Top 4 Reasons Rebecca Writes Women

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Rebecca Kordesh, Director
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As a follow-up to our January 13th Nanosode, and to Madeleine’s brilliant post about it, I thought I’d take a minute to think a bit more about why I almost exclusively write female POVs. I thought about writing a nice hefty dissertation on gender issues in society and the difficulties females often face when entering a designated male sphere, but as my co-worker constantly reminds me: it’s best to make information snackable. Ain’t nobody got time for a dissertation. So here we are: a snackable list (YUM!) plus some pretty pictures because we are all children at heart.

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Character Gender Fluidity

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Madeleine Cassier
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Very recently, I discussed POV characters with Rebecca, specifically trying to examine our opposite predilections as it pertained to the genders of our written POV characters: I predominantly write a male voice, whereas she leans towards the female.

While this was something to which I had truly never given much thought, our initial conversation sparked some thinking about my hitherto unexplored process by which I genesis my characters. Specifically, I began to realize that characters are “born” inside my head with near-100% gender fluidity or neutrality.

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TBT Special: Writers’ Nook 04

Your NaNoWriMo 2015 winners are back! Madeleine and Rebecca have a discussion over character genders, especially why they think they have opposite predilections from each other when it comes to choosing their characters’ genders. 

In this episode you heard from:
Madeleine  |  @madnbooks  |  youtube.com/madnbooks
Rebecca | @rumy91989

The Book Table is a podcast from Backroom Whispering Productions.  Our theme music is by Mark Wayne.  

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TBT 04: Religion in YA Literature

Happy Holidays! Members of Backroom Whispering got together just before Christmas to discuss how religion is discussed and used in YA literature, including but not limited to His Dark Materials, Harry Potter, and the Chronicles of Narnia. We had a lot of different thoughts, so we hope you enjoy! Continue the conversation on our Facebook and Twitter pages!

In this episode you heard from:
Moderator: Dorothy | @bwp_dorothy
Akhi | @akhipill
Madeleine | @madnbooks | youtube.com/madnbooks
Rebecca | @rumy91989
Louisa | @otterbewriting
Sara (read by Dorothy) | @fantasticpiggy

The Book Table is a podcast from Backroom Whispering Productions. Our theme music is by Mark Wayne.

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TBT 03: His Dark Materials

In this episode of The Book Table, we discuss the series His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman. We had a lot to say on this topic, if an hour and a half is too much there’s a built-in pause-and-stretch-break with our spoiler cut at 35:47. If you would like spoiler-free content, feel free to stop listening at that point.

This episode is also available on YouTube, iTunes, and your favorite podcast apps: just search “The Book Table!”

In this episode you heard from:
Madeleine | @madnbooks | youtube.com/madnbooks
Rebecca | @rumy91989
Shelly | @shllybkwrm
Dorothy | @bwp_dorothy

The Book Table is a podcast from Backroom Whispering Productions. Our theme music is by Mark Wayne.
If you liked this podcast, rate us on iTunes! Or get in touch with us:
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TBT Special: Writers’ Nook 03

We had many fearless Whisperers participate in National Novel Writing Month this past November…and not all of them were entirely successful. In this third special Nanosode, hear from two of our Whisperers who didn’t quite manage to make that coveted 50,000 word mark.

In this episode you heard from:
Dorothy  |  @bwp_dorothy
Shelly  |  @shllybkwrm

The Book Table is a podcast from Backroom Whispering Productions.  Our theme music is by Mark Wayne.  

If you liked this podcast, rate us on iTunes!  Or get in touch with us:

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Email  |  BackroomWhispering@gmail.com

 

TBT Special: Writers’ Nook 02

 

Our second special episode on NaNoWriMo features two among us who won – wrote 50,000 words and just kept going!  They discuss how they got through it and how their stories went at the end.

In this episode you heard from:
Madeleine  |  @madnbooks  |  youtube.com/madnbooks
Rebecca | @rumy91989

This episode is also available on YouTube and iTunes.

The Book Table is a podcast from Backroom Whispering Productions.  Our theme music is by Mark Wayne.  

If you liked this podcast, rate us on iTunes!  Or get in touch with us:

Twitter  |  @BackroomWhisper
Facebook  |  facebook.com/BackroomWhispering
Email  |  BackroomWhispering@gmail.com

 

TBT 02: What is YA?

What is Young Adult Fiction? Join us for a lively discussion as we pick apart the unique characteristics of YA and what makes its style and the audience it addresses distinct. While some would argue that the writing style is simplified, the ideas juvenile, and the main characters teens, others believe that there really is no difference between YA and other genres due to the complexity and depth of modern YA and that it is just a marketing strategy.

In this episode you heard from:
Sara | @fantasticpiggy
Shelly | @shllybkwrm
Madeleine | @madnbooks  |  youtube.com/madnbooks
Rebecca | @rumy91989
Akhi | @akhipill

This episode is also available on iTunes and YouTube

The Book Table is a podcast from Backroom Whispering Productions.  Our theme music is by Mark Wayne.  

If you liked this podcast, rate us on iTunes!  Or get in touch with us:
Twitter  |  @BackroomWhisper
Facebook  |  facebook.com/BackroomWhispering
Email  |  BackroomWhispering@gmail.com

 

TBT Special: Writers’ Nook 01

Three of our brave Whisperers, the self-named #monarchsofdarkness, talk briefly about their NaNoWriMo 2015 endeavours!

In this episode you heard from:
Madeleine | @madnbooks | youtube.com/madnbooks
Rebecca | @rumy91989
Dave |

The Book Table is a podcast from Backroom Whispering Productions. Our theme music is by Mark Wayne.

If you liked this podcast, rate us on iTunes! Or get in touch with us:
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Email | BackroomWhispering@gmail.com

New Episode of The Book Table!

Hello everyone!  The inaugural episode of our book discussion podcast, The Book Table, has been released!  In this episode, Shelly, Madeleine, Rebecca, and Akhi discussed An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir.

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