Words and Nerds Podcast is an entertaining and conversational podcast that aims to get inside a writer’s mind. We discuss books, the social and political influences of a writer’s work and how literature has the power to change the world.
The podcast digs deep to bring you an in depth and sometimes humorous analysis of the author’s book and its influences. Join us for a new way of looking at literature.
Dani Vee your host, English teacher, podcaster, reader, book enthusiast and over-thinker. Dani is joined by various guest co-hosts and has a number of spin off episodes including the Feedback Sessions, Summer Series Takeover, Bite-Size Episodes, livestreams, mash-ups and cross-overs.
The Write Way Podcast: Seth Robinson talks ‘Welcome to Bellevue‘
Writer, editor and now novelist Seth Robinson joined the program to talk about his debut novel, ‘Welcome To Bellevue’. Topics touched on (among others) include:
– Creating the titular town – from the detailed geography to the prodigious cast of colourful characters and the challenge imposed with the weaving of the two.
– His broad and eclectic mix of influences – can Bellevue be interpreted as purgatory in the Christian sense? How ancient religious parables can serve as inspiration for contemporary stories.
– Inclusion of raw and poignant moments in such a surreal setting, how Seth went about including these without them seeing contrived or incongruous – the importance of getting a character ‘right’.
– ‘It takes a village to raise a novel’ – how the story was invaluably improved thanks to the committed efforts of other like-minded writerly souls at Grattan Street Press who shared his vision.
– How such a unique publishing house might be a promising sign of things to come for writers.
– And much more!