I am working on a Creative Planning Pack, a method of approaching any creative challenge in a way that fires andP1010141 facilitates your innate creative intelligence.

It’s my experience and, I think, that of most writers and artists, that the creative process doesn’t respond too well to conventional, straightline, businesslike diaries and planners.

We need a more fluid, subtle, open-ended and responsive approach than that provided by productivity objectives and to-do lists. But we also need the focus of intention and attention that good planning facilitates – otherwise our flow stalls. Or sputters to a stop.

Or, indeed, never gets started.

These Creative Planners are not just for creative thinkers and workers but also those who are into conscious creation of relationships and other life experiences. (For more on this, see the Inspiration Meditation e-book).

They draw on the most up-to-date neuroscience and brain research, blended with the direct experiences of creators and artists from a number of different fields, to create a uniquely powerful tool.

The direct experiences of other creators is where you, dear Creative Intelligence Blog reader, come in.

I want as people in many different experiences and situations to try the planners out, and tell me how they worked for them, before signing them off.

If you would like to try the

  • Year Planner
  • Month Planner
  • Day Planner
  • Book Planner

and provide me with feedback about your experience by filling out a small questionnaire at the end of each month for the next few months, that would be too, too kind of you.

And I will be eternally grateful.

As will the hundreds of thousands of people who are going to find them irrestistible once we get them right.

In helping others, you’ll be helping yourself. I honestly believe these planners will help you to have a more productive, enjoyable and creative 2010 than you otherwise would.

You can get involved by emailing me here and letting me know what you want to create in the coming year. I’ll send you the pack as soon as the first draft is finalised. (It should have been today but I’m afraid Christmas spirit intervened.)

In the meantime, have a great night tonight — and here’s to a productive 2010, where we bring into being all that we most long to create.

Happy New Year!

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Orna Ross
Author: Orna Ross

Orna Ross is an award-winning novelist and poet, advocate for self-publishing and, as Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors, "one of the 100 most influential people in publishing" (The Bookseller).