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What happens is I write a first sentence, then I read the sentence that I’ve just written, and then I immediately erase that sentence; then I begin anew by writing another first sentence for a completely different story; then another first sentence for another story, so on and so forth.” Courtney Eldridge, Unkempt

Fiction Writing Prompt: Use the first line of the week as the starting point or inspiration for a scene, story, poem, or haiku.

Journaling Prompt: What do you do when you have trouble getting started writing in your journal?

Art Prompt: Abandoned Beginnings

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Write about the importance of beginning well and the dangers of getting stuck.

Photo Credit: Anthony Mianzo on Flickr

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for March 17, 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

Toni Bernhard presents What Type of Thinker Are You? posted at Psychology Today.

Sharing Our Work

Lisa Russ Spaar presents Insomnia and the Poet posted at The Opinionator.

Eula McLeod presents The Secret posted at View from the Winepress.

Rob Graumans presents Social Value: Friendship or Fame? posted at The Young Socrates.

Liz Shaw presents For the Love of Dragons posted at Liz Andra Shaw.

Writing Quote of the Week

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Writing Tips and Prompts

Chrys Fey presents Chrys’ Writing Rules: Bad Things Must Happen posted at Write with Fey.

Gabriela Pereira presents 5 Lessons About Community that Writers MUST Learn posted at DIY MFA.

Cedar Sanderson presents Just Write posted at Amazing Stories.

Chuck Sambuchino presents How to Research a Novel: 7 Tips posted at Writer’s Digest.

CS Lakin presents The Universality is in the Details posted at Live Write Thrive.

George Dvorsky presents How to Measure the Power of Alien Civilizations Using the Kardashev Scale posted at io9.

Rob Grindstaff presents Pull your reader in with 3-D writing: Dialogue, Description, Despair (Part II, Description) posted at Novel Publicity.

Kenney Myers presents 15 Websites to Help You With Rhyming Words posted at Kenney Myers

David Leonhardt presents What makes a good book? posted at A Ghost Writers Blog

Creativity Boosts

The Magic Violinist presents Six Effective Ways to Inspire Yourself posted at The Write Practice.

Shaun Rosenberg presents 101 Fun Activities to Boost Creativity posted at Shaun Rosenberg

Podcasts

This week’s podcast at Writing Excuses is all about Brainstorming with Howard Again.

The Business of Creativity

Jason Shen presents I’ve Heard Great Things About You – A nondouchey guide to personal branding and self promotion posted at The Art of Ass Kicking.

Spam of the Week

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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!

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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.

Spam of the Week

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I record these words for a posterity that will not exist. –Zachary Jernigan, Pairs, Asimov’s Science Fiction Aug 2011

Writing Prompt: Write a story, scene or poem inspired by the quote above.

Journaling Prompt: Write the journal entry you would want to leave as your last entry for your descendents to read.

Art Prompt: End of the World

Photo Credit: John Althouse Cohen on Flickr

Welcome to the Carnival of Creativity for March 18, 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.

Announcements

World Story Telling Day is this week. The 2012 theme is “Trees.” Share your best story, article, poem, photo, or artwork about Trees at my personal blog.

Sharing Our Work

I wrote a book review of Andy Straka’s Record Of Wrongs at my personal blog, LizAndraShaw.com

Writing Quote of the Week

Esther Inglis-Arkell shares a list of the Ten Science and Technology Breakthroughs That Caused Widespread Panic. Look at what made number 1 on the list:
1. Writing – No less a source than Socrates was worried about this new-fangled thing called writing that he’d heard about. He warned people that, “create forgetfulness in the learners’ souls, because they will not use their memories.” It was isolating as well. More importantly, he worried about all those children learning to read whatever writing they got their hands on. If they did, they could independently read horrible, immoral, or overly-fanciful tales that would warp their minds. If this is sounding awfully familiar to you, it’s because it sounds familiar to everyone. The same was said about the printing press, the radio, the television, and the movies. Of course it’s also been said about the internet. A recent study that warned that the internet, easy access to all kinds of written material, will take out our memory. This historical scare can give consolation to both sides. Those who feel it’s overblown can point out that the more things change the more they stay the same. Those who want us to heed the warning can mention that they are on the side of Socrates.

Writing Tips and Prompts

Mark Nichol gives us an alternative to “he said” in Attribute Tags and Their Alternatives at Daily Writing Tips.

Podcasts

Since we missed last week’s carnival, I’ve got two podcasts of Writing Excuses to recommend to you. The first is on the importance of criticism for writers with guest David Brin. Second, another episode of microcasting where the Writing Excuses crew answers questions from their Twitter streams.

Spam of the Week

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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!

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Cheat ! (Edit 1)


Creative people are more likely to cheat than less creative people, possibly because this talent increases their ability to rationalize their actions, according to research published by the American Psychological Association.

“Greater creativity helps individuals solve difficult tasks across many domains, but creative sparks may lead individuals to take unethical routes when searching for solutions to problems and tasks,” said lead researcher Francesca Gino, PhD, of Harvard University. –Science Daily

Writing Prompt: Write a scene about someone who cheats. What is the inner monologue that the person goes through to rationalize the cheating?

Journaling Prompt: Write about a time you cheated. How did you rationalize it to yourself?

Art Prompt: Cheat

Nonfiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Tell your audience about the epidemic of cheating in society today and give some suggestions for curbing it.

Photo Credit: Craig Sunter on Flickr

I only got a few submissions this week, but I’m hoping that this will turn into a fun weekly post with lots of great resources and information for creative people, as well as a place where they can show off their creativity.

Resources/Tools

Jonathan of  Blogging Your Passion wrote a very interesting article on minimalist writing and blogging apps. I did not even know these existed, so I was very excited to read “3 of My Favorite Minimalist Writing Apps.”

Attention poetry slammers! Want a cool video of your poetry, one that isn’t just a shot of you on stage reciting? Check out Jennifer Saksa’s article titled First Time Success Making A Music Video posted at Do More With Software.

The Business of Creativity 

Want to make some money writing? Gloria Nilson tells you everything you need to know about Journalism Degrees at The Journalism Journeyman.

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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