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Go Creative Means Go Positive: Just Say Yes

There are many ways to say “no” but “yes” is the default attitude of the creative. This is too hard. I can’t. I won’t. That’s ridiculous. I’ll do it later. People will laugh… Add your own personal favorites here: ____________ Ennui, apathy, depression, self-obsession, agitation, anxiety and stress are all forms of “no”, of resistance to what is. All are incompatible with creative consciousness. No Often Wastes Thought and Energy Yes moves with the flow of life — as it is, now. Generally speaking, it leads to less thinking and more doing. Of course, there are times when you need to say No. Of…

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Creative Thought For Today: Two Kinds of Creative Breakthrough: Historic (hCreative) and Personal (iCreative)

When people talk about creative breakthrough, they often confuse two different things, using them interchangeably and confusingly. The first is creative breakthrough that is personal, I call it iCreative. A new development for one creative or creativist individual, something that particular person has never done, or known, or been before. You experience an idea or insight or achievement that is completely new for you. If you have an idea that you’ve have never had before, no matter how many people had the same idea already that idea is creative for you. iCreative. The second is breakthrough that is historical, a…

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Friday Fiction. Going Under.

AFTER THE RISING. EPISODE FIVE: GOING UNDER The story so far: Jo Devereux is back in Mucknamore, the Irish seaside village where she grew up, for her mother’s funeral. In her will, her mother’s has bequeathed a pile of family papers and asked her to write about her family’s part in the Irish liberation struggle in 1922.   It might suit Jp to stay on and take refuge from the raddled life she’s been living in San Francisco since her friend Richard died. But how can she, now that the family pub and shop is to be sold?  And when Rory O’Donovan,…

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Change To Friday Fiction

Because I’ve just been given an exciting new screenwriting opportunity (of which more anon)…  and because, as advised by Joanna last week, I need to have my published novels e-reader-ready for Christmas…  and because I’m also publishing a poetry book this month…, I find I have to put Skin Diving on hold. This hurts. I’ve spent days resisting. Firstly, your feedback told me you were enjoying the chapter-by-chapter, Friday fiction slot. So was I. And I’ve been carrying this story about the MacIntyre family for years. A part of me, a very big part of me, wants more than anything to write this book. That’s…

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Skin Diving. Chapter 3.

My New Novel (Serialised fortnightly on Fridays). Chapter 3. Send Me A Girl. The Story So Far: From the ‘Advanced Psychotherapeutic Facility’ in upstate New York to which her father, Mack, has admitted her, Mel McIntyre mines family history and her own memory for details of a 20-year-old tragedy: the death of  baby sister, Tara.  Mel has reason to believe the mysterious circumstances of this death connect in some way to the recent suicide of her twin, Jamie. Previous Chapters Can be Read Here. Now Read On: Ah the girl breaking out of the box. That classic image of the flamboyant 1920s:…

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