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Hugh Howey the full Silo Saga | book review » P. A. Wilson

Hugh Howey the full Silo Saga | book review » P. A. Wilson | Just general stuff | Scoop.it
I just finished Third Shift and Hugh Howey has created a believable world with full characters. Is it a series I would recommend?
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The first of my new series of book reviews. I couldn't resist starting with a 9 part series.

 

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Lessons I Learned in 2013 | Not another resolution blog » P. A. Wilson

Lessons I Learned in 2013 | Not another resolution blog » P. A. Wilson | Just general stuff | Scoop.it
Lessons I learned in 2013 help me set my goals for 2014. I don't do resolutions because they seem so fragile and I need something that I will accomplish.
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Sometimes you don't need resolutions, just reflection and learning.

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Books online, do you have a favorite site?

Books online, do you have a favorite site? | Just general stuff | Scoop.it
There are a multitude of places to buy books online. People seem to have their favorites and I've been interested in why one site is preferred.
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Is there a best place to buy?

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Setting Goals

Setting Goals | Just general stuff | Scoop.it
Setting goals is important for people because they give us something to aim at. Setting concrete goals you can feel and see is easy with the right tools.
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Acting without goals can waste your time. Learning how to set goals can make your time more productive.

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Chocolate, wine and pepperoni pizza, what do you turn to?

Chocolate, wine and pepperoni pizza, what do you turn to? | Just general stuff | Scoop.it
When stress piles up and you just need a little treat, what do you reach for? It's a challenge we all face, sometimes the chocolate is all we need.
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It's all about moderation. Everything that is good for you is bad when you overdo it.

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April Fools day, is it really fun to spend the day testing the truth

April Fools day, is it really fun to spend the day testing the truth | Just general stuff | Scoop.it
April Fools day comes every year and I hate the fact that I have to think twice about everything I read and hear until the day is over.
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My grumpy - or semi-grumpy take on April Fools

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Offended, is your knee jerk reaction to lash out?

Offended, is your knee jerk reaction to lash out? | Just general stuff | Scoop.it
We all get offended, no matter how thick our skins. Is it always necessary to state your feeling, or is it part of free speech to allow offense?
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Taking offense is sometimes more about you than about the statement

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Samsung Puts Women in Their Place During Galaxy S IV Launch

Samsung Puts Women in Their Place During Galaxy S IV Launch | Just general stuff | Scoop.it
The Galaxy S IV launch event verged on offensive when the emcee used a group of bridesmaids to illustrate all the woman things the phone can do, like cooking and weight loss and wedding planning — oh my.
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hmm, seems we've slipped back to pre 1950 -  an Israeli firm put out a tablet for women with the same tone.

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Goodreads CEO Reveals A Shockingly Easy Way To Sell More Books | Bestseller Labs

Goodreads CEO Reveals A Shockingly Easy Way To Sell More Books | Bestseller Labs | Just general stuff | Scoop.it
Otis Chandler reveals a simple but highly effective method authors can use to sell lots more books, without actually doing any work.

Via collca
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I attest to the results of this simple tip. Ass the link when you can, and people will click on it if they like your book.

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collca's curator insight, February 27, 2013 12:05 PM

A very interesting article describing a great simple technique for building reader loyalty and book sales with very little effort. It's worth reading the comments because there are some further useful insights among them.

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human trafficking, slavery isn't dead but needs to be killed

human trafficking, slavery isn't dead but needs to be killed | Just general stuff | Scoop.it
When I wrote Hubris, I did a lot of research into the way human trafficking worked. The information may sadden you, or may start you thinking.
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Help bring an end to this dehumanizing practice.

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Networking, worth the effort or just another distraction

Networking, worth the effort or just another distraction | Just general stuff | Scoop.it
Few people don't need networking now and again. Meetup is a success, because people want a hiking partner, and they are looking for human connection.
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Sometimes connecting with others will light the spark. It doesn't matter whether it's a business or creative spark, it's a good thing.

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Bookstore closures, should we be worried?

Bookstore closures, should we be worried? | Just general stuff | Scoop.it
Another bookstore hits the wall. B&N getting out of the bricks and mortar? Some would say it's karma. They were the villain not that long ago.
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It makes me wonder sometimes if people have a basic grasp of how business works. Profit keeps businesses open.

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Can You Guess The Movie Just By Looking At Its Minimalist Poster? -- AppAdvice

Can You Guess The Movie Just By Looking At Its Minimalist Poster? -- AppAdvice | Just general stuff | Scoop.it
If you consider yourself a true cinephile, then I dare you to … Guess The Movie.
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Cool idea, now to find the time to play.

 

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Book Reviews | should an author give a bad review? » P. A. Wilson

Book Reviews | should an author give a bad review? » P. A. Wilson | Just general stuff | Scoop.it
I've generally shied away from posting book reviews where I can't give 3 stars. My thoughts are that I might come across the wrong way.
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As an author I need to be careful how I review books. I'm stepping into shark filled waters when I don't care for something I've read. I'm going to dip my toe into the shark pool.

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London's

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London's latest office offering, the Leadenhall building, also known as the Cheesegrater, exemplifies world-wide trend toward tall towers.
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I like the idea of oddly shaped buildings. The world has too many rectangles and squares already.

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Time is finite so you need to make the most of it. How to start.

Time is finite so you need to make the most of it. How to start. | Just general stuff | Scoop.it
Time is finite, but different for everyone. While you might not know how much time you have in the rest of your life, you know how much you have today.
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It doesn't matter what you want to get done, finding a way to manage time is the best way to get the right things done.

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Top 10 Study Habits

Top 10 Study Habits | Just general stuff | Scoop.it
The time you spend studying can feel like it eats up your life. These top 10 study habits can help you make the most of the time you spend over your notes
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We all have the same amount of time, using yours wisely will mean you get more of what you want.

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Heroes, have we changed the meaning so much that it means nothing

Heroes, have we changed the meaning so much that it means nothing | Just general stuff | Scoop.it
Heroes. Have we come to the point where we are so desperate for heroes that we have cheapened the meaning? A look at some of our latest hero stories.
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Do we need heroes so badly that we find a way to call everyone a hero?

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Generation gap, we do find a way across

Generation gap, we do find a way across | Just general stuff | Scoop.it
The Generation Gap is one of the few things most of us experience from both sides. As we age, we float from the rebellion side to the judgement side.
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The gap doesn't close, but perhaps a the trip over it can be less fraught with judgement.

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Feminism, the battle continues thorugh generations

Feminism, the battle continues thorugh generations | Just general stuff | Scoop.it
It's been a long time since bras were in flames. Feminism isn't about making men feel bad, it's about keeping in mind that women are people, not roles.
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Women are more than their roles.

 

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New Pope, old church? Will there be changes

New Pope, old church? Will there be changes | Just general stuff | Scoop.it
A new Pope has been elected. It's an interesting position. To be infallible must be both humbling and tempting. Will Pope Francis bring changes? Should he?
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Is it important to non-Catholics? Is the pope still a world leader?

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Power corrupts, is there such a thing as absolute power?

Power corrupts, is there such a thing as absolute power? | Just general stuff | Scoop.it
Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely. That's the quote, and it makes for great fiction,but is there such a thing as absolute power?
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Do you think power corrupts the good person? Or is it more complicated?

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Family day, a new holiday and a new opportunity

Family day, a new holiday and a new opportunity | Just general stuff | Scoop.it
This weekend is our first Family Day in British Columbia. A time to hangout with your family? r is it an opportunity to create the new rules
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Family day, a first in BC

 

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How to stay focused, manage distractions

How to stay focused, manage distractions | Just general stuff | Scoop.it
I think the best tips on how to stay focused are based on the fact that you can't avoid distractions, you can only manage them. Try some of these tips.
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If you struggle against distractions, try a few tips to stop struggling and start juggling.

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Listening, is anyone doing it? or are we all just talking?

Listening, is anyone doing it? or are we all just talking? | Just general stuff | Scoop.it
Lack of listening skills is a great thing in story conflict, but it's not the way to get things done in life. Listening isn't just about waiting your turn.
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Things that work well in fiction don't translate to life

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