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Mark David Gerson has been shared in 45 public circles

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Brian Mcquillan19,804Boost your visibility on Google+ - Share the circle!To be added to or stay in this Circle - Share the circleIf you received the notice you are in this circle, then well done.If you would like to be included in the next Circle Share, you only have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles2 - Share the circle (Publicly)3 - Add +1 to the post.4 - Leave a comment if you like.I will thankful if you plus and share this circle!#circles #Gif #Cute #Anime #Animals #Online #Life #CatLovers #Cat #FunnyPics #Quote #Art #CaturdayEveryday #QuoteOfTheDay #Truth #Dog #Dogs #XD #Meme #LOL #Humor #Cute #Anime #Gif #Animals #Cat #CatLovers #Art #Online #Cats #Life #FunnyPics #CaturdayEveryday #Dog #Quote #Dogs #Truth #Manga 2015-01-15 07:18:52498323
John Cleese10,248Hey my friends. Good morning/evening to all! Circle brings together nice and interesting peopleIf you want to be a part of my best shared circles, this is the circle, you may want to add and share circle.Share The Circle And Boost Your Visibility On G+1. Add us to your circles, if you haven't done so already2. +1 this circle3. Publicly share this circle to public, your circles and extended circles.4. If possible, leave a comment on this circle so we know you have done the three steps above.Please make sure you do it on the original post or I won't notice it More you share more you get!#circleoftheday #sharedcircle #topsharedcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #myseoissocial #besocial #socializethesocial #trust #circles #circleshare #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers #social #socialnetworking #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #googleplus #communities #topsocialcircle #influencers #influencer #socialnetworking #betrustable #popularitycircle #trustablesharedcircle #cerchiacondivisa #circuloscompartidos #smiletolife2015-01-15 05:26:16493000
Terry Dyke1,332The #CulturalCreatives circle -- a carefully-vetted group of 100 artists, writers, makers, and thinkers on G+.They all have 1000+ followers and post actively. Most tend toward the humanist/progressive/green end of things, and all have a creatively provocative take on this stuff that fills our waking hours.If you are interested in joining the circle and expanding it, please do the following:1. Add this to your circles2. Add yourself to the circle3. Share the expanded circle to Public4. Include comments and #CulturalCreatives tagThanks!Terry Dyke#CulturalCreatives  #circles  #circlesharing   #sharedcircles    #publiccircles2015-01-13 00:56:20100000
Harry Day13,177*If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!4. Publicly share this circle...!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!*#photography  #circlesharingforthepeopleplc  #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircles #share #sharedcircleoftheday #sharewithyou #circlethursday #followme #followers #followback #circle #googleplus #coolpeople #circleshare #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #frankfurt #germany #hamburg #germany #munich #greece #greece #athens #greece #heraklion #greece #rhodes #portugal #funchal #portugal #lisbon #portugal 2015-01-09 10:32:47496112
Brad Thompson21,993Journalists & Authors Shared CircleShare to the world. #BTSharedCircle  2014-12-27 04:03:15371004
Becky Collins16,373Young Adult 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 ?2014-09-13 05:03:59465138
Becky Collins12,812Small Business 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 ?2014-07-08 05:12:1542311513
Daniel Mihai Popescu53,047My Writers circle!Dear friends, my notification to circles doesn't work. Please don't be upset on me because I mentioned you here. You are not required to do anything, just a "+1" will be greatly appreciated. #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle   #maximumperformance   #writers   #authors   #bloggers  It is a valuable circle to add to yours, and if I forgot anyone, please just tell me :)This circle is dedicated to all its members, and I'll mention them in my comments. I hated to do that, but I have been advised to do so by a lot of my esteemed friends you all appreciate.2014-07-06 15:33:013255614103
Shashi S5,879Circle of Authors & Poets_____________________________________This is one of the most interesting group of Authors and Poets, selected from my years on Google Plus, 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 after reviewing your profile, I WILL INCLUDE YOU IN NEXT SHARE.... ONLY IF YOU ARE AN ASPIRING AUTHOR OR A POET :-) Those of you who are notified are already in the circle...This circle also includes many of upcoming writers who are Top Google + Users, who share unique and original content. They are kind of the early trend setters..With this team, you will be able to grow in your own community, with 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 plus5 - YOU HAVE TO BE, AT LEAST, AN ASPIRING AUTHOR OR POETThe 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     2014-04-16 06:47:374134213
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
Daniel Mihai Popescu18,582Writers in my streams! A circle I haven't shared in awhile :)If you'll add it, your stream will become wittier than ever!2013-10-12 18:53:0732361014
Daniel Mihai Popescu13,299For a long time (2-3 weeks maybe), I haven't shared this Writers circle!Add it and share it, dear friends, it's for your own good!2013-08-31 18:31:003645610
Uniikii0Uniikii's networking #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   #sharedcircles                 #2013-08-14 15:07:53483309
The Key Maker(Fan Page)0Sense of Humor #sharedcircles   #circleshare  2013-08-10 23:39:202000414
Daniel Mihai Popescu10,685Writers - One of my first circles ever! #danielmihaipopescusharedcircle  2013-08-09 16:27:29363118
Domus Vitae Inc.153Shared Circle of #entrepreneurs  www.domusvitae.ca   #sharedcircle   #smallbusiness   #businessowners   #CEO   #President   #circlesharing                       #circleshare                       #circles             #circleoftheday               #sharedpubliccircles                   #sharedcircles                       #share               #sharedcircleoftheday                     #sharewithyou                   #circlefriday               #circlethursday                       #followfriday                     #follow                       #followme               #followers                     #followback                 #circle             #googleplus                 #communities             #hangouts               #events         #googleplus             #google             #snowball           #vip         #coolpeople                   #circleshare                   2013-08-05 19:31:504824114
Simona AN23,183+Todaysmemory THANK YOU CircleSince last year, I started to post memories of the day - celebrations, great people in painting, sculpture, music, dance, literature, film, science, etc. A tribute to the people who have left a mark in history, an international celebration, all with a short summary. I named these posts Today's Memory. When I saw that my memories captured attention, I create a page, +Todaysmemory (with big help from my friend +Angela Ghinea) and I discovered a lot of people with the same tastes and posts.Here's a BIG THANK YOU Circle with the best friends and Sources of +Todaysmemory.  A group of extremely interesting people, if you add them you won't regret!If you like the memories, I invite you to send, with hashtag #todaysmemory  and curator me, +Simona AN everything you think deserves your tribute! Thank you! #todaysmemory   #onthisday   #onthisdayinhistory   #take2seconds   #shareyourcircle   #circleoftheday   #bestsharedcircle   #CircleCount  2013-07-28 15:26:2710038930
Richard Cosgrove2,335Screenwriters Shared CircleIn the days before communities, there was shared circles. This is one I curate for screenwriters.If you'd like adding, please leave a comment. #screenwriters #filmmaking 2012-12-29 23:26:5664101
Peter Smalley10,425#12daysofchristmas   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles     #writing   #aperfectwritingcircle  Dear Plustopians,Welcome to my Twelve Days Writing Circles of Christmas! Each shared public circle is full of fascinating, engaging Plussers, writers and other creative folk. I encourage you to add them, share them, and engage with them - I can personally guarantee they will fill your stream with ridiculous amounts of pure Awesome. Further, anyone who reshares one of these circles will be automatically entered in a drawing for one of twelve copies of my forthcoming hardboiled detective paranormal novella, Emerald City Blues! Bonus book is bonus!Cheers, and happy holidays to all!2012-12-26 23:16:34947105
Peter Smalley (Merkabah)9,644#writing   #sharedcircles   #aperfectwritingcircle   #nanowrimo  ATTENTION PEOPLE OF EARTHIn my eleventh shared circle of the #aperfectwritingcircle  project, I give you this gem of a circle: 95 amazing people with a passion for the written word, many of whose writing cred I can personally attest to (and including some whose cred far outstrips my own). But whether you're an old hand or just experimenting with the art of writing, you'll find someone here who shares your journey.Go. Circle. Reshare. Enjoy. And keep on writing.===If you're interested in past Writing circle shares, search on the tag #aperfectwritingcircle . Want to know more about this project? Here's the summary: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117351898370193721811/posts/PA6GeQHUZWX2012-10-31 17:05:189512112
Peter Smalley (Merkabah)9,254#writing   #sharedcircles   #aperfectwritingcircle   #nanowrimo      ATTENTION PEOPLE OF EARTHIn my second shared circle of the #aperfectwritingcircle project, I give you this gem of a circle: 95 amazing people with a passion for the written word, many of whose writing cred I can personally attest to (and including some whose cred far outstrips my own). But whether you're an old hand or just experimenting with the art of writing, you'll find someone here who shares your journey.Go. Circle. Reshare. Enjoy. And keep on writing.===Want to know more about the #aperfectwritingcircle  project? Here's the summary: https://plus.google.com/u/0/117351898370193721811/posts/PA6GeQHUZWX2012-10-16 17:24:359519615
Nina Pelletier11,765I have been requested to share my writers circle many times over the last year, but I never felt right doing it. After 2 emails I received yesterday asking so kindly that I share it yet again, I figured it's time to do so.I have over 500 writers in my writers circle because, hey, that's why I'm here right? But sadly only 500 of them can be shared at once. So you won't get all of the wonderful writerly people I have met on this lovely world we call Google+, but here are 500 of them.  Enjoy and share.If I've missed any writers, please feel free to add them in the comments below.Thank you to this awesome community of literary quirkiness and genius. ♥  #writershelpingwriters   #writers  2012-09-12 15:13:0750121411
Don Sturgill57This Writer's Circle probably needs to be edited, but it's a start. Do you have a list of favorite writers on Google+ to share? Please do.2012-08-27 20:46:3870000
Meilani MacDonald2,935Small Business circle 2 of 2Hello small business peeps! I'm a small biz person and naturally I want to connect with other small biz owners. I really feel we all have so much to share with each other and to learn from one another as we navigate this world called Google+ that provides us with so many great tools and resources to support our small biz efforts. I also think it's a good thing to support each other, and lift each other up as we work towards our goals. So I've been collecting small biz people and shared small biz & entrepreneurs circles, because those are the people I most want in my own circles, to follow, to connect with, and to support. I have 700+ small bizzes in my circle, so I've split it into two circles to share with you. This is #2 of the 2. Let's hear it for small business!Btw, speaking of supporting small bizzes, I host a TGIF Biz Networking Hangout every Friday at 4pm pst, now a Hangout on Air. It is a chance to give yourself and your biz a little promo, and I feature special guests who are small biz owners and who have all kinds of good advice and info to share with other small biz owners. Please check my profile for more info or to watch last Friday's episode, where we talked about QR codes and great ideas for how to use them, and also talked about the value of keeping content fresh on your blogs and web sites, and when and why to blog, or not to blog. #smallbusiness #entrepreneur #sharedcircles +CircleCount +Shared Circles Shared a Circle with You +Shared a Circle with you2012-05-28 18:24:39330211318
Rob Gordon22,157*Entrepreneurs, Self-Employed & Small Business OwnersUPDATED SHARED CIRCLE: Part 1 of 2: A through L (by last name).Link to Part (M-Z):         http://goo.gl/0Fcg1Link to Supplemental 1: http://goo.gl/AXXrWLink to Supplemental 2: http://goo.gl/TZKKeLike to Supplemental 3: http://goo.gl/3x6hINOTE:  This circle is no longer maintained in its present form but is still a good place to start if you are looking for entrepreneurs to follow and connect with here.  It has mostly been replace with a Google+ community of the same name that you can find at http://goo.gl/ejG9P**********************This is the most recent update to the popular "entrepreneurs" circle that posted a few months ago. As you can see, it has gotten bigger than 500 people so I have had to split it alphabetically into two parts. These two circles includes the self employed, small business owners, independent contractors, small startup companies and pretty much anyone trying to make it outside of the traditional economy.This is different from the other business circles of this type in that it doesn't include too many of the "celebrity entrepreneurs" and instead has mostly people with their own business or venture. There are more than 800 people here, but this has been reviewed extensively since it was last published -lots of fantastic new people have been added, and some have been dropped - mostly because they don't interact much. The end result is a circle of really awesome business people who actively interact with others here and have a small business or entreprenueral mindset.This is a really diverse group and includes entrepreneurs of all stripes - some have well established ventures and are wildly successful, others are just getting started and haven't made it yet. As can be expected, it is a little tech heavy, but represents most industries and many different types of business. There are even a handful of people here who have traditional jobs, but seem to have an interest in small business issues and always seem welcome to help entrepreneurial efforts. The people in these circles post all manner of things - not just business, but all are smart and interesting people so I recommend that you check this out.I do want to add the disclaimer that this is in no way "definitive" - there are millions of entrepreneurs on Google+ and this is just a tiny fraction of them - the ones I have curated. It seems that about two seconds after I publish this I always remember someone I should have included so just me know if you think you should be here. I republish this periodically and generally add everyone who comments on the post.As with all circles of this size I would use some discretion in adding this - either update your existing circle, pick and choose the ones you like or use these as a trial circles - whatever works for you. I'm not even sure Google will let you add all this many names at once so you may have to come back if you want to add all of them. The technology for this is not perfect, but I am trying to do my part to help build a highly interconnected community of entrepreneurs here on Google+.I hope you find the people in this circle interesting.RobReshares welcome and appreciatedIMPORTANT: You don't want to follow people based on where their last name fits in the alphabit do you? Make sure you also take a look at the second part of this list:LINK TO PART II (M-Z): http://goo.gl/0Fcg1#smallbusiness2012-04-18 18:49:234401197169
Rebecca Jordan593Entrepreneurs, Self Employed & Small Business : 500 People2012-03-27 19:28:325001157
Gabriel Fitzpatrick3,746Writers CircleA couple people have asked me to share a circle of writers because there apparently aren't enough of those. This is the first full one, and contains most of the writers whose posts and content I've found interesting and engaging (or at very least who haven't been so insufferable as to warrant an uncircling ^.^) If you aren't here, you may very well be in the second one. Don't jump to any conclusions :)2012-03-26 22:19:06499983
Meilani MacDonald1,201If the Circle Fits, Share It! - Entrepreneurs, Freelancers and Small BusinessWow, where to begin? This is exactly the circle I was looking for: entrepreneurs, freelancers and small business. I'll begin with a thanks to +Rahul Roy, whose always helpful posts of resources for new and wanting to be more active plussers pointed the way to www.CircleCount.com. That site turned out to be a great resource for finding shared circles defined by interest. There, I found +Rob Gordon's awesome entrepreneurs, freelancers and small business circle. I know it's a quality circle, as I noticed many of the folks in it are already in my circles, and I generally circle people who make posts I find to be useful, educational and enlightening. I hope you will find them as useful and enlightening as I have! #smallbusiness #freelance #professional #entrepreneur2012-03-24 00:26:5250111715
Rob Gordon18,830Entrepreneurs, Self Employed & Small Business. This is the latest update to my shared circle for "entrepreneurs" which includes the self employed, small business owners, independent contractors, small startup companies and pretty much anyone trying to make it outside of the traditional economy. This is different from the other business circles of this type in that it doesn't include too many of the "celebrity entrepreneurs" and instead has mostly people with their own small business or venture. Lots of time has been spent organizing this since it was first published - many new people have been added, and some have been dropped - mostly because they don't interact much. The end result is a circle of interesting business people who actively interact with others here and have a small business or entreprenueral mindset. I do want to add the disclamer that this is in no way "definitive" - there are millions of entrepreneurs on Google+ and these are just the ones I have curated. This still probably doesn't even include everyone in my own circles who are entrepreneurs or self employed so let me know if you want to be included. I republish this about once per month. This is a really diverse group of people that includes entrepreneurs of all stripes - some have well established ventures, some have startups that are just getting going and some are wildly successful. There are even a handful of people here who have traditional jobs, but seem to have an interest in entrepreneurial and small business issues. The professionals in this circle post all manner of things - not just business, but all are smart and interesting people so I recommend that you at least take a look. As with any circle of this size I would use some discretion in adding this - either pick and choose the ones you like or use it as a trial circle - whatever method works for you. I also recently learned that you can save circles to your Google contacts so you can save this information there even if you don't want to use this toward your 5000 limit. I hope you find the people in this circle interesting. I certainly do. RobReshares welcome and appreciated#sharedcircles#smallbusiness #entrepreneurs #startup2012-03-13 20:32:12500663852
Richard Cosgrove214Screenwriters shared circleThis circle contains screenwriters of all levels – from first-timers to veterans - on Google+.The circle also (if I have done things right) contain the +Go Into The Story's page. GITS is the excellent screenwriting blog run by Scott Myers (http://imdb.to/zTBhSy).If you're a screenwriter and would like to be added to this circle (or would like to be removed for any reason), please leave a comment and it'll be done.2012-02-23 10:40:5889300
Jacob Dix3,235Writers CircleHave you noticed how popular photographers are on G+? Well, here's a circle of WRITERS. Flash fiction, poetry pages, authors, short story writers & Pages exclusively for books and discussion of the written word.Pass this circle on to help promote the unsung writers of G+ (especially if you are in the circle). The content these individuals provide is fantastic.2012-01-20 10:25:1373152515
Kathy Morlock9,356This is very strange because I did share this, but it says people have not been included in your shared circle. Only Google+ users can be shared. WHO THE HECK ELSE WOULD I BE SHARING.. +Lisa Bimmerz (my fav) & +Debi Vaught-Thelin belong in there, if they aren't.. Please let me know if you are usually shared in this circle and are not here. +pio dal cin said he put my name in his circle and mine and a few others disappeared... Google should get their "stuff" together... I love you all, I'll share who was missed tomorrow... my circle is over 425... of people I really love and enjoy... I'm sorry it was messed up. In fact google has been so SLOW tonight I'm going to sign off... I'm THAT ANNOYED.. Love you all..2011-12-13 03:18:063751005
Jacob Dix967WritMy circle for fiction writers, authors, and pages. Let me know if you are one of these and are not in the circle, as I share the updates from time to time.2011-12-12 11:23:0457600
Richard Cosgrove214This is my shared circle of webvideo, film and TV writers. It includes experience screenwriters to complete beginners.If you'd like to be added, or removed, please leave a comment.Thanks.2011-12-06 00:31:3481010
Hermano Geoff3,394Authors and Writers Who Brighten My Day For Circle Share Sunday you'll love your stream by circling these great word-painters.2011-11-06 17:47:13166212
kat Folland1,665Part 2 of my NaNo circle.#nanowrimokat Folland shared a circle with you.2011-10-30 19:37:48388803
Alan Lodge0Hi G+been working on a writers circle for a while not all pro writers buy any means, some have added to the #writersblock project. If you have any interest in writing pro or other wise would like to add you to this circle, check it out.Battlesbridge Mill shared a circle with you.2011-10-30 16:19:58231732
Hermano Geoff2,851Circle Share Sunday - The Write StuffIf you love words and written art these "Active Writers and Authors" will inspire, engage, and make your writing better!Hermano Geoff shared a circle with you.2011-10-30 15:04:401651063
Brittany Constable0Here, have some WriMos! My word, this circle has gotten big beyond all sense. Protip: Having trouble coping with being circled by mass amounts of people? Create a Pending circle and sort through them at your leisure! Thanks to +Kathie Leung for the advice.Brittany Constable shared a circle with you.2011-10-18 17:01:424391001
Jason Fisk53I know +Dan Dollar did this only yesterday, but due to the Circles i've been put into in the space of 24 hours i figured i'd share the love also.So here is my Writers circle.Jason Fisk shared a circle with you.2011-10-14 23:30:47259502
Dan Dollar92here is my list of screenwriters, if anyone has their own they wish to share, that would be great!Dan Dollar shared a circle with you.2011-10-13 23:36:05251721
Hermano Geoff1,496"The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say." ~Anaïs NinSome of my favorite active writers. These guys are all active, and just by watching them you'll learn new ways to communicate.Hermano Geoff shared a circle with you.2011-10-12 22:28:1880301
Hermano Geoff1,339Back by popular demand. Active Authors, Writers, and Wordpainters Who Actually Engage YouThese folks by and large don't believe in unilateral communication. Post something interesting, witty, or different and you'll hear back from them. Watch how they post things and you'll learn some writing tricks too!Hermano Geoff shared a circle with you.2011-10-09 17:16:5178002
Anthony Fox1,041Here's a circle that knows a joke when they hear it. Some are really funny, but they all have a sense of humor.I'm crankin' out the comedy here, and they've all let me know what they like. They are even polite when I throw out the occasional stinker. I'm lucky they follow me.Be kind to these kind people, or the Gods of Comedy will CURSE YOU!!Anthony Fox shared a circle with you.2011-10-09 01:55:33208321020
Hermano Geoff432Authors and Writers Who Actually Engage You on Google PlusHermano Geoff shared a circle with you.2011-10-01 14:45:1772013

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Of all the interviews I've done with authors over the years, one of my favorites was with +Michael Wiese​. You may know Michael as founder of Michael Wiese Productions, publisher of more English-language books on film than anyone else in the world. But Wiese is also a modern-day shaman with profound insights to offer about writing, filmmaking and the creative process. Michael and I talked about all that, about his recent memoir and about his journey with Parkinson's Disease in this compelling video conversation.

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2015-03-24 04:14:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

"If you lose your purpose, it's like you're broken."
– Asa Butterfield as the title character in the film Hugo • Screenplay by John Logan, from Brian Reznick's novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret

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2015-03-29 14:32:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Scifi writer Ray Bradbury once wrote (I wish I could remember where!) that whenever something he had written made him cry, he knew it was not only good but powerful. Yesterday, I read a chapter of Sara's Year, my novel-(and screenplay)-in-progress, aloud to a friend, and it took all the equilibrium I possess to get through it without breaking down and making a bawling, blubbering scene right in Starbucks! This has been a difficult story to write because it digs deep into so much of my past and both explores and expresses so many parts of who I have been and who I still am, Yet for just those reasons it's a story I have no choice but to get out of me and onto the page. At least, thanks to Ray Bradbury, I know I'm on the right track!

Scifi writer Ray Bradbury once wrote (I wish I could remember where!) that whenever something he had written made him cry, he knew it was not only good but powerful. Yesterday, I read a chapter of Sara's Year, my novel-(and screenplay)-in-progress, aloud to a friend, and it took all the equilibrium I possess to get through it without breaking down and making a bawling, blubbering scene right in Starbucks! This has been a difficult story to write because it digs deep into so much of my past and both explores and expresses so many parts of who I have been and who I still am, Yet for just those reasons it's a story I have no choice but to get out of me and onto the page. At least, thanks to Ray Bradbury, I know I'm on the right track!___

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2015-03-29 02:09:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Say NO to legislated discrimination. #HateHasConsequences

Say NO to legislated discrimination. #HateHasConsequences___

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2015-03-28 17:07:38 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Of all the interviews I've done with authors over the years, one of my favorites was with +Michael Wiese​. You may know Michael as founder of Michael Wiese Productions, publisher of more English-language books on film than anyone else in the world. But Wiese is also a modern-day shaman with profound insights to offer about writing, filmmaking and the creative process. Michael and I talked about all that, about his recent memoir and about his journey with Parkinson's Disease in this compelling video conversation.

Of all the interviews I've done with authors over the years, one of my favorites was with +Michael Wiese​. You may know Michael as founder of Michael Wiese Productions, publisher of more English-language books on film than anyone else in the world. But Wiese is also a modern-day shaman with profound insights to offer about writing, filmmaking and the creative process. Michael and I talked about all that, about his recent memoir and about his journey with Parkinson's Disease in this compelling video conversation.___

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2015-03-28 04:13:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Took a break from Sara's Year today to do some consulting work on a client's book manuscript. Sometimes, it's nice to take a break from my own writing foibles to deal with someone else's! If all goes according to plan (does it ever!?), I'll be happily back on my own novel+screenplay-in-progress tomorrow.

Took a break from Sara's Year today to do some consulting work on a client's book manuscript. Sometimes, it's nice to take a break from my own writing foibles to deal with someone else's! If all goes according to plan (does it ever!?), I'll be happily back on my own novel+screenplay-in-progress tomorrow.___

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2015-03-27 19:26:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Apple's Tim Cook on Indiana's so-called "religious freedom" bill, signed into law yesterday, and on a similar Arkansas bill, which is on the Arkansas Governor's desk (he has indicated that he will sign it). Hate and bigotry masquerading as freedom is no less hateful and bigoted. Legislative permission to discriminate has consequences for us all, just as it has throughout history. 

Apple's Tim Cook on Indiana's so-called "religious freedom" bill, signed into law yesterday, and on a similar Arkansas bill, which is on the Arkansas Governor's desk (he has indicated that he will sign it). Hate and bigotry masquerading as freedom is no less hateful and bigoted. Legislative permission to discriminate has consequences for us all, just as it has throughout history. ___

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2015-03-27 03:20:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Another Sara's Year first: I just wrote the final scene of the screenplay version of this new work-in-progress...even though I have barely begun writing the story's beginning in both novel and film script. Although I have written stories out of sequence before, I have never before written (or even known!) the ending this early on in the process. Now, if only "FADE OUT" really meant I was finished!

Another Sara's Year first: I just wrote the final scene of the screenplay version of this new work-in-progress...even though I have barely begun writing the story's beginning in both novel and film script. Although I have written stories out of sequence before, I have never before written (or even known!) the ending this early on in the process. Now, if only "FADE OUT" really meant I was finished!___

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2015-03-26 19:57:20 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

"Can you imagine walking up to a store window and seeing a sign that says, 'No LGBTQ People Allowed'. Would you want to support that retailer? What if it said, 'No Jews Allowed'? This is essentially what RFRA’s [so-called 'religious freedom' legislation, like the one signed into law today in Indiana] will allow businesses across their state to do, recreating the climate that existed in our country prior to the Civil Rights Movement."

"Can you imagine walking up to a store window and seeing a sign that says, 'No LGBTQ People Allowed'. Would you want to support that retailer? What if it said, 'No Jews Allowed'? This is essentially what RFRA’s [so-called 'religious freedom' legislation, like the one signed into law today in Indiana] will allow businesses across their state to do, recreating the climate that existed in our country prior to the Civil Rights Movement."___

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2015-03-26 12:25:46 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Back on Top: My award-winning classic book on #writing is once again in Amazon's Top 100 #Kindle books for #writers! Woo-hoo!!!
http://mybook.to/voiceofthemuse • www.markdavidgerson.com/books

Back on Top: My award-winning classic book on #writing is once again in Amazon's Top 100 #Kindle books for #writers! Woo-hoo!!!
http://mybook.to/voiceofthemuse • www.markdavidgerson.com/books___

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2015-03-26 02:10:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

"Hate and bigotry wrapped in religious freedom is still hate and bigotry."
–  Todd Adams, associate general minister and vice president of the Indianapolis-based Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) on Indiana's so-called "religious freedom" legislation, which, in a throwback to the racist and segregationist laws of the 1950s, would legalize discrimination against gays and lesbians. The Indiana governor is expected to sign the bill into to law tomorrow.

Image: Some Indianapolis businesses are now displaying this sticker announcing that they are “Open for Service” to all customers, in  response to the state's "religious freedom" legislation.

"Hate and bigotry wrapped in religious freedom is still hate and bigotry."
–  Todd Adams, associate general minister and vice president of the Indianapolis-based Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) on Indiana's so-called "religious freedom" legislation, which, in a throwback to the racist and segregationist laws of the 1950s, would legalize discrimination against gays and lesbians. The Indiana governor is expected to sign the bill into to law tomorrow.

Image: Some Indianapolis businesses are now displaying this sticker announcing that they are “Open for Service” to all customers, in  response to the state's "religious freedom" legislation.___

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2015-03-26 01:17:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

After trying to make sense of the complex interrelationships of three generations of characters and a timeline that spans more than half a century, I finally resorted to something I've never done before in my fiction: I created a spreadsheet-cum-timeline for Sara's Year, my novel+screenplay-in-progress; it maps out births, marriages, divorces, deaths and other key events...ensuring that I don't, for example, kill off parents before their kids are born! Although much in this chart is sure tp change over the course of this and future drafts, it has already cleared up a few contradictions and anomalies! Back to actual writing tomorrow...

After trying to make sense of the complex interrelationships of three generations of characters and a timeline that spans more than half a century, I finally resorted to something I've never done before in my fiction: I created a spreadsheet-cum-timeline for Sara's Year, my novel+screenplay-in-progress; it maps out births, marriages, divorces, deaths and other key events...ensuring that I don't, for example, kill off parents before their kids are born! Although much in this chart is sure tp change over the course of this and future drafts, it has already cleared up a few contradictions and anomalies! Back to actual writing tomorrow...___

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2015-03-25 20:15:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Well, my passport-renewal package is on its way to the Canadian passport office in Gatineau, Quebec...which means I could be free to make a trip back to the old country as early as later this spring for novel+screenplay research on Sara's Year. (The story is set in Montreal and spans the 1930s to the 1980s.) Strangely, in what can only make sense to FedEx, it was cheaper to send it overnight than it would have been for two-day service!

Well, my passport-renewal package is on its way to the Canadian passport office in Gatineau, Quebec...which means I could be free to make a trip back to the old country as early as later this spring for novel+screenplay research on Sara's Year. (The story is set in Montreal and spans the 1930s to the 1980s.) Strangely, in what can only make sense to FedEx, it was cheaper to send it overnight than it would have been for two-day service!___

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2015-03-25 14:43:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

More compassionate wisdom from Cory Booker at http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/god-and-country/2009/08/07/newark-mayor-cory-bookers-course-on-world-religions-in-hebrew-and-english 

More compassionate wisdom from Cory Booker at http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/god-and-country/2009/08/07/newark-mayor-cory-bookers-course-on-world-religions-in-hebrew-and-english ___

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2015-03-24 22:23:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Get The MoonQuest today for FREE!!
Simply download the latest version of the NOOK​ app for your smartphone or tablet, register by March 30 (new users only) and get a $5 credit...which you can immediately use to get your free copy of The MoonQuest or to apply toward any of my other Nook titles. Details at http://bit.ly/1Ofd0uO.

Get The MoonQuest today for FREE!!
Simply download the latest version of the NOOK​ app for your smartphone or tablet, register by March 30 (new users only) and get a $5 credit...which you can immediately use to get your free copy of The MoonQuest or to apply toward any of my other Nook titles. Details at http://bit.ly/1Ofd0uO.___

2015-03-24 19:57:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Getting my passport pic taken. Much more complicated when you're a Canadian in the U.S., as Canadian and U.S. requirements are quite different and most U.S. places don't know what to do. But if I'm going to return to Montreal on a research visit for my Sara's Year novel+screenplay, I've got to get my passport renewed! 

Getting my passport pic taken. Much more complicated when you're a Canadian in the U.S., as Canadian and U.S. requirements are quite different and most U.S. places don't know what to do. But if I'm going to return to Montreal on a research visit for my Sara's Year novel+screenplay, I've got to get my passport renewed! ___

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2015-03-24 17:22:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

When it was time to release an updated edition of my award-winning first book for writers, The Voice of the Muse: Answering The Call to Write, I had a tough choice: stay with ethereal and inspiring muse of artist +Richard Crookes's  original design or go for something new. In the end, I decided that a new look for what was almost a new book (now one-third longer than the original) was in order. So I went with another of the great portraits of me shot by +Kathleen Messmer – this one overlooking Malibu’s El Matador Beach

The good news is that Richard’s design lives on: on the cover of The Voice of the Muse Companion recording, both the CD and the MP3 download.

• Ready to answer your call to write? Pick up your copy of The Voice of the Muse today – from most Amazon sites (www.amazon.com/author/markdavidgerson in the U.S.), from select other online booksellers, from mywebsite (ww... more »

When it was time to release an updated edition of my award-winning first book for writers, The Voice of the Muse: Answering The Call to Write, I had a tough choice: stay with ethereal and inspiring muse of artist +Richard Crookes's  original design or go for something new. In the end, I decided that a new look for what was almost a new book (now one-third longer than the original) was in order. So I went with another of the great portraits of me shot by +Kathleen Messmer – this one overlooking Malibu’s El Matador Beach

The good news is that Richard’s design lives on: on the cover of The Voice of the Muse Companion recording, both the CD and the MP3 download.

• Ready to answer your call to write? Pick up your copy of The Voice of the Muse today – from most Amazon sites (www.amazon.com/author/markdavidgerson in the U.S.), from select other online booksellers, from my website (www.markdavidgerson.com/bookstore) or from your favorite ebook store. 
• Get The Voice of the Muse Companion on CD at Amazon.com or my website and as an MP3 download from iTunes, Amazon, Google Play or CD Baby___

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2015-03-24 04:14:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

"If you lose your purpose, it's like you're broken."
– Asa Butterfield as the title character in the film Hugo • Screenplay by John Logan, from Brian Reznick's novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret

"If you lose your purpose, it's like you're broken."
– Asa Butterfield as the title character in the film Hugo • Screenplay by John Logan, from Brian Reznick's novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret___

2015-03-23 20:18:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

A friend of mine posted this on Facebook earlier today and I found it so apt and timely that, with his permission, I repost it here...

"Yes, there is a spiritual sickness in this country, but...turning us into an idiocracy of theocrats isn't the solution. We each need to get in touch with compassion and recognize we're all in the same ecosystem...and love each other, whether it's by divine nudging or simple recognition that discord, ugliness and self-righteousness will get us nowhere."
– Andrew Werling

A friend of mine posted this on Facebook earlier today and I found it so apt and timely that, with his permission, I repost it here...

"Yes, there is a spiritual sickness in this country, but...turning us into an idiocracy of theocrats isn't the solution. We each need to get in touch with compassion and recognize we're all in the same ecosystem...and love each other, whether it's by divine nudging or simple recognition that discord, ugliness and self-righteousness will get us nowhere."
– Andrew Werling___

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2015-03-22 14:39:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

"'You're crazy,' I muttered, a not atypical reaction to my Muse."
– Find out why The Muse Must Be Crazy in my latest blog post at http://markdavidmuse.blogspot.com/2015/03/a-novel-screenwriting-experience.html 

"'You're crazy,' I muttered, a not atypical reaction to my Muse."
– Find out why The Muse Must Be Crazy in my latest blog post at http://markdavidmuse.blogspot.com/2015/03/a-novel-screenwriting-experience.html ___

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2015-03-21 16:59:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

SO close! Please help me reach the next milestone (500 fans) – and check out the posts while you're there! • www.facebook.com/actsofsurrender

SO close! Please help me reach the next milestone (500 fans) – and check out the posts while you're there! • www.facebook.com/actsofsurrender___

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2015-03-21 16:43:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Photo: My parents in 1941, just before or soon after they were married.

This week marks the 31st anniversary of my mother's death (my father died 16 years earlier), and it's sobering to realize that I have now lived longer without living parents in my life than I did with them.

To honor the anniversary, I offer this excerpt from Acts of Surrender: A Writer's Memoir, a remembrance of the day of her death, March 26 1984...

"If my mother's soul had already vacated her body, I am certain now that it had not yet left the room. I didn’t believe in souls and spirits in those days, but in revisiting that scene as I write this, I know that the limp hand I held was somehow also holding mine, that the Esther she had once more become was waiting to be sure that my sister and I were all right before moving on. She had waited, too, to die — choosing her momentwit... more »

Photo: My parents in 1941, just before or soon after they were married.

This week marks the 31st anniversary of my mother's death (my father died 16 years earlier), and it's sobering to realize that I have now lived longer without living parents in my life than I did with them.

To honor the anniversary, I offer this excerpt from Acts of Surrender: A Writer's Memoir, a remembrance of the day of her death, March 26 1984...

"If my mother's soul had already vacated her body, I am certain now that it had not yet left the room. I didn’t believe in souls and spirits in those days, but in revisiting that scene as I write this, I know that the limp hand I held was somehow also holding mine, that the Esther she had once more become was waiting to be sure that my sister and I were all right before moving on. She had waited, too, to die — choosing her moment with the same care and precision she had applied to so much of her life. My mother could have died at any time. Instead, she waited until I was in Montreal and, on that day, waited until she had seen her daughter. Then, she waited until both her children had left the room, either so that we would be spared the trauma of seeing her die or she would be spared the trauma of leaving us."

• Read more about my mother's life and mine in my Acts of Surrender memoir. Get your copy today on most Amazon sites (www.amazon.com/author/markdavidgerson in the U.S.), from select other online booksellers, from my website (www.markdavidgerson.com/bookstore) and from all major ebook sites worldwide.___

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2015-03-20 20:37:45 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

"All I can know in this moment is all I have ever known: that I must trust the story to reveal to me not only its trajectory but the optimal ways to express that trajectory, and that I must exercise that trust in the moment-by-moment process that is the creative journey."
– Read how I came to this conclusion in "A Novel Screenwriting Experience," my latest blog post, at http://markdavidmuse.blogspot.com/2015/03/a-novel-screenwriting-experience.html

"All I can know in this moment is all I have ever known: that I must trust the story to reveal to me not only its trajectory but the optimal ways to express that trajectory, and that I must exercise that trust in the moment-by-moment process that is the creative journey."
– Read how I came to this conclusion in "A Novel Screenwriting Experience," my latest blog post, at http://markdavidmuse.blogspot.com/2015/03/a-novel-screenwriting-experience.html___

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2015-03-20 17:25:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

A Novel Screenwriting Experience
I was out for a walk yesterday, reflecting on the afternoon's work on my new novel-in-progress, when a little voice (if you're a writer, you know the one), said, in a not-very-still, not-very-small way, "Work on the screenplay for  Sara's Year  at the same ...

A Novel Screenwriting Experience
I was out for a walk yesterday, reflecting on the afternoon's work on my new novel-in-progress, when a little voice (if you're a writer, you know the one), said, in a not-very-still, not-very-small way, "Work on the screenplay for  Sara's Year  at the same ...___

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2015-03-20 14:41:49 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Seems about right...most days. Which song sums up your life?
http://bitecharge.com/play/songlife?sess=r1#r1

Seems about right...most days. Which song sums up your life?
http://bitecharge.com/play/songlife?sess=r1#r1___

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2015-03-19 19:39:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

After 10 frustrating days of not being able to log into my account at selfgrowth.com and getting little support from the "support" people at the site, I'm back in! Even better, I have updated my page and added new articles for the writer you are...or want to be. Check it out!

http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/mark_david_gerson.html

After 10 frustrating days of not being able to log into my account at selfgrowth.com and getting little support from the "support" people at the site, I'm back in! Even better, I have updated my page and added new articles for the writer you are...or want to be. Check it out!

http://www.selfgrowth.com/experts/mark_david_gerson.html___

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2015-03-19 13:51:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Back in Amazon's Top 100 Kindle books for writers – in both the "creativity" and "authorship" categories!! Woo-hoo!!!
http://mybook.to/birthingyourbook • www.markdavidgerson.com/books

Back in Amazon's Top 100 Kindle books for writers – in both the "creativity" and "authorship" categories!! Woo-hoo!!!
http://mybook.to/birthingyourbook • www.markdavidgerson.com/books___

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2015-03-19 01:30:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

With this new novel I'm writing, I finally surrendered this afternoon to something I never had to do when writing The Q'ntana Trilogy Books​ (The MoonQuest, The StarQuest, The SunQuest), despite their weird, apostrophe-laden names: I put together a sort-of spreadsheet of names and family relationships. In The MoonQuest, my biggest problem was that characters' names kept changing, sometimes multiple times, through the first draft (and beyond). With Sara's Year, multiple characters had ended up with the same first name and multiple unrelated characters were carrying the same last name...causing me no end of confusion as I moved forward. So serious action was required to un-befuddle me! Now, with this modified and in-process grove of family trees, I'm back on track and will return to writing tomorrow!

With this new novel I'm writing, I finally surrendered this afternoon to something I never had to do when writing The Q'ntana Trilogy Books​ (The MoonQuest, The StarQuest, The SunQuest), despite their weird, apostrophe-laden names: I put together a sort-of spreadsheet of names and family relationships. In The MoonQuest, my biggest problem was that characters' names kept changing, sometimes multiple times, through the first draft (and beyond). With Sara's Year, multiple characters had ended up with the same first name and multiple unrelated characters were carrying the same last name...causing me no end of confusion as I moved forward. So serious action was required to un-befuddle me! Now, with this modified and in-process grove of family trees, I'm back on track and will return to writing tomorrow!___

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2015-03-17 16:28:29 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

"YOU are a being of such immense power that were you to able to see it fully, you might not believe it was you. It is."
– from The Book of Messages: Writings Inspired by Melchizedek. Be inspired by this quote and more in this brief video excerpt...and get your copy of the book today at http://mybook.to/bookofmessages

"YOU are a being of such immense power that were you to able to see it fully, you might not believe it was you. It is."
– from The Book of Messages: Writings Inspired by Melchizedek. Be inspired by this quote and more in this brief video excerpt...and get your copy of the book today at http://mybook.to/bookofmessages___

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2015-03-17 12:55:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Happy St. Patrick's Day: May the warming days of spring's approach melt away whatever of winter's ice remains in your heart!

Photo: County Kerry, Ireland (photographer unknown)

Happy St. Patrick's Day: May the warming days of spring's approach melt away whatever of winter's ice remains in your heart!

Photo: County Kerry, Ireland (photographer unknown)___

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2015-03-17 00:22:31 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I was back at work this afternoon on Sara's Year, my new novel, after a few days off to recover from a character's shocking (at least to me) revelation on Friday. That's what happens when "characters" are, to the author, real people who reveal themselves and their story only as it falls onto the page through the writing of them. It's a wonderful gift from the Muse... though it can certainly feel like a curse some days!

I was back at work this afternoon on Sara's Year, my new novel, after a few days off to recover from a character's shocking (at least to me) revelation on Friday. That's what happens when "characters" are, to the author, real people who reveal themselves and their story only as it falls onto the page through the writing of them. It's a wonderful gift from the Muse... though it can certainly feel like a curse some days!___

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2015-03-16 13:06:32 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

On this day in 1958, the 50 millionth Ford automobile rolled off the assembly line: a shiny, sporty Thunderbird!

On this day in 1958, the 50 millionth Ford automobile rolled off the assembly line: a shiny, sporty Thunderbird!___

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2015-03-16 03:18:17 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

"Leaving my dog behind to move to Hawaii was one of the hardest decisions of my life and it presaged another even more difficult when, five years later, I would have to leave my daughter behind in the wake of a marriage breakup."
– Read more about my experiences with Roxy  on my blog at http://markdavidmuse.blogspot.com/2015/03/happy-birthday-roxy-wherever-you-are.html and in Acts of Surrender: A Writer's Memoir​ (http://mybook.to/actsofsurrender)

"Leaving my dog behind to move to Hawaii was one of the hardest decisions of my life and it presaged another even more difficult when, five years later, I would have to leave my daughter behind in the wake of a marriage breakup."
– Read more about my experiences with Roxy  on my blog at http://markdavidmuse.blogspot.com/2015/03/happy-birthday-roxy-wherever-you-are.html and in Acts of Surrender: A Writer's Memoir​ (http://mybook.to/actsofsurrender)___

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2015-03-16 01:38:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"Each of my 11 books has found fresh challenges to throw at me, and this new novel  I'm writing is no different. From its scope to its research needs to its semi-autobiographical nature, it tests me in every moment – emotionally as well as creatively. And it dares me to trust more fully and deeply than I have ever before dared – to trust myself, to trust my abilities and to trust a story about which I know little, except as it writes itself through me..."
– from "A Novel Experience." Read the full blog post at http://markdavidmuse.blogspot.com/2015/03/a-novel-experience.html

"Each of my 11 books has found fresh challenges to throw at me, and this new novel  I'm writing is no different. From its scope to its research needs to its semi-autobiographical nature, it tests me in every moment – emotionally as well as creatively. And it dares me to trust more fully and deeply than I have ever before dared – to trust myself, to trust my abilities and to trust a story about which I know little, except as it writes itself through me..."
– from "A Novel Experience." Read the full blog post at http://markdavidmuse.blogspot.com/2015/03/a-novel-experience.html___

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2015-03-16 00:06:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Calvin offers up one way to write a memoir. Here's another: http://mybook.to/memorytomemoir

Calvin offers up one way to write a memoir. Here's another: http://mybook.to/memorytomemoir___

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2015-03-15 23:39:02 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

"Fiction is subjective: it comes from within the writer, and, not only that, the story itself is composed of a sequence of lies. The writer of fiction says to the reader only this: come with me on a journey of the imagination and I will try to show you something you have not seen before. This is the gift of the writer to the reader. The reader’s gift is to bring to this alchemy their own imagination and their own experiences."
– novelist Aminatta Forna​ in an insightful article in The Guardian​ on her frustration at the book and academic worlds' obsession with labels and identity. Read the full article at http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/feb/13/aminatta-forna-dont-judge-book-by-cover

"Fiction is subjective: it comes from within the writer, and, not only that, the story itself is composed of a sequence of lies. The writer of fiction says to the reader only this: come with me on a journey of the imagination and I will try to show you something you have not seen before. This is the gift of the writer to the reader. The reader’s gift is to bring to this alchemy their own imagination and their own experiences."
– novelist Aminatta Forna​ in an insightful article in The Guardian​ on her frustration at the book and academic worlds' obsession with labels and identity. Read the full article at http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/feb/13/aminatta-forna-dont-judge-book-by-cover___

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2015-03-13 03:50:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Celebrating the life and work of architect Michael Graves, who died today at 80.

Celebrating the life and work of architect Michael Graves, who died today at 80.___

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2015-03-12 22:36:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Another afternoon with Sara's Year, my new novel-in-progress...and, with it, more surprises: It seems that with every day's writing I discover more about the characters and more about this story that has chosen me (God knows why) to write it. Today's installment mentions Baron Byng High School​ – the same high school that my mother and many Montreal Jews of her generation attended (including actor William Shatner​, novelist Mordecai Richler​ and poet Irving Layton​). I don't know whether the school in my story will remain Baron Byng or whether, like Richler before me, I will change its name for the final book. Whatever I do, anyone who knows the Montreal of that era will recognize it!

Photo: Montreal's Baron Byng High School in the 1970s (Jewish Public Library. Historical Photographs Collection, 88-107)

Another afternoon with Sara's Year, my new novel-in-progress...and, with it, more surprises: It seems that with every day's writing I discover more about the characters and more about this story that has chosen me (God knows why) to write it. Today's installment mentions Baron Byng High School​ – the same high school that my mother and many Montreal Jews of her generation attended (including actor William Shatner​, novelist Mordecai Richler​ and poet Irving Layton​). I don't know whether the school in my story will remain Baron Byng or whether, like Richler before me, I will change its name for the final book. Whatever I do, anyone who knows the Montreal of that era will recognize it!

Photo: Montreal's Baron Byng High School in the 1970s (Jewish Public Library. Historical Photographs Collection, 88-107)___

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2015-03-12 19:49:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

'If you are looking for a mentor to take your writing to higher levels, check out Mark David Gerson!"
– Australia's D'Arcy Mayo​ in his 5-star Amazon review of Writer's Block Unblocked: Seven Surefire Ways to Free Up Your Writing and Creative Flow

Read the full review and get your creative flow unblocked today at http://mybook.to/writersblockunblocked!

'If you are looking for a mentor to take your writing to higher levels, check out Mark David Gerson!"
– Australia's D'Arcy Mayo​ in his 5-star Amazon review of Writer's Block Unblocked: Seven Surefire Ways to Free Up Your Writing and Creative Flow

Read the full review and get your creative flow unblocked today at http://mybook.to/writersblockunblocked!___

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2015-03-11 22:26:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Ending my afternoon's errand-running with a coffee and "novel experience" at Starbucks!

Ending my afternoon's errand-running with a coffee and "novel experience" at Starbucks!___

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2015-03-11 14:34:55 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

"You are a writer. You are a writer of power, passion, strength and, yes, courage. For writing is an act of courage."

Who knew, when I created this video nearly five years ago, that it would prove to be so popular...now with more than 22k YouTube views!!! "You Are a Writer" marries a track from my Voice of the Muse Companion recording with my nature photography and, amazingly, continues to inspire writers around the world!!

If you've missed it (or need a booster shot), look it up at http://youtu.be/NTic21Z0gZo. And for the full 11-track recording, look for The Voice of the Muse Companion: Guided Meditations for Writers – on CD at Amazon.com or my website (www.markdavidgerson.com/bookstore) or as an MP3 download from iTunes, Amazon, Google Play or CD Baby.

(And look for more inspiring and entertaining videos for writers and readers atw... more »

"You are a writer. You are a writer of power, passion, strength and, yes, courage. For writing is an act of courage."

Who knew, when I created this video nearly five years ago, that it would prove to be so popular...now with more than 22k YouTube views!!! "You Are a Writer" marries a track from my Voice of the Muse Companion recording with my nature photography and, amazingly, continues to inspire writers around the world!!

If you've missed it (or need a booster shot), look it up at http://youtu.be/NTic21Z0gZo. And for the full 11-track recording, look for The Voice of the Muse Companion: Guided Meditations for Writers – on CD at Amazon.com or my website (www.markdavidgerson.com/bookstore) or as an MP3 download from iTunes, Amazon, Google Play or CD Baby.

(And look for more inspiring and entertaining videos for writers and readers at www.youtube.com/markdavidgerson.)___

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2015-03-11 03:11:39 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"Bards of old declared that time does not follow the trajectory of an arrow pulled from its bowstring. To them it is a spiral of misty tendrils with no fixed boundaries, where ages past and future curve alongside the present, sometimes overlapping, sometimes traveling side-by-side with no contact. The suns, they taught, may move quickly across the skies for one man, yet move not at all for another. ..."
– The MoonQuest: The Q'ntana Trilogy, Book I • http://mybook.to/themoonquest

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"Bards of old declared that time does not follow the trajectory of an arrow pulled from its bowstring. To them it is a spiral of misty tendrils with no fixed boundaries, where ages past and future curve alongside the present, sometimes overlapping, sometimes traveling side-by-side with no contact. The suns, they taught, may move quickly across the skies for one man, yet move not at all for another. ..."
– The MoonQuest: The Q'ntana Trilogy, Book I • http://mybook.to/themoonquest

Image: Source Unknown___

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2015-03-11 00:20:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Hijacked By My Muse (Again)!
As 2014 melted into 2015 a few months ago, I felt certain that this new year would be all about this new "Birthing Your Book Guru" I had become...that the coming 12 months would be focused on more actively sharing all I had gained through 11 books and more ...

Hijacked By My Muse (Again)!
As 2014 melted into 2015 a few months ago, I felt certain that this new year would be all about this new "Birthing Your Book Guru" I had become...that the coming 12 months would be focused on more actively sharing all I had gained through 11 books and more ...___

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2015-03-10 02:17:50 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Among my most popular photographs are these B&W vortex-like abstracts. Now, for the first time, I have collected my favorites into their own gallery. Whether you are already a fan and want to see the ones you've missed, are a potential fan and want to view larger versions or are tempted to get one for yourself, please check them out.

See the full selection at http://mark-david-gerson.artistwebsites.com/art/all/all/all/into+the+vortex. And keep checking back. I'll be adding new ones!

(They're sold as unframed prints, framed/matted prints, metal prints, canvas wraps, acrylic prints, greeting cards, phone cases and, yes[!] pillows.)

Among my most popular photographs are these B&W vortex-like abstracts. Now, for the first time, I have collected my favorites into their own gallery. Whether you are already a fan and want to see the ones you've missed, are a potential fan and want to view larger versions or are tempted to get one for yourself, please check them out.

See the full selection at http://mark-david-gerson.artistwebsites.com/art/all/all/all/into+the+vortex. And keep checking back. I'll be adding new ones!

(They're sold as unframed prints, framed/matted prints, metal prints, canvas wraps, acrylic prints, greeting cards, phone cases and, yes[!] pillows.)___

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2015-03-09 03:14:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

If last night I got to be inspired by Elaine Stritch​ in Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me_​, tonight's life-story-on-film belongs to Carol Channing​ in the 2012 documentary _Carol Channing: Larger Than Life​. And, boy, she is larger than life! (Carol Channing turned 94 in January.)

If last night I got to be inspired by Elaine Stritch​ in Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me_​, tonight's life-story-on-film belongs to Carol Channing​ in the 2012 documentary _Carol Channing: Larger Than Life​. And, boy, she is larger than life! (Carol Channing turned 94 in January.)___

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2015-03-08 05:42:51 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Just finished being entertained, moved and profoundly inspired by the fabulous Elaine Stritch​ in the 2013 documentary _Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me_​. Stritch died 18 months after the film's release at age 89. Wherever she is now, I know Stritch is still as funny, touching, vulnerable and authentic as she was through her long career on Broadway, on both the small and big screen and in this film.

Just finished being entertained, moved and profoundly inspired by the fabulous Elaine Stritch​ in the 2013 documentary _Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me_​. Stritch died 18 months after the film's release at age 89. Wherever she is now, I know Stritch is still as funny, touching, vulnerable and authentic as she was through her long career on Broadway, on both the small and big screen and in this film.___

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2015-03-07 00:45:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

LAST CHANCE TO SAVE on all my ebook titles...

For Writers...
• Birthing Your Book...Even If You Don't Know What It's About
• From Memory to Memoir: Writing the Stories of Your Life
• Organic Screenwriting: Writing for Film, Naturally
• Writer’s Block Unblocked: Seven Surefire Ways to Free Up Your Writing and Creative Flow
• The Voice of the Muse: Answering the Call to Write

For Lovers of Memoir & Inspiration 
• Acts of Surrender: A Writer's Memoir​
• Dialogues with the Divine: Encounters with My Wisest Self
• The Book of Messages: Writings Inspired by Melchizedek

For Lovers of Epic/Visionary Fantasy 
• The Q'ntana Trilogy Books​: The MoonQuest, The StarQuest, The SunQuest 

Price changes can take up to 12 hours to kick in on some sites, so act now...before it's toolate!

You'l... more »

LAST CHANCE TO SAVE on all my ebook titles...

For Writers...
• Birthing Your Book...Even If You Don't Know What It's About
• From Memory to Memoir: Writing the Stories of Your Life
• Organic Screenwriting: Writing for Film, Naturally
• Writer’s Block Unblocked: Seven Surefire Ways to Free Up Your Writing and Creative Flow
• The Voice of the Muse: Answering the Call to Write

For Lovers of Memoir & Inspiration 
• Acts of Surrender: A Writer's Memoir​
• Dialogues with the Divine: Encounters with My Wisest Self
• The Book of Messages: Writings Inspired by Melchizedek

For Lovers of Epic/Visionary Fantasy 
• The Q'ntana Trilogy Books​: The MoonQuest, The StarQuest, The SunQuest 

Price changes can take up to 12 hours to kick in on some sites, so act now...before it's too late!

You'll find my ebooks in all these stores, worldwide...
• Kindle/Amazon
• Google Play
• iBook/iTunes
• Kobo/Chapters
• Nook/Barnes & Noble 

You don't do ebooks? All my books are also available in paperback – on my Amazon sites, from my website and from select other online booksellers___

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2015-03-06 05:18:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Had a great time on the show!

Mark David Gerson on Mind Body and Soul-TV
Friday, Jan 23
http://www.consciousevolutionmedia.com/___Had a great time on the show!

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2015-03-06 04:11:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Groundhog Day: The perfect movie to watch again and again. So I just watched it again. It's still great!

Groundhog Day: The perfect movie to watch again and again. So I just watched it again. It's still great!___

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2015-03-04 18:48:53 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

"Today, March 4, would have been Roxy's 20th birthday. This cocker spaniel was my constant companion (sometimes my only companion) during the four years and thousands of miles of meanderings that led me from Toronto to Sedona. Then one day, when it became clear that Hawaii was calling me but not her, Roxy found herself a new home and a new journey. Leaving Roxy behind was one of the hardest decisions of my life and it presaged another even more difficult when, five years later, I would have to leave my daughter in the wake of a marriage breakup..."
– Read more about my journey with Roxy in my latest blog post (http://markdavidmuse.blogspot.com/2015/03/happy-birthday-roxy-wherever-you-are.html) and in Acts of Surrender: A Writer's Memoir (http://mybook.to/actsofsurrrender).

** The puppy in this photo may resemble Roxy, but it's not her. Alas, I no longer have anyp... more »

"Today, March 4, would have been Roxy's 20th birthday. This cocker spaniel was my constant companion (sometimes my only companion) during the four years and thousands of miles of meanderings that led me from Toronto to Sedona. Then one day, when it became clear that Hawaii was calling me but not her, Roxy found herself a new home and a new journey. Leaving Roxy behind was one of the hardest decisions of my life and it presaged another even more difficult when, five years later, I would have to leave my daughter in the wake of a marriage breakup..."
– Read more about my journey with Roxy in my latest blog post (http://markdavidmuse.blogspot.com/2015/03/happy-birthday-roxy-wherever-you-are.html) and in Acts of Surrender: A Writer's Memoir (http://mybook.to/actsofsurrrender).

** The puppy in this photo may resemble Roxy, but it's not her. Alas, I no longer have any photos of her.___

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2015-03-04 18:11:04 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Happy Birthday Roxy, Wherever You Are....
The puppy in this photo may resemble Roxy, but it's not her. Alas, I no longer have any photos of her. Today, March 4, would have been Roxy's 20th birthday. This cocker spaniel was my constant companion (sometimes my only companion) during the four years an...

Happy Birthday Roxy, Wherever You Are....
The puppy in this photo may resemble Roxy, but it's not her. Alas, I no longer have any photos of her. Today, March 4, would have been Roxy's 20th birthday. This cocker spaniel was my constant companion (sometimes my only companion) during the four years an...___

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2015-03-04 04:18:35 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

I'm not sure where I was in 2011 when Steven Spielberg​'s Tintin movie was released, but somehow I missed it. Hergé's Tintin books were my favorites as a kid and, by a strange literary coincidence that happens to also be true (as I discovered a few days ago)for one of the protagonists of this new novel I'm working! So as part of my research – and to reconnect with a childhood favorite – I'm in the midst of enjoying The Adventures of Tintin​! 

I'm not sure where I was in 2011 when Steven Spielberg​'s Tintin movie was released, but somehow I missed it. Hergé's Tintin books were my favorites as a kid and, by a strange literary coincidence that happens to also be true (as I discovered a few days ago)for one of the protagonists of this new novel I'm working! So as part of my research – and to reconnect with a childhood favorite – I'm in the midst of enjoying The Adventures of Tintin​! ___

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