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New contribution to Totally Novel on writing, update on Sweet Sixteen Killer

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I've been pretty quiet lately on the blog, sorry about that. I've been laying mostly low, though I did recently begin contributing to a new website for writers and readers called Totally Novel. My first contribution for members of the site is a post I titled 3 things that prevented me from writing a novel. To read the post, sign up for a free trial. Take a look around and if you don't wanna stay, don't renew membership. That said, it's a pretty cool effort being put together by a former Google+ member like myself. As a matter of fact there are several members on the site from the old Google+ days. (Side note: there is a free membership option)
I will be contributing to the Totally Novel blog bi-monthly for now. My next addition will be in August. I'm super excited for the site and I hope you can come join us and become a part of the groups, forums, blog, workshops, and more. 
All that said, I haven't given up here. This is still my primary site and blog. 👊

In her solitude, I found what I was looking for

So, a buddy of mine and I are working on a web series. Early stages. And I was going nuts, because I couldn't think of a good title. So I wrote down the few, very bad, ideas that I had and moved on.

An hour or so later, I went in search of a song. I wanted a song, something one of the characters could connect with in some way.

And then, I found Solitude by Billie Holiday.

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fuyn3GBEoCk[/embed]

And I think I may have found both a theme song and a title. At least now I know I'm headed in the right direction.

Our own Squid McFinnigan is in need of nominators on the Kindle Scout platform for his crime novel Honeysuckle Lane.

Our own Squid McFinnigan is in need of nominators on the Kindle Scout platform for his crime novel Honeysuckle Lane.







So, go forth and give him a vote and let's see if we can't make this happen for him. GO #TeamSquid !!!!





https://kindlescout.amazon.com/p/PGM6G83S4UOI

Stop Trying to be Professional and be True to Yourself

Stop Trying to be Professional and be True to Yourself



Sharing some of my thoughts and experiences on being #professional and giving #presentations over at Career Addict. First things up: STOP IT.







Table of Contents:



- It's a performance, so break a leg



- Energy, interaction and a good laugh



- Adaptation





http://www.careeraddict.com/19932/stop-trying-to-be-professional-and-be-true-to-yourself

Glad to see Jyoti Q Dahiya has this collection up and running. Because she's been sharing other folks' stories for...

Glad to see Jyoti Q Dahiya has this collection up and running. Because she's been sharing other folks' stories for so long on Google+ there's already a good collection in place. I have a few stories in there as well.







If you like reading stories from the crypt, I mean Google+, this is a good place to do so.







#shortstories   #reading  

#amwriting an awkward first kiss in a Romeo & Juliet play, a western version. Been kicking this concept around for...

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#amwriting an awkward first kiss in a Romeo & Juliet play, a western version. Been kicking this concept around for years, but am finally writing it out.

Wikiwand -- why so beautiful?!

Wikiwand -- why so beautiful?!







Just installed this beautiful Chrome extension for beautifying Wikipedia. Wikiwand, where have you been all Wikipedia's life?







All of my kittens, you should all go forth and download this beautiful extension for Wikipedia if you're a Wiki-junkie.







Link to Chrome Store:https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/wikiwand-wikipedia-modern/emffkefkbkpkgpdeeooapgaicgmcbolj





https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/wikiwand-wikipedia-modern/emffkefkbkpkgpdeeooapgaicgmcbolj?utm_source=plus

Originally shared by Nathan Weaver

Originally shared by Nathan Weaver







Deleting a Collection deletes all posts, including ones older than the Collection itself, which were added by Share feature







I've noticed when you delete a Collection, it deletes all posts. Even if it was a post you wrote well before Collections existed, and shared into a Collection. This seems like a really bad idea. I'm seeing the creation of a lot of collections, and if most people don't know this, they are going to become very disappointed to find out that they have taken their content and put a time-bomb on it should they ever decide to delete the Collection. 







In that vein, can you remove a post from a Collection? (unshare?) If so, is this the work around at the moment to get a post out of a collection you want to delete?

More helpful info on Collection, desktop oriented this time.

More helpful info on Collection, desktop oriented this time.

A very good, comprehensive overview of Collections.

A very good, comprehensive overview of Collections.

Originally shared by Dmitry Shapiro

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Originally shared by Dmitry Shapiro







Introducing Google+ Collections, a new way to group your posts by topic







Our happiest Google+ users are those who connect with others around shared interests and passions. So we set out to give people a place to express the things they love. Today, we’re announcing Google+ Collections, a new way to group your posts by topic.







Every collection is a focused set of posts on a particular topic, providing an easy way for you to organize all the things you’re into. Each collection can be shared publicly, privately, or with a custom set of people. Once you create your first collection, your profile will display a new tab where other people can find and follow your collections.







Posts in collections you follow will appear in your Home stream, with a link to easily jump right into the collection so you can get to similar content from that author. Collections give you a great way to find more of the stuff you love from the people you follow.







Collections is available …