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Mark David Gerson has been shared in 46 public circles

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Damon Kinney2,585Circle share text>I’m Dishing out another circle share Active - Engaging G+'ers Group number 14.... #circleshare     for my #marketing     friends online.This is a shared circle of people that have followed me and have influence in the marketing industry.They vary from successful and just starting out but all are incredibly good people. Without a doubt, if you add them, you will have an even better Google Plus experience as they add you to their circles, plus, share and comment on your posts.▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼If you would like to be included on my next Circle share, just follow these simple steps1. Make sure you have already added me into your circles2. Plus, Comment and Re-share this post* in Public*Please make sure you Plus, re-share and comment on the Original Post otherwise I may miss it (and we don’t want that)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲If you do not want to be included in a Google Circle share please shoot me a message. I don’t want you to feel like you are being spammed :)2015-04-23 12:36:04474114
Damon Kinney2,585Circle share text>I’m Dishing out another circle share Active - Engaging G+'ers Group Number 18 ......#circleshare     for my #marketing     friends online.This is a shared circle of people that have followed me and have influence in the marketing industry.They vary from successful and just starting out but all are incredibly good people. Without a doubt, if you add them, you will have an even better Google Plus experience as they add you to their circles, plus, share and comment on your posts.▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼▼If you would like to be included on my next Circle share, just follow these simple steps1. Make sure you have already added me into your circles2. Plus, Comment and Re-share this post* in Public*Please make sure you Plus, re-share and comment on the Original Post otherwise I may miss it (and we don’t want that)▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲▲If you do not want to be included in a Google Circle share please shoot me a message. I don’t want you to feel like you are being spammed :)2015-04-23 12:34:25474126
Brian Mcquillan19,905Boost 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 07:18:52498181425
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 05:26:1649351017
Terry Dyke1,333The #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 00:56:20100204
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 10:32:47496858
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 05:03:59465129
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
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 15:26:2710036829
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
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2015-05-17 16:24:12 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The only way to start your book is to start your book!
• Need some inspiration, motivation or practical tips? www.markdavidgerson.com + http://mybook.to/birthingyourbook

Most plusones: 5

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2015-05-02 02:10:21 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-27 04:56:07 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"I am the mother of a gay son and I’ve taken enough from you good people. ... You have the audacity to talk about protecting families and children from the homosexual menace, while you yourselves tear apart families and drive children to despair. ..."
– Sharon Underwood, White River Junction, VT. 

Although written in 2000, Underwood's letter to the editor of a local newspaper is as painfully relevant today as it was 15 years ago. Read the full text of her heart-wrenching letter at http://www.deepsouthdaily.com/2015/05/i-am-the-mother-of-a-gay-son-and-ive-taken-enough-from-you-good-people.html

"I am the mother of a gay son and I’ve taken enough from you good people. ... You have the audacity to talk about protecting families and children from the homosexual menace, while you yourselves tear apart families and drive children to despair. ..."
– Sharon Underwood, White River Junction, VT. 

Although written in 2000, Underwood's letter to the editor of a local newspaper is as painfully relevant today as it was 15 years ago. Read the full text of her heart-wrenching letter at http://www.deepsouthdaily.com/2015/05/i-am-the-mother-of-a-gay-son-and-ive-taken-enough-from-you-good-people.html___

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2015-05-26 22:41:38 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

"There is no persuasiveness more effectual than the transparency of a single heart, of a sincere life." 
– Joseph Barber Lightfoot

"There is no persuasiveness more effectual than the transparency of a single heart, of a sincere life." 
– Joseph Barber Lightfoot___

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2015-05-26 21:17:54 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Confession Time: My newest video for writers is a reminder – for me as much as for you! – to surrender to your muse! 

Confession Time: My newest video for writers is a reminder – for me as much as for you! – to surrender to your muse! ___

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2015-05-26 16:13:02 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Watch this 30-second video to discover that when it comes to writing and creativity, surrendering to my Muse is still one of my big issues! • • Visit www.youtube.com/markdavidgerson for more inspiration and resources for writers.

Watch this 30-second video to discover that when it comes to writing and creativity, surrendering to my Muse is still one of my big issues! • • Visit www.youtube.com/markdavidgerson for more inspiration and resources for writers.___

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2015-05-24 15:05:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

“The decision makes every citizen equal and will strengthen the institution of marriage for all existing and future marriages. All people now have an equal future to look forward to."
– Enda Kenny, Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on his country's landslide referendum approval yesterday of marriage equality

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“The decision makes every citizen equal and will strengthen the institution of marriage for all existing and future marriages. All people now have an equal future to look forward to."
– Enda Kenny, Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland on his country's landslide referendum approval yesterday of marriage equality

Image from http://i.huffpost.com/gen/2987554/thumbs/o-IRELAND-900.jpg?7.___

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2015-05-23 10:34:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Ireland looks set to become the first major jurisdiction anywhere to approve marriage equality by public referendum! And by an overwhelming majority!! You've come a long way, once conservative-Catholic Ireland. We could all stand to follow your open-hearted, open-minded example. Éirinn go Brách!!

Ireland looks set to become the first major jurisdiction anywhere to approve marriage equality by public referendum! And by an overwhelming majority!! You've come a long way, once conservative-Catholic Ireland. We could all stand to follow your open-hearted, open-minded example. Éirinn go Brách!!___

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2015-05-21 21:26:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

This (a pot of Irish Breakfast tea, kept hot 'n cozy by my Union Jack tea cozy) always seems to happen when I'm writing about Halifax in the 1940s for Sarah's Year. Last time (exactly a month ago tomorrow!), it was for the first draft of the novel. Today, it's for the same series of scenes, but for the first draft of the screenplay.

This (a pot of Irish Breakfast tea, kept hot 'n cozy by my Union Jack tea cozy) always seems to happen when I'm writing about Halifax in the 1940s for Sarah's Year. Last time (exactly a month ago tomorrow!), it was for the first draft of the novel. Today, it's for the same series of scenes, but for the first draft of the screenplay.___

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2015-05-21 01:47:04 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Take the leap of faith that is the launchpad for every great endeavor. Start that book or screenplay or poem or short story. Start it today!

Need help getting going or staying on track? Drop me a line or check out my books on Amazon or in your favorite ebook store • www.markdavidgerson.com • www.amazon.com/author/markdavidgerson

Take the leap of faith that is the launchpad for every great endeavor. Start that book or screenplay or poem or short story. Start it today!

Need help getting going or staying on track? Drop me a line or check out my books on Amazon or in your favorite ebook store • www.markdavidgerson.com • www.amazon.com/author/markdavidgerson___

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2015-05-20 02:34:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

If you've enjoyed any (or all!) of my books, please share your enthusiasm by posting a review – to Amazon, BN.com, iBooks, Kobo, Nook, Google Play and/or Goodreads! Even if it's as brief as a few sentences, your good word helps get my good word noticed! Thank you!!

If you've enjoyed any (or all!) of my books, please share your enthusiasm by posting a review – to Amazon, BN.com, iBooks, Kobo, Nook, Google Play and/or Goodreads! Even if it's as brief as a few sentences, your good word helps get my good word noticed! Thank you!!___

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2015-05-19 15:01:48 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

It's "as easy as riding a bike"? Think again. Or, rather, don't think!! Just watch this video to discover how it is you do think and how those neural pathways will get you every time...or almost...
https://youtu.be/MFzDaBzBlL0

It's "as easy as riding a bike"? Think again. Or, rather, don't think!! Just watch this video to discover how it is you do think and how those neural pathways will get you every time...or almost...
https://youtu.be/MFzDaBzBlL0___

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2015-05-19 03:52:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Happy 88th Birthday to Hollywood's Grauman's Chinese Theatre: On May 18th, 1927, the doors of Sid Grauman's Chinese Theatre opened to the public for the first time with the World Premiere of Cecil B. DeMille's "King of Kings."  Master of Ceremonies for the opening night was D.W. Griffith. 

Credit: http://www.graumanschinese.org

Happy 88th Birthday to Hollywood's Grauman's Chinese Theatre: On May 18th, 1927, the doors of Sid Grauman's Chinese Theatre opened to the public for the first time with the World Premiere of Cecil B. DeMille's "King of Kings."  Master of Ceremonies for the opening night was D.W. Griffith. 

Credit: http://www.graumanschinese.org___

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2015-05-17 18:06:46 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

You all know how I love to go to Starbucks to write. Well, one of the benefits of that routine is the Starbucks rewards program, which gets me all kinds of nifty discounts and freebies for my time and dollars spent there. If you're not part of the Starbucks rewards program, you might want to check it out. Do it using this link and you'll get a free drink (and I'll get some Starbucks stars toward a free drink, to support my writing habit!) – 
http://refer.starbucks.com/v2/share/6149901053206905368

You all know how I love to go to Starbucks to write. Well, one of the benefits of that routine is the Starbucks rewards program, which gets me all kinds of nifty discounts and freebies for my time and dollars spent there. If you're not part of the Starbucks rewards program, you might want to check it out. Do it using this link and you'll get a free drink (and I'll get some Starbucks stars toward a free drink, to support my writing habit!) – 
http://refer.starbucks.com/v2/share/6149901053206905368___

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2015-05-17 16:24:12 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

The only way to start your book is to start your book!
• Need some inspiration, motivation or practical tips? www.markdavidgerson.com + http://mybook.to/birthingyourbook

The only way to start your book is to start your book!
• Need some inspiration, motivation or practical tips? www.markdavidgerson.com + http://mybook.to/birthingyourbook___

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2015-05-17 14:57:21 (0 comments, 2 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Celebrating 11 years of marriage equality: On this day in 2004, Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to allow same sex marriage. If marriage equality in MA or elsewhere freed you to to tie the knot, share your "scary" story here.

(While I welcome open debate, this is a post about celebration. Any hateful, antagonistic or homophobic comments will be removed and their authors blocked.)

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#marriageequality  

Celebrating 11 years of marriage equality: On this day in 2004, Massachusetts became the first U.S. state to allow same sex marriage. If marriage equality in MA or elsewhere freed you to to tie the knot, share your "scary" story here.

(While I welcome open debate, this is a post about celebration. Any hateful, antagonistic or homophobic comments will be removed and their authors blocked.)

Image from http://www.bilerico.com/2009/01/Massgaymarriage.gif

#marriageequality  ___

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2015-05-16 17:42:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

In a world that has gone increasingly wireless, why have I had to spend the past hour sorting through a spaghetti tangle of power cords and USB cables!!??

In a world that has gone increasingly wireless, why have I had to spend the past hour sorting through a spaghetti tangle of power cords and USB cables!!??___

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2015-05-16 16:23:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Happy 62nd Birthday, Pierce Brosnan! Brosnan is pictured here with Stephanie Zimbalist in a promotional pic for the 1980's TV show Remington Steele, one of my favorites back then and my first introduction to Brosnan. What's your favorite Pierce Brosnan role?

Happy 62nd Birthday, Pierce Brosnan! Brosnan is pictured here with Stephanie Zimbalist in a promotional pic for the 1980's TV show Remington Steele, one of my favorites back then and my first introduction to Brosnan. What's your favorite Pierce Brosnan role?___

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2015-05-16 03:50:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Twenty years ago this week, just outside Canning, Nova Scotia​, I began work on the 2nd draft of my novel, The MoonQuest. I couldn't know then that The MoonQuest would become the first book in a trilogy. I couldn't know then that I would adapt The MoonQuest and its Q'ntana Trilogy successors for the screen. I couldn't know then that The MoonQuest would be the first of 11 published books and that two decades and many lifetimes later I would be in the midst of writing my 4th novel and 12th book! What a journey!!

Photo: If you were to continue about a quarter of a mile off the left edge of this photo, you would come to the end of Hubbard Mountain Road and what was, 20 years ago, the converted farmhouse owned Ron and Carole MacInnes. It was there, in a cozy 2nd-floor apartment that I penned the second draft of The MoonQuest. I write about the gifts and miracles of that time in Actso... more »

Twenty years ago this week, just outside Canning, Nova Scotia​, I began work on the 2nd draft of my novel, The MoonQuest. I couldn't know then that The MoonQuest would become the first book in a trilogy. I couldn't know then that I would adapt The MoonQuest and its Q'ntana Trilogy successors for the screen. I couldn't know then that The MoonQuest would be the first of 11 published books and that two decades and many lifetimes later I would be in the midst of writing my 4th novel and 12th book! What a journey!!

Photo: If you were to continue about a quarter of a mile off the left edge of this photo, you would come to the end of Hubbard Mountain Road and what was, 20 years ago, the converted farmhouse owned Ron and Carole MacInnes. It was there, in a cozy 2nd-floor apartment that I penned the second draft of The MoonQuest. I write about the gifts and miracles of that time in Acts of Surrender: A Writer's Memoir. Pictured here, nestled in all that bucolic splendor, is the Pereaux Baptist Church, also mentioned in my memoir.

To experience the final fruits of that time, pick up The MoonQuest (and its Q'ntana Trilogy successors, The StarQuest and The SunQuest) today!
• In paperback on most Amazon sites, from select other online booksellers or from my website, or from your favorite ebook store.___

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2015-05-16 03:04:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Discover why this award-winning trilogy is on its way to the big screen as a trio of epic motion pictures and why it has garnered dozens of five-star reviews on Amazon! Get your copy of all three books today! ••• The MoonQuest, The StarQuest, The SunQuest •••

In paperback
• on most Amazon sites – www.amazon.com/author/markdavidgerson
• from select other online booksellers
• from my website – www.markdavidgerson.com/bookstores
From all major ebook sellers (individually or as a value-priced e-box set)

Discover why this award-winning trilogy is on its way to the big screen as a trio of epic motion pictures and why it has garnered dozens of five-star reviews on Amazon! Get your copy of all three books today! ••• The MoonQuest, The StarQuest, The SunQuest •••

In paperback
• on most Amazon sites – www.amazon.com/author/markdavidgerson
• from select other online booksellers
• from my website – www.markdavidgerson.com/bookstores
From all major ebook sellers (individually or as a value-priced e-box set)___

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2015-05-15 16:28:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

When you free your characters, you free your story – whether it's a novel, short story, screenplay or stage play! Let this short video inspire you to set your characters free for richer, more powerful storytelling. • Find more resources for writers at www.youtube.com/markdavidgerson and www.amazon.com/author.markdavidgerson

When you free your characters, you free your story – whether it's a novel, short story, screenplay or stage play! Let this short video inspire you to set your characters free for richer, more powerful storytelling. • Find more resources for writers at www.youtube.com/markdavidgerson and www.amazon.com/author.markdavidgerson___

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2015-05-15 16:05:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

"I hate them all."
– Woody Allen on his own films. This NYT interview is an insightful look into the inner workings of a great artist, whatever you may think of his films or his personal life.

http://deadline.com/2015/05/woody-allen-cannes-interview-irrational-man-1201427066/

"I hate them all."
– Woody Allen on his own films. This NYT interview is an insightful look into the inner workings of a great artist, whatever you may think of his films or his personal life.

http://deadline.com/2015/05/woody-allen-cannes-interview-irrational-man-1201427066/___

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2015-05-14 23:44:14 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I'm very proud of these books, which have scored six awards and more than 40 five-star reviews on Amazon. I'm particularly thrilled that my screenplay adaptations of The Q'ntana Trilogy Books​ have been scooped up and are on their way to the big screen as The Q'ntana Trilogy Movies​. The MoonQuest, by the way, was my first book (and screenplay)!

Look for all three books in paperback on most Amazon sites (www.amazon.com/author/markdavidgerson in the U.S.) and on my website (www.markdavidgerson.com/bookstore), as well as on all major ebook sites, including Google Play.

P.S. The fabulous book covers were designed by the uber-fabulous +Richard Crookes. If you need a cover for your book, he's your go-to guy! http://richardcrookes.co.uk

I'm very proud of these books, which have scored six awards and more than 40 five-star reviews on Amazon. I'm particularly thrilled that my screenplay adaptations of The Q'ntana Trilogy Books​ have been scooped up and are on their way to the big screen as The Q'ntana Trilogy Movies​. The MoonQuest, by the way, was my first book (and screenplay)!

Look for all three books in paperback on most Amazon sites (www.amazon.com/author/markdavidgerson in the U.S.) and on my website (www.markdavidgerson.com/bookstore), as well as on all major ebook sites, including Google Play.

P.S. The fabulous book covers were designed by the uber-fabulous +Richard Crookes. If you need a cover for your book, he's your go-to guy! http://richardcrookes.co.uk___

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2015-05-14 23:15:40 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

I don't often mention this book here because it's so different (on the surface) form my other books. But today I have to mention it, as it just received its newest five-star review on Amazon: "Excellent read: Great for spiritual upliftment [and] to help with one's spiritual journey."

• Look for The Book of Messages on Amazon/Kindle (and read its other rave reviews) at http://mybook.to/bookofmessages. You'll also find it in the Google Play, iBook, Nook and Kobo stores.

P.S. The great cover pic was shot by +Kathleen Messmer among the red rocks of Sedona, AZ, where the book was written.

I don't often mention this book here because it's so different (on the surface) form my other books. But today I have to mention it, as it just received its newest five-star review on Amazon: "Excellent read: Great for spiritual upliftment [and] to help with one's spiritual journey."

• Look for The Book of Messages on Amazon/Kindle (and read its other rave reviews) at http://mybook.to/bookofmessages. You'll also find it in the Google Play, iBook, Nook and Kobo stores.

P.S. The great cover pic was shot by +Kathleen Messmer among the red rocks of Sedona, AZ, where the book was written.___

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2015-05-13 23:25:33 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Here's what I did today when I should have been writing! Although the previous iteration of my working cover for my Sara's Year novel was striking, it didn't capture the full time span of the story. The Westmount Greenhouse​, on the other hand, shows up throughout Sara's Year's 50-year timeline. Also, the Creative Commons​ license on this image by Jean Gagnon not only frees me to use it, but to modify it...which I did. Of course, if I get back to Montreal before the book's final draft is finished, I'll have other options!

• Here's the unmodified original  of the cover image – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Westmount_Public_Library_12.jpg
• Here's my earlier working cover  – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153725914367166&set=pb.523132165.-2207520000.1431559329.&type=3&theater
• Look for all mypublishedmore »

Here's what I did today when I should have been writing! Although the previous iteration of my working cover for my Sara's Year novel was striking, it didn't capture the full time span of the story. The Westmount Greenhouse​, on the other hand, shows up throughout Sara's Year's 50-year timeline. Also, the Creative Commons​ license on this image by Jean Gagnon not only frees me to use it, but to modify it...which I did. Of course, if I get back to Montreal before the book's final draft is finished, I'll have other options!

• Here's the unmodified original  of the cover image – http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Westmount_Public_Library_12.jpg
• Here's my earlier working cover  – https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153725914367166&set=pb.523132165.-2207520000.1431559329.&type=3&theater
• Look for all my published books on most Amazon sites (www.amazon.com/author/markdavidgerson in the U.S.), on my website (www.markdavidgerson.com/bookstore) and on all major ebook sites.___

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2015-05-13 04:41:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Happy Author!! A selfie showing off the 3 fantastic fantasy novels of my award-winning Q'ntana Trilogy: The MoonQuest, The StarQuest + The SunQuest. Next stop? The big screen! That's right, the 3 books are heading for the movies, based on my screenplays.
• But don't wait for the films. Get all 3 Q'ntana Trilogy books today – in paperback on most Amazon sites or as ebooks (in a single, value-priced e-set, if you prefer) from all major ebook stores.

Watch The MoonQuest book trailer at https://youtu.be/oAAojM_PyrA

Happy Author!! A selfie showing off the 3 fantastic fantasy novels of my award-winning Q'ntana Trilogy: The MoonQuest, The StarQuest + The SunQuest. Next stop? The big screen! That's right, the 3 books are heading for the movies, based on my screenplays.
• But don't wait for the films. Get all 3 Q'ntana Trilogy books today – in paperback on most Amazon sites or as ebooks (in a single, value-priced e-set, if you prefer) from all major ebook stores.

Watch The MoonQuest book trailer at https://youtu.be/oAAojM_PyrA___

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2015-05-12 16:23:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Vienna is replacing its traffic signal figures with same sex couples!

http://mashable.com/2015/05/12/vienna-traffic-lights/?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedburner

Vienna is replacing its traffic signal figures with same sex couples!

http://mashable.com/2015/05/12/vienna-traffic-lights/?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29&utm_cid=Mash-Prod-RSS-Feedburner-All-Partial&utm_medium=feed&utm_source=feedburner___

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2015-05-12 04:14:56 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Watching Romance on the High Seas​, a Doris Day oldie I'd never seen before...even though I know some of the music, like this classic...
https://youtu.be/gxz3IejIKOY

Watching Romance on the High Seas​, a Doris Day oldie I'd never seen before...even though I know some of the music, like this classic...
https://youtu.be/gxz3IejIKOY___

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2015-05-12 03:47:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"More people saying what they believe would be a great improvement. Because I often do I am unfit for common intercourse."
— Nero Wolfe​  in Rex Stout​'s Trio for Blunt Instruments

"More people saying what they believe would be a great improvement. Because I often do I am unfit for common intercourse."
— Nero Wolfe​  in Rex Stout​'s Trio for Blunt Instruments___

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2015-05-12 01:45:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

"It’s way past time that we stopped viewing coffee as something we all need to cut back on. It’s a completely reasonable addition to a healthy diet, with more potential benefits seen in research than almost any other beverage we’re consuming."
– Aaron E. Carroll, professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine, writing in The New York Times​

P.S. Carroll goes on to remind us that he's talking about black coffee, not such fat-heavy, sugar-laden, calorie-rich coffee drinks as a McDonald’s large mocha (500 calories, 17 grams of fat, 72 grams of carbohydrates), a Starbucks Venti White Chocolate Mocha (580 calories, 22 grams of fat, 79 grams of carbs), or a Large Dunkin’ Donuts frozen caramel coffee Coolatta (670 calories, 8 grams of fat, 144 grams of carbs).
http://www.... more »

"It’s way past time that we stopped viewing coffee as something we all need to cut back on. It’s a completely reasonable addition to a healthy diet, with more potential benefits seen in research than almost any other beverage we’re consuming."
– Aaron E. Carroll, professor of pediatrics at the Indiana University School of Medicine, writing in The New York Times​

P.S. Carroll goes on to remind us that he's talking about black coffee, not such fat-heavy, sugar-laden, calorie-rich coffee drinks as a McDonald’s large mocha (500 calories, 17 grams of fat, 72 grams of carbohydrates), a Starbucks Venti White Chocolate Mocha (580 calories, 22 grams of fat, 79 grams of carbs), or a Large Dunkin’ Donuts frozen caramel coffee Coolatta (670 calories, 8 grams of fat, 144 grams of carbs).

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/12/upshot/more-consensus-on-coffees-benefits-than-you-might-think.html?_r=0___

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2015-05-11 17:43:06 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Many thanks to my team of volunteer online researchers for helping to trigger many of the synchronicities chronicled in a recent blog post I wrote about my novel/screenplay-in-progress; the story is set largely in Montreal between the 1930s and 1980s and includes a series of key scenes set in postwar Halifax. Several of those synchronicities involve a couple of grand old movie palaces: the Palace in Montreal (pictured here) and the Capitol in Halifax. Read the blog post to discover how the Palace, the Capitol and other "meaningful coincidences" are playing out in my Sara's Year novel and screenplay – http://markdavidmuse.blogspot.com/2015/05/you-know-youre-writing-right-story-when.html

Photo: Cinématheque québécoise 

Many thanks to my team of volunteer online researchers for helping to trigger many of the synchronicities chronicled in a recent blog post I wrote about my novel/screenplay-in-progress; the story is set largely in Montreal between the 1930s and 1980s and includes a series of key scenes set in postwar Halifax. Several of those synchronicities involve a couple of grand old movie palaces: the Palace in Montreal (pictured here) and the Capitol in Halifax. Read the blog post to discover how the Palace, the Capitol and other "meaningful coincidences" are playing out in my Sara's Year novel and screenplay – http://markdavidmuse.blogspot.com/2015/05/you-know-youre-writing-right-story-when.html

Photo: Cinématheque québécoise ___

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2015-05-11 01:50:55 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

What a better day than Mother's Day to start thinking about writing your memories of your mother, if she's already passed, or to start encouraging your mother to write down her stories, if you're fortunate enough to still have her around! Whoever is doing the writing, From Memory to Memoir: Writing the Stories of Your Life can help!

Get your copy today! 
• Amazon/Kindle – http://mybook.to/memorytomemoir
• My website – www.markdavidgerson.com/bookstore
• All major ebook sellers, including Google Play

What a better day than Mother's Day to start thinking about writing your memories of your mother, if she's already passed, or to start encouraging your mother to write down her stories, if you're fortunate enough to still have her around! Whoever is doing the writing, From Memory to Memoir: Writing the Stories of Your Life can help!

Get your copy today! 
• Amazon/Kindle – http://mybook.to/memorytomemoir
• My website – www.markdavidgerson.com/bookstore
• All major ebook sellers, including Google Play___

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2015-05-10 23:25:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Every time I feel discouraged about Sara's Year, my novel/screenplay-in-progress (which is often), or doubtful about my ability to carry it off (which is even more often), another synchronicity presents itself to remind me that I am writing the right story. Read about the many "meaningful coincidences" that have shown up for me so far on this writing project in my latest blog post, "You Know You're Writing the Right Story When..."
http://markdavidmuse.blogspot.com/2015/05/you-know-youre-writing-right-story-when.html

Every time I feel discouraged about Sara's Year, my novel/screenplay-in-progress (which is often), or doubtful about my ability to carry it off (which is even more often), another synchronicity presents itself to remind me that I am writing the right story. Read about the many "meaningful coincidences" that have shown up for me so far on this writing project in my latest blog post, "You Know You're Writing the Right Story When..."
http://markdavidmuse.blogspot.com/2015/05/you-know-youre-writing-right-story-when.html___

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2015-05-10 14:10:44 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Remembering family gatherings past on this Mother's Day. The geeky-looking guy on the far right is me; my mother is next to me. The redhead across from my mother is my sister. The occasion: a late 1960s Passover seder.

"Strong-willed, an odd blend of fear and fearlessness: that was Edith Plotnick Gerson Ravinsky. Edith was the English version of her Yiddish name, Esther. Although I never knew her as Esther, it’s as Esther that I like to imagine her: the biblical queen who risked everything to follow a higher imperative."
– from my memoir, Acts of Surrender: A Writer's Memoir
http://mybook.to/actsofsurrender • www.actsofsurrender.com

Remembering family gatherings past on this Mother's Day. The geeky-looking guy on the far right is me; my mother is next to me. The redhead across from my mother is my sister. The occasion: a late 1960s Passover seder.

"Strong-willed, an odd blend of fear and fearlessness: that was Edith Plotnick Gerson Ravinsky. Edith was the English version of her Yiddish name, Esther. Although I never knew her as Esther, it’s as Esther that I like to imagine her: the biblical queen who risked everything to follow a higher imperative."
– from my memoir, Acts of Surrender: A Writer's Memoir
http://mybook.to/actsofsurrender • www.actsofsurrender.com___

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2015-05-09 03:33:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

"Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah..."
– Rumi

"Start a huge, foolish project, like Noah..."
– Rumi___

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2015-05-08 20:55:24 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

With the first novel-draft of Sara's Year complete (as of Wednesday), I am now returning to the story's barely started first screenplay-draft. (I had crafted the script's two initial scenes and its closing scene before deciding, back in February, to focus on the novel full-time.) My goal, to have first drafts of both novel and screenplay complete before the end of May  seemed an unrealistic when I set it. Now, though, it seems surprisingly possible!

#amwriting   #writing   #screenplay  

With the first novel-draft of Sara's Year complete (as of Wednesday), I am now returning to the story's barely started first screenplay-draft. (I had crafted the script's two initial scenes and its closing scene before deciding, back in February, to focus on the novel full-time.) My goal, to have first drafts of both novel and screenplay complete before the end of May  seemed an unrealistic when I set it. Now, though, it seems surprisingly possible!

#amwriting   #writing   #screenplay  ___

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2015-05-07 03:35:41 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Although it's been 11 months since I launched Sara's Year in a Santa Monica Starbucks, it's been only two months since I took those few pages and began seriously (again in Los Angeles) to turn them into a novel and screenplay. 

Well, today I'm thrilled (and somewhat amazed) to announce that I finished a first draft of the novel this afternoon! This first draft is pretty skeletal, which will be helpful as I use what I've written to complete a first draft of my Sara's Year screenplay. After that, I will fill in all the gaps and expand this draft to regular novel length. 

When I set a goal to have both first drafts – novel and screenplay – complete by the end of May, I was pretty skeptical that I could meet it. With the novel done and more than three weeks left in the month, I'm much more optimistic!

(While you're waiting for Sara'sYear ... more »

Although it's been 11 months since I launched Sara's Year in a Santa Monica Starbucks, it's been only two months since I took those few pages and began seriously (again in Los Angeles) to turn them into a novel and screenplay. 

Well, today I'm thrilled (and somewhat amazed) to announce that I finished a first draft of the novel this afternoon! This first draft is pretty skeletal, which will be helpful as I use what I've written to complete a first draft of my Sara's Year screenplay. After that, I will fill in all the gaps and expand this draft to regular novel length. 

When I set a goal to have both first drafts – novel and screenplay – complete by the end of May, I was pretty skeptical that I could meet it. With the novel done and more than three weeks left in the month, I'm much more optimistic!

(While you're waiting for Sara's Year to hit bookstore shelves, get reading with my other novels (The Q'ntana Trilogy Books​: The MoonQuest, The StarQuest + The SunQuest) and my two memoirs (Acts of Surrender: A Writer's Memoir​ and Dialogues with the Divine: Encounters with My Wisest Self). You'll find them, along with my books for writers, on most Amazon sites, from select other online booksellers, from my website or from your favorite ebook store.)

Note about the photo: This is the not the final book cover. To be clear, I do not own the rights to this photo of Montreal's distinctive staircases. It comes from https://hammerphotography.wordpress.com and is only being used to keep me inspired as I move forward with the manuscript. In this moment, I have no idea what the final book cover will look like.___

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2015-05-05 21:10:34 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

It looks like I'm on the home stretch of this first draft of Sara's Year: There's just one chapter and an epilogue ahead of me...at least as I see it now. Mind you, I still have lots of work ahead of me on this story: This first draft of the novel is pretty skeletal, so subsequent drafts will need some major fleshing out. Plus, I still aim to finish a screenplay adaptation of the story. So Sara's Year will be with me for a good while yet! For now, I'm at Starbucks (where else?), sipping an Americano and following my two main characters on the final leg of their journey.

#amwriting   #writing   #novel   #screenplay   #fiction  

It looks like I'm on the home stretch of this first draft of Sara's Year: There's just one chapter and an epilogue ahead of me...at least as I see it now. Mind you, I still have lots of work ahead of me on this story: This first draft of the novel is pretty skeletal, so subsequent drafts will need some major fleshing out. Plus, I still aim to finish a screenplay adaptation of the story. So Sara's Year will be with me for a good while yet! For now, I'm at Starbucks (where else?), sipping an Americano and following my two main characters on the final leg of their journey.

#amwriting   #writing   #novel   #screenplay   #fiction  ___

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2015-05-05 17:55:27 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Art + Wine: What a great combo! 
This month, if you order any piece of art from my art site at www.mark-david-gerson.artistwebsites.com, you'll get a $100 gift certificate good towards your first purchase of wine on NakedWines.com. The best news of all is that there's no minimum purchase: Whether you order a $7 greeting card or a massive framed print (for a few bucks more), you'll still get the gift certificate. 

Look for the perfect art piece for your home or as a gift www.mark-david-gerson.artistwebsites.com and have a drink on me!!

(Promo fine print at http://fineartamerica.com/winepromotion.html)

Art + Wine: What a great combo! 
This month, if you order any piece of art from my art site at www.mark-david-gerson.artistwebsites.com, you'll get a $100 gift certificate good towards your first purchase of wine on NakedWines.com. The best news of all is that there's no minimum purchase: Whether you order a $7 greeting card or a massive framed print (for a few bucks more), you'll still get the gift certificate. 

Look for the perfect art piece for your home or as a gift www.mark-david-gerson.artistwebsites.com and have a drink on me!!

(Promo fine print at http://fineartamerica.com/winepromotion.html)___

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2015-05-05 17:35:36 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

Remembering the life and gifts of actor James Garner, pictured here with Julie Andrews in Victor, Victoria. Garner died two years ago at age 86. What was your favorite James Garner role?

Remembering the life and gifts of actor James Garner, pictured here with Julie Andrews in Victor, Victoria. Garner died two years ago at age 86. What was your favorite James Garner role?___

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2015-05-05 16:53:59 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

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2015-05-04 02:27:23 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

"As dangerous as were the nayla, the King’s Men were even more so. At least death by nayla was quick. The King’s Men, dark as nayla with their black pants, shirts, masks and mounts, held out the threat of a lengthier, grislier end." 
– The King's Men show up in two of The Q'ntana Trilogy Books​: The MoonQuest (Book I) and The SunQuest (Book III). Discover more about their dastardly deeds and find out how this army of nasties is vanquished by picking up a Q'ntana book today – on most Amazon sites, from select other online booksellers, from my website or from your favorite ebook store. Or get all three books in a single e-volume (http://mybook.to/qntanatrilogyset)

Photo: A still from The MoonQuest book trailer. Watch the full 50-second video at https://youtu.be/oAAojM_PyrA

"As dangerous as were the nayla, the King’s Men were even more so. At least death by nayla was quick. The King’s Men, dark as nayla with their black pants, shirts, masks and mounts, held out the threat of a lengthier, grislier end." 
– The King's Men show up in two of The Q'ntana Trilogy Books​: The MoonQuest (Book I) and The SunQuest (Book III). Discover more about their dastardly deeds and find out how this army of nasties is vanquished by picking up a Q'ntana book today – on most Amazon sites, from select other online booksellers, from my website or from your favorite ebook store. Or get all three books in a single e-volume (http://mybook.to/qntanatrilogyset)

Photo: A still from The MoonQuest book trailer. Watch the full 50-second video at https://youtu.be/oAAojM_PyrA___

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2015-05-04 01:55:27 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 4 +1s)Open 

"A mind without story is a mind without meaning."
– Renee Fuller

What's your story? Let me help you tell it with any of these books or through one-to-one coaching/mentoring:
• The Voice of the Muse: Answering the Call to Write
• From Memory to Memoir: Writing the Stories of Your Life
• Birthing Your Book...Even If You Don't Know What It's About
• Organic Screenwriting: Writing for Film, Naturally
• Writer's Block Unblocked: Seven Surefire Ways to Free Up Your Writing and Creative Flow
Look for these and all my books on most Amazon sites (www.amazon.com/author/markdavidgerson), from select online booksellers, on my website (www.markdavidgerson.com/bookstore) or from your favorite ebook store.

Looking for one-on-one help? Contact me here or at www.markdavidgerson.com/contact and let's talk aboutpossibiliti... more »

"A mind without story is a mind without meaning."
– Renee Fuller

What's your story? Let me help you tell it with any of these books or through one-to-one coaching/mentoring:
• The Voice of the Muse: Answering the Call to Write
• From Memory to Memoir: Writing the Stories of Your Life
• Birthing Your Book...Even If You Don't Know What It's About
• Organic Screenwriting: Writing for Film, Naturally
• Writer's Block Unblocked: Seven Surefire Ways to Free Up Your Writing and Creative Flow
Look for these and all my books on most Amazon sites (www.amazon.com/author/markdavidgerson), from select online booksellers, on my website (www.markdavidgerson.com/bookstore) or from your favorite ebook store.

Looking for one-on-one help? Contact me here or at www.markdavidgerson.com/contact and let's talk about possibilities!
Whether or you not you turn to me or any of my books for help, TELL YOUR STORY!!___

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2015-05-03 15:34:32 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

On this day in 1937, Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind won the coveted Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Frankly, she did give a damn!

On this day in 1937, Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind won the coveted Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Frankly, she did give a damn!___

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2015-05-03 05:06:11 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

Just finished watching Julie Andrews in Star, a somewhat fictionalized 1968 biopic about theater legend Gertrude Lawrence. If the film wasn't as good as I remembered (it's been quite a few years since I last saw it), it still had its delicious moments, especially the lavish costumes and even more lavish musical numbers. And in an oblique sort of way, it was research for Sara's Year, my novel/screenplay-in-progress. Oblique because Gertrude Lawrence was the original Anna Leonowens in Broadway's The King and I, and both Anna and The King and I (the film) play key roles in my story. Oblique, too, because Star ends before there is a King and I (probably because Lawrence died, suddenly, early in the original Broadway of the show.)

Photo: The real Gertrude Lawrence with Yul Brynner on Broadway in The King and I, a show that didn't make it into Star.

#movies  ... more »

Just finished watching Julie Andrews in Star, a somewhat fictionalized 1968 biopic about theater legend Gertrude Lawrence. If the film wasn't as good as I remembered (it's been quite a few years since I last saw it), it still had its delicious moments, especially the lavish costumes and even more lavish musical numbers. And in an oblique sort of way, it was research for Sara's Year, my novel/screenplay-in-progress. Oblique because Gertrude Lawrence was the original Anna Leonowens in Broadway's The King and I, and both Anna and The King and I (the film) play key roles in my story. Oblique, too, because Star ends before there is a King and I (probably because Lawrence died, suddenly, early in the original Broadway of the show.)

Photo: The real Gertrude Lawrence with Yul Brynner on Broadway in The King and I, a show that didn't make it into Star.

#movies   #julieandrews  ___

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2015-05-02 17:07:15 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 3 +1s)Open 

Wishing Theodore Bikel a happy 91st birthday! Before Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, Bikel was Broadway's first Captain von Trapp to Mary Martin's Maria in The Sound of Music. (My first experience of Theodore Bikel was the LP we had when I was growing up, of Bikel singing old Yiddish folk songs.)

Image from http://images.nypl.org/index.php?id=1812343&t=w.

Wishing Theodore Bikel a happy 91st birthday! Before Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, Bikel was Broadway's first Captain von Trapp to Mary Martin's Maria in The Sound of Music. (My first experience of Theodore Bikel was the LP we had when I was growing up, of Bikel singing old Yiddish folk songs.)

Image from http://images.nypl.org/index.php?id=1812343&t=w.___

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2015-05-02 14:09:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

Celebrating the QE2, which made its maiden voyage on this day in 1969 and was one of the last great Transatlantic liners. The QE2 was retired from active Cunard service in 2008 and is now docked permanently in Dubai, where plans to convert it to a luxury hotel have stalled.

(One of the characters in Sarah's Year, my novel-in-progress, spends her honeymoon on the QE2.)

Photo: Reinhard Sylvester

Celebrating the QE2, which made its maiden voyage on this day in 1969 and was one of the last great Transatlantic liners. The QE2 was retired from active Cunard service in 2008 and is now docked permanently in Dubai, where plans to convert it to a luxury hotel have stalled.

(One of the characters in Sarah's Year, my novel-in-progress, spends her honeymoon on the QE2.)

Photo: Reinhard Sylvester___

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2015-05-02 02:10:21 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 5 +1s)Open 

"We are here to change the world. Not just to follow rules, earn money and die."

___"We are here to change the world. Not just to follow rules, earn money and die."

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2015-05-02 02:07:47 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

It's May! It's May! The lusty month of May!!
https://youtu.be/4L-4QuVHHRw

It's May! It's May! The lusty month of May!!
https://youtu.be/4L-4QuVHHRw___

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2015-05-01 17:35:43 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

A May Day reminder that life can change in an instant and that miracles are always present when are hearts and minds are open to them...from another May Day, 17 years ago...

"Beltane, celebrated May 1, is the Celtic feast of optimism and fertility. Although Dunnea’s version had no maypole, her blazing fire would have done the ancients proud. She had been secretly amassing wood for weeks and had been planning the event for even longer. Although invited, I almost didn’t go. I woke up that morning feeling depressed and not at all optimistic. By evening, I had shaken off enough of the pall to drive down to the Cathedral Rock area for the bonfire. When I arrived, the flames were already dancing up into the darkening sky. I saw no one I knew apart from Dunnea, so I sat off to the side. Fifteen minutes later, Kentia, recently split from her partner of six years, arrived with a woman friend. Shesca... more »

A May Day reminder that life can change in an instant and that miracles are always present when are hearts and minds are open to them...from another May Day, 17 years ago...

"Beltane, celebrated May 1, is the Celtic feast of optimism and fertility. Although Dunnea’s version had no maypole, her blazing fire would have done the ancients proud. She had been secretly amassing wood for weeks and had been planning the event for even longer. Although invited, I almost didn’t go. I woke up that morning feeling depressed and not at all optimistic. By evening, I had shaken off enough of the pall to drive down to the Cathedral Rock area for the bonfire. When I arrived, the flames were already dancing up into the darkening sky. I saw no one I knew apart from Dunnea, so I sat off to the side. Fifteen minutes later, Kentia, recently split from her partner of six years, arrived with a woman friend. She scanned the crowd, picked me out and strode over. I hadn’t seen her since that brief introduction seven months earlier  but was still surprised when, not seeming to recognize me, she stuck out her hand and announced, “Hi, I’m Kentia.” Seven weeks later we were married."
– from "How I Met My Wife" in Acts of Surrender: A Writer's Memoir. Read about more life-changing miracles in the book, available from most Amazon sites (http://mybook.to/actsofsurrender), from select other online booksellers, from my website (www.markdavidgerson.com/bookstore) or from your favorite ebook store.

"A book that has the power to awaken, empower and inspire anyone who reads it."
– Melissa Shawn, Austin, Texas

Photo: The Beltane miracle described above led to another miracle, pictured here when that second miracle was 16 months old. (The family unit may no longer be intact, but it doesn't negate the miracles, which have continue to show up for all of us.)___

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2015-05-01 14:27:31 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 0 +1s)Open 

A favorite story about mother on this, what would have been her 94th birthday...from my Acts of Surrender memoir...

"My favorite story, because it revealed a side of my mother that I had never witnessed, had my mother and her best friend, Sophie,  in their teens, strolling down Boulevard Saint-Laurent, then Jewish Montreal’s Main Street. This would have been in the mid-1930s, at the height of the Depression. As Sophie described it, a vagrant sitting on the curb grabbed my mother’s ankle. She shook it free and they continued on. After half a block, my mother stopped, spun around and marched back. Glaring at the vagrant, she kicked him hard, then returned to Sophie."

Read more from Acts of Surrender: A Writer's Memoir! ••• Get your copy  today on most Amazon sites (http://mybook.to/actsofsurrender), from select other online booksellers, from my website(www.markda... more »

A favorite story about mother on this, what would have been her 94th birthday...from my Acts of Surrender memoir...

"My favorite story, because it revealed a side of my mother that I had never witnessed, had my mother and her best friend, Sophie,  in their teens, strolling down Boulevard Saint-Laurent, then Jewish Montreal’s Main Street. This would have been in the mid-1930s, at the height of the Depression. As Sophie described it, a vagrant sitting on the curb grabbed my mother’s ankle. She shook it free and they continued on. After half a block, my mother stopped, spun around and marched back. Glaring at the vagrant, she kicked him hard, then returned to Sophie."

Read more from Acts of Surrender: A Writer's Memoir! ••• Get your copy  today on most Amazon sites (http://mybook.to/actsofsurrender), from select other online booksellers, from my website (www.markdavidgerson.com/bookstore) or from your favorite ebook store.

Photo: My mother in the early 1940s, hamming it up for the camera in the Laurentian Mountains​ north of Montreal.___

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2015-04-30 04:45:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 1 +1s)Open 

What could be better than to end a day's novel-writing with a palindrome word count? I was just closing the file on my computer when I glanced down and saw that I had stopped at 37,573 words on Sara's Year!

www.markdavidgerson.com/books

Note About the Photo – This is the not the final book cover. To be clear, I do not own the rights to this photo of Montreal's distinctive staircases. It comes from https://hammerphotography.wordpress.com and is only being used to keep me inspired as I move forward with the manuscript. In this moment, I have no idea what the final book cover will look like.

#writing  
#amwriting  

What could be better than to end a day's novel-writing with a palindrome word count? I was just closing the file on my computer when I glanced down and saw that I had stopped at 37,573 words on Sara's Year!

www.markdavidgerson.com/books

Note About the Photo – This is the not the final book cover. To be clear, I do not own the rights to this photo of Montreal's distinctive staircases. It comes from https://hammerphotography.wordpress.com and is only being used to keep me inspired as I move forward with the manuscript. In this moment, I have no idea what the final book cover will look like.

#writing  
#amwriting  ___

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