30-Day Challenge and Epic Giveaway!

Some of the #CreateNow30 prizes! My phone pictures don't do the art justice at all.

Some of the #CreateNow30 prizes! My phone pictures don't do the art justice at all.

Helping people with their creative paths is my number one passion in life. I wrote CREATE NOW! so I could reach more people than my one-on-one mentoring allows, and it's finally happening! The 30-day challenge is to kick-start this new relationship with you all after over a year of waiting for the book to come out.

I really want to use this challenge and giveaway to celebrate that this is happening at all, and thank the people who are taking this plunge with me right from the start! Most people like to wait and see how things work out for others before they try it, so I truly appreciate the amazing early adopters—you are basically the ones that decide whether or not this book will be a success! So a GIANT THANK YOU to you all!

Here's how the #CreateNow30 challenge works!:

This challenge is meant for everyone with any desire to create! It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or professional, or what medium(s) you use. The book will help you through the creative process from finding inspiration and purpose to sharing and selling your work. There's something for everyone!

Starting on February 16th simply use my book, Create Now! A Systematic Guide to Artistic Audacity, every day for 30 days. If you start late or miss some days, it's okay! Some days might be 5 minutes of brainstorming, and others might be 16 hours of obsessive, all-encompassing creation. It's up to you how much time you'd like to invest in this journey, and how far you'd like to take it.

If you want to complete the challenge privately that's totally fine! This is for your benefit first. If you want to participate in the giveaway as well, then that works like this!:

To be entered in the giveaway (or if you're just amazing and want to help spread the love for this book!) post your experiences on your social media feeds with the hashtag #CreateNow30. To make sure I see it, please tag me as well (my social media accounts are linked right below), and/or email me links to your posts! If I see it I'll comment or like so that you know. Your posts must be public!

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If you want to post something everyday, that's great! If you want to make just one post, that's fine too! I'll be happy to see whatever you decide to share.

There are SIX prize packs that each include a signed copy of CREATE NOW! a 642 Things book from Chronicle Books, art/writing supplies, and original art by James Wyper, Arinn Westendorf, and me! I may have gone a little overboard but I'm really excited to send these amazing packages out!

Winners will be announced on March 31, 2016, so you have until then to get your posts up!

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Thanks again to everyone who has decided to be a part of this! Please share this challenge far and wide, and invite your friends to join in!

If you haven't ordered a copy of Create Now! and need one for the challenge, you can order one from your local bookstore, all the major online retailers, and eBook stores! It should be very easy to find, but if you have trouble feel free to contact me with any questions.

For more information about the book, visit marloland.com/createnow

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