Day 10: #Nando25 Challenge: The Creative Process

The #Nando25 Challenge Idea: The Creative Process can drive us and motivate us to do great things from writing our first blog post to writing our first book, but the question is–”Does the creative process drive us or is it the other way around?” I’ve teamed up with my friend and Creative Coach Nathan Seven Scott who will give you insights into his creative process and how he’s managed to write 6 manuscripts in under a year. His first book, My Turn, was reviewed on-air by Wendy Williams who had sexy things to say about Nathan’s hot + steamy serial killer series.

You can apply these tips to help in whatever creative projects you’re doing, trust me. After I created this video with Nathan, I rushed home, wrote down his tips + reshaped my own creative process/cycle. He’s inspired me to really “get it” and set it to motion! Are you looking for a creative group? Are you looking for a creative coalition? What about having a creative curriculum? Watch this before you take one more step…or have one more thought!

The Lesson: Watch the video + be present

The #Nando25 Challenge Homework:
1. Find a creative mentor — contact them + make an agreement.
2. Find an accountability partner (different than your mentor) to keep you on track with your deadlines.
3. Set + Create a new “creative structure” – once you do, leave it on the facebook page.

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  • Sooo loved this and needed this boost. Its always nice seeing how the people who have mastered this craft does it! Nando Nathan is awesome!

  • Awesome post.

    I am wrestling with how to balance it all out at the moment. My novel, which is almost manuscript ready, has been on the back burner for a while and I decided, as did my partner that enough was enough and the focus had to turn to getting it turned into a Kindle ebook. So I met with my career coach last night and we have mapped out a plan of what to do when, how long it will take, and the things that will need to be dialled down a bit to give the novel the time and attention it needs.

    Loved Nathan’s point about making time to be creative. So very true. I am assigning 6am-7.15am each morning as novel time which means that time belongs only to the novel, and nothing else. It will take discipline but totally worth doing.

    Also the tip about being surrounded by other writers. Awesome tip Nathan! I joined a writers’ group 6 months ago and being surrounded by people who get why I write, why I want to get the novel published has been a powerful motivator. My friends and family are incredibly supportive but they’re not writers so I can’t expect to really get what it is I do.

    And being accountable is necessary. I am now accountable to my career coach and partner to make the deadlines set and I take that seriously.

    Thanks for the great post Nando and Nathan. If I am ever in NYC again, we should talk writing for sure!
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    • Nathan’s tips were 100% spot on, and like I said, I literally ran home
      made notes and got myself organized after our video and did the creative process, The Nathan Seven Scott way!
      I just always thought that maybe I wasn’t creative enough, or maybe I wasn’t passionate enough,
      but after listening to Nathan’s tips–I realized, I was just lazy. It was actually a SCAM I was pulling.
      (Have you seen the video on SCAMS?)

      Now, he and I are talking about creating a “Master’s Class” where creative people
      can come together and work on our separate ideas but in a community of support.

      I’m glad you could relate to the tips. Are you doing the rest of the #Nando25 Day Challenge?

      • What I loved about his tips were that they were so practical. I agree that you could head on home and put them all to work immediately and I love that kind of advice. Stuff you can use!

        I would love to come to your Masters Class. I must get to NYC!! LOL. I would love to do that.

        I haven’t looked at the rest of the tips but I will try to this weekend. I definitely want to get reacquainted with your site… have been away too long. What inspired the 25 day challenge?

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