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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for October 19, 2014. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

The Creative Mindset

Maria Popova presents Ray Bradbury on Failure, Why We Hate Work, and the Importance of Love in Creative Endeavors posted at Brain Pickings.

Gregory Ciotti presents 5 Common Creativity Killers posted at Psychology Today.

Writing Quote of the Week

“Advice? I don’t have advice. Stop aspiring and start writing. If you’re writing, you’re a writer. Write like you’re a goddamn death row inmate and the governor is out of the country and there’s no chance for a pardon. Write like you’re clinging to the edge of a cliff, white knuckles, on your last breath, and you’ve got just one last thing to say, like you’re a bird flying over us and you can see everything, and please, for God’s sake, tell us something that will save us from ourselves. Take a deep breath and tell us your deepest, darkest secret, so we can wipe our brow and know that we’re not alone. Write like you have a message from the king. Or don’t. Who knows, maybe you’re one of the lucky ones who doesn’t have to.” ~ Alan Watts

Sharing our Work

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

Liz presents The Scattered Life Collective #5 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Writing Tips

Melissa Donovan presents A Few, Good Writing Tips to Keep You on Your Toes posted at Writing Forward.

KM Weiland presents Why You Should Be Mercilessly Hacking Apart Your Favorite Stories posted at Story Fix.

Janice Hardy presents An Unpredictable (and Fun)Trick to Keep Your Plots Unpredictable posted at Fiction University.

Joe Bunting presents This Writing Exercise Will Get You Unstuck Every Time posted at The Write Practice.

CS Lakin presents Nailing Your Novel’s Genre in Your Opening Scene posted at Live Write Thrive.

Renita D’Silva presents Mistakes Made, Lessons Learned on the Path to Publication posted at Romance University.

Lauren presents How Writers Damage Their Own Self-Esteem, And Don’t Even Know They’re Doing It posted at Lauren Sapala.

Jonathan Gunson presents Don’t Let the “Play-It-Safers” Talk You Out Of Your Writing Potential posted at Bestseller Labs.

Katrina Kittle presents I’d Know That Voice Anywhere posted at Writer Unboxed.

John Yeoman presents How To Open Your Story: Three Dynamic Ways posted at Writers Village.

Simon Kewin presents 33 Writing Terms You Should Know posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Getting Started Again: Writers’ Tips for When You Get Stuck posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Angela Ackerman presents 5 Steps To Find Your Book’s Ideal Audience posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Joanna Penn presents Q&A Time: My Journey, Writing Routine, Author Platform Tips, Global Publishing And Mistakes posted at The Creative Penn.

Mooderino presents Story Structure: Pity, Fear, Catharsis posted at Moody Writing.

Jeff Goins presents Three Steps to Start a Daily Writing Habit posted at Goins Writer.

Elizabeth presents Write Mysteries for Kids… for the Right Reasons posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Blogging

Daniel Scocco presents 6 Steps To An Effective Guest Post posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Sonia Simone presents The 7 Keys to List Posts that Are Worth Writing (and Reading) posted at CopyBlogger.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about The Convention-Author Relationship, with Deirdre Saoirse Moen.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Extraordinary Scenes Hand-Cut from Rice Paper by Bovey Lee posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Jen presents What are your words hiding? posted at Journaling Dangerously.

Julie Fei Fan Balzer presents Art Journal Every Day: A Seven Day Plan posted at Balzer Designs.

Debra presents What is causing you to lose sleep? Start a sleep journal to gain awareness. posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Connie presents Art Journal Wisdom :: Day 3 :: Get It Out, Get It Down posted at Dirty Footprints Studio.

Claire de Boer presents 15 Minutes per Day can Change Your Life posted at The Gift of Writing.

Marianne Ingheim Rossi presents 3 tips for journaling posted at Journaling for Your Life.

Kate Robertson presents Art Journaling Wisdom – My version posted at Queen of Creativity.

The Business of Creativity

Douglas Smith presents A Brave New World: The indie publishing option for short fiction posted at Amazing Stories.

Carol Tice presents How Getting Rejected Made Me a Better Freelance Writer posted at Make a Living Writing.

Spam of the Week

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 12, 2014. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

Announcements

Calling all writers! The Vocabuverse is now opening its doors for any writer/songwriter who wants to have a go at submitting their own material to this amazing universe of words!.

The Creative Mindset

Maria Popova presents Leonard Cohen on Creativity, Hard Work, and Why You Should Never Quit Before You Know What It Is You’re Quitting posted at Brain Pickings.

Art Quote of the Week

I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way — things I had no words for. -Georgia O’Keeffe

Sharing Our Work

Eula presents Listening to the Lullaby posted at View from the Winepress.

Liz presents The Scattered Life Collective #4 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Writing Tips

Larry Brooks presents Last Minute NaNoWrMo Tips posted at Story Fix.

Cedar Sanderson presents Writing on Paper posted at Amazing Stories.

Emily Wenstrom presents 3 Essential Questions for Better Backstory posted at The Write Practice.

Janice Hardy presents Real Life Diagnostics: Is This Prologue Working? posted at Fiction University.

Susan K. Perry, PhD presents The Writing Life: 8 New Tips posted at Psychology Today.

KM Weiland presents What Jane Eyre Can Teach You About Mind-Blowing Heroines posted at The Procrastiwriter.

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

Angela Ackerman presents How To Mine Your Dreams For Story Gold posted at Writers Helping Writers.

CS Lakin presents Don’t Abuse the Dot-Dot-Dots posted at Live Write Thrive.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Importance of Action: Do You Have Enough Happening? posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Bryan Hutchinson presents How To Become A Better Writer Every-Single-Day posted at Positive Writer.

Lauren presents 5 Secrets To Hitting Your Writing Goals posted at Lauren Sapala.

Laurie Schnebly Campbell presents Braiding Your Story posted at Romance University.

Anne Greenwood Brown presents Collaboration posted at Writer Unboxed.

Renee Vaughn presents How to turn a mid-book crisis into a writing triumph posted at Writers Village.

Mooderino presents Where to Start Your Story (Exactly) posted at Moody Writing.

Maeve Maddux presents What To Do About Non-standard English posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Elizabeth presents Story Signposts posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

A. Howitt presents Help! I Accidentally Wrote a Novel posted at Mythic Scribes.

Jo presents 9 Practices to Inspire Your Writing in an Instant posted at Inspire Portal.

Blogging

Daniel Scocco presents Using Formulas to Generate Ideas for Blog Posts posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Julie Fei Fan Balzer presents Some Thoughts on Blogging posted at Balzer Designs.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Fan Writing, with Christopher J. Garcia.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Dramatic Stainless Steel Wire Fairies by Robin Wight posted at This is Colossal.

Jerry’s Blog Squad presents 25 More Perfect Reasons Why Being an Artist is the Best posted at The Splatter.

Tara presents what’s your style? :: exploring drawing {part two} posted at Tara Leaver.

Journaling

Jen presents Trust your intuition (it’s usually right) posted at Journaling Dangerously.

Debra presents Some journal work for tonight…. recalling and focusing on the good from today posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Connie presents Art Journal Wisdom :: Day 2 :: The Blank Page posted at Dirty Footprints Studio.

The Business of Creativity

Deb Mitchell presents How I Broke Out of a Freelancing Slump by Breaking All the Rules posted at Renegade Writer.

Carol Tice presents 37 Essential Freelance Writing Terms You Need to Know posted at How to Make a Living Writing.

Joanna Penn presents Lessons Learned From 3 Years As An Author-Entrepreneur posted at The Creative Penn.

Jeff Goins presents Yes, You Can and Should Self-publish (Here’s Everything You Need to Know) posted at Goins Writer.

Dale Anne Potter presents How do you Market (Self-Promote) Yourself as an Artist? posted at Spreading Positive Creativity.

John Soares presents Does a Freelance Writer Need a Post Office Box? posted at Productive Writers.

Ken presents 6 Ways to Increase Your Industry Knowledge posted at Kenneth Lange.

Credit

Photo Credit: Lady Dragonfly on Flickr

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

 

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for October 5, 2014. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

Announcements

The winner of the C’est Magnifique Mixed Media kit is:

Cest Magnifique Mixed Media Kit winner

Katie, watch your email!

The Creative Mindset

Gregory Ciotti presents How Writing Makes You Happier, Smarter, and More Persuasive posted at Psychology Today.

Carrie Brummer presents Refining Your Creative Practice posted at Artist Think.

Julie Fei Fan Balzer presents Embrace Failure posted at Balzer Designs.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Your creative life is in front of you. Pay yourself forward. Do a little creative work today. Just keep moving in the right direction. Even if you took a detour.  - Tammy Garcia

Resources

Diana Burrell and Linda Formichelli offer Free Checklist: 50 Ways to Build Your Freelance Writing Business Today – No Matter How Much Time You Have posted at The Renegade Writer.

Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Whine-O posted at View from the Wine Press.

Liz presents The Scattered Life Collective #3 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Writing Tips

Darren Andrews presents The Real Power of Fantasy Writing posted at Mythic Scribes.

Simon Kewin presents 36 Poetry Terms posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Larry Brooks presents A Little Help for NaNoWrMo Writers posted at StoryFix.

Douglas Smith presents Where Do We Go From Here?: Career progression for short fiction writers (conclusion) posted at Amazing Stories.

Maria Popova presents Chinua Achebe on the Meaning of Life and the Writer’s Responsibility in the World posted at Brain Pickings.

Chris Fey presents Writing About: The Mob posted at Write with Fey.

Melissa Donovan presents How to Come Up With Writing Ideas When Your Muse is on Vacation posted at Writing Forward.

KM Weiland presents Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 32: Boring Opening Lines posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Janice Hardy presents Back Fill Those Plot Holes posted at Fiction University.

Mary Carroll Moore presents How Chapters Are Built–What to Include, What to Skip, and How to Know If You Actually Have One posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Marcy McKay presents Writers, Here’s How to Give Fear the Finger posted at The Write Practice.

CS Lakin presents Add a Bit of Romance to Your Novel posted at Live, Write, Thrive.

Lauren presents Self-Doubt: The Writer’s Constant Companion posted at Lauren Sapala.

Bryan Hutchinson presents Why Writers Self-destruct and 5 Ways To Thrive Instead! posted at Positive Writer.

Carole Jelen presents The Dozen New Digital Rules Authors Need to Know posted at Writer Unboxed.

Anna Steffl presents Power-up World Building through Point of View posted at Romance University.

Mooderino presents When A Scene Isn’t Working posted at Moody Writing.

Jocelyn Paige Kelly presents 10 Benefits of Writing a Story from a Perspective Different from Your Own posted at Realizing Your Creative Life.

Jo presents How to Beat Writer’s Block: 5 Ways to Face the Blank Page posted at Inspire Portal.

Angela Ackerman presents Emotional Description: 3 Common Problems with Show & Tell posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Moran Chaimovitz presents 3 Good Reasons to Read Your Writing Out Loud posted at Procrastiwriter.

Blogging

Daniel Scocco presents Should I Publish My Best Content In My Own Blog, Or Guest Blog It? posted at Daily Blogging Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at The Creative Penn is all about Productivity Tips And Running Your Author Business With Jen Talty.

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Understanding Royalties, with Paul Stevens.

Video

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Elaborate Textile ‘Collages’ of African Wildlife by Sophie Standing posted at This is Colossal.

Tara presents what’s your style? :: exploring drawing {part one} posted at Tara Leaver.

Journaling

Jen presents Journal prompt: Facing your fears posted at Journaling Dangerously.

Debra presents Fall: a journal writing entry posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Connie presents Art Journal Wisdom :: Day 1 :: Gathering Supplies posted at Dirty Footprints Studio.

Elizabeth Segran presents A New Technique for More Aha Moments: The Surprise Journal posted at Fast Company.

The Business of Creativity

Stuart Aken presents A Painless Way To Get Your Book To Market posted at Writers Village.

Carol Tice presents How Much Should You Charge For Your E-Book? 7 Questions to Help You Decide posted at Make a

Living Writing.
Jeff Goins presents The Amazing Realization That Turns Amateurs into Professionals posted at Goins Writer.

Spam of the Week

For the reason that the admin of this site is working, no hesitation very soon it will be famous, due to its quality contents.

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

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for September 28, 2014. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

Announcements

I have a great giveaway this month, thanks to Deonna at C’est Magnifique Kits. Just look at this beautiful mixed media kit.

Cest Magnifique Mixed Media Kit

This kit is chock full of fabulous stuff. Here’s a complete list:

  • Heidi Swapp: Color Shine: Pink
  • Jacquard: Lumiere Metallic Paint: Citrine
  • American Crafts: Pop Microbeads: Leaf
  • Pink Paislee: Color Wash: Layered Cardstock Frames
  • Ranger: Dina Wakely: Heavy Body Acrylic Paint: Sky
  • Prima: Color Bloom Spray Mist: Gilded
  • Studio Calico: Huey’s Masks: Bubbes Mask
  • Prima: Mini Sachet: Lakeside
  • Prima: Cabriole: Aqua
  • Kaisercraft: Storyteller: Collectables

A few of the items are partial packages, but let me tell you, I have one of these and it is way fun. I am going to be announcing the lucky winner in the first carnival of October. To win, you need to do two things:

  1. leave a comment on this post saying that you’d like to win the C’est Magnifique Mixed Media Kit, and
  2. promise to take a picture of what you make with it to share with Deonna.

This is the last week to win, so get your comments in now! I’ll be announcing the winner in next week’s Carnival.

The Creative Mindset

Maria Popova presents Artist Francis Bacon on the Role of Suffering and Self-Knowledge in Creative Expression posted at Brain Pickings.

Polly Campbell presents Making the Most of Your Mistakes posted at Psychology Today.

Gemma Hawdon presents Five Top Tips For Being A Happy Writer posted at Writers’ Village.

Carrie Brummer presents I Only Make Art When I’m ‘In The Mood’ posted at Artist Think.

Melissa Dahl presents Stop Asking ‘What Should I Do?’ posted at The Science of Us.

Kate Leonard presents 5 reasons why you’re creative amazing posted at Illustration Friday.

Kenneth presents 5 Ways to Double Your Creative Output posted at Kenneth Lange.

Creativity Quote of the Week

The way I dance is by writing. – Anne Lamott

Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents The Other Man posted at View from the Wine Press.

Liz Shaw presents The Scattered Life Collective #2 posted at Lizandrashaw.com.

Resources

Hubspot Blog Post Topic Generator.

Writing Tips

Antonio del Drago presents 5 Characteristics of a Hero posted at Mythic Scribes.

Melissa Donovan presents From 101 Creative Writing Exercises: Report It posted at Writing Forward.

KM Weiland presents How to Write a Negative Character Arc, Pt. 3: The Third Act posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Shanan Haislip presents 4 Effective Ways to Beat Writer’s Burnout posted at Positive Writer.

Janice Hardy presents Writing Basics: How to Use Adverbs posted at Fiction University.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Crafting Pathways in Your Book: Internal Conflict, External Conflict, and How They Form a Story posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

John Vorhaus presents Feel Good and Fail Big posted at Writer Unboxed.

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: Police Officers posted at Write with Fey.

Mooderino presents Waiting For A Story To Get Going posted at Moody Writing.

Jo presents Margaret Atwood’s Ten Tips for Writers posted at Inspire Portal.

Jane presents What Is a Developmental Editor and What Can You Expect? posted at Jane Friedman.

Mary Hodges presents Writing Contests Are Good Practice posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Mike Angley presents Patience, Persistence, Perfection posted at Story Fix.

Elizabeth presents 6 Steps Writers Need to Tame the Story Beast posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Chuck Wendig presents Ten Things to Never Say to a Writer posted at Terrible Minds.

Jeff Goins presents What Unfinished Projects Teach Us About Our Life’s Work posted at Goins Writer.

Seth Koenig presents Eight phrases Stephen King thinks writers should never use posted at Hashtag Maine.

Claire de Boer presents How Writing Your Story Can Help You Forgive posted at The Gift of Writing.

Jennifer Brown Banks presents 4 Reasons Cooking Shows Make the Perfect Recipe For Writing Success…Part 2 posted at Pen and Prosper.

Blogging

Mark Pack presents Are You Throwing Away Readers by Posting at the Wrong Time? posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Joe Bunting presents 5 Elements of a ‘Perfect’ Blog Post posted at The Write Practice.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Publicity for Books.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents New Lifelike Paper Birds by Diana Beltran Herrera posted at This is Colossal.

Tara presents how to loosen up your art { + free printable!} posted at Tara Leaver.

Julie Fei Fan Balzer presents Five Ways to Make Time for Art posted at Balzer Designs.

Journaling

Debra presents A powerful and gracious visualization exercise for your journaling tonight posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Jen presents When you’re pulled to the page posted at Journaling Dangerously.

Jennifer Bomgardner presents Creating Journals for Comfort & Inspiration posted at Stampington.

Jocelyn Paige Kelly presents 5 Ways Keeping a Gratitude Journal Supports Our Creativity posted at Realizing Your Creative Life.

Lisa presents The Blank Page & Vulnerability posted at Lisa Sonora.

Dolly Garland presents 5 Ways to Use Journaling for Motivation posted at Kaizen Journaling.

Quinn presents 10 Commonplace Journal Ideas posted at Quinn Creative.

The Business of Creativity

Michael J. Sullivan presents Marketing 101: Strategies for Growing your Email List posted at Amazing Stories.

Lauren presents The Two Most Powerful Behaviors Of Successful Writers posted at Lauren Sapala.

Stacy McKitrick presents Organize Your Writing Project(s) via a Spreadsheet posted at Romance University.

CS Lakin presents Tweaking Your Writing and Genre for Success posted at Live Write Thrive.

Carol Tice presents The Key E-Book Marketing Step That Most Self-Publishers Miss posted at Make a Living Writing.

Editors presents Self-Publishing Self-Test: How To Determine If You’re A Good Candidate For Self-Publishing Your Book posted at Writer’s Relief.

Linda Formichelli and Diana Burrell presents No, Freelance Writers, You Don’t Need a Blog posted at The Renegade Writer.

Spam of the Week

Piece of writing writing is also a excitement, if you be familiar with afterward you can write otherwise it is difficult to write.

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

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for September 14, 2014. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

Announcements

I have a great giveaway this month, thanks to Deonna at C’est Magnifique Kits. Just look at this beautiful mixed media kit.

Cest Magnifique Mixed Media Kit

This kit is chock full of fabulous stuff. Here’s a complete list:

  • Heidi Swapp: Color Shine: Pink
  • Jacquard: Lumiere Metallic Paint: Citrine
  • American Crafts: Pop Microbeads: Leaf
  • Pink Paislee: Color Wash: Layered Cardstock Frames
  • Ranger: Dina Wakely: Heavy Body Acrylic Paint: Sky
  • Prima: Color Bloom Spray Mist: Gilded
  • Studio Calico: Huey’s Masks: Bubbes Mask
  • Prima: Mini Sachet: Lakeside
  • Prima: Cabriole: Aqua
  • Kaisercraft: Storyteller: Collectables

A few of the items are partial packages, but let me tell you, I have one of these kits and it is way fun. I am going to be announcing the lucky winner in the first carnival of October. To win, you need to do two things:

  1. leave a comment on this post saying that you’d like to win the C’est Magnifique Mixed Media Kit, and
  2. promise to take a picture of what you make with it to share with Deonna.

The Creative Mindset

Ken presents Why Tolerance Attracts Creative People posted at Kenneth Lange.

Maria Popova presents How to Get Out of Your Own Way and Unblock the “Spiritual Electricity” of Creative Flow posted at Brain Pickings.

Jonathan Wai presents Seven Ways to Be More Curious posted at Psychology Today.

Carrie Brummer presents You Are Not Special posted at Artist Think.

Petrea Hansen-Adamidis B.A. Dip. A.T. RCAT presents Create a Happy World posted at Art Therapist.

Jo presents Enhance Your Curiosity, Creativity and Concentration with this Useful Acupressure Point posted at Inspire Portal.

Melissa Goodwin presents How to Teach Creativity Using a MOOC (by building it with friends you’ve never met in person) posted at The Creativity Collective.

Quinn presents Worry, the Creativity Killer posted at Quinn Creative.

Greg Beato presents How To Waste Time Properly: The right distractions boost creativity posted at Nautilus.

Julie Fei Fan Balzer presents 15 Things You Should Give Up to be Happy: Art Version posted at Balzer Designs.

Kate Leonard presents How to see creative potential in what you do posted at Illustration Friday.

Rudiano presents Why you should learn an instrument posted at Rethink Entrepreneur.

Thorin Klowsowski presents How to Find Your Creative Sweet Spot posted at LifeHacker.

Gail Brenner presents 5 Steps to Claiming Your Power by Taming Your Inner Critic posted at Pick the Brain.

Shane Snow presents How to Apply Lateral Thinking to Your Creative Work posted at 99u.

Creativity Quote of the Week

You have to create things that are truthful...I don't mean truthful with a big T,I mean just truthful to yourself... ~ Salomon Lighthelm

Photo Credit: Montserrat Menéndez on Flickr

Creativity Prompt

Allison presents Clootie Well posted at Atlas Obscura.

Sharing our Work

Eula presents Seeing Red posted at View from the Winepress.

Writing Tips

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: Your Character’s Toughest Moment posted at Write with Fey.

Craig Robertson presents Why Am I Still Writing? posted at Mythic Scribes.

Kelly Diels presents Voice. The Beginning posted at Story Fix.

Brad Painting presents Using SCAMPER to Generate Article Ideas posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Susan Gray presents On Writing Science Fiction Theatre – part one posted at Amazing Stories.

Melissa Donovan presents Five Good Grammar Habits Every Writer Should Adopt posted at Writing Forward.

Jackie Johansen presents Doubt Is The Writer’s Troll (How To Defeat It!) posted at Positive Writer.

K.M. Weiland presents Is Your Story’s Voice Turning Away Readers? posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Jodie Renner presents Do You Make These Three Big Mistakes With Dialogue? posted at Writers Village.

Lauren presents The Sticky Spot For Writers: Writing Those Pesky Transition Scenes posted at Lauren Sapala.

Marcy Kennedy presents Self-Published Book Awards: Are They Right for You? posted at Fiction University.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Writing Strong Transitions: Scene to Scene, Chapter to Chapter, How to Keep Your Reader Turning the Page posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Emily Wentstrom presents 3 Things You Need to Know Before Drafting a New Story posted at The Write Practice.

Joanna Penn presents Editing And The Writing Craft. Tips From An Editor posted at The Creative Penn.

CS Lakin presents Nailing Genre by Studying Successful Authors posted at Live Write Thrive.

Tom Pollock presents Writing Around a Day Job posted at Terrible Minds.

Mooderino presents Interesting Characters: You are what you eat posted at Moody Writing.

Elizabeth presents Your Novel’s Language: How Can You Beat the Blah? posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Chad R. Allen presents If You Stop Writing Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later posted at Goins Writer.

Editors presents Writer: When Copying Is Good For Your Career posted at Writer’s Relief.

Suzanne Kamata presents 5 Reasons Novelists Should Write and Publish Short Stories posted at Writer’s Digest.

Blogging

Editors presents The 8 Golden Rules For Blogging Without Being Obnoxious posted at Web Design Relief.

Chitraparna Sinha presents 12 Writing and Grammar Tips for Bloggers posted at Blogging Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Training a Critique Group.

Videos

Visual Arts

Deanne presents Time to Get Back to Work posted at Deanne Olguin Williamson.

Christopher Jobson presents Mysterious Landscapes of People Exploring the World by Nicolas Bouvier posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Jen presents The morning pages posted at Journaling Dangerously.

Debra presents What is one of your proudest achievements? A journal writing session posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Dale presents Stuck? posted at Dale Ann Potter.

Garrett Coan presents Use a Journal For Self-Discovery and Self-Expression posted at The Self-Improvement Blog.

Päivi Eerola presents Creativity Expressed: in Art Journaling posted at Peony and Parakeet.

The Business of Creativity

Anna Sugden presents No Pain, No Gain – Or Looking on the Bright Side of Rejection! posted at Romance University.

Carol Tice presents The Secret to Selling E-Books by the Boatload (Even if You’re Busy) posted at Make a Living Writing.

Jane Friedman presents How to Make Social Media Worth Your Time: When Is Enough Enough? 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 September 7, 2014. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

The Creative Mindset

Maria Popova presents Legendary Songwriter Carole King on Inspiration vs. Perspiration and How to Overcome Creative Block posted at Brainpickings.

Melissa Goodwin presents The Wild Mind posted at Creativity Collective.

Ken presents 3 Ways Creative People Outsmart the Inner Critic posted at Kenneth Lange.

Carrie Brummer presents Finding Your Creative Flow posted at Artist Think.

Kevan Lee presents What I Wish I Knew About Creativity When I Was 20 posted at Buffer.

Seth Apter presents All Sorts of People posted at The Altered Page.

Kate Leonard presents Finding where you left your inspiration posted at Illustration Friday.

Writing Quote of the Week

Let us go forth, the tellers of tales, and seize whatever prey the heart long for, and have no fear. Everything exists, everything is true, and the earth is only a little dust under our feet. -W. B. Yeats

Photo Credit: Hartwig HKD on Flickr

Creativity Prompt

De Profundis presents The Ghost City of Monterano posted at Atlas Obscura.

Editors presents Top 10 Most Haunting Abandones Places on Earth posted at Dynamic Facts.

Resources

Larry Brooks provides a free Powerpoint entitled Story on Steroids from a workshop he did for Writer’s Digest. This link is about halfway down in the article.

Sharing Our Work

Emi Bauer presents 5,000 Miles Later posted at Confessions of an Incompetent Blogger.

Eula McLeod presents Hope posted at View from the Winepress.

Suzanne Millan presents Meet Mama K! posted at The Magic of Oak.

Writing Tips

Frank LaVoie presents Considering the Fantastical posted at Mythic Scribes.

Nina Munteanu presents Ten Questions You Need to Ask Your Characters Before They Can Stay In Your Story posted at Amazing Stories.

Bryan Hutchinson presents How To Become A Prolific Writer While Holding Down A Day Job posted at Positive Writer.

Melissa Donovan presents Creative Writing: Is It Fun or Is It Work? posted at Writing Forward.

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: A Wedding posted at Write with Fey.

KM Weiland presents Maybe Your Bad Guy Is RIGHT! posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Rachelle Gardner presents 7 (Bad) Habits of Highly Successful Authors posted at Books & Such.

John Yeoman presents Three Ways (Not) To Kill Your Story In Its Cradle posted at Writers Village.

Lauren presents 3 Reasons You Should Attend A Writers’ Conference posted at Lauren Sapala.

Janice Hardy presents Listen to Me: Putting Feedback to Good Use posted at Fiction University.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Pros and Cons of Feedback on Your Writing: Finding Out What You REALLY Need (and Getting It) posted at How to Plan, Write and Develop a Book.

Liz Bureman presents Negative Capability: Definition and Examples posted at The Write Practice.

CS Lakin presents The Nemesis Character Type in Your Story posted at Live, Write, Thrive.

Virginia King presents Write What You DON’T Know (Part One) posted at Elizabeth Spann Craig.

Mooderino presents Action Stations!!! posted at Moody Writing.

Jo presents 10 Travel-Inspired Storytelling Techniques posted at Inspire Portal.

About Shanan presents An Open Letter to Lazy Writers posted at The Procrastiwriter.

Hugh Ashton presents Proofreading from Hard Copy posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Anne Peterson presents What Writing a Book Could Cost You posted at Goins Writer.

Susan Shafer presents Writing a Children’s Book? Make It Predictable. posted at The ASJA Word.

Blogging

Daniel Scocco presents 50 Simple Ways to Gain RSS Subscribers posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

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

Videos

Visual Arts

Johnny Strategy presents Long Exposure Photos of Budapest Trams Lit Up with 30,000 LED Lights posted at This is Colossal.

Leon Pomeroy, PhD presents Discover Your Self Through Photography, Part 1 posted at Psychology Today.

Cherie Haas presents Canvas Schmanvas: The Art of Painting the Body posted at Artists Network.

Jenny Frith presents Art Tip #3 – How to Mind Map posted at Jenny’s Sketchbook.

Journaling

Jen presents Before you journal: setting intentions for the journey ahead posted at Journaling Dangerously.

Debra presents 15 Journal Writing Prompts posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Dale Ann presents Journaling, is it worth it? posted at Dale Ann Potter.

John Sledgianowski presents How I Wrote My Way through the Grief of Loss posted at The Gift of Writing.

The Business of Creativity

Taylor presents How to Fail: 25 Lessons Learned through Failure posted at Taylor Davidson.

Ali Luke presents Why Writers Should Fear Obscurity, Not Piracy posted at Ali Ventures.

Joanna Penn presents Author Entrepreneur. How To Sell Books And Products Direct To Customers posted at The Creative Penn.

Carol Tice presents For Writers Considering Self-Publishing: 8 Useful Posts posted at Make a Living Writing.

Margaret Dilloway presents Networking for Writers posted at Writer Unboxed.

Melanie Pinola presents The Freelancer’s Guide to Time Management posted at LifeHacker.

Karen Travis presents Why This Bestselling Author Decided To Start Self-Publishing posted at io9.

Quinn presents Time Is On Your Side–If You Put it There posted at Quinn Creative.

Linda and Diana presents Here’s Why Your Cook Article Ideas Aren’t Selling posted at The Renegade Writer.

Josh Haynam presents The Marketer’s Guide to Using Quizzes to Reach and Engage Your Audience posted at CopyBlogger.

John Soares presents When and How a Freelance Writer Should Hire Help posted at Productive Writers.

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for August 31, 2014. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

The Creative Mindset

Maria Popova presents Picasso on Intuition, How Creativity Works, and Where Ideas Come From posted at Brain Pickings.

Lauren presents How To Radically Boost Your Creativity And Self-Esteem In 5 Minutes posted at Lauren Sapala.

Jo presents Creative Confidence: How to Believe in Yourself [and Your Art] posted at Inspire Portal.

Patrick Ross presents 7 Signs You Have a Creative Brain posted at The Artist’s Road.

Todd Henry presents How To Receive Negative Feedback posted at Accidental Creative.

Carrie Brummer presents How to Kill Curiosity posted at Artist Think.

Melissa Goodwin presents A Growth Mindset for Creativity posted at The Creativity Collective.

Rudiano presents 4 rules every creative should know posted at Rethink Entrepreneur.

Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Betrayal On Nottaway Hill posted at View from the Wine Press.

Kerin Gedge presents What is the Meaning of Aspine? posted at Vocabuverse.

Liz presents Playing Around with Stress posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Art Quote of the Week

The artist must possess the courageous soul that dares and defies. ~Kate Chopin

Creativity Prompt

DoctorMoog42 presents The Gullah Heritage Trail posted at Atlas Obscura.

Resources

How to Write a Scene – free PDF download from John August

Writing Tips

Melissa Donovan presents 10 Tips for Writing a Book posted at Writing Forward.

Bryan Hutchinson presents 3 Myths That Hold Your Best Writing Back posted at Positive Writer.

Chrys Fey presents Passive Voice Misconception posted at Write with Fey.

Lesley Smith presents Fantasy Cartography for Writers Part 1 and Part 2 posted at Amazing Stories.

Dennis Palumbo presents Enough: How Not to Over-Write posted at Psychology Today.

KM Weiland presents How to Write a Negative Character Arc, Pt. 2: The Second Act posted at Helping Writers Become Authors. (See Part 1 here.)

Rachelle Gardner presents 11 Questions for Crafting a Fiction Pitch posted at Books & Such.

Joe Bunting presents How to Become a Better Writer in One, Simple Step posted at The Write Practice.

Jennifer Blanchard presents The Value of ‘Pantsing’ posted at Story Fix.

Jennifer Brown Banks presents 5 Ways to Put More GO Into Your Goal Setting! posted at The Procrastiwriter.

Ashley Carlson presents Using Life’s Hardships to Make You a Better Writer posted at Live Write Thrive.

Janice Hardy presents Deep POV is Not the Only POV posted at Fiction University.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Raise the Emotional Stakes: Strengthening Alchemy between Setting, Character, and Conflict posted at How to Plan, Write, and Develop a Book.

Moderino presents Rewriting: Longer, Faster, Harder posted at Moody Writing.

Joanna Penn presents Writing Thrillers. 50 Lessons Learned From Thrillerfest 2014 posted at Creative Penn.

Sarah presents When you fall down, break your routine, or stop writing: notes on re-starting posted at It Starts With.

Marilyn Brant presents Creativity, Writing, and the Ever-Changing Face of Publishing posted at Romance University.

Anna Kashina presents Five Things I Learned Writing the Guild of Assasins posted at Terrible Minds.

Jan O’Hara presents C-c-considering Cadence: Understanding One Quality of Voice posted at Writer Unboxed.

Jack Heckel presents Fairytale’s Most Wanted: The Five Most Well-Known Character Types posted at Tor.

Selah Janel presents Writing What You Know When There’s No Way to ‘Know’ It posted at Mythic Scribes.

Blogging

Daniel Scocco presents How NOT to Ask for Sponsorship or Advertising: 6 Deadly Mistakes posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Nicole Miller presents 32 Web Writing Tips posted at Buffer.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about What to Do When You Disagree with Your Editor.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Winners of the 2014 iPhone Photography Awards posted at This is Colossal.

Päivi Eerola presents How to Trust Yourself when Creating Art posted at Peony and Parakeet.

Katherine Brooks presents 9 Art Techniques That Anyone Can Do To Jumpstart Creativity posted at Huffington Post.

Chelle presents 16 Art Journal Prompt Ideas for Music Lovers posted at Art Journalist.

Kathleen Johnson Rogers presents 25 Amazing Art Journal Theme Ideas posted at Woke Up With Ideas.

Lee Hammond presents When You’ve Hit The Artistic Wall: Frustration and Creativity posted at Artists Network.

Journaling

Debra presents What is working in your life and what is not? posted at Warm Milk Journal.

Jen presents Showing up at the page each day posted at Journaling Dangerously.

Jeff Goins presents How a Daily Writing Habit Makes You a Better Person posted at Goins Writer.

Jessica Stillman presents Why It’s Worth Making Time for This Lengthy Morning Ritual posted at Inc..

Claire de Boer presents 10 Ways to Ease Depression with Only Your Pen posted at The Gift of Writing.

Lisa presents collecting poetic wisdom for your journal posted at Lisa Sonora.

The Business of Creativity

Ali Luke presents Seven Crucial First Steps for Your Writing Career posted at Aliventures.

Renee Vaughn presents Six Provocative Ways To Become A ‘Real’ Writer posted at Writers Village.

Rae Francouer presents Write Tweets People Read posted at ASJA Word.

Carol Tice presents 140 Websites That Pay Writers in 2014 posted at Make a Living Writing.

Lorraine Mace presents Talking Up Sales posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Zac Johnson presents Facebook Contest Apps – How to Easily Create Facebook Contests posted at Blogging Tips.

Frances Caballo presents Marketing Advice from a Publishing Pro: Jane Friedman Shares Her Best Tips posted at Social Media Just For Writers.

Linda Formichelli presents How to Earn $250 Per Hour As a Freelance Writer posted at CopyBlogger.

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for August 24, 2014. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

The Creative Mindset

Sarah presents Are you in love with the product? Or the process? posted at It Starts With.

Patrick Ross presents 5 Creativity Lessons from Hall of Fame Inventors posted at The Artist’s Road.

Petrea Hansen-Adamidis presents Getting Past Creative Road Blocks posted at Art Therapist.

Steven presents The Sphere of Self-Reinforcement posted at Steven Pressfield Online.

Creativity Quote of the Week

“There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and it will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is nor how valuable nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep yourself open and aware to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. … No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others” ~ Martha Graham

Creativity Prompt

Eric Grundhauser presents Lam Tsuen Wishing Trees posted at Atlas Obscura.

Resources

Write and Sell Your Damn Book – a free ecourse.

Writing Tips

K Ceres Wright presents Stuck for a Story Idea? Go Old School. As in Old Testament. posted at Amazing Stories.

Maria Popova presents C.S. Lewis on the Three Ways of Writing for Children and the Key to Authenticity in All Writing posted at Brain Pickings.

Angie Dixon presents The One Thing You MUST Be Confident About (Your Writing) posted at Positive Writer.

Melissa Donovan presents How to Write a Query Letter for a Literary Agent in Traditional Publishing posted at Writing Forward.

KM Weiland presents Do You Know the Answer to Your Story’s Most Important Question? posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Jonathan Gunson presents 10 Key Questions That Can Determine Your Success As A Writer posted at Bestseller Labs.

Larry Brooks presents The Epidemic and Systemic Sabotage via Brainwashing of Aspiring Novelists posted at Story Fix.

Ashley Capes presents Soft’ Magic Systems Still Have a Place posted at Mythic Scribes.

Joe presents Characterization 101: How to Create Memorable Characters posted at The Write Practice.

Linda George presents Five Ways to Make Good Writing Great posted at Romance University.

Renee Vaughn presents Six Provocative Ways To Become A ‘Real’ Writer posted at Writer’s Village.

Joe Fassler presents Why Stephen King Spends ‘Months and Even Years’ Writing Opening Sentences posted at The Atlantic.

Brooke presents Writing When No One Is Listening posted at Warner Coaching.

Chrys Fey presents Eliminate Redundancies posted at Write with Fey.

Steven Goldsberry presents 17 Writing Secrets posted at Writer’s Digest.

Ali Luke presents Eight Secrets Which Writers Won’t Tell You posted at Aliventures.

Ray Edwards presents 7 “Tricks” to Improve Your Writing Overnight posted at Michael Hyatt.

CS Lakin presents The Cast of Characters in a Novel posted at Live Write Thrive.

Lauren presents How To Build A Kick Ass Writing Group posted at Lauren Sapala.

Jo Malby presents 8 Ways to Reignite Your Passion for Writing and Write [Even if You Don't Feel Like It] posted at Inspire Portal.

Susan Dennard presents How I Stay Motivated During the Tough Times posted at Janice Hardy’s Fiction University.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Emotional Gateways–How They Help You Write and Revise Your Book posted at How to Plan, Write, and Develop a Book.

Angela Ackerman presents 3 Steps to Taking Your Character Further and Deeper With…Anger? posted at Writers Helping Writers.

Mooderino presents Don’t Overstuff Your Verbs: Unpack posted at Moody Writing.

Bill Ferris presents The Six Archetypes Every Novel Needs posted at Writer Unboxed.

Blogging

Osheta Moore presents The Power to Write New Stories posted at The Gift of Writing.

About Shanahan presents Perfecting the Art of Writing Quickly: 5 Tips posted at The ProcrastiWriter.

Jon Morrow presents 317 Power Words That’ll Instantly Make You a Better Writer posted at Boost Blog Traffic.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Science Fiction as Science Education.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Good Badlands: Dry Terrain of the American West Captured in a Brief Moment of Color by Guy Tal posted at This is Colossal.

Dudley presents Four Seasons in one day…. posted at Dudley Redhead.

Richard presents Playing the Painting Game | What to Do When You’re Striking Out posted at Artists Network.

Journaling

Jen presents Choosing your journal posted at Journaling Dangerously.

Debra presents Journal Writing: the benefits of keeping different kinds of journals posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Heather presents 10 journal writing tips that will help you connect more deeply with yourself posted at Heather Plett.

Editor presents 5 Unusual Ideas for Your Next Journal posted at End Papers.

The Business of Creativity

Lela Davidson presents Promote Your Writing On Facebook posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Jessica Stillman presents Should You Turn Your Hobby Into a Business? 5 Questions to Ask posted at Inc..

Carol Tice presents How I Became a More Productive Writer by Doing This One, Simple Thing posted at Make a Living Writing.

Chuck Wendig presents Why You Should Act as Your Own Author-Publisher (At Least Once) posted at Terrible Minds.

James presents Haters and Critics: How to Deal with People Judging You and Your Work posted at James Clear.

Marya Jan presents How To Make Sure Your Ebook Will Sell Before You Write a Single Word posted at Writing Happiness.

Joanna Penn presents How To Find The Right Editor For Your Book And More Editing Questions Answered posted at The Creative Penn.

Megy Karydes presents Easy Ways to Market Yourself posted at The ASJA Word.

Linda and Diana presents How to be Freaking Epic as a Freelance Writer posted at The Renegade 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 August 17, 2014. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

The Creative Mindset

Maria Popova presents Kandinsky on the Spiritual Element in Art and the Three Responsibilities of Artists posted at Brain Pickings.

Polly Campbell presents Boredom and Other Ways to Get Creative posted at Psychology Today.

Alan Henry presents Why Great Ideas Always Come In the Shower (and How to Harness Them) posted at LifeHacker.

Editor presents Can fiction stories make us more empathetic? posted at Science Daily.

Writing Quote of the Week

You want to be a writer? A writer is someone who writes every day — so start writing. -Shonda Rimes

Resources

The Random Art Prompt Generator.

Writing Tips

Melissa Donovan presents Fiction Writing Prompts for the Young Adult (YA) Genre posted at Writing Forward.

Jonathan Gunson presents Growing Readership By “Lighting Up Your Writing” posted at Bestseller Labs.

Larry Brooks presents A Better Way to Open Your Novel posted at Story Fix.

KM Weiland presents Most Common Writing Mistakes, Pt. 31: One-Dimensional Conflict posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Charlie Jane Anders presents Charles Yu’s Insanely Helpful Advice On “Getting Stuck” While Writing posted at io9.

Ali Hale presents Creating Compelling Characters posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Matthew R. Bishop presents Absolutism vs. Ambiguity in Fantasy posted at Mythic Scribes.

Alison presents 6 Tips on Creating Characters for Readers posted at Writing My Truth.

Steven presents A Map to the Secret World posted at Steven M. Long.

Chrys Fey presents Utilize the Dark posted at Write with Fey.

Blogging

Bryan Hutchinson presents Are You Making This Fatal Blogging Mistake? posted at Positive Writer.

Daniel Scocco presents The Art of Writing Catchy Articles: 11 Simple Tips posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Ken presents How to Blog Like a Scientist posted at Kenneth Lange.

Podcasts

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

Videos

Visual Arts

Kate Leonard presents Making the most of your sketchbooks posted at Illustration Friday.

Christopher Jobson presents New Technological Mandalas and Wrapped Books Made from Soldered Computer and Radio Components posted at This is Colossal.

Richard presents The Importance of Art Critiques | 4 Tips for Receiving Feedback posted at Artists Network.

Kelly presents Trust the Process posted at Kelly Kilmer.

Journaling

Tammy presents The Daily Paper Prompts: Index posted at Daisy Yellow.

Jen presents Why journal? It might just save your life posted at Journaling Dangerously.

Debra presents Journal writing and blogging is good for our health! posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Päivi presents Illustrating Poems in Art Journaling posted at Peony and Parakeet.

The Business of Creativity

Felicity Savage presents Marketing As A Metafictional Tool: Harnessing the Power of Misdirection posted at Amazing Stories.

Howard Polskin presents How to Write a Nonfiction E-Book Single Best-Seller posted at Huffington Post.

Peter presents Leveraging Your Book and Platform Strategically posted at Thought Leadership Leverage.

Thanks to Elné for the background texture 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 August 10, 2014. All links will open in a new tab or window, so feel free to click through and leave some love in the comments. Once you close that window, you’ll be right back here for more linky goodness.

The Creative Mindset

Maria Popova presents Dani Shapiro on Vulnerability, the Creative Impulse, the Writing Life, and How to Live with Presence posted at Brain Pickings.

Ken presents Are Deadlines Bad for Creative Work? posted at Kenneth Lange.

Art Quote of the Week

When things go wrong, this is what you should do. Make good art. –Neil Gaiman
Thank you to Elné for the background for this week’s quote.

Writing Tips

Chrys Fey presents How to Create a Heroine of Steel posted at Write with Fey.

Douglas Smith presents Cool Stuff That Might Happen (or Not): Awards, Best of Anthologies, Movies posted at Amazing Stories.

Gemma Hawdon presents 13 Ways How Writers Can Survive The Dreaded Waiting Stage posted at Postive Writer.

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

K.M. Weiland presents How to Tell if Your Protagonist Needs a Better Goal posted at Helping Writers Become Authors.

Jeffrey Davis, M.A. presents How to Live the Brave Story You Must Write posted at Psychology Today.

Michael Cairns presents Is Single-Genre Fiction Outdated? posted at Mythic Scribes.

Jonathan Gunson presents On Writing And The Fear Of Being True To Yourself posted at Bestseller Labs.

PaperBlanks presents Why Write? 10 Great Reasons from the Pros posted at End Papers.

Jennifer Blanchard presents Hint to Writers: Use the Thesaurus with Caution posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Linda and Diana presents If You Don’t Read Magazines, Don’t Try to Write for Them posted at The Renegade Writer.

Charlie Jane Anders presents 10 Tips And Tricks For Creating Memorable Characters posted at io9.

Blogging

Daniel Scocco presents Your Most Popular Stuff Must Go On Mondays posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Adjusting Character Proactivity.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents New Work by Faith47 on the Streets of London and Cape Town posted at This is Colossal.

Journaling

Debra presents A Journal Exercise: What is Possible? posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Editor presents Expressive writing may help breast cancer survivors posted at Science Daily.

Chelle presents List Love: 101 List Prompts For Your Art Journals posted at Art Journalist.

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