#Ebooks I´ve read in Kindle Edition: BRIDGES: A Daphne White Novel by Maria Murnane

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BRIDGES: A Daphne White Novel by Maria Murnane

First of all, I must say that this was the first novel I read entirely in English, so it represented a challenge for me. I hope that someday they will publish the novels of Maria Murnane in Spanish.

In Bridges we will attend the reunion of three friends of the university era, distanced by time and space, in New York City, where every woman has a secret to tell, a fear to reveal and a hope to maintain.

Daphne White, the protagonist, is a writer who sent her newly written novel to some thirty publishing agencies, but unfortunately, the answer she expects is taking a long time to arrive. In the meantime, she will meet with her ex-college colleagues, Skylar and KC. In the process Daphne will discover that she must learn to look behind appearances, that also her precious friends can feel fear and pain, as much as she.

This story refers to the eternal search for love: the love of a couple, the love of a friend, the love of a mother, and even the love of themselves as women. Apart from the three friends, there are also other characters, such as Krissa, a super fun girl and Sloanne, the Ice Princess.

An interesting detail is that the novel is its title: Bridges (Puentes en español). And it is that in this story we will see the bridges that these female characters build between them and that strengthen their friendship in each moment they spend together. However, this goes further, because these bridges also make their way into the heart of these three Musketeers, helping them in some way to overcome their own fears and anxieties. Another consideration regarding the title, Bridges, is that if you remove the letter g, the word Bride remains. All women identify with this word because at some point in our lives we all are, we have been or want to be, like the characters in this story.

The reading was delicious, but without a doubt, the best was that pleasant taste that left me in its last pages. The outcome contains a special message Esperanza flavor. It makes you sigh and give a breath of fresh air, those that make you out small tears of contentment.

For all those writers aspiring to become authors – like Daphne White and me – this book is a must !!!

I will conclude this review saying that friendship is the main protagonist of this book and I suspect that it is also in the life of the author. I do not know Maria Murnane personally, we have only exchanged some friendly emails, but she has seemed a bright and warm person, who likes to maintain close contact with her readers!!!

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#5 Reasons Writing Is Important to the World

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Source: http://www.helpingwritersbecomeauthors.com/writing-is-important/

Why Am I Writing? What’s the Point?

Stories have always been my language. I told myself stories all through childhood. I read voraciously. I playacted constantly, pretending I was characters in my favorite books. My imagination spun webs of wonder and possibility all around me. Life was never just what it was. It was always more. It was always a portal to something bigger, something that mattered: a story.

I thought that’s what the world was. I thought that was how everyone saw the world.

Then, of course, I grew up. I became a writer, not so much because I wanted to do anything big and important, but because that something big and important was already a part of me. All that passion and wonder of storytelling was something that just flowed out of me. I couldn’t help but share it.

Except it seemed most people didn’t see stories the way I did. I’d close a book or come out of a movie, and the world would be shining because of the power I’d just experienced—the portal to immortality I’d just glimpsed. But others would just shrug. “Yeah, it was fun.”

Slowly, disillusionment crept in. I have always maintained, based on my own experiences as much as anything, that stories should be more than mere entertainment and escapism. That, indeed, they must be. Yet everywhere I looked, it seemed that’s all other people were getting out of their stories.

Is that all stories are? A soporific drug to numb our minds against the difficulties, confusion, and sometimes downright horror of our lives?

Is that what I’ve spent my life in pursuit of, as both a reader and a writer? Am I and a small handful of others the only ones who see stories as more and are affected by them on a soul-deep level?

Are Stories a Force for Evil?

Depressed yet? Let’s take it one step farther. Disillusioning as it may be to think of stories as a mere neutral force in the world, what if it’s worse than that? What if they’re actually a force for evil?

Anjelica Huston’s wicked stepmother has a line in Andy Tennant’s Cinderella retelling Ever After that always makes me snicker. She self-assuredly puts down her step-daughter with the pert declaration:

People read because they cannot think for themselves.

It’s obviously a ridiculous statement. Just the reverse is true.

Isn’t it?

No culture in history has ever been so saturated with stories as ours. Books, movies, television. Mass media connects us all and is undeniably used as a tool for propaganda. As writers, we are influenced by popular fiction in all its forms, even as it grows ever more violent, ever more gratuitous.

Sometimes I find myself asking, “Am I sharing my truths—or someone else’s?” Could it be that my stories and I are only contributing to society’s downward spiral. Am I helping at all? Or am I maybe even hurting?

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Te quiero a ti

quiero que seas feliz

que sonrías

que sepas que el mundo es bello

y bueno y maravilloso.

Te puedes quedar por aqui

un rato más.

Quiero que te expandas

que brilles como el sol

que bailes

y que celebres.

Lo estás haciendo bien.

Sigue así.

Te ayudaré siempre.

Estoy aqui para ti.

Todo lo que quieras

Todo lo que desees

es para ti

aqui y ahora

por siempre.

Te amo.

Tu inspiración

Tolo lo que necesitas

está dentro de ti.

Puedes hacerlo

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Isabella A. Campbell, 2016