The Importance of Play For Creatives & Creativists

The Importance of Play For Creatives & Creativists

The Importance of PLAY In Going Creative Not for nothing is play also known as recreation. Re-creation. Play is as important to creatives and creativists as work. The accomplished creative, or creativist, can hardly tell one from the other. What distinguishes them is that creative play is even lighter and freer than creative work because […]

Coming Home For Christmas: A New Poem

Coming Home For Christmas: A New Poem

Before you take to the shops, the public houses, the clamour of glitz, come home. Step out of the swell into a room where you can hole up with the howl of your hurt and cradle it close, holding still, until you can let it go with you, back out into the cold and the frozen. […]

The Importance of Rest For Creatives & Creativists

The Importance of Rest For Creatives & Creativists

Creative rest takes many forms: night sleep, day sleep, deep relaxation, intentional rest, massage, restorative yoga (also called yin yoga or yoga nidra). And of course, inspiration meditation, which is deep rest for the mind. There are many other options. The simplest form of rest, something you can do any time, is to just stop and take […]

Don’t Think, Just Create!

Don’t Think, Just Create!

Don’t think about what you’re creating, just make it (you may want to tweet that). Let other people decide, and discuss, if it’s good or bad, whether they love it or hate it, what’s right about it and what’s wrong. While they are deciding, get on and make something else that you love to make.   The Go Creative […]

Triskele Collective Launches Four New Titles

Triskele Collective Launches Four New Titles

Lovely launch by the Triskele Author collective today. Gilly launched False Lights; Jane launched The Better of Two Men; (JD Smith is also, of course, AKA Jane Dixon Smith, the cover designer for the Go Creative! series and my Yeats Trilogy.) Jill launched Human Rites Liza launched Blood Rose Angel. And Cat did the honours as […]

Beginning Anew: Creative Listing

Beginning Anew: Creative Listing

Creative listing is a core creative exercise. It  establishes and maps your creative intentions. Use it when you first start out on the creativist way. When you need to reconfigure after a period of distraction or self-sabotage. When it’s time to begin again, at the start of a new year, maybe, or a new phase.  Whenever you need to connect, or […]

Blue Mercy is 30% off at Kobo

Blue Mercy is 30% off at Kobo

If you’d like to snap up Blue Mercy at a bargain price, it’s 30% off in the Kobo store just now. Use the coupon code at checkout: NOV30 You can read the book on any reading device or smart phone. Enjoy!

What’s Happening in Self-publishing This Week

What’s Happening in Self-publishing This Week

Click over to the latest self-publishing news from my friends at the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) Advice Centre blog in this regular, lively post for indie authors. This week’s reports cover new developments in the industry, including a look at a recent NYC cross-cultural literary event, Festival Albertine;  ALLi’s upcoming new Members Rights’ Guide;  plus Amazon’s […]

The Creative Power of Seven

The Creative Power of Seven

Why are there so many sevens in the Go Creative way? Seven stages of the creative process?  Seven ages of life?  Seven states of mind? And all the Go Creative! guidelines given out in sevens? Seven is said to be the lucky number but creativists don’t believe in luck.  (We don’t believe in any concept… instead we […]

What’s Happening in Self-publishing This Week

What’s Happening in Self-publishing This Week

Discover how e-books by independent authors continue to sell in greater numbers than trade-published works in our weekly round up of self-publishing news from the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) Author Advice Centre. The post highlights the competing sales data analysis on digital books, with headlines in the press giving incomplete figures. ALLi news also looks […]