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Creative Living: Be More Creative

Conversations About Creative Education And Creativism

It’s been a week for fun conversations about creativity and education. I chatted to Bill Deresiewicz, author of Excellent Sheep, in a private interview about self-publishing for his forthcoming book about the transformation of the arts and arts careers in the new economy. And I had these questions from a journalist about creativism: I thought you might like to read the answers. Is there a creativist within all of us that we can tap into or is this the difference between people? Creativism draws on what is a universal capacity and source of power. The problem is that had been suppressed in…

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The Go Creative! Show Episode 20: The Creativist Club Is Open

Delighted to officially announce that our Creativist Club is now open. In this week’s show, we return to our original format of three segments – Creative Writing, Creative Publishing and Creative Living. This week, I read some of my favourite poetry from the likes of Liam Neeson in the Creative Writing segment. We’re also joined by Joanna Penn in the Creative Publishing segment where we discuss how the world is opening up to indie authors. And finally, in our Creative Living segment, we’re excited to formally announce our Creativist Club – we give you all the details and tell you why…

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Walk Up To The Go Creative! Show Episode 20: The Creativist Club Is Open

In this week’s Go Creative! Show we are officially opening up our doors to our new Creativist Club. This week returns to our original format for the show with three key segments – Creative Writing, Creative Publishing and Creative Living – after a few weeks hiatus while we got to know Sondra Turnbull, Moderator of The Creativist Club Studio, delving into her creative process. So, without further ado, on Sunday in our Creative Publishing segment we’re joined by Joanna Penn where we discuss opening up to Indie Authors at BE and other places around the world. In the Creative Writing segment I’ll…

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Haiku of the Week Features: Seagulls

From their rocks / seagulls watch nightfall stir in / the water 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,…

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Haiku of the Week Features: Clouds

Clouds split apart / allowing through the too-long / hidden sun. 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…

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Haiku of the Week Features: Shallow Waters

At low tide / people play safe for now in / the shallows. 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…

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Haiku of the Week Features: Water Droplets

A big wind. / Grass water-drops trying not / to tremble. 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…

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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: Morning Moon

Through window / and branches the light of a / morning moon. 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,…

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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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