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Newly Spinning Vol. 3

Newly Spinning Vol. 3 | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
This week is the long awaited return of the greatness that is James Murphy and LCD Soundsystem. That's really all you need to be listening to, but I've got a couple of other things to check out and one to avoid this week as well. So, here we go, onto American Dream. LPs to listen to…
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The Monkees, Yardbirds, Andy Williams, 5th Dimension Featured On “Songs of Harry Nilsson”

The Monkees, Yardbirds, Andy Williams, 5th Dimension Featured On “Songs of Harry Nilsson” | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
Randy Newman once observed of his friend Harry Nilsson, “The records Harry made, and the first records I made, it was like The Rolling Stones never existed.”  Indeed, before his fa…
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Let’s Make Films Together

Let’s Make Films Together | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
In an effort help turn more scripts into actual films you can watch I've setup a Patreon page. With this you can become a part of the creative process that goes into filmmaking from the concept of the story all the way through production to the premiere and beyond. I've set up a number of…
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Sofia Coppola Explains Why She Left Her Ambitious Take on ‘The Little Mermaid’

Sofia Coppola Explains Why She Left Her Ambitious Take on ‘The Little Mermaid’ | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
The filmmaker was previously attached to a new take on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, but left for a variety of reasons.
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Read part of the screenplay, ‘The Doughnut Admirer’ in honour of National Doughnut Day

Read part of the screenplay, ‘The Doughnut Admirer’ in honour of National Doughnut Day | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
In honour of National Doughnut Day I felt it only appropriate to share the first few pages from my screenplay, ‘The Doughnut Admirer’. The script is still in pre-production, but has alr…
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How we made Borderline - British Comedy Guide

How we made Borderline - British Comedy Guide | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
Chris Gau, the co-creator of Channel 5's Borderline, explains how improvisation was used in the creation of the sitcom.
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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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Newly Spinning Vol. 1

Newly Spinning Vol. 1 | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
Starting a new weekly post featuring new tunes you should check out and one to skip each week. If you have a request for a full review of something, drop it in the comments. LP to listen to this week DENT MAY - ACROSS THE MULTIVERSE Dent May's, 'Across the Multiverse', whilst not as good…
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A Look at the Bestseller: The Fault In Our Stars

A Look at the Bestseller: The Fault In Our Stars | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
It started as a YouTube craze for two brothers and propelled one onto the bestseller lists and now into the box office. The ride for John Green and his best selling YA novel The Fault In Our Stars is...

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On the Cusp: Person to Person Director Dustin Guy Defa on Turning a Short into a Feature, Directing Actors and the Question of Agents | Filmmaker Magazine

On the Cusp: Person to Person Director Dustin Guy Defa on Turning a Short into a Feature, Directing Actors and the Question of Agents | Filmmaker Magazine | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
Dustin Guy Defa is on the cusp of big changes. The filmmaker's second feature film, Person To Person, opens tomorrow. In it, Defa delicately interweaves
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When the Grip Is a Woman (and the Gaffer and the Camera Operator, Too)

When the Grip Is a Woman (and the Gaffer and the Camera Operator, Too) | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
A few film directors are trying to change a persistent gender imbalance behind the camera by hiring female-majority crews. The process hasn’t always been smooth.
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Why Remix 'Sgt. Pepper's'? Giles Martin, The Man Behind The Project, Explains

Why Remix 'Sgt. Pepper's'? Giles Martin, The Man Behind The Project, Explains | Writers's Road | Scoop.it
Why would anyone remix one of the most important and influential albums of all time? Giles Martin explains how and why he did it for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
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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.
Muse Seymour's insight:
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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