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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for July 24, 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 Brown Banks presents How Our Errors Can Enhance Us… posted at Pen & Prosper.

Karli-Marie presents 6 Easy Tips to Help You Bust Through Your Creative Slump posted at Tangie Baxter & Co.

Jennifer presents How to Stay in the Zone when Creating posted at Jennifer Loudon.

Meredith Resnick presents Your Muse? Loves Risk. posted at The Writers [Inner] Journey.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

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Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents On Another Night posted at View from the Winepress.

Liz presents BOOK REVIEW: THE SHELL COLLECTOR BY HUGH HOWEY posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

William Savage presents Let There be Light! posted at Pen and Pension.

Creativity Quote of the Week

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Resources

Larry Brooks presents Story Engineering Presentation Notes posted at StoryFix.

Writing Tips

Lauren presents HAVE A NANOWRIMO MANUSCRIPT STASHED AWAY SOMEWHERE? THIS ARTICLE IS FOR YOU. posted at Lauren Sapala.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Balancing the Three Key Elements of Story posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

CS Plocher presents What We Can Learn from J.K. Rowling’s Series Grid posted at Better Novel Project.

Jody presents Spicing Up a Story With Similes & Metaphors posted at Jody Hedlund.

KM Weiland presents Find Out if Your Prologue Is Destroying Your Story’s Subtext posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Ilsa J. Bick presents Facing Dark Times as a Writer posted at Fiction University.

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

Joe Kawano presents 3 PLACES TO LOOK FOR INSPIRATION FOR YOUR STORIES posted at Launch Your Universe.

Melissa Donovan presents 8 Common Creative Writing Mistakes posted at Writing Forward.

Amanda Patterson presents 9 Famous Fictional Narcissistic Mothers – And How To Write About Them posted at Writers Write.

Adria J. Cimino presents What’s in a Name? How to Avoid the “Claire” Confusion posted at Writers in the Storm.

Jeff Elkins presents How to Write Dialogue Without Using Adverbs posted at The Write Practice.

Steven presents The Magic of TK posted at Steven Pressfield Online.

CS Lakin presents A Look at the Second Pinch Point in Stories posted at Live Write Thrive.

Kristen Lamb presents The Hard Truth About Being a Professional Writer posted at Warrior Writers.

John Henderson presents 5 Bad Writing Habits You Can Do Without posted at Novel Publicity.

Ali Luke presents Want to Write a Novel? Here’s How to Get Started posted at Aliventures.

Sheila Wisz Ellayn presents The Magic of Fantasy — Let’s Love the Unreal posted at Mythic Scribes.

Blogging

Hal Licino presents The Top 12 Features To Add To Your Blogging Email Newsletter posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Jade Phillips presents 10 Time-Wasting Blogging Mistakes That Hurt Your Reputation posted at The Write Life.

Linda Formichelli presents How to Actually Do All the Things You Thought Freelancing Would Free You to Do posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Q&A on Elemental Horror, with Steve Diamond.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Grow Your List While Building Your Readership with Derek Webb of NoiseTrade.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Penny Sansevieri, Event Results and Bestseller Lists.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Putting the SMART into Social Media Marketing.

This week’s podcast at LittleZotz Writing is all about The Pros and Cons of Content Mills.

This week’s podcast at Rocking Self Publishing is all about The Selling Power of Tropes with J.A. Cipriano.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Carving the Moon: A New Woodcut Print by Tugboat Printshop posted at This is Colossal.

Editor presents Photography: Nirav Patel posted at I Need a Guide.

Journaling

Dolly Garland presents 5 Ways Journaling Can Improve Learning Agility posted at Kaizen Journaling.

Claire de Boer presents For Those Days When You Feel Lost And Broken posted at The Gift of Writing.

The Business of Creativity

Rachelle presents Finding Comparable Books posted at Rachelle Gardner.

Editor presents How Trunk Shows Can Grow Your Handmade Business posted at Arts Business Institute.

Bryan Hutchinson presents 15 Clever Offline Marketing Ideas for Authors You’ll Want to Use! posted at Positive Writer.

Carol Tice presents Transform Your Freelance Marketing: 5 Things You’re Probably Getting Wrong posted at Make a Living Writing.

EC Myers presents BUYING TIME TO MAKE GOOD ART posted at PubCrawl.

Jane presents An Alternative to ACX for Audiobook Production and Distribution posted at Jane Friedman.

Penny Sanseviere presents 5-Minute Book Marketing for Indie Authors posted at BookWorks.

Joanna Penn presents Print Only Products: Turn Your Book Into A Notebook Or Workbook posted at The Creative Penn.

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 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.

The Creative Mindset

Joe Kawano presents STORIES ARE SEEDED FROM HOPE posted at Launch Your Universe.

Jennifer presents How I’m STILL Learning to Write posted at Jennifer Louden.

Bryan Hutchison presents What Do You Love Most About Writing? posted at Positive Writer.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Mark Gardner presents Fracas in response to Prompt #1786 Only Regrets.

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Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents I Think That I Shall Never See . . . posted at View from the Winepress.

Colin presents Winter in Bali posted at Colin Switalski.

Liz presents BOOK REVIEW: HALF WAY HOME BY HUGH HOWEY posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

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Writing Tips

Mark Nichol presents How Long Should a Paragraph Be? posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Mary Carroll Moore presents How to Avoid Middle Slumps–Maintaining Tension in Your Story posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Christine Frazier presents How to Write a Fight Scene (in 11 Steps) posted at Better Novel Project.

Jody presents 3 Main Reasons Why People Read Romance Novels posted at Jody Hedlund.

KM Weiland presents My Writing Process, Pt. 2 of 2: How I Use Scrivener to Write My First Drafts posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Janice Hardy presents Deepen the World Building and Setting posted at Fiction University.

John Wong presents The Metrics of Writing posted at Mythic Scribes.

Larry Brooks presents The Key to Criteria-Driven Story Development posted at Story Fix.

Jo Malby presents A. L. KENNEDY’S 10 RULES FOR WRITING FICTION posted at Inspire Portal.

Ali Luke presents Are You Using “Said” Too Frequently? Dialogue Tags and Dialogue Beats Explained posted at Aliventures.

Lauren presents INFJ OBSESSION: ARCHETYPE AND THE PSYCHIC BOND posted at Lauren Sapala.

Blogging

Jennifer Banks Brown presents Are You Sabotaging Your Blog’s Success? posted at Pen & Prosper.

Ali Luke presents Five Ways to Do Something Different With Your Content Today posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Horror as a Subgenre.

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Audio, Contracts and Product Placement.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Podcasting for Writers Without Wasting Your Time.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about Online Marketing for Busy Authors, with Fauzia Burke.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Bonsai Tree Houses by Takanori Aiba posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Claire de Boer presents Permission To Live Your Own Life posted at The Gift of Writing.

Linda Fairburn presents Linda’s Story-Map Journal – Travel Journal Interviews posted at Journey Jottings.

Terri Pous presents 18 Undeniable Things All People Who Are Obsessed With Journals Know To Be True posted at BuzzFeed.

Jen presents Journal spotlight: Dream journal posted at Journal Wild.

Julie Shahin presents Art Journaling 101: Why Art Journal? posted at Tangie Baxter & Co.

The Business of Creativity

Rachelle presents How to Talk to Publishers and Agents posted at Rachelle Gardner.

John Soares presents How Freelance Writers Land Great Clients on the Phone posted at Productive Writers.

Ashley Gainer presents When Your Freelance Blogging Fears Get the Best of You, Use These 3 Reminders 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 July 10, 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

Thanks to Chuck Downing over at A Day in the Life of a Science Fiction Writer for his Mention of The Writing Reader in his post, Summer Reprise Series #1: Where do you get your ideas?

The Creative Mindset

Jennifer Brown Banks presents Why You Should Keep a “Feel-Good File”… posted at Pen & Prosper.

Jennifer presents Why I’m So Very Grateful I Was Rejected posted at Jennifer Louden.

Art Holcomb presents The Nature of Talent posted at StoryFix.

Bryan Hutchinson presents I’m a Writer! But I Feel Like a Fake, A Ridiculous Phony posted at Positive Writer.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Frank L. Parker presents Third Person in response to Prompt #1756 The Morning After.

Mark Gardner presents Hatred in response to Prompt #1766 Word of the Week – Presage.

Chuck Downing presents Response to The Writing Reader Prompt #1778 – Siege in response to Prompt #1778 Siege.

Winona presents a response to Prompt #1777 St. Triduana in the comments.

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Sharing Our Work

Melinda presents His Regret, a Short Story posted at MelindaKucsera.

Rob McLeod presents Summer Rains posted at Florida Cracker Chronicles.

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

Kelly Dunning presents Exploring the Temples of Bagan, Myanmar by Bicycle posted at Global Goose.

Liz presents Book Review: Another Country by James Baldwin posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

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Writing Tips

Mark Nichol presents 10 Tips for Getting a Staff Writing Job posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Jody presents The Most Important Type of Edit and Where to Get It posted at Jody Hedlund.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Planting Sensory Details–What to Use, When to Use It–for Emotional Impact in Your Writing posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Rachelle presents Focus on Writing the Best Book You Can posted at Rachelle Gardner.

Jessica Bylander presents How To Write A Hit Comedy Script: Advice from Playwright Jessica Bylander posted at Better Novel Project.

Pearson presents Guest Post by Andrea Pearson posted at JA Konrath.

Lisa presents Stuff My Writing Students Say, Part 19 posted at Lisa Romeo Writes.

Stephanie Orges presents 5 Ways to Build a Detailed World Without Boring Your Readers posted at Be Kind Rewrite.

Lauren presents The Truth about Writting Good Sex Scenes posted at Lauren Sapala.

Blogging

Tom Ewer presents 7 Lessons from a Full Time Freelance Blogger posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Jenha Dening presents 5 Psychology Principles to Create More Compelling Content posted at Be A Freelance Blogger.

Podcasts

Writing Excuses is all about Fashion for Writers, with Rebecca McKinney.

The Sell More Books Show is all about Negative Reviews, iBooks and Amazon’s Favor.

The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Advanced Product Funnels To Sell More Books.

The Author Biz is all about Hacking the Editing Process.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Software Architect Turned Photographer Alexander Safonov Captures Breathtaking Underwater Scenes off the Coast of South Africa posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Debra presents What do I believe? Tonight’s Journal Writing Prompt posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Dolly Garland presents Developing Daily Journaling Habit for the New Year posted at Kaizen Journaling.

Kate Davis presents 23 ideas for the first page of your journal or notebook posted at Dark Tea.

Clair de Boer presents 10 Ways To Awaken To Your True Self posted at The Gift of Writing.

The Business of Creativity

SR Johannes presents Pros and Cons of Indie Publishing posted at Fiction University.

Diana Urban presents 98 Book Marketing Ideas That Can Help Authors Increase Sales posted at BookBub.

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 3, 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

Judith Handelsman Smith presents the spirituality of writing: A narrative meditation on ways to undo the fear of un-writing, unblock writing blocks, and heal posted at Writers Inner Journey.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Mark Gardner presents Sunshine posted at Article 94.

Cliff Letts presents a response to Prompt #1751 No Time in the comments of the post.

MD Flyn presents Good Old Fashioned Cookie Sabotage – Original Flash Fiction posted at Prompt #1766 Word of the Week – Presage.

Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents In Spite Of Me posted at View from the Winepress.

Liz presents Book Review: Arrival (Maddy Young Saga Book 1) by Nick Pirog posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

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Writing Tips

Anna Campbell presents Romantic Relationships posted at Romance University.

CS Lakin presents How Writers Can Create Continuity in Showing the Passing of Time posted at Live Write Thrive.

KM Weiland presents Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 49: Weak Conjunctions posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Angie Dicken presents Why An Author Should Try Pinterest posted at The Writers Alley.

Stephanie Morrill presents Writing Advice Examined: Books aren’t written – they’re rewritten. posted at Go Teen Writers.

Monica M. Clark presents 5 Questions New Writers Ask posted at The Write Practice.

Janice Hardy presents Tighten the Character Descriptions posted at Fiction University.

Mark Nichol presents Calculate Your Average Sentence Length posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Sarah presents How to Give (and Get) Great Feedback On Your Writing posted at Sarah K Peck.

Christine Frazier presents The 3 Worst Traits of the YA Heroine posted at Better Novel Project.

Blogging

Ali Luke presents Six Straightforward Ways to Structure a Blog Post [With Examples] posted at Aliventures.

Nick Thacker presents 33 Ways to Instant Blogging Failure posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Rachelle presents To Blog or Not To Blog, That is the Question posted at Rachelle Gardner.

Podcasts

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

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about How Authors Sell Publishing Rights With Orna Ross.

This week’s podcast at The Author Biz is all about The Value of Challenging Your Assumptions, with Annie Bellet.

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

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents The Explosively Colorful Spray Paint Portraits of David Walker posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Debra presents Counting your blessings: a Monday morning journal writing exercise posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Lynne Cantwell presents How to Set Your Book Free on Amazon posted at Indies Unlimited.

Barb Drozdowich presents Why Book Blog Tours Shouldn’t be About Selling Books posted at How To for Authors.

Carol Tice presents How to Land That First Big Magazine Writing Assignment posted at Make a Living Writing.

Jay Swanson presents 5 Steps to Great Cover Art posted at Jane Friedman.

June Stevens Westerfield presents Does Your Website’s First Impression Sell Books? posted at Writers in the Storm.

Alicia Rades presents 9 Tips for Landing Clients With Your Website [From Bloggers Who’ve Done It!] posted at Be a Freelance Blogger.

John Soares presents Why Good Writing Clients Are Hard to Find but Easy to Keep posted at Productive Writer.

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 26, 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

Laney Smith of Redlands releases new book, ‘What He’s Done’.

The Creative Mindset

Joe Konrath presents A Gentle Reminder posted at JA Konrath.

Lisa Alber presents Hope After (Traditional Publishing) Rejection posted at Lisa Romeo Writes.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Mark Gardner presents Hatred posted at Article 94.

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Sharing Our Work

Rob McLeod presents When Do You Realize You’re A ‘Cracker?’ posted at Florida Cracker Chronicles.

Liz presents Book Review – Another Country by James Baldwin posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

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Writing Tips

Mariella Hunt presents 3 Things Writers can Learn about Storytelling from Children posted at StoryLight.

Martha Alderson presents How to Use a Plot Planner posted at Jane Friedman.

Michael J. Sullivan presents Get in Good With Goodreads posted at Writer’s Digest.

Jody presents 5 Ways Writers Get Lazy posted at Jody Hedlund.

Alan Gelb presents Writers: readers will never hold clean, simple writing against you posted at Writer’s Journey.

Janice Hardy presents Clarify the Theme posted at Fiction University.

KM Weiland presents What the heck is the Inciting Event? posted at Kill Zone.

Mark Nichol presents 5 Tips About Writing with Rhythm posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Alicia Rades presents Relax! Beta Readers Aren’t Scary: Here Are 3 Truths About Them posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Blogging

Slavko Desik presents 5 Things That Make Sure Your Content Pass The Test Of Time posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

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

This week’s podcast at The Sell More Books Show is all about Live Events, Cliffhangers and Reviews.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about James Altucher on Choosing Yourself for Writers.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents “Guerilla” Tree Sculptor in North Yorkshire Identified (is not Banksy) posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Debra presents The Power of Three: Tonight’s Journal Writing Exercise posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Tee Morris and Pip Ballantine presents 5 Ways to Use Instagram as an Author posted at Jane Friedman.

John Soares presents Should a Freelance Writer Have a Blog? posted at Productive Writers.

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

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for May 1, 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

Michael Priebe presents A Writer’s Motivation for the Dark Days… posted at Pen & Prosper.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Mark Gardner presents Trial in response to Prompt #1703 Word of the Week – Fatuous.

Chuck Downing presents My response to Prompt #1702 Slave Country posted at Prompt #1702 Slave Country.

Amy presents a response in the comments to Prompt #1546 Men and Body Shame.

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Sharing Our Work

Teju presents A Moment In Time posted at SmoulBlog.

Frank presents Reed, Andrew:#atozchallenge posted at Frank Parker’s Author Site.

Liz presents This is Real Life #42 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

I read, I travel, I become. -Derek Walcott

Writing Tips

Pamela Hodges presents 7 Steps to Procrastinate Less and Meet Your Writing Deadlines posted at The Write Practice.

Laurie Tomlinson presents Tackling the Revise + Resubmit Request posted at Writer’s Alley.

Mark Nichol presents Epithets Add Character posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Tim Akers presents Making Storytelling a Game posted at B&N SciFi & Fantasy.

Charlie Jane Anders presents 11 Ways to Write a Character-Focused Story That Still Feels Action-Packed posted at io9.

Stephanie Morrill presents How To Change The Heart Of Your Characters posted at Go Teen Writers.

Ali Luke presents Is Your Writing Art – and Should it Be? posted at Aliventures.

KM Weiland presents The Crucial Way to Figure Out How Much Time Your Story Should Cover posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Keri Ford presents Writing as a Southerner posted at Romance University.

Janice Hardy presents Finding the Right Balance With Your Stage Directions posted at Fiction University.

Heather Webb presents Tackling a Writer’s Greatest Challenge—Time Management posted at Writers in the Storm.

Rachelle presents 10 Things Editors Look for in Non-Fiction posted at Rachelle Gardner.

Steven presents Make Your Hero Suffer, Part Four posted at Steven Pressfield Online.

Joe Moore presents Editing Tips for the Indie Author posted at The Kill Zone.

Blogging

Ali Luke presents Five Easy Ways to Make the Most of Your Blog Archives posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Idea as Subgenre, With Nancy Fulda.

This week’s podcast at The Self-Publishing Broadcast is all about Social Media Mastery with Tara Jacobsen.

Videos

Visual Arts

Johnny Strategy presents The Dense Microcosmic Worlds of Painter Robert S. Connett posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Debra presents What is important in life? A journal writing exercise posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Editors presents 6 Great Ways to Use Your Next Journal posted at Paperblanks.

The Business of Creativity

Dave King presents The Perils of Self-Publishing posted at Writer Unboxed.

Chris Well presents What You Need to Know About Publicity Before You Self-Publish posted at The Write Life.

Kimberley Grabas presents 7 Book Marketing Trends Authors Can’t Afford to Ignore posted at The Book Designer.

Tricia Mool presents Twitter Marketing for Freelancers: A Simple Strategy That Gets Big Results 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 April 10, 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

Eric presents How To Focus: 5 Research-Backed Secrets To Concentration posted at Barking up the Wrong Tree.

Maria Popova presents John Steinbeck on Writing, the Crucible of Creativity, and the Mobilizing Power of the Impossible posted at Brain Pickings.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Mark Gardner presents Scandal in response to Prompt #1689 Word of the Week – Tortuous.

Amy Koch Johnson replied to Prompt #8: Happiness in the comments.

Sharing Our Work

Robin Cisar presents For the Love of God, I Will Walk posted at Walk for the Waiting.

Ollie presents The Thing I’m Afraid to Say posted at Adventure by Ollie.

Liz presents This is Real Life #40 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

I dream my painting and I paint my dream. - Van Gogh

Writing Tips

Jessica West presents Book Critique ABCEs: a How-To for Authors posted at Kate Tilton.

Janice Hardy presents Revision Prep: Create an Editorial Map posted at Fiction University.

Kathy Stewart presents Creating Compelling Characters posted at Romance University.

Melissa Donovan presents What Makes Iconic Characters Unforgettable? posted at Writing Forward.

Blogging

Mark Nichol presents How to Write Headlines and Subheads posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Ali Luke presents How to Write Faster Blog Posts (Every Time) posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Idea, as Genre, with Nancy Fulda.

This week’s podcast at NY Public Library Blog is all about Ron Rash on Writer Survival and Place.

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Deciding What To Give Up. Pursuing A Life Of Writing With Kevin Tumlinson.

Videos

Visual Arts

Jason Marshall, PhD presents How to Use Histograms to Fix Your Pictures posted at Quick and Dirty Tips.

Staff presents ALICE WELLINGER posted at I Need a Guide.

Christopher Jobson presents Urban Origami Installations on the Streets of Hong Kong and Vietnam by Mademoiselle Maurice posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Debra presents Ten things I am thankful for today: a gratitude journal entry posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Bryan Hutchinson presents It’s Time to Discover the Right Time for Your Writing Career posted at Positive Writer.

Lisa presents What Not to Say in Your Cover Letter to a Literary Journal (or possibly, to any media venue, ever) posted at Lisa Romeo.

Penny Sansevieri presents Amazon Reviews for Indie Authors 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 April 3, 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

Maria Popova presents Joni Mitchell on Freedom, the Source of Creativity, and the Dark Side of Success posted at Brain Pickings.

Adrienne Giordano presents Dealing With Rejection posted at Romance University.

Dan Blank presents Creative Work is Performance. Assess Your Creative Health Now. posted at Writer Unboxed.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Mark Gardner presents Dragons in response to Prompt #1592 Word of the Week – Escapology.

Hema presents Lost and Found! in response to Prompt #1583 Lucha Libre.

Louise Gallagher presents Trapped inside, her song stayed silent in response to Prompt #1590 Insomnia.

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Sharing Our Work

Evelyn Mann presents A Mother’s Dilemma: Get It All Done posted at A Miracle in my Living Room.

Liz presents This is Real Life #29 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

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Writing Tips

Charlie Jane Anders presents How to Make People Fall in Love With Your Ridiculously Competent Hero posted at io9.

KM Weiland presents The 5 Secrets of Choosing the Right Setting for Your Story’s Climax posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Janice Hardy presents Pondering the Prologue: Keep it or Kill it? posted at Fiction University.

Mark Nichol presents How to Invent Names for Your Genre Novel posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Blogging

Ali Luke presents One Very Simple Way to Come Up With More Blog Post Ideas Than You’ll Ever Need posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Wonder as a Subgenre.

Visual Arts

Kate Sierzputowski presents New Book by Chris Maynard Explores the Symbolism and Art of Sculpting with Feathers posted at This is Colossal.

Drew Hopper presents How I Work With Compositional Lines in Photos posted at PetaPixal.

Journaling

Debra presents What is home? A journal writing exercise for this evening posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Staff presents Publishing Industry Vocabulary, Lingo, And Slang Used By Publishers And Authors posted at Writer’s Relief.

Randy Stapilus presents Goodreads Book Reviews for Indie Authors 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 March 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

Miriam Schulman presents The Creative Habit (4 best books on powerful habits) posted at Schulman Art.

Priscilla Frank presents 37 Art Therapy Techniques For De-Stressing posted at Huffington Post.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

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Sharing Our Work

Jena Henry presents The Ides of the Marchs- Channeling Louisa May Alcott posted at Jena’s Books.

Maighread presents Ostara/Spring Equinox posted at Maighread MacKay, Author & Artist.

LA presents In the Twist Chapters 1-2 posted at LA Stockmand.

Creativity Quote of the Week

You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club -Jack London

Resources

Carla King presents Great Free Editing Tools for Indie Authors posted at BookWorks.

Writing Tips

Sharon Bially presents The Skinny On Blurbs posted at Writer Unboxed.

Mark Nichol presents Showing, Not Telling, Personality Through Speech and Thought posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Janice Kersh presents Effective Techniques for Generating Writing Ideas posted at Romance University.

Kevin Springer presents Battling Distractions While Writing (a.k.a How I wrote a book with ADHD and tips to… look a squirrel!) posted at Fiction University.

Melissa Donovan presents Homophones, Homonyms, and Homographs posted at Writing Forward.

Julia Reffner presents Ask Yourself: What is My Best Writing Work for the Day? posted at The Writer’s Alley.

Rebecca Faith Heyman presents The Myth of the Everyreader posted at Jane Friedman.

Jody presents The Critical Importance of Crafting a Strong Opening posted at Jody Hedlund.

Blogging

John Soares presents Should a Freelance Writer Have a Blog? posted at Productive Writers.

Ali Luke presents Six Simple Steps to Writing Your Best Post Yet posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

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

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Going Global. Self Publishing Tips From Dan Wood From Draft2Digital.

Videos


Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Leaf Paintings by Brad Kunkle posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Debra presents What Do I Know? Tonight’s Journal Writing Exercise posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Adam Zetterlund presents 4 Strategic Ways to Get Great Freelance Writing Jobs From the Start 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 March 5, 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

MD Jackson presents When Art Gets Rejected posted at Amazing Stories.

Response to Writing Reader Prompt

Hema presents Short Story – The Wolf of Dras in response to Prompt #1646 It’s all about the Wolves.

Di responded to Prompt #1244 Visual Prompt of the Week – Giddyup! in the comments section.

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Sharing Our Work

Damien Murphy presents For You… posted at Hello Poetry.

Art Quote

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Writing Tips

Debbie Burke presents What a Critique Group Can…and Cannot…Do For You posted at Kill Zone.

Mark Nichol presents A Writing-Competence Matrix posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Janice Hardy presents Balancing the Number Characters and the Scale of Your World posted at Fiction University.

Barbara White Daille presents Give Your Heroes Some Help: Supporting Characters Lend a Hand posted at Romance University.

Alexandria Younk presents Get Rid of Writing Distractions and Master Motivation! posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Blogging

Marya presents 4 Biggest Blogging Myths That Lead to Bloggers Giving Up posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Newton’s Laws of Writing.

This week’s podcast at Upgrade Your Story is all about Interview with Author Claudia H. Long.

Visual Arts

Ed Fairburn presents Artist Transforms Contours, Roads and Borders Into Stunning Portraits posted at Twisted Sifter.

Kate Sierzputowski presents Geometric Collages Created From Layers of Vintage File Folders and Index Cards posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Debra presents Counting your blessings: a Monday morning journal writing exercise posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Rebecca Faith Heyman presents 3 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Chances with an Agent posted at Jane Friedman.

Mridu Khullar Relph presents 7 Clever Ways to Turn Your Old Blog Posts Into Cash 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!