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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for November 23, 2014. 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

Editor presents Meditation makes you more creative posted at Science Daily.

Lauren presents 3 Ways Writers Can Stay Creative And Protect Their Mental Health posted at Lauren Sapala.

Sharing Our Work

Liz presents The Scattered Life Collective #10 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Art Quote of the Week

Art is the overflow of emotion into action. ~Brian Raif

Creativity Prompt

Liz Langley presents Animal Myths From Around the World posted at National Geographic.

Resources

Artists Network is offering a free download for on Pencil Shading Techniques.

Writing Tips

Michael J. Sullivan presents Starting out Strong – How to Write a Killer Opening posted at Mythic Scribes.

Maeve Maddux presents Parallel Construction posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: Medical Doctors posted at Write with Fey.

Becca Puglisi presents How to Keep your Story Moving and Your Character Believable posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Melissa Donovan presents Are You Dedicated to Better Writing? posted at Writing Forward.

Maria Popova presents Bukowski’s Letter of Gratitude to the Man Who Helped Him Quit His Soul-Sucking Job and Become a Full-Time Writer posted at Brain Pickings.

Nina Munteanu presents Make Your Openings Count posted at Amazing Stories.

Elizabeth presents Writing Our Region—Without Overdoing It posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

CS Lakin presents How Settings and Locale Shape Us and the Characters We Create posted at Live Write Thrive.

Jeffrey Whitney presents Want to Write Better Dialogue? Break the Rules posted at The Write Practice.

Darcy Pattison presents Evergreen Characters: Populating a Series With Characters Who Never Get Old posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Warren Adler presents On Rejection and Renewal: A Note to Aspiring Novelists posted at Writer Unboxed.

Maria MacKenzie presents A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: The Art of Writing Dialogue posted at Romance University.

Rita Wilson, MPH presents Memoir Writing Bridges Past and Present posted at Psychology Today.

Mooderino presents Romancing the Reader posted at Moody Writing.

Larry Brooks presents Getting Published: The Genre-Concept Connection posted at Story Fix.

Sally Ember EdD presents Ten Ways To Find A Great Writing Community On The Web posted at Writers Village.

Blogging

Adrienne Carlson presents 5 Things to Know When Starting Your Blog posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Jane presents What Should Authors Blog About? posted at Jane Friedman.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Conversations with a Bookseller.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Artist Hinke Schreuders Alters 1950s Advertising and Fashion Photography with Hand-Stitched Embroidery posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Debra presents When you feel discouraged…achieving your dreams by continuing to show up posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Connie presents Art Journal Wisdom :: Day 8 :: Floooow posted at Dirty Footprint Studio.

Tracy Woodsford presents Journal exercises posted at Sojourner.

The Business of Creativity

Marcy Kennedy presents 5 Guidelines for Approaching Book Review Bloggers posted at Fiction University.

Editor presents Does Discounting Hurt Your Art Business? posted at Arts Business Institute.

Bryan Hutchinson presents What I Learned From Screwing-up My Book Cover Design posted at Positive Writer.

Kim Barloso presents No Freelance Writing Gigs? Here are 7 Ways to Stay Productive posted at Make a Living Writing.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Self-Publishing: No Longer Just the “Vanity” Option for Today’s First-Time Authors posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for November 16, 2014. 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 Art, Inc.: A Field Guide to the Psychology and Practicalities of Becoming a Successful Artist posted at Brain Pickings.

Robin LaFevers presents The Surprising Importance of Doing Nothing posted at Writer Unboxed.

Molly Castelloe presents When a Painting Opens a Spiritual Path posted at Psychology Today.

Quinn presents Controlling the Tricky Muse posted at Quinn Creative.

Mihir Patkar presents Treat Starting, Not Finishing, As Your Greatest Success posted at Life Hacker.

Jenniebellie presents How to Get On *& Stay On* a Creative ROLL posted at Jenniebellie’s Studio.

Sharing Our Work

Liz presents The Scattered Life Collective #8 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Creativity can come from uncertainty and a bit of angst. ~David Curtis

Resources

Alison Burke presents a free online class Finding Your Muse.

Writing Tips

Jennifer Moline presents 6 Tips for Focusing When Writing posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Chrys Fey presents Two Character Perspectives posted at Write with Fey.

Alex presents How to Create Drama and Story Plot Without a Single Facebook Entry: Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” posted at Ride the Pen.

Melissa Donovan presents 10 Reasons Writers Should Learn Good Grammar posted at Writing Forward.

KM Weiland presents Can a Character’s Arc Be a Subplot? posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Elizabeth presents Using Critical Reviews as Resources posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Janice Hardy presents Writing Basics: The Inciting Event posted at Fiction University.

Liz Bureman presents Finagle’s Law: A Writer’s Guide posted at The Write Practice.

CS Lakin presents How Best-Selling Writers Sabotage Themselves (and How to Learn from Their Mistakes) posted at Live Write Thrive.

Larry Brooks presents Storytelling in Context to… What? posted at Story Fix.

Shanan Haislip presents 6 Weird but Awesome Hacks for a Happy Writing Life posted at Positive Writer.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Detail That Matters and Detail That Doesn’t: Why the First Makes Your Writing Come Alive and the Second Dulls the Shine posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Lauren presents 5 Things Beta Readers Should Know Before They Agree To The Task posted at Lauren Sapala.

Jodie Renner presents Six Fast Ways To Sharpen Your Stories posted at Writers Village.

Olivia La Bianca presents The Map of Your Manuscript’s Quest posted at Novel Publicity.

Blogging

Seth Apter presents The Sound of Authenticity posted at The Altered Page.

Barry Pearman presents How to Wow Your Audience with the Right Image posted at Goins Writer.

Aditya Mahesh presents 4 Ways To Promote Your Blog Offline posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Disability in Narrative.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about From The First Book To Running A Multi Genre Story Studio With Sean Platt.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Surreal Worlds Digitally Painted by Gediminas Pranckevicius posted at This is Colossal.

Ann presents Living with Art: Ten Tips for Making a Magnificent Masterboard posted at Wonderstrange.

Journaling

Connie presents Art Journal Wisdom :: Day 7 :: Experiment posted at Dirty Footprints Studio.

Debra presents Acting “as if”- what if we had no fear? posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Michael J. Sullivan presents Dear Self-published authors, it’s your turn to listen up posted at Amazing Stories.

Kimberly Kincaid presents What to Expect When You’re Expecting Your First Book posted at Romance University.

Carol Tice presents Which Freelance Writing Tips Have Helped You Most? posted at Make a Living Writing.

ABI presents Too Busy? When to Delegate posted at Art Business Institute.

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for November 9, 2014. 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 David Foster Wallace on Writing, Self-Improvement, and How We Become Who We Are posted at Brain Pickings.

Isaac Asimov presents How Do People Get New Ideas? posted at Technology Review.

Kelly presents Trusting Yourself and the Process posted at Kelly Kilmer.

Ken presents 3 Ways to Discover Your Strengths posted at Kenneth Lange.

Sharing Our Work

Liz presents The Scattered Life Collective #8 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

“It is time for writers to admit that nothing in this world makes sense. Only fools and charlatans think they know and understand everything. The stupider they are, the wider they conceive their horizons to be. And if an artist decides to declare that he understands nothing of what he sees–this in itself constitutes a considerable clarity in the realm of thought, and a great step forward.”—Anton Chekhov

Resources

Tweak Your Biz provides bloggers and article writers with fodder for their writing with the Title Generator.

Writing Tips

Melissa Donovan presents Poetry Writing Exercises: Alliteration and Assonance posted at Writing Forward.

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: Vampires posted at Write with Fey.

Neal Abbott presents 3 Reasons You Should Consider Writing a Novella Right Now posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Lesley J. Vos presents Writing A Novelette: 5 Myths Debunked posted at Fiction University.

Maggie Touissant presents Pacing Can Make or Break Your Story posted at Romance University.

CS Lakin presents Setting with a Purpose posted at Live Write Thrive.

Sheila Kohler presents How To Write A Great Beginning posted at Psychology Today.

Mary Carroll Moore presents When You’re Making Radical Manuscript Changes: A Helpful Technique for Writers posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Art Holcomb presents Eight Fundamental Steps to being a Professional Writer posted at Story Fix.

Lauren presents Why Do Some Writers Have So Much Trouble Actually Writing? posted at Lauren Sapala.

Anthony Metivier presents Writers’ Block? How To Turn It Into Story Gold! posted at Writers Village.

Laurie Scheer presents How to Tell If Your Story Idea Is Mediocre—And How to Improve It posted at Jane Friedman.

Anne Marie Gazzolo presents How to Write Captivating Villains posted at Mythic Scribes.

Jenni Chapelle presents How to Write Compelling and Balanced Backstory posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Jeff Goins presents How to Overcome Writer’s Block: 14 Tricks That Work posted at Goins Writer.

Steven presents Man versus Man: Four Forms posted at Steven M Long.

Warren Adler presents On Rejection and Renewal: A Note to Aspiring Novelists posted at Novel Publicity.

Mooderino presents Do Spoilers Spoil Stories? posted at Moody Writing.

Steven presents The Second Act Belongs to the Villain posted at Steven Pressfield Online.

Claire de Boer presents 5 Ways to Know if You are Ready to Write Your Story posted at The Gift of Writing.

Blogging

Oscar Del Ben presents Challenge: Write 100 Post Ideas for Your Blog (Today!) posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Joe Bunting presents 10 Painless Steps to Writing a Blog Post that Connects with Your Readers posted at The Write Practice.

ABI presents 12 Great Blog Topics for Artists posted at Art Business Institute.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Tools for Writing from Oral Storytelling.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Meticulous Cut Paper Illustrations by Maude White posted at This is Colossal.

Moira McLaughlin presents 10 Tips on Starting an Artists Collective posted at Dog Art Today.

Elise Wehle presents cut paper collages by Elise Wehle posted at I Need a Guide.

Paivi presents Can You Draw? posted at Peony and Parakeet.

Journaling

Julie Fei Fan Balzer presents Art Journaling Week Welcome posted at Balzer Designs.

Debra presents What is Possible? posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Connie presents Art Journal Wisdom :: Day 6 :: Morning Pages posted at Dirty Footprints Studio.

Quinn presents Difference Between a Visual and Commonplace Journal posted at Quinn Creative.

The Business of Creativity

Cedar Anderson presents Fresh Eyes on Cover Art posted at Amazing Stories.

Jeanette presents Amazon Kindle Matchbook For Authors: Prepare Now posted at Dr. Jeanette Cates.

Lisa Cron presents How a Book Coach Can Jumpstart Your Writing Career posted at Writer Unboxed.

Bryan Hutchinson presents 9 Ways to Promote Your Writing Without Being a Jerk posted at Positive Writer.

Carol Tice presents 7 Inspiring Posts For Fearful Freelance Writers posted at Make a Living Writing.

Joanna Penn presents How To Be Successful In Self-Publishing posted at The Creative Penn.

Jonathan Gunson presents Let Your Green-Eyed Monster Make You Insanely Successful posted at Bestseller Labs.

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for November 2, 2014. 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

Julie Fei Fan Balzer presents On Confidence and Creating posted at Balzer Designs.

Cathy Yardley presents How To Power Your Life And Achieve Your Goals – By Writing Stories posted at Writers Village.

Carrie presents How to Evaluate Your Creative Thinking posted at Artist Think.

Claire de Boer presents How to Quiet Your Inner Critic posted at The Gift of Writing.

Sharing Our Work

Liz presents The Scattered Life Collective #7 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Art Quote of the Week

There are no rules. That is how art is born, how breakthroughs happen. Go against the rules or ignore the rules. That is what invention is about. -Helen Frankenthaler

Writing Tips

Ciele Edwards presents How to Write Battle Scenes posted at Mythic Scribes.

Maria Popova presents Nietzsche’s 10 Rules for Writers posted at Brain Pickings.

KM Weiland presents How to Figure Out WHAT Your Character’s Arc Should Be posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Melissa Donovan presents How to Become a Better Writer posted at Writing Forward.

Janice Hardy presents Painting a Scene vs Dramatizing a Scene posted at Fiction University.

The Magic Violinist presents Three Guidelines for Writing Villains posted at The Write Practice.

Katherine Pickett presents Easy Tips to Help You Save Money on That Necessary Edit posted at Live Write Thrive.

Sheila Kohler presents Seven Secrets of Narrative Technique posted at Psychology Today.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Placing Backstory: When It Helps and When It Hinders posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Heather Webb presents When the Gazillionth Pass Through Your Manuscript Tries to Kill You posted at Romance University.

Marcy McKay presents The 3 Essentials That Determine Your Writing Success posted at Positive Writer.

Lauren presents Why Writers Should Listen To Readers, Not Publishers posted at Lauren Sapala.

Larry Brooks presents My First “What if?” Moment posted at Story Fix.

Mooderino presents The Problems of First Person Narrative posted at Moody Writing.

Elizabeth presents Add an Element of Mystery to Every Genre posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Jane presents How True and Factual Does Your Memoir Have to Be? 5 Principles posted at Jane Friedman.

Shawn Coyne presents Go Dark posted at Steven Pressfield Online.

Blogging

David Turnbull presents 37 Ways to Make Blogging Easier posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Jeff Goins presents 3 Reasons Why You Read Those Ridiculous Lists on the Internet posted at Goins Writer.

Julia Ogden presents Want to Hook Your Readers? Apply These 10 Principles to Create Captivating News Stories posted at CopyBlogger.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Getting in the Writer’s Mindset with Peter Beagle.

This week’s podcast at Accidental Creative is all about Alone With Your Thoughts.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Six Figure Success Self-Publishing Non-Fiction Books With Steve Scott.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents A Surreal Photoshoot on an Underwater Shipwreck in Bali posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Connie presents Art Journal Wisdom :: Day 5 :: Limit Yourself posted at Dirty Footprints Studio.

Debra presents A mind stretched by a new idea posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Jennifer Moline presents Why Freelance Writers Need an Evergreen Stable of Writing posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Cedar Sanderson presents The Power of Free posted at Amazing Stories.

Sophie Masson presents On Stage: Talking about Writing posted at Writer Unboxed.

Carol Tice presents 5 Simple Ways to Build Great Writer-Editor Relationships posted at Make a Living Writing.

Brooke Warner presents When Should You Change Your Book for an Agent or Editor? posted at Warner Coaching.

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for October 26, 2014. 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 Jeanette Winterson on Time, Language, Reading, and How Art Creates a Sanctified Space for the Human Spirit posted at Brain Pickings.

Harriet Lerner, PhD presents Five Ways Writing Can Make You Braver and Happier posted at Psychology Today.

Julie Fei Fan Balzer presents Finding the Time to Create posted at Balzer Designs.

Tara presents how to find time for art in a busy life posted at Tara Leaver.

Todd Henry presents A Simple Question That Will Keep You Inspired posted at The Accidental Creative.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Diedre Knight presents A Sneaky Inception in response to Prompt #1180 Word of the Week – Incipient.

Sharing Our Work

Chrys Fey presents Cancer Can’t / The Big C Blog Hop posted at Write with Fey.

Liz presents The Scattered Life Collective #6 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Freedom to me is a luxury of being able to follow the path of the heart, to keep the magic in your life. Freedom is necessary for me in order to create, and if I cannot create I don’t feel alive. -Joni Mitchell

Creativity Prompt

Carrie Brummer presents 10 Creative Prompts for Thumbnail Sketching posted at Artist Think.

Eric Grundhauser presents articletitle posted at Atlas Obscura.

Resources

100 Creative Actions from Andria at Drawing Near.

Writing Tips

Elizabeth presents Goals: On Setting the Bar Low posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Melissa Donovan presents Creative Writing Activities posted at Writing Forward.

KM Weiland presents The Crash: Braving Your Second Draft posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Janice Hardy presents It’s an Improvement: Five Ways to Kick Your Writing up a Notch posted at Fiction University.

Joe Bunting presents The Strongest Form of Characterization posted at The Write Practice.

CS Lakin presents The Secret to Crafting Genuine Characters for Your Novel posted at Live Write Thrive.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Teaching Yourself to Write Better Dialogue: Three Steps That Will Make All the Difference posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Warren Adler presents Words of Advice for The Aspiring Writer posted at Positive Writer.

Siobhan Adcock presents Why Every 1st Novel Should Be a Ghost Story posted at Writer Unboxed.

Lauren presents The Difficulty Writers Have With Identity posted at Lauren Sapala.

Larry Brooks presents What is Past is Prologue posted at Story Fix.

Becca Puglisi presents Characters with No Arc? posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Melissa Cornwell presents 5 Ways Writing Fanfiction Can Help the Beginning Writer posted at Mythic Scribes.

Clair de Boer presents On Writing Memoir: Where to Begin posted at The Gift of Writing.

Blogging

Daniel Scocco presents 20 Tips for Coming Up with Fresh Ideas posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Madeline Iva presents Starting a Group Blog posted at Romance University.

Jeff Goins presents Why You Should Start a Blog (Even If You’re Not a Writer) posted at Goins Writer.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Copyright, Publishing Contract Clauses, Image Use And Avoiding Getting Sued With Helen Sedwick.

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

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents New Conceptual Fine Art Photography from Oleg Oprisco posted at This is Colossal.

Kate Leonard presents Create Your Own Inspiration Mood Board posted at Illustration Friday.

Stephanie presents Why I Believe That You’re An Artist Too posted at Stephanie Levy.

Vicky Papaioannou presents Art Journaling 101 Series – Gesso posted at Clips-n-Cuts.

Nolwenn presents 4 things I learned regarding Art Journaling posted at Inner Voices.

Journaling

Jen presents Journal prompt: The ‘stop doing’ list posted at Journaling Dangerously.

Quinn McDonald presents This Little Journal Stayed Home posted at QuinnCreative.

Debra presents What comforts, nurtures, and soothes you? posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Connie presents Art Journal Wisdom :: Day 4 :: Oil Pastel Love posted at Dirty Footprints Studio.

The Business of Creativity

Ali Hale presents Freelance Writing 101 posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Douglas Smith presents A Brave New World: The indie publishing option for short fiction (cont’d) posted at Amazing Stories.

Carol Tice presents How I Got Magazine Writing Gigs From All 3 of My Dream Markets posted at Make a Living Writing.

Nigel da Salva presents How To Sell Your Story: The Zombie Ice-Cream Wagon Gambit posted at Writers Village.

Jonathan Gunson presents 275,000 Amazon Book Sales – After 14 Publishers Tell Her “It Won’t Sell.” posted at Bestseller Labs.

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for October 19, 2014. 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 Ray Bradbury on Failure, Why We Hate Work, and the Importance of Love in Creative Endeavors posted at Brain Pickings.

Gregory Ciotti presents 5 Common Creativity Killers posted at Psychology Today.

Writing Quote of the Week

“Advice? I don’t have advice. Stop aspiring and start writing. If you’re writing, you’re a writer. Write like you’re a goddamn death row inmate and the governor is out of the country and there’s no chance for a pardon. Write like you’re clinging to the edge of a cliff, white knuckles, on your last breath, and you’ve got just one last thing to say, like you’re a bird flying over us and you can see everything, and please, for God’s sake, tell us something that will save us from ourselves. Take a deep breath and tell us your deepest, darkest secret, so we can wipe our brow and know that we’re not alone. Write like you have a message from the king. Or don’t. Who knows, maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who doesn’t have to.” ~ Alan Watts

Sharing our Work

Eula McLeod presents Vine Life posted at View from the Winepress.

Liz presents The Scattered Life Collective #5 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Writing Tips

Melissa Donovan presents A Few, Good Writing Tips to Keep You on Your Toes posted at Writing Forward.

KM Weiland presents Why You Should Be Mercilessly Hacking Apart Your Favorite Stories posted at Story Fix.

Janice Hardy presents An Unpredictable (and Fun)Trick to Keep Your Plots Unpredictable posted at Fiction University.

Joe Bunting presents This Writing Exercise Will Get You Unstuck Every Time posted at The Write Practice.

CS Lakin presents Nailing Your Novel’s Genre in Your Opening Scene posted at Live Write Thrive.

Renita D’Silva presents Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned on the Path to Publication posted at Romance University.

Lauren presents How Writers Damage Their Own Self-Esteem, And Don’t Even Know They’re Doing It posted at Lauren Sapala.

Jonathan Gunson presents Don’t Let the “Play-It-Safers” Talk You Out Of Your Writing Potential posted at Bestseller Labs.

Katrina Kittle presents I’d Know That Voice Anywhere posted at Writer Unboxed.

John Yeoman presents How To Open Your Story: Three Dynamic Ways posted at Writers Village.

Simon Kewin presents 33 Writing Terms You Should Know posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Getting Started Again: Writers’ Tips for When You Get Stuck posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Angela Ackerman presents 5 Steps To Find Your Book’s Ideal Audience posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Joanna Penn presents Q&A Time: My Journey, Writing Routine, Author Platform Tips, Global Publishing And Mistakes posted at The Creative Penn.

Mooderino presents Story Structure: Pity, Fear, Catharsis posted at Moody Writing.

Jeff Goins presents Three Steps to Start a Daily Writing Habit posted at Goins Writer.

Elizabeth presents Write Mysteries for Kids… for the Right Reasons posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Blogging

Daniel Scocco presents 6 Steps To An Effective Guest Post posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Sonia Simone presents The 7 Keys to List Posts that Are Worth Writing (and Reading) posted at CopyBlogger.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about The Convention-Author Relationship, with Deirdre Saoirse Moen.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Extraordinary Scenes Hand-Cut from Rice Paper by Bovey Lee posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Julie Fei Fan Balzer presents Art Journal Every Day: A Seven Day Plan posted at Balzer Designs.

Debra presents What is causing you to lose sleep? Start a sleep journal to gain awareness. posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Connie presents Art Journal Wisdom :: Day 3 :: Get It Out, Get It Down posted at Dirty Footprints Studio.

Claire de Boer presents 15 Minutes per Day can Change Your Life posted at The Gift of Writing.

Marianne Ingheim Rossi presents 3 tips for journaling posted at Journaling for Your Life.

Kate Robertson presents Art Journaling Wisdom – My version posted at Queen of Creativity.

The Business of Creativity

Douglas Smith presents A Brave New World: The indie publishing option for short fiction posted at Amazing Stories.

Carol Tice presents How Getting Rejected Made Me a Better Freelance Writer posted at Make a Living Writing.

Spam of the Week

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for October 12, 2014. 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

Calling all writers! The Vocabuverse is now opening its doors for any writer/songwriter who wants to have a go at submitting their own material to this amazing universe of words!.

The Creative Mindset

Maria Popova presents Leonard Cohen on Creativity, Hard Work, and Why You Should Never Quit Before You Know What It Is You’re Quitting posted at Brain Pickings.

Art Quote of the Week

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way — things I had no words for. -Georgia O’Keeffe

Sharing Our Work

Eula presents Listening to the Lullaby posted at View from the Winepress.

Liz presents The Scattered Life Collective #4 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Writing Tips

Larry Brooks presents Last Minute NaNoWrMo Tips posted at Story Fix.

Cedar Sanderson presents Writing on Paper posted at Amazing Stories.

Emily Wenstrom presents 3 Essential Questions for Better Backstory posted at The Write Practice.

Janice Hardy presents Real Life Diagnostics: Is This Prologue Working? posted at Fiction University.

Susan K. Perry, PhD presents The Writing Life: 8 New Tips posted at Psychology Today.

KM Weiland presents What Jane Eyre Can Teach You About Mind-Blowing Heroines posted at The Procrastiwriter.

Melissa Donovan presents A Selection of Poetry Prompts from 1200 Creative Writing Prompts posted at Writing Forward.

Angela Ackerman presents How To Mine Your Dreams For Story Gold posted at Writers Helping Writers.

CS Lakin presents Don’t Abuse the Dot-Dot-Dots posted at Live Write Thrive.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Importance of Action: Do You Have Enough Happening? posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Bryan Hutchinson presents How To Become A Better Writer Every-Single-Day posted at Positive Writer.

Lauren presents 5 Secrets To Hitting Your Writing Goals posted at Lauren Sapala.

Laurie Schnebly Campbell presents Braiding Your Story posted at Romance University.

Anne Greenwood Brown presents Collaboration posted at Writer Unboxed.

Renee Vaughn presents How to turn a mid-book crisis into a writing triumph posted at Writers Village.

Mooderino presents Where to Start Your Story (Exactly) posted at Moody Writing.

Maeve Maddux presents What To Do About Non-standard English posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Elizabeth presents Story Signposts posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

A. Howitt presents Help! I Accidentally Wrote a Novel posted at Mythic Scribes.

Jo presents 9 Practices to Inspire Your Writing in an Instant posted at Inspire Portal.

Blogging

Daniel Scocco presents Using Formulas to Generate Ideas for Blog Posts posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Julie Fei Fan Balzer presents Some Thoughts on Blogging posted at Balzer Designs.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Fan Writing, with Christopher J. Garcia.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Dramatic Stainless Steel Wire Fairies by Robin Wight posted at This is Colossal.

Jerry’s Blog Squad presents 25 More Perfect Reasons Why Being an Artist is the Best posted at The Splatter.

Tara presents what’s your style? :: exploring drawing {part two} posted at Tara Leaver.

Journaling

Debra presents Some journal work for tonight…. recalling and focusing on the good from today posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Connie presents Art Journal Wisdom :: Day 2 :: The Blank Page posted at Dirty Footprints Studio.

The Business of Creativity

Deb Mitchell presents How I Broke Out of a Freelancing Slump by Breaking All the Rules posted at Renegade Writer.

Carol Tice presents 37 Essential Freelance Writing Terms You Need to Know posted at How to Make a Living Writing.

Joanna Penn presents Lessons Learned From 3 Years As An Author-Entrepreneur posted at The Creative Penn.

Jeff Goins presents Yes, You Can and Should Self-publish (Here’s Everything You Need to Know) posted at Goins Writer.

Dale Anne Potter presents How do you Market (Self-Promote) Yourself as an Artist? posted at Spreading Positive Creativity.

John Soares presents Does a Freelance Writer Need a Post Office Box? posted at Productive Writers.

Ken presents 6 Ways to Increase Your Industry Knowledge posted at Kenneth Lange.

Credit

Photo Credit: Lady Dragonfly on Flickr

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 October 5, 2014. 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 winner of the C’est Magnifique Mixed Media kit is:

Cest Magnifique Mixed Media Kit winner

Katie, watch your email!

The Creative Mindset

Gregory Ciotti presents How Writing Makes You Happier, Smarter, and More Persuasive posted at Psychology Today.

Carrie Brummer presents Refining Your Creative Practice posted at Artist Think.

Julie Fei Fan Balzer presents Embrace Failure posted at Balzer Designs.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Your creative life is in front of you. Pay yourself forward. Do a little creative work today. Just keep moving in the right direction. Even if you took a detour.  - Tammy Garcia

Resources

Diana Burrell and Linda Formichelli offer Free Checklist: 50 Ways to Build Your Freelance Writing Business Today – No Matter How Much Time You Have posted at The Renegade Writer.

Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Whine-O posted at View from the Wine Press.

Liz presents The Scattered Life Collective #3 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Writing Tips

Darren Andrews presents The Real Power of Fantasy Writing posted at Mythic Scribes.

Simon Kewin presents 36 Poetry Terms posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Larry Brooks presents A Little Help for NaNoWrMo Writers posted at StoryFix.

Douglas Smith presents Where Do We Go From Here?: Career progression for short fiction writers (conclusion) posted at Amazing Stories.

Maria Popova presents Chinua Achebe on the Meaning of Life and the Writer’s Responsibility in the World posted at Brain Pickings.

Chris Fey presents Writing About: The Mob posted at Write with Fey.

Melissa Donovan presents How to Come Up With Writing Ideas When Your Muse is on Vacation posted at Writing Forward.

KM Weiland presents Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 32: Boring Opening Lines posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Janice Hardy presents Back Fill Those Plot Holes posted at Fiction University.

Mary Carroll Moore presents How Chapters Are Built–What to Include, What to Skip, and How to Know If You Actually Have One posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Marcy McKay presents Writers, Here’s How to Give Fear the Finger posted at The Write Practice.

CS Lakin presents Add a Bit of Romance to Your Novel posted at Live, Write, Thrive.

Lauren presents Self-Doubt: The Writer’s Constant Companion posted at Lauren Sapala.

Bryan Hutchinson presents Why Writers Self-destruct and 5 Ways To Thrive Instead! posted at Positive Writer.

Carole Jelen presents The Dozen New Digital Rules Authors Need to Know posted at Writer Unboxed.

Anna Steffl presents Power-up World Building through Point of View posted at Romance University.

Mooderino presents When A Scene Isn’t Working posted at Moody Writing.

Jocelyn Paige Kelly presents 10 Benefits of Writing a Story from a Perspective Different from Your Own posted at Realizing Your Creative Life.

Jo presents How to Beat Writer’s Block: 5 Ways to Face the Blank Page posted at Inspire Portal.

Angela Ackerman presents Emotional Description: 3 Common Problems with Show & Tell posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Moran Chaimovitz presents 3 Good Reasons to Read Your Writing Out Loud posted at Procrastiwriter.

Blogging

Daniel Scocco presents Should I Publish My Best Content In My Own Blog, Or Guest Blog It? posted at Daily Blogging Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Productivity Tips And Running Your Author Business With Jen Talty.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Understanding Royalties, with Paul Stevens.

Video

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Elaborate Textile ‘Collages’ of African Wildlife by Sophie Standing posted at This is Colossal.

Tara presents what’s your style? :: exploring drawing {part one} posted at Tara Leaver.

Journaling

Debra presents Fall: a journal writing entry posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Connie presents Art Journal Wisdom :: Day 1 :: Gathering Supplies posted at Dirty Footprints Studio.

Elizabeth Segran presents A New Technique for More Aha Moments: The Surprise Journal posted at Fast Company.

The Business of Creativity

Stuart Aken presents A Painless Way To Get Your Book To Market posted at Writers Village.

Carol Tice presents How Much Should You Charge For Your E-Book? 7 Questions to Help You Decide posted at Make a

Living Writing.
Jeff Goins presents The Amazing Realization That Turns Amateurs into Professionals posted at Goins Writer.

Spam of the Week

For the reason that the admin of this site is working, no hesitation very soon it will be famous, due to its quality contents.

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

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for September 28, 2014. 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 have a great giveaway this month, thanks to Deonna at C’est Magnifique Kits. Just look at this beautiful mixed media kit.

Cest Magnifique Mixed Media Kit

This kit is chock full of fabulous stuff. Here’s a complete list:

  • Heidi Swapp: Color Shine: Pink
  • Jacquard: Lumiere Metallic Paint: Citrine
  • American Crafts: Pop Microbeads: Leaf
  • Pink Paislee: Color Wash: Layered Cardstock Frames
  • Ranger: Dina Wakely: Heavy Body Acrylic Paint: Sky
  • Prima: Color Bloom Spray Mist: Gilded
  • Studio Calico: Huey’s Masks: Bubbes Mask
  • Prima: Mini Sachet: Lakeside
  • Prima: Cabriole: Aqua
  • Kaisercraft: Storyteller: Collectables

A few of the items are partial packages, but let me tell you, I have one of these and it is way fun. I am going to be announcing the lucky winner in the first carnival of October. To win, you need to do two things:

  1. leave a comment on this post saying that you’d like to win the C’est Magnifique Mixed Media Kit, and
  2. promise to take a picture of what you make with it to share with Deonna.

This is the last week to win, so get your comments in now! I’ll be announcing the winner in next week’s Carnival.

The Creative Mindset

Maria Popova presents Artist Francis Bacon on the Role of Suffering and Self-Knowledge in Creative Expression posted at Brain Pickings.

Polly Campbell presents Making the Most of Your Mistakes posted at Psychology Today.

Gemma Hawdon presents Five Top Tips For Being A Happy Writer posted at Writers’ Village.

Carrie Brummer presents I Only Make Art When I’m ‘In The Mood’ posted at Artist Think.

Melissa Dahl presents Stop Asking ‘What Should I Do?’ posted at The Science of Us.

Kate Leonard presents 5 reasons why you’re creative amazing posted at Illustration Friday.

Kenneth presents 5 Ways to Double Your Creative Output posted at Kenneth Lange.

Creativity Quote of the Week

The way I dance is by writing. – Anne Lamott

Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents The Other Man posted at View from the Wine Press.

Liz Shaw presents The Scattered Life Collective #2 posted at Lizandrashaw.com.

Resources

Hubspot Blog Post Topic Generator.

Writing Tips

Antonio del Drago presents 5 Characteristics of a Hero posted at Mythic Scribes.

Melissa Donovan presents From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Report It posted at Writing Forward.

KM Weiland presents How to Write a Negative Character Arc, Pt. 3: The Third Act posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Shanan Haislip presents 4 Effective Ways to Beat Writer’s Burnout posted at Positive Writer.

Janice Hardy presents Writing Basics: How to Use Adverbs posted at Fiction University.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Crafting Pathways in Your Book: Internal Conflict, External Conflict, and How They Form a Story posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

John Vorhaus presents Feel Good and Fail Big posted at Writer Unboxed.

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: Police Officers posted at Write with Fey.

Mooderino presents Waiting For A Story To Get Going posted at Moody Writing.

Jo presents Margaret Atwood’s Ten Tips for Writers posted at Inspire Portal.

Jane presents What Is a Developmental Editor and What Can You Expect? posted at Jane Friedman.

Mary Hodges presents Writing Contests Are Good Practice posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Mike Angley presents Patience, Persistence, Perfection posted at Story Fix.

Elizabeth presents 6 Steps Writers Need to Tame the Story Beast posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Chuck Wendig presents Ten Things to Never Say to a Writer posted at Terrible Minds.

Jeff Goins presents What Unfinished Projects Teach Us About Our Life’s Work posted at Goins Writer.

Seth Koenig presents Eight phrases Stephen King thinks writers should never use posted at Hashtag Maine.

Claire de Boer presents How Writing Your Story Can Help You Forgive posted at The Gift of Writing.

Jennifer Brown Banks presents 4 Reasons Cooking Shows Make the Perfect Recipe For Writing Success…Part 2 posted at Pen and Prosper.

Blogging

Mark Pack presents Are You Throwing Away Readers by Posting at the Wrong Time? posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Joe Bunting presents 5 Elements of a ‘Perfect’ Blog Post posted at The Write Practice.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Publicity for Books.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents New Lifelike Paper Birds by Diana Beltran Herrera posted at This is Colossal.

Tara presents how to loosen up your art { + free printable!} posted at Tara Leaver.

Julie Fei Fan Balzer presents Five Ways to Make Time for Art posted at Balzer Designs.

Journaling

Debra presents A powerful and gracious visualization exercise for your journaling tonight posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Jennifer Bomgardner presents Creating Journals for Comfort & Inspiration posted at Stampington.

Jocelyn Paige Kelly presents 5 Ways Keeping a Gratitude Journal Supports Our Creativity posted at Realizing Your Creative Life.

Lisa presents The Blank Page & Vulnerability posted at Lisa Sonora.

Dolly Garland presents 5 Ways to Use Journaling for Motivation posted at Kaizen Journaling.

Quinn presents 10 Commonplace Journal Ideas posted at Quinn Creative.

The Business of Creativity

Michael J. Sullivan presents Marketing 101: Strategies for Growing your Email List posted at Amazing Stories.

Lauren presents The Two Most Powerful Behaviors Of Successful Writers posted at Lauren Sapala.

Stacy McKitrick presents Organize Your Writing Project(s) via a Spreadsheet posted at Romance University.

CS Lakin presents Tweaking Your Writing and Genre for Success posted at Live Write Thrive.

Carol Tice presents The Key E-Book Marketing Step That Most Self-Publishers Miss posted at Make a Living Writing.

Editors presents Self-Publishing Self-Test: How To Determine If You’re A Good Candidate For Self-Publishing Your Book posted at Writer’s Relief.

Linda Formichelli and Diana Burrell presents No, Freelance Writers, You Don’t Need a Blog posted at The Renegade Writer.

Spam of the Week

Piece of writing writing is also a excitement, if you be familiar with afterward you can write otherwise it is difficult to write.

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

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for September 14, 2014. 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 have a great giveaway this month, thanks to Deonna at C’est Magnifique Kits. Just look at this beautiful mixed media kit.

Cest Magnifique Mixed Media Kit

This kit is chock full of fabulous stuff. Here’s a complete list:

  • Heidi Swapp: Color Shine: Pink
  • Jacquard: Lumiere Metallic Paint: Citrine
  • American Crafts: Pop Microbeads: Leaf
  • Pink Paislee: Color Wash: Layered Cardstock Frames
  • Ranger: Dina Wakely: Heavy Body Acrylic Paint: Sky
  • Prima: Color Bloom Spray Mist: Gilded
  • Studio Calico: Huey’s Masks: Bubbes Mask
  • Prima: Mini Sachet: Lakeside
  • Prima: Cabriole: Aqua
  • Kaisercraft: Storyteller: Collectables

A few of the items are partial packages, but let me tell you, I have one of these kits and it is way fun. I am going to be announcing the lucky winner in the first carnival of October. To win, you need to do two things:

  1. leave a comment on this post saying that you’d like to win the C’est Magnifique Mixed Media Kit, and
  2. promise to take a picture of what you make with it to share with Deonna.

The Creative Mindset

Ken presents Why Tolerance Attracts Creative People posted at Kenneth Lange.

Maria Popova presents How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Unblock the “Spiritual Electricity” of Creative Flow posted at Brain Pickings.

Jonathan Wai presents Seven Ways to Be More Curious posted at Psychology Today.

Carrie Brummer presents You Are Not Special posted at Artist Think.

Petrea Hansen-Adamidis B.A. Dip. A.T. RCAT presents Create a Happy World posted at Art Therapist.

Jo presents Enhance Your Curiosity, Creativity and Concentration with this Useful Acupressure Point posted at Inspire Portal.

Melissa Goodwin presents How to Teach Creativity Using a MOOC (by building it with friends you’ve never met in person) posted at The Creativity Collective.

Quinn presents Worry, the Creativity Killer posted at Quinn Creative.

Greg Beato presents How To Waste Time Properly: The right distractions boost creativity posted at Nautilus.

Julie Fei Fan Balzer presents 15 Things You Should Give Up to be Happy: Art Version posted at Balzer Designs.

Kate Leonard presents How to see creative potential in what you do posted at Illustration Friday.

Thorin Klowsowski presents How to Find Your Creative Sweet Spot posted at LifeHacker.

Gail Brenner presents 5 Steps to Claiming Your Power by Taming Your Inner Critic posted at Pick the Brain.

Shane Snow presents How to Apply Lateral Thinking to Your Creative Work posted at 99u.

Creativity Quote of the Week

You have to create things that are truthful...I don't mean truthful with a big T,I mean just truthful to yourself... ~ Salomon Lighthelm

Photo Credit: Montserrat Menéndez on Flickr

Creativity Prompt

Allison presents Clootie Well posted at Atlas Obscura.

Sharing our Work

Eula presents Seeing Red posted at View from the Winepress.

Writing Tips

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: Your Character’s Toughest Moment posted at Write with Fey.

Craig Robertson presents Why Am I Still Writing? posted at Mythic Scribes.

Kelly Diels presents Voice. The Beginning posted at Story Fix.

Brad Painting presents Using SCAMPER to Generate Article Ideas posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Susan Gray presents On Writing Science Fiction Theatre – part one posted at Amazing Stories.

Melissa Donovan presents Five Good Grammar Habits Every Writer Should Adopt posted at Writing Forward.

Jackie Johansen presents Doubt Is The Writer’s Troll (How To Defeat It!) posted at Positive Writer.

K.M. Weiland presents Is Your Story’s Voice Turning Away Readers? posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Jodie Renner presents Do You Make These Three Big Mistakes With Dialogue? posted at Writers Village.

Lauren presents The Sticky Spot For Writers: Writing Those Pesky Transition Scenes posted at Lauren Sapala.

Marcy Kennedy presents Self-Published Book Awards: Are They Right for You? posted at Fiction University.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Writing Strong Transitions: Scene to Scene, Chapter to Chapter, How to Keep Your Reader Turning the Page posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Emily Wentstrom presents 3 Things You Need to Know Before Drafting a New Story posted at The Write Practice.

Joanna Penn presents Editing And The Writing Craft. Tips From An Editor posted at The Creative Penn.

CS Lakin presents Nailing Genre by Studying Successful Authors posted at Live Write Thrive.

Tom Pollock presents Writing Around a Day Job posted at Terrible Minds.

Mooderino presents Interesting Characters: You are what you eat posted at Moody Writing.

Elizabeth presents Your Novel’s Language: How Can You Beat the Blah? posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Chad R. Allen presents If You Stop Writing Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later posted at Goins Writer.

Editors presents Writer: When Copying Is Good For Your Career posted at Writer’s Relief.

Suzanne Kamata presents 5 Reasons Novelists Should Write and Publish Short Stories posted at Writer’s Digest.

Blogging

Chitraparna Sinha presents 12 Writing and Grammar Tips for Bloggers posted at Blogging Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Training a Critique Group.

Videos

Visual Arts

Deanne presents Time to Get Back to Work posted at Deanne Olguin Williamson.

Christopher Jobson presents Mysterious Landscapes of People Exploring the World by Nicolas Bouvier posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Debra presents What is one of your proudest achievements? A journal writing session posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Dale presents Stuck? posted at Dale Ann Potter.

Garrett Coan presents Use a Journal For Self-Discovery and Self-Expression posted at The Self-Improvement Blog.

Päivi Eerola presents Creativity Expressed: in Art Journaling posted at Peony and Parakeet.

The Business of Creativity

Anna Sugden presents No Pain, No Gain – Or Looking on the Bright Side of Rejection! posted at Romance University.

Carol Tice presents The Secret to Selling E-Books by the Boatload (Even if You’re Busy) posted at Make a Living Writing.

Jane Friedman presents How to Make Social Media Worth Your Time: When Is Enough Enough? 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!