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A Creative Manifesto: For Creatives and Creativists

One: Going Creative Accepting that my relationship with my own mind and its creative capacities defines all the other relationships in my life, I resolve to foster conscious creative awareness and connection. I seek opportunities to express my truth, offer fresh insights,  foster innovation, and contribute to imaginative outcomes. Two: Amplifying Happiness Accepting that I and the world need to rebalance a bias towards the conventional, the negative and the destructive, I focus on and accentuate the creative, the positive and the life-enhancing. While not denying any suffering that exists within me or around me, and allowing myself to observe and express the truth of…

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Celebrating books and reading!

My dear friend and fellow writer, Debbie Young, recently told me that she is starting a literature festival to celebrate books and reading. It didn’t come as a surprise at all, as Debbie is known for her zeal in bookish activities, locally and nationally. Her love for books doesn’t stop at reading and writing. Nevertheless, I wanted to find out more about why she took upon herself to start the Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival, which will have it’s first event on World Book Night, 23 April 2015. So here is what Debbie told me. Why I Founded the Hawkesbury Upton…

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Reasons To Read

The world’s a demanding place. Shouldn’t you be doing something more useful than having your nose stuck in a book? Here’s a nice short video from good folks at The School of Life that gives you the answers you need, next time somebody asks you that loaded question. They give four good reasons as to why reading is just about the best possible way to spend your time. Their four reasons to read are: IT SAVES YOU TIME Literature is the ultimate time-saver — giving access to emotions and events you couldn’t otherwise experience. IT MAKES YOU A BETTER PERSON…

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Creative Intelligence Versus Conventional Intelligence

Like every human who ever lived, you have two different ways of observing and experiencing your life and the events that unfurl within it. You see that picture of two white faces, which, when you look again, is actually one black candlestick? One picture, but if you shift your perspective what it represents totally changes. Our view of our world, our life and what’s going on in it is like that. We are constantly shifting between two broad perspectives: the conceptual and the creative. In the Creativist Club, we call these the con-state and the create-state. Con-State vs Create-State Con-state relies on the…

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Fiction Update

Lots of lovely news for the fiction readers among you today.   Firstly, After The Rising is now on Wattpad and I’ll be posting it chapter-by-chapter every Sunday. Though, of course, if you just can’t wait, you can purchase it on Amazon here. Secondly, my most recent novel – Blue Mercy – will be available for FREE for all you lovely people on Amazon tomorrow (Thursday October 10) so head on over and grab a copy!    

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The Soil Not the Seed.

Our role in the process of creative germination is twofold. First, to implant the seed of intention in the soil of imagination; thereafter, to cultivate the soil so it nurtures growth A seed implanted in fertile soil cannot help but grow. It’s an inevitable process. It’s the same with creative intention. Given the right conditions, it knows how to blossom. We – our conscious selves – have a place in the process but we don’t ‘make it happen’. Thinking we do, taking a Read More

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Creative Process Stage 2. Incubation.

Creative inspiration can seem very mysterious but there are many ways in which we can encourage, foster and nurture more and better ideas and insights. Mozart has given us a wonderful description of this most enigmatic stage of the creative process: ”When I am… completely myself, entirely alone and of good cheer — say, travelling in a carriage, or walking after a good meal, or during the night when I cannot sleep; it is on such occasions that my ideas Read More

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Go Creative… With HD Thoreau

Last Week: Go Creative… With Jack Kerouac “Let us spend one day as deliberately as Nature, and not be thrown off the track by every nutshell and mosquito’s wing that falls on the rails… “If the engine whistles, let it whistle till it is hoarse for its pains. If the bell rings, why should we run? We will consider what kind of music they are like. “Let us settle ourselves, and work and wedge our feet downward through the mud and slush of opinion, and Read More

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Wanted. Your Stories, Artworks, Poems…

Image from Metaphor.co.jp It’s showtime! I know that many (most?) of you like to write, to draw and to make things — sometimes all at once. You’re a talented lot and I’d like to introduce you to each other. From now on, Sunday will be Showcase Day.  I’ll be publishing the best of your stories, artwork, book chapters, poems, photographs… To start, enjoy the illustration (right) called, Read More

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Not Breakdown. Breakthrough.

Creative breakthrough, in art and in life, can often be experienced as a breaking down. Suddenly we ‘see’ in a new way and the light this vision throws on our current ways can be frightening. Even painful. ‘Yikes! My so-called friend is just using me.’ ‘Of course! That minor character should be the narrator’. ‘He’s not generous, he’s using his money as power. How did I not see it?’ ‘Yes, I do have to delete the pictures that took me six months to put together and begin again.’ It’s not a breakdown, it just feels that way as the Read…

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