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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: 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: 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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What's The Story?

Continuing our A to Z of creative intelligence, S is for the story. All stories are the same story. Comedy or tragedy, crime or romance, movie or novel, drama or farce, a compelling tale involves Read More

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