• Walking in This World Week 10

    This week was about discovering a sense of camaraderie and my honest thoughts? This week is the bomb, because it is something that we all need as writers. We need to find a cohort of people who just get us, who can be there when we are up and when we get down. How many days this week did you do your morning pages? Not this week, but I’m going to be picking it up as I need it. Something that I know works for me. Did you do your Artist’s Date this week? Well, technically ended up in lockdown again and I was still stick so I didn’t manage…

  • Intro into Writing Practice

    Episode 001 Welcome to The Writing Apothecary Podcast show notes and to our first topic of the month: Writing Practice. In today’s episode we cover jus what a writing practice is and what you need. toget your writing practice healthy. The first is the tried and true method of morning pages. These methods are ones that I have tied and tested myself but just know that these are tools you can take or leave with you. In saying that there are four tools or systems that I use to get the most out of my writing practice. 1. Morning Pages Morning Pages are pages that were dubbed by Julia Cameron…

  • Walking in This World – Week 9

    This week was about discovering a sense of resiliency and this week is fitting because it took me a while to actually finish this chapter because of life, but I’ve been home sick and this has been the perfect excuse to finish the chapter. And I have to say that I really loved this chapter because it was listing and explain all of the problems that we face as writers. The self-doubt, worry, fear, restlessness, self-pity and doubt. How many days this week did you do your morning pages? I started to do them again. But only managed two days so far and I’m ok with this. Did you do…

  • Welcome to The Writing Apothecary Podcast

    Episode 000 Welcome to The Writing Apothecary Podcast show notes. Each week this is where the wrap up the episode will be. Here there will be worksheets, links and quotables from the episode to keep you going. This first podcast is an introduction to me and the podcast. I touch on my degrees and how the podcast will run. The Writing Apothecary Podcast is going to help you unlock your own unique writing ebbs and flows. It’s going to run in the way that we will have threeish episodes on the theory of what the topic is and then it’s followed by a delicious interview with a writer. They may…

  • Music Makes my Writing World Work

    I am a huge fan of music. I have always been. I grew up in a house where Mum would always play music, and would do it at any chance she would get. I have fond memories of dancing to Michael Jackson (Black and White was my favourite) while cooking; singing to Shania Twain, Tina Area and The Corrs while Dad was at work and Mum’s obsession with George Michael where she would play his songs over and over again, real loud. My favourite memory is sneaking out of bed and taking my school made pillow and laying on the floor as she blared Fast Love over and over again,…

  • My Year in Review

    Closing up the year that was and looking at new writing habits in the year to come. I know that this year hasn’t been the best for anyone. I can’t even say that it’s been all that great for me, but I did have some great things happen to me though. I finished my master’s degree.  I got engaged. I took control of my diabetes. I made a promise to myself to get fit. I started getting good at boxing. I went out of my comfort zone. I stopped giving attention to people who didn’t try back. I think the biggest thing I learned was my time is valuable and…

  • Walking in This World – Week 8

    Another week down. This week is about the sense of discernment and it couldn’t be more timely, really. I’ve had a lot of things happen recently and I think that, as always this workbook is hitting me in all the right places when I don’t realise it.  How many days this week did you do your morning pages? I started to do it consistently and I slipped them in when I needed them. So it was whenever i could fit it in and I made sure that even if it was a paragraph it still counted as morning pages.  Did you do your Artist’s Date this week? I did! I…

  • My Journey: Writing for an entire semester

    Ever wonder what it would be like to have the chance to write for an entire semester at uni and get feedback on what you did? Yeah me too. And then I got the chance to do it. It was so surreal, to know that I could spend 13 weeks doing something that I loved doing the most: writing. And that was it. There were no actual online posts I had to do. I didn’t even need to workshop if I didn’t want to. I just had to do what I have always wanted to do in a subject: just write. It sounded like bliss. My excitement was so vivid.…

  • Walking in this World – Week 7

    This week was about discovering a sense of momentum and this week I think it’s probably one of the most important weeks I’ve read so far. This was also started while I was finishing my last assignment of my Masters degree. I was going to edit it out but i decided not to, because I like to keep everything pretty real and unedited.  How many days this week did you do your morning pages? I tried to do this, this morning and got distracted. I think that my brain is kind of refusing to dig in deeper about what’s going on. I know that i need to get into more…

  • Brave New Girl by Rachel Vincent

    I don’t know if I can be objective when it comes to Rachel Vincent and her novels. Everything she does makes my soul so happy. I’m late to the party with this one too. But that’s ok, all good things come to those who wait. I really enjoyed reading this book, it was her first novel in a sci-fi world and outside of the normal of urban fantasy. Dahlia is 1 of 1500 girls who look exactly the same, but they don’t only look the same they are the same, genetically. She is one of 1500 clones who look the same in a compound where they are trained to do…