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12 Weeks of Conscious Creativity

12 Weeks of Conscious Creativity is an online writing course led by Contribute Your Verse founder Matthew Foley. We will spend 12 weeks cultivating daily writing habits, learning how to prioritize our creative selves, and creating a conscious community of writers to support our creative journeys.
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12 Weeks of Conscious Creativity

Time & Location

Jan 06, 2019, 7:00 PM – Mar 31, 2019, 11:00 PM
Google Classroom

About the Event

Contribute Your Verse: 12 Weeks of Conscious Creativity

Online Writing Course with Matthew Foley

January 6 - March 31, 2019

12 Weeks of Conscious Creativity is an online course for writers & creatives led by Contribute Your Verse founder Matthew Foley. In this course, we will spend twelve weeks together cultivating daily writing habits, learning how to honor & prioritize our creative selves, and creating a conscious community of writers to support each other’s creative journeys.

The course will run from January 6 through March 31, 2019. During those twelve weeks, we will focus on implementing six principles for a conscious & sustainable writing life:

1. Write Consistently

2. Write Your Truth

3. Be a Student of the Craft

4. Make Writing Your Business

5. Do Your Inner Work

6. Take Care of Yourself

As we work towards cultivating these six practices in our writing lives, each participant will set individualized weekly goals that will help them prioritize their creativity & personal well-being. These weekly goals will be divided into three main categories:

1. Daily Pages (ideally three handwritten pages or 750 typed words per day)

2. Feed Your Creativity (habits that nurture your “inner artist” & spark your creativity)

3. Self-Cafe & Wellness (practices that nourish your body & cultivate emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being)

Each Sunday, we will meet as a community via online video conference to reflect on our creative growth, discuss strategies for meeting our weekly goals, share insights & inspiration, and hold each other accountable to our creative dreams. In addition to these community gatherings, course participants will have the opportunity to meet with me each month for a 60 minute one-on-one coaching session (either in person or by phone). In these personalized sessions, we will review your current writing projects, offer constructive feedback and revision strategies for your work, and work through any struggles or blocks you may be experiencing in your creative journey.

12 Weeks of Conscious Creativity will be offered through Google Classroom and will utilize a variety of Google apps throughout the course: Google Hangouts for video conferences, Google Docs for sharing writing & providing feedback, and Google Sheets for tracking progress on weekly goals. To access these course materials, participants will simply need a Gmail account.

The total cost of participation in 12 Weeks of Conscious Creativity is $500. An initial investment of $125 is due at registration and is non-refundable. The remaining $375 will be divided over three months, with each $125 payment due as follows:

First $125 investment due by January 5th

Second $125 due by February 5th

Third $125 due by March 5th

Final $125 due by April 5th

If you have any additional questions about 12 Weeks of Conscious Creativity, please contact Matthew Foley by phone at (843)300-2680 or by email at contributeyourverse@gmail.com

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Course Syllabus: 12 Weeks of Conscious Creativity

January - March 2019

Course Introduction Video Conference: Sunday, January 6th

Week 1 (January 7-13)

Theme: Write Consistently

Main Objective: Begin establishing a consistent writing practice

HW (Due 1/13):

- Design & submit Weekly Creative Schedule

- Track progress in January Creative Habits spreadsheet (include goals for Daily Pages, Feed Your Creativity, Self-Care & Wellness)

- Set time & date with Matt for first one-on-one coaching session

Week 2 (January 14-20)

Theme: Write Consistently

Main Objective: Continue establishing a consistent writing practice

HW (Due 1/20):

- Revise Weekly Creative Schedule based on insights from Weeks 1 & 2

- Continue to track progress in January Creative Habits spreadsheet

Week 3 (January 21-27)

Theme: Write Your Truth

Main Objective: Identifying your true voice & the themes that matter to you most

HW (Due 1/27):

- Write rough draft of Creative Mission Statement

- Continue to track progress in January Creative Habits spreadsheet

Week 4 (January 28 - February 3)

Theme: Write Your Truth

Main Objective: Identifying your true voice & the themes that matter to you most

HW (Due 2/3)

- Finalize Creative Mission Statement & place copy near your writing space

- Submit January Creative Habits spreadsheet

- Submit Writing Submission 1 (up to 20 pages)

- Set time & date with Matt for second one-on-one coaching session

Week 5 (February 4-10)

Theme: Be a Student of the Craft

Main Objective: Immerse yourself in writing that supports the development of your craft

HW (Due 4/10):

- Begin reading a book in your genre or by a writer who inspires you

- Continue to track progress in February Creative Habits spreadsheet

Week 6 (February 11-17)

Theme: Be a Student of the Craft

Main Objective: Immerse yourself in writing that supports the development of your craft

HW (Due 2/17):

- Continue reading a book in your genre or by a writer who inspires you

- Continue to track progress in February Creative Habits spreadsheet

Week 7 (February 18-24)

Theme: Make Writing Your Business

Main Objective: Discover resources that develop your understanding of publishing & career pathways for writers

HW (Due 2/14):

- Explore media (books, websites, podcasts, etc.) devoted to the professional side of writing

- Continue to track progress in February Creative Habits spreadsheet

Week 8 (Feb 25 - March 3)

Theme: Make Writing Your Business

Main Objective: Discover resources that develop your understanding of publishing & career

HW (Due 3/3):

- Explore media (books, websites, podcasts, etc.) devoted to the professional side of writing

- Submit February Creative Habits spreadsheet

- Submit Writing Submission 2 (up to 20 pages)

- Set time & date with Matt for third one-on-one coaching session

Week 9 (March 4-10)

Theme: Do Your Inner Work

Main Objective: Cultivate practices that support inner work & find resources that inspire self-growth

HW (Due 3/10):

- Incorporate an “inner work practice” (such as meditation, yoga, dream journaling, etc.)

- Explore resources (books, websites, podcasts, etc.) that support an area of personal growth that is meaningful to you

- Continue to track progress in March Creative Habits spreadsheet

Week 10 (March 11-17)

Theme: Do Your Inner Work

Main Objective: Cultivate practices that support inner work & find resources that inspire self-growth

HW (Due 3/17):

- Incorporate an “inner work practice” (such as meditation, yoga, dream journaling, etc.)

- Explore resources (books, websites, podcasts, etc.) that support an area of personal growth that is meaningful to you

- Continue to track progress in March Creative Habits spreadsheet

Week 11 (March 18-24)

Theme: Take Care of Yourself

Main Objective: Deepen wellness & self-care practices that support positive well-being

HW:

- Deepen the self-care & wellness practices you’ve been practicing throughout the course

- Continue to track progress in March Creative Habits spreadsheet

Week 12 (March 25-31)

Theme: Take Care of Yourself

Main Objective: Deepen wellness & self-care practices that support positive well-being

HW:

- Deepen the self-care & wellness practices you’ve been practicing throughout the course

- Submit March Creative Habits spreadsheet

- Submit Writing Submission 3

- Set time & date with Matt for final one-on-one coaching session

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