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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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Followers: 30,234

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John Ward has been at 6 events

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DL Keur447authors sharing scene snips and free peeks at their work to the general publicJohn Ward's Saturday Scenes begins2014-05-03 09:30:0022 
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 Authors159,846Welcome 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 +6,907Fringe 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 03:00:001096 
Geek & Sundry1,769,622The Story Board Hangout!2012-09-05 05:00:0056 
ePublish Unum - Education for Authors159,846On 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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Maurizio Maraglino120Networking Circle Share Active users on Google+. Circle Share. If you received a notification, please reshare to your circles If you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post*More you share more you get! :)Thanks!*#awesomecircle #circleme #sharedpoint #sharewithyou #ShareYourCircle #epicengagers #davidromaphotography #addcircle #addpeople #affiliate #awesome #awesomecircles #awesomepeople #besocial #bestengagers #bestsharedcircle #circle #circlefriday #circlemonday2015-01-13 15:22:12501536
Daniel Gibbs13,798This circle contains people who are very active on Google+.People in this Circle are top google+ engagers and great resharers. These are people that will share and re-post your circles and other content. This is a good circle to connect with each other and gain followers. I highly suggest adding each person in this Circle to your circles as they are likely to interact with you.If you want to continue or wish to get in the next version, please complete 1-4 below.INSTRUCTIONS1. Add me to your circles, if you haven't done so already.2. +1 this circle.3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. Comment to inform me that you have done the above three things.#themecircle #magnetixcircles #sharedpubliccircles #circleoftheday #circlemeup #addcircle #bestcircle #coolcircle #cookies #sharedcircles #ripplescircle #follow4follow #followme #engagerscircle #publicsharedcircles #circlegeek #sharedcircleoftheday2014-12-22 13:29:15491111
Robert Connor26,256This is a shared circle of people that help G+ to grow.Share and be shared.If you like this Circle, please share this post and Circle.If you want to be in the next circle, share this circle and post a comment here!*#circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlequeen 2014-12-15 10:38:20495214
Becky Collins19,795Creative Authors Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-12-15 05:19:45444001
Doris Scott66#circleshare #circle #circlesharing #circlesunday   2014-12-14 13:59:10501011
Sharon Caroline3,767Hello my friends, good morning/evening for you all!Boost Your visibility On Google+! Add them all!Shared and be shared. :)Thank you for sharing and promoting this. :)Circle by : http://informasidoang.blogspot.com/#circleshare #sharedcircles #sharingcircles #sharedcircleoftheday2014-12-01 08:28:58501435
Becky Collins19,401Advertising circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-12-01 05:03:314922412
Dylan Cuffy17,642#WhatLiesAground And...welcome to another edition of Fab 2, where everyone's a winner and the +1's don't matter. Can't believe it's only been four days since the last update!Just so you know, I have 17,600+ followers/1,000,000+ page views at this writing (per +CircleCount). Point of no return, isn't it? (Especially since I linked up my feed to Bloglovin' early this morning.)Time to say hello to these newest additions:• +Anthony Long (founder of Tsū, the new social service; doesn't use G+, but is a honorary member of my network)• +Amelia Sides (owner of the Writing Pit)• +Rebekkah Niles (from whom I shared a beginner's guide to writing book synopses earlier this week)• +Eustacia Tan (who introduced me to +Amazon.com's WriteOn last month)• +Kimi Arista, +Micha Fire, and +Amy Knepper (whom Ms. Tan mentioned in her WriteOn post)• +All my + (whose post backlog feature is serving me well as I prepare this list; along with CircleCount, they are the only big players in town when it comes to G+ stats these days. Say, is anyone planning to resurrect Google Plus Suomi anytime soon—and buy back the domain?)• +Stephan Klimmeck (who keeps track of circle creators; you can thank +P. Mehta for bringing him to my attention. Here's hoping this update is enough for Mr. Klimmeck to add me to his next one.)• +Rex Dow (who shows up on Tsū very often)• +2014-11-15 20:50:134003210
Dylan Cuffy15,774#WhatLiesAground Time for another edition of Fab 2, where everyone's a winner and the +1's don't matter. Can't believe the last update was only five days ago!So many new ones, so little time; should've made a list so I didn't lose track. So as always, a special shout-out to those from my watchlist (which I cleared today):• +Moan Lisa (out of Iowa)• +Brian Gill (tip of the hat to ya!)• +Ashley Stuart (circle curator, just like Lisa)• +Tim Lyden (out of Oregon; greetings from Waterbury, CT!)• +OPhelia Marie (Dominica's Lady of Song)• +James Gunn (from +Guardians of the Galaxy)• +Ryan Schultz (the inspiration for my Top 10 Relevant group, along with +Aaron Crocco)• +Shawn Manaher (book marketing coach)• +Debbie Ohi (another children's author)• +Anthrocon (furries know their name)• +VLC (the open-source player)And saying hello to my newest finds (both furries as well): +Marshall Fox (fursuit fan) and +Jacob Bridenbecker (dragon as fursona). Along with:• +2014-10-17 17:50:44300002
Becky Collins17,256Entrepreneurs & Freelancers Circle :Circle of very #social #engagerspeople and companiesTo be included in my shares (#sharedcircle), be so kind to:1 - Do +1 t the post2 - Comment the post and specify your "category" (job or interest) Ex: Fashion, SEO, Companies, Social Media Marketing, Sailing, Photography, Bloggers/Writers, Web graphics and design, Italy, Artists, Sport, Finance/Economy ...3 - include the circle among your circles4 - share the circle (include yourself)Improve your popularity, be social be cool !Keep yourself updated, enjoy the Shared Circles Hellenic Alliance, you can share your shared circles inside the upcoming Community:https://plus.google.com/communities/112552559573595396104  #socialmedia  #media  #circles   #circleshare   #circlesharing  #circlecircle   #beckyscircle   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles  #sharedcircleoftheday  +Becky Collins ?2014-10-07 05:03:534473015
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 12:58:0746211659144
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 06:56:1143416
Ryan Johnson3,346My new some cool, fun & interesting people CirclePlease reshare it#circles           #circlescirclescircles           #circleshare         #circleshare2014-04-25 06:14:362357818
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 Ruderman27,461*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 21:42:30527515
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 15:08:353308720
Mikhail Petrovsky76,440Good morning / evening to all.This 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 #photo2014-01-17 02:49:07494531988
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 08:27:365006133107
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 12:54:18499552579
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 16:35:11468674185
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 07:24:474917739100
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 08:30:35435532976
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 16:20:33496799687
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

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2015-01-09 11:37:43 (118 comments, 0 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

What was your First Computer?

Mine was a Commodore Vic-20.

Most reshares: 15

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2015-01-23 22:41:23 (12 comments, 15 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Fantastic Artist

This artist is amazing. He maintains profiles on Tumblr and DeviantArt. Here are the links:

http://euclase.tumblr.com/
http://euclase.deviantart.com/

Here are some of my favorite pieces from his DeviantArt gallery:

http://euclase.deviantart.com/art/Azeem-481837928
http://euclase.deviantart.com/art/Thranduil-502253809
http://euclase.deviantart.com/art/Starbuck-319444521
http://euclase.deviantart.com/art/Daenerys-488714767
http://euclase.deviantart.com/art/Sarah-481837728
http://euclase.deviantart.com/art/Luther-320596132
http://euclase.deviantart.com/art/Sinistra-471561395
http://euclase.deviantart.com/art/No-Sense-of-Humor-288487475

Many of these images are photo realistic and I'm sure some people will question whether these are actual paintings or not, but he has included several... more »

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2014-12-28 20:21:56 (74 comments, 3 reshares, 111 +1s)Open 

Calling It Now

I just read an article citing the number of complaints the BBC has received saying that Doctor Who is promoting a gay agenda. Why the people making those complaints waited until now compared to when Jack Harkness (although, technically, he was described as being omnisexual) was a regular cast member is beyond me, but I digress.

The article did get me to thinking about the Doctor's impending sex change. I think pretty much everyone believes that the next incarnation will feature a gender switch. They've practically said as much by incorporating the Master's gender change into a major storyline during one of the recent seasons to silence those individuals who were still complaining that it hadn't been established in cannon that Time Lords could make such a change. Then, of course, there is also the fact that becoming a female was one of the choices... more »

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2015-01-25 04:30:25 (24 comments, 0 reshares, 48 +1s)Open 

Wow! Just read a post where someone had bought one of these on eBay. I had one of these when I was a kid. I'd completely forgotten about it until I saw the picture. It's strange because it was one of my favorite toys.

Wow! Just read a post where someone had bought one of these on eBay. I had one of these when I was a kid. I'd completely forgotten about it until I saw the picture. It's strange because it was one of my favorite toys.___

2015-01-25 01:16:10 (14 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

When does House of Cards premiere on Netflix? Anyone know the date? It's almost time to renew my subscription.

When does House of Cards premiere on Netflix? Anyone know the date? It's almost time to renew my subscription.___

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2015-01-24 00:43:55 (10 comments, 4 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

How to Write Your First Novel

I'm a big fan of +Scott Sigler. Not only has he written great books like Infected, but he's also one of the very best people I've ever seen when it comes to building a community around your work. The guy's a genius.

So, you can imagine how excited I was when I discovered that he had started a series of videos devoted to answering all of the questions that aspiring writers ask him over and over.

This video is around twelve minutes long. The advice it contains may seem basic, but that tends to be true of all good advice. It's the obvious stuff that gets us.

+Nathan Lowell will be amused to hear that many of Scott's points are pretty much the exact same pieces of advice that Nathan has told me in the past.

How to Write Your First Novel

I'm a big fan of +Scott Sigler. Not only has he written great books like Infected, but he's also one of the very best people I've ever seen when it comes to building a community around your work. The guy's a genius.

So, you can imagine how excited I was when I discovered that he had started a series of videos devoted to answering all of the questions that aspiring writers ask him over and over.

This video is around twelve minutes long. The advice it contains may seem basic, but that tends to be true of all good advice. It's the obvious stuff that gets us.

+Nathan Lowell will be amused to hear that many of Scott's points are pretty much the exact same pieces of advice that Nathan has told me in the past.___

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2015-01-23 22:41:23 (12 comments, 15 reshares, 63 +1s)Open 

Fantastic Artist

This artist is amazing. He maintains profiles on Tumblr and DeviantArt. Here are the links:

http://euclase.tumblr.com/
http://euclase.deviantart.com/

Here are some of my favorite pieces from his DeviantArt gallery:

http://euclase.deviantart.com/art/Azeem-481837928
http://euclase.deviantart.com/art/Thranduil-502253809
http://euclase.deviantart.com/art/Starbuck-319444521
http://euclase.deviantart.com/art/Daenerys-488714767
http://euclase.deviantart.com/art/Sarah-481837728
http://euclase.deviantart.com/art/Luther-320596132
http://euclase.deviantart.com/art/Sinistra-471561395
http://euclase.deviantart.com/art/No-Sense-of-Humor-288487475

Many of these images are photo realistic and I'm sure some people will question whether these are actual paintings or not, but he has included several... more »

Fantastic Artist

This artist is amazing. He maintains profiles on Tumblr and DeviantArt. Here are the links:

http://euclase.tumblr.com/
http://euclase.deviantart.com/

Here are some of my favorite pieces from his DeviantArt gallery:

http://euclase.deviantart.com/art/Azeem-481837928
http://euclase.deviantart.com/art/Thranduil-502253809
http://euclase.deviantart.com/art/Starbuck-319444521
http://euclase.deviantart.com/art/Daenerys-488714767
http://euclase.deviantart.com/art/Sarah-481837728
http://euclase.deviantart.com/art/Luther-320596132
http://euclase.deviantart.com/art/Sinistra-471561395
http://euclase.deviantart.com/art/No-Sense-of-Humor-288487475

Many of these images are photo realistic and I'm sure some people will question whether these are actual paintings or not, but he has included several images that show his paintings as they are being developed. You can see those galleries here:

http://euclase.deviantart.com/gallery/51604974/Processes___

2015-01-22 23:57:58 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 85 +1s)Open 

I was able to write today. For the first time since I broke my leg on November 28th, the stars lined up just right and I was able to have a couple of hours to myself. It felt good.

I was able to write today. For the first time since I broke my leg on November 28th, the stars lined up just right and I was able to have a couple of hours to myself. It felt good.___

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2015-01-22 02:46:46 (9 comments, 11 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

+Andy Goldman the gauntlet has been thrown down. Let's see you top this.

+Eoghann Irving might interest you too.

+Andy Goldman the gauntlet has been thrown down. Let's see you top this.

+Eoghann Irving might interest you too.___

2015-01-20 15:19:07 (21 comments, 0 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Happy birthday +Karen Conlin! I hope you have a wonderful day.

Karen was just crazy enough to agree to help me get the Writer's Discussion Group up and running about three weeks after I started it. She has become so busy as a copy editor that she is no longer able to work in the community on a daily basis, but I will always be grateful for her assistance and guidance in those early days. Thank you.

Happy birthday +Karen Conlin! I hope you have a wonderful day.

Karen was just crazy enough to agree to help me get the Writer's Discussion Group up and running about three weeks after I started it. She has become so busy as a copy editor that she is no longer able to work in the community on a daily basis, but I will always be grateful for her assistance and guidance in those early days. Thank you.___

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2015-01-19 23:49:37 (51 comments, 0 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Text Adventures/MUDs/MUSHES-- Did You Play Them?

I played most of Infocom's library, Adventureland (Vic 20), and I want to say Colossal Cave, but I'm not sure about that one. The name does stick in my head though.

If you played, tell me which games captivated your attention in the comments. Also, the verbosity settings are at maximum, so be as wordy as you like.

Text Adventures/MUDs/MUSHES-- Did You Play Them?

I played most of Infocom's library, Adventureland (Vic 20), and I want to say Colossal Cave, but I'm not sure about that one. The name does stick in my head though.

If you played, tell me which games captivated your attention in the comments. Also, the verbosity settings are at maximum, so be as wordy as you like.___

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2015-01-19 12:57:20 (19 comments, 8 reshares, 56 +1s)Open 

Whedon's Shared Universe

Suddenly, it all makes sense.



Whedon's Shared Universe

Suddenly, it all makes sense.

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2015-01-19 03:14:35 (4 comments, 9 reshares, 97 +1s)Open 

SHIELD fans will enjoy this.

+Gregory Lynn I'm looking at you. Well, I'm not really looking at you. Metaphorically, I suppose? Regardless, I think you'll enjoy this video.

SHIELD fans will enjoy this.

+Gregory Lynn I'm looking at you. Well, I'm not really looking at you. Metaphorically, I suppose? Regardless, I think you'll enjoy this video.___

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2015-01-18 17:10:52 (17 comments, 3 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

12 Monkeys: It's Actually Pretty Good.

My default position going into any show on SyFy airs is that it's going to be disappointing. In addition to that, I'm not really a fan of time travel shows. So, you can imagine how surprised I was to discover that I actually enjoyed the pilot episode of 12 Monkeys. 

If you haven't watched it, check it out. It's not the best TV show ever made, but it's good enough to watch. Hopefully, they are able to maintain the storyline.

12 Monkeys: It's Actually Pretty Good.

My default position going into any show on SyFy airs is that it's going to be disappointing. In addition to that, I'm not really a fan of time travel shows. So, you can imagine how surprised I was to discover that I actually enjoyed the pilot episode of 12 Monkeys. 

If you haven't watched it, check it out. It's not the best TV show ever made, but it's good enough to watch. Hopefully, they are able to maintain the storyline.___

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2015-01-18 16:36:15 (43 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Ready Player One: Any Good?

I've seen people rave about this book for at least a year. Today, I saw an article that said the author is currently writing the sequel. I've never read the first one.

Does the book live up to the hype? 

Ready Player One: Any Good?

I've seen people rave about this book for at least a year. Today, I saw an article that said the author is currently writing the sequel. I've never read the first one.

Does the book live up to the hype? ___

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2015-01-18 16:32:23 (7 comments, 2 reshares, 14 +1s)Open 

Stunning Video

The film makers took footage from World War I and added CGI Martian invaders. This is very well done. It's three minutes long. There is no dialog (only a music track) so you don't really need speakers to enjoy it. 

Stunning Video

The film makers took footage from World War I and added CGI Martian invaders. This is very well done. It's three minutes long. There is no dialog (only a music track) so you don't really need speakers to enjoy it. ___

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2015-01-17 21:43:19 (32 comments, 0 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

I shared a very rough first draft from this story a couple of weeks back. Since that time I've been getting to know the world and the characters more. For this weeks Saturday Scenes, I wanted to share what will be the story opener and the still in progress logo for the work. 
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It was the smell of death and rotting meat that woke Cyril Bach. The cold metal of the table on which he lay bit into the exposed parts of his skin. Without sitting up, he looked around the darkened room.

One wall was comprised of massive glass panels. The view looked down on the remains of a forgotten metropolis. The only reminders of what had once been were the falling buildings and blasted streets. Detritus stretched in every direction as the decaying reminders of a more civilized time marked the avenues and thoroughfares that led to the distant brown smudge of the horizon. 
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I shared a very rough first draft from this story a couple of weeks back. Since that time I've been getting to know the world and the characters more. For this weeks Saturday Scenes, I wanted to share what will be the story opener and the still in progress logo for the work. 
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It was the smell of death and rotting meat that woke Cyril Bach. The cold metal of the table on which he lay bit into the exposed parts of his skin. Without sitting up, he looked around the darkened room.

One wall was comprised of massive glass panels. The view looked down on the remains of a forgotten metropolis. The only reminders of what had once been were the falling buildings and blasted streets. Detritus stretched in every direction as the decaying reminders of a more civilized time marked the avenues and thoroughfares that led to the distant brown smudge of the horizon. 

Above it all hung the broken moon.

#SaturdayScenes   #brokenmoon  ___

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2015-01-17 02:11:33 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 32 +1s)Open 

Love Sheldon by Dave Kellett.

http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/150116.html

Love Sheldon by Dave Kellett.

http://www.sheldoncomics.com/archive/150116.html___

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2015-01-16 04:15:22 (31 comments, 0 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

This is a logo for a story I'm working on. While the image is close to being finished, I will probably do some more tweaking to it. Right now, I'm limited to using an iPad and a Chromebook because my desktop (with Photoshop on it) is upstairs... and my broken leg has me trapped downstairs for at least another six weeks.

Anyway, I'd love to hear your thoughts on what you think of the logo.

#brokenmoon  

This is a logo for a story I'm working on. While the image is close to being finished, I will probably do some more tweaking to it. Right now, I'm limited to using an iPad and a Chromebook because my desktop (with Photoshop on it) is upstairs... and my broken leg has me trapped downstairs for at least another six weeks.

Anyway, I'd love to hear your thoughts on what you think of the logo.

#brokenmoon  ___

2015-01-14 04:00:57 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Helping to spread the word. H/T to +Constance Burris.

The Speculative Literature Foundation is pleased to announce the application period for our annual $750  Working Class/Impoverished Writers Grant is now open.

The application period for the Working Class/Impoverished Writers Grant opened December 1, 2014, and will close February 28, 2015. The winner for the grant is expected to be announced by April 15, 2015.

The SLF Working Class/Impoverished Writers Grant is awarded to assist working class, blue-collar, poor, and homeless writers who have been historically underrepresented in speculative fiction, due to financial barriers that have made it much harder for them to have access to the writing world.

Currently, we are offering one $750 working class grant annually.

The Working Class/Impoverished Writers Grant will be awarded by a committee of SLF jurors on the basis of interest and merit. Factors the jurors will consider when judging the grant include:

A short, personal statement (up to 750 words) that addresses the applicant's relevant financial background, why the applicant qualifies for the grant, and the applicant's future writing goals.

And a writing sample—published or unpublished—up to 10 pages of poetry, 10 pages of drama, or 10,000 words of fiction or creative nonfiction.

More detailed information about the Working Class/Impoverished Writers Grant and its guidelines can be found here:

http://www.speclit.org/Grants/SLFWorkingClass.php

The Working Class/Impoverished Writers Grant, as with all of our Speculative Literature Foundation grants, is intended to help writers working with speculative literature. The Speculative Literature Foundation defines speculative literature as a catch-all term meant to inclusively span the breadth of fantastic literature, encompassing literature ranging from hard and soft science fiction to epic fantasy to ghost stories to folk and fairy tales to slipstream to magical realism to modern mythmaking -- any literature containing a fabulist or speculative element.

If you have questions about the Working Class/Impoverished Writers Grant, please contact Malon Edwards at:managing_dir@speclit.org___Helping to spread the word. H/T to +Constance Burris.

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2015-01-12 02:24:44 (27 comments, 0 reshares, 55 +1s)Open 

Just read this article that says men who post selfies frequently exhibit psychopathic tendencies.

http://cleveland.cbslocal.com/2015/01/11/mental-health-study-men-who-post-selfie-show-psychopathic-tendencies/

The attached picture is unrelated.

Just read this article that says men who post selfies frequently exhibit psychopathic tendencies.

http://cleveland.cbslocal.com/2015/01/11/mental-health-study-men-who-post-selfie-show-psychopathic-tendencies/

The attached picture is unrelated.___

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2015-01-09 18:04:14 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Such a lazy dog.

Such a lazy dog.___

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2015-01-09 11:37:43 (118 comments, 0 reshares, 54 +1s)Open 

What was your First Computer?

Mine was a Commodore Vic-20.

What was your First Computer?

Mine was a Commodore Vic-20.___

2015-01-09 04:10:29 (26 comments, 0 reshares, 6 +1s)Open 

William Gibson's Pattern Recognition

Has anyone read it? Is it any good? Thanks.

William Gibson's Pattern Recognition

Has anyone read it? Is it any good? Thanks.___

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2015-01-08 23:17:20 (13 comments, 1 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

I would like to draft +Dirk Puehl to travel to England so he can visit The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiousities. While there, I imagine he would wander from exhibit to exhibit with a camera crew. He will display the exhibition to his audience of millions and then provide us with commentary on his thoughts. 

Here are some of the items which are displayed in the museum:

"...Shrunken heads, narwhal tusks, anteater skeletons, taxidermied flamingoes, hydrocephalic cows, Victorian fetuses, Furbies, a giant hairball from a cow's stomach, Napoleon's death mask, dodo bird bones, [and] jars of the excrement of celebrities...."

Here's an article that goes into more detail:

http://io9.com/were-dying-to-visit-this-weird-new-museum-of-curiositie-1678303210

I would like to draft +Dirk Puehl to travel to England so he can visit The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiousities. While there, I imagine he would wander from exhibit to exhibit with a camera crew. He will display the exhibition to his audience of millions and then provide us with commentary on his thoughts. 

Here are some of the items which are displayed in the museum:

"...Shrunken heads, narwhal tusks, anteater skeletons, taxidermied flamingoes, hydrocephalic cows, Victorian fetuses, Furbies, a giant hairball from a cow's stomach, Napoleon's death mask, dodo bird bones, [and] jars of the excrement of celebrities...."

Here's an article that goes into more detail:

http://io9.com/were-dying-to-visit-this-weird-new-museum-of-curiositie-1678303210___

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2015-01-07 23:44:14 (72 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

What Was Your Favorite Toy?

I saw this question posted on i09 the other day and thought it was a great way to get to know people better. So, I'm kind of stealing it. I hope you'll respond because I'd like to learn a little more about the people who show up to read the stuff I write here.

My favorite toy was Warduke from the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons set released by LJN in the early 80's. I loved the cartoon, but wasn't able to watch it every week because it aired at the same time as Scooby Doo. So I had to take turns with my sister. One week we'd get to watch the really super cool Dungeons & Dragons cartoon and the next week I'd be stuck watching some guy having a rubber mask pulled off his head before he complained about those meddling kids and how he could have gotten away with it if it hadn't been for them.

What about... more »

What Was Your Favorite Toy?

I saw this question posted on i09 the other day and thought it was a great way to get to know people better. So, I'm kind of stealing it. I hope you'll respond because I'd like to learn a little more about the people who show up to read the stuff I write here.

My favorite toy was Warduke from the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons set released by LJN in the early 80's. I loved the cartoon, but wasn't able to watch it every week because it aired at the same time as Scooby Doo. So I had to take turns with my sister. One week we'd get to watch the really super cool Dungeons & Dragons cartoon and the next week I'd be stuck watching some guy having a rubber mask pulled off his head before he complained about those meddling kids and how he could have gotten away with it if it hadn't been for them.

What about you? What was your favorite toy as a child?

If you'd like to read the i09 post, it's here:

http://io9.com/what-was-your-favorite-toy-when-you-were-a-kid-1677958088___

2015-01-07 13:04:23 (25 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

No Context Question, Number 2

Pick one.

No Context Question, Number 2

Pick one.___

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2015-01-07 04:51:49 (14 comments, 2 reshares, 59 +1s)Open 

+Amy Knepper asked me to draw an owl. So, this is what I worked on while I watched Agent Carter tonight.

+Amy Knepper asked me to draw an owl. So, this is what I worked on while I watched Agent Carter tonight.___

2015-01-07 00:26:35 (18 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Sketch Ideas

Earlier I said I was going to try to share more art on the plus this year. I'm taking suggestions for things to draw. Got any ideas? Tell me in the comments. Can't guarantee that I'll make my way through every suggestion, but I will consider them.

Sketch Ideas

Earlier I said I was going to try to share more art on the plus this year. I'm taking suggestions for things to draw. Got any ideas? Tell me in the comments. Can't guarantee that I'll make my way through every suggestion, but I will consider them.___

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2015-01-06 23:56:40 (10 comments, 2 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Remember I said I was in too many Supernatural communities? Posts like this are why I stay. It still makes me laugh even though I've seen the episode.

Oh cas...XD___Remember I said I was in too many Supernatural communities? Posts like this are why I stay. It still makes me laugh even though I've seen the episode.

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2015-01-06 23:08:53 (8 comments, 8 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Lots of Free Short Stories from Tor.com

Tor Publishing has just released an e-book compilation of the best stories featured on their website from the past year. Even better, it's available for free. Hit the link to pick up a copy.

Lots of Free Short Stories from Tor.com

Tor Publishing has just released an e-book compilation of the best stories featured on their website from the past year. Even better, it's available for free. Hit the link to pick up a copy.___

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2015-01-06 22:43:28 (6 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

+Bruce Shark  You Got Some Explaining to Do.

Article here: http://thestack.com/vietnam-asia-america-gateway-break-outage-internet-050115

+Bruce Shark  You Got Some Explaining to Do.

Article here: http://thestack.com/vietnam-asia-america-gateway-break-outage-internet-050115___

2015-01-06 16:55:21 (32 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

No Context Question

Pick one.

No Context Question

Pick one.___

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2015-01-05 04:57:28 (3 comments, 0 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Spreading the word. +S. A. Hunt, Novelist is gonna be a big name one day. You should try to get an autographed copy of one of his books now before he is famous... or infamous.

It could go either way. He will either become the next great author or he'll be the subject of an Investigation Discovery documentary where they bring in detectives to explain his frame of mind before he snapped.

Either way-- those books? Money in the bank, my friends. Money in the bank.

Courtesy of Rhodes scholar and author Natasha Raulerson, an interview with me and an Outlaw King giveaway!

#authorinterview   #kindlebooks   #fantasy   #free   #freebies   #giveaway  ___Spreading the word. +S. A. Hunt, Novelist is gonna be a big name one day. You should try to get an autographed copy of one of his books now before he is famous... or infamous.

It could go either way. He will either become the next great author or he'll be the subject of an Investigation Discovery documentary where they bring in detectives to explain his frame of mind before he snapped.

Either way-- those books? Money in the bank, my friends. Money in the bank.

2015-01-05 04:50:29 (32 comments, 0 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

There are times when I look at my news stream and think that I am in far, far too many Supernatural groups.

There are times when I look at my news stream and think that I am in far, far too many Supernatural groups.___

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2015-01-04 14:14:50 (9 comments, 4 reshares, 44 +1s)Open 

Here's the dog I was sketching yesterday.

Here's the dog I was sketching yesterday.___

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2015-01-04 01:34:13 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

One of the things I want to do more of in the coming year is share artwork here. I doubt that very much of it will be finished. So, you'll have to endure my scratchy sketch work. Here's one of my dog done in about 20 minutes while he sat next to me on the couch. Then, my wife called him to go into the other room and the moment was lost. This is what was done before he left.

One of the things I want to do more of in the coming year is share artwork here. I doubt that very much of it will be finished. So, you'll have to endure my scratchy sketch work. Here's one of my dog done in about 20 minutes while he sat next to me on the couch. Then, my wife called him to go into the other room and the moment was lost. This is what was done before he left.___

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2015-01-03 23:30:44 (33 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Can I Get Your Thoughts on This?

This is a very rough first draft. I haven't found the voice for the character. That part needs some work, but I think I like the world and the action in this scene. I'd like to know your thoughts. What do you think? Does it sound like an interesting world? Does it make you curious to know more about these people?

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“Stop wiggling or you’re going to lose this leg!”

“Then, I’ll get a new one. Get off me,” I kicked out at her as I screamed the words. That’s when I noticed that my leg wasn’t working. My thigh had made the kicking motion, but from the knee down my leg was motionless. It swung through the air carried by the momentum of the motion created by my movements, but failed to convey the satisfying kick that I’d hoped to deliver to the girl’s jaw. I did manage to surprise herenough to get her t... more »

Can I Get Your Thoughts on This?

This is a very rough first draft. I haven't found the voice for the character. That part needs some work, but I think I like the world and the action in this scene. I'd like to know your thoughts. What do you think? Does it sound like an interesting world? Does it make you curious to know more about these people?

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“Stop wiggling or you’re going to lose this leg!”

“Then, I’ll get a new one. Get off me,” I kicked out at her as I screamed the words. That’s when I noticed that my leg wasn’t working. My thigh had made the kicking motion, but from the knee down my leg was motionless. It swung through the air carried by the momentum of the motion created by my movements, but failed to convey the satisfying kick that I’d hoped to deliver to the girl’s jaw. I did manage to surprise her enough to get her to pull that torch away from my prosthetic. Who was this girl? What had she done to my leg?

With some difficulty, I managed to sit up. My right leg was little more than useless. I looked down at the dull metal that began at my knee and made up the rest of my leg. Wires and sensors dangled in the air. Most of them had come from a large gash on the side of my leg.
The girl stood just out of my reach or I would have throttled her. I’d had this leg for decades. I didn’t want a new one. Yeah, they're supposed to be better, but the tech has changed too much. I’m too old to have to give up weeks of my life learning how to walk again. Is it so wrong to just want something familiar that works?

“Sir,” she said as she approached. “If you let me, I can help you. Someone attacked you. You were found you in an alley. Since you were unconscious they brought you to me. My name is Ellen.” She took a step forward. “Please let me help you.”

I looked down at my busted leg. Tiny sparks danced at the edge of a busted A4 receptacle. I tried to move my ankle, flex my toes... even raise my leg. None of it worked. I was sitting on a metal table or workbench of some kind. The room was full of these tables. Many of them held other bodies in varying states of decay. Some of the bodies had been cut open.

“Are you an eater?” I could feel the bitter taste of bile rising in my throat. “Is that why they brought me to you?” I looked around for my sword, but didn’t see it. The only thing that was within reach was a small metal pan. It held a few bloody strips of cloth and some circuitry from my leg. Not exactly useful as a weapon, but that didn’t matter, I’d beat her to death with my hands if I had to. “Get away from me!” I threw the pan at her head as hard as I could. 

She ducked out of the way and I seized upon the moment. I jumped down from the bed and hopped over to where she stood. I grabbed her by the arms. Part of this was an effort to attack her, but most of it ended up simply being an effort to avoid falling. I pulled my fist back to strike her, but something in the way she looked at me made me stop. 

“No, I’m not an eater. I...” she looked around the room. “I help people.” 

“Did you help them,” I motioned to the corpses all around us.

“No,” she hesitated. “Not them, but they are teaching me things. Things I can use to help others. Now, you need to get back onto the table before you fall down and hurt yourself.”

She helped me over to the table. Behind the girl, massive plate windows looked out at the city far below us. Fallen buildings and shattered streets stretched out in every direction to the distant hills. Above those brown smudges of the hills hung the broken moon. Judging by how much of the debris cloud was visible, I guessed that this would have been what the old ones would have called a full moon. A full moon? The very idea was the stuff of legend; but, it did highlight a problem. How long had I been out? Last I remembered, it should have been a darkening moon. As I considered this, a dragon flew across the face of the broken moon and faded into the darkness as it disappeared over the horizon.

#SaturdayScenes  ___

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2015-01-03 20:00:41 (37 comments, 0 reshares, 23 +1s)Open 

The Purging of My Facial Hair Continues

The Purging of My Facial Hair Continues___

2015-01-03 17:02:23 (16 comments, 0 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

For the life of me, I can never understand how earbud cables are able to get tangled up so quickly. Look away for a second and it's a Gordian knot.

For the life of me, I can never understand how earbud cables are able to get tangled up so quickly. Look away for a second and it's a Gordian knot.___

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2015-01-03 02:19:26 (28 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

I slacked off last year.

I knew that I hadn't posted as much, but I thought I had made more than 175 public posts. Oh well. I'll do better this year... or maybe I'm doing better already? 

I slacked off last year.

I knew that I hadn't posted as much, but I thought I had made more than 175 public posts. Oh well. I'll do better this year... or maybe I'm doing better already? ___

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2015-01-01 19:24:38 (30 comments, 1 reshares, 15 +1s)Open 

Is it Time for Change?

I'm linking to an interesting article that +Kimm Antell posted in my urban fantasy community. Much of the article contrasts with Tolkien with Moorcock, but more interesting, to me, is how Moorcock was contrasting himself with Tolkien and spearheading a movement to encourage writers to step out of his shadow.

Here's a portion that documents some of the things Michael Moorcock did to start this movement:

"....Within the pages of New Worlds, Moorcock created a literary revolution, one that would have science fiction fans calling for his head. It would be termed New Wave, and it was characterized by an insistence that speculative fiction doesn’t need to rely on laser blasters, one-eyed Martians, and sub-light engines to expand its imagination. The stories in New Worlds under Moorcock were often experimental, sometimes pushing thebo... more »

Is it Time for Change?

I'm linking to an interesting article that +Kimm Antell posted in my urban fantasy community. Much of the article contrasts with Tolkien with Moorcock, but more interesting, to me, is how Moorcock was contrasting himself with Tolkien and spearheading a movement to encourage writers to step out of his shadow.

Here's a portion that documents some of the things Michael Moorcock did to start this movement:

"....Within the pages of New Worlds, Moorcock created a literary revolution, one that would have science fiction fans calling for his head. It would be termed New Wave, and it was characterized by an insistence that speculative fiction doesn’t need to rely on laser blasters, one-eyed Martians, and sub-light engines to expand its imagination. The stories in New Worlds under Moorcock were often experimental, sometimes pushing the boundaries of what some considered good taste..."

My question is if it's time for another change? Has genre fiction become complacent and 'safe'? Is it time to stir things up? If so, what needs to change? Talk to me. Tell me your thoughts.___

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2015-01-01 00:02:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

Helping to spread the word. If you'd like to enter a contest to win a free copy of +C. J. Brightley's book, you can find the details about how to do so below.

Oh, hey! This only has one entry so far. If you want a signed paperback of The King's Sword, enter now!

http://www.cjbrightley.com/monthly-giveaway/

You can also find it on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Kings-Sword-Erdemen-Honor-Book-ebook/dp/B00A43PWZG/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

What's that you say? You already have a copy? Don't worry, you can trade it for any of my other books if you prefer.

A disillusioned soldier. A spoiled, untried prince. A coup that threatens the country they love.

When retired soldier Kemen finds the young prince Hakan fleeing an attempted assassination, he reluctantly takes the role of mentor and guardian. Keeping the prince alive is challenging enough. Making him a man is harder.

As usurper Vidar tightens his grip on power, Kemen wrestles with questions of duty and honor. What if the prince isn’t the best ruler after all?

Invasion looms, and Kemen’s decisions will shape the fate of a nation. What will he sacrifice for friendship and honor?___Helping to spread the word. If you'd like to enter a contest to win a free copy of +C. J. Brightley's book, you can find the details about how to do so below.

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2014-12-31 18:31:06 (10 comments, 0 reshares, 31 +1s)Open 

I've started to shave off my beard. For the first day of removal, I went with a western look.Yippee ki-yay.

I've started to shave off my beard. For the first day of removal, I went with a western look.Yippee ki-yay.___

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2014-12-31 12:27:32 (9 comments, 2 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Great Near Future SciFi Here

Last night, I picked up +Andy Goldman's novella, False Negative, and tore through it. I'm really surprised at how much world building he was able to incorporate into the story in such a small amount of time. He does it in an organic and natural way that works for the story.

I really enjoyed this story. It grabbed me from the first paragraph. It's available on Amazon for 99 cents here:

http://www.amazon.com/False-Negative-Andy-Goldman-ebook/dp/B00RDTAVVO/

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Great Near Future SciFi Here

Last night, I picked up +Andy Goldman's novella, False Negative, and tore through it. I'm really surprised at how much world building he was able to incorporate into the story in such a small amount of time. He does it in an organic and natural way that works for the story.

I really enjoyed this story. It grabbed me from the first paragraph. It's available on Amazon for 99 cents here:

http://www.amazon.com/False-Negative-Andy-Goldman-ebook/dp/B00RDTAVVO/

Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.___

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2014-12-30 16:09:45 (30 comments, 0 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Me with a Goatee

I've used the occasion of breaking my leg as an excuse to avoid shaving. So, here's a pic of me with a goatee. It probably won't last long. So, I wanted to take a photo before getting rid of it.

Me with a Goatee

I've used the occasion of breaking my leg as an excuse to avoid shaving. So, here's a pic of me with a goatee. It probably won't last long. So, I wanted to take a photo before getting rid of it.___

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2014-12-29 21:50:06 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

Wanna try something different? I admire authors who are brave enough to step away from the same old story everyone always writes. If you enjoy originality, maybe you should consider picking up this book while it's free. Read +Mike Reeves-McMillan's original post for the story description.

Your standard fantasy story kicks off when the blacksmith's apprentice who's the hidden king and/or the only remaining person with magic loses his entire family and has to leave his home, with quirky assorted companions, and quest for the Lost McGuffin in order to defeat the Dark Lord.

I am so bored with that story. So I wrote one in which the people from humble backgrounds are just people from humble backgrounds, who get the chance to become more - "more" being "members of an elite civil service attempting to negotiate a trade treaty for dairy products".

If you think that sounds unpromising, there's a war looming, cultures are clashing, and all the characters have big decisions to make.

It's currently free on Amazon (until the end of the year). ___Wanna try something different? I admire authors who are brave enough to step away from the same old story everyone always writes. If you enjoy originality, maybe you should consider picking up this book while it's free. Read +Mike Reeves-McMillan's original post for the story description.

2014-12-29 03:58:22 (13 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

Stupid Question about New York

I'm aware of the expression that New York is the city that never sleeps, but I've never actually been there. Pretty much all of my knowledge of New York has been gleaned from episodes of Law and Order or other shows like it. So, please excuse what I'm sure is a very dumb question.

I'm currently reading the novel Limitless. They made a movie about it a few years back. The book is great. The character has a wonderful voice that makes you want to keep reading.

Anyway, there's a point in the book when he wakes up at 4 AM. His heart is racing and he has the shakes. One of the first things he considers as being the source of his condition is that he needs more alcohol. So, he considers going down the street to a local bar... at 4 AM.

Are bars still open and serving liquor at 4 AM in New York? Everywhere... more »

Stupid Question about New York

I'm aware of the expression that New York is the city that never sleeps, but I've never actually been there. Pretty much all of my knowledge of New York has been gleaned from episodes of Law and Order or other shows like it. So, please excuse what I'm sure is a very dumb question.

I'm currently reading the novel Limitless. They made a movie about it a few years back. The book is great. The character has a wonderful voice that makes you want to keep reading.

Anyway, there's a point in the book when he wakes up at 4 AM. His heart is racing and he has the shakes. One of the first things he considers as being the source of his condition is that he needs more alcohol. So, he considers going down the street to a local bar... at 4 AM.

Are bars still open and serving liquor at 4 AM in New York? Everywhere I've lived, they all close at 2 AM.___

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2014-12-29 03:49:51 (3 comments, 4 reshares, 17 +1s)Open 

Curated Recommendations for female SciFi authors.

Thanks for putting this together, +Traci Loudin. I'm going to look through the titles to see if any of them catch my interest.

When I realized the scifi I'd read in 2012 and 2013 was dominated 2:1 by male authors, I decided to make 2014 the year of the female SF author. This post contains excerpts of my reviews, and the scifi ones you might be interested in are: 

Osiris by E.J. Swift
Downbelow Station by C.J. Cherryh
Origin by Jessica Khoury
Beggars in Spain by Nancy Kress
Divergent by Veronica Roth
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Resurrection by Arwen Elys Dayton
Spin State by Chris Moriarty

#scifi   #scifibook   #femaleauthors  ___Curated Recommendations for female SciFi authors.

Thanks for putting this together, +Traci Loudin. I'm going to look through the titles to see if any of them catch my interest.

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2014-12-28 20:21:56 (74 comments, 3 reshares, 111 +1s)Open 

Calling It Now

I just read an article citing the number of complaints the BBC has received saying that Doctor Who is promoting a gay agenda. Why the people making those complaints waited until now compared to when Jack Harkness (although, technically, he was described as being omnisexual) was a regular cast member is beyond me, but I digress.

The article did get me to thinking about the Doctor's impending sex change. I think pretty much everyone believes that the next incarnation will feature a gender switch. They've practically said as much by incorporating the Master's gender change into a major storyline during one of the recent seasons to silence those individuals who were still complaining that it hadn't been established in cannon that Time Lords could make such a change. Then, of course, there is also the fact that becoming a female was one of the choices... more »

Calling It Now

I just read an article citing the number of complaints the BBC has received saying that Doctor Who is promoting a gay agenda. Why the people making those complaints waited until now compared to when Jack Harkness (although, technically, he was described as being omnisexual) was a regular cast member is beyond me, but I digress.

The article did get me to thinking about the Doctor's impending sex change. I think pretty much everyone believes that the next incarnation will feature a gender switch. They've practically said as much by incorporating the Master's gender change into a major storyline during one of the recent seasons to silence those individuals who were still complaining that it hadn't been established in cannon that Time Lords could make such a change. Then, of course, there is also the fact that becoming a female was one of the choices listed by the Sisterhood of Karn when the eighth Doctor was regenerating during Night of the Doctor.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-U3jrS-uhuo

Then, it occurred to me that the Doctor is married. Although we've never seen that portion of his life, we do know that River Song will be his wife during some future incarnation. Wouldn't it blow everyone's minds if the married portion of the Doctor's life was portrayed during this next female incarnation?

Here's the article where people were complaining about the homosexual agenda in Doctor Who:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/doctor-who-used-to-promote-homosexuality-according-to-complaints-to-bbc-9947094.html___

2014-12-26 01:35:33 (42 comments, 0 reshares, 95 +1s)Open 

Social Media is Weird

Have you ever stopped to consider the number of people you know from social networks whom you consider to be friends? Granted these probably aren't people you'd call if you needed a kidney (although, you never know), but these are people who'd happily meet you for dinner if you happened to be passing through their town.

If you think about it, this makes sense. It's only natural that you'd form a relationship with people you speak to on a regular basis. However, even though I understand this on an intellectual level, experiencing it remains surreal.

Christmas is winding down. My children have opened all of their presents and are now safely tucked in their beds. Extended family members have gone back to their homes. My wife and I are watching one of my favorite Christmas movies The Family Man and I am thinking of all of you: my... more »

Social Media is Weird

Have you ever stopped to consider the number of people you know from social networks whom you consider to be friends? Granted these probably aren't people you'd call if you needed a kidney (although, you never know), but these are people who'd happily meet you for dinner if you happened to be passing through their town.

If you think about it, this makes sense. It's only natural that you'd form a relationship with people you speak to on a regular basis. However, even though I understand this on an intellectual level, experiencing it remains surreal.

Christmas is winding down. My children have opened all of their presents and are now safely tucked in their beds. Extended family members have gone back to their homes. My wife and I are watching one of my favorite Christmas movies The Family Man and I am thinking of all of you: my internet friends.

I am thinking of the hundreds and hundreds of people who have allowed me to get to know them. Individuals who have shared their lives with me, who argue with me, who trade jokes and barbs with me, who remain the number one reason I keep coming back to Google+. I would like to wish all of you a Merry Christmas and my sincere wish that the impending New Year brings you only things that are good and wonderful.

Happy Holidays!___

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2014-12-25 20:53:33 (8 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Amanda Palmer's Art of Asking

Is it worth ten bucks to buy the book? Does it contain more information than the TED Talk or is it just the same material spread out over a few hundred pages? 

Amanda Palmer's Art of Asking

Is it worth ten bucks to buy the book? Does it contain more information than the TED Talk or is it just the same material spread out over a few hundred pages? ___

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2014-12-25 19:49:47 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 12 +1s)Open 

Charles Dickens Self-Published A Christmas Carol

I didn't know that. I thought he had sold it to the newspapers of the day, but that's not true. He paid to have it printed and started off selling them by hand. The article, linked below, is really interesting. It details how he used many of the same tactics that modern day self-publishers use and how he faced some of the same issues that continue to haunt us today. Take a moment to read it when you have time. It's probably around a thousand words.

Also, please leave comments on the original post to encourage +Jamie Lee Scott to post here more often. She is an author I know from Facebook and I'm trying to convince her that G+ is a better place to be. 

Charles Dickens self-published A Christmas Carol! Read more about it in the 12th Blog of Christmas from Martin Crosbie. VERY interesting!!! http://blog.jamieleescott.com/2014/12/12-blogs-of-christmas-christmas-carol.html___Charles Dickens Self-Published A Christmas Carol

I didn't know that. I thought he had sold it to the newspapers of the day, but that's not true. He paid to have it printed and started off selling them by hand. The article, linked below, is really interesting. It details how he used many of the same tactics that modern day self-publishers use and how he faced some of the same issues that continue to haunt us today. Take a moment to read it when you have time. It's probably around a thousand words.

Also, please leave comments on the original post to encourage +Jamie Lee Scott to post here more often. She is an author I know from Facebook and I'm trying to convince her that G+ is a better place to be. 

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