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    • By Cia in Featured Stories 1
      Holy cannoli! November is over! The holiday season is upon us, but first we must enjoy and discuss this month's featured story, Amafi Coast by CLJobe. Did you get a chance to read it? Share your thoughts below, or just enjoy my interview with this month's featured author! 
      Are you a person who makes their bed in the morning, or do you not see much point?
      Since I am in bed, 100 percent of the time, I have a care giver who helps to change my bed.
      What is something most people don’t know about you?
      Besides being an old man, I have a degree in Chemical Engineering and I am a Registered Engineer. I owned my own company when I retired which allowed me to travel in Europe
      What’s one location you’d love to go to research for a story?
      Ireland, I fell in love with that country and the people I interacted with.
      What brought you to GA?
      I had been reading a lot of stories and by chance found GA.
      Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
      I’ve based my writing on my experiences, traveling and meeting different people. There is a little of myself in all of my writings.
      Did you need to research any of the legal information about wills or adoption for the story?
      No, I make assumptions and since my stories are fiction, there is no need tone 100 percent accurate.
      How did you decide on the setting for Amalfi Coast?
      I traveled in Italy, being of Italian descendent, I found that area of Italy very enticing. And I did spell it wrong, my readers corrected me.
      Who is your favorite character in the story? Do you relate more to Thomas or Geno?
      I think at my age I would relate more to Thomas, although I found Geno a loving young man.
      What is your favorite scene in Amalfi Coast? 
      Would you like to share some of your current or upcoming work with readers?
      Yes, I am currently working on a story about a young man with a goal of providing sanctuary for boys and girls. Similar to my current story.
    • By wildone in Writing Tips 1
      Wow, what a busy week here at the GA News Blog. I should have started this earlier so I could have it maybe done by midnight local time. It is already 11:30 😮 
      So without large flashing lights and sirens, maybe an announcer with a mike dropped down for the rafters like at a boxing match (I believe he was busy with the Mike Tyson match ), we will be a bit more subtle today in the Weekly Update. So here it goes, we have two days left to get your edited copy for the Fall Anthology into the Anthology Proof (No, I did not say poof  ) Team, so they can review and then with Renee collaborate to have  release dates. Please see the announcement below for Wednesday's Blog.
      So, what all happened this week, you ask?
      Let's start things off a little different. Why don't we look at some of the words that Myr brought us all on the Word of the Days:
      Now back to our usually scheduled Monday, where our great GA Review Team, including @aditus, did up another great review:
      Then on Wednesday, Renee posted an Anthology Reminder to remind everyone to get your stories in :
      Usually we would be finishing off the week with a couple of Staff prompts, one by the lovely Cia, the other by some schmuck :
      But it wasn't!  Myr dropped in on Saturday to let us know that the GA Writing Tip Blog is back! Many writers have used and learned from these. Make sure to check them out! A lot are done by long standing and prolific Authors here at GA.
      Lastly, here are last weeks results on the Story Goals:

      Oh, I nearly forgot 😮 One reader of the blog suggested to me to maybe repost the blog on the Can't Stop Reading blog for the month, two or three weeks before the CSR Discussion Day. Now I know you technically have only 1 day to read,  but let's give it a try.
      Prompts
      Suggest a prompt(s) - Recommend a few prompts to be featured on Prompt Friday! PM @Renee Stevens and/or @wildone with your ideas. Anthologies
      2020 Fall Anthology - Shadows -  amended: Due by November 30th, 2020 2020 Fall Anthology - Bridges - amended: Due by November 30th, 2020 Anthology 101 - In the Anthology Forum. Everything you need to know about GA Anthologies Blog Opportunities
      Guess the Author: Open to all GA authors. PM @Renee Stevens or @wildone to participate
      Story Review: Send it in to @Renee Stevens or @Timothy M.
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