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Creative Living: Monday Motivator

Your Monday Motivator: Setting Your Core Intention

The theme of this week’s Monday motivator mail is “Setting Your Core Intention” Each week I send a Monday mail as a reminder to creatives and creativists. The pull of the outer,  conventional world is strong, with ever more distractions, so we all need reminding to turn inwards, and focus on what we most truly want. This is a weekly reminder to do just that. I share what I’m making this week and tips, tools and techniques from the Go Creative! books to motivate and inspire you, together with the latest episode of the Go Creative! Show, a free-writing prompt around our theme…

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The Difference Between New Year’s Resolutions and Creative Intentions

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results,” said Einstein. Or Ben Franklin or Rita Mae Brown or a few other people depending on what Internet quote site you favor. Whoever said it was right and they were probably talking about new year’s resolutions. One wide ranging study has found that almost 90% of people break New Year’s resolutions within days or weeks. Yet research also consistently shows that those who do make resolutions are more successful in creating what they want than those who don’t. Taken together, those two statistics add up to a frightening picture of terrible creative skills….

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Creative Writing: F-R-E-E Writing

The Go Creative! Show Episode 3: Creative Writing Is Free-Writing

Creative Writing In the third week of each month, the topic for the Go Creative! Show is creative writing. This week, the first half of the show introduces you to free-writing, a form of expressive, creative writing, and an incredible tool for healing and transformation. F.R.E.E. stands for Fast, Raw, Exact and Easy, and this technique is an excellent way for you to ignite and harness the create-state This week I was also joined by regular contributor Dan Blank, who specialises in helping people turn their creative work into their creative career, and we chatted about what he calls setting goals, and I call setting creative intentions. We look at…

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The Seven Stages of the Creative Process.

Trying to grasp the creative process is like trying to grasp water. The harder we try, the less we hold. The process is not linear but for certain purposes, we can treat it as if it is, and break it down into seven stages. Everything we create invariably goes through these stages on its way from imagined form (wants, desires) into material form (things, experiences). * * * Understanding these stages is useful no matter what we’re making, but it becomes essential when we’re engaged in a large project. If what we’re making comes easy to us — family dinner, f-r-e-e-writing, a dollar —…

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