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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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David Wright913The 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 01:00:0011 
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors161,879Welcome 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 03:00:0016 
Fringe +6,665Fringe 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 03:00:001099 
Geek & Sundry1,662,236The Story Board Hangout!2012-09-05 05:00:0056 
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors161,879On 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 03:00:0063 

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Greg Smith7,716Power Marketers CircleMy 1st circle share!2014-08-07 20:46:15500013
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 12:58:0746211960146
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 14:09:34390200
Charles Barouch5,184G|+|ost Town #1 Circle of Awesome!http://www.hdwpbooks.com/books/g+ost-town/2014-05-03 06:56:1143417
Ryan Johnson3,346My new some cool, fun & interesting people CirclePlease reshare it#circles           #circlescirclescircles           #circleshare         #circleshare2014-04-25 06:14:362357820
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 08:26:26310114
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 13:16:4124619016
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 16:12:064466312
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 05:28:27447003
Cristian Teodoridis5,216Friday Photography Circle. Enjoy! :)2014-03-21 19:50:594123115
Katherine Anne27,461*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 00:03:092491354065
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 19:51:53249212
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 21:42:30527516
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 17:54:24433131116
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 16:48:144347419
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 16:07:0843431011
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 17:14:2741931318
Сергей Данишевский16,641Мой любимый кружок на Google+Рекомендую всем! #круги   #круг   #circleshare   #circles   #circlesharing  2014-01-26 15:08:353308820
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 02:01:13468522383
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 09:38:5450020837
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 08:27:365006234110
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 08:49:25500552880
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 08:46:10491562493
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 04:21:38497522982
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 03:18:18469512777
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 01:05:22308413
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 12:54:18499552578
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 05:10:20500534086
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 16:35:11468684186
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 20:32:284401519
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 07:24:474917740101
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 11:52:10439461643
Vladimir Samsonov20,920Circle of people with active life position in Google+       Круг людей с активной жизненной позицией в Гугле+  #ForFriends #photo #EarthMyMother2013-11-16 08:30:35435533076
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 17:06:17401404
Katherine Anne13,796A 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 07:03:58455954080
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 16:20:334968210287
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 14:15:55411333
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 14:29:1012001
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 14:02:382601109
New Online Dramas4,1972013-07-18 08:17:4049814618
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 22:19:3849915024134
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 04:17:03458271528
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 15:42:08470291828
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 18:41:16471231826
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 09:35:06497772842
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 16:03:47500315
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 06:26:14421151214
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 05:48:1239026268139
Alessandro Folghera2,602#bestgoogleengagers - another stunning #sharedcircleTo be added into the next share, follow these steps:1) Plus the original post (+1)2) Share this circle publicly (never forget to add yourself!)3) Comment on the post!If you need to know more about me ... Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/folgheraFollow me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alessandro.folgheraFollow me on Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/folgheraFollow me on LinkedIn: http://it.linkedin.com/in/folgheraFollow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/folghera/Follow me on Foursquare: https://it.foursquare.com/folgheraFollow me on Quora: http://www.quora.com/Alessandro-FolgheraAnd have a look to my activity on http://afo.liSpecial thanks to those who help grow me as social media marketer and, by the way, my circles: +Santelia Emilia +Caleigh Darragh +Daniel Stock +Linda Dee +Moan Lisa +Raffaele Romeo Arena +Katherine Vucicevic +Laura Bandiera +Aleyda Solis +Cindy Krum +Rand Fishkin +Scott Buehler +Christine De2013-05-31 05:35:57389538
Katherine V4,709This is an Updated Shared Circle of Authors, Writers & BloggersAdd this great circle to connect with other fabulous scribes!!To join this great crew : here are the Rulesadd this circle (I cant include you if you don't!)plus this postshare this circle publiclyleave a comment that you want to be added!for other great circles of mine => click the hash tag! #katherinevucicevicsharedcircle #supersundaysharedcircle #authorcircle #circleshare #circlesharing #circlesunday #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #sharedcircleday #awesome #awesomepeople #awesomecircle #writer #writerscorner #writersneedreaders #writerslife #authorshelpingauthors  2013-05-26 05:58:04379512533

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2014-06-22 01:43:52 (102 comments, 24 reshares, 73 +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: 176

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2014-09-05 19:13:52 (42 comments, 176 reshares, 349 +1s) 

I originally posted this in my space opera themed community, Galaxy Ranger, but it's so good that I wanted to share it to my personal profile as well.

The comic is from Steak Smoothie: http://www.steaksmoothie.com/

If space opera interests you and you'd like to check out the community, it's located here: 

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/114143665991109856597

Most plusones: 349

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2014-09-05 19:13:52 (42 comments, 176 reshares, 349 +1s) 

I originally posted this in my space opera themed community, Galaxy Ranger, but it's so good that I wanted to share it to my personal profile as well.

The comic is from Steak Smoothie: http://www.steaksmoothie.com/

If space opera interests you and you'd like to check out the community, it's located here: 

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/114143665991109856597

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2014-09-13 15:45:25 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s) 

Reviewers Wanted

+Graeme Hague is trying to get some people to review his book Twice as Dead. This is a novella length (34,000 words) mystery novel that features paranormal elements. You don't have to purchase the book. He's happy to send you a copy for free in your format of choice. After you've read the book, he asks that you leave an honest review on the retail site that you use to purchase books.

Many of the promotional sites require a minimum number of reviews before they are willing to accept a title. His hope is to hit that magic number of 10 reviews so he can qualify.

If you are interested, send him a private message or leave a comment here and he'll work out the details for you

Reviewers Wanted

+Graeme Hague is trying to get some people to review his book Twice as Dead. This is a novella length (34,000 words) mystery novel that features paranormal elements. You don't have to purchase the book. He's happy to send you a copy for free in your format of choice. After you've read the book, he asks that you leave an honest review on the retail site that you use to purchase books.

Many of the promotional sites require a minimum number of reviews before they are willing to accept a title. His hope is to hit that magic number of 10 reviews so he can qualify.

If you are interested, send him a private message or leave a comment here and he'll work out the details for you___

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2014-09-13 01:56:22 (40 comments, 0 reshares, 58 +1s) 

Remember When Kids Received Actual Grades?

Exactly what is the numerical percentage value of an S+ versus a Checkmark? I asked what happened to the A, B, C, etc. grading system that was in use when I was a kid and was told that the system had been changed because their was too much stigma associated with those letters.

Do you know why there was a stigma associate with them? Because people easily understood whether the grade received was good or bad. Eventually, there will be a stigma associated with this S+, Checkmark, Bearclaw or whatever other arbitrary symbol they choose. 

Sometimes, I'm just a grumpy old man and need to vent.

Remember When Kids Received Actual Grades?

Exactly what is the numerical percentage value of an S+ versus a Checkmark? I asked what happened to the A, B, C, etc. grading system that was in use when I was a kid and was told that the system had been changed because their was too much stigma associated with those letters.

Do you know why there was a stigma associate with them? Because people easily understood whether the grade received was good or bad. Eventually, there will be a stigma associated with this S+, Checkmark, Bearclaw or whatever other arbitrary symbol they choose. 

Sometimes, I'm just a grumpy old man and need to vent.___

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2014-09-09 14:47:28 (17 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s) 

Look at that big red eye. The article talks about how the Nest thermostat is now able to communicate with the rest of your connected home. How long will it be before you are trying to do something in your Smart Home and a voice comes from that big red eye that says,

"I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that."

Look at that big red eye. The article talks about how the Nest thermostat is now able to communicate with the rest of your connected home. How long will it be before you are trying to do something in your Smart Home and a voice comes from that big red eye that says,

"I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that."___

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2014-09-09 01:43:44 (3 comments, 26 reshares, 66 +1s) 

Net Neutrality is important. Almost every cable company in existence is lobbying hard (they're spending over a million a week) to make sure that it goes away. If you'd like to find out more about the issue (and what you can do about it), you can visit this site: 

https://www.battleforthenet.com/sept10th/

Net Neutrality is important. Almost every cable company in existence is lobbying hard (they're spending over a million a week) to make sure that it goes away. If you'd like to find out more about the issue (and what you can do about it), you can visit this site: 

https://www.battleforthenet.com/sept10th/___

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2014-09-05 19:13:52 (42 comments, 176 reshares, 349 +1s) 

I originally posted this in my space opera themed community, Galaxy Ranger, but it's so good that I wanted to share it to my personal profile as well.

The comic is from Steak Smoothie: http://www.steaksmoothie.com/

If space opera interests you and you'd like to check out the community, it's located here: 

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/114143665991109856597

I originally posted this in my space opera themed community, Galaxy Ranger, but it's so good that I wanted to share it to my personal profile as well.

The comic is from Steak Smoothie: http://www.steaksmoothie.com/

If space opera interests you and you'd like to check out the community, it's located here: 

https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/114143665991109856597___

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2014-09-05 17:54:35 (3 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s) 

+Karen Woodward I know that you enjoy the work of Aaron Sorkin. If you want to own the entire West Wing series, it's on sale for 62 dollars on Amazon today... or you could just watch the exact same thing on Netflix.

+Karen Woodward I know that you enjoy the work of Aaron Sorkin. If you want to own the entire West Wing series, it's on sale for 62 dollars on Amazon today... or you could just watch the exact same thing on Netflix.___

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2014-09-03 15:50:47 (32 comments, 44 reshares, 117 +1s) 

Achieve Inner Peace

This Dalek relaxation video is so soothing and relaxing. Listen to it as you fall asleep at night.

Achieve Inner Peace

This Dalek relaxation video is so soothing and relaxing. Listen to it as you fall asleep at night.___

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2014-09-02 15:59:49 (4 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s) 

Any of you Tennessee folk know a good place to eat lunch in Murfreesboro? 

Any of you Tennessee folk know a good place to eat lunch in Murfreesboro? ___

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2014-09-01 22:47:18 (38 comments, 2 reshares, 74 +1s) 

Cinderella: The Real Story

Somewhat of a crisis in our home today. Youngest daughter broke the oldest daughter's toy. These dolls are tiny. They might be three inches tall. There's no way my big fingers would be able to properly align the little peg joint that holds the legs together, but I still wanted to repair the doll for her. Pictured below was my solution.

Now, I just need to develop a plausible back story for how she lost her leg. I'm thinking something along the lines of: "Well, you know how Cinderella loses her shoe in the story? Turns out there was a bit more to that loss than just a shoe."

The problem with that opening is that it kind of inspires some gory imagery where the prince wanders from home to home carrying a decaying leg to each of the maidens to see if it fits.

I think I may need to work on this story just a bit... more »

Cinderella: The Real Story

Somewhat of a crisis in our home today. Youngest daughter broke the oldest daughter's toy. These dolls are tiny. They might be three inches tall. There's no way my big fingers would be able to properly align the little peg joint that holds the legs together, but I still wanted to repair the doll for her. Pictured below was my solution.

Now, I just need to develop a plausible back story for how she lost her leg. I'm thinking something along the lines of: "Well, you know how Cinderella loses her shoe in the story? Turns out there was a bit more to that loss than just a shoe."

The problem with that opening is that it kind of inspires some gory imagery where the prince wanders from home to home carrying a decaying leg to each of the maidens to see if it fits.

I think I may need to work on this story just a bit more.___

2014-08-26 15:16:11 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 13 +1s) 

Space Opera Community

I've teamed up with some people (+Nathan Lowell, +Lisa Cohen, +Dan Thompson, +Lacerant Plainer, and +Johne Cook) who love Space Opera to create a community focused on enjoying this fun genre. We talk about books, movies, TV shows, comics... whatever, just as long as it has to do with space opera.

If this interests you, feel free to join us. The link is embedded in the picture below.

Space Opera Community

I've teamed up with some people (+Nathan Lowell, +Lisa Cohen, +Dan Thompson, +Lacerant Plainer, and +Johne Cook) who love Space Opera to create a community focused on enjoying this fun genre. We talk about books, movies, TV shows, comics... whatever, just as long as it has to do with space opera.

If this interests you, feel free to join us. The link is embedded in the picture below.___

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2014-08-24 16:51:33 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 33 +1s) 

Gotta say, this makes sense.

Really great points in this article by +Hugh Howey. Points 8-12 are very innovative. Maybe it's time for him to stop writing books and go into business development for Amazon.

Gotta say, this makes sense.

Really great points in this article by +Hugh Howey. Points 8-12 are very innovative. Maybe it's time for him to stop writing books and go into business development for Amazon.___

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2014-08-23 19:27:09 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 15 +1s) 

Helping Spread the Word about How to Help Ferguson

Please feel free to re-share this. It helps out a community that is going through some rough times and it helps a library. It's a win-win!

Many of you have been following the recent events in Ferguson, Missouri from afar.  You likely didn't know that my husband is the director of the Ferguson library.  During this chaos, he has continued to keep the library open and serve as a community gathering point, including a space for teaching and feeding the children whose schools were closed.  

Since these events have occurred, he has received many questions asking how folks could help the library.  One of the best ways that people can help would be to donate books or send funds to buy books.  I figured that a discussion group full of authors might have a few folks willing to send copies of their books for a good cause.  

Here is the address:
35 N Florissant Rd, Ferguson, MO 63135

The link below provides a little more background on the library's role during this crisis.  If you have any questions for my husband +Scott Bonner , you can message him on G+ or I can relay messages.

 Thanks!___Helping Spread the Word about How to Help Ferguson

Please feel free to re-share this. It helps out a community that is going through some rough times and it helps a library. It's a win-win!

2014-08-22 21:03:09 (19 comments, 6 reshares, 27 +1s) 

Saturday Scenes

It's been a while since I've spoken about #SaturdayScenes . I'm delighted to say that it's still going strong several months after we've started it.

The thing that makes me even happier is the way that many authors are building fan bases for their work. Some participants have been asked to set up special notification circles because their followers want to make sure to catch the next installment of their work.

We've started a private community devoted to Saturday Scenes. It's linked below. If this interests you, I hope you'll join us there.

Unfamiliar with Saturday Scenes? It's all explained in this post:

https://plus.google.com/+JohnWard/posts/NeSP9k8joDa

Saturday Scenes

It's been a while since I've spoken about #SaturdayScenes . I'm delighted to say that it's still going strong several months after we've started it.

The thing that makes me even happier is the way that many authors are building fan bases for their work. Some participants have been asked to set up special notification circles because their followers want to make sure to catch the next installment of their work.

We've started a private community devoted to Saturday Scenes. It's linked below. If this interests you, I hope you'll join us there.

Unfamiliar with Saturday Scenes? It's all explained in this post:

https://plus.google.com/+JohnWard/posts/NeSP9k8joDa___

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2014-08-21 17:37:23 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 31 +1s) 

Hey +Amanda Rachelle Warren Look! A Grouper Swallows a 4' Shark Whole. Given your love of sharks, I thought it would interest you.

Hey +Amanda Rachelle Warren Look! A Grouper Swallows a 4' Shark Whole. Given your love of sharks, I thought it would interest you.___

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2014-08-18 15:21:01 (22 comments, 4 reshares, 57 +1s) 

+Nathan Lowell Looks like Ray Bradbury agrees with you about creativity.

h/t to +Colin F. Barnes for introducing me to the quote. 

+Nathan Lowell Looks like Ray Bradbury agrees with you about creativity.

h/t to +Colin F. Barnes for introducing me to the quote. ___

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2014-08-18 15:01:57 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s) 

Hey +Buddy Gott, I was starting to worry that you haven't heard this song enough recently. So, I wanted to share it for you here just to make sure that you heard it at least once today.

Hey +Buddy Gott, I was starting to worry that you haven't heard this song enough recently. So, I wanted to share it for you here just to make sure that you heard it at least once today.___

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2014-08-16 02:02:19 (6 comments, 0 reshares, 36 +1s) 

Our Dog Keeps Stealing My Chair.

Our Dog Keeps Stealing My Chair.___

2014-08-11 04:58:36 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 58 +1s) 

I have recently returned home after having been away for almost a month traveling all over northern California. During my time away, I had very little interaction on G+, but a ton of time spent posting pictures and things like that on Facebook for my family.

Today was the first time I've had to really check my streams and see some of the things you folks have been posting. The experience really showed me why I like this place so much better.

I have recently returned home after having been away for almost a month traveling all over northern California. During my time away, I had very little interaction on G+, but a ton of time spent posting pictures and things like that on Facebook for my family.

Today was the first time I've had to really check my streams and see some of the things you folks have been posting. The experience really showed me why I like this place so much better.___

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2014-08-09 15:58:56 (20 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s) 

John Wayne Would Not Approve

My wife talks me into doing things I would never consider. Most frequently, this involves eating overpriced and inedible food. Our deal is that I will go along with her plan, but in exchange, I get to tell everyone how our adventure went. Recently, that arrangement involved GETTING MY FIRST MASSAGE.

Large portions of my childhood were spent consuming a regular diet of Cowboy Serials and Westerns. Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Wagon Train, Rawhide, etc. When my wife suggested that we get a massage, an image of The Duke shaking his head in disgust flashed into my head... but, a deal's a deal. Even John Wayne understood that.

The Horror Begins

We walked into a dimly lit room and were seated in large recliners. A short man approached and whispered something. I'm hard of hearing. I asked him to repeat himself and whether... more »

John Wayne Would Not Approve

My wife talks me into doing things I would never consider. Most frequently, this involves eating overpriced and inedible food. Our deal is that I will go along with her plan, but in exchange, I get to tell everyone how our adventure went. Recently, that arrangement involved GETTING MY FIRST MASSAGE.

Large portions of my childhood were spent consuming a regular diet of Cowboy Serials and Westerns. Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Wagon Train, Rawhide, etc. When my wife suggested that we get a massage, an image of The Duke shaking his head in disgust flashed into my head... but, a deal's a deal. Even John Wayne understood that.

The Horror Begins

We walked into a dimly lit room and were seated in large recliners. A short man approached and whispered something. I'm hard of hearing. I asked him to repeat himself and whether it might be possible for him to speak in a voice audible to humans. The man repeated himself, but continued to use tones only a dog could hear.

My wife knows I have horrible hearing. She came to my rescue by telling the man to use Hard Pressure during my massage. It turns out that Hard Pressure is a synonym for rock crushing force.

The man's needle fingers did things to me that I would never consider massage. This wasn't the gentle rubbing motions I've seen on TV shows. This was the type of deep probing only used by doctors when searching tumors. My arms relaxed and had started to feel numb. I assumed this was because my brain could no longer endure the agony and had shut off the pain receptors in that part of my body. It's much more likely that this lack of sensation was due to damage those jackhammer fingers had caused to my nerve endings.

Next, he moved to massaging my scalp. This was just weird. Some guy running his fingers through my hair while applying pressure to my jaws and the area above my ears. Just as I had come to terms with that, the man began to massage right between my eyes and then worked his way to the crown of my head in a straight line. This wasn't so much a massage as it was an attempt to literally poke a hole in my skull. I wanted to stop him just so I could assure him that the soft spot, that I'd had as a baby, had indeed closed up decades ago.

After he had finished massaging my arms and shoulders, the man stepped to the foot of the recliner. I thought that he was going to start massaging my feet, but I couldn't tell because my eyes were covered with a dark cloth. I was completely caught off guard when I felt his hands slide up my thighs to my hips. I almost jumped out of the chair. "That's not the kind of massage I came here to get!" Then, I realized that he was just massaging the outside of my thigh and calmed down.

After he massaged my feet, my wife (who was once more kind enough to repeat the man's message for me) told me to roll over onto my belly. I rolled over and that's when things got weird.

The guy placed one hand on my shoulder and the other hand on the left cheek of my butt. This is disturbing to me. I can count the number of people who have touched that part of my anatomy on one hand, but it gets worse. The way he started to massage me caused that butt cheek to shake back and forth like he was playing the maracas.

I understand that this is supposed to be relaxing, but I couldn't relax. I just kept clenching my cheeks together tighter and tighter. Most of it was because of the horrible gas I'd had all day. The man noticed how tense I was. He leaned up to my ear and said, "Relax." Believe me, buddy, I thought, the last thing you want me to do right now is relax.

Eventually, he moved on and began to massage my back. I couldn't see how he was massaging me because, at the time, my face was buried in a pillow that was shaped exactly like a toilet seat. However, I can tell you how that massage felt.

It was like he had somehow managed to pin his knee onto my back and was pushing all of his weight down on that single point. I am certain this form of massage is a violation of the Geneva convention. It's one of the most excruciating forms of torture ever created by man. While he tried to forcibly re-position my spleen, he somehow managed to lean forward enough to speak into my ear once more: "Tell me if hurt is bad."

Tell you? I was in so much pain that I was willing to tell him anything if he'd just stop. Nuclear launch codes? Troop positions? My bank account number? I didn't care. Just make the pain stop. Those were the thoughts that were running through my mind, but I didn't want to ruin my wife's massage. So I pulled a John Wayne, clenched my teeth and tried not to grunt too hard when he shifted his weight. I had gas, remember?

At some point, I passed out from the pain. I remember waking up to dim light and seeing my wife's face. She smiled and asked me how I liked my first massage.

This post was my answer.___

2014-08-07 20:29:58 (9 comments, 0 reshares, 21 +1s) 

Mechanical Keyboard

I bought one. It's very clicky. This is a good thing.

Mechanical Keyboard

I bought one. It's very clicky. This is a good thing.___

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2014-08-07 02:00:57 (16 comments, 10 reshares, 55 +1s) 

Yes, please.

Yes, please.___

2014-07-26 21:38:07 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 42 +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.

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 (23 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. 

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, 44 +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

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?

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

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.

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.

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, 26 reshares, 35 +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/

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

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:
htt... more »

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:

http://www.digitalbookday.com/

The About and Submission pages should have all the info you need. If not, let me know.

It’s pretty simple: post a book that will be free on Monday, July 14th (I don’t care how—it can be via your website, a sales channel, a free site, doesn’t matter as long as the link will be working on Monday, July 14th) and tell all your readers to come to http://www.digitalbookday.com on Monday, July 14th to grab your book and others.

They’ll love you for it!

Gotta love a win/win for all! Any questions, give a shout.)

PS: please, please share this with any review site/blog/book club/writers group that you know! This only works if we have a TON of books to delight our readers!

PPS: BUT remind them, the links won’t be live until MONDAY, July 14th—so that’s when we need the readers coming to the site, not before then (don’t want them disappointed!)___

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?

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, 109 +1s) 

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

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.

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.

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.

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 »

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 detention centers in Belgium and Holland.
 
“In 2004 I was an involuntary witness to torture, rape and murder sessions of drugged children performed for a group of high ranked people of the Netherlands” stated a woman. “I was taken to a hunting party in Belgium close to Brussels where I saw two boys and a girl ages 14 to 16, hunted and killed by global elites. The human hunting party was heavily guarded by the Netherlands Royal Guards. I was told that King Albert of Belgium was present.”

If this really is happening and charges have been brought (which the article seems to indicate that several charges have been filed), why isn't this on the news 24/7?

What do you folks think?___

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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.

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 (102 comments, 24 reshares, 73 +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 »

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's an example of one of these misplace artifacts from the article: 

In June 1936 Max Hahn and his wife Emma were on a walk beside a waterfall near to London, Texas, when they noticed a rock with wood protruding from its core. They decided to take the oddity home and later cracked it open with a hammer and a chisel. What they found within shocked the archaeological and scientific community. Embedded in the rock was what appeared to be some type of ancient man made hammer.

A team of archaeologists analysed and dated it. The rock encasing the hammer was dated to more than 400 million years old. The hammer itself turned out to be more than 500 million years old. Additionally, a section of the wooden handle had begun the metamorphosis into coal.  The hammer’s head, made of more than 96% iron, is far more pure than anything nature could have achieved without assistance from relatively modern smelting methods.

He actually discusses several similar artifacts and occurrences as this in the article. It does make for interesting reading. Like all of these fringe ideas, he descends into the "it's all a conspiracy because they are hiding the truth" talk at the end, but that's part of the fun as well.

My question for you folks is, what do you think? 

Is humanity much, much older than is commonly believed? Have our attempts to date our beginnings been wrong? What do you think of these artifacts? The article says that they were carbon dated and shown to be hundreds of millions of years old. Several of the pieces mentioned were recovered from inside chunks of coal. Is it all a lie? 

Here's a link to the full article: 

http://www.maltanow.com.mt/?p=2927___

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2014-06-21 23:39:31 (20 comments, 13 reshares, 109 +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 »

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 bed ten minutes ago. I love this game. ___

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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.

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) 

+Gregory Lynn +Lisa Cohen this might interest you.

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___+Gregory Lynn +Lisa Cohen this might interest you.

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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 »

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 area."
 
Who uses words like 'travois' Eric asked himself. Pretentious jerk. 

The men gathered sticks and branches and had finished their work in a matter of minutes. Putting the body on the palette was more difficult. 

"We've got to get some sticks underneath her," Bruce said. "That way we can pick her up and place her on the..." 

"Or," Eric said as he hooked a hand under her shoulder, "we could just pick her up and get this over with." With that, Eric pulled the body out of the wet earth and onto the palette. Bruce and Jesse watched with expressions that ranged from admiration to horror. 

"You shouldn't have done that, Eric," Bruce said. "You don't know if she is carrying a disease... we don't even know how or why she died." 

"You're right," Eric said. "We don't know." He had a bad taste in his mouth from being so close to the corpse. He spat off to the side. "For all you know, it could be perfectly safe to move the corpses like that. Only thing worth knowing now, though, is that I've saved us about a half hour of watching you hem and haw around as you try to finesse that girl's body onto the palette. I hope that's not the way you try to bed a living woman? Gently? Carefully?" He laughed. "Best of all, we don't have to listen to you talkin' down to us as you instruct us on the proper way to move a body. If it please my lady and by your leave... or whatever it is you say," that made him laugh again. "So, if you're done gabbin', let's get movin'."___

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 »

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 you there!___

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

Wanna Read a Book that is Consistently Praised by Readers?

Wanna read it for FREE? Check out +S. A. Hunt's series. They are regularly compared to Stephen King's Dark Tower series.

If you download these books, do more than just let them sit on your e-reader. READ them and then tell a friend who enjoys these kind of stories to read them as well.

It's tough for new writers to build momentum. More than money, more than at'a boys or praise, the thing Sam needs right now is momentum. You can help him achieve that. He needs people to look at what he has created (you will enjoy it, if you do) and then, honestly, tell other people about their experience with that story.

You may ask yourself, 'Why should I care if anyone reads this guy's books?' The reason you should care is because if he is able to connect with some new readers, then,... more »

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!___Wanna Read a Book that is Consistently Praised by Readers?

Wanna read it for FREE? Check out +S. A. Hunt's series. They are regularly compared to Stephen King's Dark Tower series.

If you download these books, do more than just let them sit on your e-reader. READ them and then tell a friend who enjoys these kind of stories to read them as well.

It's tough for new writers to build momentum. More than money, more than at'a boys or praise, the thing Sam needs right now is momentum. You can help him achieve that. He needs people to look at what he has created (you will enjoy it, if you do) and then, honestly, tell other people about their experience with that story.

You may ask yourself, 'Why should I care if anyone reads this guy's books?' The reason you should care is because if he is able to connect with some new readers, then, perhaps, it will encourage him to write additional stories. That's why you should care.

So, go grab these books while they are free, read them and then tell someone else about the amazing story you've just read. Write a review, put a message in a bottle, call your mom, send smoke signals, send a telegram, hold a seance... just do something to help get the word out in some way.

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

Give in to Peer Pressure

Seems like everyone is picking up a copy of +Lisa Cohen's new book Derelict.

If you don't already have a copy, you can grab one here: 

http://www.amazon.com/Derelict-LJ-Cohen-ebook/dp/B00KNFS8OW

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!!!___Give in to Peer Pressure

Seems like everyone is picking up a copy of +Lisa Cohen's new book Derelict.

If you don't already have a copy, you can grab one here: 

http://www.amazon.com/Derelict-LJ-Cohen-ebook/dp/B00KNFS8OW

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2014-06-05 22:04:54 (45 comments, 3 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.

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, 20 +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?

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. 

Snowden Interview

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

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

New Release from Lisa Cohen

I have heard nothing but good things about this story. I haven't read it, but I know several people who have and they all rave about how wonderful the work is. If you'd like to preview it, +Lisa Cohen has provided a link and instructions on how to do that below.

If you'd rather just jump to Amazon to have a sample sent to your Kindle or to purchase it, here's a link that may interest you:

http://www.amazon.com/Derelict-LJ-Cohen-ebook/dp/B00KNFS8OW

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. :)___New Release from Lisa Cohen

I have heard nothing but good things about this story. I haven't read it, but I know several people who have and they all rave about how wonderful the work is. If you'd like to preview it, +Lisa Cohen has provided a link and instructions on how to do that below.

If you'd rather just jump to Amazon to have a sample sent to your Kindle or to purchase it, here's a link that may interest you:

http://www.amazon.com/Derelict-LJ-Cohen-ebook/dp/B00KNFS8OW

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