Conversations about the writer’s life, craft and alternative practices.
We’re calling it a day for our little podcast. We had loads of fun recording these episodes and bringing our “weird and wonderful woo-woo” to the airwaves, but its time for a new chapter in the life of CWE …
Not to worry, we’re still around and all current CWE content will remain available.
Thank you for your interest and support in the CWE Podcast.
We wish you much love and happiness.
Kim and Catherine xxx
Life without friends and real connections would be boring. People are multi-layered, complex creatures. It is through our relationships that we learn about life and practice the art of giving and receiving. People aren’t one dimensional and neither should your characters be.
Kim and Catherine explore the realm of friendships and the role those connections have played in their writing – past and present.
Life Hack: Coping with Toxicity
Feelings of inadequacy can be challenging enough as a writer, let alone dealing with toxic people. It can be easy to fall into a negative thought pattern, give power to those toxic thoughts and believe in them enough to lose touch of your real self.
It’s unfortunate but true that some people will seek to bring you down, but their definition of you says more about them than it does about you. It’s time to push back against destructive people and believe in yourself.
New Year, New Decade – Reflections & the Future
Hello Future. The 2020s are shining bright.
The 2010s was all about becoming, healing and growth – shedding old patterns and stale notions that no longer serve us as we step into a brand new era – 2020 is all about unity, connection and raising vibrations.
Leave the negative shit at the door because we’re now entering the 2020s!
Authors and the Social Media Effect
The social-media-effect isn’t going away anytime soon. For the modern writer, social media can be a great tool to use for getting our work “out there” as well as connecting to our readers and nurturing relationships with fellow authors. Yet, there can be disadvantages to utilizing opportunity through online platforms – we’re digging in.
Creative Writing Energy Mastermind Group
Introduced by some special friends!
The Creative Writing Mastermind group was created as a safe place for like-minded souls to gather, support one another while exploring their creativity together, as well as receiving personalized guidance through their writing journey.
Today we are talking all about why we created our exclusive mastermind group and what’s on offer for our lovely members who dare join our fun and crazy writing tribe
The Introvert and the Silly Season
Argh! Christmas is creeping up on us again and you know what that means, right? People and small talk – usually in the form of relatives you see once a year (if you’re lucky). Aside from delectable delights and the heavenly aroma of crackling pork, the big day can be extremely taxing for the introvert.
Kim and Catherine discuss how they navigate Christmas obligations, what they practice for self-care (AKA keeping the sanity in check), pet Christmas joys and peevs, and pass on some tips – well, that’s the intention pre-recording.
The Value of an Apology with Brett de Hoedt
Apologies are good for the soul, but sometimes it’s difficult to find the words for an apology or know how to accept one. As writers, sometimes we make mistakes, or maybe something we write might upset readers. Knowing how to apologise and the value of an apology is a handy tool to have in your writers’ toolkit. Brett de Hoedt hosts The Hardest Word Podcast – a podcast of apologies. They are heartfelt, beautiful, moving, and some are incredibly well written with poetic language.
We talk to Brett all about apologies.
Writing to Make a Difference
Injecting truth into your words, getting vulnerable and addressing issues affecting the human condition isn’t always easy. Yet, the process of sharing experiences and spotlighting controversial topics is the path to creating a better world.
TV Shows & Storytelling
TV is like the modern equivalent of oral storytelling. Watching TV is a fast way to get a story injection. When stories are your mojo, it’s important to keep your finger on the pulse of popular culture – the incredible writing portrayed in some of today’s TV series bridges the gap for the modern storyteller.
WriteHive Writers Convention with Tyler Zeoli
WRITEHIVE writers convention is an online, non-profit, all-digital convention designed to celebrate the diversity, accomplishments, and community of writers and literary professionals around the world. Assistant Executive Coordinator, Tyler Zeoli joins us to discuss the innovative aspects offered by this first annual writers event set to raise industry standards surrounding free online writer conventions.He also shares with us his unique (and awesome) views about why stories are important on a cosmic scale.
What Fuels Your Creative Fire?
We are writers when we’re writing. Yet, in an ever-changing publishing landscape saturated with thousands of new releases every year, sometimes it can be difficult to find and keep your “mojo”.
How do you know when you’re on the right path? Kim & Catherine discuss the mistakes they’ve made and the things they’re learned along their publishing journey, and how surrounding yourself with like-minded people is important to your writing career.
Men, Women & Story – A Deep Dive into Communication Between the Sexes.
Dialogue is the most important part of fiction, and the one thing you can’t afford to screw up. We’re talking about communication and character dialogue – How we convey our characters through communication to drive the story and reveal character traits readers can relate with.
Rewiring your Brain for Creativity with Bestselling Author Beth Prentice
Join us in a creative discovery as we pick best-selling author, Beth Prentice’s … erm … brain and pluck out her secrets on how she balances between the logical and creative parts of her brain to generate a productive author business.
The Pendulum for Creativity
The Pendulum has a rich history dating back as far as 6000 BC. Historically used to locate water, oil, gold and other minerals, the pendulum is also one of the oldest processes used to channel guidance from the higher realms. This simple tool can provide a pathway to help with creativity. We’re going to show you how.
Do You Tell People You’re a Writer?
We’re talking people and writing, friends and family. All too often creatives are placed on the firing line – the moment we mention we’re writers we may be opening Pandora’s Box, and that’s before we release our words to the world for people to judge our intellectual labor. Do you tell people you’re a writer?
Side-Dish-Extra: Friends, Family & Writing
Astrology for Writers
Sometimes, it’s difficult to get a good feel for the person your character represents, especially during the initial stages of creation. We’re discussing how writers can make use of Astrology to help create their characters – even if you’re not a believer!