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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for April 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.

Announcements

I recently joined the Stencil Club over at Stencil Girl. My first shipment arrived on Wednesday, and I was off to the races, stenciling like a madwoman. Then a most amazing thing happened – a second envelope arrived from Stencil Girl on Thursday!

At first I panicked. How many stencils had I put on my credit card? Fortunately for my bank account, it was a shipping error on Stencil Girl’s part. I offered to send them back, but Mary Beth Shaw, the owner of Stencil Girl, wants me to spread the joy. Are you interested? Of course you are! Here are the details:

Giveaway is open to US residents only. The winner will receive 6 stencils. Follow the links below to see the details on each of these stencils.

So… I bet you’re wondering how to win. I’m glad you asked! You just need to do two things: leave a comment on this post and subscribe to the blog. That’s it! Deadline for entry is Friday May 9, 2014 and the winner will be announced in the Carnival of Creativity on Sunday May 11, 2014.

Responses to Writing Reader Prompts

Suzanne Lucas presents The Shopping Cart Driver’s Handbook in response to Prompt #847 The Grocery Store.

The Creative Mindset

Maria Popova presents The Six Motives of Creativity: Mary Gaitskill on Why Writers Write posted at BrainPickings.

Quinn McDonald presents The Bent Frame posted at Quinn Creative.

Editor presents Creative activities outside work can improve job performance posted at Science Daily.

Resources/Tools

Map Warper is a new tool from the New York Public Library that allows you to explore how locations have changed over time.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Creation is really a sustained period of bliss-even though the subject can still be very sad. -Alice Walker

Writing Tips

Belinda Bekkers presents The Fear of Writing posted at Belinda Bekkers.

Nina Munteanu presents Using the Subtext of Body Language in Storytelling posted at Amazing Stories.

Larry Brooks presents How to Improve Your Story: Thou Shalt Foreshadow posted at Story Fix.

Sarah Goslee presents Old McDonald Had a Planet posted at Science in my Fiction.

Tristan Gregory presents Know the Rules. Understand the Rules. Break the Rules. posted at Mythic Scribes.

Claire DeBoer presents Writing Your Story May be the Most Important Thing You Ever Do posted at Goins Writer.

Blogging

Henneke presents A Rabble-Rouser’s Rules for Writing Kick-Ass Closing Paragraphs posted at CopyBlogger.

Irwin Lagman presents Top 10 Ways to Write an Engaging Blog Post posted at Blogging Tips.

Skellie presents 10 Simple Productivity Tips for Bloggers posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Creativity Prompts

Jason G. Goldman presents Could These Futuristic Buildings Really Change Human Behavior? posted at io9.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Coming up with a New Ending Halfway Through.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents New Architectural Watercolors by Maja Wronska posted at This is Colossal.

Mary C. Nassar presents Friday Favorite: Henry Hargreaves & Caitlin Levin posted at Mary C. Nassar.

Editor presents Creative Dad Takes Crazy Photos of Daughters posted at My Science Academy.

The Business of Creativity

Maeve Maddux presents How Long Should a Synopsis Be? posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Chrys Fey presents Author Photo Tips posted at Write with Fey.

Crafting

Katie presents Bright Ideas: Tips for Crafting Newbies posted at Punk Projects.

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for April 13, 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 John Steinbeck on the Creative Spirit and the Meaning of Life posted at Brain Pickings.

Tara Leaver presents Why is creativity so important anyway? posted at TaraLeaver.com.

Andria presents 41 Ways to Keep It Fresh posted at Drawing Near.

Linda Germain presents Just Do Something posted at Print Making without a Press.

Writing Quote of the Week

The true novelist is one who understands the work as a continuous poem, is a myth-maker, and the wonder of the art resides in the endless different ways of telling a story. -Muriel Spark

Writing Tips

Maeve Maddux presents Don’t Be Too Eager to Publish posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Louise Blankenship presents Low-tech Antiseptics, part 2 posted at Science in my Fiction.

Chrys Fey presents Show AND Tell posted at Write with Fey.

Robert MacAnthony presents Mythic Justice – Crime and Punishment in Your Fantasy World posted at Mythic Scribes.

Larry Brooks presents Story Structure: A Kinder, Gentler First Plot Point posted at StoryFix.

Jeff Goins presents A Writer’s Biggest Struggle posted at Goins Writer.

Blogging

James Chartrand presents What to Do When You’re Sick of Your Blog posted at CopyBlogger.

Elspeth Misiaszek presents The Lazy Blogger’s Guide to Kick-Butt Blog Writing posted at Blogging Tips.

Steven Snell presents Direct Traffic: 5 Reasons Why You Should Care posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Kevan Lee presents The Ultimate Guide to Repurposing Content: 12 Ways to Extend the Life of Every Article You Write posted at Buffer.

Creativity Prompts

Chrissy Stockton presents 23 Terrifying True Tales Of People Messing Around With Ouija Boards posted at Thought Catalog.

Lauren Davis presents 10 Of The World’s Most Dangerous Toxic Ghost Towns posted at io9.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Becoming a Writer—Full Disclosure.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Photographs and Watercolors Merge in Surreal Paintings by Aliza Razell posted at This is Colossal.

Moira McLaughlin presents Loli, Scout, and Noodles by Elke Vogelsang posted at Dog Art Today.

Journal Writing

Debra presents Why journaling is so powerful posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Cedar Sanderson presents Read the Contract posted at Amazing Stories.

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 6, 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 Alice Walker on Creativity posted at Brain Pickings.

Thorin Klosowski presents Review Your Entire Idea File Every Few Months to Keep Ideas Fresh posted at Life Hacker.

Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Greener Pastures posted at View from the Winepress.

Art Quote of the Week

I have nature and art and poetry, and if that is not enough, what is enough? -Vincent Van Gogh

Writing Tips

Larry Brooks presents The Single Most Powerful Writing Tool You’ll Ever See That Fits On One Page posted at StoryFix.

Michael presents Be Your Own Ideal Reader as a response to Ali Hale‘s article Your Ideal Reader, both posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Anne Marie Gazzolo presents 5 Reasons Why Narration Can Work in Fiction posted at Mythic Scribes.

Ryan Anderson presents Our Epic Prehistory posted at Science in my Fiction.

Thom Patterson presents 3 steps to make a murderer confess posted at CNN.

Charlie Jane Anders presents Should Science Fiction Writers Ignore Advice To “Write What You Know”? posted at io9.

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: Ghosts posted at Write with Fey.

Blogging

Skellie presents Top 10 Hallmarks of Outstanding Content posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Arielle Newton presents 10 Rules For Startup Bloggers posted at Thought Catalog.

Jeff Goins presents 5 Ideas for Writing Blog Posts When You Feel Stuck posted at Goins Writer.

Belle Beth Cooper presents How I Cut My Writing Time From 2 Days to 4 Hours posted at Buffer.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about How to Have an Opinion as a Public Figure.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents New Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein posted at This is Colossal.

Mary Wangerin presents Art Journal Tutorial posted at Somerset Place.

Journal Writing

Debra presents All things sweet… tonight’s list for our journals posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Douglas Smith presents Let the Band Ring Out and the Banners Fly: To promote or not to promote posted at Amazing Stories.

Gregory Ciotti presents Timeless Marketing Advice from the Father of Advertising’s Favorite Book posted at CopyBlogger.

Sophie Tran presents Branding Mistakes to Avoid posted at Blogging Tips.

Jen Adrion and Omar Noory presents Want To Sell More Art? Sell Yourself First.etitle posted at 99u.

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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 30, 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

Nolwenn Petitbois presents What Being in a Creative Funk Teaches Me posted at Inner Voices.

Crystal Neubauer presents Slow Down Sunday Weekly Review: A Day In the Life of an Artist- Lessons Learned on The Road posted at Other Peoples’ Flowers.

Belle Beth Cooper presents Sleep Your Way to Creativity And 9 More Surefire Methods For More Ideas posted at Buffer.

James Clear presents The Myth of Creative Inspiration: Great Artists Don’t Wait for Motivation (They Do This Instead) posted at Thought Catalog.

Resources/Tools

The Random Word Generator.

Creativity Quote of the Week

You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Writing Tips

Steven M. Long presents Happy or Sad: Earning the Ending posted at Steven M. Long.

Louise Blankenship presents Low-tech Antiseptics, part 1 posted at Science in my Fiction.

Ali Hale presents Dialogue Writing Tips posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Maria Popova presents Vladimir Nabokov on Writing, Reading, and the Three Qualities a Great Storyteller Must Have posted at Brain Pickings.

Robert Jones presents ARCHETYPES: Empowering Source-Driven Characters and Plots posted at StoryFix.

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

Blogging

Demian Farnworth presents 12 Writing Exercises That Will Transform Your Copy Today posted at Copy Blogger.

John Conor presents 10 Things You Should Know About Guest Blogging posted at Blogging Tips.

Daniel Scocco presents How to Write Scannable Content: A 6-Step Approach posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Creativity Prompts

Annalee Newitz and Joseph Bennington-Castro presents The 10 Most Important Theories About Why We Make War posted at io9.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Microcasting! Twice in a row!.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Highlights from the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards Shortlist posted at This is Colossal.

Journal Writing

Sandy presents OneNote is perfect for journaling posted at One Note Made Simple.

Alan Henry presents Why You Should Keep a Journal (and How to Start Yours) posted at Life Hacker.

The Business of Creativity

Thomas James presents How to Find an Art Rep posted at Illustration Friday.

Matt Mitrovich presents Emailing a Book Blogger About a Review and Why First Impressions Matter posted at Amazing Stories.

Cate Morgan presents Navigating the Self-Publishing Fandango posted at Mythic Scribes.

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for March 23, 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 The 10 Stages of the Creative Process posted at Brain Pickings.

Rajesh Setty presents How to View Constraints as Blessings in Disguise posted at CopyBlogger.

Diane Mottl presents Slow As A Snail Ain’t So Bad… posted at Being Truly Present.

Resources/Tools

Ryan Domm-Thomas presents 10 Amazing Free Online Writing Courses posted at Freelance Folder.

Sharing Our Work

Chrys Fey presents Hurricane, No Crimes posted at Write with Fey.

Rom Jean presents XRS, Spoiled Dogs, Regalia Concepts posted at Rom Jean.

Marc Richmond presents I’ve Missed You, Words posted at Ichimonchi.

Writing Quote of the Week

Poetry is the blossom and the fragrance of all human knowledge, human thoughts, human passions, emotions, language.-Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Writing Tips

Kevan Lee presents The Best Time to Write and Get Ideas, According to Science posted at Buffer.

Phillip Overby presents Should You Write a Fantasy Trilogy? posted at Mythic Scribes.

Larry Brooks presents Case Study: The Square-One Death of a Story posted at StoryFix.

Ali Hale presents Setting Writing Targets posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Paul Shroeer-Hannemann presents Interplanetary Communications posted at Science in my Fiction.

Blogging

Daniel Scocco presents 10 Things That Bloggers Tend to Forget, But Shouldn’t! posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Ankit Oberoi presents How to Blog in 2014: A Complete Guide to WordPress and Blogging posted at Blogging Tips.

Creativity Prompts

George Dvorsky presents 20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know posted at io9.

Editor presents Top 17 World’s Strangest Buildings posted at My Science Academy.

Mark Synnott presents Amid Hunt for Malaysian Plane, Ocean Swims With Missing Vessels posted at National Geographic.

Podcasts

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

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo posted at This is Colossal.

Felicia presents What Does Your Art Say About You? posted at The Journal Junkie.

Lisa presents Rules of Art Journaling posted at Artist Cellar.

E.M Baecker presents Is Instagram Ruining The Art Of Photography? posted at Thought Catalog.

Lucy Chen presents Life Drawing Dogs posted at Lucy Chen Fine Art.

Journal Writing

Debra presents Eight things to keep track of in your sleep journal posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Douglas Smith presents They Said WHAT?!?: Dealing with reviews posted at Amazing Stories.

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for March 9, 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 How Creativity Works: Neil Gaiman on Where Ideas Come From posted at Brain Pickings.

Sue presents What is an Muse? 8 Ways to Bring Your Muse to Life. posted at Irreversibly Moi.

Dr. Jeremy Dean presents Meditation Can Make You More Creative posted at PsyBlog.

Denise Jacobs presents Banishing Your Inner Critic posted at A List Apart.

Art Quote of the Week

Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth. -Pablo Picasso

Writing Tips

Antonio del Drago presents Writing Character-Driven Fantasy posted at Mythic Scribes.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Understanding Patterns of Change in Fiction and Memoir posted at Grub Street Daily.

Larry Brooks presents Tip #34: Stuck? Write Something Terrible posted at StoryFix.

MG Ellington presents Traumatic Brain Injury posted at Science in my Fiction.

Ali Hale presents How to Structure A Story: The Eight-Point Arc posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Charlie Jane Anders presents 10 Things That Every Brand New Creator of Science Fiction Should Know posted at io9.

Blogging

Jerod Morris presents Could This Headline Technique Double Your Click-Throughs Too? posted at CopyBlogger.

Irwin Lagman presents Timeless Writing Tips from Successful Writers Of Our Time posted at Blogging Tips.

Belle Beth Cooper presents How These Six Highly Productive Bloggers Get So Much Done posted at Buffer.

Skellie presents Use These 10 Tips to Write Your Most Popular Post Ever posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Creativity Prompts

Eric and Josh presents Solvay Hut posted at Atlas Obscura.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about What to do When Truth is Stranger than Fiction.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents 360° Visual Stories Cut into Paper Books by Yusuke Oono posted at This is Colossal.

Journal Writing

Debra presents My Top Ten list for when I need to breathe…(deeply)… posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Douglas Smith presents But, But, But…You Bought My Last Story: What Your First Sale Really Means posted at Amazing Stories.

Sarah Grey presents How Storytelling Can Increase Your Clientele posted at ConverStations.

Melanie Pinola presents Can I Really Make a Living by Blogging? posted at LifeHacker.

Chrys Fey presents How to Write a Query Letter posted at Write with Fey.

David Trounce presents How to Publish Your Article | And Avoid Rejection posted at Mallee Blue Media.

Darren Cronian presents How to create a content plan that attracts new customers posted at BeeLocalMedia.

Crafting

Stacey presents Sparkle On! A DIY Project posted at Postively Stacey.

Joselyn Dykgraaf presents Yarn – How to Choose the Right Kind for Your Project posted at Create for Less.

Food

Luke Jones presents Sweet Potato and Avocado Sushi with Stir Fry Veg posted at Hero Health Room.

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for March 2, 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

Belle Beth Cooper presents How to Optimize Your Environment for Creativity with The Perfect Temperature, Lighting and Noise levels posted at Buffer.

Sue presents 9 Lessons You Need to Learn as an Artist posted at Irreversibly Moi.

Bethany presents Top Artists Reveal 10 Best Ways to Beat Artist Block posted at Stampington & Company.

Writing Quote of the Week

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live. ~Henry David Thoreau

Writing Tips

Larry Brooks presents 3 Not-So-Secret Yet Spectacularly Effective Ways to Blow Readers Away posted at StoryFix.

Ali Hale presents Seven Things To Do When You Don’t Feel Like Writing posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Michael J. Sullivan presents Marketing 101: Start with the Right Attitude posted at Amazing Stories.

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: Personality and Psychological Disorders posted at Write with Fey.

Becky Tuch presents How Strong Gestures Bring Characters to Life posted at Grub Street.

Maria Popova presents Herman Melville’s Daily Routine and Thoughts on the Writing Life posted at Brain Pickings.

Vince O’Connor presents Close Encounters Of The Sexual Kind posted at Science in my Fiction.

Charlie Jane Anders presents The Worst Blunders People Make in Inventing Fictional Alien Worlds posted at io9.

Blogging

Jerod Morris presents How to Write a Magnetic Headline (in Under 15 Minutes) posted at CopyBlogger.

Helen Bailey presents How to Explode Traffic to Your Latest Blog Posts posted at Blogging Tips.

Daniel Scocco presents The Art of the Follow-Through: Every Great Headline Needs an Even Better Opening Paragraph posted at Daily Blog Tips.

John Bonini presents How Long Until You See Results From Blogging? posted at HubSpot.

Marlon Gallano II presents The Secrets of a Killer Blog Post posted at Marketing for Hippies.

Creativity Prompts

Chrissy Stockton presents 12 Terrifying True Stories From People Who Will Never Forget Them posted at Thought Catalog.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about When is your Hand Wavium Good Enough?.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Elaborate New Portraits Drawn on Vintage Maps by Ed Fairburn posted at This is Colossal.

Journal Writing

Miriam Schulman presents Thirteen Essentials for Living a Passionate Life posted at Schulman Art.

Loran Hill presents 10 Journaling Tips to Help You Heal, Grow and Thrive posted at Tiny Buddha.

Debra presents The top ten reasons to smile on a Monday Morning posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

The Business of Creativity

Walter Glenn presents How to to Better Manage Your Freelance Income posted at LifeHacker.

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 February 23, 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

Kiley Yanay presents Here’s To The Creative Types posted at Thought Catalog.

Quinn presents The Pull of Inner Critic and Inner Hero posted at Quinn Creative.

Jane Porter presents 5 Ways we Neglect Our Own Creativity and How to Bring it Back posted at Fast Company.

Resources/Tools

Hemingway helps you edit your writing.

Sharing Our Work

Liz Shaw presents Book Review: The Blue Hallelujah posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun. -Mary Lou Cook

Writing Tips

Antonio del Drago presents 5 Characteristics of an Epic Villain posted at Mythic Scribes.

Chris Gerwel presents Crossroads: Speculative Devices in Police Procedurals posted at Amazing Stories.

Maria Popova presents John Updike on Making Money, How to Have a Productive Daily Routine, and the Most Important Things for Aspiring Writers to Know posted at BrainPickings.

Michael presents You Are What You Read posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Monica C.B. Young presents Even the Sun Needs Its Beauty Sleep posted at Science in my Fiction.

Larry Brooks presents The Ugly Truth About Writer’s Block and the Beautiful Way to Kick It posted at StoryFix.

Zac Johnson presents Quick Author Tips for Writing Your First Book posted at Blogging Tips.

Brian Klems presents Simplifying the Self Revision Process posted at Writers Digest.

Staff presents How To Come Up With A Great Title For Your Book (Or Story Or Poem) posted at Writer’s Relief.

Walter Glenn presents How To Use Evernote for Writing Fiction posted at LifeHacker.

Alison presents Craft of Writing: Dialogue posted at Writing my Truth.

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: A Character with a Disease or Disability posted at Write with Fey.

Blogging

Robert Bruce presents How to Build an Audience with Story (From America’s Greatest Living Playwright) posted at CopyBlogger.

Skellie presents Use These 10 Tips to Write Your Most Popular Post Ever posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Shannon Willoby presents Put a Little Pop (Culture) Into Your Blog Post and Get More Views posted at Marketing Profs.

Creativity Prompts

Robert Gonzales presents This is Where My Visions Go posted at io9.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Last Pass Revisions with Eric James Stone.

This week’s podcast at Work Your Way is all about How to Stay Motivated.

Videos

Heidi Grant Halvorson: The Incredible Benefits of a “Get Better” Mindset from 99U on Vimeo.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents A Reflective Palace of Rainbows by Kimsooja posted at This is Colossal.

Journal Writing

Debra presents Where can I build bridges and take down masks? posted at Warm Milk Journal.

Angie presents Free Journal Printable – Currently I’m… posted at Be Your Own Goddess.

Ingrid presents 8 Myths About Art Journaling posted at My PeaceTree.

Miriam Schulman presents What makes you feel healthy: mind body and soul? posted at Schulman Art.

Cindy Michaud presents Opening Channels of Creativity posted at Sweet Repeats.

The Business of Creativity

Becky Tuch presents Reading Fees: Should You Submit? posted at Grub Street.

Courtney Seiter presents 29 Free Internet Tools To Improve Your Marketing Starting Today posted at Buffer.

Hannah presents 10 Must Read Articles for the Creative Entrepreneurial Wannabe posted at iHannah.

Linda and Diana presents How to Build a Relationship with an Editor that will Net You More Assignments posted at The Renegade Writer.

James Altucher presents How to Write for a Living posted at The Altucher Confidential.

Jeff Goins presents The Very Best Way to Get Rejected Every Time posted at Goins Writer.

David Trounce presents How to Find Writing Jobs Online posted at MalleeBlue.

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for February 16, 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 Oblique Strategies: Brian Eno’s Prompts for Overcoming Creative Block, Inspired by John Cage posted at BrainPickings.

Tony Robinson presents The Ultimate Guide to Breaking Out of Your Comfort Zone posted at Pick the Brain.

Quinn presents The Powerful Placebo of Creativity posted at Quinn Creative.

Resources/Tools

Angie presents Free Planner Printable : Month At A Glance posted at Be Your Own Goddess.

Sharing Our Work

Liz Shaw presents A Personal Update posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Art Quote of the Week

Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time. ~Thomas Merton

Writing Tips

Juliette Wade presents Illness and Medicine posted at Science in my Fiction.

Larry Brooks presents 45 Questions Your Story Will Always Force You to Answer posted at StoryFix.

Alastair Savage presents A Commissioning Editor Speaks: David Moore of Abaddon Books posted at Amazing Stories.

Mary Carroll Moore presents Your Revision Checklist: A Few Final Steps Before You Submit Your Manuscript posted at Grub Street.

Alison presents Four Types of Feedback and Support All Writers Need posted at Writing My Truth.

Emily de Beer presents 6 Things I Learned About Creative Writing From Other Writers posted at Thought Catalog.

Brian DeLeonard presents Making Romance Epic – 5 Tips for Writers posted at Mythic Scribes.

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: Florida posted at Write with Fey.

Blogging

Beth Hayden presents 8 Smart Ways to Combine Blogging with Email Marketing for Best-Selling Results posted at CopyBlogger.

Steven Snell presents What Causes Subscribers to Read Your Blog’s Feed? posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Ali Hale presents Five Reasons Why Blogging Leads to Writing Jobs posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Creativity Prompts

Eric and Rachel presents The Old Mill posted at Atlas Obscura.

Lauren Davis presents Concept Art Writing Prompt: A Quiet Evening with Dragons posted at io9.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about The Experience of Time with Mette Ivie Harrison.

Video

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Culinary Photographers Create Edible Backdrops for a World of Miniature Inhabitants posted at This is Colossal.

Kirsten Reed presents Art on the Cheap posted at Keystrokes and Kaleidoscopes.

The Business of Creativity

Vinay Jain presents Don’t Get Screwed: The Contract Provisions Every Creative Needs to Know posted at 99u.

Courtney Selter presents How to Write a Professional Bio For Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook & Google+ posted at Buffer.

Tad Hargrave presents The Three Roles of Marketing posted at Marketing for Hippies.

Conrad Feagin presents How to Streamline Your Freelance Business with Systems, Software, and Automation posted at Freelance Folder.

David Trounce presents Best Article Writing Sites for Earning Money Online posted at Mallee Blue Media.

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for February 2, 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 John Green’s Superb Advice to Aspiring Writers and Creators in the Digital Age posted at BrainPickings.

Michael Nobbs presents Why being limited in energy doesn’t have to mean you can’t have a creative life (or even livelihood) and why I’ve written a book about it posted at Sustainably Creative.

Tessa Miller presents How Do I Cope with “Idea Overflow”? posted at LifeHacker.

Vanessa Valencia presents 6 Handy Ways to Rediscover Your Creativity posted at Somerset Place.

Stephen Guise presents The Three Rules Of Creativity posted at Pick the Brain.

Stephanie presents Biz Ladies: 6 Tips for Staying Creative Without Colleagues posted at Design Sponge.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things. -Ray Bradbury

Writing Tips

Charlie Jane Anders presents Why Is It So Hard to Write a Decent Ending? posted at io9.

Jeff Goins presents Writers Don’t Write to Get Published posted at Goins Writer.

Laura Hedgecock presents Turn Dry Facts into Stories posted at Treasure Chest of Memories.

Ali Hale presents Five Reasons Why Blogging Improves Your Writing posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Alison presents Plotting or Revising You Book Using the 9 Steps Technique posted at Writing My Truth.

Douglas Smith presents I Love Your Story. Now Change It: Working with an editor (conclusion) posted at Amazing Stories.

Rhiannon Paille presents How to Kill Your Main Character posted at Mythic Scribes.

Sarah Goslee presents Welcome to the future – what’s the date? posted at Science in my Fiction.

Zachary Petit presents 10 Things Shakespeare Can Teach Us About Writing Thrillers posted at Writer’s Digest.

Chrys Fey presents How to Edit a Book posted at Write with Fey.

Blogging

Demian Farnworth presents 11 Essential Ingredients Every Blog Post Needs posted at CopyBlogger.

Skellie presents What’s Your Long-Term Blogging Strategy? posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Artifical Intelligence with Nancy Fulda.

Videos

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents The Brooding Black and White Photography of Guy Cohen posted at This is Colossal.

Jenniebellie presents Tell All Tuesday ~ Featured Artist: Elizabeth Cooper posted at Jenniebellie Studio.

Journal Writing

Melanie Biehle presents Journaling for Creatives posted at We Are the Contributors.

Debra presents My list of all things warm: a journal entry posted at The Warm Milk Journal.

Angie presents Free Journal Printable – Currently I’m… posted at Be Your Own Goddess.

The Business of Creativity

Michelle Seaton presents Is Your Submission Phobia Still Holding You Back? posted at Grub Street Daily.

Editors presents 4 Common Mistakes Writers Make On Their Author Websites posted at Web Design Relief.

Anna Fox presents Promote Your New eBook Like a Pro posted at StoryFix.

Linda and Diana presents No Ckips? Here are 6 Ways to Convince an Editor to Hire You Anyway posted at The Renegade Writer.

Thomas James presents 3 Common Mistakes Artists Make in Their Portfolios posted at Illustration Friday.

Crafting

Paulina Kay presents Make Love Pillows, Not War this Valentine’s Day posted at Oubley.

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