#365Creativity – Challenge Yourself to Live a Creative Life

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Everywhere you turn it talks about consistency being the key to success. But we all know how difficult it is to do things every single day.

What if you focused not on just one aspect of your creativity but all of it? So instead of trying to write or paint every day, what if you made a vow to do something creative every single day?

Sound hard?

Things that you can do that are creative:

  • Write
  • Draw
  • Paint
  • Read
  • Take a picture
  • Meal Plan
  • Cook
  • Decorate
  • Blog
  • Exercise
  • Dance
  • Make Travel Plans
  • Color or play with your kids
  • Organize
  • Brainstorm
  • Garden
  • Crochet/Knit

Those are just a few examples. You can get creative in the way you simply try to be creative every day!

The key to this challenge is to record your efforts in any way you see fit. You can have a creativity journal. You can simply write down your activities on a calendar. You simply want to hold yourself accountable by documenting what you are doing. If you are sharing your efforts on social media, use the hashtag #365Creativity so that we can find it and cheer you on!

Being creative is an act of self-care. Allowing your creativity to grow and shine is an act of self-love.

Make the commitment to #365Creativity and watch how it changes your life for the better.

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What are your writing fears? Preparing for the June Writing Challenge.

We are coming up on another month with 30 days in it.

What a great time to create a new writing habit and complete a new challenge.

 

In preparing for next month, begin to think about what you are afraid of when it comes to your writing. What subjects are you afraid of addressing? What forms are you afraid of writing in? Where are you afraid to take your characters?

Begin to compile a list of these things.

Starting June 1st, you are going to tackle them. Write the story, poem, or article you are afraid to write. Put pen to paper and get down huge sections of the memoir that has been haunting you. Tackle forms and genres that you have found difficult.

June will be when you face your writing fears.


Get prepared now.

Are you ready for NaNoWriMo 2014?

Have you started thinking about your project for National Novel Writing Month?

(If you don’t know what I am talking about you should check out the NaNoWriMo Website.)

50,000 words in 30 days can be daunting… especially if you have no clue what you are going to be writing about. Now is the time to really start focusing in on a vague idea of where you want to start. It is perfectly okay to let the story go wherever it wants to go. In fact I find that to be the way with the most fun.

I have begun to develop two characters and a general idea of where I want to start. I tend to start most of my writing with a character.

You can start with a situation, a character, a setting, or even a simple object. You can take a writing prompt and see how far you can take it.

The key is to find that starting point so you are ready to go November 1st.