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Creative writing is any writing that goes outside the bounds of normal professional, journalistic, academic, or technical forms of literature, typically identified by an emphasis on narrative craft, character development, and the use of literary tropes or with various traditions of poetry and poetics. Due to the looseness of the definition, it is possible for writing such as feature stories to be considered creative writing, even though they fall under journalism, because the content of features is specifically focused on narrative and character development. Both fictional and non-fictional works fall into this category, including such forms as novels, biographies, short stories, and poems. In the academic setting, creative writing is typically separated into fiction and poetry classes, with a focus on writing in an original style, as opposed to imitating pre-existing genres such as crime or horror. Writing for the screen and stage—screenwriting and playwrighting—are often taught separately, but fit under the creative writing category as well.
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  1. ProducerFancyJ London 🎶
    Profitably, Unprofitable!
    Profitably, Unprofitable! I see this every day here in Mexico, people making things, and selling them dirt cheap, never calculating what it took to make it in the first place, leaving them unprofitable!Let me break it down...We shall use a padded chair for an example.To make...
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  2. ProducerFancyJ London 🎶
    'Squirrels use the Internet'?
    'Squirrels use the Internet'?This is one of those, 'The dog ate my homework, short stories' you are not going to believe, but here I go anyway.I installed internet in my house in Mexico, not to long ago, with a phone line, and waited over a month for the installation. I made a...
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  3. ProducerRod Loader

    Rod Loader

    06/12/2016
    Day 1 - Mary Magdalene
    Day 1 - Mary MagdaleneHere is the last of my intense series of stories. I hope you enjoy it.  It is the opening of a book I've called 43 Days, which follows the disciples of Jesus for the 43 days from his death.  Day 1 - Mary Magdalene  As the image of sneering mouths...
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  4. ProducerNess Campagnaro

    Ness Campagnaro

    04/12/2016
    Hair Today Gone Tomorrow
    Hair Today Gone TomorrowThe night before the funeral, with no consideration for the deceased, I lay restless in bed thinking of what fashion statement I was going to make at the crematorium. Heels and a hand bag was crass I decided, so I went with flats and a purse in...
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  5. ProducerCampbell Price

    Campbell Price

    04/12/2016
    It's just my dog. Is that ok with you?
    It's just my dog. Is that ok with you?Hi Everyone. This is my dog Charli outside our local cafe. It is two years since I got her from the Rescue organisation. I bought a house and was excited about getting a dog because I wasn't allowed to have one when I was growing up. I first saw...
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    Campbell Price
    05/12/2016 #8 Campbell Price
    I live in Australia where greys are still mostly associated with greyhound racing. More people are becoming aware here that they make great family pets. This is a good thing because they are overbred for the racing industry.
    Lisa Gallagher
    05/12/2016 #7 Lisa Gallagher
    #6 What country do you live in @Campbell Price? I think they became popular as rescues in the US over 15 years or more ago. I remember hearing on the news controversy people were facing for adopting them. We don't hear about it anymore but I'm glad people do!! I'm glad it's changing where you are too.
    Campbell Price
    04/12/2016 #6 Campbell Price
    #4 Hi Lisa- Thanks for commenting about your dogs and your great question. Many people have not seen a pet greyhound before. I think they see what great condition she is in and assume she still races. Some also know that there is a rescue movement in my country for retired racing dogs. They feel a sudden need to clarify if I am a good or bad guy in their eyes. So that combination of seeing a breed they previously only saw racing on TV and the political debate around animal cruelty confronts them. This is slowly changing as more people have greyhounds as pets and people can see that they are not that different from other dogs. (They just run faster)
    Campbell Price
    04/12/2016 #5 Campbell Price
    Yes correct. Also many pharaohs had them. I visited Egypt as a child and yet was unaware of this.
    Lisa Gallagher
    04/12/2016 #4 Lisa Gallagher
    I hear greyhounds are actually pretty laid back dogs. I commend you for getting a rescue. I brought home a rescue once and sadly she had an incontinence problem. She was house trained but she would pee on my couch while sleeping and on the floor as soon as she got up. I took her to the Vet and he said it was probably from spaying. She did have an infection when we first brought her home but it cleared and the problem persisted. I brought her back after a month, felt very bad but she ended up living with the director that ran the shelter. We ended up with a cocker spaniel who my daughter hand picked from the litter. She was the runt but the sweetest dog ever. She died 13.5 years ago and we've had a Boston Terrier since. Again, hand picked by my daughter and we used to call him our Boston Terror. He's still a bit neurotic. Dogs are unique. Why do you think people ask right away if the dog is a rescue because you have a greyhound?
    Dean Owen
    04/12/2016 #3 Dean Owen
    #2 The Egyptian thing could possibly be due to the resemblance to Anubis?
    Campbell Price
    04/12/2016 #2 Campbell Price
    Thanks for commenting Dean. The full size greys don't run in the house as opposed to the Italian ones. I love watching her run in our local park and afterwards crashing on the sofa! Interesting comment about Asia. One place that does love them is the Middle East especially Egypt. I posted this elsewhere and suddenly had many friend requests from that interesting part of the world. #1
    Dean Owen
    04/12/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    Never had a Grey, but was fortunate to have spent the last 15 years with whippets and Italian Greys. Not much racing in Asia so the rescue problem is not as present, but they do have greyhound racing in Hong Kong and I know a few people who have adopted ex-racers. Sighthounds are the dog worlds best kept secret as they make absolutely amazing companions. Very rare in China though as "skinny" dogs are thought of as unlucky!
  6. Phil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    03/12/2016
    A novel approach to writing improvement... Thanks to all who watched and made suggestions concerning the first take on this video. http.//www.learn2engage.org
    BEFORE WRITING COMES THINKING - II
    BEFORE WRITING COMES THINKING - II Better writing through improved...
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    Phil Friedman
    07/12/2016 #14 Phil Friedman
    Thank you, Claire Cardwell, for sharing this post and for your support. You are one of the writers whom I follow on beBee because you are focused on producing interesting and thoughtful content. Thanks again and cheers!
    Robert Bacal
    06/12/2016 #13 Robert Bacal
    #7 In case anyone is puzzled by the use of the term harpoon in the lyrics, here's an analysis of the word which either means a harmonica, a drug user's spike, or...well, just a word Kris used because it fit.

    http://www.wordwizard.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=18389
    Gerald Hecht
    06/12/2016 #12 Gerald Hecht
    #11 @Phil Friedman I must think/review --lest I respond incorrectly due to reliance on a flawed memory regarding the correct "syntactical assembly".
    Phil Friedman
    06/12/2016 #11 Phil Friedman
    #10 By jove, Gerald, you have it. Or is it more apropriately, "you got it"?
    Gerald Hecht
    06/12/2016 #10 Gerald Hecht
    #8 @Phil Friedman well I also like the approach: how to think straight or at least gain insight into the idiosyncratic ways of one's thought patterns regarding a thingie that they want to write about ...BEFORE writing anything! The potential benefits are limitless. The writing may very well "take care of itself" for those who already have the technical skills...this approach could also lead one to see with great clarity--when not to write about something; what the repercussions would be and how prepared their thinking is for dealing with them, etc.
    Phil Friedman
    04/12/2016 #9 Phil Friedman
    From now until Valentine's Day, www.learn2engage.org is offering a 10% Finder's Appreciation Bonus to anyone who refers a client. And if the client signs up and mentions your name plus the code #WRITETHINKING, that client will also receive a 10% discount on his or her tuition fee. Any questions, email info@learn2engage.org
    Phil Friedman
    04/12/2016 #8 Phil Friedman
    #7 well, Gerald, Bobby apparently found his/her way out... With a little help from friends. One of the dozen best C&W tunes ever --- especially in Joplin's rendering. Raw pathos and power. Thank you for reading and commenting, however cryptically, my friend. Cheers!
    Gerald Hecht
    04/12/2016 #7 Gerald Hecht
    But...even before that:

    "Busted flat in Baton Rouge, waitin' on a train, feelin' about as faded as my jeans"...Bobbi thumbed a diesel down just before it rained, and rode us all the way to New Orleans.

    I pulled my harpoon out of my dirty red bandanna, I was playing soft while Bobbi sang the blues.
    Windshield wipers slapping time, I was holding Bobbi's hand in mine,
    We sang every song the driver knew.

    Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose, nothin' ain't worth nothin' but it's free.
    etc., etc.,"
    Phil Friedman
    04/12/2016 #6 Phil Friedman
    The URL is http://www.learn2engage.org
    Phil Friedman
    04/12/2016 #5 Phil Friedman
    #3 #4 Thank you Irene, Franci, and @John White, MBA, for sharing this video. Really pleased that you liked it. Have a great weekend.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    04/12/2016 #4 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Well done, Phil. The presentation flows perfectly. Sharing.
    Irene Hackett
    04/12/2016 #3 Anonymous
    Well done @Phil Friedman. Already shared on twitter and will share on beBee too.
    Phil Friedman
    04/12/2016 #2 Phil Friedman
    @John White, MBA, @Jim Murray, and @Jeffrey Strickland, you guys are mentioned in this video presentation. Thank you for the valuable endorsements. My best to all of you. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    04/12/2016 #1 Phil Friedman
    This rev.2 version contains more graphics in order to perk up the presentation. Thank you. @Irene Hackett, for the great suggestion.
  7. Producerdebasish majumder
    ENIGMA OF DREAM!
    ENIGMA OF DREAM!Everyone love to dream Obviously with a gleam But seldom one bothers It has two realms One is based on reflection of practical beam Other is purely manufactured by individual’s whim One is based on reflection Where nature...
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    Lisa Gallagher
    03/12/2016 #10 Lisa Gallagher
    Very nice @debasish majumder! I admire your way with words, so eloquent. Very nice to see this photo of you in your beBee Tee Shirt, with mug and notepad! I love the black Tee Shirts but then again, I love the color black.
    Deb Helfrich
    02/12/2016 #9 Deb Helfrich
    The poet in his creative hexagon! Where you "Produce honey with a royal gesture " Inspiring, @debasish majumder
    debasish majumder
    02/12/2016 #8 debasish majumder
    #7 Thank you very much madam @Donna-Luisa Eversley for your appreciation. i am privileged and honored.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    02/12/2016 #7 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @debasish majumder..you look great love that black T-shirt... Great looking mug! Great poem...
    debasish majumder
    02/12/2016 #6 debasish majumder
    #2 Thank you very much @Mamen Delgado. i am privileged and honored.
    debasish majumder
    02/12/2016 #5 debasish majumder
    #1 Thank you very much madam@ Franci Eugenia Hoffman for your consistent support. i am privileged and honored.
    debasish majumder
    02/12/2016 #4 debasish majumder
    #3 Thank you very much @Gert Scholtz for your warm commendation. i am privileged and honored.
    Gert Scholtz
    02/12/2016 #3 Gert Scholtz
    @debasish majumder What a wonderful honey-poem to start the weekend!
    Mamen Delgado
    02/12/2016 #2 Mamen Delgado
    So cool @debasish majumder!!!
    👏 👏
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    02/12/2016 #1 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Outstanding poetry, Debasish. Cool T-shirt!
  8. ProducerFancyJ London 🎶
    Whisper
    WhisperCatch a whisper on a wing,traveling fast on a gust of spring.Roll by an emerald leaf with dew,turn around a rigid rock or two,fall gently down a trail,then slowly rise again without fail,before the sun says its goodbyesI am going to give it one last...
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  9. ProducerFancyJ London 🎶
    Crimson Thread
    Crimson ThreadImage by: deviantartist sai26A journey can never be predetermined,Destiny can never be known before hand,Birth is by chance and tiny miracles,Death is unknown to those who want to live,Life goes on for those who care to be gone,and tiny buttons...
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  10. ProducerCampbell Price

    Campbell Price

    01/12/2016
    Nightmare world- looking through the stained glass window.
    Nightmare world- looking through the stained glass window.It was at the age of 14 when I worked out that most people suck. My parents were still living together but going through a very messy separation. They hated each other. They hated me. I had them beat. I hated the world.One afternoon in a rage...
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    Campbell Price
    04/12/2016 #5 Campbell Price
    #4 Hi Pamela. Thanks for your comment. You raise many interesting points around punishment of murderers. In my friends case his murder happened in a country with an extreme murder rate and an overworked and bad police force. Its unlikely anyone will even be charged. One of my friends described it best at the wake. I can't believe that we are all here together, while over there someone will go out tonight thinking they got away with it. A new bonded in tragedy friend comforted him. You are only saying what everyone here is thinking.
    Pamela L. Williams
    04/12/2016 #4 Pamela L. Williams
    Taking the life of another never makes sense, even those executed for murder. Their battle is over, they aren't being punished for what they have done, they escaped the ramifications of their actions. I believe if you really want to punish them, remove their loved ones completely from their lives. Don't allow friends or family to visit them in prison, don't allow communications and post photos of their loved ones having to live on without them.
    Happy moment photos showing that despite the lack of their presence life continues and sad ones showing times of sorrow that their lack of presence caused. Put an empty chair at a family event/milestone their loved ones achieved that they could not share in and that chair was left empty. Let them feel all that they inflicted on another family and then make them look at images of the family they broke, the sadness, anger, fear, loss, of kids without fathers, or mothers. Make them spend their lives behind bars with their cell's plastered with all they caused and missed because they took a life. Even the most hardened criminals cannot psychologically handle such a onslaught of loss.
    I think this should occur for any crime that harms another, make them live daily with the results of their crime. Here in the US that would be considered cruel and inhuman treatment and yet the friends and families of the victims are subjected to it every minute of everyday that their loved one is gone, or lose everything they have because of greed, or they live a life filled with pain because of a drunk driver, they can no longer trust another human because of a violent assault or rape, or they live a life of fear because their childhood was filled with physical and psychological abuse.
    Why should the victims of crimes be the only ones that are truly punished. Don't let the criminals hide from their crimes, make them relive the reality of their actions every minute of every day.
    Campbell Price
    01/12/2016 #3 Campbell Price
    Great comments by people who get it. (Thanks Harvey and Lisa ) If you believe that lightening can strike twice, within a week of the funeral my next door neighbor died in a tragic accident at a theme park. (Nightmare world re-opens on December 10) I have insider insights into the media that I did not have previously. I would be grateful if someone could share my story to the communications/ media hive. Ps. My friend was not murdered in Australia. The country it happened in means that is highly unlikely to be solved and hence the filtered character assassination story will be the one remembered.
    Harvey Lloyd
    01/12/2016 #2 Harvey Lloyd
    You have tapped a great media issue, the insatiable need to bring judgment upon all involved, give reason to crimes or justifications. I need none of this. A person who was thriving was removed from our presence by someone who was not. Motivation, understanding or justification will not change this fact.

    But media has had an effect on our society. This effect has been some form of higher reasoning that we can overlook crime based on background, conditions and emotional state. We reason this out in a public format that seems to alienate the victim of the crime.

    I feel for your friends family.

    Great post, @Campbell Price
    Lisa Gallagher
    01/12/2016 #1 Lisa Gallagher
    Hi @Campbell Price, welcome to beBee! Friends or anyone we lose can never be replaced. It's sad that your friend has more recognition now than when he was alive. It's very sad to hear he was murdered, that must be painful when you think of him. I agree, most people don't suck! Thanks for this, a great first buzz.
    cc: @David B. Grinberg @Deb Helfrich @Jared Wiese @Pamela L. Williams @John White, MBA
  11. ProducerPascal Derrien 🐝
    Out of a Silent World
    Out of a Silent World My name is Owen Carlson, today is Thursday 28th of March 2019 and I have an important meeting with Catherine Jones somewhere in the middle of Cardiff. I am a carpenter by trade when I was 12 I wanted to be an astronaut but my father Harry convinced...
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    Pascal Derrien 🐝
    06/12/2016 #23 Pascal Derrien 🐝
    #22 thank you @Praveen Raj Gullepalli for reading and adding some pertinent comments :-)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    06/12/2016 #22 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    That's cool sci-fi alright dear Pascal! Aliens and Alienation, the objective and subjective landscapes, crossing paths. Men are from Mars ;)
    Ken Boddie
    02/12/2016 #21 Ken Boddie
    #19 #20 According to the video on Dean's link, we're all related, so which one of you guys, my newly found cousins, is going to lend me $100 'till Monday? 🤗
    Pascal Derrien 🐝
    02/12/2016 #20 Pascal Derrien 🐝
    #19 that's a wicked video @Dean Owen :-) the shaking and the mixer as a tittle :-)
    Dean Owen
    02/12/2016 #19 Dean Owen
    Do send me the link when this one is published as it sure deserves it! Perhaps DNA testing should be compulsory? -
    https://youtu.be/tyaEQEmt5ls
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    30/11/2016 #18 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    #17 Yes, it can become complicated. My husband got along well with his adoptive parents so it worked well for him.
    Pascal Derrien 🐝
    30/11/2016 #17 Pascal Derrien 🐝
    #16 many thanks @Franci Eugenia Hoffman yes I was thinking about all the adoption stories without a happy ending the other day, what if people don't click, what if it is too late or what if the research never takes off as you are rightly saying......
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    30/11/2016 #16 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    You are one excellent story teller, Pascal. My husband was adopted out of the cradle. He never found his real parents, even after researching.
    Pascal Derrien 🐝
    29/11/2016 #15 Pascal Derrien 🐝
    #14 thank you @David B. Grinberg for the kind comments, a tale not very often touched on so I suppose it is a modest cotribution .....
    David B. Grinberg
    29/11/2016 #14 David B. Grinberg
    That's a wonderfully introspective piece of storytelling, Pascal. Very admirable and impressive, indeed. Thank you for sharing this and keep buzzing!
    Pascal Derrien 🐝
    28/11/2016 #13 Pascal Derrien 🐝
    #12 thanks for sharing this @Mark Anthony, those generations of babies are often referred to as ''the disappeared'', the numbers are not exactly known but most probably around 30 000 over the years of cover up. Big stigma here in Ireland. Take care
    Mark Anthony
    28/11/2016 #12 Mark Anthony
    Hi @Pascal Derrien 🐝. Touched by the story, my mother came to the UK when she was 11. She was in a convent in Dublin from when she was a baby. There was no redress for her, she missed the cutoff point. The legacy left within my family wasn't nice.
    Pascal Derrien 🐝
    28/11/2016 #11 Pascal Derrien 🐝
    #9 ah thanks for the kind comment and for dropping a line @Sara Jacobovici I know a few real adoption stories some are positive and some others are.....different. There are some extra layers of complexity depending where you live and the circumstances it is a tricky topic
    Pascal Derrien 🐝
    28/11/2016 #10 Pascal Derrien 🐝
    #7 thanks @Deb Helfrich you turn right or left where does this bring you ? it is a fascinating question to think that in a way we are building our own lives even though we are not fully in control , so may scenarios so many possibilities ?
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/11/2016 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    I very much appreciate your writing @Pascal Derrien 🐝. I experience the question of identity as the core of what makes us human. My very close friend is adopted and so is her younger brother. As adults each had their own journey in discovering their biological parents, very different experiences, very different impacts. Each carries their own story. Thanks for sharing Owen Carlson's.
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/11/2016 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 Great line @Ken Boddie, "Is there Mars in our lives?"
    Deb Helfrich
    28/11/2016 #7 Deb Helfrich
    Phenomenally deep questions right on the surface of life, @Pascal Derrien 🐝. Are we our nature or our nurture? As an adult, what is the margin of difference that might have played out in who we are and have become if we had a different set of parents? If we do find out does that change us tomorrow? With no one to consult about the facts, is it worth thinking of the alternative us? How could we not?
    Pascal Derrien 🐝
    28/11/2016 #6 Pascal Derrien 🐝
    #5 thanks @Gert Scholtz there is always more than just meet the eyes, face value has been over traded and it is currently out of stock for the foreseeable future :-)
    Gert Scholtz
    28/11/2016 #5 Gert Scholtz
    @Pascal Derrien 🐝 Fascinating! Can’t help but feel for the boy. Thanks for a highly original story and like all yours - one never knows where it leads to - well written Pascal.
    Pascal Derrien 🐝
    28/11/2016 #4 Pascal Derrien 🐝
    #3 ah thanks @Aaron Skogen yes I sometimes realize I navigate in muddy waters :-)
  12. ProducerLiesbeth Leysen, MSc
    After Eight
    After EightDark. Clouded. His hotel room felt lonely. Outside footsteps in the corridor. French music. The sheets covered his skinny body. Soft touch. His hand reached for his partner. She was downstairs, having breakfast. She wrote him a little love note. He...
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    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    01/12/2016 #16 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    #12 oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooh @Deb Helfrich, your comments are always a blessing. Thank you.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    01/12/2016 #15 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    #11 I have an idea, give me some time ;-) @Donna-Luisa Eversley. To be continued ...
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    01/12/2016 #14 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    #10 thanks so much @Franci Eugenia Hoffman. Super sweet to say.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    01/12/2016 #13 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    #9 what a beautiful name for this monument! Thanks @Pascal Derrien!
    Deb Helfrich
    30/11/2016 #12 Deb Helfrich
    #11 @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc is incredibly good at this particular genre, but I honestly would like you to write your own, @Donna-Luisa Eversley, as what you write about, you bring about
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/11/2016 #11 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #8 @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc think you might need to put me in one of your romance stories, but a fantastic guy ...so I can dream a wee bit
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    29/11/2016 #10 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Beautifully written, Liesbeth. It's so nice to read a beautiful and romantic love story.
    Pascal Derrien 🐝
    29/11/2016 #9 Pascal Derrien 🐝
    The Old Iron Lady is always source of inspiration, I got back to my hometown for a minute .... thank you coffee is on me :-)
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    29/11/2016 #8 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    #7 your wish to be made real, Christmas is coming soon, the magic of Christmas makes your deepest desire reality, @Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/11/2016 #7 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc, if you keep this up I will be sure to ask you to be a matchmaker for me 🐝🐝🌼🌼 indeed it is mesmerising and romantic and beautiful...memories.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    28/11/2016 #6 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    #3 @Deb Helfrich, you are the best, always a pleasure to read your comments!
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    28/11/2016 #5 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    #4 oooooh wow, thank you, @Gert Scholtz
    Gert Scholtz
    26/11/2016 #4 Gert Scholtz
    @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc The most moving short love story I have read in a long time. Magnificent Liesbeth!
    Deb Helfrich
    26/11/2016 #3 Deb Helfrich
    Soul inspiring, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. This piece is spectacular.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    26/11/2016 #2 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc
    #1 agree, thank you @Rene Winteraeken
  13. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    26/11/2016
    What’s The Buzz; Tell Me What’s A Happening.   Look Mum, I’ve become a bee!!!!
    What’s The Buzz; Tell Me What’s A Happening. Look Mum, I’ve become a bee!!!!It was just a mere eight months ago that I received an invitation from one of beBEE’s employees asking if I would consider posting on a new social media platform out of Madrid. Up until that, time I was a frequent ‘blogger” on Linked in...
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    Lisa Gallagher
    02/12/2016 #34 Lisa Gallagher
    Good read by @Paul Walters if you missed it!
    Andrew Books
    29/11/2016 #32 Andrew Books
    Yep....been a good experience all the way around so far for me too....and very cool to be named a Brand Ambassador like you @Paul Walters!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/11/2016 #31 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Paul Walters...hahaha what a big punch you have packed...yes indeed bebee is an experience which is unlike anything I've ever encountered. It's all a buzz 😊🐝🐝🐝 great post !
    Pamela L. Williams
    27/11/2016 #30 Pamela L. Williams
    #25 Welcome, welcome Michael. Hit the Cheat Sheet hive. There are many posts there on using the site. A piece of advice I've 'heard' and thought very relevant is this: Find posts or hives that really interest you professionally and personally. Look on the bee tab of the hive, see who belongs and follow them. You can later go back to the My Bees page on your profile and unfollow anyone who doesn't follow you back after a given time period. Those whose post your really like; same thing, click on the number next to the Relevant button on the post, find who found it relevant and follow them. Same thing; you can always unfollow if they are not like-minded people you want to connect with.
    And sadly; as Paul mentions; Trolls exist. There is a 'mute' option under the 3 dot menu option on that person's profile that will allow you to mute all communication from this person and you won't have to see any of their posts. Again, welcome and just enjoy getting to know your fellow Bees.
    Pamela L. Williams
    27/11/2016 #29 Pamela L. Williams
    No shunning allowed if requested Don! Plus we do have the Pet's hive don't we? So if you actually own the kitten, Allowed! :-) Plus I like kittens, We have 3 cats, a dog, and a snake and yes I have posted pictures of them all. One with the snake on the hunt for a mouse hiding on the log...Now that freaked out a person or two. So cute kitties or gory realities of having a snake for a pet...I think most would prefer the cute kitten that fit into the palm of your hand. LOL~ #22
    Michele Williams
    27/11/2016 #28 Michele Williams
    #25 Welcome, Michael. Definitely join hives that interest you. They are a great place to meet people who share your intetests and will enjoy reading your posts. Here is one post that should help you get started. It will lead you to others that are also very helpful : https://www.bebee.com/producer/@paul-croubalian/getting-started-on-bebee-the-big-assed-list
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    27/11/2016 #27 Erroll -EL- Warner
    bebee is the place for publishers. You will certainly love it here on bebee.
    debasish majumder
    27/11/2016 #26 debasish majumder
    wonderful post@Paul Walters! YES, @Javier beBee is obvious a phenomenal persona, who passionately engaged with all bees! fabulous sit indeed! thank you very much for the share sir.
    Michael Rana
    27/11/2016 #25 Michael Rana
    I'm new to your site, but I just followed you. Any tips for help newbies get started?#20
    Michael Rana
    27/11/2016 #24 Michael Rana
    I'm still navigating my way around this site. I'm also a blogger and writer, but have fallen a little behind considering I'm about to graduate from college.
    Michele Williams
    27/11/2016 #23 Michele Williams
    Thanks Paul for pointing out many unique qualities of and contributors to beBee. This is a great coming to beBee story. These stories are the narratives that will become lore and help sustain beBee's culture. The time that beBee's CEO-@Javier beBee View more
    Thanks Paul for pointing out many unique qualities of and contributors to beBee. This is a great coming to beBee story. These stories are the narratives that will become lore and help sustain beBee's culture. The time that beBee's CEO-@Javier beBee- takes to personally reach out to newbees,  the opportunity to meet interesting and welcoming people and the engaged/engaging nature of new connections are all signature characteristics of many otherwise unique stories. Close
    Don Kerr
    26/11/2016 #22 Don Kerr
    @Paul Walters Oh shit. I posted a kitten picture. Shunning shall ensue! Lovely post and thanks for the shout out. Great company to be in on beBee!
    debasish majumder
    26/11/2016 #21 debasish majumder
    your post are always fascinating @Paul Walters! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Javier beBee
    26/11/2016 #20 Javier beBee
    I am looking forward to our next release ! :) a lot of work to do !
    Javier beBee
    26/11/2016 #19 Javier beBee
    Thanks @Paul Walters!!
    Aurorasa Sima
    26/11/2016 #18 Aurorasa Sima
    You are definitely an interesting character (and the best flirt procrastination ever had). I am glad that beBee brought us "together".
    Pamela L. Williams
    26/11/2016 #17 Pamela L. Williams
    thank you for the mention Paul! I think we've all been waiting for beBee, but I also consider this; if it wasn't for LinkedIn and Facebook and all the frustrations we've suffered with those sites beBee may never have come to fruition...and Oh My, I may never have 'met' Paul Walters! and all the other wonderful people you mention and so many more. I truly appreciate what Javier, Juan and the team have developed here and the warm community we have developed together. Now, off to the spa! (a gift from my daughter)!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    26/11/2016 #16 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Bang on dear Paul. And if there were to be a contest for the most connected CEO on Earth right now, the nominations Javbee would receive from patron beBees would make him win wings down, and stay right up there for ever. Wow is the way he manages to connect with every single Bee, personally!
    Pascal Derrien 🐝
    26/11/2016 #15 Pascal Derrien 🐝
    an honest and refreshing account of a great experience I would say :-)
  14. ProducerRONALD FAIR

    RONALD FAIR

    26/11/2016
    Author New To beBee
    Author New To beBeeI just became aware of beBEE and found the concept to be interesting. I am the author of the "Wayne Downing" thriller series published through Createspace and Amazon. Now I am looking for someone critique my books and reviews. Like most authors, I...
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    Zack Thorn
    26/11/2016 #2 Zack Thorn
    Welcome aboard Ronald and best wishes in all of your future endeavors.
    Lisa Gallagher
    26/11/2016 #1 Lisa Gallagher
    Hi @RONALD FAIR, welcome to beBee! I'm sure someone may take you up on your offer! Hope to see more from you :))
  15. Ray Stasieczko

    Ray Stasieczko

    24/11/2016
    I think this is the road to the house I was invited to dinner today Ray Stasieczko
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  16. ProducerRay Stasieczko

    Ray Stasieczko

    24/11/2016
    Lessons from the Traveling Dog
    Lessons from the Traveling Dog As I attempted to open the front door this morning. I quickly realized that Otis, the neighbor’s bulldog, had decided to sleep in front of it. Otis occasionally visits because he likes the biscuits we give him. Dogs are matter-of-fact creatures....
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    Campbell Price
    01/12/2016 #10 Campbell Price
    Dogs are scavengers. We can learn from them!
    Ray Stasieczko
    26/11/2016 #9 Ray Stasieczko
    Thanks for the likes and comments everyone
    Lisa Gallagher
    26/11/2016 #8 Lisa Gallagher
    Hi @Ray Stasieczko, nice buzz! I love this quote of yours, “When you stop looking for absolutes, you discover the excitement of the unknown” I think I've unknowingly lived by that motto most of my life... maybe I was a dog in my past life ;-) And, the scaredy cat part, funny!
    Elizabeth Bailey
    26/11/2016 #7 Elizabeth Bailey
    Enjoyed that Ray, so true, yet it's funny how it is a trait we are more likely to see in others than recognise in ourselves. I guess the more comfy we are the more we feel we have something to lose, not realising we are losing out anyway. Heave-ho out of the box I climb again.
    David B. Grinberg
    26/11/2016 #6 David B. Grinberg
    You know what they say, Ray: it's a dog eat dog world! Sharing on several hives. Keep buzzing!
    Renée Cormier
    25/11/2016 #5 Renée Cormier
    Nice analogy. Humans complicate everything. We can learn a lot from dogs. They simplify everything.
    Ken Boddie
    25/11/2016 #4 Ken Boddie
    Great analogy, Ray. We all need to think outside the square (or Otis' fenced yard) in order to advance, although I'd be hoping for more than a dog biscuit or a smelly old sock. 😋
    Kevin Pashuk
    24/11/2016 #3 Kevin Pashuk
    Dogs are wonderful muses, even if they belong to your neighbour. Enjoyed the post Ray. While reading it, a quote by C.S. Lewis came to mind. In it, he defines. the 'Satisfied Imagination' as 'Looking onng enough nd looking freshly at what is familiar'. Sometimes we don't have to wander like Otis, but look around us with new eyes.
    debasish majumder
    24/11/2016 #2 debasish majumder
    lovely post @RAY staieczko! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Deb Helfrich
    24/11/2016 #1 Deb Helfrich
    "Otis was just living in the now on a quest to learn what can come." Highly engaging buzz, @Ray Stasieczko! I am a fan of all the lessons that dogs can teach. And I regard beBee as my neighborhood and I LOVE strolling around, alert to what is actually present, and I can attest that there is joy and excitement to be found in interacting with people around the globe, sharing the stuff that fuels their own interest.

    " If leaders and teams took time to simply search for the unknown, they would more often than not be rewarded by finding what others missed by being static in their search." I boldly believe it is simply as easy as a switch to bringing in outside perspectives early and often.
  17. Ray Stasieczko

    Ray Stasieczko

    24/11/2016
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  18. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    23/11/2016
    Black Ice Magazine - Call for Submissions
    Black Ice Magazine - Call for SubmissionsBlack Ice Magazine seeks works of speculative fiction between 1000-6000 words. The subgenre could best be described as Cyberpunk, but we are not seeking a retread of Gibson, Sterling, etc. Instead, we want to see character driven fiction, with...
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  19. ProducerRay Stasieczko

    Ray Stasieczko

    22/11/2016
    Thanksgiving Dinner
    Thanksgiving DinnerThanksgiving Dinner The table is dressed with the linen table cloth handed down from grandma’s grandma. The centerpiece came from grandma’s attic. The millennials’ dinner contributions come in deli containers. The baby boomers deliver theirs...
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    Dannye Williamsen
    23/11/2016 #2 Dannye Williamsen
    Ray, as a Baby Boomer, I find more of a connection with the neighbors you mentioned. My husband and I keep asking each other, "Who are all these old people?" LOL
    You are certainly right about the evolvement of the holiday gatherings. Once the younger generations start their own families, everything shifts until one day you wake up, and you're alone on the holidays because everyone lives elsewhere or they have other commitments.
    David B. Grinberg
    23/11/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos on your first Producer blog post, Ray! I like your description of the traditional Thanksgiving gathering and observations on how different generations may perceive it and interact (or not). Personally, as a Gen Xer, I'm looking forward to family, food and football (bur not necessarily in that order). Have a good one, Ray, and enjoy!
  20. ProducerPhillip Hubbell

    Phillip Hubbell

    22/11/2016
    Winter is Lurking
    Winter is Lurking “Now is the winter of our discontent.” William Shakespeare I hate winter. Hate cold, snow, ice, coats, boots…snow, did I mention snow? Having exiled myself to the Midwest, the last ten years have been miserable from about the end of October until...
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    Paul Walters
    23/11/2016 #2 Paul Walters
    @Phillip Hubbell My God it's hot today.... dont know why I say that , it's hot 365 days a year here. Ah, the tropics. Dress code...shorts ( occasionally shirt) sandals ( maybe if I go out somewhere smart) It rains at this time of the year ( mainly at night) I swim in the pool each day or the ocean ( 30 metres away) No snow to shovel but the leaves from the frangipani tree fall. ( Oh thats right the gardener sweeps those away) There is no spring, or autumn or summer or winter for that matter. I own property and I have whiskey so I can't very well move! Sorry I couldnt resist doing this ....stay warm and check the flights so you can come down my way and have some warmth ...there's plenty of room and the beers cold
    Elizabeth Bailey
    22/11/2016 #1 Elizabeth Bailey
    Ahh you made me smile, especially your self-deprecating ending. We don't have snow like that here in the UK but we spend all our time hoping and looking for some, 2 days sledging and snowballing saying how pretty it is when it arrives, then complain and look for any signs of early spring.
  21. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    21/11/2016
    Decanso - Call for Submissions
    Decanso - Call for SubmissionsDescansos, or roadside memorials, mark an interrupted journey; the spot where a drunk driver struck a beloved son, or where a fatigued mother fell asleep at the wheel and veered herself and her family into eternity. While the word “descanso”...
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  22. Jim Murray

    Jim Murray

    20/11/2016
    I went to Hollywood once to find an agent for my screenwriting. But the place freaked us out (probably worth a long post) and we left after four days. Didn't find an agent. Didn't really want to as it turns out. But I did get this song out of it. And a couple more. Jim Murray
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    Pamela L. Williams
    20/11/2016 #2 Pamela L. Williams
    Brilliant Jim! Having lived within 50 miles of Hollywood for over a decade I can tell you that you captured the essence of the place very well for such a short visit.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    20/11/2016 #1 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Changes come around, and make their way,
    The good ol days, aren't here to stay;
    For all that we make, there's a price to pay,
    So long fame, fortune and insanity! ;)
  23. ProducerCharlie Accetta

    Charlie Accetta

    19/11/2016
    The Hole in Dad's Library
    The Hole in Dad's Libraryhttp://literaryphotographer.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/anonymous-bookshelf-2.jpg  I am what I see, and what I’ve seen and where I’ve been. I am what you told me I am. But, mostly, I am what I have read. I cannot recite one sentence or stanza...
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    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    19/11/2016 #1 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    You are so right dear Charlie! All that we express is through the very words and phrases we have read and remembered! Maybe tweaked a little to suit the flow of emotion! And you are so darned right when you talk about that book or two that have an impression deep enough to shape the very fabric of character. Our mythological tales told by elders and depicted in comics as we grow up do the trick for us here in India! And the influence of western literature at the same time, compounded with a heavy dose of Tintin, Asterix, Marvel superheroes, Calvin n Hobbes, MAD, yes even the Hardy Boys, Blyton' s boys, Hitchcock's Three investigators, etc only add to the growing up grist and the multicultural twist. All said and done, it is reading that maketh the man do the best he can. ;) Great share!
  24. ProducerPaul Kemner

    Paul Kemner

    19/11/2016
    H E R M E N E U T I C   C H A O S   J O U R N A L - Calls for Submissions
    H E R M E N E U T I C C H A O S J O U R N A L - Calls for SubmissionsWe look for beautifully crafted narrative mindscapes that move us with their linguistic, emotional expanse and powerful imagery,  We wish to witness the manner in which the absence finds its presence by wringing the silence. All this,...
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  25. ProducerPraveen Raj Gullepalli
    Bruce Lee. And hands that moved faster than the eye could see!
    Bruce Lee. And hands that moved faster than the eye could see!This November 27th, Bruce Lee would have been all of 76, had he lived on. In 1973, he passed on at the young age of 33. Much like the many young prophetic geniuses who walked the Earth before and after him. But yes, he does live on, through...
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    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    20/11/2016 #23 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #22 Yes David...he wrote one too earlier today:) He is truly the MultiTask Max!
    David Navarro López
    20/11/2016 #22 Anonymous
    Thank you Praveen to share this buzz, and as well the link. I am sure @Max J. Carter will enjoy it too!!!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    20/11/2016 #21 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #20 Thank you Irene! It is the love folks have for Bruce!
    Irene Hackett
    20/11/2016 #20 Anonymous
    FYI: My twitter followers are loving this buzz!!
    Irene Hackett
    19/11/2016 #19 Anonymous
    Shared on twitter!
    Gert Scholtz
    19/11/2016 #18 Gert Scholtz
    #15 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli The link on Bruce Lee is a part I never knew about - not only a martial arts expert but a deeply wise person. Thanks for that Praveen.
    Ali Anani
    19/11/2016 #17 Ali Anani
    #15 Thank you dear @Praveen Raj Gullepalli for tagging me to your wonderful buzz. I say wonderful because you got me very interested in exploring in more detail about Bruce Lee. With all honesty, I have not seen any of his movies, but you got me interested. His wisdom is tremendous. I certainly want to know more about hi because of this "The instant transformation of a mild, unassuming, shy smiling young chap into a powerhouse of explosive action is something that still confounds"!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    19/11/2016 #16 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #14 Amen to that dear David!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    19/11/2016 #15 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Thanks all...Dean, Lisa, Pam, Gert, Irene, Ken, Randy for chipping in...i really do want you folks to visit the link at the end of the line and have a peek at what Bruce scribbled...makes you feel that much closer to a beautiful supermind! Tagging you dear @Ali Anani...especially to observe the notes made by Bruce on some key concepts that drive thought and inspire action.
    David B. Grinberg
    19/11/2016 #14 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for the good read, Praveen. Bruce Lee was certainly one of a kind. I recall watching his movies growing up as a kid. There will likely never be another one like him.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    19/11/2016 #13 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #7 Dear Ken...and that's a Grand Dad joke alright! :) Well there came this Sumo chap into the picture at that crucial moment and well that's that! ;) Bruce Lee remains an aspiration...both in thought and in action!
    Randy Keho
    19/11/2016 #12 Randy Keho
    Ah, conjuring up memories of my youth, as well. Matching the physical with the spiritual should be our greatest ambition.
    However, I find myself severely lacking in that regard. Bricks are indeed hard and shaka-sticks are a form of self-torture @Gert Scholtz View more
    Ah, conjuring up memories of my youth, as well. Matching the physical with the spiritual should be our greatest ambition.
    However, I find myself severely lacking in that regard. Bricks are indeed hard and shaka-sticks are a form of self-torture @Gert Scholtz#5 Close
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    19/11/2016 #11 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #6 :) Yes Master...i will improve!
    Pamela L. Williams
    19/11/2016 #10 Pamela L. Williams
    #9 I was trying to be less graphic Ken. You know, all ladylike and everything...blah, blah, blah
    Ken Boddie
    19/11/2016 #9 Ken Boddie
    #8 Having had to admit, Pam, to Googling LMBO, I now hope that your 'butt' remains in its normal anatomical position. 😂
    Pamela L. Williams
    19/11/2016 #8 Pamela L. Williams
    #7 LOL! that's all, LMBO!
    Ken Boddie
    19/11/2016 #7 Ken Boddie
    I bow to your self-imposed exercise regime, Praveen-sensei, and shall endeavour to be more careful in selecting the butt of my dad joke, lest I fall foul of your obvious Jeet Kune Do talents, oh mighty and accomplished one. 😞
    Dean Owen
    19/11/2016 #6 Dean Owen
    #5 To quote Sir Humphrey, "Very droll" Praveen, "very droll"
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    19/11/2016 #5 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #4 Water Guy more like it Dean-san ;)
    Dean Owen
    19/11/2016 #4 Dean Owen
    "Be like water my friend" - what a guy!
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