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Explore the largest community of artists, bands, podcasters and creators of music & audio
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a review of Letters to a Young Contrarian

a review of Letters to a Young Contrarian | Wordsmiths at Work | Scoop.it
Provocative, entertaining and infuriatingly right. Letters to a Young Contrarian by Christopher Hitchens is on Bryan’s read shelf. Bryan gave this book 5...
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A splendid, short, stimulating read.

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The Write Room Blog | where friends from disparate approaches to life and writing work together and share

The Write Room Blog | where friends from disparate approaches to life and writing work together and share | Wordsmiths at Work | Scoop.it
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There's always something new in the Write Room.

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Stepping Out of Your Artistic Comfort Zone By Martha Love | The Write Room Blog

Stepping Out of Your Artistic Comfort Zone By Martha Love | The Write Room Blog | Wordsmiths at Work | Scoop.it
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Take a look at Martha Love's beautiful, strangely disturbing painting.

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The Quality of Mercy by D. M. Pirrone | The Write Room Blog

The Quality of Mercy by D. M. Pirrone | The Write Room Blog | Wordsmiths at Work | Scoop.it
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A fine piece of short fiction sparks a debate on the right to die with dignity.

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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 | Wordsmiths at Work | Scoop.it
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A look at the unreliable workings of memory. I wonder what Elizabeth Loftus would make of this.

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Linehan Saves!

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Just released! By popular request, a sequel to "Linehan's Trip" in which the mean main man, Seán Linehan, tries to be good. It's funny, thought-provoking and currently free. Please click over to Smashwords and download a copy for yourself. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/323609

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The bad man did good. Now can he be good? Linehan Saves. Or does he? https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/323609

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Murder By Suicide

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Short, entertaining, thought-proking and free to download from https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/282531

 

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Humble Musings of a Literary Kind: Hugo, Merajver and the Manifestation of Angst

Humble Musings of a Literary Kind: Hugo, Merajver and the Manifestation of Angst | Wordsmiths at Work | Scoop.it
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La Grotta del Sergente: Recensione ebook - "Padania addio" di Bryan Murphy

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a review of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

a review of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes | Wordsmiths at Work | Scoop.it
I found this book, by turns, amusing, condescending, tedious, funny and delightfully subversive. It must have been even more so in its time. A reminder t...
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I wonder whether the film was as subversive as the book.

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It’s New Years and Members of the Write Room team share some thoughts | The Write Room Blog

It’s New Years and Members of the Write Room team share some thoughts | The Write Room Blog | Wordsmiths at Work | Scoop.it

We asked our members to share their resolutions, gratitudes & thoughts about the New Year, 2016.   Part two Fran Lewis is an author, book reviewer, and magazine publisher. Her resolutions are: To think on the bright side.

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Books Set in Mexico (32 books)

32 books based on 24 votes: Houlihan's Wake and other fragments of Mexico by Bryan Murphy, Xtabentum: A Novel Of Yucatan by Rosy Hugener, Cliff Diver by...
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Houlihan's Wake is at #1 on Goodreads' Listopia of "Books Set in Mexico" - by a long way!

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Thumbs Up by Bryan Murphy | The Write Room Blog

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A painful memory, but fun to read (so I'm told).

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Skin Tone and Family: Love is a Family Affair by Cherrye Vasquez, Ph.D | The Write Room Blog

Skin Tone and Family: Love is a Family Affair by Cherrye Vasquez, Ph.D | The Write Room Blog | Wordsmiths at Work | Scoop.it
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An important article, followed by an interesting discussion.

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What Happens When Writers Become Friends? All Still Write, Some Now Blog

What Happens When Writers Become Friends?  All Still Write, Some Now Blog | Wordsmiths at Work | Scoop.it

Via Louise Malbon-Reddix
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Sharla Shults's curator insight, June 22, 2013 8:54 AM

Looking for a GOOD book? Check out this awesome writers' group!

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Salvatore Buttaci's curator insight, June 25, 2013 4:04 PM

What happens when writers become friends and blog? They make it easier for discriminating readers to come to one place for the best books!

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Blogroll

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Marta says: "Talking to a character isn´t an everyday experience. My conversation with Mercurio Ferraris out of Bryan Murphy's "Goodbye Padania" on http://martamerajver.com.ar/marta/index.php/blogroll

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Marta says: "Talking to a character isn´t an everyday experience. My conversation with Mercurio Ferraris out of Bryan Murphy's "Goodbye Padania" on http://martamerajver.com.ar/marta/index.php/blogroll

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Blog

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         Makeshift memorials are reminders that we must put an end to drunken driving once and for all. How tired are we, and weary of riding, driving or walking past flowers and wreaths, hung...
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Books to Read by Bryan Murphy

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Now out and available at Smashwords, Brnes & Noble, Kobo, Sony, etc.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/282531

 

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