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Hey Everyone! Today (April 23rd, 2017) is

WORLD BOOK DAY!

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The Last Holidays - Kindle eBook by Grover Young

Craig is one of Earth's bio-engineered soldiers in a war against an alien invasion. Unfortunately, when he uses his powers, he turns female. Now Halcyon has to deal with invaders and with Craig's girlfriend's preference for his female self! On top of that, Earth is losing the war.... There must be another way to deal with the conflict or the world will run out of holidays—forever!

The Last Holidays

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Becoming Robin Book 1 - New Kindle eBook by Zoe Taylor

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When tragedy strikes, Opportunity knocks, and a new persona is born. A cross-country move away from everything Robert has known followed by a chance encounter trigger a different sort of existence. Can "Robin" adapt or will it all come tumbling down?

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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!)

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Grandpa's New Ride in The Hatbox

 

Grandpa's New Ride

by Katie Leone

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Grandpa has an old ride, ancient, a relic really; when he decides to change it for a new one, his grandson Scott jumps at the chance to join him at the auction. A fun sci-fi romp by one of BigCloset and DopplerPress's favorite authors.

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learning from my mistake with Mercy

I have been thinking a lot about the mistake I made with Mercy. Namely, that I posted chapters as they were written, rather than wait until I had the story complete. I believe that the length of time between posting, especially when I couldnt even say when more might come, helped lower the opinion of people about the series. Plus, I believe the pressure I put on myself to try and keep interest in the story led me to post very short chapters that also probably turned a lot of people off.

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A touchy subject

Oh this isn't about politics or religion so you can rest easy on that front. What I'm writing about is something that occurs in some authors writing on occasion and that is references to other authors and their works. Now I understand that it's nice to be able to mention your friends and fellow authors in your work. I am sure it gives you and the aforementioned authors a nice warm feeling and does the same for many of their friends.

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husband and wife actors

I've been trying to find a story about married actors where the husband wants a staring role as a TG. To prove he can do it, he goes through a producer's hoops, ending dressed as a Vegas showgirl. I don't think the final chapter was ever posted. Pretty sure it wasn't on BC/TS.

Karen

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the end of book 1 for Mercy

Just so anybody reading chapter 20 of Mercy and worried that it says "The end ... for now", dont worry just yet.

I plan to bring Mercy, Brand, and company back for a Book 2, with a focus on the idea of self-forgiveness.

I mean, its great to forgive others, but what if you cant forgive yourself?

I have no timeline for when I'll actually be able to have something to share, but I promise that as soon as I do, I will post it for everybody who still likes these characters to enjoy.

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My time is over

I've come to a realization that I'm not the kind of person I thought I was. Last night I went to post a story I had written and I come to find out that what I had written had unknowingly ripped off another story. Upon that happening it really hit me, I can't write anymore. Anything I write could possibly end up the same way and I don't want that.

So, to save my sanity and put this to rest I'm putting down the pad and paper and moving on from writing as a whole.

To anyone that even cared to read what I wrote, I thank you.

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worn out

I've been busy tapping away at the keyboard again but i've got a problem. I keep miss typing which is slowing me down as I obviously have to keep redoing stuff. Then I realised that i've been working so hard i've worn the letters off almost half the keys!

Looks like I need to buy a new KB when I can get to a shop!

Anyhow Gaby book 20 is now 6 sizzling chapters long, I may have the first arc finished to put out next week!

Ttfn
Mads

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Bike delayed.

Had an interesting day, put up some trellis for my ex, took my daughter to lunch and then fixed her bike plus a hundred mile drive each way. Then just as I'm gearing up to start scribbling Bike, my glasses fell apart or shall we say, a lens fell out. I then spent a fruitless twenty minutes trying to find the screw responsible only to discover it was still in the frame. It's a weird arrangement because the screw holding the lens in is under the arm not on the top and I couldn't see it because I didn't have my glasses.

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Penultimate Chapter

Yes, Book 14 has already almost ended, todays chapter, Nuptials, is the penultimate posting!

Next week will see the start of posting the fifth Nena book here at BC, a short break from Gaby before the start of Book 15. Before that of course is the grand conclusion to Book 14 which you will see on Sunday.

Elsewhere, I've made a start on Book 20, Gaby Express, the first four chapters are with the editor already.

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Ready to strangle my Muse..

This is so frustrating and not sure what I should do... I'm so close to wrapping up Robbie's Revelation (The 1st book at least), I have 3 maybe 4 chapters left to where I want to end the Revelation part at.. Now my time is already limited severely for writing, so what's my muse decide to do?!? She starts throwing a completely new story around in my head and it's distracting me from finishing Revelation...

Trying to get her to focus on the story I want to write right now would be harder than herding cats..

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Help Needed

I am in need of serious help - about 2 years ago my muse packed her bags and deserted me part way through a story I was posting namely 'Lady in Waiting'.
Now she has returned and my dilemma is this - Do I carry on where I left of starting the story with a brief précis of the story to date? Or do I repost the story from the beginning?

Please help
Christina H

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The River runs anew

Well my little break is over, and chapter ten of River is in editing. My health problems aren't over, but I am feeling better. I hope to get back to a weekly schedule on Monday. This was a hard chapter to write, and I was in tears several times as it unfolded before my keyboard. I won't say more, lest I create a spoiler.

Dawn Natelle

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How I write

I dont know how others write, but I tend to write in sequence - that is, I write the first part of a chapter first, then each event as it occurs.

Once in a great while after I have finished a part of a chapter, I realize something would actually work better earlier, and switch it around, but generally the story unfolds as I write it.

But I think I need to do something different for the next chapter of Mercy.

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Living with Lisa

In this week's Clacton Gazette there is a wonderful article covering 2 pages about Lee and his journey over 48 years from Lisa. He has written his life story and it is now available in print. Aged 40 he started his path to becoming the man he is today. Lee David Carter's book is titled Living with Lisa, for those interested.

PS Thanks to Cyclist for her assistance in producing this inaurgal posting.

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I'm Not Dead

Okay, so in case you're confused, the title of this blog post is a Monty Python joke, not a response to some rumor that I've shed my mortal coil or anything. Many who frequent this site and are kind enough to give my work a look and even a comment or two time and again might be wondering why the story well has dried up so suddenly. Well, things have become a bit complicated as of late. As you may know, I finally published Prom Changed Everything on Amazon and I must say it's doing so much better than I had ever hoped.

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The impact of what you read.......

Sometime last evening, I read a new chapter of A Longer War by Cyclist.

This has proven to be one of my favorite stories, and many of the chapters have had a serious impact on me - especially the early ones. As the story progressed, it continued to stir my emotions and sentiments - although for different reasons. But this latest chapter, lake many of the early ones, has stricken a particular chord within me.

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Another Celebration

Yes, its time for Gaby to be part of Analise' Polterabend do - click on the link to catch up with the high jinx!

As promised, here are actual links to the latest Gaby volume - thanks to all those who have already found their way!

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this is not a beg for kudos

I am not going to beg for kudos on Mercy, but I am curious.

258 people liked the first chapter of Mercy enough to give it a kudo.

With every chapter that number has declined, to the point that the latest chapter has 63 kudos at the moment.

If you gave a kudo to chapter one, but have since dropped away from liking the story, and you're comfortable sharing, I would really like to know why.

Too short chapters? Too long a break between chapters?

Anything else that might bring you back ?

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Sacrifical Alter

Sooo sorry - I'm late in posting the last chap of SA. But it's coming! It will be up within the hour. Of course, life went crazy today. It will be a long chapter - 3x as long as the others; possibly more satisfying since the others were almost too short (I probably won't post like that again). Thank you for your patience.

Hugs! - **Sigh**

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Finally ! Another chapter of Mercy is up!

Well, despite a long time delay that made me wonder if my muse was no longer interested in Mercy, she gave me enough to finish chapter 19.

I hope the long delay hasn't scared away all my readers ...

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Happy Easter!

Yes indeed, it's Good Friday, start of the longest weekend of the year.

I've been working like billy O to get Girl's on Fire finished for you and i'm pleased to say that from today you can access the complete book at Lulu and Amazon. For technical reasons (I'm writing this on the phone!) I can't give you direct links until Sunday but you know where to go right?

So at Amazon you can get Kindle and Paper versions and at Lulu, PDF and Paper.

I hope you all enjoy it and please if you can leave feedback/reviews and I'm happy to hear your comments either here or via PM.

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LNP fans

For all the fans currently re-reading The Stations Late Nite Princess. I have to inform you that after this weekend the body of the story will no loner be up. I will be leaving the comments, since I find them good to read.

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Megan Campbell

Just today I found out that all the pictures to Megan's story "Sarah Carerra" were missing from her chapters. I peeked at the code and found she had linked her pics from her website. I also found her website has been down for some time too, making me wonder if something had happened to her?

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Becoming Robin, Moving, MotK Delays, etc

Hey guys,

Just posting a quick note here to let ya'll know we're moved. I only just got internet hooked up today. It's not half as fast as what we were expecting, but it's faster than what I did have so that's something.

Chapter 11 of Magic of the Kingdom will be delayed a bit. The move kind of interrupted us finishing it :-P As always it'll be on Patreon first for a week then we'll post it here.

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Gaby Book 19 part 4

So we'll start with todays chapter, click here to read chapter 37, Bridal Party

As promised, the fourth part of the latest book - Girl's on Fire is now out! Usual formats and suppliers, follow the links!

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Writing

Hello!

I hope you are well. I would like to apologise for the long delay without new chapters. I have been so busy at work lately and am dog tired all the time. It has become impossible for me to write anything meaningful as I am usually too tired to think. I do have some free time coming up this holiday so maybe I can get a few chapters out. I know how it feels when a story you enjoy just stops with no end in sight >sigh< and I always try to avoid that though I am failing abysmally.So i hope to get going again this weekend, fingers crossed!))

Sydney

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Meltdown Update

Hi All;

So....yes, Meltdown will continue and be finished. But it is going to take a while yet. I have just finished 3 years on my union's bargaining team getting a tentative agreement for 70,000 of our members. I finished the last ratification vote on Friday, and my mind can now concentrate on other things - you know, like writing.

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confirmation

Just wanted to confirm that Gaby - Girl's on Fire part 4 will be available from the usual sources tomorrow, that's Wednesday 12th of April.

The 300 plus page full volume of Book 19 is taking a little longer to put together - it will have a character appendix and I hope to include a basic location map too to help readers make sense of some of the story! I am planning to have it ready for release this weekend - something to read over Easter!

So ttfn
Mads

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Playing her way - rating upgrade

I have publishing my story, Playing her way, under a general audience rating up until now. For the chapter just released I have upgraded the rating to PG15.

Those of you who have been observantly following the story may have spotted reference to an incident that has yet to be expanded upon. In the Christmas day episode, it was mentioned that Emily's whereabouts is being kept secret because somebody was mistaken for her and beaten up.

Chapter 11 covers this incident and therefore comes with a violence warning.

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got complimented on my writing

I got several compliments on my writing at church today.

On a day where I had been feeling pretty much like I was dead weight taking up space, I needed that.

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Gaby news

It looks like Spring has sprung outside, I'm down to one coat indoors - lol.

Anyway - the next Gaby chapter is available now!

The other top news is that I'm ahead of the game with writing, 5 new chapters completed since Wednesday so with just one chapter to write tomorrow, Part 4 of Book 19 should be out on Wednesday. If you are hanging on for the complete volume that, with luck should be available at some point over the Easter weekend!

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A Milestone???

Every now and them I go to the "My Stories" link and see if there are any new comments on any of my stories. I haven't put out a new story for years, so I don't expect any comments or activity on my stories. Surprisingly there was one new comment on a story. More surprisingly though is that one of my stories have reached over 10,000 views.

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General PSA to all readers (it's brief, I promise).

To all readers,

Remember to hit the "Kudos" button. You know, the one that's shaped like Facebook's "Like" button and which serves a very similar purpose. Unless, of course, you legitimately didn't like the story and have no intention to comment or read any more of it. Then, don't.

I am writing this because I recently realized I forget to do it sometimes.

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Where do story postings go?

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I am left wondering where Jessie's latest story is

Dreams of Dancing in the Sky -Part 1

Submitted by wolfjess7 on Thu, 2017/04/06 - 8:39pm

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Looking for "Sweet Sixteen" ideas.

I've been working on my third 'sweet sixteen' story. Our bubbly protagonist is, again, more than she seems at first.

But I'm looking for some ideas for terminology.

As with most technological advances, new jargon is invented. I'm looking for suggestions.

First of all, what do we call the various generations? We currently have the boomers, gen X, gen Y, millennials, and the like. We need terms for:

Those, like our sweet sixteen girl, that were born early enough that they grew up knowing that they would live to less than 100, then die.

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Is there still interest in a sequel?

I've recently overcome long-term health problems that have made it difficult to focus. I'm ready to start writing again and I want to write something to donate to Doppler Press to sell to help support the site.

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Delay in Atalanta next chapter

I planned on another chapter today but somehow when I went to copy the edited chapter to a separate document that document doesn't note the changes (it looks the same) and in the edited version every word has a line through it. Its a mess. I've asked Ashleigh to send me another copy so it should be resolved soon.

What a mess.

Thanks for your patience

Katie

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