Currently viewing the category: "The Creative Mindset"

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for May 1, 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

Michael Priebe presents A Writer’s Motivation for the Dark Days… posted at Pen & Prosper.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Mark Gardner presents Trial in response to Prompt #1703 Word of the Week – Fatuous.

Chuck Downing presents My response to Prompt #1702 Slave Country posted at Prompt #1702 Slave Country.

Amy presents a response in the comments to Prompt #1546 Men and Body Shame.

04282016

Sharing Our Work

Teju presents A Moment In Time posted at SmoulBlog.

Frank presents Reed, Andrew:#atozchallenge posted at Frank Parker’s Author Site.

Liz presents This is Real Life #42 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

I read, I travel, I become. -Derek Walcott

Writing Tips

Pamela Hodges presents 7 Steps to Procrastinate Less and Meet Your Writing Deadlines posted at The Write Practice.

Laurie Tomlinson presents Tackling the Revise + Resubmit Request posted at Writer’s Alley.

Mark Nichol presents Epithets Add Character posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Tim Akers presents Making Storytelling a Game posted at B&N SciFi & Fantasy.

Charlie Jane Anders presents 11 Ways to Write a Character-Focused Story That Still Feels Action-Packed posted at io9.

Stephanie Morrill presents How To Change The Heart Of Your Characters posted at Go Teen Writers.

Ali Luke presents Is Your Writing Art – and Should it Be? posted at Aliventures.

KM Weiland presents The Crucial Way to Figure Out How Much Time Your Story Should Cover posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Keri Ford presents Writing as a Southerner posted at Romance University.

Janice Hardy presents Finding the Right Balance With Your Stage Directions posted at Fiction University.

Heather Webb presents Tackling a Writer’s Greatest Challenge—Time Management posted at Writers in the Storm.

Rachelle presents 10 Things Editors Look for in Non-Fiction posted at Rachelle Gardner.

Steven presents Make Your Hero Suffer, Part Four posted at Steven Pressfield Online.

Joe Moore presents Editing Tips for the Indie Author posted at The Kill Zone.

Blogging

Ali Luke presents Five Easy Ways to Make the Most of Your Blog Archives posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Idea as Subgenre, With Nancy Fulda.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Social Media Mastery with Tara Jacobsen.

Videos

Visual Arts

Johnny Strategy presents The Dense Microcosmic Worlds of Painter Robert S. Connett posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Debra presents What is important in life? A journal writing exercise posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Editors presents 6 Great Ways to Use Your Next Journal posted at Paperblanks.

The Business of Creativity

Dave King presents The Perils of Self-Publishing posted at Writer Unboxed.

Chris Well presents What You Need to Know About Publicity Before You Self-Publish posted at The Write Life.

Kimberley Grabas presents 7 Book Marketing Trends Authors Can’t Afford to Ignore posted at The Book Designer.

Tricia Mool presents Twitter Marketing for Freelancers: A Simple Strategy That Gets Big Results 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 April 10, 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

Eric presents How To Focus: 5 Research-Backed Secrets To Concentration posted at Barking up the Wrong Tree.

Maria Popova presents John Steinbeck on Writing, the Crucible of Creativity, and the Mobilizing Power of the Impossible posted at Brain Pickings.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Mark Gardner presents Scandal in response to Prompt #1689 Word of the Week – Tortuous.

Amy Koch Johnson replied to Prompt #8: Happiness in the comments.

Sharing Our Work

Robin Cisar presents For the Love of God, I Will Walk posted at Walk for the Waiting.

Ollie presents The Thing I’m Afraid to Say posted at Adventure by Ollie.

Liz presents This is Real Life #40 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

I dream my painting and I paint my dream. - Van Gogh

Writing Tips

Jessica West presents Book Critique ABCEs: a How-To for Authors posted at Kate Tilton.

Janice Hardy presents Revision Prep: Create an Editorial Map posted at Fiction University.

Kathy Stewart presents Creating Compelling Characters posted at Romance University.

Melissa Donovan presents What Makes Iconic Characters Unforgettable? posted at Writing Forward.

Blogging

Mark Nichol presents How to Write Headlines and Subheads posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Ali Luke presents How to Write Faster Blog Posts (Every Time) posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Idea, as Genre, with Nancy Fulda.

This week’s podcast at NY Public Library Blog is all about Ron Rash on Writer Survival and Place.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Deciding What To Give Up. Pursuing A Life Of Writing With Kevin Tumlinson.

Videos

Visual Arts

Jason Marshall, PhD presents How to Use Histograms to Fix Your Pictures posted at Quick and Dirty Tips.

Staff presents ALICE WELLINGER posted at I Need a Guide.

Christopher Jobson presents Urban Origami Installations on the Streets of Hong Kong and Vietnam by Mademoiselle Maurice posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Debra presents Ten things I am thankful for today: a gratitude journal entry posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Bryan Hutchinson presents It’s Time to Discover the Right Time for Your Writing Career posted at Positive Writer.

Lisa presents What Not to Say in Your Cover Letter to a Literary Journal (or possibly, to any media venue, ever) posted at Lisa Romeo.

Penny Sansevieri presents Amazon Reviews for Indie Authors posted at BookWorks.

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 3, 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

Maria Popova presents Joni Mitchell on Freedom, the Source of Creativity, and the Dark Side of Success posted at Brain Pickings.

Adrienne Giordano presents Dealing With Rejection posted at Romance University.

Dan Blank presents Creative Work is Performance. Assess Your Creative Health Now. posted at Writer Unboxed.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Mark Gardner presents Dragons in response to Prompt #1592 Word of the Week – Escapology.

Hema presents Lost and Found! in response to Prompt #1583 Lucha Libre.

Louise Gallagher presents Trapped inside, her song stayed silent in response to Prompt #1590 Insomnia.

Bee Stung

Sharing Our Work

Evelyn Mann presents A Mother’s Dilemma: Get It All Done posted at A Miracle in my Living Room.

Liz presents This is Real Life #29 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

George-Bernard-Shaw1

Writing Tips

Charlie Jane Anders presents How to Make People Fall in Love With Your Ridiculously Competent Hero posted at io9.

KM Weiland presents The 5 Secrets of Choosing the Right Setting for Your Story’s Climax posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Janice Hardy presents Pondering the Prologue: Keep it or Kill it? posted at Fiction University.

Mark Nichol presents How to Invent Names for Your Genre Novel posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Blogging

Ali Luke presents One Very Simple Way to Come Up With More Blog Post Ideas Than You’ll Ever Need posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Wonder as a Subgenre.

Visual Arts

Kate Sierzputowski presents New Book by Chris Maynard Explores the Symbolism and Art of Sculpting with Feathers posted at This is Colossal.

Drew Hopper presents How I Work With Compositional Lines in Photos posted at PetaPixal.

Journaling

Debra presents What is home? A journal writing exercise for this evening posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Staff presents Publishing Industry Vocabulary, Lingo, And Slang Used By Publishers And Authors posted at Writer’s Relief.

Randy Stapilus presents Goodreads Book Reviews for Indie Authors posted at BookWorks.

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

The Creative Mindset

Miriam Schulman presents The Creative Habit (4 best books on powerful habits) posted at Schulman Art.

Priscilla Frank presents 37 Art Therapy Techniques For De-Stressing posted at Huffington Post.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

03162016a

Sharing Our Work

Jena Henry presents The Ides of the Marchs- Channeling Louisa May Alcott posted at Jena’s Books.

Maighread presents Ostara/Spring Equinox posted at Maighread MacKay, Author & Artist.

LA presents In the Twist Chapters 1-2 posted at LA Stockmand.

Creativity Quote of the Week

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club -Jack London

Resources

Carla King presents Great Free Editing Tools for Indie Authors posted at BookWorks.

Writing Tips

Sharon Bially presents The Skinny On Blurbs posted at Writer Unboxed.

Mark Nichol presents Showing, Not Telling, Personality Through Speech and Thought posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Janice Kersh presents Effective Techniques for Generating Writing Ideas posted at Romance University.

Kevin Springer presents Battling Distractions While Writing (a.k.a How I wrote a book with ADHD and tips to… look a squirrel!) posted at Fiction University.

Melissa Donovan presents Homophones, Homonyms, and Homographs posted at Writing Forward.

Julia Reffner presents Ask Yourself: What is My Best Writing Work for the Day? posted at The Writer’s Alley.

Rebecca Faith Heyman presents The Myth of the Everyreader posted at Jane Friedman.

Jody presents The Critical Importance of Crafting a Strong Opening posted at Jody Hedlund.

Blogging

John Soares presents Should a Freelance Writer Have a Blog? posted at Productive Writers.

Ali Luke presents Six Simple Steps to Writing Your Best Post Yet posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about The Element of Wonder.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Going Global. Self Publishing Tips From Dan Wood From Draft2Digital.

Videos


Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Leaf Paintings by Brad Kunkle posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Debra presents What Do I Know? Tonight’s Journal Writing Exercise posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Adam Zetterlund presents 4 Strategic Ways to Get Great Freelance Writing Jobs From the Start posted at The Write Life.

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

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for March 5, 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

MD Jackson presents When Art Gets Rejected posted at Amazing Stories.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Hema presents Short Story – The Wolf of Dras in response to Prompt #1646 It’s all about the Wolves.

Di responded to Prompt #1244 Visual Prompt of the Week – Giddyup! in the comments section.

_22716a

022516b

022816a

022916a

030216a

Sharing Our Work

Damien Murphy presents For You… posted at Hello Poetry.

Art Quote

HowardZinn

Writing Tips

Debbie Burke presents What a Critique Group Can…and Cannot…Do For You posted at Kill Zone.

Mark Nichol presents A Writing-Competence Matrix posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Janice Hardy presents Balancing the Number Characters and the Scale of Your World posted at Fiction University.

Barbara White Daille presents Give Your Heroes Some Help: Supporting Characters Lend a Hand posted at Romance University.

Alexandria Younk presents Get Rid of Writing Distractions and Master Motivation! posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Blogging

Marya presents 4 Biggest Blogging Myths That Lead to Bloggers Giving Up posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Newton’s Laws of Writing.

This week’s podcast at Upgrade Your Story is all about Interview with Author Claudia H. Long.

Visual Arts

Ed Fairburn presents Artist Transforms Contours, Roads and Borders Into Stunning Portraits posted at Twisted Sifter.

Kate Sierzputowski presents Geometric Collages Created From Layers of Vintage File Folders and Index Cards posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Debra presents Counting your blessings: a Monday morning journal writing exercise posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Rebecca Faith Heyman presents 3 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Chances with an Agent posted at Jane Friedman.

Mridu Khullar Relph presents 7 Clever Ways to Turn Your Old Blog Posts Into Cash posted at The Write Life.

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

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for January 31, 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

ABI presents Sorry, You’ve Been Rejected posted at Art Business Institute.

Responses to Writing Reader Prompt

012316a

012616b

Sharing Our Work

Hema presents Flash Fiction – Breaking Free posted at Hema’s Mixed Bag.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Where is human nature so weak as in the bookstore? - Henry Ward Beecher

Creativity Prompt

mcthre3 presents The Rock at Pagua posted at Atlas Obscura.

Writing Tips

Jena Henry presents Am I Real?? Put YoursELF on the ShELF! posted at Jena Books.

LA Stockman presents TIPS FOR USING PINTEREST TO REIGNITE YOUR WRITING posted at LA Stockman.

Jennifer Blanchard presents How to Plan Your Story in Six Weeks posted at StoryFix 2.0.

Cathy Lamb presents Stealing From Your Own Life: Your Way To A Storyline posted at Writer Unboxed.

Mark Nichol presents Whether to Use “Whether” or “If” posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Patrick Haggerty presents Writing Marine Heroes – Get the few, the proud, the Marine, just right posted at Romance University.

Paul Anthony Shortt presents Should You Avoid Topical Issues in Your Writing? posted at Fiction University.

KM Weiland presents Get Rid of On-the-Nose Dialogue Once and For All posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Blogging

Naveen Kulkarni presents 5 Questions You Got Answer Before Blogging Full Time posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Q&A on Showing Your Work, with Daniel José Older.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about An Interesting Publishing Case Study and Marketing to Your Various Tribes, with Paul Bishop.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Debra presents What is important in life? A journal writing exercise posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Allison Stadd presents 10 Productivity Apps Every Freelancer Needs posted at 99u.

Kristen Pope presents Want to Freelance Around the World? Take a Remote Year posted at The Write Life.

Michael J. Sullivan presents Myths of Publishing: Anyone Can Self-publish, Part 2 posted at Amazing Stories.

Kristen Lamb presents 3 Ways to Fire Up Your Writing Career Today posted at Warrior 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 24, 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

Carrie presents Is your Inner Critic is at large and in charge? posted at Artist Think.

Patricia Beal presents Ghosts of Rejections Past posted at The Writer’s Alley.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Frank Parker responded to Prompt #1607 Visual Prompt of the Week – Ornate.
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5

Sharing Our Work

Liz presents This is Real Life #34 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

 Your art should be your heart, your tears, and your blood. -Molly Crabapple

Resources

Feath.com presents Sentence Starters.

Writing Tips

Mark Nichol presents Principles of Plain English posted at Daily Writing Tips.

CS Lakin presents Problematic POV—Characters’ Names, Thoughts, and Senses posted at Live Write Thrive.

Stephanie Gayle presents The Surprising Confessions Your Characters Make When You Listen posted at Writer Unboxed.

Nina Munteanu presents On Style Manuals and Pinkerisms of Steve posted at Amazing Stories.

Janice Hardy presents Get a Clue: We All Need a Little Mystery in Our Novels posted at Fiction University.

Blake Atwood presents 5 Ways to Endear Yourself to Your Book Editor posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Jo Linsdell presents Very few bad guys are all bad posted at Writers and Authors.

Larry Brooks presents The (Story) Doctor Will See You Now posted at The Kill Zone.

Blogging

Michael D. presents 3 Steps to Avoid Writer’s Block and Improve Content Value posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Amanda Patterson presents 10 Quick Fixes For Blogger’s Block posted at Writers Write.

Bethany Jett presents Three Ways to Connect with Your Readers posted at The Write Conversation.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about How to Hand-Sell Your Manuscript to Agents and Editors, with Michael Underwood and Marco Palmieri.

This week’s podcast at Upgrade Your Story is all about Chat with Author and Creative Shanna Germain.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about The End of Jobs And The Rise Of Creative Entrepreneurs With Taylor Pearson.

Videos

Jennifer Carlisle presents 10 TED Talks Every Art Teacher Should Watch posted at The Art of Ed.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents The Art of Trees posted at This is Colossal.

Alisa presents landscape photography- a few tips posted at Alisa Burke.

Journaling

Debra presents Five prompts for your journal writing this evening posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Jena Henry presents How to Make a Fortune- Put YoursELF on the SHELF! posted at Jena Books.

Catherine Castle presents Imagine Them Naked-The Importance of Public Speaking posted at Romance University.

Lori McNee presents How to Develop a Professional Series of Artwork posted at Artists Network.

Thomas James presents Creating Your Promotional Strategy as an Artist posted at Illustration Friday.

Jeff Goins presents Every Writer Needs a Tribe (Have You Found Yours?) posted at Goins 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 November 29, 2015. 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

Maria Popova presents The Inner Light of Creativity: Vivian Gornick on How One Blossoms into Being an Artist posted at Brain Pickings.

Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. presents Become An Idea Sleuth: 12 Creative Tips for Generating Great Ideas posted at Psych Central.

Sharing Our Work

Liz presents Gelli of the Week #1 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Writing Quote of the Week

The trade of authorship is a violent, and indestructible obsession. - George Sand

Creativity Prompt

Melissa Donovan presents Family-Inspired Poetry Prompts posted at Writing Forward.

Writing Tips

Anthony Ehlers presents 7 Ways To Sharpen Your Business Writing Skills posted at Writers Write.

Erika Mitchell presents Give Your Readers a Ride They’ll Never Forget posted at Live Write Thrive.

Kelsey Browning presents 6 Writing Supplies for Success posted at Romance University.

Janice Hardy presents Thoughts On Writing a Scene posted at Fiction University.

Neal Abbott presents The Secret to Writing a Protagonist Who’s Both Unique and Universal posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

John Wong presents Do Writers Really Need to Know Theory? posted at Mythic Scribes.

Dave King presents Feeding Your Readers Information: A Look at a Master posted at Writer Unboxed.

Alan Gelb presents Getting Unstuck:Tough Love for Writers posted at Pen & Prosper.

Kristen Pope presents Take Your Writing Outdoors: 9 Tips for Successfully Working Outside posted at The Write Life.

Jody presents When You Feel Like the Worst Writer in the World posted at Jody Hedlund.

Teymour Shahabi presents How to Find an Editor as a Self-Published Author posted at Jane Friedman.

PJ Parrish presents What Does Your Hero Need? Someone Cool to Lean On posted at Kill Zone.

Blogging

Adarsh presents The 6 Ugly Truths About Blogging posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Your Character’s Moral Pendulum.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents New Portraits Drawn on Vintage Envelopes by Mark Powell posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Debra presents What are you excited about? What brings you joy? A journal writing exercise posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Michael J. Sullivan presents The Leap from Self to Traditional Publishing posted at Amazing Stories.

Mark Nichol presents 7 Principles of Pitching Articles posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Monica M. Clark presents How to Pitch a Literary Agent at a Conference posted at The Write Practice.

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

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for November 22, 2015. 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

Carrie presents 10 Ways to Raise Your Creative Bar posted at Artist Think.

Sharing Our Work

Liz presents This is Real Life #28 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt. -Sylvia Plath

Creativity Prompt

MD Jackson presents When is a Door… posted at Amazing Stories.

Writing Tips

CS Lakin presents Push the Boundaries to Create Believable Scenes and Characters in the Legal World posted at Live Write Thrive.

Laurie Schnebly Campbell presents What’s All This About Plotting? posted at Romance University.

James R. Tuck presents Putting on Your Clark Kent Glasses (or Aliases, Pseudonyms, and Secret Identities) posted at Fiction University.

KM Weiland presents Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 36: Too Much Introspection, Not Enough Interaction posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Nils Ödlund presents How to Plan and Write a Conversation posted at Mythic Scribes.

Joe Bunting presents Every Story Has a Tipping Point posted at The Write Practice.

Therese Walsh presents No Time to Write? Maximize Your Minutes (Multitasking Series, part 3) posted at Writer Unboxed.

Julie presents Conflict that Resonates posted at Pub Crawl.

Blogging

Thanh Pham presents 5 Bad Blogger Habits You Need to Break posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about What’s the Difference Between Ending and Stopping? with Nalo Hopkinson.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Q&A Show On Self-Publishing And Book Marketing With Joanna Penn.

This week’s podcast at Social Media Examiner is all about Blogging Tools: Apps to Better Manage Your Blog.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Love Is Making Its Way Back Home: A Stop Motion Animation Using 12,000 Sheets of Construction Paper posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Debra presents What am I here for? A journal writing exercise posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Mark Nichol presents 10 Ideas for Networking posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Edie Melson presents Social Media Basics for Writers, Part X—10 Tips to Help Writers Get More Twitter Followers 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 November 8, 2015. 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

Cathy presents 10 steps to get yourself creating! posted at Cathy Michaels Design.

Amy presents How Creative Therapy Saved my Life posted at Amy Oestreicher.

Sharing Our Work

Liz presents This is Real Life #26 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Writing Quote of the Week

Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works. -Virginia Wolff

Resources

Free Writing Helps for NaNoWriMo from your friends at Chaotic Shiny.

Writing Tips

Steve Davidson presents The Hero’s Journey: Part 3, Defining Your Hero posted at Amazing Stories.

KM Weiland presents Want a Powerful Theme for Your Novel? Play Devil’s Advocate! posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Warren Adler presents The Title Dilemma posted at Fiction University.

Hazel Gaynor presents Letting Go posted at Romance University.

Rick Acker presents Top 10 Mistakes Authors Make When Writing Legal Scenes posted at Live Write Thrive.

Marisa de los Santos presents Knowing When to Walk Away posted at Writer Unboxed.

Emily Wenstrom presents How to Write a Story a Week: A Day-by-Day Guide posted at The Write Practice.

Ali Hale presents Why There’ll Never Be a Perfect Time to Write posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Tristan Gregory presents TimeCraft – Squeezing the Most Out of Your Writing Schedule posted at Mythic Scribes.

Blogging

Karol K presents 6 Steps to Craft an Exceptional Blog Post posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about How Does Context Shape Dialogue.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Productivity And Working Smarter, Confidence For Writers And Breaking The Rules With Chandler Bolt.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Surreal Macro Photographs of Insects posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Debra presents When are you most in the flow? A journal writing exercise posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

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