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Watch a story authored in real time tomorrow in Google Docs!.
 
Every year on November 1, thousands of people aim to start and finish a 50,000-word novel by 11:59pm on November 30. This fun, seat-of-your pants approach to creative writing is called National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo), and we think it’s pretty awesome. But you know what could make it even more awesome -- doing it together... live!

To celebrate we’ve invited three of our favorite writers to get creative together. They won’t be writing a full novel, but on November 18, they will be collaborating in Google Docs to write a short story in just one hour. You’ll be able to watch the whole thing as they swap sentences in real time. Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with the authors moderated by NaNoWriMo director (and dedicated participant), Grant Faulkner.

Of course, every great story needs a great beginning, and that’s where we need your help! You’ll tell the authors how the story should begin, whether it’s with the classic “Once upon a time…” or something completely random like “Before he came to Tuberville, Roger Pickens had never seen a chicken.”

To participate, send us your opening line ideas (via this form: http://goo.gl/XHuhTN) until November 12th. Then, on November 18, you can tune in to view the winning prompt, and watch as the writers transform that sentence into a one-of-a-kind story, right in front of your eyes.

One prompt, one Doc, one hour. Three talented writers. And the tale unfolds from there...

Meet the collaborating authors 

Edan Lepucki’s debut novel, California, debuted at #3 on the New York Times Bestsellers List and has been the #1 bestseller on the Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle bestseller lists. California was also recently chosen as a Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers selection.

Tope Folarin made his fiction debut in Transition with 'Miracle' in 2012, for which he won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2013. In 2014 he was named to the Africa39 list of the most promising African writers under 40. Tope currently lives in Washington, D.C. where he is at work on his first novel.

Mike Curato’s debut children's book, Little Elliot, Big City (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers, Macmillan), has received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist. The first in a series of three, Little Elliot, Big City recently won the 2014 Founders Award from the Society of Illustrators, which is given to the most promising new talent in the field of children’s book illustration. Curato lives and works in Brooklyn.
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New in Slides -- real time text cursors and new ways to customize your themes. More at: http://goo.gl/i3ejty
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Big facelift to Docs. Let us know what you think!
 
Starting today, things are about to get cleaner—and more colorful—in Docs, Sheets, Slides, Drawings, Forms and Apps Script. First, you’ll notice each editor’s product icon displayed in the header, which doubles as a quick link back to all your files in Drive. Next, you’ll see that the header is more streamlined and compact, helping you to focus on what matters most—your content. 

We hope these updates make your creation and collaboration experience just a bit more delightful. Enjoy! 
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Problems I encountered today with +Google Drive while backing up my stuff.

I learnt that I cannot have long file names assigned to any files.

I cannot upload multiple files while using scan feature from Android Google drive app.

Once you sign out of windows desktop drive app. You cannot relink the same uploaded folder again. You'll need to start with fresh new folder.

Few folders just refuse to sync up with drive. Restarted my desktop app several times as suggested in forums but I just can't seem to figure out why it is happening.

I love all the google's products and I've to admit that I'm really disappointed with this drive. 

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Kinda true
 
Come on young people, get cracking!
Allez les jeunes, un petit effort SVP!
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I should add: I think its great that many more people are running. That's a good trend. But we're not generating elite athletes at the same rate as before.
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Try out table distribution in Google Slides (& Drawings)! Much easier way to make tables look good.
 
When using tables in your presentation, remember to even out the rows and columns so they're nice and neat. Watch the GIF to see how it's done!
 
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Yep. Cropping. It's here
 
New today -- edit images right inside Google Slides and Drawings. Happy cropping, masking, and bordering! http://goo.gl/ic4v5k
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Pretty sweet!!!
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Kenya...doing it again.
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Its cool, I got this
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At age 64, the greatest endurance swimmer of our time, Diana Nyad, just completed the 110 mile swim from Havana to Key West on her 5th try since 1978. Her message: "it's never too late to chase your dream."

I've been excitedly following her since I found out about her latest attempt. May we all be so inspired. 
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"Gun designed for children"....are you kidding me? This is just batshit crazy
BURKESVILLE, Ky. — A southern Kentucky coroner says the mother of a 5-year-old boy who fatally shot his 2-year-old sister had just stepped away onto the porch when the shooting occurred.
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Get your docs offline. All of em.
 
If you've set up Google Drive offline, you can now create and edit drawings offline. In addition, all of your Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides will now be automatically available offline (space permitting), so you won't have to worry about remembering that specific file before catching your flight!

It may take a few days to see these changes as we complete the rollout. If you haven’t used offline yet, give it a try today: http://goo.gl/4BgYa

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Kenyan Wilson Kipsang broke the marathon world record by 15 seconds as he claimed the Berlin title on Sunday.

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