Christine Bissonnette

is creating a book about creativity: yours, mine and ours.

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I'm writing a book about the creative voice.

There are at least two very distinct voices which exist inside all of us. The voice with which we speak, which represents who we believe we are, and the voice with which we create, which communicates most clearly in those moments when we've forgotten who we are.

I want to understand the internal experience of the creative.  To understand where the creative impulse starts so that, if extinguished, it can be reignited. And if expressed, can be expanded to encompass more of the canvas that is our personality. The goal: To encourage my peers (you) and myself (because the best advice I ever received was that you must always write for yourself first) to walk through life as a creative, and not (as is my experience of the world right now) fear. Ultimately, this is an exploration into relationship that we have with ourselves and with our ideas. 

Our imaginations are valuable. And this work goes beyond colouring and playing creative games. This is about finding the courage to share our voice in a way that is uniquely ours, and then discovering how to speak with that voice in life. 

I am estimating a duration of two years to complete this project.
The first year will be spent collecting interviews from creatives in all disciplines, and with experts on the topic of creativity (I already have over 50 interviews collected).
The second year will be spent writing, putting together ideas, and writing draft after draft. Getting the book to a very strong finished product.
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THE WEBSITE

As I work on this book,
all the conversations and stories I gather will be published on my website: Creative Life, so that you'll know who I'm speaking, what I'm learning as I learn it, and you'll also get to weigh in on the conversation.

Every voice is valuable. But when we create, and live, from a place of fear and a belief in our own exclusion, we’re missing the opportunity to contribute to the tapestry of voices as ourselves. My mission is creative empowerment.  You have something to say, and I want you to be empowered to share what that is with your art, and with your voice.

ABOUT ME:
I am a writer, actor, and spoken word poet. To learn more about me, click here.

Check out the rewards for your patronage. Your support will make this project possible.
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You're awesome! Thank you so much. I'd like to give you access to the patron-only feed, where I'll share any updates with you about the site and about the book. I'm also now following you on Twitter. I follow all my patrons on Twitter.
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Share your Facebook and Instagram pages with me, and I'll follow you. You'll also get a personalized shout out on my Facebook and Twitter pages. What creative projects do you have on the go? I'll talk about them! I want to support you back. Plus all of the above.
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You'll be listed as a Patron (with your name hyperlinked to your website) on the right hand side of the website. You'll also be mentioned on a special thank you page in the book. Plus all the rewards above!
Pledge $25 or more per month
Once a month you're invited to hang out with me on a webcast for a chat about creativity. I'll share some of what I've learned/taken away from the conversations for the last month, and answer any questions you have about the site and the book. Plus, all the rewards above!
Pledge $50 or more per month
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Thank you so much! Send me your mailing address and I'll send you a personal letter to thank you. Plus let's connect over phone or Skype.  I want to know how I can support you in your work back. Plus everything I listed above.
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Thank you so much. I will feature you as a sponsor Creative Life. You will get your own sponsor page, where you can include your bio, links to your social media, and to your work. Information about you and your work will also be included on a special page in the book. You'll also receive all the rewards shown above (although instead of being listed as a patron, you'll be listed as a sponsor).
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Speechless, first of all. Thank you so much. I'm probably crying with gratitude right now.
You get EVERYTHING I listed above, plus you will be listed as the principle sponsor on the site and of the book. You'll also be listed as the interview sponsor for every interview that is published while you're a Patron.
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Hosting fees and domain name registration are covered. This will also covered the cost of the monthly Play Dates I host in Vancouver. I can also purchase a transcription software with this amount.
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I'm writing a book about the creative voice.

There are at least two very distinct voices which exist inside all of us. The voice with which we speak, which represents who we believe we are, and the voice with which we create, which communicates most clearly in those moments when we've forgotten who we are.

I want to understand the internal experience of the creative.  To understand where the creative impulse starts so that, if extinguished, it can be reignited. And if expressed, can be expanded to encompass more of the canvas that is our personality. The goal: To encourage my peers (you) and myself (because the best advice I ever received was that you must always write for yourself first) to walk through life as a creative, and not (as is my experience of the world right now) fear. Ultimately, this is an exploration into relationship that we have with ourselves and with our ideas. 

Our imaginations are valuable. And this work goes beyond colouring and playing creative games. This is about finding the courage to share our voice in a way that is uniquely ours, and then discovering how to speak with that voice in life. 

I am estimating a duration of two years to complete this project.
The first year will be spent collecting interviews from creatives in all disciplines, and with experts on the topic of creativity (I already have over 50 interviews collected).
The second year will be spent writing, putting together ideas, and writing draft after draft. Getting the book to a very strong finished product.
---
THE WEBSITE

As I work on this book,
all the conversations and stories I gather will be published on my website: Creative Life, so that you'll know who I'm speaking, what I'm learning as I learn it, and you'll also get to weigh in on the conversation.

Every voice is valuable. But when we create, and live, from a place of fear and a belief in our own exclusion, we’re missing the opportunity to contribute to the tapestry of voices as ourselves. My mission is creative empowerment.  You have something to say, and I want you to be empowered to share what that is with your art, and with your voice.

ABOUT ME:
I am a writer, actor, and spoken word poet. To learn more about me, click here.

Check out the rewards for your patronage. Your support will make this project possible.

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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
You're awesome! Thank you so much. I'd like to give you access to the patron-only feed, where I'll share any updates with you about the site and about the book. I'm also now following you on Twitter. I follow all my patrons on Twitter.
Pledge $3 or more per month
Share your Facebook and Instagram pages with me, and I'll follow you. You'll also get a personalized shout out on my Facebook and Twitter pages. What creative projects do you have on the go? I'll talk about them! I want to support you back. Plus all of the above.
Pledge $15 or more per month
You'll be listed as a Patron (with your name hyperlinked to your website) on the right hand side of the website. You'll also be mentioned on a special thank you page in the book. Plus all the rewards above!
Pledge $25 or more per month
Once a month you're invited to hang out with me on a webcast for a chat about creativity. I'll share some of what I've learned/taken away from the conversations for the last month, and answer any questions you have about the site and the book. Plus, all the rewards above!
Pledge $50 or more per month
only 20 left
Thank you so much! Send me your mailing address and I'll send you a personal letter to thank you. Plus let's connect over phone or Skype.  I want to know how I can support you in your work back. Plus everything I listed above.
Pledge $100 or more per month
only 10 left
Thank you so much. I will feature you as a sponsor Creative Life. You will get your own sponsor page, where you can include your bio, links to your social media, and to your work. Information about you and your work will also be included on a special page in the book. You'll also receive all the rewards shown above (although instead of being listed as a patron, you'll be listed as a sponsor).
Pledge $1,000 or more per month
only 1 left
Speechless, first of all. Thank you so much. I'm probably crying with gratitude right now.
You get EVERYTHING I listed above, plus you will be listed as the principle sponsor on the site and of the book. You'll also be listed as the interview sponsor for every interview that is published while you're a Patron.