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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for April 15, 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

Here’s a great resource for anyone looking to publish an ebook – a spreadsheet of folks who provide professional services, including cover design and editing.

Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod’s two loves -baking pies and speeding in her SUV- collide in her story, Carma, posted at View from the Winepress.

Emi Bauer shares her opinion on sharing your opinion In Mixed Company on Confessions of an Incompetent Blogger.

Liz Shaw shares a book review of Tahoe Blowup by Todd Borg at Liz Andra Shaw and gives it 5 stars. More importantly, the dogs give it 2 paws up.

Writing Quote of the Week

My prediction is that, if you sit a million monkeys at a million typewriters for a million years, you’ll just end up with a lot of monkey junk all over your rebuilt Smith-Coronas—that, and a big banana bill. And they won’t change the ribbons as often as they should—if, of course, at all. So—no Shakespeare, no Hemingway— not even Judy Blume. Now, I don’t have the math or the millions— OR the time—to prove this, but I’m going on record here and now anyway: no Shakespeare. And esp. not—if punctuation counts. So, you know—let me know how that works out. —W. Gregory Stewart

Writing Tips and Prompts

Chrys Fey is back with an excellent post on The Very Sentence posted at Write with Fey. Carol Riggs weighs in on the same subject in Hook: The First Line posted at Artzicarol Ramblings.

Charlie Jane Anders shares 10 Books Every Fantasy Author Should Read posted at io9.

C.S. Lakin shows us how to See the World through your Character’s Eyes at Live Write Thrive.

Cynthia Morris helps us to Write a Book Even When Clueless at Original Impulse.

Ashley March gives us 5 Dialogue Mistakes You Can Fix Right Now at Fiction Groupie.

Jayme Gates stimulates our creative juices with prompts about Water Purification and Civilization at Science in My Fiction.

Podcasts

Mary Robinette Kowal allows her fellow writers at Writing Excuses to offer editing advice on her novel outline. Interesting process!

Spam of the Week

You respond so some its most exhausting to discourse with you (not that I rattling would want…HaHa). You definitely put a new gyrate on a issue thats been graphic about for eld. Precise nonsensicality, only great!

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

DIY Lightbox Practice-2  - VoxEfx


…was Shakespeare, so monumentally astute about human emotion, wrong to portray Lady Macbeth as unable to wash the metaphoric blood from her hands? The authors’ research suggests she might have had the wrong body part in the soapy water. In one experiment, participants were induced to tell a malicious lie either by email or voice mail. Afterwards, those who had lied “by mouth” evaluated a mouthwash more highly than a hand sanitizer, while those who transgressed “by hand” showed the opposite preference. -Science Daily

Writing Prompt: Write a scene showing what your character does to try to assuage the guilty after lying.

Journaling Prompt: How do you handle your guilt after you lie?

Art Prompt: Washing away guilt

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