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Episode 17: October Reading Wrap-Up

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in which Laila and Lorrie wrap up their reading month October and chat the Divergent trilogy by Veronica Roth.
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What about you? What do you think about Divergent?
And what did you read last month?

Credits:

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The books mentioned and discussed in this episode were 
Divergent - Veronica Roth
Insurgent - Veronica Roth
Allegiant - Veronica Roth
Free Four - Veronica Roth

The Harry Potter Series - J.K. Rowling
The Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins
Our intro music was taken from the Free Music Archive:
GeeNerve - Pink Fish Signs (Take Two).

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Episode 16: Rewriting

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in which Laila and Lorrie discuss the difference between editing and rewriting, when the latter is necessary and how to do it.

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What about you? Do you have any good rewriting stories?


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

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Episode 15: Book Beginnings

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in which Laila and Lorrie discuss hooks, book beginnings and the complicated issue of trying to give writing any rules at all.

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What about you?
What kind of beginnings make you excited to read on?
Credits:
Our intro music was taken from the Free Music Archive:
GeeNerve - Pink Fish Signs (Take Two).

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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).

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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).

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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).

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Episode 10: August Reading Wrap-Up

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in which Laila and Lorrie wrap up their reading month August and chat about Jane Eyre, The Great Gatsby and The Hunger Games.
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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: 
Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë
Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

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

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Episode 9: Calls for Submissions

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in which Laila and Lorrie discuss the ins and outs of writing short stories for submission calls.

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What about you? What are your experiences with submission calls?
Do you have any good links to help people?

Credits:

Resource sites mentioned in this post:
Newpages
Erotica Readers & Writers Association

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

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Episode 8: Collaborative Writing

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in which Laila and Lorrie discuss writing novels together, the advantages, the joys and the setbacks of creating something with a friend.

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And now it’s over to you – are you collaborating with someone and how?
Could you imagine doing it and under which circumstances?
Let us know in the comments! :D
Credits:

The collaborative novel we mention in this episode 
is called After Life Lessons and it will come out 
sometime next year. In the meantime, you can head over 
to Laila's blog and read or listen to the first chapter.
After Life Lessons, Chapter 1

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

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