29 episodes

A podcast for writers and aspiring writers of all kinds.

Diary of an Indie Writer Jas Hothi

    • Society & Culture

A podcast for writers and aspiring writers of all kinds.

    29: Using journalling to start writing your book [exercise]

    29: Using journalling to start writing your book [exercise]

    In this episode, I share how you can use journalling to start writing your book. If you've been procrastinating on your idea or looking for the right time to get started, this short exercise is for you.

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    by Jas Hothi (with music by Porter)

    • 14 min
    28: The two ways you can journal

    28: The two ways you can journal

    In this episode I talk about the two core types of journalling & how to use them:

    1. Free-journalling

    2. Journalling using prompts



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    by Jas Hothi (with music by Porter)

    • 11 min
    27: How journalling can help you uncover the book inside of you

    27: How journalling can help you uncover the book inside of you

    Journalling has been the foundation of my writing practice for the last 8 years.

    In this episode I define *what* journalling is, share *why* it’s so powerful, and explain *how* it can help us uncover the stories inside of us.


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    by Jas Hothi (with music by Porter)

    • 14 min
    26: A simple exercise to help you integrate 'flow' into your writing practice

    26: A simple exercise to help you integrate 'flow' into your writing practice

    In this episode I share an exercise designed to help you unpack the *ingredients* of flow, and discover your very own *recipe* for finding flow in your writing sessions.
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    I encourage you to listen to the podcast episode where I walk through the exercise and provide some added context, but here are the Ingredients and Prompts for your convenience:
    INGREDIENT #1:
    "Concentration on the task at hand"
    PROMPTS:
    What does your ideal writing space look like?
    Where do you usually write from? Is there anything you can add or eliminate to help you concentrate on your writing better?


    INGREDIENT #2:
    "Having clear goals" 

    PROMPTS:
    Why is it that you write?
    Do you work better with with wordcounts, or setting aside time for your writing?
    INGREDIENT #3:
    "Being in the present"
    PROMPTS:
    At what time of day, am I the most relaxed?
    What are the biggest distractions that tend to crop up in my life?



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    by Jas Hothi (with music by Porter) 

    • 14 min
    25: Finding more 'flow' in our writing lives

    25: Finding more 'flow' in our writing lives

    Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi spent years researching 'flow', inspired by artists who would lose themselves in their work and reach so-called states ‘optimal experience’ whilst they did so. 

    In this episode I break down his findings on 'flow', and some of its key ingredients. 

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    by Jas Hothi (with music by Porter)

    • 19 min
    24: Two approaches to writing your book

    24: Two approaches to writing your book

    Are you currently writing a book, or is this the year you’re finally going to get started on your story?

    In this episode I break down two different approaches you can use to get your first draft written, and share the pros and cons of each. 

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    by Jas Hothi (with music by Porter)

    • 14 min

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