The Podcast

Hello and welcome to The Writing Apothecary Podcast.

I started this podcast to help writers gain more knowledge about the writing world and how to better their novels.

I found that with my plethora of degrees I wanted to find a way to help writers learn how to better their writing with tips, tricks and hacks and everything in between when it came to writing. I want to help you get the most out of your story.

On the podcast, I have amazing interviews with aspiring authors, readers and published authors alike, in an array of different genres to give you a perspective that is different from your own.

The Podcast is set up in themes.

Each month we’ll focus on something different within the writing parameters with the opportunity to follow more. The podcasts are bite-sized with loads of fun sheets, great tidbits and how-to’s to help you out with all of your writing needs.

The month is structured into 3 theory lessons and one amazing guest interview where we chat about the topic and anything else that comes to mind. Writers veer off course all the time and you’ll be able to see just how we get back on course.

Each week there will be show notes that will all be collated down below for convenience and ease of navigation.

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Creativity and The Muse: Creativity The Writing Apothecary Podcast

Welcome back to The Writing Apothecary and our last lesson before our amazing chat with our great guest. I’m so excited to talk about Creativity and I’m going to preface this by saying that the best information that you can find is actually a Wikipedia page on Creativity, I’ll link it in the show notes because it’s so good. And I know, I know it’s a wiki page but one of my university lecturers swore that it was and I’m taking his word on it. I’m also going to try and keep today’s episode a little light but there is a lot to cover, grab yourself a beverage if you can. Key points:What Creativity is.Theories behind CreativityModels of CreativityKey research found here: Creativity WikiWriting Process soft launchThis wraps up our theory lessons on Creativity and The Muse. I can't wait for our next interview. You guys are going to love our chat. Tell me what did you take away from this week's lesson? I'd love to knowAlso, I would really appreciate it if you took the time to rate and review the podcast it helps people find our community and gets the podcast out into the world a little more.Want exclusive behind the scenes and early access to episodes join up to the mailing list over here.If you're looking for a cheerleader for your writing, then head on over to and let's have a chat about how we can work together to get your writing on track.Books referenced:Big Magic by Liz GilbertCreative Calling by Chase JarvisThe War of Art – Steven Pressfield
  1. Creativity and The Muse: Creativity
  2. Creativity and the Muse: The History of the Muse
  3. Welcome to Creativity and The Muse
  4. Writer's Block: Interview with Creativity Coach Amie Mcnee
  5. Writer's Block: Touchstones and How to Heal it