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John Ward

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I paint. I write. I enjoy meeting new people on Google+, participating in their conversations and learning what makes them special. Here are the topics about which I post most frequently: Writing, Dig

Occupation: Artist/Illustrator (JLWard Illustration)

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John Ward has been at 5 events

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David Wright831The EVENT IS NOW LIVE ON YOUTUBE.You can watch or comment here:http://youtu.be/hB8sVMPPv9kSean Platt and David Wright are doing a Hangout with readers to discuss Yesterday's Gone: Season Four on the night of its debut, Monday July 8, 2013. We'll also talk about the upcoming Z 2135, and anything else you want to talk about. COME BACK HERE ON MONDAY NIGHT 7PM EST FOR A LINK to the hangout. If you want to be part of the hangout, make sure you have a webcam, mic, and headphones. And of course, a Google Plus account.Hangouts are limited to a certain number of people (not sure how many) so it will be a first come first joined sort of basis. Anyone not in the hangout (or who can't join because they don't have a cam or mic or headphones) can still chat with us via the YouTube comments, which we will be monitoring.The hangout will be broadcast on YouTube and will be available to watch later (unless it really sucks or someone gets naked, in which case it won't be).Yesterday's Gone: Season Four Launch Party Hangout with the Authors2013-07-09 01:00:0011G+
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors163,264Welcome to the Books & Beer Hangout! This is a weekly video chat on topic related to something in or around the world of digital publishing… and we drink beer!This week +John Ward will join us to discuss some of the best new Google+ communities out there for authors. Google+ Communities are a way for people of similar interests to connect and collaborate within Google+. John is the founder of the Writer's Discussion Group, the largest writing focused Google+ Community to date, while Evo and Jeff are moderators for the Digital Publishing community.In 15 minutes, we'll discuss the best writing related communities out there, how to effectively get involved in engage with the people using them, and how to use them as a resource for education and network building.After that we open up the chat to everyone in what we call the "Hangover" at :15 after the hour to get your questions aswered live! Join us then to ask your questions directly, and by all means bring your own beer!To join you just need a webcam, a microphone, and speakers (or a headset). Follow us on Google+ at https://plus.google.com/u/0/105236277208554710444/posts and go to our page during this time to watch or join in!Books & Beer is co-produced and co-hosted by +Evo Terra and +Jeff Moriarty, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air.You can see past episodes and upcoming topics on our site at http://epublishunum.com/books-and-beer but it's always more fun live.Join us!Books and Beer: Google+ Communities for Authors2013-02-08 03:00:0016G+
Fringe Fans on G+6,550Fringe returns for its 5th and Final Season! If you plan to watch Episode 1: Transilience Thought Unifier Model-11 with the rest of us Fringies the night it airs, make sure to mark yourself "yes" as going and share this G+ event with a friend. Watch Season 4's Episode 19 "Letters of Transit" here: http://www.fox.com/fringe/full-episodes/14534589/letters-of-transitOn the Season Premiere Episode of #FRINGE ...The fifth and final season picks up from the ominous events of last season’s “Letters of Transit” episode, in which the year is 2036 and the overpowering Observers rule. The Fringe team – preserved in amber for 20 years - is now a rebel resistance team fighting for freedom. Peter, reunited with his now adult daughter, Etta, sets out to find out what happened to his wife and Etta’s mom – Olivia – as they start their mission to save the world from the Observers.Fringe [Season 5 Premiere] - Transilience Thought Unifier Model-112012-09-29 03:00:001104G+
Geek & Sundry1,618,534The Story Board Hangout!2012-09-05 05:00:0056G+
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors163,264On the next Books & Beer Hangout, @109952403888787261893 and @114714204358609742953  Nathan Lowell and Debora Geary defend their love of unconventional novel creation. Both have received criticism for writing books “where nothing happens”. That’s a rather unfair characterization, but you need to hear what they have to say on the topic.Watch the live show and then join in for the interactive Books & Beer Hangover at 6:30. Our guests -- and the two of us -- are happy to take your specific questions.The Books & Beer Hangout is co-produced and co-hosted by @109993735355691141353 & @108055773101814734204, publishing pioneers and craft beer enthusiasts. We Hangout every Thursday, at 6:00 pm PT/9:00 pm ET as a Google Hangout On Air. Join us!Books and Beer: Rules for Writers, and When You Can Break Them2012-08-31 03:00:0063G+

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Mike Dickinson23,9671. Add me to your circle.2. Plus one this circle.3. Share this circle.Let me know if you would like to be added to removed from this circle.2014-07-28 13:26:33488001CC G+
Peter Edenist31,0152014 Super Sci-FI Circle : No, the Sky is not Falling!!! Also the Gravity is not sucking you in... please +1 this post to support it or you may have to take a trip in Snowpiercer, no need to thank me. Please reshare if you think this is a worthwhile circle. If you have been notified, you are in the circle!All the people in this circle are linked to our community (see link further down). As usual, please tag and recommend anyone who you think should be in this circle. Live long and prosper!Sci-FI Community here: http://goo.gl/s1NVd  Science Fiction Pics: http://goo.gl/sOSPK5Mighty Shiny Browncoats : http://goo.gl/9osg1tDoctor Who : http://goo.gl/z3uWX3Ultimate Star Wars : http://goo.gl/Wu8bv6Ultimate Star Trek : http://goo.gl/JJPql9Science on G+ community here: http://goo.gl/46uFH #sciencefiction #sf #scifi  2014-07-24 12:58:0746211656139CC G+
Eli Just1,549Are you an avid reader or want to connect with avid readers? Share and add this awesome circle of BOOK LOVERS who read and support authors. Lots of great connections in here that I enjoy hearing from daily.To be added to this circle--please add it, +1 it, comment on and share it!  #reader #readers #readersrocks #readingisfun #readinglist #authors #authorsupport #avidreaders #readinglist #circle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles #sharedcircleoftheday #isupportauthors  2014-06-27 14:09:34390200CC G+
Charles Barouch5,184G|+|ost Town #1 Circle of Awesome!http://www.hdwpbooks.com/books/g+ost-town/2014-05-03 06:56:1143417CC G+
Ryan Johnson3,346My new some cool, fun & interesting people CirclePlease reshare it#circles           #circlescirclescircles           #circleshare         #circleshare2014-04-25 06:14:362357820CC G+
Shashi S6,305SOME GREAT PHILOSOPHER'S AT GOOGLE PLUS____________________________________________________This is some of the most interesting Philosopher's I found at Google Plus, selected over the years, following them will be one of the best thing you will do to make your timeline, interesting, informative and worthwhile. Join in and enjoy...If you are interested to join in, please leave a comment, and share Those of you who are notified are already in the circle...With this team, you will be able to find fresh content and original thoughts as well as increase your own visibility in the Google Plus. And the first step towards engaging is to join and share this circle... That way you will have some connect with the group here.To be added to the Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - share the circle 3 - add +1 to the post4 - Start something new and share within the world of google plusThe more you add and share, the more visibility you will have and more and more people will share your own circles and content...PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO INCLUDE YOUR SELF BEFORE YOU HIT THE SHARE BUTTON.__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #sharedcircles #Friday #sharingcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday #circlesunday   #share   #shared   #followers   #addcircles #publicsharedcircles   #share   #addpeople   #addcircle #addfriends   #circle   #empireavenue   #socialmedia     #influencers   #influencer   #influence   2014-04-21 08:26:26310114CC G+
Adam Black6,745The Doc Whobies/Fandom CircleBy popular Demand, my Circle Sharing Continues...This was Originally a #DoctorWho Fans Circle  with added Added #Browncoats and #ScienceFiction #Fandom  ( started out from Peter Edenist, but I  weeded it & doubled it )If you are tagged,  you are in it.This was my First Great GooglePlus Circle, and its filled with Interesting People that will give an all-over shot of awesome to your stream.Weblink for Mobile Users:https://plus.google.com/u/0/108177944448520252638/posts/bmyr4RtwQVfRecent SciFi Posts:Red Dwarf Is back :https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AdamBlack/posts/MhaycJuj3aHNew Mind-Blowing Ambient Film score to Metropolis( free Download. Trust me, You want this  )https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AdamBlack/posts/MsMJkKkyYJ4Other Upcoming Coming Circle Shares include:Cognitive/PhilosophyOfMind ( started from Peter Wells and Iv added lot of new relevant people )The Geekerati:You can recommend People to this one.  Authors, Scientists, Actors... They are famous or talented...PoliticalReform( started out with the AntiSopa movement and turned Hard Left at Romney, and more  center after #Justice4Aaron Aaron Swartz death  and Snowden.  If you are progressive you may love it, if Libertarian its probably  a mix Love/hate  )If you want to be added to those circles,  before I share them, let me know#GeekCulture   #CircleShare #DrWho   #scififans   #DoctorWhoCircle  2014-04-14 13:16:4124619016CC G+
Shashi S5,256CIRCLE OF WRITERS WHO ARE ENGAGING___________________________________________Circle of very Engaged Writers... which have been selected by me over a period of last few years... To be included in my shares of the writes #2 edition, please:1 - Do +1 the post2 - Comment the post3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)*5 - Write something ... bring out the writer hidden within... Improve your engagement, be socially cool !To keep yourself updated, add me in your circles... __Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday2014-03-29 16:12:064466412CC G+
Shashi S5,199GREAT WRITERS AT GOOGLE PLUS CIRCLES_____________________________________________Very interesting and engages writers at Google Plus. Add them to enliven your G+ network!  Please Share!To be added to the Circle you have to A) Be an aspiring or published writer, B) do these simple steps:1 - include me in your circles2 - Click add people and create your circle3 - share the circle (include yourself)4 - add +1 to the post__Shashiॐ नमः शिवायOm Namah Shivaya#circleoftheday    #circleshare     #circlesharing     #circlesharingforthepeopleplc     #sharedcircles     #sharedpubliccircles       #sharedcircleoftheday     #sharedcircleday     #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles     #publicsharedcircles       #sharedpublicircles       #circle   #circles     #circlemeup       #awesomepeople     #awesomecircle   #circleme     #sharedpoint     #sharewithyou     #ShareYourCircle   #womenscircles  2014-03-22 05:28:27447003CC G+
Cristian Teodoridis5,216Friday Photography Circle. Enjoy! :)2014-03-21 19:50:594123115CC G+
Katherine R27,461*A small circle of Author's who #engage This is a streamlined circle of #writers #authors  Those who take the time to engage with fellow scribes*(at my discretion) You can join this circle.If you want into this circle you must :-be an Author or Writer in some way, shape or form.-be willing to engage with fellow authors, their writing and posts - not simply be looking to push your novel, blog or WIP.-add this circle-share this circle publicly-leave a comment that you want to be added for the next share.You can find my writing blog herehttp://sci-fi-novel-otura.blogspot.com.au/for other circles created by me go to #katherinevucicevicsharedcircle #ladybeetlecircles or visit the author communityhttps://plus.google.com/communities/106931647874231576043and circle sharing communityhttps://plus.google.com/communities/1160519602461795544352014-03-04 00:03:092491354165CC G+
John Nuntiatio28,557#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #newcircle #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport #health   #entertainment  #news  2014-02-28 06:44:254368413CC G+
Dan Thompson2,147Here is my circle of writers.  My suggestion to you new G+ folks is to add the entire circle as its own circle, i.e. "Dan's Writing Circle".  Over time, move your favorites over into your own growing array of circles.In particular, though, I'd say pay attention to John Ward, Evo Terra, Nathan Lowell, Brook Johnson, and Jefferson Smith.2014-02-22 19:51:53249212CC G+
David Leonhardt10,773FRIDAY'S CIRCLE OF TOP G+ ENGAGERSIt's Friday!  And that means that once again I share my top engagers of the week, along with a few choice shares of the past seven daysThis circle is chock full of the very type of people you most want in your own circles - high engagers.  These are active people who comment and re-share.  I share them with you so that...1. You can click  "Add people" in the white box and save the circle to your circles to increase your own engagement on G+.2. You can share this circle to let other people know about these awesome engagers.  Pay it forward.3. These wonderful people know how much I appreciate my interactions with them over the past week.In case you missed them, here are my pick of the best things I shared this week:Secret way to beat writer's blockhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/112928640804164819202/posts/L97mSjxbhF9A beautiful voicehttps://plus.google.com/u/0/112928640804164819202/posts/PRtbneXAFdsCookie humorhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/112928640804164819202/posts/T5UnX5UiSQHWhat have you been learning?https://plus.google.com/u/0/112928640804164819202/posts/DjCjvs6r8is #engagement #engagers #circles #follow  2014-02-14 21:42:30527516CC G+
Arjen Bootsma158People that are active and provide interesting content... please share#Circle  #Circles  #Public  #PublicCircle  #CircleShare #CircleSharing  #SharePublicCircle  #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles  #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircleoftheday  #fullcircleshare  #addmetoyourcircles #awesomeness  #awesomepeople  #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles  #engagerglobe  #circleshare  #circlesharing  #sharedcircles  #sharingcircles #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  #circlesunday #share  #shared  #followers  #addcircles  #publicsharedcircles #share  #addpeople  #addcircle  #addfriends  #circle  #googleplustip2014-02-13 17:54:24433131116CC G+
Jack Longchamps13,931The HardCoreGlobe, Edited Director's Cut - a public shared circle !  This circle is re-edited irregularly, roughly once a week.     Everybody can take part - witty people with great content        get preferred just a wee bit. Please  1. Make sure my profile is in your circles  2. Reshare this post PUBLIC and/or to Extended Circles  3. Add the circle to your circles (if possible) and reshare, adding            yourself  4. Comment on this original post (to make sure you get                        included rather than pass unnoticed, I'll plus your comment)  5. Climb the Aconcagua, Mont Blanc or Everest (hint : Aconcagua        is easiest) and generally have fun ! You can postpone the                  mountaneering part for a few years, - I won't mind.Thanks !        This is a circle of people I added this last month, and of Hard Core users who are part of the G+ inventory like myself.When you add this circle to your circles, many of it's members will add you back . When you re-share this circle, the person who created this circle will add you to this updated circle next time this circle gets updated - there may be an error, in that case drop us a private line !This circle contains a nice group of creative people who shared and commented on my posts, who share awesome original content, and people that make the Google Plus community more colorful, funny and human. People without prejudice, and some with prejudice - who cares.Many new people and many very reliable ones I have been interacting with over more than half a year. People from all walks of life, from all over the globe - geeks, writers, humorous people, a few pages with supportive and interesting streams. ]Please reshare to grow and support it, and to grow and support your own circles and content !#Circle  #Circles  #Public  #PublicCircle  #CircleShare #CircleSharing  #SharePublicCircle  #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles  #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircleoftheday  #fullcircleshare  #addmetoyourcircles #awesomeness  #awesomepeople  #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles  #engagerglobe 2014-02-13 16:48:144347419CC G+
Jack Longchamps13,931The HardCoreGlobe, Edited Director's Cut - a public shared circle !  This circle is re-edited irregularly, roughly once a week.     Everybody can take part - witty people with great content        get preferred just a wee bit. Please  1. Make sure my profile is in your circles  2. Reshare this post PUBLIC and/or to Extended Circles  3. Add the circle to your circles (if possible) and reshare, adding            yourself  4. Comment on this original post (to make sure you get                        included rather than pass unnoticed, I'll plus your comment)  5. Climb the Aconcagua, Mont Blanc or Everest (hint : Aconcagua        is easiest) and generally have fun ! You can postpone the                  mountaneering part for a few years, - I won't mind.Thanks !        This is a circle of people I added this last month, and of Hard Core users who are part of the G+ inventory like myself.When you add this circle to your circles, many of it's members will add you back . When you re-share this circle, the person who created this circle will add you to this updated circle next time this circle gets updated - there may be an error, in that case drop us a private line !This circle contains a nice group of creative people who shared and commented on my posts, who share awesome original content, and people that make the Google Plus community more colorful, funny and human. People without prejudice, and some with prejudice - who cares.Many new people and many very reliable ones I have been interacting with over more than half a year. People from all walks of life, from all over the globe - geeks, writers, humorous people, a few pages with supportive and interesting streams. ]Please reshare to grow and support it, and to grow and support your own circles and content !#Circle  #Circles  #Public  #PublicCircle  #CircleShare #CircleSharing  #SharePublicCircle  #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles  #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircleoftheday  #fullcircleshare  #addmetoyourcircles #awesomeness  #awesomepeople  #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles  #engagerglo2014-02-13 16:07:0843431011CC G+
Jack Longchamps13,683The HardCoreGlobe - a public shared circle Please  1. Make sure my profile is in your circles  2. Reshare this post PUBLIC and/or to Extended Circles  3. Add the circle to your circles (if possible) and reshare, adding            yourself  4. Comment on this original post (to make sure you get                        included rather than pass unnoticed, I'll plus your comment)  5. Climb the Aconcagua, Mont Blanc or Everest (hint : Aconcagua        is easiest) and generally have fun ! You can postpone the                  mountaneering part for a few years, - I won't mind.Thanks !        This is a circle of people I added this last month, and of Hard Core users who are part of the G+ inventory like myself.When you add this circle to your circles, many of it's members will add you back . When you re-share this circle, the person that created this circle will add you to this updated circle next time this circle gets updated.This circle contains a nice group of creative people who shared and commented on my posts, who share awesome original content, and people that make the Google Plus community more colorful, funny and human. People without prejudice, and some with prejudice - who cares.Many new people and many very reliable ones I have been interacting with over more than half a year. People from all walks of life, from all over the globe - geeks, writers, humorous people, a few pages with supportive and interesting streams. ]Please reshare to grow and support it, and to grow and support your own circles and content !#Circle #Circles #Public #PublicCircle #CircleShare #CircleSharing #SharePublicCircle #circleoftheday #publicsharedcircles #publiccirclesproject #sharedcircleoftheday #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #awesomeness #awesomepeople #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles #engagerglobe  #circleshare #circlesharing 2014-02-06 17:14:2741931318CC G+
Сергей Данишевский16,641Мой любимый кружок на Google+Рекомендую всем! #круги   #круг   #circleshare   #circles   #circlesharing  2014-01-26 15:08:353306215CC G+
Artur Mashnich44,824Circle of the Most Active Users of Google+A Very Social CircleКруг наиболее активных пользователей Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.#Forfriends  2014-01-17 02:01:13468522384CC G+
Hung cuavan607Get in More CirclesWhen You reshare with a circle, you should also explain the benefits of participating in shared circles. Explain the BenefitsExplain that when they add the circle many people in the circle will add them back. Also,Explain that if they re-share your post that the circle creator may add them to their future shared circles. If you do these two simple things you will increase your re-share rate. You’ll get in more circles and you’ll improve your own statistics.2014-01-15 09:38:5450020837CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky62,004Good morning / evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг / This social circle #EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2014-01-15 08:27:365006234111CC G+
Artur M.32,760A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.2013-12-30 08:49:25500562980CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky73,830This is a Social Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Это социальный круг общения интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2013-12-30 08:46:10491562594CC G+
Andrew Wisniewski37,529Good morning/evening to all.You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle  #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother 2013-12-23 04:21:38497533082CC G+
Artur Mashnich41,333A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.If you shared this circle yesterday, you are in it today. If you share today, you'll be in tomorrow.2013-12-23 03:18:18469512876CC G+
Sam Sager3,743Science-Fiction and Fantasy Writers CircleIt's been a very long time since I've shared this circle. It is long over due. This is a great group of writers to follow. They range from the very well known to the aspiring, but all are worth following. I learn something new and am very entertained by these people everyday.If you or someone you know is a science-fiction or fantasy writer and would like to be a part of this circle please let me know.2013-12-22 01:05:22308413CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky58,928Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Круг интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2013-12-19 12:54:18499552679CC G+
Artur M.31,014A Very Social CircleКруг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+circle of people, with active life position in Google+Если вы поделились этим кругом вчера, вы находитесь в нем сегодня. Если вы разделяете его с друзьями сегодня, вы будете в нем и завтра.2013-12-14 05:10:20500534286CC G+
Vladimir Samsonov23,304Good morning/evening to all. You'll love this circle. Photographers, artists and other interesting people!Вам понравится этот круг, добавьте его себе. Фотографы, художники и другие интересные люди!Это социальный круг This is a Social Circle#ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-12-06 16:35:11468684286CC G+
CK Wylde1,228A Circle Share Of Crazy People - Also Known As WritersI've not really shared circles before but every time +Brian Buckley does it I end up with fantastic new people in my feed.  So I thought I would share my writer's circle with you all. In it you will find  a bunch of G+ Writers and people who have to do with writers (publishers for instance).  WarningI tried this a little earlier and had a couple of people say they couldn't see the people in the circle. If you can't please let me know, I'm trying to figure out why that might be happening. Also, if you happen to know why that happens I am all ears.If you want to be included in this circle, also plese let me know.  #writers   #circleshare   #circles  2013-11-18 20:32:284401519CC G+
Mikhail Petrovsky68,747Circle of interesting people with an active lifestyle in Google+Круг интересных людей с активной жизненной позицией в Google+#EarthMyMother #ForFriends #photo2013-11-17 07:24:474917740101CC G+
Ilaria Zanchetta1,388HAPPY #SATURDAY   my dear #googleplusfriends ! It's time to #share my new amazing #circle ! Share, add, include yourself and #enjoy !!!!!! ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥This is my #sharedcircle  of #activepeople , #friends  and #topengagers : all in a group of interesting people who share unique and original content. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥What are you waiting to add them to your circles? :) To be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to: 1) Do +1 t the post 2) Comment the post and specify your "category" (ex: fashion, photography, seo, social media marketing) 3) Include the circle among your circles 4) Share the circle (include yourself) 5) Smile to life, sun in sunshine. :))))))♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥Special thanks my dear #friends   and #followers : +Silvio De Rossi +Raffaele Romeo Arena  +Tancredi Matranga +Valentina Biffi +Riccardo Mantica +Paolo Cola +Luca Talotta    +Martina Pelucchi    +Paolo Sperati +Viktor Mulin +Alessandro Folghera2013-11-16 11:52:10439461643CC G+
Vladimir Samsonov20,920Circle of people with active life position in Google+       Круг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+  #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-11-16 08:30:35435543076CC G+
Brittany Constable3,838You know, I haven't seen any NaNoWriMo shared circles going around yet.  Perhaps communities have made them a little redundant, but this is still one of my favorite things about the Plus, so I'm sharing away.The people in this circle have all either mentioned NaNoWriMo in posts or comments, or are in the NaNoWriMo 2013 community.  Please let me know if you:- are not in this circle and should be (this is the one time of year I'll circle anyone and everyone as long as they're doing NaNo)- are in the circle and shouldn't be- are doing NaNo, but would not like to be included in shared circlesA note about adding large circlesIn the past, I've added WriMos to both the NaNo circle and the general writers circle.  This has proven a mistake, since a lot of people who pipe up enthusiastically during November later disappear off G+, or just don't prove a good fit for my stream, and it leaves me spending a lot of time doing circle maintenance.So what I'm doing this year, and what I'd recommend others do as well, is add new people only to this circle (if they're not already in other circles) and keep the volume turned all the way down.  Then you can go to the separate stream and check people out, adding only the people you want to keep around to other circles. In a couple of months you can empty out the NaNo circle and clear out all the people who didn't make the cut.2013-10-23 17:06:17401404CC G+
Scott Buehler44,873A few weeks back, I completely wiped out my circle group collections and decided to fully rebuild them with people that are relevant to me. These are people on Google Plus who go the extra mile, who share relentlessly, who help me in my businesses, and overall, people who expand Google Plus with helpful videos, posts, guides, and generally my favorite group I follow and read when I get a chance.These people are why I love Google Plus, and although I have a presence in other social networks, these people, right here, are the reason why Google Plus is my favorite network where I spend most of my free time.THANK YOU TO YOU ALL for your day in, day out contributing to Google Plus. These guys and gals are in my "Important Stream" group with "Show in my home stream" preferences set to "More."2013-10-23 16:41:3911810478110CC G+
Katherine R13,796A Circle of Creative Author'sThis Circle contains a wide variety of personalities and genre's from the literary world, for your adding and reading pleasure!To be includedplus this postshare this post publiclyadd this circlecomment you would like to be included for the next shareFor more circles created by me, click the hashtag #KatherineVucicevicSharedCircle To meet other author's and participate in a wonderful community,join in athttps://plus.google.com/communities/106931647874231576043?hl=en&partnerid=gplp0 #circleshare #circlesharing #circleshared #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedpublicircles #author #authors #authorshelpingauthors #authorsrule #amwriting #amwritingfiction #amwritingfantasy  2013-09-03 07:03:58455954081CC G+
Peter Edenist23,865The Super SciFi Circle - Weekend Special!!!!!!!!!!!!!                                                 Resharing the main Science Fiction circle. I am notifying select people who are in the circle separately.  This is the TOP SF Circle - for people who want in, please comment in the specific circle in the links enclosed. All my circles which are reshared are listed here. These are public circles and form part of the Public Circles Database:) Please Reshare to share the love and to support SF!!!!!! =========================Our linked communities:Sci-FI Community here: http://goo.gl/s1NVd  Science on G+ community here: http://goo.gl/46uFH=========================I have taken the liberty of adding some people interested in Science fiction. If you want to leave, please let me know with a comment. If I have missed anyone, my apologies, please comment and let me know.=========================Hastag zoo:#scifi  #scififans   #scifichat   #scifiwatcher   #scififriday   #sciencefiction  #sciencefictiontelevision   #sciencefictionandfantasy   #sciencefictionmovies  #hardscifi   #fantasy   #worthsharing   #robotics   #drwho   #whovians  #publiccircles   #publiccirclesproject   #publicsharedcircles   #public  #circlesharing   #circle   #circles   #circleshare   #circleoftheday   #topcircles  #reshare   #reshared   2013-08-14 16:20:334968210387CC G+
Raffaele Romeo Arena726Have a nice #sunday  in my #circle   #sharedcircles  #socialmediaIncrease your #popularity and your #friends in the #summer2013    #sundaysharedcircle  #topsharedcircle   #circleoftheday   #sharedcircle#trustinme  #circlesharing   #circleshare        #circles        #circleoftheday   #sharedpubliccircles    #sharedcircles    #share  #vipsnowballcircle#sharedcircleoftheday        #sharewithyou        #circlefriday   #circlethursday  #followme    #followers #followback #circle #googleplus    #coolpeople  #circleshare #sharedcircles    #sharedcircle  #sharedcircles       #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare    #circlesharing     #fullcircleshare#circlesunday    #s2013-08-11 14:15:55411333CC G+
Comic Book Page0A circle of artists who have participated in the CBC Artists' Alley Tippy the Turtle art jam! Add them to your circles and fill your stream up with awesome art!Join CBC Artists' Alley>> https://plus.google.com/communities/117897611016027670779#SharedCircle #Comics2013-07-19 14:29:1012001CC G+
Matilde Mar342Awesome plussers I just added from #SharedCircles . No blue heads, no spammers, just great people that will add a lot of fun and interesting content to your stream :)2013-07-19 14:02:382601109CC G+
New Online Dramas4,1972013-07-18 08:17:4049814618CC G+
Jake Kern24,894The Silver DonutBeen wanting to do a circle share for a while, but I just haven't wanted to put in the work to get a group of 100 for another #GoldenDonut. Instead, I grabbed the top 500 from my Google relevancy algorithm. Then I removed a couple people who don't like being in circle shares & some pages so I could stretch the 500 a bit. (For instance, both +Melissa Bagley & +Melissa Ann Bagley Photography would be in the circle--in the top 25, actually--but I just included Melissa's personal profile even though you should circle both.)Many amazing people in here. Thank you for making this corner of the Internet worthwhile.Peace. #SilverDonut  2013-07-13 22:19:3849915024134CC G+
Katherine V8,090A Brand New Hand Picked Circle or Authors!This circle is very special to me, containing some wonderful writers and top engagers. If You are an author looking to connect, this is the circle for you. If you are new to writing and want to pick the brains of some exciting literary types, add and engage now!If you're in...Re-share and connect :):)Authors I regularly engage with in this circle include:+A Long+Glendon Perkins+Myron Dansby+Adrianna Joleigh+Scott Buehler+Daniel Mihai Popescu+Dirk Reul+Author's Thought+Robert O'Connor+Roland Taylor+Richi Jennings+Kimberly Chapman+Wendy Jones+Ann Smyth+Simon Parker+C. J. Brightley+andi rivarola+Jasveena Prabha2013-07-12 04:17:03458271528CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu5,437Engagers 4Recently created, it's a heavy circle :)Add it and share it!I think that in time it'll thin itself, I like to keep my circles in control and usually less than 400, to be easier to add :).If notified, you're in. I'm sorry to disturb you with such a trivial thing!2013-06-25 15:42:08470291828CC G+
Daniel Mihai Popescu5,250Fresh Engagers 4! It's Sunday and I made another circle combination :). This one is pretty heavy, so if you like a heavy stream, you're welcome to add it, share it and re-share it!Thank you very much, my dear friends and future friends :)2013-06-23 18:41:16471231826CC G+
Katherine V6,692Super Sunday Circle ShareEngaging Plussers as Voted by YOU!!Everyone in this great NEW circle has been NOMINATED as someone you should get to know!!If you are notified you're in!Thanks again to everyone who nominated.For more circles from me, click the hashtag #katherinevucicevicsharedcircle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #circlesunday #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #awesomepeople #awesomesauce #awesomecircle #engagers #engagement  2013-06-23 09:35:06497772842CC G+
Raymond Duke2,369I only use one circle for people I add on G+. This is it. Unfortunately, due to G+'s shortcomings, only 500 people are allowed. Maybe one day they will open it up to more, like Twitter did recently with shared lists. Why do I use just one circle?Because I treat everyone the same. If you are on the internet, it doesn't matter what you do. We are all equal on the web. Our conversations and interactions will determine the context of our relationship, not how I categorize you. 2013-06-20 16:03:47500315CC G+
Katherine V5,626*´¨)¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)(¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Dynamic Authors Circle *´¨)¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨)(¸.•´ (¸.•` this circle contains a brilliant group of authors across all genres Add this to connect with top engagers in the literary world!If YOU want to be included in this circle, here are the RULESADD this circle (I can't include you if you don't)PLUS this postSHARE this circle publiclyCOMMENT that you want to be added for the next sharefor more of my shared circles click the hash tag #katherinevucicevicsharedcircle #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #author #authorshelpingauthors #authorsupport #writer #writers #writersneedreaders #readers #readershare  2013-06-08 06:26:14421151214CC G+
Lacerant Plainer46,953Want a better G+ experience? ..... Here is how.... add this circle!My VIP circle of top engagers melded with the circle of people who are my friends, supporters and essentially those who make what G+ is for me.Wonderfully supportive of my writing, posting and most of them are now close friends. When I started out, it was all about engagement, I did not expect so many friends! (I may have missed some people here due to oversight, please just comment and I will rectify it. No sleight is intended).Thank you all for being who you are and for the wonderful time on Googleplus!! Share if you like the circle :) #sharingcircle #vip #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharingiscaring #awesomepeople #awesomesauce #topcircles #circle #circleshare #suggesteduserlist  2013-06-02 05:48:1239026268139CC G+

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2014-06-22 01:43:52 (103 comments, 26 reshares, 74 +1s)

How Old is Humanity?

This is my favorite kind of article. He has some facts, some credible but unsubstantiated claims and some really, really wild speculation. This is marketing or evangelism or fiction writing done right... or, maybe it's fact based reporting and the rest of the world hasn't caught up with the truth yet.

His contention is that humanity (as in homo sapiens) is hundreds of millions of years old. The crux of his argument is based on Ooparts or Out of Place Artifacts.

In the article, these Ooparts are described this way:

Out of place artifacts (Ooparts) are so named because conventional scientific wisdom states that these artifacts shouldn't exist based upon currently accepted beliefs regarding our origins and history. These discoveries are “out of place” in the orthodox timeline of human history.

Here'san ... more »

Most reshares: 65

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2014-04-28 23:36:58 (55 comments, 65 reshares, 58 +1s)

Saturday Scenes

One of thing I love about Google+ is the themed days defined and united by their varied hashtags. Whether it's #caturday or any of the trending topics that pop up from time to time, these days help unite this platform in a special way.

Recently, I was thinking that writers don't really have a shared hashtag that we all use. I'd like to change that. 

I hope you'll help.

Starting this Saturday, May 3rd, writers from all over Google+ will be sharing their work under the shared hashtag #SaturdayScenes . 

If you are a writer, I hope that you will join us. You can create something brand new or use something that has already been written. It doesn't matter if it's been published or hidden in a drawer. This Saturday is devoted to sharing your work with the world.

If you are ar... more »

Most plusones: 110

2014-06-26 18:04:45 (26 comments, 0 reshares, 110 +1s)

Today, I've been married for 16 years. Wouldn't change a thing.

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2014-07-26 21:38:07 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 38 +1s)

The first time I heard about Kindle Unlimited I thought they were talking about my To Be Read Pile... because it is seemingly unlimited.

2014-07-26 18:58:43 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)

I have a Google Nexus 4 phone. It has a feature that allows you to have the phone listen for music and it will return the name of the song and the artist. Kind of a neat feature.

The reason that this was remarkable to me on a personal level though is that it really showed me that my phone has much better hearing than me. 

I'm getting old. 

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2014-07-24 07:16:19 (11 comments, 2 reshares, 45 +1s)

20,000 Members-- Almost

We're one person short of 20,000 members in the community that I started on December 6th, 2012. I can't believe that we've had that many people join and stick with us for that long.

I hope that our 20,000th member will speak up and let us know who they are.

If you haven't joined WDG (it's how we refer to the Writer's Discussion Group), you can do so by clicking on this link and clicking the Join Community button.

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/106134988944938026164

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2014-07-23 05:31:58 (15 comments, 0 reshares, 14 +1s)

Kindle Unlimited

Do you think the addition of support for iPads and the Android platform is a response to waning interest in Kindle hardware or am I reading too much into the change?

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2014-07-22 19:23:30 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 50 +1s)

My first hangout in real life with +Andy Goldman

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2014-07-17 04:05:50 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 66 +1s)

Maybe downloading the old Twilight Zone episode Nightmare at 20, 000 Feet for my daughters to watch on the flight was a bad idea.

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2014-07-14 20:39:27 (20 comments, 5 reshares, 21 +1s)

So, the Server Crashed... and Crashed Hard

If you were one of the authors who listed your books on +CJ Lyons Digital Book Day website, please feel free to post links to your free book as a comment here.

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2014-07-14 16:19:20 (13 comments, 27 reshares, 36 +1s)

Over 400 Books Free Today Only

Many different genres are represented. Check out the site to see if any of the books interest you. Here's the link:

http://www.digitalbookday.com/

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2014-07-11 16:30:54 (12 comments, 8 reshares, 59 +1s)

What a Brilliant Use of Twitter

You can follow The Worst Muse here: https://twitter.com/worstmuse

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2014-07-07 12:51:41 (23 comments, 11 reshares, 25 +1s)

Digital Book Day

NY Times Best-Selling Author +CJ Lyons is putting together a day to help promote independent authors and to thank readers. She has set up a website that will serve as a catalog for books that will be free on July 14th. Free books can sometimes serve as an entry point whereby new readers can discover your work.

This is open to anyone who is able to control the pricing of their book on the 14th to make it free. Just fill out the submission form on the website:

http://www.digitalbookday.com/

Here's what CJ has to say about the event.

If you’re as sick of hearing about the industry woes as I am, then here’s a chance to celebrate our readers (and maybe get some new ones!)

I’m declaring Monday, July 14th Digital Book Day!

If you have a free book you want to include, check it out:
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2014-07-01 16:30:10 (20 comments, 2 reshares, 29 +1s)

WRITERS: Consider adding these people to your circles.

I'd like to introduce you to +Kim Nugent and +Starr Waddell. Both of these ladies are copy editors who come recommended by +Karen Conlin.

What higher praise can anyone possibly receive than to have Karen recommend them?

2014-06-26 18:04:45 (26 comments, 0 reshares, 110 +1s)

Today, I've been married for 16 years. Wouldn't change a thing.

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2014-06-24 23:23:52 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)

Copy Editing Matters

"After nearly three days of transit, Gamson just barely made it to the conference, but his vacation was ruined: He's out the more than 375,000 frequent-flier miles he had used to book his first-class tickets, and he said the airline was less than helpful.

British Airways offered him and his partner $376 each and 50,000 miles, Gamson said. But he figured the pre-booked hotels, trains and other tours they had planned cost upward of $34,000. So he sued the airline, and he's representing himself."

All because of a typo.

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2014-06-24 00:18:09 (15 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

Two and a half minutes of horror.

This is scary.

Found via +Garrett Robinson on that other social network.

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2014-06-23 23:57:35 (16 comments, 3 reshares, 10 +1s)

Marion Zimmer Bradley and Child Rape/Abuse

Jim C. Hines has collected several articles that document Marion Zimmer Bradley's efforts to cover up her husbands pedophilia and the abuse of her own daughter. 

This is horrible.

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2014-06-23 22:30:19 (32 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Sometimes... the crazy it's too much. 

These allegations are preposterous. The article says that members of the royal family, from several different European countries, are holding hunting parties where they hunt down young children to rape them and then sacrifice them to Satan.

Here's some quotes from the article:

"Teens were drugged, stripped naked, raped, hunted down in the woods and killed by European royals according to this week’s latest eyewitness to testify before the International Common Law Court of Justice in Brussels. The woman was the fourth eyewitness to give accounts about these human hunting parties of the global elite Ninth Circle Satanic Child Sacrifice Cult network. A former member of the Netherlands criminal drug syndicate known as Octopus testified that victims were obtained for these human hunting parties from juvenile detentionce... more »

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2014-06-23 19:21:26 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)

Neat to See This

During the early 90's, I used to read +Holly Lisle's Forward Motion website and participate in her writing community on a regular basis. It was neat to see her add me on G+.

If you're a writer, you should consider adding her to your circles.

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2014-06-22 01:43:52 (103 comments, 26 reshares, 74 +1s)

How Old is Humanity?

This is my favorite kind of article. He has some facts, some credible but unsubstantiated claims and some really, really wild speculation. This is marketing or evangelism or fiction writing done right... or, maybe it's fact based reporting and the rest of the world hasn't caught up with the truth yet.

His contention is that humanity (as in homo sapiens) is hundreds of millions of years old. The crux of his argument is based on Ooparts or Out of Place Artifacts.

In the article, these Ooparts are described this way:

Out of place artifacts (Ooparts) are so named because conventional scientific wisdom states that these artifacts shouldn't exist based upon currently accepted beliefs regarding our origins and history. These discoveries are “out of place” in the orthodox timeline of human history.

Here'san ... more »

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2014-06-21 23:39:31 (20 comments, 13 reshares, 108 +1s)

Remember that game where you hit the balloon and can't let it touch the floor? My daughters were playing that. At first, they were keeping score with one another, but that was causing too much strife. So, I suggested a rule change.

I recommended that they think of the balloon as a bomb. If it touched the floor, it would explode.

The youngest one asked, "And then we would all be dead?"

"No," I said, "it's not that kind of bomb. This is a BEDTIME Bomb. If it touches the ground, you have to go to bed."

At first, they didn't want to play, but then, I explained that they could stay up for as long as they kept it in the air.

You HAVE NEVER SEEN such fierce and dedicated play. It was hilarious. They immediately stopped competing against one another and started working together as a team.

They went to... more »

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2014-06-21 14:40:33 (8 comments, 2 reshares, 11 +1s)

Great Article about West Virginia's Towns

As a child, I remember visiting Drunkard's Roost, West Virginia which was right up the road from Squat 'N Dodge, West Virginia.

It's probably pretty obvious how the name for Drunkard's Roost came about, but Squat 'N Dodge is a little less so. That area was named because of the shootouts that moonshiners had with revenuers.

The revenuers would scour the area looking for stills and the moonshiners would shoot at them to discourage the investigation. This caused the revenuers to squat and dodge. The name stuck.

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2014-06-17 00:08:47 (3 comments, 2 reshares, 10 +1s)

Fans of America's Pastime have been making the pilgrimage to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York for 75 years.  Starting today, you can visit virtually from anywhere in the world. Find favorite legends in the Plaque Gallery on Street View, and explore two galleries of high-resolution photos from the Majors and beyond. http://goo.gl/q0Cj4h

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2014-06-14 05:39:27 (30 comments, 1 reshares, 28 +1s)

Introducing a New Character

This is my contribution to this week's #SaturdayScenes . This story is set in the same world as my last post for Saturday Scenes. You can read that entry here:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JohnWard/posts/EBvWvotFPii

This week, I'm introducing the character of Eric. I'm hoping to convey his attitude and personality through the few paragraphs listed below. I hope you'll let me know what you think. Thanks.

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"Lemme help," Eric said. "What do you need?"

"We're making a travois. Not a good idea to touch these bodies after they've been in the water for a while. At least, don't touch them anymore than you have to. The dead can carry disease. So, we make the palette, get her on it, and carry the body off to the holding... more »

2014-06-13 20:28:02 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 13 +1s)

Saturday Scenes and a New Community

The Saturday Scenes hashtag is a little over a month old. During that time, we've been listed in the What's Hot, we've made the trending lists several times and hundreds and hundreds (we may be up to a thousand now) of stories have been shared.

Although, we have hundreds of writers who participate each week, there hasn't been a really great way to talk to one another. I'd like to change that so I've started a new community. If you are interested in the Saturday Scenes movement, I hope you will join us.

This is a private community. So, you have to ask to join, but everyone who asks will be accepted. If you'd like to ask, simply click on the "View Community" button below, and then on the "Ask to Join" button on the community's page.

I look forward to seeing... more »

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2014-06-13 16:33:31 (14 comments, 6 reshares, 35 +1s)

Don't forget, if you've been waiting for book 2 to be free like book 1, all day tomorrow and Saturday, Law of the Wolf, book 2 of the critically-acclaimed OUTLAW KING series will be free. As in, $0.00.

http://amzn.com/B00BJCLMFU
http://amzn.com/B00HHTF23W

Grab 900 pages of dimension-hopping, gunslinging, balls-tripping adventure tomorrow, #Fridaythe13th , completely #free  on #Kindle . Makes a great #FathersDay  gift!

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2014-06-08 02:26:20 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)

OMG OMG OMG

Something happened.

Amazon must have done a recommendation or something.

Because THIS: 285 people bought DERELICT this morning.

HOLY SHIT.

The ranking just shot up like crazy.

I can't breathe. OMG.

I know this is a crazy ride, and like a rollercoaster, it won't last forever. But DAMN. Thank you. Thank you so much for believing in this story!!!

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2014-06-05 22:04:54 (45 comments, 4 reshares, 38 +1s)

Stephen King Playing to his Strengths

+Andy Goldman +S. A. Hunt +Karen Woodward you folks should read this book. Although the book contains paranormal elements, this is not a horror story. It's a murder mystery. 

This book is a good example of everything King does very well. Great characters. He even nails the ending in this one. It's a good read.

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2014-06-02 04:53:53 (35 comments, 1 reshares, 21 +1s)

Time to Play Let's Bug a Copy Editor

+Karen Conlin Is this sign correct? If so, why?

S'mores is plural so it seems that it should say "S'mores are back." However, you could say that it's referring to a flavor of Blizzard. Since Blizzards are sold in units of one, the use of the "is" would be correct.

Which one is right?

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2014-06-01 02:05:41 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)

Snowden Interview

If you missed this interview, it really is worth watching. 

2014-06-01 00:18:52 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)

Well, I went and gone done it. . .

DERELICT is live on Kindle, B&N, iTunes (still preorder, hrumph) and createspace. Amazon for the print version is in process.

If you're interested in a sneak peek, I've included a pdf of the first 4 chapters in the most current edition of my very occasional newsletter.

You can sign up here: http://www.ljcohen.net/mailinglist/mail.cgi/list/bluemusings

double opt in, no spam ever, one click unsubscribe, etc. All the stuff you'd want in an email list. Tastes great, less filling. :)

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2014-05-31 17:28:53 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 33 +1s)

An Experiment

This was an attempt to write something with more of a Sci-Fi kind of feeling to it. I hope you enjoy today's contribution to #SaturdayScenes .

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Ultimately, judgement always belongs to future generations... to your generation. That's why I speak to you today. I hope to provide you with some context to help inform that judgement.

I'm not bitter about what Jake Wilcox did. He was just doing his job as best he could. The boy he was back then was different than the man he would become. He was still young and sure of himself. None of us knew the scope of everything that was really happening or how things could go so horribly wrong.

There was another enforcer who was partnered with Jake. That guy-- he can burn in Hell. I have no use for him and I'm glad he's dead. Humanity is better off without him.... more »

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2014-05-31 05:53:03 (11 comments, 0 reshares, 13 +1s)

It's Saturday!

I hope you will participate in our #SaturdayScenes  by posting an individual scene from a new or finished work on your personal profile with the hashtag #SaturdayScenes .

If you see another person posting some of their work, please take a moment to read their work and leave a comment about something you enjoyed about the piece. This isn't a writing workshop. Let's encourage one another and have fun.

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2014-05-30 22:37:28 (26 comments, 7 reshares, 46 +1s)

Chevron Seven: Locked!

So, they are remaking/rebooting the Stargate universe with three new movies. Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin are the ones behind the movies.

I always loved the series. If I remember right, Dean Devlin was involved with the first movie. So, I'm looking forward to this.

Here's the article: 

http://io9.com/roland-emmerich-is-rebooting-stargate-with-a-movie-tril-1583557171

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2014-05-28 23:09:34 (12 comments, 4 reshares, 23 +1s)

WRITERS: This is Why you should be Following +Demian Farnworth.

I say it all the time, but you can learn a lot about how to write fiction by taking the time to learn everything you can about copywriting. Those guys who write those tediously long direct sales letters* understand how to get your attention and to keep you reading. They can teach you how to write fiction.

Few, if any, of these copywriters know that they already understand how to write fiction. You'll have to do a lot of the work yourself by extrapolating from what they are saying and figuring out how to apply it to fiction, but they frequently share tips that are applicable for fiction authors.

I'm linking to an article that will teach you how to write descriptions or define characters in a way that will cause people to remember them. Normally, I copy and paste from articles to make it easier for... more »

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2014-05-23 11:39:08 (43 comments, 3 reshares, 40 +1s)

Self-Published Sci-Fi

Tell me who is writing and publishing good self-published Sci-Fi. Tell me about the great or entertaining books you've read that have been put out by individuals.

Please don't promote your own work.

Art by Steve Burg || http://steveburg.blogspot.co.uk/

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2014-05-22 22:27:09 (19 comments, 0 reshares, 78 +1s)

Some men will buy flowers. I drove to Memphis to get ribs for my wife. 

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2014-05-22 18:59:44 (51 comments, 2 reshares, 9 +1s)

Modern Scifi Writers

Yesterday, I made a post asking people to recommend scifi authors or books.

I received a lot of replies, but many of them were recommendations for genre classics. I love those replies but I'm curious about modern scifi writers.

Can you recommend contemporary authors still writing in the genre?

Art by Steve Burg || http://steveburg.blogspot.co.uk/

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2014-05-22 01:16:10 (56 comments, 4 reshares, 40 +1s)

Go to Authors for Science Fiction?

Who are the authors you love? What are the titles of some must read books in the genre? The kind of book that makes you call up your scifi loving friend and tell them that they have to read this book/author.

Artwork by Steve Burg. http://steveburg.blogspot.com/

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2014-05-21 01:17:56 (22 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)

Godzilla

Saw the latest Godzilla today. Was happy to see Walter White again, but was saddened by the fact that Jesse Pinkman didn't make an appearance.

Disappointed Yo!

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2014-05-19 16:25:35 (6 comments, 8 reshares, 25 +1s)

A Page you should Follow

If you have any interest in folklore or mythology, you should check out +Global Mythologies. They post some amazing articles on very obscure myths and also feature a nice mix of humorous takes on mythology as well as some cool artwork.

If this type of material appeals to you at all, you should check them out.

Thanks to +Karmon Runquist for introducing me to their page.

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2014-05-14 03:14:18 (16 comments, 4 reshares, 37 +1s)

I want to have these printed out and force people to sign affidavits saying that they have read and understand the material before they interact with me.

http://www.buzzfeed.com/erinlarosa/problems-all-sarcastic-people-will-understand?bffb

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2014-05-10 12:20:06 (13 comments, 2 reshares, 30 +1s)

The world had changed.

#saturdayscenes  

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2014-05-07 23:26:08 (9 comments, 1 reshares, 17 +1s)

Rick Wayne's Author Photo

Not really. This is me having fun. The story behind why this is funny would take a long time to type out, but I think that +Rick Wayne and +Ronda Reed will get a kick out of it.

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2014-05-06 16:33:56 (12 comments, 18 reshares, 108 +1s)

#DoctorWho Drama!

2014-05-04 01:12:07 (29 comments, 0 reshares, 36 +1s)

101 Pieces Posted for #SaturdayScenes

If I have counted correctly, 101 people have posted scenes for #SaturdayScenes .

I'm still not convinced that I'm seeing all of the submissions because of the algorithms, but, as of this moment, that is the number of pieces Google is showing me under the Most Recent tab for the associated hashtag.

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2014-05-04 00:11:51 (12 comments, 1 reshares, 54 +1s)

#SaturdayScenes Still Trending!

Wow. I didn't think we'd even be noticed up against Free Comic Book Day and May the Fourth Be With You Day.

This is really unbelievable.

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2014-05-03 15:46:12 (26 comments, 1 reshares, 59 +1s)

My Contribution to Saturday Scenes

This is an excerpt from my current work in progress. I hope you enjoy. If you'd like to read entries from other authors, click the hashtag: #SaturdayScenes .

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Things you learn in childhood never really leave you.
 
When you grow up in West Virginia, you develop a distrust of outsiders. I've worked very hard to overcome these tendencies, but they're still there. Hiding under the surface. I've learned to smile. I can put myself out there and make friends with the best of them now, but that little voice in the back of my head always urges caution.
 
There are a lot of different theories about why West Virginia natives don't trust outsiders. Some say it's just the way small towns are. The insular nature of living in a community where everyone knows your name,b... more »

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2014-05-03 08:21:36 (7 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)

#SaturdayScenes is trending! Granted, it's 4:09 AM on the East Coast right now. Probably doesn't take much to trend at this hour. I wanted to thank all of you who have participated during these early morning hours. Let's hope it continues throughout the day.

Take some time to read stories by other people who have joined us in this movement to establish #SaturdayScenes as a shared hashtag for writers. Leave a comment on their work, but most of all have fun and enjoy the day.

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2014-04-28 23:36:58 (55 comments, 65 reshares, 58 +1s)

Saturday Scenes

One of thing I love about Google+ is the themed days defined and united by their varied hashtags. Whether it's #caturday or any of the trending topics that pop up from time to time, these days help unite this platform in a special way.

Recently, I was thinking that writers don't really have a shared hashtag that we all use. I'd like to change that. 

I hope you'll help.

Starting this Saturday, May 3rd, writers from all over Google+ will be sharing their work under the shared hashtag #SaturdayScenes . 

If you are a writer, I hope that you will join us. You can create something brand new or use something that has already been written. It doesn't matter if it's been published or hidden in a drawer. This Saturday is devoted to sharing your work with the world.

If you are ar... more »

2014-04-28 13:36:03 (12 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)

Why isn't R'lyeh automatically included in online spell checkers? Surely, I'm not the only one who has to look that up on a somewhat regular basis to make sure I've spelled it correctly.

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2014-04-25 15:00:08 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 11 +1s)

Thumping the washtub again: NEED A COPY EDITOR?

My freelance schedule is fairly full from now until September, but at that point it's wide open at the moment. I've had good luck with the last couple of projects and so am ahead of deadline on everything. YAY.

Significant changes at the "day job" are likely to result in my having more time for freelance work, so get on the bandwagon with me if you're of a mind to. 

I'll even go out on a limb and say you can feel free to contact the folks I've worked with here at G+, if you want someone's opinion other than my own. 

+Ann Smyth +Nathan Lowell +Evo Terra +Jeff Moriarty +John Snow +Rick Wayne +Daniel Swensen +Sarah Lantz +Aaron Renfro 

All the above are folks whose work I have copy edited. They've been kind enough to share my information with their owncircles; I... more »

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