If you haven't seen yet, Myr had a very important blog entry about GA Hosted Authors, eBooks and Fiction Stories, please take a moment and check it out. If you did see it, but didn't see his late posted note, I want to repeat what he said - this announcement does NOT mean that GA is switching to Pay only. GA will always have the majority of content free, as long as Myr runs it.
Also - we now have only 2 days left for our FALL Anthology entries. The "Friends and Enemies" anthology is due September 4 - that's like, THIS Tuesday. Use your Labor Day holiday to wrap up your anthology entries!
And now - on to the rest of our week in review...
Our Hosted Author Featured story of the week was Viv's "Endings and Beginnings", reviewed by yours truly. I loved this story and hadn't read it until recently. I do want to address one complaint we had in the comments which is has some validity - the complaint was that I had reviewed "an old story that is not finished." Viv wrote the story in the spring of 2007 (um, not that long ago). She wrote it as an anthology entry, and proceeded to follow it up with further entries/chapters as part of subsequent anthologies - a tactic that I've seen others try, but in this case, I thought Viv did a fantastic job of advancing her story and at the same time matching the new anthology theme. Viv only wrote five entries/chapters - and yes, there could be more to the story. But after reading all five entries, I was also comfortable as a reviewer that 1) I had just read an incredibly lovely tale and 2) more people needed to read such a story with a great plot, character interaction and wonderful setting descriptions. I want more - but I also was so glad with what I did read. I'm sorry not everyone may be as open to experiencing a partial story but after much internal debate, I decided that yes, I was willing to put out a review of this story, even though it ends (currently) where it did. I hope Viv considers continuing to give us more of Tracey Marshall's story, but as is, I still am glad I was able to enjoy what I did read of this story.
Our Toss-up Tuesday was a bit less controversial with the second (and last) part of "Your Story as a Movie" - and again, I can't say it enough, THANK YOU PodiumDavis for this great two parter, showing us how various authors would cast and give appropriate music for one of their stories. PodiumDavis has fantastic ideas and we here at the GA News Blog love giving him a venue to share them - in fact, keep an eye on this Thursday blog, as well be sharing PD's latest idea with everyone!
For our Author Showcase, we looked at Promising Author CassieQ's story Reach with a great review by Houdinii followed by a review BY CassieQ of Author podga's Traveling Home. Two wonderful stories and reviews - I hope you've had a chance to check them out.
Then for the rest of the week, we featured Myr's post that I mentioned at the beginning of this entry.
So - how was your week?
- Fall Anthology “Friends and Enemies”– Due Sept 4th
- Winter Anthology "Desperate Ends"- Due Dec 8th
Special Mayan Tribute Anthology "End of the World"- Due Dec 14th
In Premium this week:
By our Hosted Authors this week:
Belovéd by Don H
City Under the Waves by Nephylim
Circumnavigation by C James
By our Promising Authors this week:
Reach by CassieQ
The English Year by Jwolf
Have a great week everyone! Read, Write, REVIEW!!!