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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for October 27, 2013. 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

Liz Shaw presents Where do Ideas Come From? posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up. -Pablo Picasso

Writing Tips

Phillip Overby presents Cover to Cover II: From Idea to Story posted at Mythic Scribes.

Charlie Jane Anders presents 10 Ways to Make Everyone Root for Your Amoral Protagonist posted at io9.

Gary Korisko presents How to Find Clarity & Confidence as a Writer posted at Goins Writer.

Art Holcomb presents Improving Your Fiction: The Relationship Chart – Part 2 posted at Story Fix.

Chris Gerwel presents Crossroads: Negotiating the Unreal in Magic Realism and Fantasy posted at Amazing Stories.

Chrys Fey presents Chrys’ Writing Rules: Don’t Start Sentences With These Words! posted at Write with Fey.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about The Internal Heckler vs. The Internal Editor.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents The embroidery of Daniel Kornrumpf posted at This is Colossal.

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for June 2, 2013. 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.

Sharing Our Work

Liz Shaw presents Small Goals and a Theme for 2013 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Julie Farrar presents Empty Nest Syndrome? Pffffffft posted at Traveling Through – an old post but worth reading during this season when young people transition out of the family home.

Ilavaluthy presents Rape – Don’t punish it, prevent it! posted at Ila, trying to find a place in the world

Creativity Quote of the Week

Laughter is timeless, imagination has no age, and dreams are forever. -Walt Disney

Writing Tips and Prompts

Ricky L. Brown presents Resurrecting the Literary Dead posted at Amazing Stories.

Charlie Jane Ander presents How to Turn a High Concept Idea into an Actual Story posted at io9.

Michael presents How to Start Writing When You Don’t Feel Like It posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Chrys Fey presents Writing About Children posted at Write with Fey.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about What the Avengers Did Right.

The Business of Creativity

Gabriela Pereira presents Navigating the Guest Post Process posted at DIY MFA.

Steve Aedy presents The Art of Writing for the Web posted at Web Search Social.

Danielle LaPorte presents 17 Declarations on Business Life posted at Danielle LaPorte.

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Credits

Thanks to ricoeurian for the background for today’s writing quote.

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for March 24, 2013. 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

Beth Barany presents Writing Contests: For writers inside & outside of California posted at Writer’s Fun Zone.

The Creative Mindset

Gail Gauthier presents Time Management Tuesday: Will Spending Time Being Creative Make Me More Creative? And What Is Creativity, Anyway? posted at Original Content.

Shaun Rosenberg presents Overcoming Perfectionism posted at Shaun Rosenberg

Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Much Ado About Nothing posted at View from the Winepress.

Liz Shaw presents Create an Inspiration Box posted at Create a Brilliant Life.

Writing Quote of the Week

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Writing Tips and Prompts

Matt Haig presents 30 Things Every Writer Should Know posted at The Telegraph.

Rob Grindstaff presents Pull Your Read in with 3-D Writing: Dialogue, Description, Despair – Part III Despair posted at Novel Publicity.

Chrys Fey presents Writing about Childbirth posted at Write with Fey.

CS Lakin presents A Peek Inside the Envelope posted at Live Write Thrive.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Abnormal Psychology with guest Robison Wells.

Journal Writing

Melissa Tydell presents How Writing Helps Us Heal posted at The Write Practice.

The Business of Creativity

Michael J. Sullivan presents Pulling Back the Publishing Veil: Return Reserves, Buy-in, and Sell-through posted at Amazing Stories.

Lynne Raimondo presents How I Got My Agent posted at Writer’s Digest.

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for March 17, 2013. 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

Toni Bernhard presents What Type of Thinker Are You? posted at Psychology Today.

Sharing Our Work

Lisa Russ Spaar presents Insomnia and the Poet posted at The Opinionator.

Eula McLeod presents The Secret posted at View from the Winepress.

Rob Graumans presents Social Value: Friendship or Fame? posted at The Young Socrates.

Liz Shaw presents For the Love of Dragons posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Writing Quote of the Week

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Writing Tips and Prompts

Chrys Fey presents Chrys’ Writing Rules: Bad Things Must Happen posted at Write with Fey.

Gabriela Pereira presents 5 Lessons About Community that Writers MUST Learn posted at DIY MFA.

Cedar Sanderson presents Just Write posted at Amazing Stories.

Chuck Sambuchino presents How to Research a Novel: 7 Tips posted at Writer’s Digest.

CS Lakin presents The Universality is in the Details posted at Live Write Thrive.

George Dvorsky presents How to Measure the Power of Alien Civilizations Using the Kardashev Scale posted at io9.

Rob Grindstaff presents Pull your reader in with 3-D writing: Dialogue, Description, Despair (Part II, Description) posted at Novel Publicity.

Kenney Myers presents 15 Websites to Help You With Rhyming Words posted at Kenney Myers

David Leonhardt presents What makes a good book? posted at A Ghost Writers Blog

Creativity Boosts

The Magic Violinist presents Six Effective Ways to Inspire Yourself posted at The Write Practice.

Shaun Rosenberg presents 101 Fun Activities to Boost Creativity posted at Shaun Rosenberg

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Brainstorming with Howard Again.

The Business of Creativity

Jason Shen presents I’ve Heard Great Things About You – A nondouchey guide to personal branding and self promotion posted at The Art of Ass Kicking.

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for February 10, 2013. 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

Tanner Christensen presents Starting from Zero to Get Ideas posted at Creative Something.

Veronica Campos-Hallstrom presents Creativity is Expression posted at Club Creative Studio.

Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Dinner Impossible posted at View from the Wine Press.

David Leonhardt presents Hagrid moonlights posted at A Ghost Writers Blog

Liz Shaw presents Book Review: Physics of the Impossible by Michio Kaku posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Writing Quote of the Week

“The most essential gift for a good writer is a built-in, shockproof shit detector. This is the writer’s radar and all great writers have had it.” -Ernest Hemingway

Writing Tips and Prompts

Chrys Fey presents Writing about Kidnapping posted at Write with Fey.

Jeff Goins presents Writing Tips to Make You Better posted at Goins Writer.

Gabriela Pereira presents 5 Stages of Writer’s Block posted at DIY MFA.

Karen Woodward presents 12 Tips On How To Write Antagonists Your Readers Will Love To Hate posted at Karen Woodward.

Sue Ann Bowling presents World Building Blogfest: Excerpt posted at Homecoming Blog.

James Palmer presents 5 Signs You Should Self-Publish posted at Amazing Stories.

Chuck Sambuchino presents 10 Hidden Gifts of Rejection Letters posted at Writer’s Digest.

Beth Revis presents Three Tips For Creating a Brand New Alien Planet from Scratch posted at io9.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Breaking the Rules.

Journal Writing

Dolly Garland presents 8 Ways Journaling Can Help Simplify Your Thoughts posted at Kaizen Journaling.

Food

Frances presents Who Knew Vegetables Could Be So Good? posted at Ramblings of a Teenager

Crafts

Sulagna Dasgupta presents Valentine’s Day Card Workshop 1 – You Make My Heart Alive posted at Love in India

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for February 3, 2013. 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

Evelyn presents How to Create a Vision Board for Happiness posted at Abundance Tapestry.

Resources/Tools

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Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents How We Keep The Spark Alive posted at View from the Wine Press.

Writing Tips and Prompts

Chrys Fey presents How To Write A Short Story posted at Write with Fey.

Liz Shaw presents Five Books Every Writer Should Read posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Charlie Jane Anders presents What it Means When Someone Tries to Tell You THE Rules of Good Writing posted at io9.

Louise Buckley presents TOR’S TOP TIPS: OUR AUTHORS ON WRITING posted at Tor Books UK.

Gabriela Pereira presents Writing Techniques and Devices Should Serve the Story posted at DIY MFA.

Creativity Boosts

Veronica presents Inspired By Creative Quotes posted at Club Creative Studio.

Podcasts

Side Character Arcs at Writing Excuses.

Journaling

Paula Onysko presents 25 Prompts to Make Journal Writing A Breeze posted at Sparkle and Sage.

Michelle presents Journal Writing with Kids posted at Rusty and Rosy Reading.

The Business of Creativity

Carol Lynn Rivera presents Steal This Editorial Calendar. Your Blog Will Thank You. posted at Web. Search. Social..

Michael J. Sullivan presents Digital Only Publishing – Think Twice Before You Sign posted at Amazing Stories.

Chuck Sambuchino presents 8 Things Every Blogging Writer Should Know posted at Writers Digest.

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for January 5, 2013. 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.

Responses to Writing Reader Prompts

Eula McLeod presents Come Fill Me Again in response to Writing Reader prompt #540 Leavin’ on a Jet Plane.

The Creative Mindset

Veronica Campos-Hallstrom presents Creativity Takes Courage posted at Club Creative Studios.

Shaun Rosenberg presents The Scamper Technique, Creativity In The Workplace And Beyond! posted at Shaun Rosenberg

Sharing Our Work

Beth presents The Truth About Rejection Letters posted at Shimmer.

Joe Bunting presents Does Your Story Really Matter? posted at The Write Practice.

Cathy presents Banned words posted at Write a Novel in 10 Minutes Flat.

Frances presents Yoga! posted at Ramblings of a Teenager

Andrew M. Crusoe presents How to Release Attachment to Outcomes & Embrace Joy in the Present Moment posted at Byteful Travel

Liz Shaw presents There and Back Again posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Jack Adams presents Today felt weird posted at Something for the day

Writing Quote of the Week

“Some writers enjoy writing, I am told. Not me. I enjoy having written.” -George R. R. Martin

Writing Tips and Prompts

Chrys Fey presents How To Write A Short Story posted at Write with Fey.

CS Lakin presents Setting Your Characters in the Proper Setting posted at Live Write Thrive.

Deborah Jones presents Finding Story Ideas Through Pinterest posted at Writing Out Loud.

Gabriela Pereira presents Prompt: Make A Writer’s Block Survival Kit posted at DIY MFA.

Brian Klems presents 5 Ways to Come Up With Great Story Ideas posted at Writer’s Digest.

Salon presents Salon’s guide to writing a memoir posted at Salon.

Jon Rhodes presents The Four Essential Components of Storytelling in Scriptwriting posted at Film Script Writing

Podcasts

Last week’s podcast at Writing Excuses was all about The Hero’s Journey and this week’s is all about including pets in your stories.

The Business of Creativity

Douglas Smith presents Why Short Fiction?: The benefits of the short game to a writing career posted at Amazing Stories.

Beth Barany presents Why Writers Need to Use Pinterest posted at Writer’s Fun Zone.

Crafts

Maureen Rostad presents Upcycling Making Colored Jeans posted at Upcycled Fashionista.

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for December 16, 2012. 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 Writing Reader was privileged this week to be mentioned in Melissa Donovan’s list of 10 Outstanding Creative Writing Blogs posted at her excellent blog, Writing Forward. Be sure to check out all the resources she listed.

Responses to Writing Reader Prompts

kaylalarissax3 presents Video game Prompt posted at Kaylalarissax3 in response to Prompt #98 Videogaming.

The Creative Mindset

Demian Farnworth presents 17 Phrases That Will Crush Creativity Every Time posted at LifeHack.

 Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Lemons from the Wine Press posted at View from the Wine Press.

Michael S. Fedison presents The Eye of the Beholder posted at The Eye Dancers.

Writing Quote of the Week

“You get ideas from daydreaming. You get ideas from being bored. You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we’re doing it.” – Neil Gaiman

Writing Tips and Prompts

Chrys Fey presents Five Tips to Spice Up Your Writing posted at Write with Fey.

Julie Rodriguez presents 7 Steps to Beat Writer’s Block For Good posted at The Renegade Word.

Julie Musil presents 7 Point Plot System posted at Writing and Blogging Between Carpools.

Lee Child presents A Simple Way to Create Suspense posted at Opinionator.

David Leonhardt presents Writing assignment – how to describe hair posted at A Ghost Writers Blog

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Brainstorming with Mary followed up by Outlining the Mary Way.

Visual Arts

Asher Jones presents Tattoos, His Family and Football – Beckham Loves It All posted at Tattoo Zone (A Tattoo Blog)

Journaling

Dolly Garland presents 3 Levels of Journaling (and Why Kaizen Journaling is not Just About Tips and Techniques) posted at Kaizen Journaling.

The Business of Creativity

C.S. Lakin presents 6 Common Myths About Book Reviews posted at Live Write Thrive.

Stephanie Sun presents Why Bad Reviews are Good for Authors posted at Huffington Post.

Jeff Goins presents The Essential Guide to (Not) Responding to Critics posted at Jeff Goins Writer.

Blogging

Gabriela Pereira presents 7 Steps to a Better Blog posted at DIY MFA.

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for December 9, 2012. 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.

Resources/Tools

Full text online of the Fantasy Encyclopedia and Science Fiction Encyclopedia.

Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Oh, Give Me a Home posted at View from the Wine Press.

Writing Quote of the Week

“There are, it seems, two muses: the Muse of Inspiration, who gives us inarticulate visions and desires, and the Muse of Realization, who returns again and again to say “It is yet more difficult than you thought.” This is the muse of form. It may be then that form serves us best when it works as an obstruction, to baffle us and deflect our intended course. It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.” — Wendell Berry

Writing Tips and Prompts

C.S. Lakin presents The Not-So-Long Goodbye posted at Live Write Thrive.

Charlie Jane Anders presents How to Tell if the First Draft of Your Novel Just Isn’t Worth Salvaging posted at io9.

Chrys Fey presents Five Tips To Spice Up Your Writing posted at Write with Fey.

Ruth LovettSmith presents Writers Groups posted at Ruth LovettSmith

Podcasts

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

Crafts

Maureen Rostad presents Homemade Sweater Pillow posted at Upcycled Fashionista.

Natasha Beaulieu presents Freshly made Cakes and other sweet mini baking posted at Eat Cake Miniatures

Blogging

Jeremy Biberdorf presents It Is Your Blogging Journey, You Make The Rules posted at Modest Money

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for November 25, 2012. 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.

Resources/Tools

Lynette Chandler presents 2013 Blogging Calendar & Planner posted at BlogEnergizer.

Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents With Eyes Tightly Closed posted at View from the Wine Press.

Writing Quote of the Week

Never stop when you are stuck. You may not be able to solve the problem, but turn aside and write something else. Do not stop altogether. -Jeanette Winterson

Writing Tips and Prompts

C.S. Lakin presents Plots ~ Bigger is Better posted at Live Write Thrive.

Martina Boone presents Character Worksheet Part 1: Is Your Character Novel-worthy? posted at Adventures in YA and Children’s Publishing.

Gabriela Perreira presents Prompt: The Opposite of Eavesdropping posted at DIY MFA.

Lisa Hall-Wilson presents Conflict posted at The Candid Writer.

Charlie Jane Anders presents Strategies to Make Sure You Actually Finish That Novel posted at io9.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Raising the Stakes to keep your readers glued to your book.

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