All month we’ve been talking about what to do when you’re not able to write. We discussed what you should do if you’re faced with a non-writing day, but we also looked into the causes of those stretches when we don’t want to write for weeks or even months at a time.
Too often, the reason why those non-writing days stretch into weeks and months (and maybe even years) has to do with mental, emotional and creative exhaustion.
I’ve faced periods of creative exhaustion myself and I’ve found the best way to get myself out of the creative slump is to follow the five step Creative Cleanse.
Over five weeks, the Creative Cleanse:
- Provides your Creativity space to rest.
- Cultivates a trust between you and your Creativity.
- Fills your creative well.
- Instils good writing habits.
- Encourages you to get back into your latest writing project.
- Helps you learn (or relearn) what makes your Creativity tick.
I know the Creative Cleanse has been effective for me and I’ve spent months considering the best way to share it with you. Finally the big day has arrived.
I’ve turned the Creative Cleans into an e-mail course (no longer available as of 2016) you can take whenever you’re feeling the symptoms of creative exhaustion!
What’s Involved in the Creative Cleanse?
At the beginning of each week of the Creative Cleanse e-mail course you will receive an e-mail with instructions for the creative activity you will be focusing on during that week.
The schedule for the five weeks is as follows:
- Week 1 – Actively Do Nothing
- Week 2 – Restorative Reading
- Week 3 – Freewriting (using the Creative Cleanse writing prompts)
- Week 4 – Choose a Project
- Week 5 – Record Your Observations (using the Creative Cleanse Worksheet)
It will take you 15 minutes to half an hour a day to complete the activities and I will be on hand to answer any questions you may have during the process.
At the end of your course, you will receive a PDF copy of the Creative Cleanse so you can return to the Creative Cleanse program whenever you wish.
(We regret this course is no longer available as of 2016)