Welcome to the October 23, 2011, edition of the Carnival of Creativity. I’ve got a wide variety of links for you to choose from today. Please click and comment!
The Creative Mindset
Mark David Gerson got me thinking this week with his article on Writing Dos and Don’ts. There’s been some controversy among his followers on Facebook about Rule 1. What do you think? Head over there and let him know.
Need to take a break from life? We all do. Try The Quiet Place. Just a minute or so, and you’ll feel refreshed. I’ve got this bookmarked now.
Andrew Hofheimer presents How to Get Started with Stand Up Comedy. Writers and speakers, even if you don’t want to become a stand up comic, Andrew has given you some great tips for finding and developing humor that you can apply in your creative endeavors. Don’t miss this one!
Sharing Our Work
Janece responded to Prompt #129: Murder for her InMon entry, When Danger Calls. This gave me the willies! And Maureen (aka ZenCherry) kept up the creepy tension by scaring me to pieces with her piece, Cat Burgler. And Pamela brings it all home with Death of a Laptop.
After all that scary stuff, I’m glad that Yosef shared his wife’s fabulous vegan recipe for Chocolate Avocado Mousse with Fresh Raspberries (Dairy Free) . I personally appreciate this submission, since it is egg-free and refined sugar-free as well as dairy-free.
Denise Henkle Owen got a new camera and captured some fabulous pictures with it this week. Check out her slideshow at zenfolio. The hawk photos are incredible.
Baranidharan shares a creative idea for spicing up your walls in Interior Decoration Made Easy.
Products for Creativity
Creative photographer presents Canon MT-24EX Review about the best Macro Flash. Even if you don’t own a Canon, click through for some great macro photography about halfway down the page. Once you’re set up with a camera, you’ll need Photoshop. David Peters shares The Best Way To Learn Photoshop Online.
Just for Fun
My favorite spam comment of the week: Thank you for the good writeup. This in fact would be a amusement account it. Look advanced to much additional agreeable of your stuff! Incidentally, how could we communicate? Apparently not in English, my new friend.
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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