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Creative Living: F-R-E-E Writing

Posts In This Category Are About The Go Creative! Practice Of Writing F-R-E-E-: Fast, Raw, and Exact-But-Easy

Creative Living: F-R-E-E Writing, Maps For Creative Living

What Are Your Limiting Beliefs Creating? Know Your abcdeFs

TRY THIS: Map Your abcdeFs Download The Attitudes Map here Sit in stillness and quiet, letting your breathing become progressively slower and deeper. Prepare to write fast, raw and exact-but-easy. Let your thoughts rest, waiting to begin. In the central cloud, fill in the blank: My Attitudes Towards__[MSS]____, your MSS = your Most Significant Something, what you intend to create. Within each cloud, using a few words or a short sentence, write out any attitude you hold around your MSS, good or bad. Each attitude is linked it to the central circle with a line, so that when you’ve filled…

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F-r-e-e-writing Prompt: Transforming Failure Into Success

So, over to you, creativists. What are your fails this week? Are you failing enough, first of all? Have you actually taken that step out into the world where you can fail and fail publicly and learn the lesson? What’s there that maybe you’re resisting that you know you should do that possibly has failure embedded in it that you’re hiding from? That’s the first question. So scanning through what’s gone on for you over the last week or so, are there failures in there? And if there are, what are the lessons embedded in them? You Can Buy A…

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F-r-e-e-writing For Writers: Write faster, Write better and Love Writing more

F-r-e-e-writing has kept me healthy and happy for three decades. Without it, I’d probably be in a twelve-step program by now or locked away somewhere, to protect family and friends. The side of me that likes to snivel and snark, distress and despair, would have leaked into my life much more had I not safely siphoned it off onto the page. To me, f-r-e-e-writing is the best tool in a conscious creator’s toolkit and that of course goes for writers too. Writing fast, raw and exact-and-easy is the key to writing free. I love to pass it on whenever I can. F-r-e-e-writing…

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This week’s F-R-E-E-Writing prompt: What We Leave Behind

This week’s F-R-E-E-Writing prompt explores how we think about ourselves and the legacy we’ll leave TRY THIS: WRITE YOUR OBITUARY a) Sit in stillness and quiet, with your notebook open before you, your pen beside it. For two full minutes, sit with silence, letting your breathing become progressively slower and deeper. Prepare to write fast, raw and exact-but-easy. Let your thoughts rest, waiting to begin. b) Write a one-page obituary for yourself, beginning with the sentence: “The death has occurred of _____________” (your name). Write it in the third person, as objectively as you can, what a journalist might write if you…

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This week’s F-R-E-E-Writing prompt: Collaboration for Creative (And Creativist) Success

This week’s F-R-E-E-Writing prompt explores how collaborating with someone else can lead to creative success Our theme this week is “Collaboration for Creative (And Creativist) Success.” 1) Think of a time when you joined with another to create something. It could be with your spouse to create your family. With your friend to make dinner. With a colleague on a shared project at work. With… Well you get the idea. With anyone, to make anything you’re now pleased about. F-R-E-E-write [i.e. write fast, raw and exact-but-easy] about how the two of you together sparked far more than the sum of your parts….

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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: Thoughts About Writing In Your Life

Today’s F-R-E-E-Writing exercise is about writing and F-R-E-E-Writing itself. After listening to Show Episode from the Frankfurt Book Fair about writing and publishing a book, F-R-E-E-write your thoughts about whether you would like to write a book… and about writing generally. Do you like to write? Why? What kind of writing? What is your writing history? Can you remember learning to write? Who taught you? Was it fun? Did you like writing at school? Why? What do you think of the act of F-R-E-E-Writing itself? What might it do for you? How might it support the other things you want to create in…

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Today’s Free-Writing Prompt: What’s Your Mind Mode?

After listening to Show Episode and reading the book extract, f-r-e-e-write about your own dominant mindset. Are you a materialist, a communitarian or a creativist, predominantly. I’m assuming a conqueror or moralist would not be attracted to my work — but am I wrong? Looking back on your life, when did you change from one mindset to another? Would you like to meet life from a different mind-mode? Why? Thinking about these questions, just write fast and raw, exact but easy for three pages or 20 minutes. You Can Buy A F-r-e-e-Writing Notebook With Full Instructions Here

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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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