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    Author Guess Who #12 - The Reveal

    By Renee Stevens

    Well, it's time to see who our mystery author was for this month. Do you think you got it right? Well, let's take a look shall we? This month's mystery author was..... Parker Owens Did you get it right? Check out these stories from Parker!   https://www.gayauthors.org/story/parker-owens/atoz/  
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Sequels, Prequels and Spin-offs

Have you ever completed a story that you were truly proud of writing, that got a standing ovation from your readers and fans, and became one of the shining gems in your body of work? If so, let me add to the giant round of applause and congratulate you on creating something truly special for everyone to absorb and keep close to their hearts for years to come. It's not an easy task, believe me. So take pride in the moment. Sometimes the success of something that you've previously written, al

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December Classic Author Excerpt: Dare by Sara Alva

Monday I featured Sara Alva's short story, Dare. Did you read it? It's just 5k, a story of friends, fun... what more could you want to take a break from your life right now? A holiday time out, a reminder of summer to come if the cold is sapping you, or even just because those memories of carefree days can be so fun to head back to.  And that's just why I picked this excerpt. Did you ever play Truth or Dare? The swing is one thing... but were you ever this dumb?  Want to know what ha

Cia

Cia

EDWARD’S CHRISTMAS ROAST

EDWARD’S CHRISTMAS ROAST     Edward sat at the head of the table and looked around at the assembled guests. To his right was his partner Romel. “What can I say about my beloved partner of fifteen beautiful years? He’s a dedicated nurse and I know how good he is because he regularly gives me a through internal examination with is instrument.” “Now Craig is also a nurse, but of course I can’t testify to his professional abilities in the ward. He can, however, give a very c

Wombat Bill

Wombat Bill

Creating and Escalating Tension

Now, while many readers that get truly involved with the stories we write online are mostly involved in the sometimes exaggerated drama of the situations we put our main characters through...I feel that it is often the tension delivered in a few key scenes, sprinkled here and there throughout, that truly captivates a reader's attention and brings them to the edge of their seats. It's this grinding on the nerves, along with a few tugs on the heart strings, that can really allow your audience to l

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Writer Responsibility

Writer Responsibility December 8th, 1980... A true musical icon was gunned down by his ′number one fan′, according to his assassin. Mark David Chapman murdered John Lennon that night by shooting him in the back, and this was not long after he had just given him a personal autograph earlier in the day. And he didn′t run afterward. Instead...he sat on the curb, and read from J D Salinger′s novel, ′A Catcher In The Rye′. A book that he says inspired his heinous act. One of the saddest day

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1000 likes!

My community reputation has reached 1000! Yay for big numbers going up!  I've been having a blast writing on this site so far and I have more plans to come. An update for Spare Me Your Alpha Nonsense is coming around the bend next. That ones been waiting for a chapter.  I'm also thinking of starting something like a Horror short story anthology series. Each chapter will be its own standalone story. I do enjoy writing horror and I haven't flexed those particular muscles on this site jus

Demented

Demented

Short Stories

While an extended story with multiple chapters and layers of depth may give a writer enough breathing room to truly build and explore the lives and personalities of the characters they′ve brought to life, I think it′s still a good practice to occasionally go back to writing short, self contained, stories to keep that particular part of their creative muscle strong. Short stories and flash fiction can teach you things than the ′wide open canvas′ style of writing can′t. It can help you to focus yo

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"Low Light" Reel

Whether you are using an auto correct program on your laptop or PC, or whether you have readers constantly pointing out some of the same errors in your stories, chapter after chapter...there comes a time when you need to take an honest look at your writing and your bad habits...and make yourself a ′low-light′ reel for yourself. This is the opposite of a highlight reel, where you look at what you′re really good at and examine the best parts of what it is you do. That′s a good thing to do, an

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December Classic Author Feature: Dare by Sara Alva

So half the world celebrates the holidays in the heat. So while this story isn't a holiday tale, I couldn't help but pick a story that features a group of friends and some summer-time fun. This snack-sized tidbit is just right for this busy time of year for readers to enjoy too! Length: 5,064 Description: Mark always takes a dare. A Reader said: This was just a wonderful story, written very well. And I loved the ending!  You are really really good at this. ~ Toast  

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Cia

Fleshing it Out

Anyone who has ever read any of my personal story reviews of another author's story will almost always find a common theme popping up in my critique. Whether it's said in a positive or negative way, I am constantly pushing for people to give more and more detail in their work. (As a suggestion, of course.) Not in every single scene that they write about, but in a few choice scenes that I find myself wanting to dive deeper into as a reader. Now, that's just my opinion, and writers can take it or

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Peaks and Valleys

Raise your hand if you′ve been on a roller coaster before! Hehehe, I′m just kidding. It′s the internet, I can′t see you raising your hand! Trust me, if I could set up spy cameras around you, it would be in the shower...not next to your laptop! ::Giggles:: Seriously, though...when riding a roller coaster, you experience certain peaks and valleys. You slow down in certain sections of the ride, left anticipating the next big ′dip′ with baited breath...and then everything speeds up and races t

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Weekly Wrap Up (Dec.13 - Dec. 19)

On Behalf Of The Staff Of GA To All The Members And Guests Of GA Geseënde Kersfees (Afrikaans), 메리 크리스마스 (Korean), Nadolig Llawen (Welsh), С Рождеством (Russian), sretan božić (Bosnian), メリークリスマス (Japanese), god jul (Norwegian), boldog Karácsonyt (Hungarian), Nollaig Shona (Irish), feliz Natal (Portuguese), Krismasi Njema (Swahili), ਮੇਰੀ ਕਰਿਸਮਸ (Punjabi), Շնորհավոր Սուրբ Ծնունդ (Armenian), Gleðileg jól (Icelandic), срећан Божић (Serbian), ပျော်ရွှင်သောခရစ္စမတ်ဖြစ်ပါစေ (Burmese), veselé Vánoce

wildone

wildone

The alternative final chapter of 'The Covids'

Forget Me Not Kevin and Steve tumbled into bed after a heavy night drinking. They made a clumsy attempt at sex, but when that failed they rolled together and slept soundly until just after sunrise. Kevin started tossing and turning so much it awoke Steve who looked towards Kevin, listened to his unintelligible mutterings and became concerned by his increasingly frantic movements. “Hey buddy, what’s happening?” Steve asked as he shook Kevin awake. “Mmm...what...oh this is terrible.

Wombat Bill

Wombat Bill

Sex Appeal

What is sex appeal? Take a moment and really think about that. What is it that we find ′sexy′ about the people we dream about? Now, not everybody writes romance or sexually themed stories online, but that doesn′t mean that your characters don′t have some sort of appeal to them that acts as a direct interest to your main character. What is it that draws your protagonist in? What is the bait? Why this particular boy over all others? Today...we′re talking about sex appeal. What it is, what it

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Adding Humor

You know...there′s often a ′complaint′ that goes around about a lot of the Marvel Comic Book movies that I never really understood. That is the introduction of humor into their storylines. Now, there are some people that I know that could, quite literally, find something wrong with everything in existence. If God Almighty showed up tomorrow in white robes, 400 feet tall, with an entire symphony of angels singing His praises behind him, all surrounded with the brightest light ever seen by human e

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Comicality

Immortals Fenyx Rising - Impressions

I finally sat down and played Immortals - Fenyx Rising today. It's on sale digitally and on various sites. I put links to Amazon USA below (they are affiliate links, Gay Authors gets a small cut if you order the game from the link) This game has a nice gameplay loop.  The narrators are entertaining and the world is very colorful and beautiful. I am playing on Xbox Series X and the game plays great and I have not encountered any bugs so far.  (Unlike all the other games out at the moment...)

Myr

Myr


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