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rejection

“For people who already feel separate from the crowd, social rejection can be a form of validation,” says Johns Hopkins Carey Business School assistant professor Sharon Kim, the study’s lead author. “Rejection confirms for independent people what they already feel about themselves, that they’re not like others. For such people, that distinction is a positive one leading them to greater creativity.”
Social rejection has the opposite effect on people who value belonging to a group: It inhibits their cognitive ability. –Science Daily

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write about a character who values being part of a group and their experience with rejection. Write the same story but this time with a character who already feels separate from the crowd.

Journaling Prompt: How do you react when you are rejected?

Art Prompt: Social Rejection and Creativity

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write about your experiences with rejection and give your audience information on how to constructively handle rejection.

Photo Credit: Janet 59 on Flickr

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Business history is dotted with stories of opportunities lost because people within companies were unsuccessful in pitching their ideas. And those neglected opportunities were consequential. Competitors seized market share that could have been kept and increased if the good idea had been adopted. Take the minivan. Who came up with that idea — Chrysler? No. Ford engineers came up with that idea — they called it the van-wagon — but they couldn’t convince management that customers would buy it. In fact, one executive who endorsed it, Hal Sperlich, was fired and went on to lead the effort at Chrysler, which then dominated the minivan world for many years. Ford lost out. … -John A. Daly, Advocacy: Championing Ideas and Influencing Others

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story about an inventor whose brilliant invention is rejected.

Journaling Prompt: What do you wish you had invented and why?

Art Prompt: Minivan

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Entertain your audience with a story about something that happened in a minivan.

Photo Credit: Mike Petrucci on Flickr

Netflix

Parents who feel guilty about letting their young children watch too many fantasy movies on TV can relax.
Researchers from Lancaster University have discovered that youngsters who watch films like Harry Potter improve their imagination and creativity. –Science Daily

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story or poem about a child who grows up watching fantasy movies.

Journaling Prompt: Write about the kind of movies you enjoyed watching as a kid. How did they inspire you?

Art Prompt: Children and Fantasy

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write about a movie that inspired you as a child and how it shaped your life.

Photo Credit: Lars Plougmann on Flickr

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for July 8, 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.

The Creative Mindset

Joanna Powell Colbert presents Creativity as a Sacred Practice posted at Gaian Soul.

Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Speed Bump posted at View from the Winepress.

Sandi presents To Query or not to Query posted at Left Brain Turn Right.

Writing Quote of the Week

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you. -Maya Angelou

Writing Tips and Prompts

Chrys Fey presents How to Write Romance posted at Write with Fey.

N.K. Jemisin presents Why Does Magic Need So Many Rules posted at io9.com.

Suw Charman-Anderson presents Don’t Publish That Book! posted at Forbes.

Mark Nichol presents Good Advice About Bad Writing posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Matthew Salesses presents A Month of Revision posted at Necessary Fiction.

 

Podcasts

Writing Excuses presents The Problem of Originality posted at Writing Excuses.

Creative People Paying it Forward

Lara Whitmore presents 12 Gifts that Don’t Cost Anything posted at Live Creatively.

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 June 24, 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.

The Creative Mindset

Darren LaCroix presents The Pilot’s Mentor: Heights Others May Never Reach posted at Darren LaCroix.

Mike King presents Locking in the Drive of Persistance posted at Learn This.

Resources/Tools

Free to download from Jeff Goins, The Misfit Manifesto.

Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Shadow Box posted at View from the Wine Press.

Sidhusaaheb presents A Coup That Was Not? posted at I, Me, Myself.

Writing Quote of the Week

“People are hungry for stories. It’s part of our very being. Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too. It goes from one generation to another.” — Studs Terkel

Writing Tips and Prompts

K.M. Weiland presents How to Spot and Fix Non-Reactive and Over-Reactive Characters posted at WordPlay.

Mark Nichol presents 15 Stock Characters and How to Restock Them posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Lisa Hall Wilson presents What’s Your Logline? posted at The Candid Writer.

Lauren Davis presents Concept Art Writing Prompt: Human Emotions Bottled as Drugs posted at io9.com.

Chrys Fey presents Writing Good Prose posted at Writing with Fey.

Podcasts

Writing Excuses presents Writing Capers posted at Writing Excuses.

Creative People Paying it Forward

Harper Perenniel presents Forty Stories, a free collection of short stories.

Creative Food

Trish presents Babushka Cupcakes posted at Trish Gets Crafty.

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Anima Mundi

Every culture that has lost myth has lost, by the same token, it’s natural, healthy creativity. Only a horizon ringed about with myths can unify a culture. -Friedrich Nietzsche

Writing Prompt: Create a story, scene, or poem about a culture that has lost its connection to myth.

Journaling Prompt: Write about a lesson you’ve learned from a myth or cultural story.

Art Prompt: Mythology

Photo Credit: AlicePopkorn on Flickr

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for April 22, 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

Chrys Fey presents Formatting Your Manuscript posted at Write with Fey.

Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents That’s Entertainment posted at View from the Winepress. Guaranteed to make you laugh!

Marcy presents 47 Years of Great Rock: You Say It’s Your Birthday at Too Timid, Too Squeamish. Don’t miss this one – put on your headphones and enjoy!

Writing Quote of the Week

Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip. Think of what you skip reading a novel: thick paragraphs of prose you can see have too many words in them…if it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. -Elmore Leonard

 

Creativity Boosts

Melanie Grant presents How to Journal: Create a Personal Profile posted at Mel’s Mouthful on Mothering, saying, “Creatively designing your journal creates a wonderful environment for you to express yourself”

Podcasts

The Writing Excuses podcast is continued from last week as the guys continue giving Mary feedback on her novel outline.

Visual Arts

Daniela Baker presents 7 Landscape Film Photography Tips posted at Guide to Film Photography, saying, “For those who want to build a career in landscape photography, here are 7 tips that will give you stunning landscape photographs every time.”

The Business of Creativity

Chase Dumont presents How to Make an eBook (That Makes You Buckets of Money) posted at Chase Dumont, Rainmaker.

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Cheat ! (Edit 1)


Creative people are more likely to cheat than less creative people, possibly because this talent increases their ability to rationalize their actions, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

“Greater creativity helps individuals solve difficult tasks across many domains, but creative sparks may lead individuals to take unethical routes when searching for solutions to problems and tasks,” said lead researcher Francesca Gino, PhD, of Harvard University. –Science Daily

Writing Prompt: Write a scene about someone who cheats. What is the inner monologue that the person goes through to rationalize the cheating?

Journaling Prompt: Write about a time you cheated. How did you rationalize it to yourself?

Art Prompt: Cheat

Nonfiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about the epidemic of cheating in society today and give some suggestions for curbing it.

Photo Credit: Craig Sunter on Flickr

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for February 26, 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.

The Creative Mindset

Patti Onderko presents Get Unstuck at Success. 17 ways to bring more creativity into your life and work.

Chrys Fey presents Yes, You Can Write A Novel! posted at Write With Fey, saying, “Writing a novel has never been impossible in the past, nor will it ever be in the future. Anyone can do it, even you!”

Pamela Jorrick presents A Letter A Day posted at Blah, Blah, Blog, saying, “Why do I participate in these crazy challenges that I find on the internet? I don’t really know. I actually don’t need any more challenge in life, but this sounded like a fun idea, so I wanted to give it a try.”

Resources/Tools

Sheila Scarborough presents How to know when your content is pinned on Pinterest posted at Sheila’s Guide To The Good Stuff, saying, “The visual bulletin board service Pinterest is getting a lot of attention lately, and it’s certainly fun, but how do you know if your own content has been pinned on someone else’s board? This post gives a quick how-to explanation.”

Sharing Our Work

Derrick Roberts presents Mid-week Ramblings: ‘Front-porch Wisdom’ posted at Writing Wrong(Handed).

NSFW: Gracie J presents Body Counts posted at How Sweet It Is To Be Gracie, saying, “For readers with an open mind and open discussions”

Writing Tips and Prompts

Rebecca Joines Schinsky presents 7 Surprise Twists I’d Rather Live Without [or The Airing of Grievances, Literary Style] at BookRiot.

Catherine Ryan Howard presents How (Not?) to Get Your Book Reviewed at Catherine, Caffeinated.

Podcasts

Writing Excuses presents The City as a Character at WritingExcuses. Mary and Dan discuss using a city as a character with Sarah Pinborough, for whom London is an important setting and one of her favorite places.

The Business of Creativity

Valaney Martin presents How to get your game noticed and get paid from it posted at Ubiquitense, saying, “Here are some guidelines for the average indie game developer to follow so that there’s a better chance of their game being noticed and making a profit from it.”

Writing Quote of the Week

Why do writers write? Because it isn’t there. -Thomas Berger

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