Should my creative buddy in Finishing School be a friend?

In using Finishing School to stay focused and motivated, to finish a creative project, to beat writers block and avoid procrastination, the creative buddy relationship is key. And here is something interesting: The creative buddy doesn’t have to be your friend.

Finishing School works by elevating and highlighting the one creative activity you want to enhance. We focus on it and give it time and energy. We make space for it in our lives.

If your creative buddy is a friend with whom you share many other activities and interests, you may become sidetracked when you check in. Having a creative buddy whose only role is to support your creative work helps focus your attention on that one thing.

So it is best if the creative buddy check-in is the main activity you do together. You are creative buddies. That’s the paramount thing. Keep it simple.