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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for November 10, 2013. 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

There will not be a carnival next weekend. I’ll be playing hooky at the District 3 Toastmasters Fall Conference. See you in a couple weeks!

The Creative Mindset

Lauren Spencer presents 9 Top Brainstorming Tips for Freelancers and Other Creatives posted at Freelance Folder.

Sharing Our Work

Amanda Schultz presents Perfectly Wicked – A Fractured Fairy Tale posted at The Interpreted Rock.

Writing Quote of the Week

You have to write the book that wants to be written. And if the book will be too difficult for grown-ups, then you write it for children. -Madeleine L'Engle

Writing Tips

Matt Mitrovich presents Convincing vs. Amazing: Balancing Your SF World posted at Amazing Stories.

Larry Brooks presents How to “Write Like Rowling” posted at Story Fix.

Linda Formichelli presents Four Things You Can Stop Worrying About (Because They Don’t Matter) posted at Goins Writer.

Colin presents Surviving The Midnight Oil: 6 Practical Tips for Freelance Writers posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Chrys Fey presents Writing about a President posted at Write with Fey.

Liz Shaw presents Top 10 Reason Writers Should Join Toastmasters: Get Out for Support and Encouragement posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Blogging

Pamela Wilson presents Is Content Marketing a Hamster Wheel You Can’t Escape? posted at CopyBlogger.

Daniel Scocco presents 10 Ways To Improve Your Readers’ Experience posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Talking Publishing with Tom Doherty.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Florian Nicolle posted at This is Colossal.

Ronda Palazzari presents Art Journal Conversations: Dina Wakley posted at Help Me Ronda.

Spam of the Week

*Note: no marshmallows were harmed within the making of the crochet projects.

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 September 8, 2013. 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

Wordcounter ranks the most frequently used words in any given body of text. Use this to see what words you overuse (is everything a “solution” for you?) or maybe just to find some keywords from a document.

Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Profiles posted at View from the Winepress.

Radhika presents These are a Few of my Favorite Words posted at Undershadow.

Kenney Myers presents 18 Blogs Featuring Creative Things Schools Are Doing to Combat Childhood Obesity posted at Kenney Myers

Liz Shaw presents Top Ten Reasons Why Writers Should Join Toastmasters: #5 Find Your Voice Plus a Bonus posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Writing Quote of the Week

Storytelling is in our DNA. It's what differentiates humans from other species: we don't just communicate information, we tell stories. -Gabriela Pereira

Writing Tips

Michael presents Can You Speak Your Readers’ Language? posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Dave Navarro presents 7 Can’t-Miss Ways To Kick-Start The Writing Habit posted at Freelance Folder.

Cedar Sanderson presents Interview with a Reader posted at Amazing Stories.

Esther Inglis-Arkell presents Do villains have to commit “taboo” acts for us to hate them? posted at io9.

Larry Brooks presents The Writing Tip that Changed my Life posted at Story Fix.

Jennifer Chase presents Think Like a Crime Scene Detective posted at Author Jennifer Chase.

Beverly Diehl presents 25 Quick Ways to Get Unstuck posted at Writing in Flow.

Michael Cairns presents The Fact and the Fantastical – 5 Tips for Creating an Urban Fantasy World posted at Mythic Scribes.

Jeff Goins presents Get Rid of Writer’s Block Once and for All posted at Jeff Goins Writer.

Chrys Fey presents Writing About: A Crime Scene posted at Write with Fey.

Blogging

Jeff Bullas presents 50 One Sentence Tips for Bloggers posted at Jeff Bullas.

Daniel Scocco presents 5 tips for writing timeless content posted at Daily Blog Tips.

Michael Hyatt presents My Advice to Beginning Bloggers posted at Michael Hyatt.

Podcasts

Last week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Survivorship Bias this week’s is on Digging Yourself Out of Holes with Jeph Jacques.

The Writing Reader sends a hearty shout out and congratulations to the crew at Writing Excuses for their wins in the Hugo Awards. Brandon Sanderson won Best Novella for The Emperor’s Soul; the entire crew for Best Podcast for Writing Excuses Season 7; and to Howard Tayler for his nomination in the Best Graphic Story category for Schlock Mercenary: Random Access Memorabilia.

Visual Arts

Christopher Jobson presents Intricate Organic Forms Cut from Paper by Rogan Brow posted at This is Colossal.

Frank presents Sketches posted at Frank-QR (Illustration / Arts / Essentials)

Gabriel Harding presents Photo Project – DIY Flash Diffuser posted at We Travel and Blog

Journal Writing

Sheila Bender presents Keeping a Writer’s Journal: 21 Ideas to Keep You Writing posted at Writing World.

Crafting

Mackenzie presents DIY: Anthroplogie Dip-Dyed Knot Necklace posted at Encourage Fashion.

Tina presents Have the Courage posted at Frog Dog Studio.

Z-Dad presents Homemade Trading Cards posted at Chicken Nugget Lemon Tooty

Spam of the Week

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Credits

Thanks to Liz Shaw for the background for today’s writing quote.

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 August 4, 2013. 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.

Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Siri-ously posted at View from the Winepress.

Liz Shaw presents Top Ten Reasons Writers Should Join Toastmasters: #4 Learn How to Lead a Team posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Writing Quote of the Week

The need is inside, the goal is outside. The need is the psychological weakness and the hero should not be aware of their need. -John Truby

Writing Tips and Prompts

Lauren Davis presents Concept Art Writing Prompt: The Nightmare with a Clipboard posted at io9.

Katie Cross presents 4 Tips for World Building Success posted at Mythic Scribes.

Chrys Fey presents Rules For Writing: Don’t Repeat Words posted at Write with Fey.

Podcasts

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

Visual Arts

James presents Editorial Submission :: Valeria Zaccheddu posted at Illustration Friday.

Diana Beltran Herrera presents Paper Birds posted at This is Colossal.

The Business of Creativity

Beverly Diehl presents Dear Author… Are You Smoking Crack? On #GoodReads & #bookreviews posted at Writing in Flow.

Jeff Goins presents Three Ways Marketing Fiction Differs from Marketing Nonfiction posted at Jeff Goins Writer.

Spam of the Week

Post writing is also a excitement, if you be familiar with then you can write if not it is difficult to write.

Credits

Thanks to Maggie-Me for the background for today’s writing quote.

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 30, 2013. 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.

Sharing Our Work

Amrita Goswami presents The Irregular Painting posted at The Mobius Strip

Liz Shaw presents Top Ten Reasons Why Writers Should Join Toastmasters: #3 Advanced Manuals Will Help You Promote Your Writing posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Creativity Quote of the Week

Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will. ~George Bernard Shaw

Writing Tips and Prompts

Jeanne Kisacky presents What Not to Think About When You’re Writing posted at Writer Unboxed.

Mike Springer presents Seven Tips From Ernest Hemingway on How to Write Fiction posted at OpenCulture.

Danie Ware presents How Do You Find the Time to Write? 6 Tips For Moms (and Everyone Else, Too) posted at Writer’s Digest.

Nina Munteanu presents Ten Questions You Need to Ask Your Characters Before They Can Stay In Your Story posted at Amazing Stories.

Annalee Newitz presents The 10 Totally Awesome Rules of Evolution in Science Fiction posted at io9.

Chrys Fey presents Chrys’ Writing Rules: Give Big Thought to a Character’s Names posted at Write with Fey.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Middle Grade with E.J. Patten.

Journal Writing

Danny Gregory presents My Bangkok Travel Journal posted at Danny Gregory.

Laura Hedgecock presents Don;t Lose the Little Traditions! posted at Treasure Chest of Memories

Blogging

Carol Lynn Rivera presents Affiliate Marketing Tips: Think Beyond The Link posted at Web Search Social.

Crafting

Elizabeth Atwood presents How To Make A Money Pizza – Graduation Gift Idea posted at rockabyeparents.com

Credits

Thanks to Sarai for the background for today’s writing quote.

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 May 26, 2013. 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

Mary Borchers presents When Your Inner Critic Stifles Your Creativity: 4 Helpful Truths posted at Tiny Buddha.

Sharing Our Work

Emi Bauer presents Easy to Please posted at Confessions of an Incompetent Blogger.

Chelsea Mathews presents 14-year-old Novelist posted at Sounds Like Life To Me

Liz Shaw presents Top Ten Reasons Why Writers Should Join Toastmasters: #2 Learn the Basics of Putting Together a Speech posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Writing Quote of the Week

Creativity is intelligence having fun. - Albert Einstein

Writing Tips and Prompts

H.E. Roulo presents A Simple Novel Outline – 9 questions for 25 chapters posted at Fractured Horizon.

Chrys Fey presents More on Character Development posted at Write with Fey.

Douglas Smith presents Playing the Short Game: How to Sell Your Short Fiction (Part 8 in series) posted at Amazing Stories.

Gabriela Pereira presents Why Writers Should Write Guest Posts posted at DIY MFA.

Lauren Davis presents Concept Art Writing Prompt: The Dragon Walker posted at io9.

Mary presents Big Words Make You Sound Smart, Don’t They? posted at Daily Writing Tips.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Writing the Short Story with Mary Robinette Kowal.

The Business of Creativity

Scott McElvey presents Humor In Marketing: Why It Works, A Harsh Reality, And How To Do It Right posted at Web Search Social.

Spam of the Week

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Credits

Thanks to Steve Snodgrass for the background for today’s writing quote.

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 April 28, 2013. 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

Orpheus Technology provides a free online version of their Editing Software.

Sharing Our Work

Eula McLeod presents Through the Looking Glass posted at View from the Winepress.

Writing Quote of the Week

Creativity is blue-collar work. It's not magical or mystical. It may be a little spiritual, but at the end of the day, it's about putting the hours in. -Jeff Goins

Writing Tips and Prompts

Chrys Fey presents Chrys’ Writing Rules: Don’t Leave Anything Out posted at Write with Fey.

Liz Shaw presents Top 10 Reasons Writers Should Join Toastmasters: Learn to Think on Your Feet posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Rob Grindstaff presents Bring your fiction to life by understanding the characters: An editor’s how-to guide posted at Novel Publicity.

Brian Klems presents 5 Ways to Come Up With Great Story Ideas posted at Writer’s Digest.

Tanner Christensen presents Seven steps to creative breakthroughs. posted at Creative Something.

David Bakke presents 5 Time Management Tips for Writers Who Work From Home posted at BookBaby.

Cynthia Morris presents My Secret Sauce for Creative Success posted at Original Impulse.

Suw Charman-Anderson presents 5 Key Lessons for Authors and Self-Publishers from Neil Gaiman posted at Forbes.

Jennifer Miller presents How To Tell If You’re Creative (Hint: You Might Be A Bit Of A Jerk) posted at Fast Company.

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is Brainstorming with Brandon Again. This is a great look at the creative process.

The Business of Creativity

Michael J. Sullivan presents Demystifying Contracts #1: Novels – Ownership vs Rights Transfer posted at Amazing Stories.

Spam of the Week

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Credits

Thanks to DeaPeaJay for the background for today’s writing quote.

That’s all for this week. Be sure to submit your article for the May 12 Carnival of Creativity by Friday May 10 at midnight!

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That’s right. The World Championship of Public Speaking is just a couple weeks away. I have been speaking 4 or 5 times a week for the last two months to prepare my speeches for the semifinal and final rounds. I am now exhausted! I’m taking the next 2 weeks off to rest, finalize my speeches, and make final preparations before heading to Orlando. Watch my personal blog for news about the contest results!

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Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for March 4, 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

Chandrasekhar presents Make your own Music posted at Latest Updates.

Sharing Our Work

Roger presents Speaking Of Blackberries posted at My Secret Cabin In The Woods Of West Virginia.

 

Writing Quote of the Week

You must stay drunk on writing so reality can’t destroy you. -Ray Bradbury

Writing Tips and Prompts

Chrys Fey presents Bring Characters To Life! posted at Write With Fey, saying, “Writing a book is not just about the plot. The characters in your book are equally important, and character building can be is easy. It can also be fun!”

Podcasts

The folks at Writing Excuses are giving answers to questions they get asked on Twitter in this week’s episode, Microcasting.

Visual Arts

Wendy Campbell presents Brian Dettmer: Textonomy posted at Daily Art Fixx.

Spam of the Week

You are my inhalation , I have few blogs and occasionally run out from to brand : (

Yes, well, thank you?
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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