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Creative Living: Go Creative! Show

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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Monday Motivator: What Are You Creating This Week?

Download your weekly Go Creative Maps here Scroll down to find your weekly creative work map, together with creative rest and creative play maps too. This week I’m on the finishing stretch for How To Create Anything which is going to my new editor at the end of the month. I’ll also be creating some fun time in my favorite American city, San Francisco. The conference is now over and it’s time for a day or two’s relaxation. (Here’s a post about why I just love this city) I’m hooking up with Roving Jay too. She’s in LA these months and has travelled up to SF so…

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Walk Up To Episode 13 of The Go! Creative Show: How To Turn Failure Into Creative Failure

Ever failed? Yeah, me too. Everyone who’s ever created anything meaningful will tell you that failure is totally part of the process. Our aim as creativists is not to eradicate failure but to harness it, to use it to fuel the next step of our inexorable, non-negotiable, not-gonna-let-this-derail-me progress towards creating what we truly want. This means treating failure as a mirror, a feedback system. In this week’s Go Creative! Show I’ll be talking about two recent fails of mine, one everyday, one that felt rather epic. And exploring how they differ — and should be treated differently. All failure is…

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The 4th Stage of The Creative Process: Drafting

You’ve set your intention. You’ve incubated and investigated it. You’ve oodles of information, swirling around your head and in the form of notes and plans. Now it’s time to get it all into order.  It’s time to compose. This is the central phase in the creative process – three phases lead up to it, three more will follow afterwards. It is also, together with the editing phase, the most obviously active stage. This is where you stop wondering and imagining, mulling and doodling — and start Read More

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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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