Why Does Snooki Have 4 In Print Books?

Because Snooki Has Reach! And publishes through Simon and Schuster!

It does not matter if you can write these days. What matters to publishers these days is that you have reach and can sell your own books.

Why do you not have a book at the top of Amazon mega high traffic categories like Snooki?

–Because you have no reach– On Amazon, reach is calculated by how many positive reviews, your books have.

Why do you not have reach and lots of positive reviews on your Amazon books?

Because you do not have a community of fellow authors behind you that give you leverage and reach-ability, to get where the traffic & sales on Amazon is there for the taking.

You probably think that you can’t write an Amazon book, do you?

But you can, you just don’t know it yet.

Look at my other half, Margie: She wrote A Dozen Roses For Mom

Click ‘Look inside’ there to read one of Margie’s poems, for your Mom.

She took 12 poems she had published on G+. We already knew her writing was loved by her readers.

We formatted them to an Amazon Kindle book in just a few days. Then we pulled down Margie’s public stuff, that got mega shares & traffic.

We just moved from giving it away to selling it for profit and you can do the same.

I never knew I could write fiction until I tried. In 30 days I wrote PLENZES, a short fictional story about wearable computing.

We published years before almost anyone heard about Google GLASS.

In January I am turning that into a full fledged novel. People compared me to the author of Bladerunner in the reviews. I mean; –WTH–?

You don’t even want to write a word? But you do want to make and extra 500 or 1000 a month? Yes?

We can teach you how to outsource the writing AND the book cover.

You can be in business by January on Amazon, for less than the cost of dinner for two, at Chili’s.

The webinar with the proof is here, for just a short time yet:

My new 200 page novella: ‘TOM – Dreams Of Horror’ is soon to be published for Christmas.

I did not know I could do this. Scared I was, till I tried.

Another friend of mine is a kickboxing master. Guess what he is writing?

My buddy Stuart knows everything about real estate and horsemanship.

He thought he needed to be creative and have great writing skills, write a few hundred pages… You know, like Snooki?

Stuart jumped on this when I told him one of the most successful books I know of, was just over 30 pages and did over $2K on Amazon in 30 days.

That’s not $2,000 in sales. That was $2,000 in the author’s bank account. Net!

Again, that proof is in this pudding: Watch the Amazon Kindle Marketing Webinar here…

I will even throw in 3 hours of deep Deep DEEP Kindle Amazon video training

  • Discover the 10 things I did wrong on Amazon when I wrote PLENZES.
  • Easily use 2 minute videos to double your Amazon sales.
  • See exactingly how to format your book for more sales.
  • Get thousands of new social followers when you get the secret that
    got me 2000 new followers on G+ in 3 days, the first week my book was out.
  • Get the low down on the secret Amazon site that turns plain jane books
    into marketing machines, like you see on Barnes and Nobel shelves.

Here is how you get this one of kind training that even Ryan Lee does not know about.

Join the 6 Figure Kindle Club here:

7 days of access for just a buck.

Then send me your receipt at my email here…

I will send you back, your 3 hours of video bonus training access, on me.

What are you thinkin’ mate? All that for a buck!

And it’s cold outside, everyone else is spending like there is no tomorrow and worrying about 2014 when the bills come in February.

If you get going now, you can have your first check from Amazon by then and instead of crying over your bills, you can have a second, a third, even a fourth book paying your car payment. Or how about your mortgage?

Could it really be a happy shiny new year for ya?

You betcha!

Chris

Got questions? Email me or pick up the phone and call me here…

A Personal Review Of The 6-Figure Kindle Club – Margie D Casados

If you are an author and/or aspiring publisher I believe it is a good idea to take a look at what they are doing on 6FKC.

Picture of Margie D. Casados

Emran Saiyed and Ryan Lee have teamed up to make the world of writing, into a valuable promoting empire.

Recognizing that Kindle is on the leading edge and is presently–the future of the written word–That it transcends globally quickly, so that your written works can be read by millions.

The potential to prospect the chance of many people finally reading what you create. Not by the mercy of a publisher that gets many proposals of manuscripts that cross their desks. But by you’ the author and publisher, and your applied action. The only boundary is yourself.

The coaching is priceless. Imagine, Ryan Lee asking, “What are you going to complete by Monday?”

For me I highly respect Ryan, and I will do what it takes to get it done.

I have witnessed him doing awesome things before and creating many successes with his endeavors.

He is simply amazing.

~*~

The award of finishing a book, or many books. To see a completed result of your library of Kindle books and/or physical books. To actually realize the success of a dream come true for an Author or Publisher.

And to see your ideas, come to life before your eyes and shared to the world.

~*~

Emran.. is amazing.

The courses he shares answer so many questions, the why and the how.

He details and is fresh in his videos, and adding new ones. He is evergreen with his teaching. If he doesn’t know the answer, he seeks to find it.

He is active and very connective. If you have a question it won’t be long before he answers.

I don’t know how he does it. I think he never sleeps. :))

You can feel his enthusiasm for his desire to see 6FKC to succeed. He shares his knowledge and teaches others how to be successful in a Kindle World.

~*~

And then there are the students, really’ aspiring authors and publishers.

Brainstorming, cheering each other on. And asking questions.

Questions you were perhaps on the verge of asking, or questions that you haven’t thought of yet. That are valuable and save you time.

Participation and Teamwork from Emran, Ryan, Writers, and Publishers.

Questions, insights, helpful tips and hints from each other. Support, encouragement, evergreen lessons, knowledge, insights, friendships.

Within this community, this is what I am finding. People helping each other to achieve their dreams.

~*~
Books make a difference in some way. Perhaps by sharing knowledge, a story’s journey, inspiration, and more.

Books a passage of pages to discoveries…

-Margie

Picture of Margie D. Casados

– Margie D Casados is a Poemtographer and Author of: A Dozen Roses For Mom


Need every last detail on the 6 Figure Kindle Club? Here is the full lowdown in this video… where over 700 members await you in this wide open Facebook group where you can friend and network on Facebook and review each other’s books on Amazon.

You can join The Six Figure Kindle Club here, for just $1 for the next 7 days.- Chris Lang


The Difference Between Amazon & Google+

Amazon marketing image, everything in one box prime...

You may have seen my mail yesterday about Why I am spending less time on Google+…

However you may have written it off as me trying to sell you.

I am sorry to say, that is a big mistake. Because there is a huge difference between Google+ and Amazon and it is the difference between making money and wasting your time concentrating on how many social followers you have.

If you read this email completely, you won’t be looking to see if you went up a few hundred followers on G+ any more.

Instead you will be looking like I do, at Chase.com, to see how much Amazon deposited in your bank account.

You may think the difference between G+ and Amazon is Obvious.

Here’s The Big Difference

Amazon is where people go to BUY Things.

Social sites are where people go to get free advice.

Everybody and their kissin cousin are suddenly G+ experts.

Same goes for Twitter and Facebook. Just take a look at all the teaching the real experts like Mari Smith deliver each month.

People expect that everything is free for the taking on social, and that is where you can waste a lot of your time. And then, when you launch your next product, no one buys from those “oh so well” cultivated social followings. Bet you have already found that out?

No, people go to Amazon to buy. They don’t even think about it.

7% of American are Amazon Prime members.

That is over 21 million adults that pay $80 to be Prime Members.

Amazon gives you free two day shipping, 10s of 1000s of free movies discounts on most products and more when you are a Prime member.

Check out what Amazon Prime members get here…

Now you tell me, how many people would pay to be Twitter, Facebook or G+ members?

That is the mindset of social sites. Ever feel, your followers for some reason seem to think you owe them something?

People go to Amazon expecting to buy. They want to buy from you.

When you know how to be highly ranked in Amazon listings you will make money on Amazon and I will prove it to you right here:

Get The Webinar here…

Amazon does an amazing job, working for you to convert their massive traffic and their best most loyal buyers, into your own buyers.

They don’t even need to fill out any forms either, one click and Amazon visitors have your book on their Kindle.

You don’t even need a Kindle either, anyone can read your book on their iPhone or Android app. Google Chrome even has an extension so you don’t even need a phone, just a browser.

I have actually moved all my media away from any other service, including Google Music… I buy all my movies, buy all my online goods, for at times, Amazon is half the price of the local store that I have to drive to, in 10 degree winter temperatures in Denver

Margie even bought me a Kindle Fire, to test our own books on a month ago, as an early Christmas present. With one log in right out of the box, I had all my movies, all my music and all my books.

I freakin’ love the thing. Sure it is not an iPad or a Android tablet but since I am all in on Amazon like millions of Americans are, with 200 million active accounts world wide, a tablet optimized to my Kindle purchases is very valuable to me.

So, I gotta’ ask you, would you rather dominate a social network or would you rather dominate the #1 online mall, where people go to buy what you have?

The answer my friend, is both.

But so far you only have one piece of the pie, the social end.

Now it’s time to learn to get to the top of Amazon listings where you make money and that starts right here, right now.

Get The Webinar here…

You can even call this SEO for Amazon :]

NOW, back to why Amazon is a social site for buyers.

When you hop on in, tomorrow on the webinar…

(and I have persuaded my friend and mystery guest to give you a darn near free look inside this one of a kind networking community of Kindle writers)

…I will give you access to 3 hours of video, showing how to use Amazon just like you do Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

But you will only get to see this PROOF webinar tomorrow, if you sign up for access at this link.

Get The Webinar here…

Be sure to share that with your friends, if you can.

You all will be able to ask questions of my mystery guest live
on this show.

In the mean time, keep your eyes open for Margie’s (my other half) review of why she joined this networking Kindle club, and talked me into showing you, why this is so very very important to you in 2014 and beyond…

See ya on the show,

Chris Lang

Am I Really Spending Less Time On G+? (the truth and why)

The Answer is yes, Yes, and YES!

Margie hopped on this last week and loved it so much, she told me I had to share this with you all. (she has never said this before in 5 years together, so you just, gotta trust that)

Two Mystery Guests Will Show YOU On Wednesday, How You Can Make REAL MONEY Online, Even Though You Have No Skills In This Special Space, Knowing Nothing Until Now (this has nothing to do with g+ google or anything i have taught you about before)

Join the Webinar here…

+Margie D Casados and I watched this webinar by a real Internet Marketer and personal friend of mine, who makes 7 figures online and has since I first met him in 2008.

This mystery guest is the real deal and a friend I trust.

–> After +Margie D Casados watched this Webinar…

–> She immediately hopped into my friend’s one of a kind club

–> She told me how great the education was…

–> And BEGGED me to talk my friend into doing the webinar for you

After twisting some arms (and legs) I have convinced my friend and –big money maker–to rebroadcast live, this webinar for you.

Don’t worry, you can’t buy anything right now, the club area is closed to the public. But on this webinar, if they have proved that this is really something that anyone can do, you will get to join this special club and networking community thru my a special link and let you look inside to see if this is for you.

My link will be such a discount, It IS almost free!

Only a short window of opportunity is open starting Wednesday.

There will be one replay, (and one only) but only IF you hop on in to this webinar now. Be seeing you Wednesday, 2 PM EST. – Chris

Join the Webinar here…

BTW…

I bet you get a ton of mail saying how you can make crazy insane amounts of cash, with no effort huh?

I bet if you have been on my list here for any amount of time, you have heard me say that most guys giving you this kind of advice have never sold a thing online themselves, right?

AND… How many times have I come to you with the real deal? But, when I do, it is from one of my friends and mentors that really does make millions online. Yes?

So, if I am paying big time attention to what Margie discovered then you should too. Right?

You will be able to ask all the questions you want on Wednesday live of my mystery guest friend, get proof, of his honesty and the extreme value of this window of success for you in 2014.

Join the Webinar here…

Looking forward to your questions and comments Wednesday :]

To your success in 2014,

Chris Lang
chris@keywebdata.com
720 328 2341

Michael Q Todd – A Bully

Bully–You Are; Micheal Q Todd. I Am, Sorry To Tell.. You Made, My Wife –Cry– You Told Lies, About Me, Calling, Me A Thief. And, Brought Myself, AND Barnabas–The Bringer, Of War, Upon Both Our Houses–
–To So Be It.

Here Is The Truth, About You Micheal: You Are A Rat Bastard, A Liar–AND A Malicious Abuser Of Innocent Women Of Quality… Now Stands The Proof

Believe Me Or Not–It’s Up To You–My Dear Reader… To Decifer The Facts.

The Truth of Who Is A Thief And Who Is A Liar? –You Decide– What Matters In The End IS NOT For Me, Chris Lang, OR Michael Q Todd To Say. It Is Up To You And Your Own Conscience…

I Am Chris Lang, Honest, And A Marketer Of Over A Decade, Who Has Never Been Called a Thief, Back Stabber Rat, Or… The Stealer Of Your Credit Card Number!

Here Is How Michael Q Todd approached Me, Asking For A Refund–A Refund After I Delivered $200 Dollars Of Your And I’s–Very Valuable Time, After A One Hour Long, One On One Consultation, Where I Opened His Facebook Blind Eyes To The Power of Google Plus. It’s All Here For Your Taking

On Jul 6, 2013 Time: 15:18:41 GMT-07:00 — Michael Q Todd entered my $1 trial here: Gplus Jedi .com

Michael, using his wife’s credit card, continued to allow a $19 payment to be rebilled via PayPal recurring payments, for the month of August, and September. Then, he or his wife, manually cancelled the recurring payment on PayPal’s website. That occurred on Oct 23, 2013.

Obviously, if either Michael or his wife, the owner of the credit card he used, manually cancelled the monthly membership, that they obviously set up to begin with, then they knew there was a recurring payment.

Now comes the next little piece of our little story…

On 11-21-2013 at 17:54 MST Michael Q Todd emailed:

“My wife and I just did an audit of here credit card for the past few months it seems that some payments were taken by you that we did not authorise?”

“I authorised a $1 payment but nothing more.”

“Please return anything more that you took”

“Thanks”

Then Michael Q Todd Continued To Ply Me… And I Quote His Email…

11-21-2013 at 20:32 MST Michael Q Todd emailed:

“You asked me to go to a link and sign up for your course or whatever it was. I decided I was too busy to do that immediately I never went there. I never read your fine print as I trusted what you told me

In Michael’s Next Email He Went On To Say…

“I tell you right now I had zero intention of you talking $19 from the credit card so please pay it back.”

(I apologize for Michael’s poor spelling, this is copy and pasted from his emails)

I, Trying To Be Professional Immediately Refunded His Last Payment In October Of $19, As Per My 60 Day Refund Policy



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I, then as professionally as I could, after these abuses and accusations of thievery, continued to point out his mistaken and poorly founded attacks.

What part of this sales letter that you set up your PayPal recurring payments through, may have or may not have mislead you, or caused this misunderstanding because of?



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And even if, you may have missed my so called “fine print” where I call out at the point of clicking the payment button, how could you have missed this blatant explanation of the fact that in 30 days, there is a one time per month payment of $19, after 30 days?

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=8L3PSQT9PJRA2



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Michael’s next reply was thus…

My wife is going to talk about you she is furious

I had been BCCing (blind carbon copying) my wife Margie, in each email, as I always do, for my own protection. Basically I was setting her up as my witness to Michael Q Todd’s lies, double dealings and abuse.


Now Micheal Q Todd Began Bullying, Threatening and Abusing Margie–My Wife–Via Google+ Instant Messaging

Here is a subset of the saved IM conversation that is now in the hands of my wickedly evil lawyer; Lawyer Daget…

I have an email asking me to go somewhere to join a group. I never replied and I never joined any group. he got my credit card detils by getting $1 off me then used my card illegally. That is all my blog post will say”

“I am going to hit this hard — He is a cheat and that is all there is to it”

“I am going to destroy him”

“I am going to urge everyone on Google+ to block him”

Over the course of this two hour harassment and bullying of Margie, I told Michael Q Todd, very blatantly “TO LEAVE MARGIE ALONE…”

The quotes above, that I copied and pasted from Margie’s Google+ IM / Hangouts text is 100% verbatim. I have taken no malicious, self effacing plagiristic license with what Michael Q Todd IM’d poor Margie. It was over two hours of threats, abuse and bullying that the text above comes from.

Now Let Me Take Your Time To Prove Michael Q Todd’s Meandering Emails To Be Full Of Lies

Micheal Q Todd, always knew that there was a payment, that he had set up himself, on PayPal, where I have no access to his credit card information, because we discussed that fact at length, during the $200 bonus, consultation, that we conducted via Google+ hangout

During this consult, I explained the fee structure of Gplus Jedi, in detail. Michael said he was very interested in promoting my Gplus Jedi system through his own affiliate link. I expalained in detail to him, that I would supply his affiliate link with my $1 30 day trial. I went on to explain that I would offer my $100 real world value bonus of a half hour, one on one consultation to any of his affiliate buyers to close leads massively for his traffic.

It was made very clear to Michael, during the bonus I gave him for his $1 first 30 days as a Gplus Jedi, that there would be a $19 recurring payment after 30 days. I am very very sure this was clear to Micheal Q Todd at this point that he would be charged $19 after 30 days and that anyone he brought into my Gplus Jedi system would be charged the same. Because I very clearly explained that I would split the $19 charge with him through my affiliate payment system.

Michael claims that I stole his credit card number

Obviously I had no access to his credit card number, since he; Michael Q Todd set up a recurring payment thru PayPal. You can see the payment process here…

Mr. Todd claims I went on to; (and I quote this turkey) “Cheat him” in his two hour harassment of Margie, my wife

Take a look at the payment process dear, mislead readers: On two screens before you begin the payment process on PayPal, both my sales letter and PayPal’s landing page clearly call out; $1 today, and $19 to continue in 30 days.


I Challenge Michael Q Todd To Face Me And Bring His Accusations Of Theft Via Google+ Hangout

It is very easy for some guy that hides behind his wife’s credit card in Japan, to call me a thief, slander me thus, and bully and harass my so very nice Margie, via G+ IM and flame her posts on Google+. He thinks that Japan is too far for me to travel. Just like most bullies online, he has thought wrong.

I challenge Michael Q Todd, to go ONE ON ONE with me on a Google Hangout On Air. Publicly bring his wife and I will bring Margie D Casados, my wife of 5 years as well. We can even bring in a moderator that is neutral to moderate both sides of this mess.

In the end, you, THE INTERNET can decide if I owe this green haired backstabber and bully, the two months refund that he believes he is owed. Seems like a waste of time over $38 for us all. But after he has treated my wife and best friend, Margie, –so awfully– I would rather kiss all 5 of my cats butts, than give what I feel is far less than a man, a single penny.

And I have not been pushed around by a bully, since my sophomore year of high school. Steve was a big boy, and had the balls to go face to face with me. After all, email nor Facebook had been invented then. Bullies had to have more than green hair and their wife’s credit card to harass me in the 1970’s…

So, What Is It Going To Be Michael Q Todd? Are You Willing To Tell Your Side Of This Story Publicly For All My Followers And Yours To Judge, Or Are You Going To Keep Tweeting From Behind Your Wife’s Skirt?

Never mind, I already know your answer– BULLY…

Facebook On Mobile – It’s Time to Take It Seriously

Thanks to my friends at Qwaya for this great piece of work. Facebook and mobile are both very confusing these days. Sounds like it’s time for us all to get our mobile strategies together now….



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Just Got Out Of A Hospital Bed Yesterday

Last week, I flew off my mountain bike at 20 MPH and got slapped on the asphalt bike trail like a pancake flipped.

Seems my front axle went south, and left the building. My front tire then free, suddenly locked up, dead stop, between the brake and the front forks. I hit the path so hard I bounced…

I got out of bed yesterday (two cracked ribs now) to my machine, first time in five days. Slept pretty much all that time prior.

What does this mean to you? (keep reading below)

Front axle caused my bike crash

Well, since my 4th of July plans are now cancelled, I am going to give all you G+ Jedi a one on one consult via Hangout, for 30 minutes, while I am all busted up this holiday weekend.

This is no small matter as I charge 200 an hour for my knowledge.

So, between now and Sunday night, you can not only get the most aggressive set of G+ Page tactics there are for just one lousy dollar…

Click here for the most aggressive Google Plus Page Marketing EVER!

But you get me –one on one– while my cracked ribs calm down this weekend. Real world value: 100 bucks US.

But when Monday comes, and I am rested up, the $1 deal goes away, and so does the consult mega deal.

My mind is at 100% again, but my body is not, so while the 4th will pass me by this year, don’t let my turning lemons into lemonade pass you by too.

I had planned to close this by the 4th, today. But since I was out cold since last week, I have extended this thru Monday of next week and added a bonus that you will never see again.

Click here for the most aggressive Google Plus Page Marketing EVER!

Broken but not out,

Chris Lang

PS For you current and new Jedi members, you get this same bonus, just send me your login name to the members site, and what time you want to work with me.

I can do 10 a day, 5 in the morning, 5 in the afternoon.

I start at 8 AM MST Denver time, out at 10:30 MST. Then start again at 3 PM MST. I am booking starting today AM.

This will be held to strict 30 minutes. Just reply to this mail and give me your day and time. I will reply with a G+ Calendar invite, so be sure to give me your Gmail address as well.

IS Waiting? The Opposite Of Living…

Waiting, Is The Opposite Of Living…

Pretty good imagery huh?

Mad Men headphone marketing...

And that is what Marketing is. It’s turning a picture, a painting, a work of art, into a story, where your reader is SEEING you.

You may have noticed, I am a Donald Draper fan, and I watch “Mad Men” religiously.

Because the show, about Ad Men, Writes– MAD-AD-COPY

Don Draper said last night:

“The difference between a husband knocking at the door, and a wartime sailor leaving his ship, is about 10,000 volts.”

Feeling, believing: It’s a Giga Volt shock, straight to the brain. Digitally, delivered.

That is what your leads, clients, traffic wants, to feel: “Electrified

You see copy guys, girls, fail. Some Mad Men do not know what your leads want.

Some people that are mapping your business’s path, have no idea what marketing is.

But “My show” was out-done by a real “Mad Man” last nite.

So, yeah, I ripped the subject line of this post off from a commercial during “Mad Men” last night.

It was that good.

Back to the show now, we learn “Mad Man” is “Mad Woman.”

Peggy, Don’s disciple, has turned Draper of a competing ad firm.

Bent over the barrel, deadline hitting her in the face, lacking a headline for Koss headphones, she turns to boyfriend, wearing 1968’s headphones, cord dangling.

Yeah. For those of you, not born yet, 1968 headphones were bigger than ear muffs,
and much heavier too LOL.

So, the hippie boyfriend is rockin out to Ina-Godda-Divida style corded headgear.

Turning, Peggy says “Hey, what are you listening to?”

He pulls the two pound ear buds from each ear, now inches from his bearded 60’s doo, and shouts…

“What?”

Peggy relents; “Go back to your music.”

At that point I wrote the headline Peggy nor her Mad Men staff could….

“Koss Makes Your Headphones Live!”

Pic this: Guy rockin, girlfriend interrupts.

“What” he replies?

“Go back to your music…” She pouts. He does.

Headline rolls: “Koss Makes Your Headphones Live!”

And that is what you have to do for your business.

Make your leads, social followers and emails SEE, LIVING, you as the answer to their problems that they need solved. Now not later, by buying your solutions today.

That is what marketing is, the process where you make them SEE. That there is so much value in what ever it is that you offer, NOT buying would be a bigger mistake than waiting.

Since waiting is the opposite of living.

And the opposite of living is…you guessed it… Dying!

If your business is dying, not even born yet, or somewhere in the middle, I can help you. Maybe even save you too.

You get 15 minutes of “Mad Men” time with me, the Don Draper of Google Plus each week, when you become a G+ Knight.

http://GplusKnights.com

$2600 of consulting Mad Men style is yours here for pennies on the dollar.

Man mad about marketing,

Christopher T. Lang

PS – No PS, I got nothin, that was my best Mad Men copy. But guess what MAD skills like that can do for you, right?

http://GplusKnights.com

I could go on and on, but I won’t.

You know what to do now, or die trying :]

Democracy VS Ricktatorship VS Dicktatorship – The Walking Dead

After watching the 3rd Season, Walking Dead mid-season finale, as I write I pose these scenarios and questions to myself and you…



Opening of Season I: Anarchy

When Shane was a leader king, he had power simply because he was stronger than anyone else. Remember where the guy tries to dig graves and Shane beats him down, simply because the guy digging will not relent? Not taking Shane’s say so without question?

Season II: Democracy

Dale, who prior, was just a guy driving a motor home, just one member of the group. When Rick showed up, that gave him power. The power to influence the leader thru the input of the people.

Dale became the representative of the people, that brought all sides to the ruler. Helped the people understand the issues, helped the ruler understand all sides of the issues and how it affected the people (the group).

Was the Dale character of value to the group?

Season III: Ricktatorship

Once Shane was gone, and Dale too, then one man ruled, and it was good. Since at the point in time was one that required a single strong leader. Hence, a Ricktatorship rose, but not a Dictatorship.

Mid Season III: Dictatorship

The “Governor” is parodied as a Julius Caesar, that rules the people by protecting them with walls between the outside, where the lawless reign, with picnics and gladiator style entertainment.

By pacifying the masses with distraction, he is then free to rule, unchallenged. No one can challenge him, since the safety of his walls manned by his military offer something the population does not want to have to provide themselves. They are free in a way, but in fact, that freedom gives the ruler more power, to do as he wishes.

In retrospective the “Ricktatorship” has to fall however…

When things become more complex for our group, when a stable home, the prison home provides stability, with time for complex relationships to evolve between the members of the group; Now a ruling council has to rise, since one leader cannot see all, consider all. A single “my way or the highway” ruler is no longer needed.

So now we ask ourselves these questions:

  • What will happen between Daryl and Merle, to return Daryl to the group?
  • Merle must either do something so good the group trusts him anew. Or, he must do something so evil that Daryll can see him for what he is. Finally, a third scenario arises, where Merle gives his life to save Daryl, or a member of the group, or the group as a whole. Thus returning Daryll to the the group, with or without Merle.

  • What will happen between Glen and Maggie as he continues to feel betrayed by Maggie?
  • Maggie gave up the group fast, after Merle used some serious mind tricks on her. First she was broken down by hearing Glen beaten, then she threatened by mock rape, finally broken my a gun in Glen’s face? The key here is the Glen does not know this occurred. That she was in the next room hearing his beating via Merle?

    Would Glen have broken had the circumstances been reversed? That is the question the must be answered for Glen to continue to be a part of the group and return to seeing his mate as one who has strength and honor. It is also a story that Daryl does not know, and will not take time to hear. So this Glen perspective is his alone.

  • Will Rick be able to continue to lead since the story up until now has broken his mind, (did the phone ring he wonders?) and should he continue to lead?
  • Will these people find a way to become different and stronger? Or will their challenges be their undoing? Do we care?

  • As the attack on the prison looms, what will each person find in themselves to resolve these questions?
  • We, now not as the viewer, but the reader of each character’s inside story ask our selves this: “Does this make the story better for each of us?”

    Since we know all their stories, and with our own back stories and perspectives, do we see a story that is unique to each of us?

    Tell me your thoughts in comments below, as I find this kind of story telling to be far more imaginable and thought provoking than a single story, told to me. I remember this kind of storytelling first known to me by David Chase in “The Sopranos“…

    Instead this kind is writing and storytelling is what I hope to attain in my own writing abilities. Hence your feedback is massively valuable to me as a writer, and more insightful as us all as Walking Dead fans.

    Image courtesy of “TheWalkingStalkers.com“…

    Why Do Writers Write?

    Asking my self this same question, “Why do I write?” I am taken to this keyboard to try to explain it to myself… And hopefully you

    When I was a cook and then a chef in the 80s and early 90s, an episode of Northern Exposure was able to explain why I cooked, to me. One of my favorite characters, Adam the Chef, posed this question to his sous chefs;

    “Why do I cook?” the barefoot Adam, portrayed by Adam Arkin, bellowed at the sous, lined up like in a fraternity hazing line, or a military book camp scene from many movies.

    One underling replied; “Because I like to eat my own cooking.”

    Adam, heated more so, replied; “Exactingly, because I like my Osso Bucco, my Eggs Benedict with my Hollandaise. I like my Bernaise on my Rack of Lamb…”

    But, when as a chef, then before as a cook, now as the preparer of my favorite dishes ten years after leaving the biz, when I am done with the creative process, I get to sit down to a meal, that makes me happy. A meal that I savor, that I share with my mate, that brings me happiness.

    So what makes writers different than Chefs?

    When I write, when I am really in the groove, (hopefully) writing stories that I hope will move you… It is as if the story is telling itself to me. At these times I am simply the typist. When putting pen to paper, I am simply the writer, using the skills I learned in grade school to make marks on a white sheet that previously was blank.

    When that is over, when the story line ends, when it stops telling me what to write down, there is no plate of savory creation to enjoy. There is no one to share it with. No one to tell me how good it is, no one to say “Mmmmmm….”

    In fact, when I have done my best work, when the story told me what to jot down, I actually experience a depression. The vision of the characters having a conversation, a meeting of their minds, their’s and if I am lucky, mine, is gone.

    The image of them, living in my imagination and being recorded to text on the screen or pen strokes on paper, fleets. I am left with only reading what just moments before was alive before me, as a pale comparison of what my mind saw. For that time when I wrote, my Kimis and Stuarts were alive. They spoke, I listened, recorded.

    Now, reading the record of their moment, I become only an editor, trying to refine what you will hopefully someday read, and some how, SEE, LIVE, Re-Animate as they speak to you, seeing them in your mind too.

    And that leads me to try to explain why writers write…

    It is not the end result we writers crave, the dish shared, savored, the pleasure our mouths derive from the consumption. But instead, we write again, because like you, our imagined reader that can’t stop eating no matter how full you become, we as writers can’t wait for our characters to tell us what happens next.

    And so I pour bourbon into my mouth as I write this, in a effort to not long for the next story Kimi and Stuart will tell me. I can now only hear them faintly, no longer speaking, they seem to mumble.

    Until then we part, like the lover that has loved and left me, I wait for the next lovemaking session and my lover’s return. As I hope you crave the next time my writing makes love to your imagination.

    – Chris Lang – 11:11 PM, February 8th, Denver, Colorado