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The day is cold, and dark, and dreary;
It rains, and the wind is never weary;
The vine still clings to the mouldering wall,
But at every gust the dead leaves fall,
And the day is dark and dreary.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, “The Rainy Day

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story or scene set on a rainy day.

Journaling Prompt: How do you feel on rainy days?

Art Prompt: Rainy Day

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a dramatic story set on a rainy day.

Photo Credit: Kate on Flickr

Away! away! for I will fly to thee,
Not charioted by Bacchus and his pards,
But on the viewless wings of Poesy,
Though the dull brain perplexes and retards: Already with thee! tender is the night,
And haply the Queen-Moon is on her throne,
Cluster’d around by all her starry Fays;
But here there is no light,
Save what from heaven is with the breezes blown
Through verdurous glooms and winding mossy ways.

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a story behind this verse.

Journaling Prompt: Write about a night vision you had.

Art Prompt: Queen Moon on her Throne

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience a story set by moonlight.

Photo Credit: chiaralily on Flickr
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‘It’s quite a long time since you did any poetry,’ he remarked. ‘You might have a try at it this evening, instead of—well, brooding over things so much. I’ve an idea that you’ll feel a lot better when you’ve got something jotted down—if it’s only just the rhymes.’ -Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a poem!

Journaling Prompt: What is your favorite poem and what does it mean to you?

Art Prompt: Writing poetry

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write about poetry slams and share a poem that you have written, doing it slam-style.

Photo Credit: Multimaniaco 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.

Brian Feinblum presents 16 Tips on how to Survive and Thrive as a Writer posted at Live Write Thrive.

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.

Food

Liz Shaw presents In Search of an Edible Gluten-Free, Egg-Free, Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free, Yeast-Free Pizza Crust posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

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 17, 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.

Responses to Writing Reader Prompts

Eula McLeod presents Slugs on a Porch posted at View from the Winepress.

Sharing Our Work

Kerin Gedge presents Kerinthian’s: The Cleverly Devised Poetical Dictionary of Difficult Words posted at Kerinthian’s.

Writing Quote of the Week

“If there’s a book you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must write it.” -Toni Morrison

Writing Tips and Prompts

Jordan Lee presents Top 10 Myths about Writing posted at KindCritic.

C.S. Lakin presents Watch Your Tone posted at Live Write Thrive.

Esther Inglis-Arkell presents 10 Science Concepts That Could Spawn Awesome Supervillains posted at io9.

Creativity Boosts

Liz Andra Shaw presents The Inner Critic Pt. 2 posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Podcasts

The Writing Excuses gang is doing another project in depth. This week, Brandon Sanderson is grilled about The Way of Kings.

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for May 6, 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.

Responses to Writing Reader Prompts

Melanie Marttila presents Why Spoilers are Good for Writers posted at Writerly Goodness. Written in response to Prompt #134 Spoilers.

The Creative Mindset

Angela Ackerman presents The Positive Side of Rejection posted at Live, Write, Thrive.

Resources/Tools

Jason Boog presents YouTube Time Machine for Book Research posted at Media Bistro.

Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Chickens Live Longer posted at View from the Winepress.

Liz Shaw presents I Talk, It Types posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Writing Quote of the Week

Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words. – Paul Engle

Writing Tips and Prompts

Chrys Fey presents Movies as Writing Inspiration posted at Write with Fey.

Amber Lee Starfire presents A Week’s Worth of Journaling Prompts: Uncertainty posted at Writing Through Life.

Jennifer Derrick presents Journaling for a Frugal, More Productive Life posted at Saving Advice.

Michael presents Wedding Thank You Note Etiquette posted at Thank You Notes.

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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

C.S. Lakin presents First Paragraph, First Thoughts at Live, Write, Thrive.

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.

Liz Shaw presents The Test of Time at LizAndraShaw, asking “Will your writing stand the test of time?”

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!