How was your Valentines Day? I'll be honest, I didn't even know it really happened The advertising and hoopla seemed to be almost non existent this year, well to me it was. I did hear one couple I know went out for dinner yet still had over a two hour wait! Oh well, for those dead set Valentiners if you missed it I'm sure it will be back next year bigger and better.
I know that all over the world there is different and crippling weather all the time. I would be remiss if I do not mention that everyone up here in the Great White North that are accustomed to winter, our hearts are going out to the Southern US that got walloped by a snow storm not seen in a long, long, long time. Millions without power, which in turn has left the absence of heat and water to so many. Burst pipes, people dying of carbon monoxide poisoning from burning just about anything to try to keep warm . We know that you are not used to this, but our hearts, our minds and our wallets are open to you all . If I could give anyone out there one known rule from Canada, when it gets really cold out, open every tap to a tiny trickle. This should prevent freezing of incoming and outgoing pipes. Nothing worse to make it though the cold and start to see some warming, and have all your pipes burst.
Shall we move onto some more happy news brought to you by the GA News Blog?
First thing first though. As you all know that we switched to a new format and a new contributor to the Ask an Author Feature. We would ask that everyone that might have a favourite story, to craft 3 questions and send them to Aaron @astone2292. Then he can build up some months of upcoming features! Your help will make sure the popular feature continues on.
Cia dropped in for a couple of days and on Monday brought us the February Classic Author Feature:
Then she was back on Wednesday with the Classic Author Excerpt:
On Thursday, Renee was in to remind us that we have a little over a month to get in our Spring Anthologies. As as bonus she looked back at a previous submitted entry:
When Wayne the prompt guru arrived on Friday, he had a couple of new prompts for us all:
Comicality dropped back in on Saturday for another great Article. If you are a established, novice or maybe thinking about being an author, check out these great articles.
Did you add to your vocabulary this week? It still isn't too late! Check out these words that Myr brought to us all this week:
Before we look at upcoming blog opportunities and Promoted Authors offerings, here is last week's goals:
- 2021 Anthology #1 Top Theme 1 - On The Road - Due by April 1st, 2021
- 2021 Anthology #1 Top Theme 2- Forbidden - Due by April 1st, 2021
- 2021 Anthology #1 Pot Luck Themes - Due by April 1st, 2021
Pot Luck Themes
But Wait; There’s More - Through a Glass Darkly - Of Gods and Monsters - It Takes All Kinds - Darkness Falls
Boys of the Hills - You Wouldn’t Understand - On the Beach - Great Balls of Fire - Laughter, the Best Medicine
Ozark Rumors - The Tracks - National Park - The Warmest Color - A Visitation - New Moon
Turn Back Time - Chiaroscuro - Jump Ship - King of Eighteen - Up!
- Anthology 101 - In the Anthology Forum. Everything you need to know about GA Anthologies
Ask an Author
- Ask an Author 3.0 - Submit a story you like and 3 questions you would like to ask the author about. Send them to @astone2292 and @Renee Stevens **Please Submit so Aaron can have a bank of stories and questions**
On Fire by Cia *Premium*
Ancalagon by Cia
Cadet by Carlos Hazday
Double Concerto by Parker Owens
Gap Year by Mark Arbour
Headstall's Reflections by Headstall
My Only Escape by Comicality
On The Outside by Comicality
Phases of Moon by Mann Ramblings
Picture Me And You by Comicality
Broken - A Camp Refuge Story by Wayne Gray
The Cockney Canuck by Dodger
The Prince and His Royal Guard by lilansui
Don't forget.... Read, Write, and REVIEW!!!