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Creative Living: Creative Living Maps

Download your Creative Living Maps Here

Click Here for PDF of all Creative Living Maps And you can find full Instructions for the Creative Living Mapping Method here. You can also download each map separately: YEAR Bird’s Eye View: Year: Work  Bird’s Eye View: Year: Rest Year’s Play: Bird’s Eye View Map MONTH Month: Take Off Map Work Month: Take Off Map Rest Month: Take Off Map Play   WEEK Week: Flight Map Work Week: Flight Map Rest Week: Flight Map Play DAY Day: Landing Log: Work Day: Landing Log: Rest Day: Landing Log: Play  

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Go Creative Mapping
Creative Living: Creative Living Maps

Go Creative! Mapping

Download Here: Go Creative! Mapping: Project Map This map uses the same principles as the time based map but clouds are left blank for your own use

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Creative Mapping Instructions

Creative mapping is composed of two stages: 1) composing your master list and 2) making your maps. Master Listing 1. As mentioned in the previous post on creative time management, frame your intention like this: I am going to create ________________ by _________, the first blank being what you are going to create, the second the date by which you will have made it.  2. Again, visualize your intention and take care in writing it out. Do a more detailed paragraph. Write as if you are placing an order for the intention to be manufactured by somebody who doesn’t know you,…

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Creative Living: Creative Living Maps

Log Your Create-Dates: A Creative Living Map

One of the core creative flow practices is the create-date and its one that most people resist. This chart can help you to get and keep the habit of create dates. The creative date with self [create-date for short] is a once-weekly, fun expedition to explore something that enchants or excites you. Something scary, like skydiving or bungee jumping, or something silly, like finger painting. It doesn’t have to be something that is normally considered creative. It could be playing with a dog [not your own] for two hours or spending the afternoon in the woods. A successful create-date is spent doing something that 1] you’d…

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21 Day Chart
Creative Living: Creative Living Maps

Get The Creative Habit: Download This Creative Living Map

Download Here: 21 Day Making-Practice Chart, to turn your creative intention into a creative habit. “We are what we repeatedly do,” the roman philospher Aristotle famously proclaimed. How do you embed your creative practice so deeply that it become habitual, that you do it like brushing your teeth, without your con-mind even questioning it. There was a time when it moaned about having to brush your teeth but now you do it without even thinking about it. That’s the power of routine. This notion of acting without thinking is known in science as “automaticity” and common wisdom has it that it…

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Creative Writing: Behind the Novels, WB Yeats, Maud Gonne, Iseult Gonne

WB Yeats & Maud Gonne: The Greatest Love Story That Never Was?

Out today, in ebook: the first book of my WB Yeats – Maud Gonne trilogy in standalone edition. [The special edition edition is now withdrawn in ebook format but I do still have a few hardbacks editions of this gift-book left]. To buy the e-book in your favorite format, go here      

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Creative Writing: Novels, Poetry by Orna Ross

Valentines’ Day 2016: A New Poem

I’m writing this on Valentine’s Day 2016, at a sunny table outside Cole St cafe in The Haight, 6000 miles away from The Hub. He is in London, I am in San Francisco. But love is what the scientists call non-local and no problem for it to leap continent and ocean. He got me a card, I’ve sent him a poem. The commercial side of Valentine’s day debases and dilutes love, with its cupids and chocolates, completely overlooking how love is a force that destroys the established order, over and again, even in a long relationship. (30+ years, since you…

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What’s Happening in Self-publishing News

Want to know the latest news in self-publishing? Click over to my creative Alliance of Independent Authors partners and friends blog at the ALLi Author Advice Centre and discover what has been making the headlines in our regular Friday ALLi news post. This week’s top story is the  Author Earnings Report for February 2016. But don’t let all those stats and graphs put you off, this is a user-friendly guide packed full of good news, including how self-published e-books now account for almost 45% of sales online in the US. Not bad, is it? And apart from the latest stories, there…

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What’s Happening in Self-publishing News

Creatives can keep up with all that’s happening in the ever-growing self-publishing industry with a quick click over to my partners and friends at ALLi. In our regular self-publishing news post this week, are reports on how digital technology has revolutionized publishing in independent authors’ favour,  and also  the impact growing smartphone take-up globally is changing the way we read. Worth checking out on the informative ALLi Advice Centre blog,  this Friday – and every Friday!

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