Episode 14: September Reading Wrap-Up

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in which Laila and Lorrie wrap up their reading month September and chat about Janet Fitch, Haruki Murakami and Alice Sebold and the strange experience of reading disappointing books by authors you love.

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What about you? Have you read any of these, what did you think?
And what did you read last month?

Credits:

The books mentioned and discussed in this episode were:
Paint it Black -Janet Fitch
White Oleander - Janet Fitch
Norwegian Wood - Haruki Murakami
Sputnik Sweetheart - Haruki Murakami
After Dark - Haruki Murakami
The Almost Moon - Alice Sebold
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold
Lucky - Alice Sebold
Wonder Boys - Michael Chabon
Amsterdam - Ian McEwan
Atonement - Ian McEwan
Enduring Love - Ian McEwan
A Child in Time - Ian McEwan
The Casual Vacancy - J.K. Rowling
Slam - Nick Hornby
Our intro music was taken from the Free Music Archive:
GeeNerve - Pink Fish Signs (Take Two).
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Episode 13: Writer’s Block – Myth vs. Reality

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in which Laila and Lorrie discuss the term Writer’s Block, why it’s so destructive and how to deal with it in ways that helps to keep writing anyway.

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What about you?
How do you get rid of Writer’s Block?
Have you found any root causes you were able to combat?
Credits:

Helpful programs discussed in this episode are:
Write or Die
Focus@Will
Our intro music was taken from the Free Music Archive:
GeeNerve - Pink Fish Signs (Take Two).

Episode 12: Writing sensitive male characters

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in which Laila and Lorrie talk about writing nice and sensitive men in fiction and what to look out for and why it’s nothing to be afraid of.

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What about you? How do you write male characters? Do you have a favourite male character that you’d describe as sensitive or having some non-traditional male attributes?
Credits:
101 Everyday Ways to be Allies to Women

Our intro music was taken from the Free Music Archive:
GeeNerve - Pink Fish Signs (Take Two).

Episode 11: The Issue with “strong” Heroines

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in which Laila and Lorrie discuss the term “strong heroines”, where it comes from and why it has become somewhat problematic.

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What about you? What are your favourite female heroines and why?
Credits:

The books mentioned and discussed in this episode were: 
The Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins
Divergent - Veronica Roth
The Vampire Diaries - L.J. Smith

Our intro music was taken from the Free Music Archive:
GeeNerve - Pink Fish Signs (Take Two).