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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. ๐Ÿ‘Š

FINALLY we can GIF to our hearts desires in the comments on Google+. And there was much rejoicing.

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FINALLY we can GIF to our hearts desires in the comments on Google+. And there was much rejoicing.







For the rest of the updates, head to the attached post. Sweetness all around.







Originally shared by Danielle Buckley







Bringing the new Google+ to more people







Last November, (http://goo.gl/Yn6mjA) we introduced a preview on web of a fully redesigned Google+ to make it easier for people to discover and connect around unique and interesting things. From a Japanese astronaut sharing his experience in the International Space Station (http://goo.gl/JZQ7wH) to food lovers sharing their passion for breadmaking (http://goo.gl/wEh0C8), people are using Google+ to explore their interests more than ever.







Since introducing the new version, twice as many Collections are followed per day and there are 1.6 million daily new Community joins. Many of you have also shared feedback and requests, and we’ve been listening (http://goo.gl/IMLvy7).







Today, we’re announcing three new updates for Google+.







First, some new …

Casting into a Hangouts is very intriguing indeed. Well, hello there.

Casting into a Hangouts is very intriguing indeed. Well, hello there.







Originally shared by Ondล™ej Pokornรฝ







#GoogleHangouts #GoogleAppsUpdate #GoogleApps





http://googleappsupdates.blogspot.com/2016/08/introducing-casting-into-hangouts.html

It's kinda funny that to learn a few things about #GoogleSpaces I have to come to Google+, because I'm not aware of...

It's kinda funny that to learn a few things about #GoogleSpaces I have to come to Google+, because I'm not aware of any Google Spaces I can join for that.







It's like they're losing the battle, man.







That being said... if you have or a member of any active Spaces, post me a link in the comments. I'd like to check out some Spaces.

Deep Thought #14

Deep Thought #14



Why do people do things on a dime? Dimes are small. Why limit yourself to such constraints? #DeepThoughts

I Believe by Blessed Union of Souls

I Believe by Blessed Union of Souls



In case you didn't know, the 90s was full of great music. I had completely forgotten about Blessed Union of Souls until someone messaged me something today and the phrasing reminded me of a phrase in their song Hey Leonardo. That lead me down a nostalgic path, which I've very much been enjoying. And now I share some of that Blessed Union of the soul with you.







I believe that love is the answer. I believe love will find a way.







This song talks about...



- hate



- violence



- racism







So, it's probably more relevant now than ever before.





https://youtu.be/m0GFRRbve1g

Why do you play?

Why do you play?



There's lots of reasons to play video games. Why do you play?







Your answer not an option? Sound off in the comments.

Pre-Order of The Division: IT'S MINE!

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Pre-Order of The Division: IT'S MINE!



When my pre-order copy of The Division came in, that my wife got for me, I was pretty excited. So excited in fact, I made this goofy video with Kinect's crazy features.







Yes, that's two of me. And yes, we do talk to each other.







As someone who has worked with both blue and green screens, the feature on Kinect to do this without either was pretty impressive. And if you've never played around in the Upload Studio app, or whatever they call it--which is where you do all this fun stuff--I highly suggest it. It's a lot of fun.







#TheDivision #XboxOne #Kinect

Fwd: Spotlight on Ava Marsh — Bibliophile Book Club

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A short read about researching some taboo topics that makes you think about your own research methods as a writer. Hop over and give it a read.



[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="290"] Ava Marsh's book Untouchable.[/caption]
Today, I am thrilled to have the lovely Ava Marsh joining me on the blog with a brilliant guest post! About Ava: Ava Marsh grew up in Margate, Kent. A former broadsheet journalist, she now works as…
Source:Spotlight on Ava Marsh

Jessica Wright's Double Vision (short story and opportunity)

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Jessica Wright is victim #7 in my morbid project I Will Kill You for $5. And she didn't go down easy. I offered to write this story for her as payback for her boyfriend, Josef, recording my standup comedy gig last October. And thus began the longest, longest, longest short story I've ever written. Not even sure it qualifies anymore as such.

Summertime

Summertime



Will Smith and the 90s just interrupted. Apparently it's summertime. Good stuff....





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55VjFJj_SDA