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On The Go Creative! Show This Week: Collaboration For Creative Succcess

Today, in the creative living segment, I’m introducing Sondra Turnbull, (of Goddess Kindled) who will moderate the upcoming creativist club, launching in January. In creative publishing, we hear the three most significant publishing stories for authors in the past month from Porter Anderson. And creative writing in this show focusses on how to write haiku. It’s a fun habit — join me on Instagram to see mine — and guaranteed to bring more creative presence into your days. You can find out more about the show, read the transcript and subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher or YouTube on the Show Page.

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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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Creatives and Creativists Cultivate Independence

I saw a documentary about Janis Joplin last night, another great artist who died too young. The film seemed to imply that Janis’s tragic end could be traced back to having been excluded and bullied by her high school classmates but watching with a creativist eye, you can see it was the usual story. Janis Joplin was different and she had all the sensitivity and emotional honesty that creative expression demands. That difference hurt her so long as she stayed’s around Port Talbot, her home town in Texas, trying to fit herself to the beauty myth. But when she moved to  San Francisco, she found her tribe and her own…

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Get The Creative Habit: Download This Creative Living Map

Download Here: 21 Day Making-Practice Chart, to turn your creative intention into a creative habit. “We are what we repeatedly do,” the roman philospher Aristotle famously proclaimed. How do you embed your creative practice so deeply that it become habitual, that you do it like brushing your teeth, without your con-mind even questioning it. There was a time when it moaned about having to brush your teeth but now you do it without even thinking about it. That’s the power of routine. This notion of acting without thinking is known in science as “automaticity” and common wisdom has it that it…

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Beginning Anew: Creative Listing

Creative listing is a core creative exercise. It  establishes and maps your creative intentions. Use it whenever you are setting up a new creative intention. When it’s time to begin again, at the start of a new year, maybe, or a new phase.  Whenever you need to connect, or reconnect, with what you most truly want.   1. Frame your intention like this: I am going to create _________  by _________, the first blank being what you are going to create the second the date by which you will create. 2. Visualize your intention and take care in writing it out. Write as if you…

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Making More time

“You can make more money but you can’t make more time.” This advice, usually offered by well-meaning people who are encouraging Aspirationals to spend more “quality time” with others, is only one way to think about time. And not the most accurate, or the most useful, way.    Like money, time is a little bit magic. If you’ve ever been in a serious accident, or had your life threatened, you’ll have experienced this.  When I was 21 hitchhiking through France, one evening as it grew dark, a young man jumped into our tent, brandishing a knife.  The moment we were in stretched…

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Seven Go Creative! Guidelines: Email

Emails — and Facebook Messenger, Slackchat, Asana, any way that other people send you tasks, thoughts and ideas — are great for communication, giving you the power to choose what you say, to whom, and when. But only if you use them well. Email (and all communication with others, including social media) is a peripheral creative activity. It can bring us all sorts of exciting and delighting news from the outside world, it may deliver us an important creative nugget, but it can never be core. Because emails are full of what other people want us to do with our time. And what’s…

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What Do Creativists Do?

Creativists: Choose to harness the power of the creative process, not out of conviction or faith, but because we’ve tested and verified this process in our own lives. Don’t attempt to explain the unexplainable. We revel in the novelty, complexity and diversity of the universe, known and unknown. View personal freedom as one of the highest human values. Welcome change as being what one of the first creativists on record (Heraclitus) described “the only constant”. Regularly experience the power of conscious creation in our own lives. Know it can be applied to anything we might want to create, so long…

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