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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for July 16, 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.

The Creative Mindset

Veronica presents Create Every Day posted at Veronica Funk.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Resources

AUTHOR PLATFORM (WRITER WORKSHEET WEDNESDAY) provided by E.A. Deverrell.

Writing Tips

Ali Luke presents Is it OK to Use Swear Words in Your Writing? posted at AliVentures.

Janice Hardy presents Whose Story is It? posted at Fiction University.

Edie Melson presents IT’S OKAY TO TAKE TIME TO FLEX YOUR WRITING WINGS BEFORE YOU FLY posted at The Write Conversation.

Joe Bunting presents How To Win a Writing Contest posted at The Write Practice.

Cathy Yardley presents How to Write When Life Sucks posted at Writer Unboxed.

Faye Irwin presents HOW TO GET INTO ‘THE ZONE’ (WHEN THE WORDS JUST AREN’T FLOWING) posted at Writerology.

John Nicholls presents What would I tell a new author? posted at Writers & Authors.

James Scott Bell presents The 5 Biggest Fiction Writing Mistakes (& How to Fix Them) posted at The Writer’s Dig.

Angela Ackerman presents Character Motivation Entry: Obtaining Shelter From The Elements posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Kate Moretti presents How to Preserve Your Creative Self In Times of Trouble posted at Writers in the Storm.

Melissa Donovan presents Fiction Writing Exercises for Creating Characters posted at Writing Forward.



Blogging

Nicole Pieri presents Your Template for When You Screw Up posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Editor presents My Blog Can Do What? 4 Unexpected Features That Improve Your Site posted at Blogging Pro.

Nina Amir presents 6 Lessons to Help Bloggers Overcome Their “Perfection Obsession” posted at How to Blog a Book.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about The Future of Smarter Artist.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Pacing With Chapters.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about BookPerk, Co-Writing, and the Post-Content Era.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about How To Get Your Book Sales Moving With Facebook Ads. A Case Study With David Penny.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about Battlestar Galactica — The Importance of Long-Form Plotting.

The Business of Creativity

Sandra Beckwith presents Facebook advertising for authors: A quick-start guide posted at Build Book Buzz.

Liz presents TWITTER TIPS – USING AUTOMATION THE SMART WAY posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Mary Vee presents How to Write a Query Letter-A Red Rose in a Desert posted at The Writer’s Alley.

Sabrina presents Legal Considerations for Authors posted at Digital Pubbling.

Elizabeth presents 10 Minute Marketing 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 July 2, 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.

The Creative Mindset

Ruthanne Reid presents You Have Permission to Suck posted at The Write Practice.

Amy Leigh Simpson presents What if… I fail? posted at The Writers Alley.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Creativity Quote of the Week

Creativity Prompt

Nada Adel presents Takhayyal writing prompt 65: Drink Me posted at Nadaness in Motion.

Writing Tips

Ali Luke presents Ten Book-Level Mistakes to Watch Out for When Redrafting Your Fiction [With Examples] posted at AliVentures.

Jami Gold presents Indie Publishing Paths: What’s Your Reader Retention Plan? Part Four posted at Fiction University.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Paragraph and Line Lengths–How They Affect Your Story’s Pacing posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Ava Jae presents How to Write Convincing Unreliable Narrators posted at Writeability.

Faye Kirwin presents MIND MAP YOUR WAY TO THE PERFECT BOOK TITLE posted at Writerology.

Jeremy Raynolds presents How to Write a Book When You’re A Busy Person posted at Writers and Authors.

Sara Letourneau presents When It’s OK to Listen to Your Inner Editor posted at Writers Helping Writers.

June Stevens Westerfield presents Creating an Author Brand When You Write Multiple Genres posted at Writers in the Storm.

Dev Petty presents Learning to Write from Learning to Read posted at Writing for Kids (While Raising Them).

Melissa Donovan presents How to Harvest Creative Writing Ideas from the News posted at Writing Forward.

Blogging

Kelly Gurnett presents 10 Things You’re Probably Sick of Hearing If You’re a Freelance Blogger posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Elvis Michael presents Bloggers: Should You Follow Your Passion? posted at Blogging Pro.

Nina Amir presents How to Engage Your Whole Brain When You Blog posted at How to Blog a Book.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Beautiful Prose, Purple Prose.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about John Carter — Setting Up the Climax.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Taking Control Of Your Author Business In A Time Of Constant Change. My Report On The Last Month Away.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Courses, Quotle, and Card Readers.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Using Artificial Intelligence to Sell More Books with Michael Anderle.

The Business of Creativity

Sandra Beckwith presents Get a better author photo without spending a fortune posted at Build Book Buzz.

Edie Melson presents FINDING TIME FOR SOCIAL MEDIA WHEN YOU ALSO HAVE A FULL-TIME JOB posted at The Write Conversation.

Leah Schnelbach presents Did You Win NaNoWriMo? Let Agent Eric Smith Guide You Through Your Next Steps! posted at Tor.

Dan Blank presents What Agents & Publishers Want and Why posted at Writer Unboxed.

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

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for June 18, 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.

The Creative Mindset

Bryan Hutchinson presents 9 Crippling Beliefs Holding Writers Back From Writing Their Book (and How to Overcome Them) posted at Positive Writer.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Resources

WRITING LIFE DASHBOARD (WRITER WORKSHEET WEDNESDAY) provided by EA Deverell.

Writing Tips

Ali Luke presents How I Wrote More Fiction in 2016 than In Any Other Year (Despite Two Small Children) posted at AliVentures.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Using Pause Breaks to Strengthen the Pacing of Your Story posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Janice Hardy presents What to Do When Your Novel’s Too Short posted at Fiction University.

Melissa Abramovitz presents Learning from Rejections posted at The Working Writers Club.

Paula Munier presents Your Novel’s First Scene: How to Start Right posted at Jane Friedman.

Hannah presents MAKING YOUR CHARACTERS DO STUFF posted at Pub Crawl.

Summerita Rhayne presents Secondary Characters in Romance – Yay or Nay posted at Romance University.

Larry Brooks presents Writing In A Corset posted at Story Fix.

Jacob Chambless presents Mental Workouts for Writers posted at Terri Guiliano Long.

Blogging

Lisa Fourman presents How to Overcome the Biggest Misconceptions About Freelance Blogging posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Elvis Michael presents How to Leverage Reddit for Great Blog Post Ideas posted at Blogging Pro.

Ryan Biddulph presents 5 Monetizing Tips for Travel Bloggers posted at Blogging Tips.

Nina Amir presents How to Enter Blogger’s Paradise posted at How to Blog a Book.

Jennifer Brown Banks presents 4 Alternatives to Hanging up Your Blog Hat posted at Pen &s; Prosper.

Podcasts

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

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Why Readers Buy the Books They Buy.

This week’s podcast at Rocking Self-Publishing is all about A Book as a Business Card with Rachel Smets.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Are You Prepared for Breakout Success with Your Next Book?.

The Business of Creativity

Sandra Beckwith presents 6 book publishing models in 2017 posted at Build Book Buzz.

John Soares presents Lost All Your Freelance Writing Clients? Do This… posted at Productive Writers.

Joel Friedlander presents 7 Signs Your Book is “Professionally Published” posted at The Book Designer.

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 June 11, 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.

The Creative Mindset

Lauren presents 3 SIMPLE WAYS TO WIN THE ARGUMENT WITH YOUR INNER CRITIC posted at Lauren Sapala.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Stephanie McKnight presents a Twitter story in response to Prompt #3004 Moving Day is On Hold.

Rosemary Carlson presents The Rainy Day in response to Prompt #3011 The Rainy Day.

Chris Black posted a reply in the comments in response to Prompt #3011 The Rainy Day.

Sharing Our Work

Michael Hartland presents Shillingstone posted at These Songs I Have Been Given.

Jena Henry presents Stay Golden posted at Jena’s Books.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Resources

HOW TO USE PLOT FORMULAS provided by E.A. Deverell.

Writing Tips

Ali Luke presents Ten Sentence-Level Mistakes to Watch Out for When Editing Your Fiction [With Examples] posted at Ali Ventures.

Kristen presents Description—Writer Crack & Finding the Write Balance posted at Kristen Lamb.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Tips for Surviving a Manuscript Read-Through (The Essential Last Step before You Send Out Your Book) posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Abigail Wiley presents 4 Tips for Writing Realistic Sibling Relationships posted at Go Teen Writers.

Sarah Juckes presents 10 Things You’ll Find in Every Bestselling Book posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Big Al presents The Difference Between Alpha, Beta, and ARC Readers posted at Indies Unlimited.

CS Lakin presents Developing a Strong Novel Concept Starting with an Archetype posted at Live Write Thrive.

Chris Winkle presents Creating Your Villain’s Journey posted at Mythcreants.

Brian DeLeonard presents The Chosen One: Trope Reboot posted at Mythic Scribes.

Kevin Nelson presents 5 Crucial Writing Tactics for Beginners posted at Novel Publicity.

Blogging

Elvis Michael presents How to Make Money by Giving Everything Away posted at Blogging Pro.

Ryan Biddulph presents What Are Your Blogging Fears? posted at Blogging Tips.

Lauren Tharp presents What to Do When You’ve Lost Your Motivation to Blog posted at Little Zotz Writing.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Developing Your Own, Personal Style.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about High Concept Branding, Facebook Groups, and Blab.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Have a Tribe and Love Your Tribe.

This week’s podcast at Goins Writer is all about The Role of Writers as Torchbearers for Their Readers: Interview with Nancy Duarte.

The Business of Creativity

Stephanie Ruopp presents Weird Science: Using the Wacky Psychology Behind Negotiations to Your Advantage posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Carla King presents Book Sales Strategies & Tools for Indie Author Success posted at BookWorks.

Marcy Kennedy presents Creating Promotional Material That Works: Swag posted at Fiction University.

Nick Rojas presents Five Social Media Strategies to Make Your Book a Bestseller posted at How to Blog a Book.

Sabrina presents What Are the Ingredients of a Successful Marketing Plan? posted at Digital Pubbing.

Penny Sansevieri presents 10 Ways to Breathe New Life into an Older Book posted at Author Marketing Experts.

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 June 3, 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.

The Creative Mindset

Stephanie Morrill presents 9 Ideas To Make Room In Your Life For Writing posted at Go Teen Writers.

Kristen presents Failure, Betrayal & Setbacks—Sometimes the Only Way Out is THROUGH posted at Kristen Lamb.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Chris Black left a response in the comments to Prompt #901 First Line of the Week – Paul Auster.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Creativity Prompt

Tamara Miles presents The Great Undoing – spoken poetry posted at SoundCloud.

Resources

HOW TO NAVIGATE WRITER’S BLOCK (WRITER WORKSHEET WEDNESDAY) provided by EA Deverell.

Writing Tips

Ali Luke presents Anti-Heroes and Villains: What’s the Difference (and How Do You Write Them Well)? posted at AliVentures.

Janice Hardy presents Keeping Your Characters Compelling Beyond the First Draft posted at Fiction University.

Mary Carroll Moore presents How to Crisp Up Your Writing–Revision Tools for Wordsmithing posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Blogging

Lauren Tharp presents How to Blog Like Every Day is Halloween posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Elvis Michael presents How to Leverage Your Competition as a Blogger posted at Blogging Pro.

Dvora Goldstein presents 7 Ways to Increase the Speed of a WordPress Site posted at Blogging Tips.

Nina Amir presents How to Ride the Coattails of a Current Trend posted at How to Blog a Book.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Creating Audio Dramas with Michael Coorlim.

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

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about High Concept Branding, Facebook Groups, and Blab.

The Business of Creativity

Editor presents How to Deal with Difficult Customers posted at Arts Business Institute.

Penny Sansevieri presents How To Double Your Yes’s From Book Bloggers posted at BookWorks.

Vanessa Walsh presents Why Should Authors Consider Book Translation posted at Babels Books.


Thanks to Vladimir Agafonkin on Flickr for the background for this week’s quote


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 May 21, 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.

The Creative Mindset

Katy Kauffman presents SEVEN GIANTS ALL WRITERS MUST SLAY posted at The Write Conversation.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Tony Lovell presents Not So Emotionless in response to Prompt #2088 First Line of the Week – Wayne Scheer.

Chris Black left a response in the comments at Prompt #1264 First Line of the Week – Dan Krokos.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Resources

EA presents SCRIVENER CORKBOARD TEMPLATES FOR ORGANISATION posted at EA Deverell.

Writing Tips

Kelly McGann presents Want to Double Your Success as a Writer? Do This posted at The Write Practice.

Sandra Knight presents Back to the Beginning: How to Start Writing posted at The Working Writers Club.

Jena Henry presents A Sexagenarian’s How To: Writer’s Apps from A to Z posted at Jena’s Books.

Ali Luke presents Getting Apostrophes Right: From the Easy to the Tricky Cases posted at AliVentures.

Randy Stapilus presents Yes, Your eBook Does Need Chapters posted at BookWorks.

Janice Hardy presents Getting Beyond the First Draft posted at Fiction University.

John Gilstrap presents Which Handgun Should Your Character Carry? posted at Kill Zone.

Joanna Penn presents How To Write Fiction As A Non-Fiction Author posted at The Creative Penn.

Allison Brennan presents The Triangle of Romantic Suspense posted at Romance University.

Abigail Mouring presents Your Novel Is Like A Body posted at Go Teen Writers.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Can You Use Both First and Third Person Narrators in Your Novel? posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Blogging

Sef Cruz presents How to Write a Blog Post in 8 Steps: Back to Basics posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Elvis Michael presents How to Attract Guest Bloggers to Your Blog (With Minimal Traffic) posted at Blogging Pro.

Ryan Biddulph presents 1 Fundamental of Successful Blogging: Clear the Inner World posted at Blogging Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Oyster, Collaborations, and Readability.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Description Through the Third Person Lens.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Intentional Reading for Authors with Maya Goode.

This week’s podcast at Goins Writer is all about How to Monetize a Podcast (or Any Craft): Live Coaching Session with Heather Teysko.

Visual Arts

Editor presents What Sets Your Work Apart? posted at Arts Business Institute.

The Business of Creativity

Scarlett Ballantyne presents Balancing Brand Building with Submitting to Publications posted at Beyond the Blog.

Kristen presents Wisdom from a Hollywood Producer—IT’S ALL B.S. UNTIL THE CHECK CLEARS posted at Kristen Lamb.

CS Lakin presents Growing Your Audience by Growing a Mailing List posted at Live Write Thrive.

Christina Vanvuren presents 4 Top Obstacles Young Writers Face — and How to Beat Them posted at Make a Living Writing.

Jane presents 9 Statistics Writers Should Know About Amazon posted at Jane Friedman.

Sarah DeGeorge presents Safety First! 4 Ways to Protect Yourself as a Freelance Writer posted at The Write Life.

Nina Amir presents Essential Negotiation Skills for Bloggers and Writers posted at How to Blog a Book.

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 May 14, 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.

The Creative Mindset

Todd Brison presents 2 Exercises to Maximize Your Creativity First Thing in the Morning posted at CNBC Make It.

Phoebe Quinn presents HOW TO BALANCE YOUR JOB AND WRITING posted at A Writer’s Path.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Reena Saxena presents The Bravest Act in response to Prompt #2086 Taking on Hitler.

Mark Gardner presents Scandalous Contradiction in response to Prompt #2087 Word of the Week – Farceur.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Writing Tips

VP presents Adventures in Storytelling: Conflict Part 1 posted at VP Morris.

Janice Hardy presents The Trouble With Reactive Protagonists posted at Fiction University.

Kristen presents Save Money on Professional Edits—6 Easy Ways to Clean Up Your Own Manuscript posted at Kristen Lamb.

Charlotte presents 7 Writing Session Savers for When It’s a Slog posted at Charlotte Rains Dixon.

Lee Lofland presents 12 INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT INTERROGATION posted at The Graveyard Shift.

Karen presents How to Begin Writing Your First Screenplay posted at Karen Woodward.

Melissa Abramovitz presents Leveled Reading in Writing for Children posted at The Working Writers Club.

Jody presents 3 Ways to Add Depth to a Novel posted at Jody Hedlund.

Christine Frazier presents The Hero vs. The Secret Good Guy (or How to Chase Your Hero Up a Tree and Pelt Stones at Him in 9 Steps) posted at Better Novel Project.

Blogging

Susan Maccarelli presents To The Blogger Who Wants To Get Published By Another Site But Doesn’t Know Where To Start posted at Beyond Your Blog.

Elvis Michael presents How to Run a Blog Contest Successfully posted at Blogging Pro.

Kristel Staci presents 6 Quick Tips for Better Blog Comment Management posted at Blogging Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Downsizing for Authors with Kevin Tumlinson.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Variations on Third Person.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Value, Cost, and the Latest Author Earnings.

This week’s podcast at Mythcreants is all about Reading vs Watching a Character.

This week’s podcast at PubCrawl is all about POV.

Visual Arts

Editor presents MAYA BEANO posted at I Need a Guide.

The Business of Creativity

Editor presents Artist Success: Printmakers Talk Business posted at Arts Business Institute.

Ali Luke presents A Quick Guide to Formatting Your Microsoft Word Manuscript for Amazon’s Kindle posted at AliVentures.

Andrew Howe presents How to Not Burn Out While Working Freelance posted at Be A Freelance Blogger.

Sandra Beckwith presents Authors and Facebook Live posted at Build Book Buzz.

Pam McCutcheon presents Should I Hire Someone to Upload My Ebook or Do it Myself? posted at Funds for Writers.

Editor presents 8 Book Marketing Mistakes to Ban in 2017 posted at Reedsy.

Oleg Starko presents Going from $75 to $250 per Post… with the Same Freelance Blogging Client (A Step-by-Step Case Study) posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

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

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for April 23, 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.

The Creative Mindset

Elizabeth presents Creative Challenges for Better Productivity posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Stephanie Harvie presents Guardian Angels in response to Prompt #149 Guardian Angels.

Sharing Our Work

Patricia Beal presents My Trip to the Moon and Other Forgotten Miracles posted at ACFW.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Writing Tips

Janice Hardy presents The Single Biggest Mistake Self-Published Authors Make posted at Fiction University.

Oren Ashkenazi presents How to Craft a Character-Driven Story posted at Mythcreants.

Jo Robertson presents Revision with Diction and Syntax posted at Romance University.

KM Weiland presents Top 10 Ways to Rivet Readers with Plot Reveals posted at Word Play.

Shawn Coyne presents Love Story Cheat Sheet /Controlling Idea (Theme) posted at Steven Pressfield Online.

CS Lakin presents 3 Steps to Successfully Outlining Your Novel posted at Live, Write, Thrive.

The Magic Violinist presents 4 Strategies to Make it Through the Dreaded Middle of Your Story posted at The Write Practice.

Blogging

Elvis Michael presents How to Get Over Your Guest Blogging Fears posted at Blogging Pro.

Ryan Biddulph presents 1 Fundamental of Successful Blogging: Know Why and Make it Freeing posted at Blogging Tips.

Glenn Leibowitz presents This is What LinkedIn’s Editors Really Want posted at Write with Impact.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Goins Writer is all about How to Navigate the Intersection of Art and Entrepreneurship: Interview with Steph Halligan.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Project in Depth, “Risk Assessment,” by Sandra Tayler.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Working With Editors with Jason Whited.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about KU Numbers, Stigmas, and Contract Cop-outs.

This week’s podcast at PubCrawl is all about PUBLISHING 101 REDUX – QUERYING & REPRESENTATION.

The Business of Creativity

Page Barnes presents A Newbie’s Guide to Writing for the Huffington Post posted at Beyond Your Blog.

Eva Lesko Natiello presents The Pro Bono Marketing Staff Every Self-Published Author Has at Their Fingertips posted at The Book Designer.

Robert Kingett presents Use Magazine Vendor Websites to Find New Paying Markets posted at Funds for Writers.

Sophie Masson presents The Perfect Back Cover Blurb posted at Writer Unboxed.

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

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for April 16, 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.

The Creative Mindset

Ava Jae presents On Balancing Work, Yourself, and Life posted at Writability.

KM Weiland presents Not Feeling Creative? 4 Ways to Reignite the “Wonder” in Your Writing posted at WordPlay.

Kristen Pope presents A Step-By-Step Guide to Planning Your Writing Retreat posted at The Write Life.

Responses to Writing Reader Prompts

Reena Saxeena presents The Speaker’s Thoughts in response to Prompt #2013 The Long Speech

Rosemary Carlson presents The Old Man by the Sea in response to Prompt #2053 Visual Prompt – High Tide.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Creativity Prompt

Nada Adel presents Takhayyal writing prompt no. 59: Tree of Life?.

Writing Tips

Kathryn Craft presents Building a Chapter for Emotional Impact posted at Writer Unboxed.

Ali Luke presents How I Wrote More Fiction in 2016 than In Any Other Year (Despite Two Small Children) posted at Aliventures.

Lynette Eason presents THE QUESTION OF BECOMING A HYBRID AUTHOR posted at The Write Conversation.

Loucinda McGary presents Five Things to Consider During Revisions posted at Romance University.

Janice Hardy presents The Difference Between Setting and World Building posted at Fiction University.

CS Lakin presents Tips for Weaving Romance into Your Novel posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Blogging

Elvis Michael presents How to Get Over the Fear of Marketing posted at Blogging Pro.

Ryan Biddulph presents 1 Ego-Based Limiting Belief that Stunts Your Blogging Growth posted at Blogging Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about How to Nail Character Voice in First Person.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Price Wars, Gender Bias, and MasterClasses.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Writing to Your Market Versus Writing to Your Muse.

Journaling

Dolly Garland presents A Lesson in Patience and Positivity posted at Kaizen Journaling.

The Business of Creativity

Heather Webb presents 10 Steps to a Successful Book Launch posted at Writers in the Storm.

Xavier Davis presents DRM (Digital Rights Management): What You Need to Know posted at BookWorks.

Elizabeth presents Expanding Book Distribution posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

C. Hope Clark presents Overnight Success posted at Funds for Writers.

Gordon Long presents Design Your Book to Sell posted at Indies Unlimited.

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

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for April 9, 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.

The Creative Mindset

Ryan Biddulph presents 1 Chief Culprit in Blogging Burnout posted at Blogging Tips.

Cathy Fyock presents I THINK I CAN! I THINK I CAN! THE ROLE OF SELF-EFFICACY IN WRITING YOUR BOOK posted at The Write Conversation.

Laura Tong presents 47 Killer Tips All Writers Need When Their Creativity Goes AWOL posted at Write to Done.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Reena Saxeena presents Fame and Fortune in response to Prompt #2010 Word of the Week – Booklegging.

 

 

Creativity Quote of the Week

Writing Tips

Elizabeth presents Pre-Writing posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Alex Limberg presents How to Subtly Boost Your Dialogue’s Power With Body Language posted at Fiction University.

Yvonne Hertzberger presents Guidelines for a Writing Critique Group posted at Indies Unlimited.

CS Lakin presents How Badly Do You Want It, Writers? posted at Live, Write, Thrive.

Michelle Hauck presents Things I Look for When Editing a Query Letter posted at Insecure Writers Support Group.

Chris Winkle presents Choosing Your Story’s Perspective posted at Mythcreants.

Larry Brooks presents What Happens When You “Just Write” Without Truly Understanding How a Story Should Be Written posted at Kill Zone.

Donna MacMeans presents Creating Characters for the Keeper Shelf posted at Romance University.

Jeff Elkins presents 5 Steps to Set Writing Goals You’ll Actually Achieve posted at The Write Practice.

Warren Adler presents The Top 7 Details You Need to Think About When Writing Historical Fiction posted at Writer Unboxed.

Melissa Donovan presents Borrowing, Stealing, and Building Upon Other People’s Writing Ideas posted at Writing Forward.

Blogging

Nina Amir presents Master the 6 Pillars of High-Performance Blogging posted at How to Blog a Book.

Joel Friedlander presents A Blogger’s Progress: Repurposing Content and Driving Traffic posted at The Book Designer.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Using Keywords to Improve Discoverability for Your Book.

This week’s podcast at The Story Tool Kit is all about Dr Strange — 2: Action Storytelling Principles.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Variations on First Person.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about OneBook, Target Readers, and Days of Yore.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Multi-Sense Storytelling and Expanding Your Reach with Cameron Drew.

Videos

The Business of Creativity

Elvis Michael presents How to Get Over the Fear of Marketing posted at Blogging Pro.

Bree Brouwer presents How to Pick Conferences That Will Give You the Most Bang for Your Buck posted at Be A Freelance Blogger.

Xavier Davis presents DRM (Digital Rights Management): What You Need to Know posted at BookWorks.

Emily Wenstrom presents How To Deal When You Experience Low Book Sales posted at The Write Life.

Chelsey Clammer presents What My Submissions Spreadsheet Teaches Me posted at Women on Writing.

Susan Spann presents Pitch Your Novel Perfectly posted at Writers in the Storm.

Shaila Abdullah presents When Having an Agent is Not a Good Thing posted at Funds for Writers.

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