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Creative Living: Be More Creative, Monday Motivator Mail

Your Monday Motivator: Collaboration For Creative Success

The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mailout is Collaboration For Creative Success. Each week I send a Monday mail as a reminder to creatives and creativists. The pull of the outer and conventional world is strong, so we all need reminding to focus on what we most want to create. This weekly reminder is full of tips and techniques to motivate and inspire you – and offers simple creative maps and tools to help you prioritize what’s most important to you this week. I’ll also bring news about what I’m creating myself right now, offer a free-writing prompt around our…

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Creative Living: Be More Creative, Monday Motivator Mail

Your Monday Motivator: Don’t Think, Just Do!

The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mailout is “Don’t Think, Just Do!” Each week I send a Monday mail as a reminder to creatives and creativists. The pull of the outer and conventional world is strong, so we all need reminding to focus on what we most want to create. This weekly reminder is full of tips and techniques to motivate and inspire you – and offers simple creative maps and tools to help you prioritize what’s most important to you this week. I’ll also bring news about what I’m creating myself right now, offer a free-writing prompt around our theme…

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Creative Living: Be More Creative

Extract from: The Psychology of Creative Success

This book is coming soon, as part of the Go Creative! series. “W. Beran Wolfe said it sagely in his classic How To Be Happy Though Human: “If we want to know what happiness is we must seek it not as if it were a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, but among human beings who are living richly and fully… “If you observe a really happy man you will find him building a boat, writing a symphony, educating his son, growing double dahlias in his garden or looking for dinosaur eggs in the Gobi desert. He…

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Creative Living: Be More Creative

Your Monday Motivator: Defining Creative Success

The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mailout, which goes out each Monday morning to creatives and creativists worldwide, is: what is creative success, for you?   If you’d like to join the mailout group, just click the pic. (You’ll also get a free book!)

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Creative Living: Be More Creative, Excerpts

Today’s Book Extract: From The Psychology of Creative Success

The field of creative studies is enjoying a huge upsurge, with research coming to new conclusions and confirming ancient wisdoms. One finding is surfacing over and over, across a wide range of studies, including  anecdotal evidence, historical reports, the new neuroscience technologies, and our ability to map the world’s knowledge through digital archives and search engines. Creative flow is not, as we used to think, an elite state, possessed only by a few, but  a mind state that we all experience many times a day. Though writers and artists earn the appellation as a noun (“creatives”),  creative is more accurately…

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Your Monday Motivator: Overview of Self-Publishing

The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mailout, which goes out each Monday morning to creatives and creativists worldwide, is an overview of self-publishing. We were live from the Publishing Perspectives stage at the Frankfurt Book Fair, where Porter Anderson and I ran a session called “An Overview of Self-Publishing 2016”. We looked at where the current wave of self-publishing came from, where it is going to and give lots of tips for aspiring and established author-publishers. And in the final segment of the show, I explain why we devote a monthly slot on the Go Creative! Show to self-publishing…

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Your Monday Motivator: What’s Your Mind Mode?

This theme of this week’s motivator mail, which goes out each Monday morning to creatives and creativists worldwide, is the seven mind-modes that operate within us all. Think of a mind mode as a lens through which you view and approach your life, the filter through which you create whatever you’re making: other people, work and play, money and values, the universe and beyond. Your existence and its meaning. The seven mind modes run from tribal to transcendent, and each of them sees and creates life very differently. We pass through each of these mind modes many times a day, but at a…

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Your Monday Motivator: Forming Good Creative Habits

The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mailout is the importance of forming good creative habits. Each week I send a Monday mail as a reminder to creatives and creativists. The pull of the outer and conventional world is strong, so we all need reminding to focus on what we most want to create. This weekly reminder is full of tips and techniques to motivate and inspire you — and offers simple creative maps and tools to help you prioritize what’s most important to you this week. I’ll also bring news about what I’m creating myself right now, offer a free-writing prompt around our theme of the week, and…

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Be The Water: Creating Your Path With Your Flow

We’ve been having wonderful talks on the ALLi Author Member Forum about literary fiction, why we write and whether we should major on what new member, Katie Aiken Ritte, called “freestyling” or “brand”. The perennial debate, creative or commercial? The wonderful Roz Morris chipped in, calling attention to a post she wrote a while back: Long night of the literary soul, in which she and a friend she calls Oscar have a discussion that is rooted in their work as writers, but relevant to all creatives and creativists. Here’s one quote from it that I know you’ll love: There is a passage from Nevada to…

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Creative Living: Be More Creative, Miscellany, The Go Creative! Show

The Go Creative! Show

The Go Creative! Show is a new weekly broadcast I’m going to be doing, all about applying the creative process to everything in life. And today, I’ve launched the first episode, which welcomes you to the show and tells you what to expect. Just like here on the blog, I’ll be sharing insights, ideas and inspirations, about creative writing and creative publishing, but mostly about creative living. I’ll be: reading from, and talking about, my novels and poems. bringing news from ALLi, the self-publishing advice centre and the Indie Author Fringe online conferences. sharing my own attempts at conscious creation beyond writing and publishing,…

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