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We’ve reached 100,000 Hits! | The Write Room Blog

We’ve reached 100,000 Hits! | The Write Room Blog | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it

Join in the celebration by entering our draw. You can win 1 of approximately 80 books. Just email us at ccbye@shaw.ca, leaving your name, email, preference of print or electronic book, and finally your country (some print books are only available in the continental U.S. and Canada). You can check out our books using the carousel or by going to the book page. The draw will take place on Nov. 15. 2013. Good Luck, and don’t forget to leave a comment about the blog below!

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Anyone likes to be a winner! It does not cost a thing to enter and the winner just could be YOU!

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Fundamental Exposure | The Write Room Blog

Fundamental Exposure | The Write Room Blog | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it

 Meet seven of our authors along with excerpts from their books: Micki Peluso, Marta Merajver-Kurlat, R. L. Cherry, T.R. Heinan, Cherrye Vasquez, Trish Jackson, C. C. (Clayton) Bye.

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Monica Brinkman and Fran Lewis on Radio Shows | The Write Room Blog

Monica Brinkman and Fran Lewis on Radio Shows | The Write Room Blog | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it

Many people have shown interest in creating their own radio show. Nothing wrong there—Internet radio is an excellent source of communication and entertainment.  In fact, we the hosts of It Matters radio entered into the business with a purpose—to provide exposure for the many talented musicians, writers and artists and to offer open communication on meaningful topics. Great idea, right?

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Thumbs Up by Bryan Murphy | The Write Room Blog

Thumbs Up by Bryan Murphy | The Write Room Blog | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it

Luanda. The fifth century of war. The South African army is trying to kill us all, but it is a fly that nearly does for me. A fish fly, “mosca do peixe”, so small you do not see it as it buries its even tinier eggs under your skin. Usually, like a tattoo artist, it chooses fleshy parts of the body to work on, bits that are generally covered up and left in peace, so I assume the irritating white spot on my left thumb is the bequest of a mosquito. Days pass before someone kindly puts me right. Everyone knows what to do. You sterilise a pin in a flame and use it to roll back the skin from around the white spot. Then you get a very good friend to squeeze all the eggs out. The pain is bad, but the consequences of not getting all the eggs out are worse.

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Is Your Food Devouring You? by Clint Evans | The Write Room Blog

Is Your Food Devouring You? by Clint Evans | The Write Room Blog | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it

“Mommy, What’s wrong with him?”

This girl couldn’t have been more than 5 or 6 years old. She could’ve been asking about anything. Her mom was a little bit embarrassed because they were at the mall and the little girl was looking at a severely obese man huffing and puffing after only a few steps.

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Awakenings: A Bunch of Numbers

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It is now 68 years after World War II ended in Europe. The exact date of the war's end is not universally agreed upon but the impact of this war will always be remembered. It should be anyway. Yet, if you walked the streets today and randomly asked about the war what would be the response?

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Whispers of the past may surface as invitations from the heart, refreshment for the mind, or invigoration of the soul. Sometimes they awaken images once an intricate part of life but now appear as shadows of pain and suffering: gone but never forgotten.

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BARRY MANILOW/FRONT ROW CENTER Book Trailer- Author, Cynthia B Ainsworthe

Dedicated to Barry Manilow for his inspiration, FRONT ROW CENTER takes the reader on a fast-paced adventure in to the entertainment realm of excitement, pass...

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After watching the trailer, my guess is you will WANT to read Front Row Center by Cynthia B. Ainsworthe.

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Dark Moon: Maggie Tideswell: 9780984651764: Amazon.com: Books

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23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online

23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it
Students love to watch and learn. Why not showcase some of the best free educational videos and their repositories then?

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Keep students engrossed in learning. . .pop in an educational video!

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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 28, 2013 7:26 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

Scott Anderson (Daymap)'s curator insight, December 1, 2013 7:53 PM

Here are some fantastic and free links teachers can use!

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It's worth a look.

 

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Step Back Doors Closing – Or Are They Opening? by Louise Malbon-Reddix | The Write Room Blog

Step Back Doors Closing – Or Are They Opening? by Louise Malbon-Reddix | The Write Room Blog | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it

“Some kind of fix I have myself into this time!” I thought.  I was having to take the bus and the train for a few days.  Highly unusual for me!   I am so used to driving everywhere I go. It was so much to get used to again.  Now I would have to be really cognizant of time and all of that. And wouldn’t you know it, I missed the first bus! Someone or something must have had me in their favor, though, as I was still able to arrive at my destination on time.

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How Building an Orphanage Refreshed the Writing Lessons I Learned from Hollywood. By T. R. Heinan, author of L’immortalité: Madame Lalaurie and the Voodoo Queen | The Write Room Blog

How Building an Orphanage Refreshed the Writing Lessons I Learned from Hollywood. By T. R. Heinan, author of L’immortalité: Madame Lalaurie and the Voodoo Queen | The Write Room Blog | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it

How Building an Orphanage Refreshed the Writing Lessons I Learned from Hollywood. By T. R. Heinan, author of L’immortalité: Madame Lalaurie and the Voodoo Queen | I still work six days a week keeping an orphanage in operation. Fiction is a streetcar I’m glad I decided to ride and, hopefully, my work with homeless, abandoned and abused kids will, in the end, be my trolley pass to the Elysian Fields.

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The Tragedy of Puppy Mills in the U.S. and How You Can Help by Trish Jackson | The Write Room Blog

The Tragedy of Puppy Mills in the U.S. and How You Can Help by Trish Jackson | The Write Room Blog | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it

Today at The Write Room Blog is author Trish Jackson & Purdy featuring The Tragedy of Puppy Mills in the U.S. and How You Can Help | If you love animals, you have probably stopped at a pet store to pet the adorable puppies and kittens. Sadly, very often these are the progeny of puppy mill parents that live in appalling conditions, where the owners are only concerned with making money and have no empathy for the dogs they use for breeding.

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The Man in Red By Micki Peluso | The Write Room Blog

The Man in Red By Micki Peluso | The Write Room Blog | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it

Read The Man in Red By Micki Peluso at The Write Room Blog | When I was born my mother divorced from my father, who was fighting in World War II, and moved us from North Carolina to Texas. It appears as if she was running from something since all her family lived in North Carolina. But, what?

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The Biblio File: Favorite Books from Childhood | The Write Room Blog

The Biblio File: Favorite Books from Childhood | The Write Room Blog | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it

Every reader has one: a favorite book read in childhood that stays with us to this day. Not necessarily a children’s book; but whether written for children or adults, a book that spoke to us in some way we couldn’t ignore. It awakened our love of words, or transported us to faraway places. Or widened our inner horizons beyond anything we’d ever experienced. A book that made us believe in magic, plumbed new depths of emotion, introduced us to a character who became an old friend. Whatever its enchantment, that book is an old friend, too.

The Write Room authors below invite you to explore some of their “old friends.” To ponder, perhaps recall your own favorite book from long ago…and most of all, enjoy.

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Who are you? by James Secor | The Write Room Blog

Who are you? by James Secor | The Write Room Blog | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it

Who are you? Where did you come from? Not: Where are you coming from?


I began my adult writing career as a playwright, in the heady days of the alternative theatre of the late 60s-early 70s. Guerrilla theatre is provocative. Language is contentious and in your face, not the least subtle. At the same time, I wrote and acted in a touring children’s puppet company. Though subtle language was, again, not a top priority, puns were appreciated –if bad and pointed enough. But highly imagistic and evocative language was important. As I played the villains, I had great gobs of opportunity for putting language to use, especially with the florid improvisation as found in commedia dell’arte: certain bits of business and words and phrases were set; whatever happened in between was up to us. Actually, it was up to the audience; their response to what we did dictated how the play moved and developed. All along the way, like roadside kudzu or aloe vera, I wrote social satires. All were absurdist. Here, puns and double entendres and outré or extended metaphors are the norm; but they depend on the situation, the context. Social satire is intended to upset or arouse the audience.

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Blindsided by D. L. Keur | The Write Room Blog

Blindsided by D. L. Keur | The Write Room Blog | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it

I write very few short stories, but, when I do, they ‘happen’. Closure is just such a story, uninspired as it is. Regardless, it came galloping forth in a surge of spontaneity…and I lost a long-time writing friend over it. To this day, I don’t know why.

I wrote the story, then shared it with my inner circle of critique and review partners—a private group that had been going for over seven years. In that group, one woman in particular was what I thought to be what’s now called a BFF. This story shattered that friendship in a matter of seconds.

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A Statement of Outrage By Delinda McCann | The Write Room Blog

A Statement of Outrage By Delinda McCann | The Write Room Blog | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it

When we, Americans, talk of government officials we often call them leaders.  We speak of the leaders in industry and leaders in banking.  They are leaders, but in what directions are they leading our nation?  How have they cherished and protected the country our forefathers have passed into their keeping?  Where does our patriotic duty to respect our leaders end and the need speak out in outrage against the corruption of elected officials and the abandonment of just laws begin?

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Do More of Us Believe in Demons than Angels? | The Write Room Blog

Do More of Us Believe in Demons than Angels? | The Write Room Blog | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it
Do More of Us Believe in Demons than Angels?
(Based on the Supernatural as Depicted in Novels & Films) by Joyce Elferdink

A while back I reviewed an author’s novel with the understanding that he would reciprocate. When I didn’t hear from him for a few weeks, I asked if he had finished mine. His answer: “No, I can’t read it—there is an angel in your story and I’m an atheist.” I was shocked. In the last few years so many movies and books have supernatural characters that I couldn’t believe one angel would be that disconcerting. Since demons, ghosts, witches, vampires or other spirits deemed evil are the subjects of a great many box office hits (have you seen movie previews lately?), what could possibly make a grown man squeamish about one supernatural being on the good side of the list? 

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Kenneth Weene, Is this another chicken joke?

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Ahhhhh, Literati! The chickens have come home to roost!  Here Kenneth Weene (pictured here in his younger days) struts his liquored finger goods–his entry into  The First Annual Peggy Dobbs W...
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Another great short story by author Kenneth Weene. Need a laugh? You are at the right place!

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Amazon.com: Two Tales of Terror eBook: Kenneth Weene: Kindle Store

Two Tales of Terror - Kindle edition by Kenneth Weene. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Two Tales of Terror.

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Only ninety-nine cents and a great read.

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Moragh, Holly's Ghost: Maggie Tideswell: 9780989403214: Amazon.com: Books

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Read My Fairest Cape by Maggie Tideswell featured at the Write Room Blog [http://www.thewriteroomblog.com/?p=942] | South Africa’s ‘Mother City’ was described by Sir Francis Drake as ‘the fairest Cape in all the circumference of the earth’. Dominated by Table Mountain, the tip of South Africa has attracted seafarers since the 16th century and is today one of the top tourist destinations.

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The Trouble with the Joneses – A Harry Patterson short by Stuart Carruthers | The Write Room Blog

The Trouble with the Joneses – A Harry Patterson short by Stuart Carruthers | The Write Room Blog | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it

“Oi that hurt. Stop it you crazy cow.”

 

That one was an orange onyx ashtray and it bounced off my shoulder before leaving a hole in the grass. Any higher and I’d have been lying spark out on the garden I was standing on.

 

It all started a week before when I got called into my editor’s office after a few weeks of reporting on Christmas nativity scenes.

“Harry, Joe ‘Jawbreaker’ Jones, has been nicked, go and cover his trial and the impact on the community. Take Max with you for the photos when the trial ends.”

 

“Yes boss.”

 

Read the rest of the story @ The Write Room. . .

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Stuart Carruthers was born in England, where he lived until 2005 when he decided to sell everything and move to Taiwan because “no one he knew had ever been there”. Several years later he married and had two children. He’s written 2 short stories about Harry in Hong Kong which can be found at: www.amazon.com/...

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WHEN A STROKE IS MORE THAN A STROKE by Linda Hales | The Write Room Blog

WHEN A STROKE IS MORE THAN A STROKE by Linda Hales | The Write Room Blog | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it

Let me tell you about a young woman of thirty-two who had everything to live for.  Tammy had a career she loved and was engaged to Nick, a handsome police officer who professed that she was the love of his life.  She was the picture of good health and met each day with boundless energy.  Well then, just imagine this.  Tammy arose for work one morning, showered and made her bed only to turn down the covers and get back in.  This is a story about feeling good one moment and never feeling the same again.  It’s the story of a devastating event that occurred on March 5th, 1998 and changed her life forever.

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No one should ever have to endure the loss of a child...but it happens. Prayerful thoughts go out to you, Linda Hales, even after so many years. The pain never stops but the memories live on. Hugs, my friend!

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FUKK, Dead-Ringers and Wilmer McLean by Anne Sweazy Kulju | The Write Room Blog

FUKK, Dead-Ringers and Wilmer McLean by Anne Sweazy Kulju | The Write Room Blog | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it

FUKK, Dead-Ringers and Wilmer McLean by Anne Sweazy Kulju | People often ask what I do for a living. Generally, I tell them I kill people–or else I’m thinking of killing people. Once, I even slaughtered an entire team of draft horses! That was colorful. But again, it’s a generality. Specifically, I am an untimid, unapologetic, wise-assed author of historical fiction adventures. Why this genre? Read MORE @ The Write Room!

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Did she make this up? You decide. . . As for me, I absolutely love historical fiction! Great article, Anne!

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Chicken Soup by Kenneth Weene | The Write Room Blog

Chicken Soup by Kenneth Weene | The Write Room Blog | Water the mind - READ | Scoop.it

The Write Room Blog features a humorous story Chicken Soup by author Kenneth Weene.

 

“What a pain in the ass.”

 

Trudy put her iPhone back into her pocketbook. It wasn’t much of an expletive or very loud, but coming from the lips of my wife it was enough to make me look up from my snack, a piece of Trudy’s latest chocolate-pecan pie, and ask, “What is, Dear?”

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