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Was Shakespeare Mental?

According to songwriter and author Robert Boog, Shakespeare may not have been the writer we always believed him to be. And that there is evidence that the playwright Shakespeare, was bipolar.

Let’s just stop for a minute. I hold my hand up, as do many authors, to admitting that we suffer for our creativity. Most writers suffer from depression and most fiction authors hear voices in our heads. Which makes us a little schizo.

The depression takes us to a dark place where the writing is gold, and the voices we hear are our characters leading us the right way or having a go at us for putting them in a situation that the character would never have got into…
Have I lost you yet? Bear with me.
If we authors go through these periods of mental anguish and what we refer to as being in the “zone,” then if Shakespeare or any other writer went through the same thing back in those days, would they be thought of as being mentally insane?

So could Shakespeare have been bipolar? Yes, he could have. If you look at his work: the sonnets, the plays, most are very dark tragic, and even the comedies are so ‘out there.’ That in that era, he could have been mentally ill.

Robert believes that the author of the plays and sonnets didn’t want to be attached to the work and allowed someone else to take the credit.

In this episode of Behind The Pen. I go behind Robert’s songwriting to the screenplays he’s written, and then we discuss his latest book Shakeys Madness. Enjoy.


Buy the book: https://www.amazon.com/Shakeys-Madness-Disorder-William-Shakespeare-ebook/dp/B08TM58JZW

Website: www.robertboog.com
Twitter: @robboog1
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/boogmusic
YouTube: https://youtu.be/jXvAxlz9AHs

Can A Book Unite The World?

Yes, it can!

When I started chatting to Athena, I assumed she was just another author and surprisingly a songwriter. But as we continued to chat more and more about her life, dedication, and love came to light.

Please watch this episode and learn about the amazing lady and what she does and plans to do 😉

More about Athena
(Greek Goddess of warfare, wisdom and handicraft.
Athena was regarded as the patron and protectress of various cities.)

Athena Goodman was born in the U.S. Virgin Islands and was brought to Boston, MA, a couple of weeks after the infamous blizzard of ‘78. By the age of nine, she started developing her passion to write from her innermost feelings and thoughts.

Boston was a quaint new place to her. This prompted her to write more and put everything into writing.  A beginning of a life-long journey to carve her fragile destiny with her mind and a pen as her tools to achieve everything she had ever dreamed of.

As a young girl, she finished reading all the books in her school library before the sixth grade. Goodman’s writing career began as a feature story writer in high school where her first story appeared in the Harvard Gazette.

In Virginia, she wrote for the Sundial Newspaper at a boarding college then named Randolph-Macon Women’s College. Later, she attended Radcliff College where she took graduate writing and editing classes then went to Harvard University, where her love for children’s literature was developed.

Athena Goodman’s Social Handles

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001306295306

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/athena-goodman

7th Riddle FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/7thriddlebook/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/7thriddlebook/?hl=en

You can also visit my website, athenagoodman.com, to sign up for emails about new releases.

Retail Site of Athena Goodman


DJ Dizzy Bandz

Who is DJ?

DJ is a producer, musician, songwriter and DJ from Georgia US. Artists come to him with an idea and he’ll work with them until they have a track both are happy with.

He loves song writing but nothing can beat DJing at live gigs. Getting the crowd hyped and playing his music and debuting new artists and tracks.
I had a chat with DJ about his music. How he works and how he’s coped with the pandemic.

DJ Dizzy Bandz is signed with https://www.ex47records.com they have a working partnership when it comes to organising gigs. DJ loves to work with independent artists but plans on collaborating with some big names in the future.

I love that DJ adds a mixture of music genres in his gigs. R&B, heavy metal, hip-hop, pop. I’ve never heard of this before and he explains it to me in the Behind The Pen episode.

Check out the official video of CHANGE UP.