…a dedication to all the fallen, and particularly to Cpl Nathan Cirillo in the face of the recent madness…

Patrick Jones:

Enough…

Originally posted on Seumas Gallacher:

…I don’’t often cut and paste my Facebook posts as blog pieces, but so many people have asked me to do so with the post I made on there yesterday, in the hope that the message may go viral… if yeez wish to share it, please do so… LUV YEEZ!… here’s the post:

…the older I become, the less rational the world appears… I care not for the arguments and posturing that dress themselves as nationalistic, religious, political or downright greed… when a young man standing HONOUR GUARD in memory of those fallen in horrendous global conflicts around the planet is gunned down under some pretence of a deluded fanatic’s ‘righteousness’, my soul screams out, ‘Enough’! ….how present are the words of the song that ask ‘when will they ever learn?’ ..the ‘they’ being all of the creeds, nutters, even well-meaning hawks of all nationalities… last year, I unashamedly…

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Just Another Halloween TRICK OR TREATING with the Children…OR IS IT?

Just Another Halloween Trick or Treating with the Children…WAIT…Do You Hear That Noise?

Halloween children

DON’T LOOK BEHIND YOU!

Wolf Wallpaper

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE!

The Wolf's Moon by Patrick Jones

BE AFRAID…

Fairy Garden Friday:

Yes!!  It’s time again for FAIRY GARDEN FRIDAY! Enjoy!

Today’s Fairy Garden Featured Flower is the Tiger Lilly.

A gorgeous addition to anyone’s garden that blooms in late spring timeframe.

Tiger Lillies

A Nice Peaceful Day Trip to the Ozark Mountains in Missouri…OR IS IT??

A Nice Peaceful Day Trip to the Ozark Mountains in Missouri…

Fall in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri

National Scenic Waterways Ozark Mountains Missouri

River in Leasburg, Missouri

OR IS IT??

A dried impression of a wolf's paw

The Wolf Moon by Patrick Jones

 

50 Web Links to Let Your Book Go Viral!

Patrick Jones:

Excellent information from Doris-Maria Heilmann at Savvy Writers & e-Books!

Originally posted on Savvy Writers & e-Books online:

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PART ONE Tips to “Advertise” your Book for FREE:  Forums / Networks / Book Communities / Book Bloggers – all this means free show casing of your book and free PR.  

For your book to sell, you need to create the demand. You need an audience, a platform – which you will get when your book is showing up on many websites and forums, visible to readers, bloggers and to book reviewers.

Here are fifty links to top websites for you and tomorrow’s blog post will bring you even more!

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  1.        http://www.wattpad.com/
  2.        http://www.kindlemojo.com
  3.        http://blog.booksontheknob.org/
  4.        http://www.askdavid.com/free-book-promotio
  5.        http://www.goodreads.com/
  6.        http://www.booktalk.org/
  7.        http://www.booktalk.com/authors/
  8.        http://www.librarything.com/
  9.        http://www.shelfari.com/
  10.        http://authonomy.com
  11.        http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums

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…txtg nd riting n d mdern way is hrd… I’m 2 old 4 dis sht…

Patrick Jones:

Cn u mptze with dis?

Originally posted on Seumas Gallacher:

…it’s a given that each successive generation as it ages has occasion to shake its communal head and mutter, ‘wasn’t like that when we were growing up’…  or other such epithets… the continuous search for the elusive ‘balance’between ‘progress’ and retention of the ‘old and trusted ways of doing things’ is never going away… Twitter and the advent of mobile communication devices have spawned a whole new generation with a language all of its own… textese… the art of crucifying the English spoken WURD on a wee screen…

spelling

…the almost virtual obliteration of the vowel has made it clearly an endangered species… interchanging numerals for real phrases and WURDS is sum’thing that used to appear only on gimmicky quiz shows decades ago… acronyms replace entire paragraphs… and I dare say at some stage ‘War and Peace’ will be reduced to a couple of hundred squiggly characters on some…

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