Don’t Forget to Download Your Free Creative Bursts Workbook!

Have you downloaded your free 7 Days of Creative Bursts Workbook yet? It’s a week’s worth of fun, 15-minute play breaks designed to help get your creativity flowing!

You’ll also get free Creative Bursts delivered to your inbox twice a week, so you can keep the flow going once you’ve played your way through the workbook.

Here’s what people are saying about the Creative Bursts:

“Your Creative Bursts Rock! Love the creativity exercises. They are fantastic.”  ~Andrew, Brisbane, Australia

“Love these prompts!”  ~Sarah, California, USA

“I LOVE your Creative Bursts! They really spark my imagination.”  ~Christopher, Maryland, USA

If you’d like to download your free Creative Bursts Workbook now, click here or on the workbook cover at the top right corner of this blog.

The Creative Bursts are different from the exercises I offer on this blog. The vast majority of prompts on this blog focus on writing — while the Creative Bursts include a mix of drawing, doodling, writing, dancing, cartooning, focused daydreaming and more.

I designed the Creative Bursts so you never need more than a pen, paper and a few minutes. I want to make it easy for everyone to find creative flow in their lives! (But you can also pull out your paints, crayons, collage materials, etc., and spend as long as you want on these exercises, if you find yourself inspired!)

Many of the Creative Bursts are a bit whimsical, because tapping into our childlike joy helps us go to a truer creative place. And I’ve included some extra goodies at the end.

Click here to download now!

p.s.  I promise to never, ever share your e-mail address, and you can easily unsubscribe from Creative Bursts at any time with one click.

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151 Responses to “Don’t Forget to Download Your Free Creative Bursts Workbook!”


  1. 1 Tami G. August 3, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Thanks Sandy! This is fantastic!

  2. 2 stranglingmymuse August 4, 2011 at 9:36 am

    I’m happy you like it, Tami!

    ~Sandy

  3. 3 Miss H August 5, 2011 at 3:47 am

    Hi Sandy, I’ve just done “your day as a movie synopsis” burst you sent me today. Is there somewhere I can post it on here? Thank you for the Bursts, they are hopefully going to restore some sanity!


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  127. 127 10 Resolutions for a Creative New Year | Strangling My Muse Trackback on January 2, 2014 at 1:23 pm
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