• Walking In This World – Week 3

    This week is all about discovering a sense of perspective and the main topics of focus were medicine and how creativity is healing in itself, something that I’ve known for some time but it’s nice to see someone else bring it to the forefront and really it was probably the part that had me nodding hardcore with everything. Cameron also goes into depth about how art is therapeutic and not just therapy, I’d have to say that this has to be my most favourite Week, so far. It’s perfect in every way. The last part of the chapter is how artist’s are cartographers in that they are able to map…

  • Walking in this World – Week 2

    This week was all about discovering a Sense of Proportion. And setting boundaries. 1. How many days this week did you do your Morning Pages? I’ve been more inconsistent with my Morning Pages, mostly because I think I’m avoiding. Or I make the excuse that I’m too tired, so it’s been a little while. I’d probably say I only did it like 2 or 3 times. I know I need to get really moving with this. I might have to cut the three page limit to something that is more managable for me. 2. Did you do your Artist’s Date this week? I took myself out of the house and…

  • Walking in This World – Week 1

    Here we are again! Another Julia Cameron book, another 12 weeks to get through. I debated doing a read through and then going back and not doing it, but I couldn’t help myself, I have to go through an do it week by week, even if it means I may mess up, but you know what? I’m ok with that. This week was all about discovering a Sense of Origin. 1. How many days this week did you do your Morning Pages? I managed to get, maybe, 4 out of the 7 days? I think. It’s been a tough week this week. I’ve had to get up and really push…

  • Triggers Help Heal You

    A few weeks back I went to dinner with two of my girlfriends and we were talking about a couple of people that we had followed and what not and it was amusing because I’d just seen that a few of them had brought out books recently and I was really triggered by that. I can’t even say was yet. I still am triggered. They wrote books. And got them published. And that’s all I’ve ever wanted to do since I was first exploring the word of writing. But the real thing here is that I didn’t say anything until I saw a mutual follower between one of my friends…

  • I have Writer’s Block

    Did that get your attention? I bet it did. It got mine when I realised that I had it. But it’s not what you think. I’m not physically blocked. Not like when Dad passed away and I had to deal with the tangle of emotions I had before I could push through the fog to get there, definitely not like that. I can still write. I write almost every day. Emails. Text messages. Instagram posts. Love notes. Lists. Card explanations. University assignments. Forum replies. I write a lot but I find that I don’t have enough time to relaly write. Did I just echo what you feel? It’s hard to…

  • NaNoWriMo 2018

    It’s here again! NaNoWriMo is here and I’m way too busy this year to try and smash out a ridiculous amount of works and stay sane. Ha! I got a promotion at my retail work and I’ll be deep in my training for my new position as a lighting designer and I’m way excited about it, also a little nervous, but it’s the good kind of nervous!  And while I’ll be doing my training it happens to be smack back on a day that I’m at work but that’s not going to stop me.  This year I’m revisiting Travis’s book, for the third time. Maybe this will be the charm?…

  • The Memories that Make Us – Vanessa Carnevale

    Whew, it’s been a hot minute since I’ve done a book review. I’ve been deep in the depths of reading for uni and after doing an entire subject on retelling stories and going through the different kinds of stories and how they’re retold. I adored it and I have a totally different view on stories and how each different kind of story “archetype” has lend themselves to the every day stories. As one subjects ends, another starts and I’m currently nearly through my last subject for the year, which is based around short stories, it’s been a challenging semester, that’s for sure. I don’t do short stories all that well.…

  • Grief isn’t linear

    We all know that it has stages. Some say there are five, some say that there are seven, I’m going with the seven because that’s what resonates with me more. But even with the stages, grief isn’t linear. I wish it was, because my life would be a tad easier but I also know that if it was linear I would have so many epiphanies. First, there’s the shock and denial, before the pain and guilt. It’s followed by anger and bargaining before the depression sets in and once you’ve gone through that there’s the positive side of it, the reconstruction and working through the grief before the final stage…

  • A Passionate Writer

    I’m a Writer. I’m loud and proud about that and if I had my way I’d just openly pimp that 24/7 because it’s what I love, it’s not a chore for me, it’s not hard, it’s just what I love. I’ve also written about it over here about declaring that you’re a writer and how it’ll make you feel. I’m also fiery whenever the word Writer is mention and whenever I can actually bring it up. I love heated discussions with other Writers about plots and twists. Ask me about the nitty gritty of writing characters and point of view, even bring up different registers and character archetypes. I’ll fiercely challenge every…

  • Spectacle by Rachel Vincent

    Oh my, so in case you’re new around her, one of my favourite authors is Rachel Vincent. And I’ve followed her around (without being or sound at all stalkerish) for close to 13 years, since I picked up her debut novel by chance. If you don’t know what I’m talking about go and hunt down her Shifter series. You’ll thank me later. Anyway, I’m trying not to digress here because today I’m talking about Spectacle the stunning sequel to her novel Menagerie. And in case you’ve missed that one, check out this post to find out what I thought about that book. We pick up where we left off at…