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Last update: 2013-06-29

Motorcycle Down Audiobook By Adam Scull

2013-06-29 :: Write On America
Length: 14s

Riding a motorcycle is a very zen-like experience. It is diametrically opposed to a car; there is no protection from the elements, there is no coziness from the interior that a car provides. There is just you, the motorcycle and the outdoors. …

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A Patchwork of Writing With Mary McGrath

2013-06-29 :: Write On America
Length: 17s

Mary McGrath is a freelance writer and photographer based in Los Angeles.  Her interests in writing date back to junior high school, when she began contributing to her school yearbook as a poet. Her first book of poetry, Trespassing Stoplights and Attitudes was published through Mudborn Press in Santa Barbara while she attended UCSB. Writing, photography and music have always been passions of hers, and after spending 25 years in the advertising field, Mary finally left corporate life to concentrate on her love of the arts. Beyond writing and photography, she collaborates as a jazz vocalist on several music websites, most notably, icompositions.com. …

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Ramblings of a One Eyed Garbageman With Jim Hart

2013-06-25 :: Write On America
Length: 15s

You like poetry? You understand poetry? You get poetry? If you don't, you will after listening to Jim Hart talk about the nuances and greatness of being a poet. Jim Hart is an internationally published poet was whose works have appeared in publications in United States, Canada, England, Scotland, Austria, India, Germany and New Zealand. Hart worked for the New York City Sanitation Department in positions including Deputy Director of Public Affairs, adn Director of Correspondence for sanitation police. Hart was born and raised in Brooklyn New York and currently lives there with his wife.…

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Wild Nights in the Big City With Adam Scull

2013-06-25 :: Write On America
Length: 16s

Buckle your seat belt and come along for the ride as Adam Scull, the creator of the Write On America podcast, revisits his 36 year career as a celebrity photographer during New York City's Studio 54 heyday of 1978.…

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Writing for Resumes With Melanie Denny

2013-06-21 :: Write On America
Length: 17s

Melanie Denny has partnered with numerous clients from a wide range of industries to create unique, compelling self-marketing documents and tools. With expert knowledge in résumé writing concepts, modern job searching tactics and effective keyword strategies, she has a passion for helping job seekers reach their long and short term career goals. Melanie graduated from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, minor in English and obtained an MBA with a concentration in Entrepreneurship. She is the author of The Job Seeker's Secret Guide to LinkedIn e-book and a contributing author of Gallery of Best Cover Letters 4th Edition.  She has spoken to groups large and small on resume writing tactics and self-marketing tools designed to capture hiring managers' attention, land interviews and gain employment in today's job market. She offers a wide variety of self-marketing services including résumés, cover letters, mini-résumé card designs, LinkedIn profiles, QR code integration, interview coaching, résumé workshop facilitation and more.…

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From Paramedic to Author With Jackie Patricks

2013-06-20 :: Write On America
Length: 18s

Jackie Patricks started writing fiction when she was 15, and like most aspiring writers, thought her work terrible, immature, cliched drivel. But she kept at it, even going to college for her creative writing degree before she understood how useless such degrees tend to be for real world applications. she also got used to the typical reject letters. Eventually, she needed annoying things like food, clothing and rent, so she got a real job and ended up finishing her degree in paramedicine. Since then, she's gained 19+ years of experience as a paramedic, and that's after joining the army which paid for her degree. Of course, becoming a medic and honing skills takes a lot of energy, so her writing got derailed for many years but never forgotten. Then a wonderful thing happened. she woke up one morning with the fire to write fiction again. Sure, she had written plenty of medical reports. she had been published online by writing medical articles and was paid to write for a crafts blog, but hadn't felt the particular desire to write fiction in nearly a decade.…

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Smooth Criminal With William Deane

2013-06-19 :: Write On America
Length: 20s

David Riley saw himself as the next Frank Sinatra. Leaving behind a childhood marred with epilepsy and dyslexia, he grew into a skinny adolescence coveting fame, money and world adulation. In his mind, he had to show his father that he was someone, but John Riley thought Dave a loser and favored his four older sons. After hawking his music around Miami radio stations, it turned out Dave didn’t have the talent to be a rock ‘n’ roll legend. His fragile ego dented, he teamed up with the Miami Mob and launched a criminal career which spanned half a century. …

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Another Quirky Audio Book with Adele Park

2013-06-17 :: Write On America
Length: 22s

When marijuana enthusiast Blue McKenna suffers and apocalyptic case of writer's block, reality TV seems like an easy way out. A conglomerate of kooky contestants invades the polygamist community of Navel, Utah, to compete in a reality show called Yikes! Participants include Steven Finch, a loveable stoner who develops a conspiracy theory involving a rock band called the Rectal Surgeons, and Randall Smoot, a member of the Gay Mafia. WHEN MARIJUANA AND REALITY TV COLLIDE . . . Yikes! Another Quirky Audio Book features a cast of 11 actors who portray the characters in funny, engaging narratives. Satire is used to explore sticky subjects like marijuana, polygamy and Gay Rights. …

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To Syllabus or Not to Syllabus with Adam Scull

2013-06-16 :: Write On America
Length: 28s

You think you know how to be a great radio guest? Listen in to this very informative episode, and learn how to better reach your fans and reader audience and make it grow. …

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The Longest Trail With Roni McFadden

2013-06-15 :: Write On America
Length: 18s

The Longest Trail carries readers through a spellbinding new work by Willits, CA author Roni McFadden. As a young teen, McFadden left behind the confusion and pain of her unhappy preteen years. She tells of how she went up ~ up onto horses, up the road to a man who could help her, and up the mountain, to where she could see clearly and breathe deeply. And, finally, up to another place where only some can go. As she travels "The Longest Trail", Roni evolves from a girl stumbling along treacherous and twisted paths to become a strong young woman who knows where she is going, how to get there, and understands she will have help along the way. Her route took her over "The Longest Trail", through life, until she arrived here, now. Having had the visions, seen the petroglyphs, felt the grinding stones, and carrying obsidian chips with her, McFadden knows the strength of the spirits of the ancients, knows their energy can be used by anyone who feels their vibrations. 

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The Wooden Chair With Rayne Golay

2013-06-14 :: Write On America
Length: 14s

Born in Helsinki, Finland., Rayne changed schools three times before high school. When she was very small, her mother used to read to her and helped her put letters together to form words. She read to Rayne  “A Thousand and One Nights.” When she was done reading, Rayne’s passion was born. From then on, she read everything with the printed word: matchboxes, newspapers, pamphlet and books, of course. When she was six years old, her father obtained a library card for her. It was one of the happiest days of her childhood. To this day, she reads at least three books a week…

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Fingerprints with Suzanne Casamento

2013-06-13 :: Write On America
Length: 15s

When her mother remarries and their house is invaded by her new stepbrother and stepsister, Savanna is extra grateful for her amazing boyfriend, David. But as his thoughtful ways become increasingly controlling, Savanna seeks help from her mom, only to find that she's too wrapped up in her new family to care. Left to deal with an abuser on her own, Savanna turns to her best friends, Jane and Tally, for help. What was supposed to be a fun summer for the three best friends turns into a series of twists to break free from a stalker.…

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The Long Life of Short Stories With Kimberly Mack

2013-06-12 :: Write On America
Length: 13s

Kimberly Mack chats with Write On America about the art of writing short stories, and gives a reading of her latest, "The Slow Burn".…

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What About the Boy? By Stephen Gallup

2013-06-10 :: Write On America
Length: 10s

Stephen Gallup grew up in North Carolina and Virginia. He studied at NC State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in the life sciences, and then at the University of Virginia, where he received a master’s in English. Since 1977, he has worked as a writer in various roles in technical communication in aerospace and wireless telecommunications, with projects ranging from proposals for satellite launches and feasibility studies of space missions, to user guides for trendy new cell phones. In the early years, he wrote occasional short fiction on the side, and features for newspapers. Steve’s life changed drastically with the birth of his son Joseph in 1985. Upon learning that there was a problem, he applied his energies to a pursuit of answers that he felt certain must exist. After a year of consulting with physicians to no effect, he located other resources. For the next four years, he and his wife Judy implemented an intensive two-pronged treatment campaign that resulted in dramatic improvements in Joseph’s condition. His memoir What About the Boy? shows what the family did, and what happened next. The book has twice won “Best Memoir” in the San Diego Book Awards competitions, once in the Unpublished category (2007) and again following publication in 2011. In 2013 the story was adapted to a screenplay, which is in preproduction. …

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The Lifespan of Jeremy Kareken

2013-06-07 :: Write On America
Length: 13s

Jeremy Kareken is a writer and actor living in New York. His plays have been performed in Dublin, New York, Melbourne, and at the Actors Theatre of Louisville. For the past 12 years, he has been the sole researcher for Bravo TV's Inside the Actors Studio. This year he began working in politics as a writer for a Presidential ticket, writing speeches and press for both the Presidential and Vice Presidential nominee. His next play, co-written with David Murrell, is based on the best-seller Lifespan of a Fact by author John D'Agata and fact-checker Jim Fingal.…

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Around the Town With Amy Penn

2013-05-30 :: Write On America
Length: 7s

Amy Penn is a native New York journalist. Following her mentor, renowned newspaper columnist Eugenia Sheppard’s legendary odyssey, Amy inherited Eugenia’s column in the New York Post. Amy’s Column “Around the Town,” brought to vivid life New York and international society. The column cultivated close to a million readers in New York and was a “must read” in the Palm Beach Daily News. Penn has contributed to Interview, Town & Country, Avenue, the Palm Beach Post, CNN and a myriad of polo publications. …

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Writing Beyond Categories By Eric Sonnenschein

2013-05-22 :: Write On America
Length: 15s

Throughout Eric’s perpetual vicissitudes there has been one constant: he has been a committed writer of novels, short fiction, essays, journalism, art criticism, poetry, screenplays, and teleplays. Eric’s prose has been published in The Village Voice, Newsday, Art News, The Albuquerque Journal, and Art Speak, while his poetry has been printed in Poetry Digest, The Literary Review, Factions, and the Star. Eric has written seven novels, a cycle of novellas, two collections of short fiction, several one-act plays, and many, many essays. He has performed excerpts from his fiction and various “radio essays” on the program, “Anything Goes!” WNYE-FM, a local PBS affiliate and has also read his poetry at many Barnes and Noble and Borders open mics. …

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Part 2-Beautiful Riddle: The Strange Case of Suzy Parker-Part 2

2013-05-17 :: Write On America
Length: 9s

Beautiful Riddle was written as, slowly, Pierre recounted to Bérénice the events of the ten years he had spent by Suzy’s side. "It was like pulling teeth," she says. "Getting Pitou to open his heart was a painful, if cathartic, experience. Having watched him as he spoke, I feel certain that this is the true story of what happened to them.... at least, to the extent of Robert Evan's definition of 'the truth.' Bob once said: 'There are three sides to every story: my side, your side and the truth. And no one is lying. Memories shared serve each one differently.' I thought of that as I wrote.…

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Part 1-Beautiful Riddle: The Strange Case of Suzy Parker-Part 1

2013-05-17 :: Write On America
Length: 8s

Beautiful Riddle was written as, slowly, Pierre recounted to Bérénice the events of the ten years he had spent by Suzy’s side. "It was like pulling teeth," she says. "Getting Pitou to open his heart was a painful, if cathartic, experience. Having watched him as he spoke, I feel certain that this is the true story of what happened to them.... at least, to the extent of Robert Evan's definition of 'the truth.' Bob once said: 'There are three sides to every story: my side, your side and the truth. And no one is lying. Memories shared serve each one differently.' I thought of that as I wrote.” …

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Write On America (mp3)

AMERICA. What a trip you are! Please post your own thoughts, lyrics, stories and musings. America, we rock! Make us laugh, ponder and explore, but most of all, Write On America...

Write On America (mp3)


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