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Rob Smith
A common man trying to write the uncommon.
A common man trying to write the uncommon.
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Rob and Bill review the best DC Universe film yet. Bravo Gal Gadot and Patty Jenkins.
#WonderWoman #podcast #review

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You finally finished writing the last draft of your epic flying-bear jousting fantasy novel. It’s as polished a story as you can make it. The damn manuscript glows with promise. Now what do you do? You “Pitch” your baby that’s what! But Abysmal Brutes, that sounds like being a pushy salesman. I quit Sock World at the Outlet Mall so I didn’t have to sell bad knee highs to good people. Dear listener, no one will believe in your story until you connect them to your story. Bill and Rob highlight the aspects of a “Pitch” and how you can benefit from their failures to make that connection. I meant success. Yeah, our success not failures. Take a ride with The Abysmal Brutes as we explore the secrets of pitching your story.

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The Abysmal Brutes Book Club is our way of championing books that need a broader audience. This episode we shine the spotlight on two intriguing novels. Our first review is a speculative fiction novel we describe as a steampunk Bladerunner, “Izanami’s Choice” by Adam Heine. Our second review stars juggernaut protagonist Camaro Espinoza in “Walk Away” by Sam Hawken. Samurai versus robots! Punches in the throat! Now this is a book club.

http://www.samhawken.com/
http://www.adamheine.com/
Music: Matt Mitchell Project “Glad You’re Gone”


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Rocko Jerome drops the needle on his latest Ben Venice book with the Abysmal Brutes. He could have gone to Entertainment Tonight, Entertainment Weekly or the forthcoming Entertainment Monthly but we got the exclusive Rocko Jerome scoop first. The Season of the Scorpion delves deeper into the spy fiction you loved in the first Ben Venice book G.H.O.S.T. Agent. So if you dig smooth jazz, dangerous operatives and frosty femme fatales, pick up Ben Venice Book 2: The Season of the Scorpion today.

#spy #podcast #bookreview

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Staright Outta K'un L'un!! The Immortal Iron Fist versus The Abysmal Brutes. Chop sockey action and mayhem!!

#IronFist #podcasts

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When you can’t write. When you can’t create. What do you do? The Abysmal Brutes roll up their sleeves and go back to the lab --The Writing Lab. In these recurring episodes, Bill and Rob experiment with different writing exercises. Our first experiment is “Copy the Masters”. Basically you take an author you enjoy reading and write from their fictional work. The premise is you learn by following in their footsteps or inksteps. We chose three writers to emulate. Laird Barron, Sara Gran, Jor R. Lansdale, Jack Higgins, R.A.Salvatore. Rob wrote longhand using a Palomino Blackwing pencil and a Lamy Safari fountain pen. Bill wrote on his desktop computer while fumbling to keep the chosen book open with a Tums bottle. Find out the results of the Abysmal Brutes writing alchemy!
Please contact us at email@theabysmalbrutes.com

#podcasting #popculture #books

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The Abysmal Brutes rack up the Pop Culture creator losses of 2016, gird their fiction writing loins for 2017 then pimp the storytellers to look for in the New Year.
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