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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. 👊

I hate that #BlackLivesMatter is trending currently






I hate that  #BlackLivesMatter is trending currently





I hate it when it trends on any social network ever. Why? Because it means there's still a problem. If it wasn't an issue, it wouldn't be trending. It's an issue and that's the sad part.









Why? Because racism lives. Because prejudice lives. Because hate lives. And the worst part of all is that the discussion around the hashtag predominantly revolves around cops. Bad cops. There is such a thing as bad cops, just as much as there is such a thing as good ones. And the sooner we understand that and start addressing the issue of bad cops, and the system that supports bad cops, the sooner we push back against this nonsense. And the sooner we can stop having to see #blacklivesmatter  as a trending hashtag. 









Peace out.


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