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Questions and answers with a professional exorcist

Q. How do I know if a spirit/entity is around me?

A. There are no hard and fast rules, but there are certainly some common traits relative to different types of entities. Some examples of symptoms are: hearing negative voices and/or experiencing constant negative images in your mind, a lot of ‘bad luck’, a sudden deterioration in a relationship for no apparent reason, a sudden obsession (with anything, a hobby, a habit, certain country or culture, cleanliness, sex, etc.), sudden deterioration in health, sudden fixation with a certain person, obsession with telling everything, waking up at night for no apparent reason, sudden and disproportionate aggressiveness, bad mood, moodiness, distraction , lethargy, personality changes, extreme emotions of any kind but particularly of a negative nature, many nightmares, unfounded fear or hatred towards a certain person, etc.

Of course, this is not to say that all of these things are one entity.

Then there are the physical manifestations, whether it be in a photograph, moving objects, appliances turning on and off, seeing apparitions, hearing strange ‘voices’ or sounds, being physically ‘touched’, being frozen in your bed, etc. ….

It is also important to recognize your own intuition. If you feel like there might be something around you, you’re probably right, it’s much more common that you want to believe. Only a small percentage of people who have sought my help have had problems that had nothing to do with an entity or some form of psychic attack.

Q. Someone told me that if I burn sage / put crosses everywhere / sing to the Holy Mary (God, Buddha, Master ‘so-and-so’, etc), all entities will go away.

R. I wish it were that easy, but it is not. While certain physical items may have a slight effect on some entities (and people) if they have been prepared in a certain way, the effect on entities is marginal. The same goes for ‘sacred words’ and chanting. If an entity leaves, it is because it is upset. IT CAN, and it usually DOES come back. In the case of a psychic attack, these types of ‘games’ have little or no effect. Many people make a living selling ‘protection’ in the form of items, this is simply a scam to take your money.

Q. How will I know if the spirit/entity is gone?

A. Improvements and changes would be proportional and relative to the original degree of influence/infection. In some cases, particularly the severe ones, there have been incredible instantaneous changes. Many people wake up the next day feeling much ‘better’ and ‘different’. Other people notice things over the next few days and weeks. Often other people will comment on a change. Sometimes people just ‘know’. It is often a combination of all of these.

Q. Can they come back? I’m afraid of making him angry and worse…

A. This is a very valid question. I have been called in to help many people who have already had some ‘expert’ help them to no avail and sometimes with terrible results. Entities I delete ABSOLUTELY DO NOT come back. I have done this with thousands of entities of all kinds and it has NEVER happened. ‘Asking them to leave’ or ‘showing them the way’, as most claim to do, does NOT guarantee that it is gone. I take them and PUT them where they belong, ensuring that the same entity cannot come back and bother you.

Q. How common are spirit/entity attachments?

A. Unfortunately far from the ordinary. I was surprised from the beginning how busy I am. In a way, you can compare an entity’s attachment to catching a cold, infection is largely luck and being in the wrong place at the wrong time. But certainly putting yourself at risk will greatly increase the chance of infection (or re-infection). All clients receive a comprehensive list of risk factors and steps to take (without becoming paranoid or obsessive) to greatly reduce the chance of ‘re-infection’.

Q. Can a spirit/entity/psychic attack make you sick?

A. Absolutely yes. In fact, it’s the only definite effect (although it can be extremely subtle). It’s interfering with your power just like electrical interference can mess with your TV picture. The more severe the level of interference proportional to your own energy, the worse the affect/symptoms. This can range from feeling lethargic and tired for no reason, to distraction and serious illness of the body and/or mind.

This is certainly NOT to say that all illnesses are caused by ‘heebie jeebies’. But I have seen improvements in people across the spectrum of physical ailments (see examples in TESTIMONIALS). *note: doctors will say that many mental illnesses are caused by an imbalance of brain chemicals and not by ‘entities’ etc. When asked what causes chemical imbalances, the answer is always the same: “we don’t know”…

And they will make any condition you already have worse.

Q. How long does it take to remove a spirit/entity/psychic attack because I read on a website that it can take days or weeks? What if there are a lot of them?

A. If the job is done correctly, it only takes a few minutes. Anyone who takes longer than that is (if they are doing anything at all…) simply ‘bothering’ the entity until it leaves (IF it does) of its own volition. THIS DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL NOT COME BACK. Also, anyone who simply ‘reasons’ with spirit isn’t doing anything that YOU can’t do yourself, no special method or ‘power’ is needed to do it.

Q. Do you destroy the spirit/entity?

A. NO! All work is done with complete compassion. They are simply placed in the highest place, where they are treated in the proper way. Some people claim to completely ‘destroy’ all negative entities, this is grandiose and NOT possible. A lost soul or spirit is simply placed in the place it should have gone to when it died, but didn’t. Nothing can be completely destroyed, only its physical or energetic form changes. What this means is that in the case of a dark entity, if it is a lost soul that has gone or has become ‘evil’, it is completely ‘dry wiped’ and ALL negative energy is removed. . It is then put back into the soul pool in pure form. If the dark entity is one that has been ‘built’ from negative energy, its current form is ‘destroyed’, and the energy is changed to a positive one.

Q. My pastor/priest/guru/rabbi/group leader… said that we are immune to evil as long as we stay in the church/group/etc.

A. No, that is misleading and naive or dishonest on their part. In fact, such groups are generally beacons for the darker entities.

Q. What types of people are most at risk?

A. While some people are certainly more desirable ‘targets’ based on the entity’s agenda, and a person’s ‘social lifestyle’ or workplace may obviously be in a high-risk area, generally speaking they are not. there is discrimination and anyone can be affected Part of any consultation and service involves education and risk reduction.

Q. What is a psychic attack?

A. Psychic attack is basically any form of energetically directed attack. While this includes spirits/entities, it is generally used to describe what human beings do. This is also something that is unfortunately not rare at all.

The degree of affection is proportional to many things, however, it is important to understand the nature of how it works. If you can understand that everything around us is energy and therefore can conduct energy, then you can see that it is quite possible to send not only healing energy to someone, but also destructive energy.

For more information and assistance in this field, visit www.spiritentityremoval.com

Pets

Internet of things (IoT): application for personal and home use

Imagine, if you can remotely monitor and control your garage door on your phone, thus ensuring your peace of mind or imagine that you can set your home thermostat 10 minutes before you get home or your washing machine can send you a text message, when your clothes are washed and ready to be placed in the dryer. Internet of Things applications have brought all this imagination to life.

The Internet of Things has become a buzzword in recent years. The term “Internet of Things” was first coined by Kevin Ashton in 1999 to describe a system in which a computer can collect data from the physical world through sensors without human intervention. Today, IoT is referred to in terms of providing Internet connectivity to physical devices that allow us to monitor and control them. This article focuses on how IoT can benefit home and personal use.

In the Internet of Things paradigm, devices with sensors are connected to the Internet. These devices don’t need to have built-in Wi-Fi support to connect to a wireless router as you would expect from a smartphone or tablet. They can use different protocols like Bluetooth LE, ZigBee, Z-wave or Wi-Fi to communicate with a gateway. The gateway can support these radio protocols to communicate with the device at one end and connect to a home Internet router at the other end. One such gateway or hub called “Revolv” was introduced at CES 2014. The use of low-power radio transceivers results in longer battery life for battery-powered devices such as smoke detectors and thermostats.

The data captured by these devices is uploaded to the cloud. The cloud hides Z-Wave, ZigBee, Wi-Fi and the other protocols from the user’s application. Any product that uses any of these protocols can be controlled on the same smartphone; thus, in turn, it makes heterogeneous home networks a reality. Each of these devices can be uniquely identified in the cloud. A smartphone app or web app can access the data on this device and send a command to any of these devices. Household appliances such as washing machine, refrigerator, microwave, air conditioner, etc. as well as simple devices like light bulbs can be monitored and controlled. This can result in better home and energy management.

This is just a glimpse of the Internet of Things in the field of personal and home use. IoT products can be used to create a home monitoring system for children and the elderly. The doctor can monitor patients at home, which reduces hospitalization costs. There are endless possible applications of IoT that can improve our lives and help us manage ourselves and our homes more effectively.

Real Estate

Marketing Your Real Estate Investing Business: How To Become An Overnight Success Story

Real estate investing is not just about doing real estate deals. Like any business, it is also about promoting yourself and your services. Marketing allows you to find the people you can help and also allows you to discover new opportunities. At least part of your business plan should include promoting your business. Fortunately for you, the Internet has made marketing much simpler and less expensive than advertising in the past. If you want quick promotional opportunities that don’t cost a fortune, consider the following methods of promoting your business:

1) SEO. Search engine optimization (SEO) is actually a process of making any online content more easily found in search engines. It works very simply. When Internet users search for information online, they typically use Internet search engines such as Google. They type specific words into the search engine and get relevant search result pages. By including the keywords that your potential customers are most likely to search for on your own websites and online articles, you can drive more traffic to your online presence.

2) Newsletters. You can create one or more online newsletters to promote your real estate investment business. Send these newsletters regularly and include lots of relevant and useful information for your readers. Newsletters are wonderful because they remind potential customers about your business without being too pushy. If your newsletters are great, your potential customers may forward your newsletter to friends and colleagues, bringing in more customers.

3) Blogs and feed sites. Blogs are online diaries that allow your potential customers to get to know you and your business. You can publish your best articles on your blog or create more SEO content. Best of all, your blog can direct people to your website. Feed sites are small, often single-page websites that direct Internet users to your website. These can be a great way to get more clicks to your page and therefore get more traffic.

4) Internet 2.0. Web 2.0 refers to the “new” generation of interactive websites. These include social networking sites. Many people use them for social interaction, but they are also very useful for promoting a business.

5) Marketing and public relations companies. While you will certainly want to market your business on your own, at some point you will also want to hire the best professionals you can afford to gain widespread exposure for your services.

If you want to successfully promote your real estate investment business, use various levels of promotion and marketing for best results.

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Shopping Product Reviews

Nokia 3250 music phone quick review

It could be said that it is a budget version of the N91 and is aimed at the mass markets. The Nokia 3250 won’t keep Santa busy as the phone will ship next year in the first quarter of 2006. The estimated retail price is €350.

Key Features:

– Supports MP3, M4A, WMA, AAC and eAAC+ music files

– 3.5mm headphone jack

– 262K color TFT screen (176 x 220 pixel resolution)

– FM stereo radio

-Bluetooth

-USB2.0

-Triband

– Talk time up to 3 hours, listen to music up to 10 hours

Comments and Conclusion

The Nokia 3250 is a good alternative if you plan to buy a music phone. In terms of specifications and technical features, it seems to be somewhat better than the Motorola Rokr iTunes phone. The Motorola Rokr has USB 1.1 (it can take up to 40 minutes to transfer 100 songs), 512 MB TransFlash memory, and the iTunes software is limited to storing 100 songs. The Nokia 3250 uses Nokia Audio Manager software to transfer music files from the PC to the phone. This is a clear disadvantage compared to Motorola which syncs with iTunes.

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Nokia has traditionally been using the MMC format for storage, but this phone relies entirely on microSD (TransFlash) cards. The microSD card is based on TransFlash(TM), which was developed by SanDisk in cooperation with Motorola and is the world’s smallest flash RAM memory card format.

Sports

The impact of politics on the humanitarian crisis on the southern border

It amuses me when I hear pundits on television complain that President Biden has not intervened in the humanitarian crisis on the southern border of the United States.

Funny, because President Biden and the First Lady are busy taking a walk on the beach in the midst of national crises and refusing to answer questions and Vice President Harris is busy winning the coin toss for her alma mater at a basketball game. football.

Let’s be realistic here. Democrats and the media are banking on the fact that many Americans will forget President Biden’s missteps and use President Trump as a scapegoat for his blatant biases and misinformation knowing that half the country hates President Trump.

President Trump is like the fake wizard behind the curtain who is conveniently blamed for causing President Biden’s failures, which all Trump haters believe in, namely the spread of the COVID virus, the loss of Afghanistan, the migration crisis on the southern border, rising inflation, and President Biden’s failure to unite the country.

We generally don’t know who the migrants are or where they come from, but we do know that they are being dispersed, at the time of a pandemic, throughout the country without any COVID tests or preventive vaccinations and that two of them who were caught were on the list of wanted terrorists from Yemen.

Despite all this, Biden is in a favorable position electorally because Haitians and Hispanics tend to vote Democrat, so a few thousand extra votes for Biden should be a good thing, as they can easily turn some of those states blue. south as Texas, New Mexico and Arizona with the addition of about 100 extra Electoral College votes.

Other than that, Biden will benefit in another way due to the illegal distribution of additional House seats and electoral votes to states with high numbers of new immigrants. New immigrants can’t vote, but those who do vote will count more than those who live in states with a higher share of the population.

In 2020, without properly reviewing the alternatives, voters replaced an authoritarian with an ailing 78-year-old who seems more interested in his legacy than the greater good.

Illegal immigrants are currently crossing the border at a rate of 200,000 per month (https://nypost.com/2021/09/15/migrant-encounters-reportedly-exceed-200k-for-second-month-in-a – row/ ). These are the future Democratic voters who intend to give permanent power to that party. People believe what they want to believe, so in all likelihood, Trump haters will continue to blame migration and other crises at Trump’s feet.

It sounds Machiavellian, I know, but that’s how politics is played.

Relationship

Popular Backyard Activities for Teens

Almost everyone enjoys spending time outdoors, even teenagers. There is something about being outside that creates excitement. Although almost everyone enjoys relaxing or playing in the backyard, some people get more or better opportunities than others, including teenagers. Most teens love to be outside, and in fact, many can be found in their backyards during the summer.

You may have already realized that many teens can be difficult to please. The reason is that they are at that age where it is easy for them to lose interest in certain activities or even get bored. If you have a teenage son or daughter, you may want to familiarize yourself with some of the backyard activities that are popular with teens, especially if yours will be spending the summer vacation with you at home. The process of becoming familiar with these activities can give you great ideas for outdoor family fun, but it can also mean the difference between whether your teen spends the summer indoors or out.

Your teen could be ready for the whole summer if he has a backyard pool. Many teens lose interest in certain activities, but swimming pools have something unique. If they could, many teens would choose to spend the entire summer in the pool. However, not all teens are strong swimmers, so you may want to set some ground rules for using your pool, especially if your teen will be home alone. These basic rules can help keep your teen safe while swimming alone.

Although swimming is extremely popular with teens, not everyone has their own backyard pool. If you want to provide your teen with a way to stay cool during the summer, but don’t want to buy an expensive pool, you may want to consider purchasing a kiddie pool. They provide a safe and fun way for teens to stay cool during hot weather. Not every teen will want to wear one, but many teens enjoy splashing around in kiddie pools, especially if their friends are with them.

If a swimming pool or wading pool isn’t feasible, try focusing on other outdoor water activities that might be fun for your teen. Water guns and water balloons are always popular with teenagers. Not only are they a great way to cool off, but they’re also great fun to play with when others are around. Everyone present will stay cool and have fun, whether your teen is playing with friends or her siblings.

Other outdoor activities that don’t involve water can also be fun, including football, basketball, soccer, horseshoes, kickball, volleyball, baseball, and softball. Like most games, what your teen will be able to participate in will vary, depending on whether they’re alone or with other people. Shooting hoops is a possibility for teenagers to play alone. Teens playing with their friends or siblings will have a wide variety of games to choose from, because most backyard games are meant to be played by at least two people.

While it’s important to think about backyard games and other outdoor activities, you may also want to consider the foods your teen will eat. You can even let your teen eat in the backyard if he’ll be spending a lot of time there. When an adult will be present, a barbecue is perfect. Otherwise, you might suggest a picnic in the backyard. An easy and safe backyard meal can be created with a few sandwiches, snacks and drinks.

Because teens are at the age where they want to make their own decisions, you may want to involve yours in the actual planning or organization of any backyard activity. Your teen may have something specific in mind, even if you make some good suggestions. It’s okay if this happens, but make sure your teen’s outdoor activities are safe and fun.

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How to Sell Or Exchange Your Car Online at Best Price

How to Sell Or Exchange Your Car Online

How to Sell or Exchange Your Car Online at Best Price? Listed below are four easy steps to follow when selling your car online. First, you must determine the value of your car. There are many different ways to value a car. If you’re selling a brand-new vehicle, you’ll likely get a trade-in value from a dealership. You’ll receive a “clean retail” value when selling your used car to a private party.

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Craigslist – Although it’s free to post your vehicle for sale, Craigslist doesn’t offer any sort of meaningful protection or support. Still, it may be possible to get a good price for your vehicle. Facebook Marketplace – Another free option for selling your car online. These services are great if you’re looking to sell a used vehicle, but it’s not for everyone.

Autotrader – Many car selling sites offer a free service called the Kelley Blue Book Instant Cash Offer. Simply fill out a few details about your car, including make, model, mileage, color, and operating condition. Once approved, you’ll receive an instant cash offer or a trade-in credit for your car. You’ll be able to collect the cash at your local dealer within 7 days of your purchase.

How to Sell Or Exchange Your Car Online at Best Price

– Maintain the car’s records. Keeping records and receipts will prove that you’ve taken good care of your car. If you’re selling your car to a dealer, make sure to present your receipts as proof of ownership. Your car dealer may want to see them before giving you a good deal. If they can’t find the receipt, don’t let them pass you up!

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– Choose the best site based on the type of car you want to sell. CarMax is one of the best places to sell a car online, with 16.7 million monthly searches. CarMax’s five levels of used car deals give you plenty of options for getting top dollar for your used car. A CarMax deal is typically higher than Kelly Blue Book’s instant cash offer. If you have a classic or unusual car, CarMax may be the way to go. The site is very detailed and offers helpful guides and tools.

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eBay is another great place to sell your car online. It is free to list your car on eBay.com, and there are different price options, depending on the type of car you’re selling. Listed on eBay, you’ll receive a better deal than you ever thought possible. The most popular price is $975. eBay Motors is another great option, and is a global marketplace where you can sell new and used vehicles.

Used car prices are on the rise and many Americans are looking for new vehicles. The average used car is expected to reach a value of over $28,000 in December 2021, according to Kelley Blue Book. This means that the time to sell your used car is now. This may be the best time to sell your used vehicle – especially if you bought it less than two years ago. The prices are higher now, but there’s still plenty of time for you to sell your car.

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Humor helps us all cope with the aging process

Time has passed so quickly for me that it worries me! Now, in my early 60s, it seems like yesterday, that I was in the Air Force (on our side), and I was sitting with some friends at the NCO Club, having a beer and listening to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. stones. And, today (2006), half of the Beatles are gone and those who remain are over sixty years old! That’s scary… isn’t it?

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The following article on humor and aging is presented here for your information/education and was published in the Albuquerque Journal, Mature New Mexico Magazine. It was written by Corky Vann of the Los Angeles Times. In this article, I will quote from the article; paraphrase as necessary; And I’ll give my grain of sand, for what it’s worth!

Article: “When Sandy Moehle received a birthday card that said, ‘Old age is not for sissies,’ her sentiment summed up her feelings about dealing with the physical and mental challenges of aging. It also made her laugh! ‘I’m going to put this saying in my office,’ says Moehle, 59. ‘Some parts of aging are a real pain, but seeing the humor in them makes the process easier to manage.'”

My two cents: I think old age is one of the worst things that can happen to anyone, but we’re all going to have to deal with it…if any of us make it that far, etc. “Does life begin at 60?” (Shut up!) Now that I’m past the 60 mark, I’m getting more and more worried about it! I see other people…the “before” and the “after” and I don’t like what I see. In this society, there are four age groups; the young man; middle aged; the old; and “Wow, you sure look good these days!” I don’t want to go into that last category!

Article: “Steven M. Sultanoff, a California clinical psychologist and former president of the American Association for Therapeutic Humor and a self-described “myrtologist,” says the benefits of laughter are no joke. Learning to enjoy life’s ups and downs reduces stress improves communications energizes relationships and generally makes people feel better.”Studies show that humor can be dangerous for your illness,” writes Sultanoff, who maintains the website (humormatters.com). , which includes an extensive section dedicated to humor related to aging”.

My two hundred: My father and I are as different as black and white. He lived to be 80 years old, and I don’t know how he did it! He never went to a doctor in his life! He was one of those “doctor-phobics”, who is afraid of everything medical…needles; plastic pipes, etc. He was a heavy smoker most of his life, and because of this, he never lived a quality life, because he was always sick of something! My father never exercised. If he were to ask him if he would walk around the block, his response would be, “Why should I walk, when I can drive around the block faster?”

On the other hand, I’ve always taken care of myself… walking and jogging 10-15 miles a week, and “pumping aluminum,” for the last 20 years! I get a flu shot every year; teeth cleaning; a physical exam every year; leave the tuxedo; drink very little; watch my diet and have never taken drugs of any kind! I watch my diet. But, in the future, I worry because it’s probably just my luck that I get hit by a spinach or turnip truck… on my way to the health store to pick up some asparagus!

Article: “Research has clearly indicated that negative thinking and emotional distress lead to illness. Humor changes negative thinking and emotional distress and therefore can be a powerful health intervention.” Research, though limited, indicates that laughing improves the immune system, reduces stress, and builds pain tolerance. Humor has also proven to be a valuable tool for people facing serious illness and medical treatment.”

My two cents: I think everyone will agree with me, that we are all looking for a quality of life! But, how can a person have quality of life, if that person is sick all the time like my father? The name of the game for me is prevention! There are some people who exercise every week by clicking and double clicking…that’s it! Come on… can we talk?

Article: “Forget the concept of ‘it only hurts when I laugh,’ says author and humorist Loretta LaRoche. ‘The truth is… it hurts more when you don’t laugh!’ LaRoche, 62, acknowledges that while poor health, loss of loved ones and other realities of aging aren’t funny, a sense of humor is one of the best coping mechanisms. says LaRoche, who recently released an audiotape titled ‘Growing Old With Humor.’ ‘Find your inner sitcom and make your last act a comedy!'”

My two cents: None of us can turn back the clock! When my wife’s parents were in their 80s, they downsized and moved into an apartment that catered to the elderly and had a medical staff available, etc. And I used to go with my wife to visit her parents, but I didn’t like going there. Her parents were in good shape, but it was depressing to see some of the other old people sitting in a wheelchair… slumped over… with their heads lolling to one side or the other… and no one around! ! They just sat there as if there was no life in the body, and a person feels so helpless because none of us can do anything about the problem!

Feature: A New Book May Help, “Age Doesn’t Matter Unless You’re Cheese: Wisdom From Our Elders,” by Katherine and Ross Petras, is a collection of 350 notable quotes about aging. You won’t find any stereotypical “old man” humor here. Each contributor’s quotes are serious reflections on the aging process, many of which include the title, they are hilarious observations on the ‘golden years’. A couple of examples:

“A stockbroker urged me to buy a stock that would triple every year. I told him that at my age, I don’t even buy green bananas!” Claude Pepper/US Senator

“I have everything now that I had 20 years ago… except now it’s all lower!” gypsy rose lee

Carter Henderson, author of ‘Funny, I don’t Feel Old: How to Flourish after 50’. He says older adults should focus less on the pitfalls of aging and more on what makes them smile…and he works hard to follow his own advice.”

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For those of you who would like more information on senior issues… a good place to start is to go to the website: Suddenly Senior (suddenlysenior.com) (worldlaughtertour.com)

Bottom line… age is just a number, right? (boo-hoo!) I’ve been really forgetful lately, so I’m worried about getting Alzheimer’s too! If I DO have Alzheimer’s… there will be one positive thing that can come of it… I will be able to hide my own Easter eggs!

Arts Entertainments

Police Fiction – Ten Clichés to Avoid

Crime fiction is big business right now, but there are certain situations that have been overplayed so much that they’ve become genre clichés and everyone knows what to expect next. Here are ten cliches to try to avoid and thoughts on how to subvert cliches if you decide to use them.

policemen and doctors

You can find this perennial favorite in both crime and historical fiction. You’ll see it on ER, NYPD Blue, and cross-genre shows like the X Files. The doctor says “Okay, but just for a minute” or “It’s one touch and you’re done. The next few hours will be crucial” or “It could be minutes, it could be days… you never know with coma cases.” The police usually don’t say anything. They just stand and chew the scenery in frustration.

Mulder and Scully actually spend a lot of their time hanging around hospitals, but it doesn’t show much because the patients aren’t their common criminals or witnesses.

And that’s the way to get around this. Get a new twist and add some tension. Perhaps the patient is related to the police or the doctor. Or maybe the doctor is an amateur detective and knows more than the policeman? But beware of “Dick Van Dyke” syndrome… it takes you into a whole new area of ​​cliché.

the new partner

In this scenario, a veteran cop has to find a new partner after the death of the old one. The novice is either eager as mustard and eager to please, or exhausted by personal problems. He is probably best known in modern times for the Lethal Weapon movies. The writers tried to add some tension early in the series by having Mel Gibson as a borderline case of suicide, and that gave the first film an edge; but was lost on later installations. By the time the fourth movie came around, they had fallen so deeply into a buddy-movie relationship that all of the drama was lost in favor of light comedy.

You need to do some serious subversion if you want to use this situation. People have tried having a dog as a partner in K9, having their mom as a partner in Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot, and having foreigners as friends in the great Arnie’s Red Heat.

Outside of strictly police procedural, we’ve also had the robot friend in Robocop, the ghost friend in Randall and Hopkirk (deceased), the alien friend in Alien Nation, the wizard friend in Jonathan Creek, the ex-military friend in Sherlock Holmes and Poirot. The list goes on and on.

Regardless of how you do it, filling in the blanks is easy in this scenario. What you need is something new. What if they assign the policeman a politician who does a season to meet people? Or, on a completely bland but potentially fun level, how about the schizophrenic cop who happens to be his own friend?

The rookie in the morgue

Once just the province of young students in Quincy, this one now appears on television in the CSI or Crossing Jordan franchise and in print in Kay Scarpetta’s books. There are generally two ways one can proceed. Either the young cop runs off, hands to his mouth, or he stands still, ice cold and distant, while the autopsy proceeds.

Inspector Morse tried to subvert this situation by having the veteran be the squeamish one, but how about having the rookie as the pathologist?

Whatever you do, try not to give the pathologist a chance to be smug and condescending while explaining large portions of the plot. In the UK, this is overdone in Silent Witness and Waking the Dead, and is just a lazy way of moving the story forward.

The curmudgeonly lieutenant chews up the cop

In movies and TV shows, this happens to all leading men, and Clint Eastwood must be tired of it. In the Dirty Harry series, he was rarely outside of his boss’s office.

It usually ends with the lieutenant and cop growling at each other, so what if one of them is completely cool and relaxed? Or what if one of them is deaf?

And if you must write this scene, please don’t use lines like “I’ll have your badge for that” or “I’m not covering for you this time.”

The muddy defense attorney

This was a favorite in NYPD Blue and was guaranteed to go up Sipowitz’s nose. Once you’ve presented the snazzy suit, snazzy hairdo, and briefcase, this guy will inevitably say, “My client has no further comment” or “You had no right to talk to him without me.” Everybody knows the rest.

Again, seriousness is needed to put a new spin on this situation. Could your lawyer be an ex-cop who knows all the moves, or a relative or lover of one of the cops? How about a lawyer defending himself? Or a counterculture advocate covered in tattoos and piercings?

Whatever you do, try to come up with some creative invective. Slimeball, sleazeball, reptile, and shyster have all been overused.

The car chase

Bullitt and The French Connection set the standard, and Gone in 60 Seconds brought it into the 21st century, but this situation has grown tired. There are so many old ladies to avoid, so many road signs to hit, and so many police cars to smash before your audience gets tired.

Over the years, the Bond movies have used just about every possible permutation, so you’ll be hard-pressed to come up with something new. It would be better to add tension in another way.

In an attempt to appear fresh, the chase element has sometimes been dropped entirely in favor of racing against time such as in Speed ​​or Die Hard With a Vengeance. To be successful, you’ll need a good reason for the trip to take place, a disastrous outcome if you don’t succeed, and a few good mistakes along the way.

But beware. Too much carnage and your readers will start thinking of The Blues Brothers. And please don’t make your protagonist drive the wrong way down a one-way street…it’s been done too often.

the shooting

Raymond Chandler’s advice to crime writers still stands. “If your plot is failing, have a man come in with a gun.” However, you must be careful. Too many people still transfer scenes from old cowboy movies almost verbatim to modern cop scenes.

Probably the best recent shooting was on Michael Mann’s Heat. You cared who lived or died, and there was excitement and tension. Therein lies the trick. Make your readers have an opinion, not only about your hero, but also about the other characters. By the end of LA Confidential, we knew everyone involved in the climax, and it was more satisfying to see who lived or died. Lining up one-dimensional people as cannon fodder might work in a Saturday night popcorn movie, but we should aim higher than that.

Gunfights work well on film, but can be a drag in print. Some writers tend to slow things down, especially to take a close look at wounds. Unless you’re careful, it can be read like a medical textbook.

And please, no heads “exploding like overripe watermelons.”

The policeman in the cafe

This was used on Chips in every episode, giving them an excuse to show a motorcycle speeding from a parking lot with loose gravel flying around.

He’s also a favorite in most of the aforementioned buddy movies, and especially Starsky and Hutch. They’ll be in a cafe, reflecting on the reprimand they’ve received from their boss, when a call comes in. The radio plays, giving them the opportunity to attach a flashing light to the roof of their car and go on a car chase, closely followed by a gunfight. Do you see how it is possible to execute one cliché on another? Pretty soon you’d have a whole plot, but would someone buy it?

One way to change this scene could be to have an alternate means for the cops to get the message. Could you have them listen to something on television? Or how about on a cell phone or laptop…there are multiple opportunities for mistakes, misunderstandings or criminal action there, and they haven’t been overstated…yet.

Good Cop / Bad Cop

The interview between the good cop and the bad cop became a cliché almost as soon as the crime novel began. A good example, almost seventy years old, can be seen in The Maltese Falcon. By now, everyone knows the moves and your readers will be bored long before the interview is over. Unless you’re being self-referential and tongue-in-cheek, like in LA Confidential, you’ll never make it.

Cracker tried to completely subvert the interview situation by having it conducted by a psychiatrist who played both cops in one. At The Rock, Sean Connery, as a prisoner, told Nicholas Cage what questions he should ask him. He will have to find something equally innovative if he wants it to work.

How about having two good cops? Or two bad cops? Or maybe there’s a new computer system designed by psychologists to ask the right questions in the right order? How would your cops and your prisoner handle that?

the strange wife

Why do all the fictional cops have relationship problems? This scene always goes the same way. The wife says, “You never see the kids anymore.” The policeman doesn’t say anything, because his mobile phone interrupts. You know the rest.

Cracker is again a good example, as he went through this scene in almost every episode. Pacino performed a variation with his girlfriend on Heat.

Cracker not only has a failed marriage, but is also a gambler and drinker. In recent years, people have been giving cops more and more problems to overcome, culminating in Denzel Washington’s paraplegic investigator in The Bone Collector. He wouldn’t even try to top that.

Why not original? Turn your police into a healthy, stable and happily married man. Now there is a challenge.

conclusion

The next time you read or watch a police drama, take a look at how many of the above are still in use. All of these can and often do happen in any story…just shuffle the paragraphs, throw in a murder or two and you have an instant plot.

But unless you can subvert some of the cliches, don’t expect anyone to buy it.

Technology

The 6 best tools to optimize all your sales funnels

Ready to start building your sales funnels? It seems to me that a lot of people just get lost when it comes to building their funnels. There are a few things you need before you can get started. Here are some of the most popular options when it comes to building free and paid funnels:

Lead Pages – When it comes to creating subscription pages, LeadPages.net is one of the most powerful tools at your disposal. They’ve scoured and tested a variety of page styles to determine which ones convert best, and make it easy for you to create similar pages for your marketing funnel. The reason people like LeadPages is because it has a drag and drop feature that makes creating your signup pages a breeze. It comes with a $25/month fee if you pay annually, so before you invest, you’ll want to make sure you can get your investment back.

I also recommend OptimizePress, which is another landing page builder. With OptimizePress, you pay a one-time fee of $97 and it’s yours for the year. No monthly payments. You have to renew annually, but the renewal fee is only $34. OptimizePress has signup pages, webinar pages, thank you pages, and it’s easy to work with, just like the lead pages. It’s a choice you have to make financially and which one works best for you.

Instabuilder: Similar to LeadPages, but without the monthly investment. Instabuilder is a plugin for WordPress that allows you to create your own funnels. It includes several funnel templates and a drag and drop page builder that makes it easy to get the look you want.

AWeber – When it comes to an email marketing management system, I choose Aweber. Probably the easiest email manager on the market today, Aweber is the choice for many small business owners, not only because it’s easy to use, but also because it’s affordable. Starting at less than $20 per month for up to 500 subscribers, Aweber offers autoresponders and broadcast emails, list automation, and segmentation, so you can send emails exactly when and to whom you want to add to your sales funnel.

Click Funnels – With the click of a button, you can easily build and create different types of sales funnels, signup funnels, webinar funnels, membership sites, and much more. Click Funnels integrate with your shopping cart, CRM, and email autoresponder. Click Funnels has a 14-day free trial and after the trial you pay $97 per month.

PayPal – The simplest of all payment processors, PayPal allows you to make payments online for a very reasonable fee. You can also use it as a simple shopping cart for your website.

Infusionsoft – Probably the best tool for any business model, Infusionsoft is an all-in-one solution for customer management, funnel setup, mailing list, and even membership sites. It comes at a high-end price, but if you can (and want) to use its full power, then Infusionsoft is worth investing in. However, it is a great investment. It is not for someone who has just started their business. At $199 per month with an initial fee of $999, you would use this tool to take your business to the next level.

You can see that you have many options (and even more that I haven’t mentioned) when it comes to building your sales funnels, but what are the must-haves? At the most basic level, you should have:

A way to create web pages. A simple WordPress website will fill this need, with a little bit of work. LeadPages, Optimize Press, and Instabuilder are nice to have, but not essential, especially if you’re just starting out.

A way to capture email addresses. Aweber is definitely the best option here, but others include MailChimp, Constant Contact, and iContact.

Take your time and start small. Create the sales funnel using tools that don’t cost a fortune. Once you have a few marketing funnels up and running, you’ll be able to see where they can improve and how the tools available can help your sales funnels convert better and run more efficiently.