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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for January 25, 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

Christopher Bergland presents How Can Daydreaming Improve Goal-Oriented Results? posted at Psychology Today.

Sharing Our Work

Ken presents Self-Improvement for Experts posted at Kenneth Lange.

Liz presents Treasure this Moment posted at Create a Brilliant Life.

Art Quote of the Week

Serious art is born from serious play. –Julia Cameron

Creativity Prompt

Lauren Davis presents Concept Art Writing Prompt: The Astronaut Lights A Candle posted at io9.

Writing Tips

RH Ramsey presents Write what you know? Maybe, Or Maybe Not: 4 Reasons to re-think this common cliche posted at Novel Publicity.

Michael J. Sullivan presents Not All Small Presses Are Equal posted at Amazing Stories.

Janice Hardy presents Plot Your Novel With Mini Arcs posted at Fiction University.

Melissa Donovan presents Are You a Stickler for Good Grammar? posted at Writing Forward.

Steven R. Leonard presents How to Write a Humorous Memoir posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Carol Tice presents 3 Proven Strategies Professional Writers Use to Avoid Creative Bankruptcy posted at Make a Living Writing.

CS Lakin presents Dialog: Compressed and Essential posted at Live Write Thrive.

Hansel presents Nix The Naysayers posted at Romance University.

Joe Bunting presents Why I Quit Writing posted at The Write Practice.

Donald Maass presents Pin Connections and the Two Journeys posted at Writer Unboxed.

Maria Popova presents William Faulkner on Writing, the Human Dilemma, and Why We Create: A Rare 1958 Recording posted at Brain Pickings.

Art Holcomb presents An Easy Approach to Story Building: The Bedtime Story Model posted at Story Fix.

Codey Amprim presents Medieval Blunt Weaponry – A Primer for Writers posted at Mythic Scribes.

Bryan Hutchinson presents Why You Need To Do Something Stupid (To Succeed As An Artist) posted at Positive Writer.

Mooderino presents The Reversal posted at Moody Writing.

Jeff Goins presents How to Never Worry About What to Write Again posted at Goins Writer.

Blogging

Jennifer Brown Banks presents Word to the Wise! 5 Ways You’re Working “Harder, not Smarter” posted at Pen and Prosper.

Jill Smokler presents 10 Things Your Blog Doesn’t Need posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Mark Nichol presents 7 Tips for Writing for Online Readers posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Chrys Fey presents Blogging 101 posted at Write with Fey.

Podcasts

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

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Writing The Million Dollar Outline And Resonance In Writing With David Farland.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Backstories, WattPad and Barbara Freethy.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about The Pre-Production Process.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about The Business and the Craft of Writing Short Stories, with Barb Goffman.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Textured Cut Paper Illustrations by Morgana Wallace Depict Scenes of Mythology and Dreams posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Alyson presents A Meaningful Journaling Practice posted at Bohol Daily.

Debra presents What are you for? posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Jen presents 5 ways to fill your creative well posted at Journal Wild.

Helen presents Journaling Prompts for Spiritual Growth posted at The Little Sage.

The Business of Creativity

Jane presents Facebook for Authors: Getting Started Guide posted at Jane Friedman.

ABI presents Are You Ready to Start Marketing? posted at Art Business Institute.

Timothy Jahn presents 3 Steps To Achieve Your Art Goals posted at Artists Network.

Image Credit

Mark Chadwick 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 January 18, 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 Joni Mitchell on Freedom, the Source of Creativity, and the Dark Side of Success posted at Brain Pickings.

Miriam Schulman presents 5 ways to Spark your Creative Spirit posted at Schulman Art.

Tara Leaver presents 25 Ways to Be Creative in 5 Minutes or Less posted at Scoutie Girl.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Check out Joyce’s response (in the comments) to Prompt #1267 Near Death. Then go Like her Facebook page for her Haiku Happy project.

Sharing Our Work

Liz presents Acceptance posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Words tell our stories, but art makes it possible for us to bear witness to them. -Cathy Malchiodi

Resources

Sue presents 21 FREE Art Journaling Courses to Check Out Now! posted at Irreversibly Moi.

Writing Tips

Rowena MacDonald presents Writing Dialogue posted at Glimmer Train.

Harrison Demchick presents Two Kinds of Scared Writers (and How to Overcome the Fear) posted at Positive Writer.

Janice Hardy presents Moving Forward: Writing Smooth Transitions posted at Fiction University.

Steve Davidson presents How To Guarantee A Short Fiction Sale Every Single Effin Time You Submit A Story posted at Amazing Stories.

Becca Puglisi presents The Power of The Short Story posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Christine Frazier presents Why Your Hero Needs a Pop Quiz posted at Better Novel Project.

Lauren presents The Way You Think Is Directly Linked To Your Writing Success posted at Lauren Sapala.

Emily Wenstrom presents Kill Your Darlings For Fun and Leisure posted at The Write Practice.

Cathy Yardley presents Why Genre Matters posted at Writer Unboxed.

Beth Barany presents Compelling Characters: It’s all about the change in identity and belief posted at Romance University.

CS Lakin presents Why Cinematic Technique Is Essential for Novelists posted at Live Write Thrive.

Melissa Donovan presents How to Write Better Fiction posted at Writing Forward.

Carol Tice presents Writing for Content Mills: Did You Pick the Wrong One? posted at Make a Living Writing.

Mark Nichol presents 7 Pep Talk Points About Writing posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Larry Brooks presents Story Structure: What “going with the flow” Really Means posted at Story Fix.

Brian DeLeonard presents Using Fantasy to Enhance a Story posted at Mythic Scribes.

Joanna Penn presents Self Development. We All Need Mentors At Different Points In The Journey. posted at The Creative Penn.

Blogging

Kevan Lee presents The Ultimate List of 95 Blogpost Ideas for Creating Craveable Content to Share on Social Media posted at Buffer.

Roman presents Try The Sermon Structure For Your Blog Posts posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about I Have an Idea; What Do I Do Now?.

This week’s podcast at Goins Writer is all about Create Balance, Create Better Art: Interview with Mars Dorian.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Content Events, Permission and Series Success.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Maintaining Integrity of a Series.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about How a Clearly Defined Business Strategy Can Help with Author Overwhelm.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Multi-layered Laser-cut Wood Artworks by Martin Tomsky posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Clair de Boer presents Why We Need to Keep Writing When We Feel Defeated posted at The Gift of Writing.

Debra presents Imagine your ideal life… a journal exercise posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Robin Rosenberg, PhD presents Changing some aspect of your life posted at Psychology Today.

Jen presents Journal prompt: I need… posted at Journal Wild.

The Business of Creativity

Brennan Dunn presents How to Ensure You Get Paid as a Freelancer posted at Life Hacker.

Hellen Barbara presents Indie Authors and the Question of Kindle Unlimited posted at Jane Friedman.

Sylvia Whitman presents Speaking (and Signing) for the Work posted at ASJA Word.

Olivia L Bianca presents Trying to Get Your Book Traditionally Published? Five Things You Should Know about Editorial Boards posted at Novel Publicity.

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 11, 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

Ken presents Should You Fear Your Creativity? posted at Kenneth Lange.

Maria Popova presents Legendary Composer Aaron Copland on the Conditions of Creativity, Emotion vs. Intellect, and the Trap of Public Opinion posted at Brain Pickings.

Tara Leaver presents What Your Daily Practice Can Teach You About Yourself posted at Scoutie Girl.

Peg Streep presents Spark Your Creativity in Six Steps posted at Psychology Today.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Natalia responded to Prompt #1260 Mirrors with Another Look in the Mirror.

Check out Joyce’s response (in the comments) to Prompt #1257 First Line of the Week Sylvia Hiven. Then go Like herFacebook page for her Haiku Happy project.

Sharing Our Work

Liz presents The Scattered Life Collective #12 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Writing Quote of the Week

If you don't have time to read, you don't have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that. -Stephen King

Writing Tips

Chrys Fey presents How to Build a Platform posted at Write with Fey.

Lizzie presents Writing Tips: 15 Ways to Stay Productive in the New Year posted at Wonderful World.

Dr. John Yeoman presents Why Plot Clichés are a Good Thing posted at Mythic Scribes.

Nina Munteanu presents Creating Great Characters in Fiction posted at Amazing Stories.

Renee Vaughn presents Why I Quit Writing And Started Living posted at Writers Village.

Mary Carroll Moore presents A Letter to Your Inner Critic: How to Stop the Invisible Sabotage to Your Creativity posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

CS Lakin presents Infusing Microtension in Your Novel posted at Live Write Thrive.

Melissa Donovan presents The Number One Secret to Successful Writing posted at Writing Forward.

Carlos Cooper presents What I Learned From Writing A Novel ‘LIVE’ posted at The Write Practice.

John Vorhaus presents Squeezing out the Stupid posted at Writing Unboxed.

Carrie Bennette presents NaNoWriMo Mode: How To Keep Pace After The Writing Month Ends posted at Novel Publicity.

Larry Brooks presents Story Structure for Dummies posted at Story Fix.

Blogging

Thursday Bram presents Your Blog is Your Portfolio: Landing Blog Writing Gigs posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Seriously, Where Do You Get Your Ideas?.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about WriteOn, AuthorRise and Algorithms.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Is KDP Select Worth Using Again?.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Marketing and Promotion for Authors who Don’t Like Marketing and Promotion – with Jaden Terrell.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Book Cover Design And Entrepreneurship With Derek Murphy.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Postcards for Ants: A 365-Day Miniature Painting Project by Lorraine Loots posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Debra presents I am now happy because….thank you! A journal exercise posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Kelly presents Find your everyday magic posted at Journal Wild.

The Business of Creativity

SR Johannes presents 8 Marketing Don’ts: Get Real or Get Lost! posted at Fiction University.

Maggie Bolitho presents Stage Fright? Alright! posted at Romance University.

Carol Tice presents How I Got a Great Freelance Gig After a Royal Screw Up posted at Make a Living Writing.

Yael Grauer presents The Pros and Cons of Freelance Writing Online posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Spam of the Week

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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 3, 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

Jo presents 7 Secrets to Unleash Your Creativity Inpsired by Eastern Wisdom posted at Inspire Portal.

Lisa presents What to do when you’re overwhelmed posted at Lisa Sonora Beam.

Dawn presents A False Start posted at Refresh with Dawn Herring.

Miriam Nicholson presents How One Writer Destroyed Self-Doubt posted at The Write Practice.

Barbara O’Neal presents What Are You Afraid Of? posted at Writer Unboxed.

Margalis Fjelstad presents Four Steps to Deal with Your Inner Critic posted at Psychology Today.

Sylvia presents 10 Things Artists Should Be Thankful For posted at Sylvia White.

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

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Check out Joyce’s response (in the comments) to Prompt #1247 Long Range Effects of Domestic Violence. Then go Like her Facebook page for her Haiku Happy project.

Sharing Our Work

Liz presents The Simplest Key to Success posted at Create a Brilliant Life.

Daisy presents Into the Wilderness posted at Daisy Mae Pemble.

Creativity Quote of the Week

As artists, we are perpetually seeking to penetrate the veil of cultural prescriptions and arrive at personal truth. ~Julia Cameron

Creativity Prompt

Lauren Davis presents Dogs in Space posted at io9.

Melissa Donovan presents Writing Prompts for Music Lovers posted at Writing Forward.

SmashOgre presents The Burmis Tree posted at Atlas Obscura.

Just for Fun

Angel made a really fun doodle coloring page posted at Hello Angel.

Writing Tips

Mary Carroll Moore presents Reflecting Surfaces: Using the ‘Landscape’ to Make Character Come Alive posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Chris Fielden presents How To Get Your Story PUBLISHED – Advice From A Contest Pro posted at Writers Village.

Janice Hardy presents What’s Their Story? Discovering the Front Story of Your Non-Point of View Characters posted at Fiction University.

KM Weiland presents Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 33: Telling Important Scenes, Instead of Showing posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

CS Lakin presents Ramping Tension to the Max in Your Novel posted at Live Write Thrive.

Amy Ruttan presents Show and Tell Deep POV posted at Romance University.

Julian Saheed presents Beta Readers: The Unsung Heroes of Literature posted at Mythic Scribes.

Larry Brooks presents Writing Successful Fiction: When What You Don’t Know Trumps What You Do Know posted at Story Fix.

Carol Tice presents What to Do When Your Writing Sucks posted at Make a Living Writing.

Mooderino presents The Parts Readers Tend to Skip posted at Moody Writing.

Andy Mort presents 7 Distractions Stopping You From Writing (and How to Beat Them!) posted at Positive Writer.

Chrys presents Writing Tips Part 2 posted at Write with Fey.

Blogging

Jennifer Brown Banks presents 4 Ways to Overcome the ‘Nobody’s Reading My Blog’ Blues posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Kevan Lee presents 39 Blogging Tools to Help You Work Faster, Write Better, and Land More Readers posted at Buffer.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is The Capstone to Season 9.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Beating Self-Censorship And How Embracing The Shadow Helps My Fiction.

Video

Visual Arts

Tammy presents 10+ Things to Draw to Improve Your Line Work posted at Daisy Yellow.

Christopher Jobson presents Textured Cut Paper Illustrations by Morgana Wallace Depict Scenes of Mythology and Dreams posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Michael Gonchar presents 500 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing posted at NY Times Learning Network.

Kelly presents Journal prompt: The daily check-in! posted at Journal Wild.

Maria Popova presents Famous Writers on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary posted at Brain Pickings.

Debra presents I Am! A powerful journal exercise posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Editors presents 7 Reasons to Journal from the Pros posted at PaperBlanks.

The Business of Creativity

Ria Misra presents This Is How Artists Make Their Livings In The Internet Age: Interview with Cory Doctorow posted at io9.

Ian Greaves presents 5 Tips For Aspiring Freelance Writers posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Elizabeth presents Free Help With Graphic Design posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Michael J. Sullivan presents Demystifying Contracts #5: Agency – When Things Go Bad posted at Amazing Stories.

Sangeeta Mehta presents Should Children’s Book Authors Self-Publish? posted at Jane Friedman.

Becca Puglisi presents 3 Tricks to Surviving a Public Speaking Event posted at Writers Helping 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 December 21, 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 The Psychology of Why Creative Work Hinges on Memory and Connecting the Unrelated posted at Brain Pickings.

Polly Campbell presents Five Ways to Become More Curious posted at Psychology Today.

Lee Hammond presents Artists and Self-Esteem: 4 Tips To Overcome Insecurity posted at Artists Network.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Check out Joyce’s response (in the comments) to Prompt 1237 Visual Prompt of the Week – Curves Ahead. Then go Like her Facebook page for her Haiku Happy project.

Sharing Our Work

Jane presents The First Breath posted at Numinous Jane.

Liz presents The Scattered Life Collective #11 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Writing Quote of the Week

Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings. —Stephen King

Creativity Prompt

Editor presents Snowballing posted at Dragon Writing Prompts.

Resources

NuSchool presents How Much Should I Charge to help freelancers set their prices.

Writing Tips

Brittlany Cahoon presents 10 Writing Exercises to Tighten Your Writing posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Bryan Hutchinson presents 36 Writing Tips to Put Your Butt in the Chair posted at Positive Writer.

KM Weiland presents How to Use Backstory to Keep Readers Reading posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Melissa Donovan presents How to Defeat Writer’s Block posted at Writing Forward.

Marcy MacKay presents 5 Facts about Fear for Writers posted at The Right Practice.

Steve P. Vincent presents Advice to My Newbie Self posted at Writer Unboxed.

Chrys Fey presents Writing Tips Part 1 posted at Write with Fey.

CS Lakin presents Connecting Your Characters to Settings in Your Novel posted at Live Write Thrive.

Larry Brooks presents The Most Powerful Two Hours You’ll Ever Spend as a Storyteller posted at Story Fix.

Farris Jabr presents Catching Ourselves in the Act of Thinking posted at Scientific American.

Brenda di Bella presents Technical Writing: A Viable Career (Or Sideline) Option for Writers posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Bryan Collins presents This Simple Writing Technique Will Help You Overcome the Inertia of Perfectionism posted at Copy Blogger.

Noelle Stern presents How to Overcome Your Envy of Other Writers! posted at Pen and Prosper.

Christine Frazier presents The ‘Chekhov’s Gun’ Guide to Foreshadowing posted at Better Novel Project.

Leif GS Notae presents Flash Novels: The Future of Fantasy Fiction? posted at Mythic Scribes.

Josh Bertetta presents A Clever New Way To Bring Your Characters Alive posted at Writers Village.

Blogging

Diggy presents How To Write A Viral Blog Post: 7 Real Examples posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Jennifer Brown Banks presents How Often Should You Blog? Some Food for Thought… posted at Pen and Prosper.

Mike Sansone presents Blogging (Effectively) During the Holiday Season posted at Converstations.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about From the Page to the Stage.

Videos


Take the time to watch this – the first 14 minutes of this includes a fascinating discussion of creativity and storytelling. He goes back into this again at about the 23 minute mark. Oh, just watch the whole thing. It’s worth the time!

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Vibrant Quilled Paper Illustrations and Sculptures by Yulia Brodskaya posted at This is Colossal.

Kate Leonard presents 5 ways to take your sketchbook ideas and turn them into finished pieces posted at Illustration Friday.

Journaling

Debra presents Feeling frustrated? Write it down! Better for worries to be on paper than on your mind… posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Michael J. Sullivan presents Demystifying Contracts #4: Agency – Terminating Contracts posted at Amazing Stories.

Dario Ciriello presents The Value of Indie Print: Necessity, Choices and Costs posted at Fiction University.

Penny Sansevieri presents Marketing Fiction: Building Super Fans & Making “Free” Work For You posted at Romance University.

Carol Tice presents How One Freelancer Broke in and Earned Big Writing E-Learning Content posted at Make a Living Writing.

Lisa Rowan presents 19 Websites and Magazines That Want to Publish Your Personal Essays 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 December 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.

The Creative Mindset

Maria Popova presents Anne Truitt on Resisting the Label “Artist” and the Difference Between Doing Art and Being an Artist posted at Brain Pickings.

Drew presents 5 Ways to Rediscover your Art and Reclaim your Passion posted at Skinny Artist.

Sharing Our Work

Liz presents As We Express Gratitude posted at Create a Brilliant Life.

Art Quote of the Week

The best art … makes the world feel a little bit less terrifying, it makes things feel a little more intertwined…-Shepard Fairey

Writing Tips

Larry Brooks presents Infusing your Fiction With Heart and Soul: An Exercise posted at Story Fix.

Maeve Maddux presents What’s Your Novel’s Log Line? posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Lauren presents The One Mistake Writers Make That Can Ruin Their Characters posted at Laren Sapala.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Structure Advice for Wordsmiths: Why Good Writing Comes After Good Structure When Developing Your Book posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Chrys Fey presents Naming Fictional Towns and Cities posted at Write with Fey.

Amy Christine Parket presents Learning to be an Unapologetic ‘Planster’ posted at Fiction University.

KM Weiland presents The Impact Character: Why Every Character Arc Needs One posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Nina Munteanu presents Choosing Your Tense…and Keeping It posted at Amazing Stories.

Nicole Miller presents Writing Tips: How to Beat Writer’s Block and Create a Sticky Writing Habit posted at Buffer.

Monica M. Clark presents Read Memoirs to Understand Character Motivation posted at The Write Practice.

Melissa Donovan presents From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Rock and Rhyme (Poetry) posted at Writing Forward.

Bill Ferris presents Why You Need To Write a Series posted at Writer Unboxed.

Veronica Bale presents Reinventing the Cliché Write What You Know posted at Romance University.

Kat Flannery presents 5 How-To Tips for Writing Historical Fiction posted at Live Write Thrive.

Becca Puglisi presents 11 Novelist-Tested Ways to Defeat Writer’s Block posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Carol Tice presents Is This Insidious Affliction Shrinking Your Freelance Writing Income? posted at Make a Living Writing.

Bryan Hutchinson presents 9 Tips on How to Tell the Scariest Story Ever (Halloween or Any Time) posted at Positive Writer.

Christine presents 6 Writing ‘Rules’ that Even Bestselling Authors Break posted at Better Novel Project.

SG Rogers presents Welcome To My Worlds – One Author’s Approach to Building Fantasy Worlds posted at Mythic Scribes.

Jane presents How to Reveal Character Emotion Without Venturing Into Cliché posted at Jane Friedman.

Blogging

Kevin presents The Four Stages of Growing a Blog posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Goins Writer is all about Practical Strategies to Build Your Platform .

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Q & A at the Retreat.

Videos

What is being creative? from Kristian Ulrich Larsen on Vimeo.

Visual Arts

Editor presents The Daily Muse: David Fullarton, Visual Artist and Illustrator posted at Elusive Muse.

Journaling

Lisa Vollrath presents What is an Art Journal? posted at Go Make Something.

Debra presents What makes us laugh? Tonight’s journal writing exercise posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Joanna Penn presents Pitching Literary Festivals, Genre Boundaries And Crime Fiction. With Clare Mackintosh posted at The Creative Penn.

Elizabeth presents Getting Reviews posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

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

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for December 7, 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

Tam presents 5 Ways to Get Trhough Creative Block posted at Willowing.

Martice Smith II presents Five Ways to Share Your Creativity and Get Discovered posted at Mixed Media Art.

Katrina Schwartz presents Creativity and the Brain: What We Can Learn From Jazz Musicians posted at MindShift.

Jeff DeGraff, PhD presents How to Create Better Ideas Faster posted at Psychology Today.

LL Barkat presents You’ve Got Hate Mail: How to Deal with (Annoying) Critics posted at Jane Friedman.

Rachael presents 16 Things to Do When Your Creative Mojo Has Left The Building posted at Rachael Rice.

Sharing Our Work

Liz presents Natural Beauty posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Fear of failure and criticism can be crippling. Don’t let others’ negativity take away your joy. ~Lee Hammond

Writing Tips

Benjamin Clayborne presents Assessing Your Writing – How Do You Know When It’s Good? posted at Mythic Scribes.

Jo presents Creative Yin and Yang: Making Time for Writing while Riding the Waves of Creativity posted at Inspire Portal.

Lizzie presents How To Stay Motivated Whilst Writing posted at Wanderful World.

Mooderino presents What Is Your Story Missing? posted at Moody Writing.

KM Weiland presents Writing Epic Love Stories posted at Romance University.

Ricky L. Brown presents A Matter of Fact – Getting it Right posted at Amazing Stories.

Maria Popova presents The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine posted at Brain Pickings.

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

Becca Puglisi presents Kick it up a Notch: Top Tips on Writing a Page-Turning Novel posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Janice Hardy presents On Tonight’s Episode: Fixing Episodic Chapters posted at Fiction University.

Joe Bunting presents You Need to Ask this Question Every Time You Sit Down to Write posted at The Write Practice.

CS Lakin presents Showing Settings through the Eyes of Your Characters posted at Live Write Thrive.

Meg Rosoff presents Why You Don’t Need to Rush Your Writing posted at Writer Unboxed.

Marcy McKay presents 2 Insanely Simple Steps For Becoming A REAL Writer posted at Positive Writer.

Larry Brooks presents Have You Written Yourself Into a Corner? posted at Story Fix.

Christine presents Tell it Like it Isn’t: Two Moments for Withholding Information posted at Better Novel Project.

Blogging

Debbie Dragon presents 6 Tips for Writing for Web Readers posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Writing for Enfranchised Readers.

Video

Visual Arts

Kate Leonard presents 5 creative ways to fill your sketchbook posted at Illustration Friday.

Christopher Jobson presents Dreamlike Conceptual Self-Portraits Fused with Dance by Kylli Sparre posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Debra presents A Rainy day journal writing session: Ten writing prompts posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Editor presents Build Your Artist Credentials posted at Art Business Institute.

Steph Weber presents One Writer’s Fear-Busting Journey to $1,500 a Month in Blogging Gigs posted at Make a Living Writer.

Spam of the Week

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for November 30, 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 James Baldwin on the Creative Process and the Artist’s Responsibility to Society posted at Brain Pickings.

Susan K. Perry, PhD presents 5 Artistic Ways to Get Your Creativity Unstuck posted at Psychology Today.

Sharing Our Work

Liz presents Every Day Brings a Choice posted at Create a Brilliant Life.

Writing Quote of the Week

“We write to expose the unexposed. If there is one door in the castle you have been told not to go through, you must. Otherwise you’ll just be rearranging furniture in rooms you’ve already been in. Most human beings are dedicated to keeping that one door shut. But the writer’s job is to see what’s behind it, to see the bleak unspeakable stuff, and to turn the unspeakable into words—not just into any words but if we can, into rhythm and blues.” – Anne Lamott

Resources

The Advanced Marketing Institute provides the Emotional Marketing Value Analyzer to help you tweak your blog headlines and article titles.

Writing Tips

John Soares presents The Top 27 Ways to Boost Your Writing Willpower posted at Productive Writing.

Bill Johnson presents Putting the Tense in Narrative Tension posted at Story Fix.

Angela Ackerman presents Boost Story Conflict By Exploring The Dark Side of Your Hero’s Best Qualities posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Chrys Fey presents Chapter Titles posted at Write with Fey.

Melissa Donovan presents How to Prioritize Your Writing Ideas posted at Writing Forward.

Nina Munteanu presents Beating Today’s “S” Curve (or Why an Editor is Every Writer’s Best Friend) posted at Amazing Stories.

Warren Adler presents On Rejection and Renewal: A Note to Aspiring Novelists posted at Live Write Thrive.

Barry Knister presents Your Characters’ Names: Do You Know Why You Chose Them? posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Janice Hardy presents How Not to Start a Novel: Four Things to Avoid on Page One posted at Anne R. Allen.

Emily Wenstrom presents One Surprising Way to Write Better posted at The Write Practice.

Charlie Jane Anders presents How To Create A Killer Opening For Your Science Fiction Short Story posted at io9.

Brian Klem presents How to Give Your Character an Authentic Dialect posted at Writer’s Digest.

Dave King presents It’s a funny world. posted at Writer Unboxed.

Christine presents What Michelangelo Taught Me About Writer’s Doubt posted at Positive Writer.

Brian DeLeonard presents Bridging the Gap Between Author and Character posted at Mythic Scribes.

Justin P Lambert presents Are You Cutting With Shears or a Chainsaw? posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Meredith Resnick presents The 5-Question [Book/Acquisitions Editor] Interview: Jessica Gadsden posted at The Writer’s Inner Journey.

Blogging

Seth Waite presents Writing Powerful Short Posts posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Hiding the Open Grave.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents New Cut Paper Sculptures and Illustrations by Elsa Mora posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

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

Connie presents Art Journal Wisdom :: Day 9 :: From My Heart To Yours posted at Dirty Footprints Studio.

Tracy presents A few prompts posted at Sojourner.

The Business of Creativity

Editor presents 10-Point Checklist for an Awesome Art Website posted at Arts Business Institute.

Lisa presents Why Thank You is the Creative Nonfiction Writer’s All-Purpose Response to Critics and Admirers Alike posted at Lisa Romeo Writes.

Carol Tice presents How to Get Hired When You Apply for Online Freelance Writing Jobs posted at How to Make a Living Writing.

Marcy Kennedy presents 7 Reasons Twitter Isn’t Building Your Author Platform (And How to Fix It) posted at Jane Friedman.

Pooja Lohana presents How To Make Great Money In Freelance Writing – 3 Surefire Ways posted at Writers Village.

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 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.

Spam of the Week

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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 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.

Spam of the Week

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