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

The Creative Mindset

Jody presents The Love-Hate Relationship Writers Have With Their Manuscripts posted at Jody Hedlund.

Staff presents Examining the Resilience “R” of Responding to Rejection posted at Writer’s Relief.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Ellen presents HAVING A CHIN WAG posted at Prompt #1905 Word of the Week – Chinwag.

 

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Creativity Quote of the Week

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Resources

Eva presents CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHEETS posted at Eva.

Writing Tips

Angela Ackerman presents Building A Story Garden: The Power Of Settings In Fiction posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Christine Frazier presents Day-by-Day NaNoWriMo Outline: Characters & Themes Cheatsheet posted at Better Novel Project.

Debbie Ridpath presents Free Picture Book Thumbnail Templates for Writers and Illustrators posted at InkyGirl.

Janice Hardy presents Talking on Empty: The Perils of Empty Dialog posted at Fiction University.

Mark Nichol presents How Verbs Become Adjectives posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Steven presents The Spine of the Story posted at Steven Pressfield Online.

KM Weiland presents How to Write Can’t-Look-Away Chapter Breaks (What I Learned Writing Storming) posted at Word Play.

Shannon Dittemore presents Finishing Strong posted at Go Teen Writers.

Mary Caroll Moore presents Thematic Threads: How to Build Them in Your Fiction or Memoir posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Blogging

Ali Luke presents Seven Ways to Get More Comments on Your Blog posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Peter Daisyme presents Successful Blogger? Time to Start a Second Blog posted at Blogging Tips.

Nina Amir presents Make Your Blogging Time More Efficient by Batching Posts posted at How to Blog a Book.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about The Elemental Relationship as a Sub-Genre.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Multi-Platform Distribution with Draft2Digital’s Dan Wood.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about World Building.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Safety, Censorship, and Our One-Year Anniversary.

This week’s podcast at Goins Writer is all about Destroying the Myth of Solitary Genius with Keith Sawyer.

Visual Arts

Astrid Nielsch presents Asni’s Art Blog: Ground Control to Major Tom posted at Amazing Stories.

Christopher Jobson presents The Silent City: Digitally Assembled Futuristic Megalopolises by Yang Yongliang posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Darius Foroux presents Read This If You Want To Keep A Journal But Don’t Know How posted at Art of Practicality.

The Business of Creativity

Frances Caballo presents Book Marketing Tips from Industry Experts posted at Social Media Just for Writers.

Karen Banes presents How to Drastically Improve Your Freelance Acceptance Rate posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Anne presents How to Get Book Reviews: 10 Tricks for Getting Your Book Reviewed by a Book Blogger posted at Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris.

Judith Briles presents Are Your Readers Getting Digital Fatigue … and, Are You? posted at The Book Designer.

Randy Stapilus presents Audiobooks for Indie Authors – Part Two posted at BookWorks.

Karen Myers presents Distribution: Getting Global Reach for your Self-published Books posted at Self-Publishing Advice Center.

Stuart Horwitz presents How To Set Up A Book Tour: Part I – Preparation posted at Where Writers Win.

Sabrina presents Indie Author Marketing Guide: Goodreads posted at Digital Pubbing.

K. P. Ambroziak presents Writers: Pay Yourself First posted at Indies Unlimited.

Quanie Miller presents How to Get More Book Reviews posted at Quanie Talks Writing.

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

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for November 13, 2016. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

The Creative Mindset

Ali Luke presents How to Keep Writing When You Want to Quit posted at Goins Writer.

Porter Anderson presents Response and Responsibility: Writers in Time of Terror posted at Writer Unboxed.

Adam Haslett presents THE PERPETUAL SOLITUDE OF THE WRITER posted at LitHub.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Mark Gardner presents Moonrise CH26 – Error in response to Prompt #1901 Turn it On.
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Creativity Quote of the Week

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Resources

Melissa Donovan presents Tools for Capturing Your Ideas in Writing posted at Writing Forward.

Writing Tips

Melissa Eskue Ousley presents How To Show, Not Tell posted at Book Daily.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Character Loops–Reader-Pleasing Techniques for Using Characters in Your Story posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Mark Nichol presents When to Use “That,” “Which,” and “Who” posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Claire de Boer presents Why The Villain In Your Story Deserves A Second Chance posted at The Gift of Writing.

Steven presents Dudeology #2: Combining Genres posted at Steven Pressfield Online.

Larry Brooks presents In Defense of Slow, Thoughtful Writing posted at Story Fix 2.0.

Angela Ackerman presents How To Deliver Critical Backstory Using The Setting posted at Writers in the Storm.

Anthony Ehlers presents All About Character posted at Writers Write.

Laurie Tomlinson presents How Case Studies Can Make You a Better Writer posted at The Writers Alley.

Linda Gilden presents What Does “Slant” Mean in Publishing – Publishing as a Second Language posted at The Write Conversation.

Monica M. Clark presents How to Learn to Write by Reading posted at The Write Practice.

Blogging

Anne R. Allen presents Blogging Authors, Ignore the Rules! 9 Tips for a Successful Author Blog posted at Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris.

Zac Johnson presents 7 Reasons Why Every Brand Needs to Blog in 2016 posted at Blogging Tips.

Nina Amir presents 15 Expert Tips to Increase Reader Comments on Blog Posts posted at How to Blog a Book.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Casting Your Book, with Gama Martinez.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about How to Successfully Launch A New Series in a Different Genre.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about How To Banish Writer’s Block With K.M.Weiland.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about Education Stories — Dramatising Inner Conflict.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about How Bad Do You Want It?.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about How to Sell Big on Apple iBooks with Julia Kent.

Visual Arts

Shaoyan Hu presents The Metal Flowers: A Steampunk Arts DIY Session posted at Amazing Stories.

Christopher Jobson presents The Natural and Urban Collide in the Drawings of Pat Perry posted at This is Colossal.

The Business of Creativity

Helen Sedwick presents 5 Legal Terms Every Author Should Know posted at BookWorks.

Frances Caballo presents Do You Write for Young Adults or Millenials? Then Try Snapchat posted at The Book Designer.

Francesca Nicasio presents The One Thing You Can Do to Make Yourself Invaluable to Clients posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Kathryn Goldman presents Illustrating a book? Know your rights to protect your work. posted at Better Novel Project.

Laurie Boris presents What’s Smashwords Good For? posted at Indies United.

Sabrina presents Indie Authors: Book Promotion Tools and Tips posted at Digital Pubbing.

Janice Hardy presents Four Ways to Prepare for a Book Launch—Even if You Aren’t Published Yet posted at Fiction University.

Jody presents How To Get Readers To Read Your Entire Series posted at Jody Hedlund.

Shari Stauch presents Pinterest for Authors posted at Where Writers Win.

Wendy Jones presents Writers Dictating: the Dark Side of Speech-to-Text in Self-publishing Books posted at Self Publishing Advice Center.

Jo Linsdell presents How To Deal With Copyright Infringement posted at Writers and Authors.

Tara Lazar presents The One Marketing Move Authors Get Wrong posted at Writing for Kids (While Raising Them).

Meredith Quinn presents Do you know what attracts literary agents? posted at The Writer.

Cloe Mayfair presents 5 Steps to Help You Self-Publish an Audiobook Edition of Your Story 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 October 23, 2016. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

The Creative Mindset

Jena presents Writing about Writer’s Block posted at The Artful Linguist.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Mark Gardner presents Moonrise CH23 – Reunion in response to Prompt #1880 Thirty Dollars a Day.

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Sharing Our Work

Miriam McGuirk presents As an Author, Blogger and Storyteller posted at Shattered Dreams & Scorpions at Midnight.

Eula McLeod presents Safe! posted at View from the Winepress.

Creativity Quote of the Week

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Writing Tips

Janice Hardy presents Form Fitting: Using Story Structure to Your Advantage posted at Fiction University.

KM Weiland presents 2 Ways to Tell You’re Beginning Your Story Too Soon posted at Word Play.

Mary Carroll Moore presents How Do You End Your Story? Where to End, How to Decide, What to Make Sure You Include posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Mark Nichol presents 5 Examples of Misplaced Modifiers posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Nicki Porter presents 13 rules to maximize writing productivity posted at The Writer.

Stephanie Morrill presents Mail Bag: Titles, Killing Characters, Story Beginnings, and Fan Fiction posted at Go Teen Writers.

Katie Rose Guest Pryal presents Why “Write Every Day” Isn’t Always the Best Advice posted at Writers in the Storm.

Kristen Lamb presents Are Flashbacks Fizzling Your Fiction? Time as a Literary Device posted at Warrior Writers.

Robin Gianna presents Create Characters Your Reader Will Care About posted at Romance University.

Blogging

Chris Nosal presents How To Emotionally Connect With Your Readers posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Zac Johnson presents 5 Examples of How Bloggers are Using Video to Increase Engagement posted at Blogging Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Humor as a Sub-Genre.

This week’s podcast at Goins Writer is all about How to Overcome the Fear of Rejection with Jia Jiang.

This week’s podcast at Rocking Self-Publishing is all about Adam Croft on Developing a Hook for Your Book.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Nailing Your Story with Monica Leonelle.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Middlemen, BookBub Analysis, and Real Authors.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents The Deep End: A Jaw-Dropping Animation Drawn by Hand with Ink, White-out, and Coffee by Jake Fried posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Debra presents Imagining This Today…. Today’s Journal Writing Prompt posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Jody presents 5 Traits That Foster Publishing Success posted at Jody Hedlund.

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 9, 2016. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

The Creative Mindset

Cara Putman presents Writers, Words, and a Thick Skin posted at The Writer’s Alley.

Lynn Blackburn presents When the Writing Gets Tough, Just Keep Pedaling posted at The Write Conversation.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Melinda Kucsera presents Enter the Void in response to Prompt #1863 A Moonlit Kiss.

Mark Gardner presents Moonrise CH21 – Crimson Reverie in response Prompt #1867 International Swim.

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Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Please Remain Calm posted at View from the Winepress.

Liz presents BOOK REVIEW: ANNA’S BOOK BY BARBARA VINE (RUTH RENDELL) posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

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Writing Tips

Mark Nichol presents 10 Tips About Basic Writing Competency posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Janice Hardy presents The End is — Shoot, Too Soon: What to Do With a Chapter That’s Too Short posted at Fiction University.

KM Weiland presents Warning: Poor Choice of Your Character’s Goal Is Killing Your Story posted at Word Play.

Jody presents How to Learn Fiction-Writing Techniques With Less Pain & Frustration posted at Jody Hedlund.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Tips on How to Read Your Own Work Objectively posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Shannon Dittemore presents Teens On Writing posted at Go Teen Writers.

Damon Suede presents On the Power of Set Pieces and Whammos posted at Romance University.

CS Lakin presents Understanding Premise and the One-Sentence Story Concept posted at Live Write Thrive.

Piper Bayard presents Writing Craft for Lone Wolves and Authors on a Budget posted at Writers in the Storm.

Nancy Lin presents Hate the Editing Stage of Writing? Check Out These Helpful Tools posted at Warrior Writers.

Blogging

Ali Luke presents Five Great Questions That Will Improve Every Blog Post You Write posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

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

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Controversy, Trends and a BookBub Competitor.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Long Term Story and World Planning with Garrett Robinson.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Artist Shintaro Ohata Seamlessly Blends Sculpture and Canvas to Create 3D Paintings posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Debra presents What Do I Believe? posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

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

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for October 2, 2016. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

Announcements

My friend, Jena Henry, was interviewed at Lisette’s Writers’ Chateau on writing a series of books. Jena is a joy and inspiration. If you haven’t met her yet, head on over and read the interview.

The Creative Mindset

Jennifer Brown Banks presents A Recipe for Making Rejections More Palatable! posted at Pen & Prosper.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Jennifer Peacock Smith presents First Go at Prompt Writing in response to Prompt #680 Visual Prompt of the Week – Enter the Darkness.

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Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Call Waiting posted at View from the Winepress.

Liz Shaw presents BOOK REVIEW: ANNA’S BOOK BY BARBARA VINE (RUTH RENDELL) posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

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Writing Tips

Janice Hardy presents Create More Story Depth With Mini Arcs posted at Fiction University.

Mark Nichol presents 5 Parallelism Problems in Sentence Structure posted at Daily Writing Tips.

KM Weiland presents New Story Ideas Distracting You From Your Book? Find Out What You Should Do posted at WordPlay.

Jody presents How to Balance Showing Versus Telling posted at Jody Hedlund.

Amanda Patterson presents 30 Practical Ways To Beat Writer’s Block posted at Writers Write.

Mary Carroll Moore presents How to Use Different Points of View in Your Story posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Blogging

Ali Luke presents What’s More Important for Bloggers, Style or Content? posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Futurism, with Trina Marie Phillips.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about KDP Ads, ISBNs and Author Value.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Long Term Story and World Planning with Garrett Robinson.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents New Portraits from Carne Griffiths Drawn with Coffee, Tea, Ink and Liquor posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Debra presents My Dream Home And Other Dreams…A Journal Writing And Visualization Exercise posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Rachelle presents How to Get Published posted at Rachelle Gardner.

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 September 25, 2016. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

The Creative Mindset

LiAnnah Jameson presents Creativity in 140 Characters or Fewer posted at IFIDIENOWWHOWILLFEEDMYCATS.

CS Lakin presents 5 Tips to Keep You from Being Overwhelmed posted at Live Write Thrive.

Kristen Lamb presents Emotional Toughness—How Haters & Hurt Feelings Can Be GOOD for Us posted at Warrior Writers.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

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In response to Prompt #139: First Line of the Week – Long Dark Teatime of the Soul:

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In response to Prompt #211 First Line of the Week – Hunter S. Thompson:

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Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Playground Lies posted at View from the Winepress.

Jena presents The City Moose and the Country Moose posted at Painting with Words.

Creativity Quote of the Week

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Writing Tips

Mark Nichol presents How to Write a Book Review posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Janice Hardy presents Should You Have an Alpha Reader? posted at Fiction University.

KM Weiland presents Whom Should You Be Writing For? Yourself or Your Readers? posted at WordPlay.

Jody presents Ten Techniques for Getting Tension on Every Page posted at Jody Hedlund.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Emotional Peaks: How to Make Sure They’re in Your Scenes and Chapters posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Rayne Hall presents Writing Scary Scenes posted at Romance University.

Anthony Ehlers presents Write Your Novel In A Year – Week 20: Getting To The Heart Of The Story posted at Writers Write.

Jill Williamson presents #WeWriteBooks, Post 16: Dividing Your Book Into Chapters and Scenes—And How to End Them posted at Go Teen Writers.

Julia Reffner presents Every Day You Get Our Best: Lessons in Viral Marketing from One of the Nation’s Top Supermarkets posted at The Writers Alley.

Angela Ackerman presents Let’s Get Sensory: Powering Scenes Using The 5 Senses posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Blogging

Steff Green presents Blogger for Hire: How to Find Blogging Jobs posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Jennifer Brown Banks presents 3 Legal Issues That Can Enhance Your Blogging Efforts posted at Pen & Prosper.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Elemental Thriller Q&A.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Comebacks, Engagement and Spousal Support (with Robert Scanlon).

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Creating and Keeping Ideal Creative Habits.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Two Different Approaches to Successful Pre-Orders.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Writing Lesbian Fiction With Clare Lydon.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Brooding Cityscapes Painted with Oils by Jeremy Mann posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Debra presents Three Fun Lists To Write For This Monday Night posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Rachelle presents How to Get Published posted at Rachelle Gardner.

Carol Tice presents How Freelancers Get Hired Online: The Essential To-Do List posted at Make a Living Writing.

Callie Oettinger presents Write Your Bio (a.k.a. an answer for Michael Beverly) posted at Steven Pressfield Online.

Susan Spann presents Publishing Deals: A Warning About Nondisclosure Clauses posted at Writers in the Storm.

Penny Sansevieri presents Metrics Are Worthless…So What Should You Focus on Instead? posted at BookWorks.

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

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for September 4, 2016. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

The Creative Mindset

Ali Luke presents What if You’re Just Not Good Enough to be a Successful Writer? posted at Aliventures.

Jennifer Brown Banks presents Writer’s Stress? Count the Ways You’ve Been Blessed posted at Pen & Prosper.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

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Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Unbuttoned posted at View from the Winepress.

Jena presents Dancing from Rădăuţi to Regina posted at Painting with Words.

Liz presents Loving My Instant Pot posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

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Resources

Marya Jan presents 9 Writing Books that Will Inspire You to Write — Today posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Writing Tips

Jill Williamson presents #WeWriteBooks, Post 15: Prologues posted at Go Teen Writers.

Mary Vee presents MC’s Pearl-A Treasure Every Reader Will Want posted at The Writer’s Alley.

Kristen Lamb presents Write About Inner Demons Without Boring the Reader into a Coma posted at Warrior Writers.

Laurie Schnebly Campbell presents How Do You Do It? posted at Romance University.

Janice Hardy presents Do a Final Read Through posted at Fiction University.

KM Weiland presents Never Confuse the Key Event and the First Plot Point in Your Book Again! posted at WordPlay.

Jody presents What’s the Difference Between a Historical and a Historical Romance? posted at Jody Hedlund.

Rachelle presents So Many Ideas, So Little Time posted at Rachelle Gardner.

Mark Nichol presents Answers to Questions About Commas posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Nils Odlund presents Voice vs. Grammar posted at Mythic Scribes.

Blogging

Amanda Patterson presents Your Must-Have Basic Blogging Checklist posted at Writers Write.

Blake Powell presents How To Get People To Not Ignore Your Writing! posted at Positive Writer.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about The Elemental Thriller.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Mark Dawson Shares What’s Working Now on Facebook for Authors.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about The Visual Writer: Using Images To Bring Your Writing Alive With Nancy Hendrickson.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Trolls, Crowdfunding and Churning Out Books.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Beating Writers Block.

This week’s podcast at Writers Group Podcast is all about Foul Mouthed Unicorns and Your Odds Of Making It.

Journaling

Debra presents Ten Things That Delight Me posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Lauren Tharp presents How to Define Your Job as a Freelance Writer posted at Little Zotz Writing.

Edie Melson presents Why I Decided to Quit Social Media & You Should Too! posted at The Write Conversation.

CALLIE OETTINGER presents Always Be Closing — A Promotional Steal posted at Steven Pressfield Online.

Carol Tice presents 6 Clever Ways Article Writers Can Find ‘Real People’ to Interview posted at Make a Living Writing.

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

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for August 27, 2016. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

The Creative Mindset

Christine Niles presents Five Things that Stop You from Sharing Your Work (and the dead-simple solutions to all of them) posted at Positive Writer.

Kathleen Siddell presents How to Face an Inbox of Rejection posted at Brevity.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

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Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents The Tooth Fairy Is My Hero posted at View from the Winepress.

Liz presents BOOK REVIEW: THE IMPROBABLE WONDERS OF MOOJIE LITTLEMAN posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

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Writing Tips

Bruno Somerset presents Tips for Writers Setting Up Their Workspace posted at Mythic Scribes.

Anthony Ehlers presents Turning The Screw posted at Writers Write.

Mary Carroll Moore presents What Memoirists Always Ask: How Much of My Story Can I Tell without Hurting Others? posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Rachelle presents That All-Important First Line posted at Rachelle Gardner.

Jody presents Seven Dialogue Basics That Can Help Tighten Our Stories posted at Jody Hedlund.

Neal Abbott presents 3 Ways Doctor Who Can Help You Become a Fantastic Writer posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Janice Hardy presents Fix Grammatical Errors posted at Fiction University.

Claire de Boer presents 3 Things That Will Mess With Your Writing Time (And How to Overcome Them) posted at The Gift of Writing.

Steven presents “Just Write the Damn Thing!”, Part One posted at Steven Pressfield Online.

Chuck Waldron presents The Sweaty Part of Writing posted at Writers and Authors.

Joanna Campbell Slan presents Out, Out, Damned Writer posted at Romance University.

Blogging

Henri Junttila presents Blogging for Beginners: 17 Tips Before You Start Your Blog posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at WNYC is all about Richard Russo & Jenny Boylan on Plot Twists in Books – and Life.

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

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Diversification, Silver Linings and the Future.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Balancing Efficiency and Effectiveness.

This week’s podcast at Writers Group Podcast is all about The Professional.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Is Taking Care of Yourself on Your To-Do List?.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents New High Speed Liquid Splash Photographs by Markus Reugels posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Debra presents A Mid-Week Gratitude List: Our Journal Writing Exercise For Tonight posted at Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Carol Tice presents How I Got Freelance Writing Jobs Worth $15,000 — in 7 Days Flat posted at Make a Living Writing.

Joanna Penn presents 5 Ways That Authors Can Use Facebook Advertising posted at The Creative Penn.

Lauren Tharp presents How to Juggle Multiple Clients Without Dropping Them posted at Little Zotz Writing.

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

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for August 21, 2016. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

Announcements

My Twitter friend, Radhika Maira Tabrez, has published her book to great acclaim. Take a look at the description, and I think you’ll be sold.

Twenty years ago, Susan Pereira had to send her only child Matthew, to a faraway boarding school. That one decision brought their relationship to a cul de sac, which she still hasn’t been able to break out of. Matthew is too distant and too angry to relent. Meera Vashisht’s misguided love left her bruised, shattered, and abandoned, only to be found and healed by Susan. Set on a fictional Indian island paradise called Bydore, In The Light of Darkness is a journey of broken souls looking for closures and new beginnings. Does Susan manage to win back her son? Does Matthew find the future his mother hoped he would? Does Meera finally get away from her past?

Unfortunately, I can only find it on Amazon’s India site, but I know she’s working on wider distribution.

The Creative Mindset

Lauren presents CALLING BULLSHIT ON THE MYTH THAT EVERY WRITER NEEDS TO GROW A THICK SKIN posted at Lauren Sapala.

Jennifer presents The Indispensable Creative Importance of Being Witnessed posted at Jennifer Loudon.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

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In response to Prompt #1821  Death was a Soft Thing:

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In response to Prompt #1433 Visual Prompt of the Week – Camping:

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Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents That’s The Difference posted at View from the Winepress.

N. West Moss presents The Absence of Sound posted at Neworld Review.

Liz presents My Dysfunctional Relationship posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

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Writing Tips

Melissa Donovan presents Daily Writing Leads to Better Writing posted at Writing Forward.

Janice Hardy presents Eliminate Unnecessary Repetition posted at Fiction University.

KM Weiland presents A Reactive Protagonist Doesn’t Have to Be a Passive Protagonist! Discover the Difference posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Jody presents A Pep Talk For Writers Struggling to Find Writing Time posted at Jody Hedlund.

Mark Nichol presents 3 Common Comma Errors posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Mary Carroll Moore presents How Long Can My Timeline Be? Story Arc Questions and Answers posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Anne Marie Gazzolo presents The Power of Story — Telling a Story Within a Story posted at Mythic Scribes.

Jill Williamson presents #WeWriteBooks, Post 14: Where To Start posted at Go Teen Writers.

Marcy McKay presents Do THIS to Improve your Writing posted at Positive Writer.

Mia Botha presents All My Friends Are Fictional posted at Writers Write.

Shawn Coyne presents Always be Closing posted at Steven Pressfield Online.

Ali Luke presents How to Get Back On Track When Your Writing Plans Go Awry posted at Aliventures.

Blogging

Hal Licino presents Top 5 Strategies For Efficient & Effective Blogging posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Elemental Mystery is Everywhere.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about How to Write 5000 Words Per Hour with Chris Fox.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Serial, Macmillan and Rights.

This week’s podcast at Writers Group Podcast is all about “Welcome to Writers Group” – Rewriting, Sharing Pages and How To Give Feedback.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Animal Sculptures Made from Shattered CDs posted at This is Colossal.

The Business of Creativity

Jennifer Brown Banks presents Could a Crisis Cripple Your Freelance Business? posted at Pen & Prosper.

Rachelle presents When You’re Missing the Mark posted at Rachelle Gardner.

Carol Tice presents 5 Benefits of My Pro Writing Degree — That You Can Get Free posted at Make a Living Writing.

Lauren Tharp presents 4 Reasons Cheap Freelance Clients Aren’t Worth Your Time (Even if You’re Desperate for Cash!) posted at LittleZotz Writing.

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

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for August 14, 2016. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

The Creative Mindset

Ashley Clark presents Let’s Talk Rejection posted at The Writer’s Alley.

Jennifer Brown Banks presents Has Your Muse Become a “Recluse”…? posted at Pen & Prosper.

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

Lauren presents HOW TO MAKE THE CREATIVE MAGIC OF STEVE JOBS’ REALITY DISTORTION FIELD WORK FOR YOU posted at Lauren Sapala.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Mark Gardner presents Moonrise CH15 – Takeover in response to Prompt #1811 It’s All About Perception.
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Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Distress Signal posted at View from the Winepress.

Liz presents BOOK REVIEW: THE LAST INNOCENT MAN BY PHILLIP MARGOLIN posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

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Creativity Prompt

Melissa Donovan presents Three Poetry Writing Exercises posted at Writing Forward.

Writing Tips

Steven presents Cover the Canvas posted at Steven Pressfield Online.

Art Holcomb presents The Character/Plot Connection posted at Story Fix.

Jon Skovron presents How to Build a Fantasy Language, from Slang to Swearing posted at What the Frack.

Joel Friedlander presents Anatomy of the Bonus: Checklists, Cheatsheets, Worksheets, and More posted at The Book Designer.

Claire de Boer presents Do This One Thing To Transform Your Writing posted at The Gift of Writing.

Henry McLaughlin presents Traits of a Successful Writing Critique Group posted at The Write Conversation.

Reagan Colbert presents 3 Devious Steps to Write an Antagonist You Hate posted at The Write Practice.

KM Weiland presents 6 Tips for How to Organize Your Novel’s Edits posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Kathleen McCleary presents Forging Character posted at Writer Unboxed.

Andrea Kane presents The Two Greatest Challenges For Today’s Writer posted at Writers and Authors.

Angela Ackerman presents Level Up Your Setting By Thinking Outside The Box posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Mia Botha presents The Portrait Of The Antagonist As A Human Being posted at Writers Write.

Janice Hardy presents Revise Any Misused Words and Awkward Phrasing posted at Fiction University.

Mary Carroll Moore presents False Agreements and Your Narrator’s Epiphany posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Christine Frazier presents Why Your Hero Should Eavesdrop and Make a Bad Assumption (in 4 steps) posted at Better Novel Project.

Mark Nichol presents How to Write a Report posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Laura Drake presents Your First Chapter – Reader Glue posted at Romance University.

The Magic Violinist presents The Three Hardest Things About Writing (and the Solutions) posted at Positive Writer.

Alex Limberg presents How to Make the Magic in Your Story… Magical posted at Mythic Scribes.

Becca Puglisi presents How Writers Can Bring Setting to Life through Personification posted at Live Write Thrive.

Kristen Lamb presents Botched Beginnings—Common First-Page Killers posted at Warrior Writers.

Jeff presents The Surprising Secret to Becoming a Great Writer posted at Goins Writer.

Stephanie Morrill presents Creating Characters By Working Backward posted at Go Teen Writers.

Blogging

Jessica Lawlor presents You’re Still Not Blogging? Don’t Let These 5 Excuses Stop You posted at The Write Life.

Ali Luke presents 10 Blog Post Ideas You Can Use Right Now posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

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

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about How to Use Goodreads to Find More Readers.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Writing Tips: Outlining For Genre And Literary Fiction With Libbie Hawker.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Killer Publishing Apps with Seth Atwood.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Copyright, Ageism and Author Solutions.

This week’s podcast at LittleZotz Writing is all about Valerie Bordeau on the Importance of Writing Communities.

This week’s podcast at Rocking Self-Publishing is all about Planning the Long Game with Ben Hale.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska posted at This is Colossal.

The Business of Creativity

Jenny Hansen presents 5 Ways Google+ Can Rock Your Search Rankings (and Your World) posted at Writers in the Storm.

Rachelle presents Nobody Knows Anything posted at Rachelle Gardner.

Ali Luke presents Are You Planning Your Writing Career … or Winging It? posted at Aliventures.

Maddy Osman presents Your Month-by-Month Guide to Starting a Successful Freelance Blogging Business posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Randy Stapilus presents Audiobooks for Indie Authors – Part One posted at BookWorks.

Kelly presents CONTRACT CONVERSATIONS: RED FLAGS posted at PubCrawl.

Ed Kurst presents To Publish or Not to Self Publish, That Question, Answered by Author Ed Kurst posted at Novel Publicity.

Carol Tice presents Avoid Bad Freelance Advice With These Simple-But-Important Questions posted at Make a Living Writing.

Elizabeth presents From Trad-Pub to Self-Pub–Tips and Observations 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!