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Self-Publishing Authors At Amazon Academy

I spent Wednesday at Amazon’s very cool Fashion Studio in Hoxton, speaking about the author journey and the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), for the UK’s first Amazon Academy. Enterprise Nation, partnering with Amazon and the Guardian Small Business Network, delivered a day of insights into how small business owners can use digital technology to increase online sales and exports. More than 200 creative entrepreneurs gathered in London on 23 November for the event, including lots of aspiring and emerging indie authors, and a number of ALLi members. Three bestselling authors — Mark Dawson, Talli Roland and Joseph Alexander — were speaking…

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On The Go Creative! Show This Week: Don’t Think, Just Do!

Going on this week’s theme of “Don’t Think, Just Do!” The Go Creative! Show looks at a case study of that principle in action. NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) began in the US with a few fiction-loving friends getting together to write a novel in a month and has grown into an international creative writing phenomenon that sees half-a-million people worldwide try to do the same.  In this week’s show, Nano’s CEO Grant Faulkner and I chat about the importance of fiction; how everyone has a story to tell; and how speed and a deadline helps you to get a novel out. And, indeed,…

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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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On The Go Creative! Show This Week: Episode 9, Overview of Self-Publishing from The Frankfurt Book Fair

If you want: to be more creative in everything you do, to help further the movement from conventional to creative in our world support this free weekly broadcast that has those aims at heart. DONATE HERE Episode 9 is a creative publishing show (we do one of these a month, on the last Sunday), and this month it’s a break from the usual format of looking at the three most important self-publishing stories of the month, as last week was the Frankfurt Book Fair. ALLi was there, of course. We attend the three major fairs each year — London, BEA…

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Creative Living: Go Creative! Show

Episode 5 of The Go Creative! Show

The Go Creative! Show has now reached episode five and this week I’m introducing publishing and arts commentator, Porter Anderson, who will be our most regular contributor to the creative publishing segment of the show, on the topic of “publishing for authors”. Porter is a journalist who, since spotting the potential for digital disruption in publishing, has had a fantastically varied career, as commentator, consultant, publishing conference and event curator and a marvellous column, Music For Writers at Thought Catalog. You can find out more about the show, read the transcript and subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher or YouTube on the…

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Creative Living: Be More Creative, Go Creative! Show

About The Go Creative! Show: Life As A Creativist

The Go Creative! Show: Life As A Creativist is a weekly broadcast all about conscious creation and creative living, that encourages you to choose the creative way of life. Each week I talk about the lessons I’m learning in my writing and publishing and living and how you can apply those takeaways to whatever you’re making. You can also sign up for a weekly Monday Motivator Mail, which will bring you news of the broadcasts and books, special giveaways and offers just for subscribers. Oh, and a friendly creative kick in the pants each Monday morning. The Go Creative! books are all about how the creative process can be…

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Do You Think Product or Process?

Ours is the creative age.  A recent study by IBM shows the number one characteristic employers now look for in future employees is creativity. But its application is much wider than work. Learning how to recognise, understand and harness our creative capacities is becoming not just a nice-to-have but a psychological necessity in our fast-paced, interconnected, always-on world. In ancient and tribal cultures, creativity was understood as a gift from the gods. The Enlightenment dethroned both superstition and religion and rationality came to be privileged by modern societies as the highest level of thought. We turned to science for answers, in fields from ethics to medicine, and in many ways…

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Be More Creative: Get Exercising

Albert Einstein said of the theory of relativity, “I thought of it while riding my bicycle.” Ralph Waldo Emerson said of Thoreau: “The length of his walk uniformly made the length of his writing. If shut up in the house, he did not write at all.” Christopher Bergland, endurance athlete, author and political activist. says of exercise: “Sweat is like WD-40 for your mind—it lubricates the rusty hinges of your brain and makes your thinking more fluid. Exercise allows your conscious mind to access fresh ideas that are buried in the subconscious.” Anyone who exercises regularly has had this experience….

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Final Call: F-R-E-E-Writing Book

Last chance to get your pre-order copy of F-R-E-E-Writing: Unblocking Life’s Flow. It launches Tuesday next, 30th of September. But you can order your advance copy now — without being charged until it’s dispatched. F-R-E-E-Writing  F-R-E-E stands for Fast, Raw and Exact-but-Easy and this is a creative practice I’ve been teaching — and practicing myself, of course — for fifteen years now. Each F-R-E-E-Writing session is a new journey without a map in which you simply write whatever it is you have to say at that moment in time — as fast as you can. When you write like this, you leave yourself open. You…

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