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Why Sexwitch's self-titled debut is the one album you should hear this week – video

Why Sexwitch's self-titled debut is the one album you should hear this week – video | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
Turning old, weird music from Iran, Morrocco and Thailand into new weird acid rock
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Can't wait to see what writing might come out with this album as the soundtrack.

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The Religion of a Relationship | trustmuse

The Religion of a Relationship | trustmuse | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
I am so hollow yet, I dream priceless memories, picture broken smiles. On this side of brightness I was confident my love would not age. I am not designe
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To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This

To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
What happens if you decide that falling in love is not something that happens to you, but something that you do?
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I have bipolar disorder, but I wouldn’t want to ‘fix’ my mind | Gavin Extence

I have bipolar disorder, but I wouldn’t want to ‘fix’ my mind | Gavin Extence | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
Having experienced the crippling depression and manic highs of bipolar, my relatively mild mental illness has also given me a reservoir of insight and compassion to draw from
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This is wonderfully stated. I'm not certain his bi-polar is quite on the level mine is as it sounds like there were periods of my life that were much more debilitating. I have been dealing with it for over 15 years now and have been off medication for about a decade. I hated when I was on the medication. It didn't make me normal. It made me numb. It took all of the life out of me. The highs and the lows and what is life without them. Whilst on medication on had no ability to truly feel elation or empathy they way I do without. I will never go back, although I am certain most physicians would push me to take some kind of maintenance med to prevent me from nearly killing myself or ruining my life as severe depression and manic episodes can lead to those endings. I've gotten better at managing my mind on my own and keeping it on a leash like a puppy at a busy crosswalk that doesn't mean I don't want it to still play on its own.

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Zâmbeste si fara Motiv (Smile with no Motives)

Zâmbeste si fara Motiv (Smile with no Motives) | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
“Smile for no reason”. Smile with no motives. Just smile. A beautiful mind, shares a beautiful image of a beautiful phrase. I no longer smile without reason. I have a perpetual reason to smile it s...
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Why More Authors Should Use Micro Chapters | Stuff Writers Like

Why More Authors Should Use Micro Chapters | Stuff Writers Like | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
Micro chapters gave me the ability to pick up that book and read at almost any given moment during the day. If I had a few minutes on the toilet, time to read. If I had a couple stops on the bus, time to read. If I was waiting for the rice to boil, time to read. Structuring a book with micro chapters offers functionality that I hadn’t yet seen and have since adapted into some of my short stories, quick fiction and some of the longer endeavors.
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I really like books with short chapters at this point in my life and this article points out what I like to find books of short stories now. I have a better ability to read them in short spurts. I've never read a book with micro-chapters, but it sounds like a fun writing exercise, at the very least.

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How I got to know my mum in a Bangkok sex hotel | Rhik Samadder

How I got to know my mum in a Bangkok sex hotel | Rhik Samadder | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
Rhik Samadder: A Christmas that changed me: Condoms on the pillows and a see-through toilet door might not sound promising. But that Christmas my mum and I finally learned how to communicate
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Julian Cope interview: 'I live in a visionary state … I'm a wild beast'

Julian Cope interview: 'I live in a visionary state … I'm a wild beast' | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
Simon Hattenstone: Julian Cope was training to be a teacher when he got waylaid by rock stardom. After the Teardrop Explodes, he became an eclectic, an antiquarian, and most recently the author of his first novel – which might just be a work of genius
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Darkness Falls | trustmuse

Darkness Falls | trustmuse | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
Darkness Falls It's strange. I've been here; I'm sure. Not like this, not this hazy. It's not awkward, but still. The room: Dark, Illuminated, Fa
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Fluid | trustmuse

Fluid | trustmuse | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
She stands gazing down the glossy saturated road into the hazy grey sky and auburn lights. Those lights illuminate the adventure ahead and inevitably along
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It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine: La Femme - Mystère (2016) review

It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine: La Femme - Mystère (2016) review | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
The album’s title Mystère is a dead give away as to what you may or may not expect from La Femme, on this their second album, where the band not only creates, but submerges themselves into a grab bag of sorts, ranging from surf rock, near punk, synth-pop, and several skirts with pastoral psychedelia that are rather short for the intensity and emotion [though some will question the sincerity of that emotion], delivering a lengthy sixteen tracks that swell and ebb, as if this creation were designed and produced by a club DJ who just can’t get enough of the addictive attitude, or lack thereof, of La Femme.
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I definitely prefer the energy on La Femme's first LP, 'Psycho Tropical Berlin', however, this is a good listen and the sounds definitely fit the album title. It is a bit like wandering through a fun house.
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2 Stammer Verbs to Avoid in Your Fiction | Jane Friedman

2 Stammer Verbs to Avoid in Your Fiction | Jane Friedman | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
Editor Jessi Rita Hoffman warns against the use of "stammer verbs," words that cause an unnecessary halt in the scene.
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Great advice.

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Is Self-Publishing a Viable Option for Literary Fiction Writers?

Is Self-Publishing a Viable Option for Literary Fiction Writers? | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
by editrrix / via Flickr Note from Jane: Today’s guest post is by Sangeeta Mehta (@sangeeta_editor), a former acquiring editor of children’s books at Little, Brown and Simon & Schuster, who runs her own editorial services company. Don’t miss...
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10 Elementary Tips For Writers From Sherlock Holmes

10 Elementary Tips For Writers From Sherlock Holmes | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
SourceSince Sherlock Holmes first appeared in 1887, the four novels and 56 stories featuring him have never been out of print. He has become the most-played movie character in history, with 200...
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Hunter S. Thompson’s Ballsy & Hilarious Job Application Letter (1958)

Hunter S. Thompson’s Ballsy & Hilarious Job Application Letter (1958) | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
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In 1958, Hunter S. Thompson applied for a job with the Vancouver Sun. He was fresh out the Air Force and struggling to make a living in New York City, though from the tone of the letter you wouldn’t know it.
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In Defense of the Flibbertigibbet: The Questions That Made Me a Writer | WritersDigest.com

In Defense of the Flibbertigibbet: The Questions That Made Me a Writer | WritersDigest.com | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
Photo credit: David Lattimer BY MEGAN KRUSE I was eighteen when I met my friend Katie at a summer camp in Washington. I must have been doing some work then
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"When I teach classes on writing fiction or the novel, my first advice is to go out in the world and talk to people, to your friends or to strangers, to the people who will become the raw matter of your work."

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The Teardrop Explodes: how we made Reward

The Teardrop Explodes: how we made Reward | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
Julian Cope, singer: ‘I became the acid king – I would ride imaginary horses to the studio’
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Concerto

Concerto | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
  23 Feb 2015 5:15:31 GMT Good morning. Have a safe flight She flies out today, 9pm, from LA. Fuck. 9am from LA is 5am from here. I guess she gets t
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From The Ivy League To 'The X-Files': David Duchovny's Big Break

From The Ivy League To 'The X-Files': David Duchovny's Big Break | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
Before he became Fox Mulder, Duchovny was working on his Ph.D. in literature at Yale. He was going to be a poet — or maybe a novelist — or maybe a playwright ...
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The 3 Most Common Uses of Irony - The Oatmeal

The 3 Most Common Uses of Irony - The Oatmeal | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
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I would agree with his point at the end if most people actually had any clue as to what irony is. Most of them don't know what they are saying, they are just saying it because the word 'ironic' is now a catchall. 

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Muse in Wonderland | trustmuse

Muse in Wonderland | trustmuse | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
Las Vegas, Nevada. $99 one-way flight from Chicago Midway. Looking out the Allegiant Air flying vessel, I see nothing below. As we approach the 102 year old c
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Lost in Translation | trustmuse

Lost in Translation | trustmuse | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
  The sign illuminates the milky night with 300 hundred individual light bulbs streaking across my periphery letting me know I'm in a shitty chain Best
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