Writers’ Nook 06: Left Brain, Right Brain, Left Knee?

Join us for a special interview with Rinske Verberg, a talented author from the Netherlands. As part of her education, she learned about Left Brain and Right Brain approaches to creative writing… but also a Left Knee approach?!

This episode is also available on YouTube and your favorite podcast app. Get in touch if you have trouble finding Backroom Whispering/Book Table content on the app of your choice!

Recommended watching:
Iain McGilchrist: The Divided Brain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dFs9WO2B8uI
Recommended reading:
Writing Down the Bones: http://goo.gl/dkxOlZ
The Artist’s Way: http://goo.gl/n6q4nr

Note: This was the first Writers’ Nook episode recorded as a Writers’ Nook episode, but for convenience, previous “Nanosodes” have been renamed “Writers’ Nook.”

In this episode you heard from:
Dorothy | dorothyannwrites.wordpress.com
Rinske| http://www.rinskeverberg.nl/

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

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The Truth About ‘Happily Ever After’

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Rebecca Kordesh, Director
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February is the month of love, apparently, and here at Backroom Whispering Productions we are having a lot of fun thinking about love and literature and all the many facets of that rather broad category. My husband and I did an interview about being writing partners as well as life partnersAkhi wrote an engaging post about what he learned about love from reading fantasyThe Book Table did a Valentine’s Day special about sex in fantasy literature and how it’s handled across the genre; and Dorothy wrote a fantastic blog post to follow it.

All of this thinking about love and literature got me musing about the concept of “happily ever after” in fantasy literature and the way the happily ever after trope has played into my real life and into my writing life. I am not ashamed to admit my love of romantic fantasy; indeed, I am far more likely to pick up a book if it has one of those cliche “until she meets ____” or “the boy who may be her undoing, or her salvation” lines in the synopsis. Sometimes, if those lines are missing, I’ll read the end of the book before I decide to read it to see if it seems like there is a resolution to a love story.

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TBT Special: Writers’ Nook 05: Writing Partners, Life Partners

Join us for a special interview with Dave and Rebecca Kordesh, a recently (almost a month!) married couple who fell in love while plotting a novel. Hear how that novel is going and how they manage to be writing partners and romantic partners!

In this episode you heard from:
Dorothy | @bwp_dorothy
Rebecca | @rumy91989
Dave | 

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

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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
Producer
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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.  

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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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:

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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