.

Dvora Goldstein presents 7 Ways to Increase the Speed of a WordPress Site posted at Blogging Tips.

Nina Amir presents How to Ride the Coattails of a Current Trend posted at How to Blog a Book.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Creating Audio Dramas with Michael Coorlim.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Q&A on Viewpoint.

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

The Business of Creativity

Editor presents How to Deal with Difficult Customers posted at Arts Business Institute.

Penny Sansevieri presents How To Double Your Yes’s From Book Bloggers posted at BookWorks.

Vanessa Walsh presents Why Should Authors Consider Book Translation posted at Babels Books.


Thanks to Vladimir Agafonkin on Flickr for the background for this week’s quote


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

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for May 28, 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 5 Alternative Ways to Create Writing and Blogging Success posted at How to Blog a Book.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Chris Black presents a response in the comments to Prompt #1135 When I Grow Up.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Resources

WRITING DOUBTS (WRITER WORKSHEET WEDNESDAY) provided by EA Deverell.

Writing Tips

Laurence MacNaughton presents Is Your Story Stuck? 5 Questions You Need to Ask posted at Fiction University.

Shannon Dittemore presents Is The Wrong Character Telling Your Story? posted at Go Teen Writers.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Finding Close Readers–How to Be Smart with Feedback on Your Manuscript posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Kristen presents Good Things Happen to Those Who Hustle—Getting PAID to Write posted at Kristen Lamb.

Pamela Hodges presents How to Write a Story 101: Conflict posted at The Write Practice.

Ava Jae presents When is Your Manuscript Submission-Ready? posted at Writability.

KM Weiland presents Learn How to Pace Your Story (and Mind-Control Your Readers) in Just 8 Steps posted at WordPlay.

Katie Kapro presents Technology and the Writers of Tomorrow posted at Paving my Author’s Road.

Blogging

Ali Luke presents Should Your Blog Have a Narrow or Broad Topic? posted at AliVentures.

Aisha Sulaiman presents 22 Lessons from Experienced Freelance Bloggers on How to Land Your First Client posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Noemi Tasarra-Twigg presents 5 Content Marketing Hacks to Blow Up Your Blog Traffic posted at Blogging Pro.

Christopher Jan Benitez presents Insanely Affordable (Yet Effective) Marketing Strategies They’re Almost Free posted at Blogging Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Building a Business One Fuck Up at a Time with JB Glossinger.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Overwhelm, Indie Earnings, and Legacies.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Short Stories as Exploration, with Tananarive Due.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Find And Serve Your Niche For Long Term Success With Chris Brogan.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Tracking Data to Maximize Your Income with Brian D. Meeks.

The Business of Creativity

Editor presents Artist & Maker Pricing Strategies posted at Arts Business Institute.

Frances Caballo presents 15 Tips to Boost Facebook Engagement for Indie Authors posted at Book Works.

Jane presents So You Want to Teach an Online Writing Course? posted at Jane Friedman.

Nicole Dieker presents This Author Used Patreon to Raise Almost $7,000 To Write Her Book posted at The Write Life.

Jo Linsdell presents Sites To Promote Your Free Amazon Kindle Books posted at Writers and Authors.

Molly Jo Realy presents WHY WRITERS NEED TO KEEP (SOCIAL) MEDIA IN MOTION posted at The Write Conversation.

Frances Caballo presents Getting lost in time online? 4 Tips to Keep You Focused posted at Social Media Just for Authors.

Carol Tice presents Inside 4 New Content Mills: What Freelancers Need to Know posted at Make a Living 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 May 21, 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

Katy Kauffman presents SEVEN GIANTS ALL WRITERS MUST SLAY posted at The Write Conversation.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Tony Lovell presents Not So Emotionless in response to Prompt #2088 First Line of the Week – Wayne Scheer.

Chris Black left a response in the comments at Prompt #1264 First Line of the Week – Dan Krokos.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Resources

EA presents SCRIVENER CORKBOARD TEMPLATES FOR ORGANISATION posted at EA Deverell.

Writing Tips

Kelly McGann presents Want to Double Your Success as a Writer? Do This posted at The Write Practice.

Sandra Knight presents Back to the Beginning: How to Start Writing posted at The Working Writers Club.

Jena Henry presents A Sexagenarian’s How To: Writer’s Apps from A to Z posted at Jena’s Books.

Ali Luke presents Getting Apostrophes Right: From the Easy to the Tricky Cases posted at AliVentures.

Randy Stapilus presents Yes, Your eBook Does Need Chapters posted at BookWorks.

Janice Hardy presents Getting Beyond the First Draft posted at Fiction University.

John Gilstrap presents Which Handgun Should Your Character Carry? posted at Kill Zone.

Joanna Penn presents How To Write Fiction As A Non-Fiction Author posted at The Creative Penn.

Allison Brennan presents The Triangle of Romantic Suspense posted at Romance University.

Abigail Mouring presents Your Novel Is Like A Body posted at Go Teen Writers.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Can You Use Both First and Third Person Narrators in Your Novel? posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Blogging

Sef Cruz presents How to Write a Blog Post in 8 Steps: Back to Basics posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Elvis Michael presents How to Attract Guest Bloggers to Your Blog (With Minimal Traffic) posted at Blogging Pro.

Ryan Biddulph presents 1 Fundamental of Successful Blogging: Clear the Inner World posted at Blogging Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Oyster, Collaborations, and Readability.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Description Through the Third Person Lens.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Intentional Reading for Authors with Maya Goode.

This week’s podcast at Goins Writer is all about How to Monetize a Podcast (or Any Craft): Live Coaching Session with Heather Teysko.

Visual Arts

Editor presents What Sets Your Work Apart? posted at Arts Business Institute.

The Business of Creativity

Scarlett Ballantyne presents Balancing Brand Building with Submitting to Publications posted at Beyond the Blog.

Kristen presents Wisdom from a Hollywood Producer—IT’S ALL B.S. UNTIL THE CHECK CLEARS posted at Kristen Lamb.

CS Lakin presents Growing Your Audience by Growing a Mailing List posted at Live Write Thrive.

Christina Vanvuren presents 4 Top Obstacles Young Writers Face — and How to Beat Them posted at Make a Living Writing.

Jane presents 9 Statistics Writers Should Know About Amazon posted at Jane Friedman.

Sarah DeGeorge presents Safety First! 4 Ways to Protect Yourself as a Freelance Writer posted at The Write Life.

Nina Amir presents Essential Negotiation Skills for Bloggers and Writers posted at How to Blog a Book.

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 May 14, 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

Todd Brison presents 2 Exercises to Maximize Your Creativity First Thing in the Morning posted at CNBC Make It.

Phoebe Quinn presents HOW TO BALANCE YOUR JOB AND WRITING posted at A Writer’s Path.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Reena Saxena presents The Bravest Act in response to Prompt #2086 Taking on Hitler.

Mark Gardner presents Scandalous Contradiction in response to Prompt #2087 Word of the Week – Farceur.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Writing Tips

VP presents Adventures in Storytelling: Conflict Part 1 posted at VP Morris.

Janice Hardy presents The Trouble With Reactive Protagonists posted at Fiction University.

Kristen presents Save Money on Professional Edits—6 Easy Ways to Clean Up Your Own Manuscript posted at Kristen Lamb.

Charlotte presents 7 Writing Session Savers for When It’s a Slog posted at Charlotte Rains Dixon.

Lee Lofland presents 12 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INTERROGATION posted at The Graveyard Shift.

Karen presents How to Begin Writing Your First Screenplay posted at Karen Woodward.

Melissa Abramovitz presents Leveled Reading in Writing for Children posted at The Working Writers Club.

Jody presents 3 Ways to Add Depth to a Novel posted at Jody Hedlund.

Christine Frazier presents The Hero vs. The Secret Good Guy (or How to Chase Your Hero Up a Tree and Pelt Stones at Him in 9 Steps) posted at Better Novel Project.

Blogging

Susan Maccarelli presents To The Blogger Who Wants To Get Published By Another Site But Doesn’t Know Where To Start posted at Beyond Your Blog.

Elvis Michael presents How to Run a Blog Contest Successfully posted at Blogging Pro.

Kristel Staci presents 6 Quick Tips for Better Blog Comment Management posted at Blogging Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Downsizing for Authors with Kevin Tumlinson.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Variations on Third Person.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Value, Cost, and the Latest Author Earnings.

This week’s podcast at Mythcreants is all about Reading vs Watching a Character.

This week’s podcast at PubCrawl is all about POV.

Visual Arts

Editor presents MAYA BEANO posted at I Need a Guide.

The Business of Creativity

Editor presents Artist Success: Printmakers Talk Business posted at Arts Business Institute.

Ali Luke presents A Quick Guide to Formatting Your Microsoft Word Manuscript for Amazon’s Kindle posted at AliVentures.

Andrew Howe presents How to Not Burn Out While Working Freelance posted at Be A Freelance Blogger.

Sandra Beckwith presents Authors and Facebook Live posted at Build Book Buzz.

Pam McCutcheon presents Should I Hire Someone to Upload My Ebook or Do it Myself? posted at Funds for Writers.

Editor presents 8 Book Marketing Mistakes to Ban in 2017 posted at Reedsy.

Oleg Starko presents Going from $75 to $250 per Post… with the Same Freelance Blogging Client (A Step-by-Step Case Study) posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

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 May 7, 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

Rosemary Carlson presents The Day in the Porch Swing in response to Prompt #2076 Walking Down a Dirt Road.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Writing Tips

Kristen presents Unpacking the “Character-Driven” Story—How to Make Your Story Sizzle posted at Kristen Lamb.

Karen Cioffi presents Writing to Get Your Children’s Story Published posted at The Working Writer’s Club.

Janice Hardy presents 5 Common Problems With Endings posted at Fiction University.

Behlor Santi presents How to Write LGBT Romance Stories posted at Funds for Writers.

Todd Brison presents Discover a Secret Well of Endless Writing Ideas posted at Goins Writer.

Staff presents The Forgotten Fifth Sense: Are You Making Use Of ALL The Senses In Your Writing? posted at Writer’s Relief.

Ali Luke presents Is Writing a Novel a “Someday” Dream for You? posted at Aliventures.

Melissa Donovan presents How to Find Writing Inspiration When Your Muse is on Vacation posted at Writing Forward.

Stephanie Morrill presents 5 Things I Learned When I Decided to Switch Genres posted at Word Play.

Blogging

Christopher Jan Benitez presents How to Build an Email Marketing Strategy for Your Blog posted at Blogging Pro.

Kirstel Staci presents 6 Quick Tips for Better Blog Comment Management posted at Blogging Tips.

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

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about How to be Happy Where You Are in Your Writing Career.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Walmart, Tracking, and Judgey.

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

This week’s podcast at PubCrawl is all about PUBLISHING 101 – SALES & SUCCESS.

Visual Arts

Editor presents Paintings by MINAS HALAJ posted at I Need a Guide.

The Business of Creativity

Lacey Johnson presents Yes, You Can Launch a Successful Writing Career From Your Blog posted at Beyond Your Blog.

Editor presents Artist Success: How Painters Sell Their Work posted at Arts Business Institute.

Carol Tice presents Can Revenue Share Writing Still Pay? We Investigate posted at Make a Living Writing.

K. Rowe presents When Words No Longer Pay; An Author’s Alternative Income 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 April 30, 2017. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

 

Sharing Our Work

Jim presents Indomitable posted at Jim Clayton.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Creativity Prompt

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

Writing Tips

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

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

Tori Bond presents Writing Rehab posted at Writer Unboxed.

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

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

Dave Bricker presents The Elements of Storytelling posted at WGB.

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

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

Blogging

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

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

Podcasts

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

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

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

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

Journaling

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

The Business of Creativity

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for April 23, 2017. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

The Creative Mindset

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

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

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

Sharing Our Work

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

Creativity Quote of the Week

Writing Tips

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Blogging

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

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

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

Podcasts

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

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

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

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

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

The Business of Creativity

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

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

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

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

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

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for April 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

Ava Jae presents On Balancing Work, Yourself, and Life posted at Writability.

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

Kristen Pope presents A Step-By-Step Guide to Planning Your Writing Retreat posted at The Write Life.

Responses to Writing Reader Prompts

Reena Saxeena presents The Speaker’s Thoughts in response to Prompt #2013 The Long Speech

Rosemary Carlson presents The Old Man by the Sea in response to Prompt #2053 Visual Prompt – High Tide.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Creativity Prompt

Nada Adel presents Takhayyal writing prompt no. 59: Tree of Life?.

Writing Tips

Kathryn Craft presents Building a Chapter for Emotional Impact posted at Writer Unboxed.

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

Lynette Eason presents THE QUESTION OF BECOMING A HYBRID AUTHOR posted at The Write Conversation.

Loucinda McGary presents Five Things to Consider During Revisions posted at Romance University.

Janice Hardy presents The Difference Between Setting and World Building posted at Fiction University.

CS Lakin presents Tips for Weaving Romance into Your Novel posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Blogging

Elvis Michael presents How to Get Over the Fear of Marketing posted at Blogging Pro.

Ryan Biddulph presents 1 Ego-Based Limiting Belief that Stunts Your Blogging Growth posted at Blogging Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about How to Nail Character Voice in First Person.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Price Wars, Gender Bias, and MasterClasses.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Writing to Your Market Versus Writing to Your Muse.

Journaling

Dolly Garland presents A Lesson in Patience and Positivity posted at Kaizen Journaling.

The Business of Creativity

Heather Webb presents 10 Steps to a Successful Book Launch posted at Writers in the Storm.

Xavier Davis presents DRM (Digital Rights Management): What You Need to Know posted at BookWorks.

Elizabeth presents Expanding Book Distribution posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

C. Hope Clark presents Overnight Success posted at Funds for Writers.

Gordon Long presents Design Your Book to Sell 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!