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Let the adventures begin!

As of today, entries are officially being accepted for the March 2016 contest, "On An Adventure!"

As a reminder, here is the original blog entry, including instructions on what the terms of contest entry and final prizes are. Y'all have two weeks to get your entries in, but with us utilizing the Kudos system for votes there is a minor advantage to posting earlier, though not as much as you might think! (Just look at the last contests' entries to see THAT!)

Footprints in the Sea

I've posted another teaser from Volume 5 in the stories section. Vol 6 is a work in progress and so is Vesta's Hearth Volume 5. And then, hopefully I can see about planning a volume from my competition short story but that's months away.
Meanwhile, anybody interested in an awayday trip to Charlotte's island?

Nails nails damn nails

Sort of about writing, nails had grown so long that tapping one key at a time was becoming difficult to say the least. It was a rainy morning when I passed my favourite nail bar.
I will
I won’t
I will
I won’t...and so on

After so many good weeks together my unbroken (natural) nails finally faced file. Temptation was to snatch back hand and run for it. Is it just me that loves even unpractically long no matter how much grief they cause?

Long story short...can even type on phone now -Yea!!

Madeline rides again!

I've now got my head a bit sorted and the time to post more than a couple of sentences.

Where to start? I've given little snippets about my recent trip to Germania but not much real insight. The more nerdy readers may recall that the main focus of the road trip was to ride the Eddy Merckx Classic event in the Salzkammergut east of Salzburg. It was a significant step on my recovery from last year's medical issues and on that score it was certainly revealing.

The Missing

There are some series' that I haven't seen any new work in for some time. For some of them I haven't seen the authors being active here either... One of my favorite series is the SPA universe. Yet I haven't seen any activity in the universe or from any of the authors who wrote in it for quite some time. There are a couple of other universes that are on hiatus here as well but right now I'm quite tired and can't think of the names...
Anyway, maybe other readers here could post the stories they're missing too.
Have a nice day!

Any Guesses on The Average Age Here?

In the past, I know there were readers and authors here that were prepubescent, and that age ranged up to the very old, like me.

It is not likely that I'll be attempting anything of great length any longer, but short stories feel within my capabilities. I've got several things baking in the oven and I have concerns about the maturity of the stories because of the potentially young readers. Some write some really lurid stories, and some of them may be written by young authors, but that is their concern, not mine.

Sci Fi genre TG fiction - a few more classic favourites

We had some fun discussing a few favourite epic fantasy genre stories and I discovered some great suggestions I hadn't come across before. As a result I thought it might be interesting to try the same for Science Fiction genre stories. In my definition of Sci Fi I am excluding 'superhero' powers.

Psyren’s Redemption – Double Feature – Read for Free Now

Since I was sick and neglected to post a serial part last week, I’m making up for it by posting two parts.

Ch 27 Pt 1

Sapphira races to confront Chemosh, but when he finally arrives will he be able to overcome her or will he be bested by the once-god?

Click here to read this part.

Ch 27 Pt2

Older beta-readers needed for a story set in the early 1970s

I recently finished a short novel (46,800 words) set in a fictional midwestern college in the early 1970s. I've done research, but I wasn't born yet at the time the story is set, and I'd like to have at least one older beta reader read it and give me feedback before I do the final draft and publish it.

ISO

A golden Oldie. Story is about a teen that refuses to cut his hair during the summer. Mother says okay, but you have to take care of your hair. Washed, conditioned, dried, all of that. And one more thing, when she is home, in addition to his hair being clean, it has to up off his neck, not cut, just up off his neck. So he gets a succession of up-dos, such as a french roll, a cascade of pin curls from an up do, or a Gibson Girl. Then he is spotted by a couple of senior girls, and things get interesting!

Sound familiar?

Fantasy Genre TG fiction - Some of my favourite reads

You may have noticed that Erin has recently published my very first novel here, 'The Frozen Balance', on Kindle.
This is a part of my efforts to help keep this wonderful site going. If you read it please do comment, post a review or PM me. All feedback to help my writing develop is a kind and welcome gift.

Writing Erotica Workshop

I ran across an interesting piece the other day entitled:
'Everything you always wanted to know about writing Erotica (but were afraid to ask) ' that may interest some of our authors. It is a free 42 page download of a Writing Erotica Workshop. The guy is obviously trying to sell his software/services, but the .pdf has some potentially useful info that may appeal to some of our authors: http://snip5.com/r/?rd=W083EAQPDF

Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl? is back.

If you haven't noticed "Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?" is back. I won't guarantee the chapters will come as close as they did in the past. I'm doing everything around the house right now, so the writing time is a little limited right now. But I'll try.

Teddie

Painting One's Self Into A Corner - The Cynthia Chronicles

Many years ago I started to write a series of stories based on the SRU Wizard. In reading about The Wizard from other points of view, the lack of consistency among stories bothered me. The Wizard seemed to lack genuine purpose. He did what he did because he could. There were times he seemed mean and vindictive. There were times he showed some heart. I particularly remember a tale where he turned a biker into an elementary school teacher, much to her pleasure.

A Big Shout Out and Thank You

You are all too kind.

Thank you for supporting Doppler when they published 'Wildcats'. Your book purchases of 'Wildcats 1, 2, & 3' added money to the coffers of Doppler Press and supported BigCloset. Even purchasing Terry and the Wildcats added a few pennies.

Thank you for making 'Copy. Cure.' move to the top of the Transgender - Science Fiction and Transgender - Fantasy categories and keeping it there for over a month! The Second Edition is available for free if you already purchased the book.

frustrating

that isn't the half of it, the Hotel tonight has a free wifi connection through Vodafone which is, to put it bluntly, crap. What should have taken a few minutes has taken best bit of an hour but you can at least read Instant Parent tonight! I guess its not helped by the control pad on my lap top working in reverse, one day i'll have computers that actually work properly.

Life in General

The last blog I wrote, I was in a pretty depressed state. I'm still not doing great but life is getting better. I'm finally out of my great aunt's house. A place of hell for me for the past five years. This last year the worst of it after her shocking passing. My older brother and I are finally 95% moved out of there. We're in a new place, its a big room, lots of natural light---3 nice windows. I have a lot of space here too. My old room was so cramped and I felt like the walls were closing in on me.

No Escape?

Well maybe there is but No Escape is the new Gaby chapter.

Well we made it to Osterreich for the bike ride which I completed in glorious sunshine yesterday. I may not be the quickest but I was far from slowest so I was quite pleased. So now we are spending the week drifting back up through Bavaria to catch our return ferry on Friday.

So there might be a Wednesday post depending on wifi availability Rothenburg!

bye for now
Mads

It's weird isn't it?

So this week I've come down with a particularly nasty virus that has left me sicker than a dog. I missed two days of work which should tell you how sick I am as I rarely call in. I mention this not to elicit sympathy, but rather as explanation. I seldom am so sick that it effects my writing, but since taking ill I sit down at my keyboard and I am unable to string even so much as two words together. Even writing this blog is taking me far longer than it normally would.

Technical Gaps Need Filling

I’d like to chat with a few folks who have a sense/knowledge/expertise in creating gaming environments. I’m not creating one, just writing a story.

I need help with the technical stuff, terms, jargon, etc for a new SciFi story I’m working on called NeverWorld.

I’m also looking for someone who can help me with the Japanese anime, manga, hentai world, too.

A heads up for "Tommy - The Trials and Tribulations of a Girl?"

Just a heads up. My SO is having heart surgery this coming week (the week of 2018/09/09), and I might be a little late with the next chapter of "Tommy." But, I'll try not to leave you hanging by your fingernails for too long.

Teddie

Health update & Story help.

Just a quick update on me and me asking you guys to help me find new stories to read that I can get into. My health is improving although I’m still in the hospital, I was in the midst of a very severe Anorexia episode and now I’m improving although it hasn’t come easy. As for the stories I like, it varies. I love Tiffany Shar’s stories, Sue Brown,Torrey,Zoe Taylor, Paula Dillon, Jennifer Sue, Jennifer Brock. I could list at least 20 but I think you guys get the point.

Copy. Cure. Second Edition is available!

I just wanted to announce that Amazon approved sending email notices to all of you who had purchased "Copy. Cure. - a Nanotechnology Adventure" to get a free copy of the second edition.

I listened to what my reviewers said, (except the one who equated me with porn!) and went back and reworked the whole text to reflect a smoother, less redundant tale. It's still chock full (whatever that means!) of an interesting story with better flow and description. I've tried my best to eliminate the road bumps. I hope if you bought a copy, you'll download your free updated copy.

I'm still here

I'm still here.

I haven't given up.

I've managed to not give up.

I'm struggling to not give up.

The thing is, I'm a sucker for routine. If there's a break in routine, it messes me. up. If it's a big enough break, it's that much harder for me to get back into it. back in 2015, I had my the last appointment with my psychiatrist. Their scheduling system was down so I couldn't book my next appointment.

Russian Speakers

Recently I saw a Russian made movie about Aliens crashing (After they were shot down by a Russian Cowboy fighter Pilot) in downtown Moscow (?) It was a very good movie in spite of the fact that I do not speak Russian. I am hoping that someone can name the lead Military man, and the girl who fell in love with the Alien. Anything else would be a bonus. I'd rather not simply call them Boris and Natasha.

I am thinking of writing a short fan fiction sequel.

Thanks

Gwen

Delay on Flight of the Claymore

Sorry ladies and gentlemen, but there will be a delay in the posting of the final chapter of Flight of the Claymore. I will be honest. I have rewrote this chapter a few times already and have deleted those attempts. For whatever reason Terresa is refusing to let her story end but like all good things it must. I hope to be posting the last chapter sometime this weekend.

Reminder: September 2018 Double Dip Story Contest Kicks Off Tomorrow!

Just a reminder that tomorrow is the first day to allow entries in the September 2018 Double Dip Story Contest!

For those who missed the announcement, the challenge is to write a story with A) a music-themed slant, B) a theater/acting themed slant, or C) both! Two subsets of stories, two prizes. For more detailed rules and regs, the OG blog post can be found here:

https://bigclosetr.us/topshelf/blog-entry/75490/september-2018-double-dip-story-contest

Fall Special

As a way to ring in the Fall, I'm offering two books this month instead of my usual one. Happy reading!

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Going to a new school is always a bit unnerving. Going to a new school that's in another country and specializes in teaching fey how to use their abilities, well that's on a whole different level of scary and exciting. It sounded like a dream and felt the same when Ashley, Aiden, and Kitty had been accepted.

Footprints in the Sea Vol.5

I have posted the first chapter of Footprints in the Sea Volum 5 and it is available now. on Amazon E Books and if you can't wait to read a bit more on here, just click the link in the right hand column and TC will earn a small commission from sales.
There has been a longer than usual delay and I'm sorry but I have a lot going on at the moment including a visit to the hospital for my annual blood check. They found a suitable vein but when they inserted the needle there was no blood so they had to use a metre and a half long needle to find some down near my left foot.

Five-Second Rule

I rarely read serials because of the high percentage that are never completed. If I do read a serial, it's after the entire story has been posted.

That's just my preference after two decades of being left hanging out to dry by well-meaning authors who either got bored with the story, or wrote themselves into a corner, or simply had better things to do.

Just today a blog indicated frustration for a story on FM that was apparently quite good but never completed.

Imp Side Story

Just did an Imp marathon. Damn, Morpheus can write a great character!!!

Now to my question: I distinctly remember a story about how Imp got her alternate classroom from Everhart (sp?). Everhart thought she'd put one over on the Imp because the room was full of junk that would have to be removed, a task Security had been dragging their feet on. But there turned out to be buried treasure in amongst the junk, including a cache of old Dr. Seuss books, some very rare and valuable printings. Dr. Seuss . . . hmmm. . . Green Eggs and Ham . . . . Guess what Sam gets?

Psyren's Redemption - Amy in Peril - Read for free now

Amelia is now face to face with Chemosh and completely at the once-god's mercy. Will she live through the encounter and more importantly will she survive with her soul intact?

Click this link to read the latest post or this link to read from the start. Individual parts or chapters can be found on the my stories page of my website.

Hello after a long absence - need a beta reader

Hello everyone!

I’ve been away a while. I can’t believe how long it’s been. But I’ve been working on a new novel which is in desperate need of a reader/editor. I plan on selling it when it is complete, so I feel happy to credit you and give a cut of the proceeds.

Update 8/29/2018: Found an editor! Thanks very much everyone!

A summary of the book:

The Family Girl #95: Part Seven now 150,000 Words

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Hi, everyone!

Still alive. But I’m buried with work…

Wondering what to do

I have never posted a blog entry before. Not even sure if anyone will even see it. I have another story that is about half written. It is clearly not done and I have a few thoughts on where to take it. After many of my previous stories people have suggested the direction I should continue them on. To this point I have not done any of that. For a change I was thinking of posting the first part of this incomplete story and see if any of you wanted to suggest where to take it. The basic direction may be obvious, but there are lots of potential longer-term alternatives.

So I posted a few stories and ...

So a couple of months ago I finished my first story in a long while - Dani's Turn - and posted it to my usual place, FM.

Hardly a ripple in the comments. Very distressing to realize I didn't need to spend weekends writing if that's the reaction I get. I don't write for myself, I am an utterly untrained amateur who appreciated positive feedback even when it came in emails with unsolicited panty photos.

So, I was directed over to this site, that people here would be more appreciative of my skills and stories which I was assured are considerably more creative than most.

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