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Posts In This category Are About All The Creative Practices Offered By The Go Creative! Method

Creative Living: Creative Practice, Effortless Exercise

This Week’s Book Extract: from Creativist Compendium

Letting Go An extract from Creativist Compendium Conscious Creation is not about working relentlessly hard to meet goals. Though effort is needed, it’s not the conventional effort of striving, stress, or strain, and intentional rest is very much part of the process. This extract from Inspiration Medi- tation, introduces the concept of such intentional rest. Creative rest is not time off from the creative process: it is the creative process. Every productive writer and artist talks about how the best ideas, the ones with most depth, resonance and coherence, surface during downtime. “When I am… completely myself, entirely alone and…

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Creative Living: Creative Practice

This week’s F-R-E-E-Writing prompt: Creating Happy Holidays Part 2

This week’s F-R-E-E-Writing prompt explores your creative intentions for the holiday season. what do I want to achieve here? what do I want to express?  what is the challenge? does it come in the form of a problem? what exactly is the problem I am trying to solve? (go beyond your usual answer, especially if it’s in the shape of another person) where might this holiday take me? what might I make of it? What might it make of me? what is my definition of a successful outcome? what do I need to change to make that happen? You Can Buy A…

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This week’s F-R-E-E-Writing prompt: What We Leave Behind

This week’s F-R-E-E-Writing prompt explores how we think about ourselves and the legacy we’ll leave TRY THIS: WRITE YOUR OBITUARY a) Sit in stillness and quiet, with your notebook open before you, your pen beside it. For two full minutes, sit with silence, letting your breathing become progressively slower and deeper. Prepare to write fast, raw and exact-but-easy. Let your thoughts rest, waiting to begin. b) Write a one-page obituary for yourself, beginning with the sentence: “The death has occurred of _____________” (your name). Write it in the third person, as objectively as you can, what a journalist might write if you…

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This week’s F-R-E-E-Writing prompt: Collaboration for Creative (And Creativist) Success

This week’s F-R-E-E-Writing prompt explores how collaborating with someone else can lead to creative success Our theme this week is “Collaboration for Creative (And Creativist) Success.” 1) Think of a time when you joined with another to create something. It could be with your spouse to create your family. With your friend to make dinner. With a colleague on a shared project at work. With… Well you get the idea. With anyone, to make anything you’re now pleased about. F-R-E-E-write [i.e. write fast, raw and exact-but-easy] about how the two of you together sparked far more than the sum of your parts….

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This week’s F-R-E-E-Writing prompt: Creating Money, Creating Meaning

This week’s F-R-E-E-Writing prompt explores your relationship with money and what the Go Creative! series calls true wealth Few of us are achieving our financial potential. We are surrounded by role models of wonderful possibility, people who from nothing have created and have gone on to maintain great fortunes, and used these fortunes to facilitate great deeds. We live in a world where you can, if you truly want to, create millions from an idea put together in a garage or on a kitchen table. Yet one third of Americans, the wealthiest nation, end up with no money in retirement….

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This Week’s F-R-E-E-Writing Prompt: What Is Creative Success For You?

One of the defining qualities of creative success is that we all define it differently. Here are some definitions from well-known creatives, to offer you a window into thinking about your own definition. (Sidenote: For “man” in these quotes, please read also woman. And men, can you please stop doing that?) Below the quotes, you’ll find questions to help you to establish your own definition of success. “A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.” ~ Bob Dylan “Success is…

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Today’s Free-Writing Prompt: Thoughts About Writing In Your Life

Today’s F-R-E-E-Writing exercise is about writing and F-R-E-E-Writing itself. After listening to Show Episode from the Frankfurt Book Fair about writing and publishing a book, F-R-E-E-write your thoughts about whether you would like to write a book… and about writing generally. Do you like to write? Why? What kind of writing? What is your writing history? Can you remember learning to write? Who taught you? Was it fun? Did you like writing at school? Why? What do you think of the act of F-R-E-E-Writing itself? What might it do for you? How might it support the other things you want to create in…

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Today’s Free-Writing Prompt: What’s Your Mind Mode?

After listening to Show Episode and reading the book extract, f-r-e-e-write about your own dominant mindset. Are you a materialist, a communitarian or a creativist, predominantly. I’m assuming a conqueror or moralist would not be attracted to my work — but am I wrong? Looking back on your life, when did you change from one mindset to another? Would you like to meet life from a different mind-mode? Why? Thinking about these questions, just write fast and raw, exact but easy for three pages or 20 minutes. You Can Buy A F-r-e-e-Writing Notebook With Full Instructions Here

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Today’s Free-Writing Prompt: Good Creative Habits

When I’m writing well, writing is the first thing I do in the day. When I wake in the morning, I don’t read the paper, or my phone, or even any great writers. I don’t record this show, I don’t read my email, I definitely don’t go on Twitter. Instead, after exercise and meditation, I head straight to the free-writing notebook, and free-write — write fast, raw, exact-but-easy — knowing that’s the fastest way to my own true voice. Then I’ll have slotted in time and space for my allotted writing task. The point is: the writing gets done first,…

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The Go Creative! Show Episode 3: Creative Writing Is Free-Writing

Creative Writing In the third week of each month, the topic for the Go Creative! Show is creative writing. This week, the first half of the show introduces you to free-writing, a form of expressive, creative writing, and an incredible tool for healing and transformation. F.R.E.E. stands for Fast, Raw, Exact and Easy, and this technique is an excellent way for you to ignite and harness the create-state This week I was also joined by regular contributor Dan Blank, who specialises in helping people turn their creative work into their creative career, and we chatted about what he calls setting goals, and I call setting creative intentions. We look at…

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