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Creative Inspirations: Imogen Heap and Mycelia For Music

It was wonderful to meet musician and creative activist, Imogen Heap, at one of the Creative Industries Federation‘s breakfasts last week in London. (Love being a member of the Federation, which does sterling work here for creatives of all kinds here in the UK) I’m hoping to have Imogen on the Go Creative! Show soon to talk to our growing band of creatives and creativists about her inspiring initiative Mycelia For Music and what we might be able to learn from it that can be applied to publishing. Musicians are a few years ahead of writers, I think, when it comes to awareness…

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The 3rd Stage of the Creative Process. Investigation.

Creativity cannot be killed but it can be starved into stagnation by ignorance. Ignorance of the process. Or ignorance about the thing or experience you’re trying to create. When we know what we’re making, and are confident of our ability to bring it into being, we don’t overthink it. It feels as if it just happens. (Dinner, anyone?) But when what we want to create is a stretch for us (million dollars, anyone?), we need to investigate its world, until we know it inside out, until we thoroughly understand it. It’s astounding to me how many people say they want, for example, more…

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Good Creative Intentions Start Here

Creative intentions are not reducible to the ‘goals’ beloved of business management and success gurus. It is certainly possible to bring a desire to fulfilment using this sort of motivation but, for many, particularly those of a more creative bent, such an approach leads to frustration, procrastination and block. It’s too managerial, too rational, too conscious. What’s missing is a tap into the vast reservoir of the imagination. In setting creative intention, it is useful to think about the mind, and our experience of the world, in three Read More

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