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Creative Writing: My Haiku

Haiku of the Week Features: Contrast

Granduncle’s / gun. Steel on mother’s flowered / tablemat. Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku. Here’s how. Use the 13 or 17 syllables to give a short summation of a moment: what you saw, heard, touched, tasted or smelled. Turn the moment in time into an image. Don’t tell us what happened, show us. Don’t tell us how you felt. Trust the images, the sense perception, to hold the emotion. A good haiku conveys a mood, without mentioning the person or mood. Every place, every moment in time, is full of…

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Creative Living: Inspiration Meditation

Inspiration Meditation

The Go Creative! series offers a variety of methods of meditation under the umbrella of inspiration meditation and there is also a formal guided, sitting meditation method, explained in the book and audio by that same name. ~ Find out more in the Inspiration Meditation book and audio An inspiration meditation can be as short and simple as the length of just one conscious breath—less than a minute—or as long and demanding as a full on-the-cushion 20-minute sitting session and beyond. What distinguishes inspiration meditation from other relaxation, deep breathing, and meditation methods is its guiding intention. In meditation we learn…

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Creative Publishing: Self-publishing News

Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Mar 07 2017

This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway talks about the joy of students with open minds. Dan also talks about our imminent Author Fringe event, bookshop controversies, the decline in colouring book sales, the rise of young debut authors in India, and the 9th Smashwords Read an Ebook Week promotion. And, as ever, he rounds up with the latest self publishing news for indie authors everywhere.

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Creative Living: Be More Creative

Your Monday Motivator: Milestones & Turning Points: Your Creative & Creativist History

The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mailout is “Milestones & Turning Points: Your Creative & Creativist History” Each week I send a Monday mail as a reminder to creatives and creativists. The pull of the outer and conventional world is strong, so we all need reminding to focus on what we most want to create. This weekly reminder is full of tips and techniques to motivate and inspire you – and offers simple creative maps and tools to help you prioritize what’s most important to you this week. I’ll also bring news about what I’m creating myself right now, offer a…

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The Go Creative Show Episode 15: Milestones & Turning Points: Your Creative & Creativist History

Reviewing your creative milestones and turning points. In this week’s show, we’re taking a look back at your history with your “significant something”, whatever it is you most want to make. Sondra Turnbull, Moderator of The Creativist Club Studio, has stepped forward to say her creative intention is to make more money, doing what she loves and we’re going to enable her to do just that. Sondra will take this intention through the seven stages of the creative process in subsequent shows. And you can work rest and play along too. You can find out more about the show, read the transcript and…

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Walk Up To The Go Creative! Show Episode 15: Milestones & Turning Points: Your Creative & Creativist History

This week the show is all about going back to look at your history with your “significant something”, whatever it is you most want to make. Sondra Turnbull, Moderator of The Creativist Club Studio, has stepped forward to say her creative intention is to make more money while doing what she loves. And we’re going to take Sondra through the same process offered to each member of the club. On Sunday, we set the scene for the pre-intention phase, by looking back at Sondra’s money history: her parent’s relationship with money and her own milestones and turning points. And then we set her off to…

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Haiku of the Week Features: Birds Black and White

Birds wheel black / and white against the clouds. There / comes a storm. Now Your Turn: Capture a moment of creative presence: Write a 3-7-3 or a 5-7-5 haiku. Here’s how. Use the 13 or 17 syllables to give a short summation of a moment: what you saw, heard, touched, tasted or smelled. Turn the moment in time into an image. Don’t tell us what happened, show us. Don’t tell us how you felt. Trust the images, the sense perception, to hold the emotion. A good haiku conveys a mood, without mentioning the person or mood. Every place, every moment…

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Creative Publishing: Self-publishing News

Latest Self-Publishing News From ALLi: Feb 28 2017

This week, on ALLi’s Self-Publishing Advice Blog, our news editor Dan Holloway talks about the next generation of indie writers. Dan also talks about the latest reading experience app from Wattpad, our own Indie Author Fringe event in just 3 weeks time, Kobo’s latest launch, the Public Lending Rights scheme expansion, and the ever-changing world of ebook versus print book sales stats. And, as ever, he rounds up with the latest self publishing news for indie authors everywhere.

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Your Monday Motivator: The Principles of Conscious Creation

The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mailout is “The Principles of Conscious Creation” Each week I send a Monday mail as a reminder to creatives and creativists. The pull of the outer and conventional world is strong, so we all need reminding to focus on what we most want to create. This weekly reminder is full of tips and techniques to motivate and inspire you – and offers simple creative maps and tools to help you prioritize what’s most important to you this week. I’ll also bring news about what I’m creating myself right now, offer a free-writing prompt around our…

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The Go Creative! Show Episode 14: The Principles of Conscious Creation

Learning the principles of conscious creation. In this week’s show, I’m talking about the principles of conscious creation – setting good intentions, going deep, honing focus, going public, turning up, fostering flow, keeping creative faith and more. And as I’ve been in San Francisco this week, I give a reading about this lovely city from my novel, Before The Fall. You can find out more about the show, read the transcript and subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher or YouTube on the Show Page. If you want to be more creative in everything you do and help further the movement from conventional…

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