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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for January 8, 2017. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

Announcements

I’m very honored to announce that The Writing Reader was named One of the Top Writing Blogs to Read over at WordCounter. Thank you so much!

The Creative Mindset

David presents Samurai Concepts For Creators posted at davidjrogersftw.

Carrie presents Your creativity probably won’t save the world posted at Carrie Mallon.

Jen presents 6 ways to get out of a creative slump posted at Jen Morris.

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

Joe Kawano presents Stories are Seeded by Hope posted at Launch Your Universe.

Megan Ray Nichols presents 6 PERSONALITY TRAITS OF THE CREATIVE WRITER posted at Writerology.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Reena presents The Man who knew no Love in response to Prompt #1936 Healing the Wound.

Ann WJ White presents The Smithy in response to Prompt #1942 Visual Prompt of the Week – The Smithy.

LADYLEEMANILA presents Prompt #1956 Visual Prompt – Rose Parade in response to Prompt #1956 Visual Prompt – Rose Parade.

 

 

 

 

Sharing Our Work

Greg presents Instead of New Year’s Resolutions this year… posted at Greg Masters.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Creativity Prompt

Nada Adel presents Takhayyal 51: Santa, a Pirate?! posted at Nadaness in Motion.

Resources

AirTable presents Novel Planning Database.

Writing Tips

Ali Luke presents Should You Write Faster? Here’s What Four Indie Authors Do (Plus My Take) posted at Aliventures.

Stephanie Orges presents How to Fix Your Sagging Plot posted at Be Kind, Rewrite.

Mark Nichol presents 10 Types of Transitions posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Janice Hardy presents Set Up or Start Up? Making Critical Character Traits Part of Your Plot posted at Fiction University.

Jody presents 3 Tips to Help Increase Writing Output posted at Jody Hedlund.

CS Lakin presents How to Create a Powerful Image System for Your Novel posted at Live Write Thrive.

KM Weiland presents How to Create a Complex Moral Argument for Your Theme posted at Word Play.

Lydia Chricton presents How to Turn Traumatic Experiences Into Fuel For Your Writing posted at Writers Digest.

Editors presents New Writers: 10 Tips To Turn Rejections Into Acceptances posted at Writer’s Relief.

Blogging

Molly Jo Realy presents 5 Simple Ways Counting Kittens Can Boost Your Blog Traffic posted at The Write Conversation.

Amanda Patterson presents A Really Useful Blog Post Template posted at Writers Write.

Podcasts

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

This week’s podcast at Goins Writer is all about How to Write a Novel in a Month: Interview with Grant Faulkner.

This week’s podcast at Mythcreants is all about Fantasy in Space.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Trusting the Process to Get Through Tough Writing Snags.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about BitLit, PayPal, and Brand Building.

This week’s podcast at The Joined Up Podcast is all about Self Publishing – Formatting an E-Book.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about Columbo – Delineating Character Dimension.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Miniature Wire Bonsai Trees by Ken To posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Dolly Garland presents Journaling Exercise: List of Things You Love & Things You Would Like to Change posted at Kaizen Journaling.

The Business of Creativity

Niki Breeser Tschirgi presents How I Made and Use My Book Trailer posted at BookWorks.

Joe presents Do Ebook Preorders Work? posted at JA Konrath.

Lidy presents How to Set Up a Blog Tour & Cover Reveal! posted at Paving My Author’s Road.

John Soares presents Why I Did Not Help a Fellow Freelance Writer posted at Productive Writer.

Rachelle presents Traditional or Self Publishing? 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 December 17, 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

The Carnival will take a break on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. See you back here on January 8, 2017.

The Creative Mindset

Shannon Dittemore presents Why Do YOU Write? posted at Go Teen Writers.

Lesley Vos presents Fear and Loathing in Freelance Blogging: Your 7 Techniques to Smash Them posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Jennifer presents A Peek into How I Manage All My Creative Projects and Ideas posted at Jennifer Loudon.

Michael Nye presents 10 Things Emerging Writers Need To Learn posted at Missouri Review.

Julia Reffner presents Resetting Your Creativity posted at The Writers Alley.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Reena Saxena presents a story in the comments in response to Prompt #1934 First Line of the Week – Stephanie Burkhart.

Sharing Our Work

Emi Bauer presents What is a Cackle? posted at Confessions of an Incompetent Blogger.

Jena presents Memories of White Christmases Past posted at Painting with Words.

Eula McLeod presents And the Rockets Red Glare posted at View from the Winepress.

David presents Angie posted at davidjrogersftw.

Rob McLeod presents Chilly Out Tonight posted at Florida Cracker Chronicles.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Resources

Gabriela Pereira presents Writing Goals Sheet posted at DIYFMA.

Writing Tips

Mark Nichol presents 7 Cases for Inserting or Omitting Commas posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Janice Hardy presents Working With Multiple POVs and Timelines posted at Fiction University.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Writing More Than One Book? How to Storyboard with a Sequel in Mind posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Stephanie Orges presents When Editing Goes Too Far posted at Be Kind, ReWrite.

Mia Botha presents 7 Simple Things To Remember About Setting posted at Writers Write.

KM Weiland presents The #1 Tip for How to Write Books Readers Can’t Put Down posted at Word Play.

Pamela Hodges presents 37 Questions to Ask Your Character posted at The Write Practice.

Cyle Young presents 5 Ways to Write Using the Five Senses—Taste posted at The Write Conversation.

Blogging

Ali Luke presents How to Quickly and Easily Create Plenty of Blog Post Ideas posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Nina Amir presents Use Content Curation to Build Expert Status posted at How to Blog a Book.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Characterization and Differentiation, with Robin Hobb.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Video Game Writing and Writing While Keeping Your Day Job with Justin Sloan.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Disruption, Grazing, and Worst-Case Scenarios.

This week’s podcast at JoinedUp is all about Creating a book cover.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about Batman v Superman vs Captain America Civil War — 2: Cast Polarization.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Gorgeous Patterns of the Sea: Macro Photographs of Starfish by Alexander Semenov posted at This is Colossal.

The Business of Creativity

Elizabeth presents Distributing Free Books posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Penny Sensevieri presents How to Create a Website That Works in 10 Easy Steps posted at Book Works.

Jody presents Can Traditional and Indie Publication Live as Friendly Neighbors? posted at Jody Hedlund.

Ed Cyzewski presents Avoid the Platform-Building Mistake posted at Rachelle Gardner.

Staff presents Why It Pays To Be A Nice Writer posted at Writers Relief.

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

That’s all for this week. Be sure to submit your article for the January 8 Carnival of Creativity by Friday January 6 at midnight!

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for December 11, 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

Jennifer presents How to Stay in the Zone When Creating posted at Jennifer Louden.

Carolyn Steele presents A Non-Fiction Writer Switches to Fiction posted at Indies United.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Michael presents A New School Term in response to Prompt #1927 First Line of the Week – Liz Walker.
ladyleemanila presents Waiting for the Train in response to Prompt #1928 Visual Prompt of the Week – Waiting for the Train.

Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Merry Christmas Cookies! posted at View from the Winepress.

Emi Bauer presents Daniel posted at Confessions of an Incompetent Blogger.

Rob McLeod presents Oranges … posted at Florida Cracker Chronicles.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Resources

Character Worksheet: Is Your Main Character Worthy of a Novel? posted at Adventures in YA Publishing.

Writing Tips

Elizabeth presents Linear Writing posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Deanna Raybourn presents The Writing Process: Your Mileage May Vary (Or Why Breaking the Rules is Okay) posted at Fiction University.

Jill Williamson presents #WeWriteBooks, Post 20: Action posted at Go Teen Writers.

Amanda Patterson presents What Is A Style Guide And Why Do I Need One? posted at Writers Write.

Elizabeth Sims presents Tapping Your Inner Villain posted at The Writer’s Dig.

KM Weiland presents Setup and Payoff: The Two Equally Important Halves of Story Foreshadowing posted at WordPlay.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Time Markers: How to Keep a Reader on Track with Your Story posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Krista Phillips presents THE EVIL DELETE BUTTON posted at The Writers Alley.

Blogging

Ryan Biddulph presents 5 Common Blogging Mistakes Which Will Haunt You posted at Blogging Tips.

Ali Luke presents What’s Holding You Back as a Blogger? (Four Problems, Eight Solutions) posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Nina Amir presents Blog Post Length Revisited posted at How to Blog a Book.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about The Editor’s Wish List, with Navah Wolfe.

This week’s podcast at Goins Writer is all about Everything Writers Need to Know About Facebook Live.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about Batman v Superman vs Captain America Civil War — 1: Character Motivation.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Selling More Books with Autoresponders, List Segments, and Email.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Indies-Only, U.K. Earnings, and the Audio Revolution.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Birds Made from Recycled Metal Scraps by Barbara Franc posted at This is Colossal.

The Business of Creativity

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

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

Robin Cutler presents How Indie Authors Can Get Their Books Into Libraries posted at Book Works.

Heather van der Hoop presents 18 Places to Find Blogging Jobs: An Essential Resource for Freelance Bloggers posted at The Write Life.

Cindy Sproles presents 9 Things Authors CAN Do to Restore Value to Writing Books posted at The Write Conversation.

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

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for November 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.

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.

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!