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Weekly Wrap Up (May 5 - May 11)
So what's up with Gay Author News this week?

On Monday, Cia brought us a new CSR feature for the Merry Merry Month of May ♪♪:

Wednesday we has a reveal of the last Author Guess Who. Whooo are you, who who who who ♪♪:

Friday, Wayne dropped in with a prompt or two (I'm at a lost for a song for this one  )
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Weekly Wrap Up (Apr. 28 - May 4)
So what is going on in your neck of the woods? I guess I get to say 'May the fourth be with you', as technically in my time zone, the west coast of N.A and S.A and Hawaii, it is still Saturday With the first of May past us, I just wonder when spring will start here Snow, snow go away and to down to Australia today

Oh, before I forget Everyone should take note of the upcoming deadline to get their Anthologies in. 10 days and counting!!
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Weekly Wrap Up (Apr. 21 - Apr. 27)
Anthologies
2019 Spring Anthology: In the Stars - Due May 15th
2019 Spring Anthology: Snapped  - Due May 15th

Blog Opportunities
Ask An Author: Send your questions for your favorite authors to @Carlos Hazday (no questions = no Ask An Author)
Story Recommendations:  Open to all GA authors & readers. PM your recommendation and why you recommend it to a Site Admin.
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Weekly Wrap Up (Apr.14 - Apr.20)
Looking back at the GA Weekly Blog this week...
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Weekly Wrap Up (Mar 31. - Apr 6)
So Spring is here! Sports is underway for starting their seasons or finishing them off. As I know a few follow sports and others probably come here to ignore them , I shall not say no more  LOL.

Monday, Cia introduced us to an all new CSR Feature for the month:


Tuesday, although not really a Tech Tuesday post, Myr did share with us an update on the editor and spacing:


Then on the first Wednesday of April, Carlos returned with an all new GA reader favourite of Ask An Author #2:


Friday, Wayne dropped by and decided to give us a couple of new prompts for you to wrap your head, and fingers, around.


Saturday, or as it is now known, Comsie Day, he brought us another great Article:

Anthologies

2019 Spring Anthology: In the Stars - Due May 15th
 


2019 Spring Anthology: Snapped  - Due May 15th





Blog Opportunities

Ask An Author: Send your questions for your favorite authors to @Carlos Hazday (no questions = no Ask An Author)

Story Recommendations:  Open to all GA authors & readers. PM your recommendation and why you recommend it to a Site Admin.

Guess the Author: Open to all GA authors. PM @Renee Stevens to participate.

3 Story Promo: Open to all GA Authors. PM @Renee Stevens to participate.

Author Interview: Open to all GA Authors. PM @Renee Stevens to participate.

Favorite Self-Written Story: Open to all GA authors. PM @Renee Stevens to participate.

Story Recommendations:  Open to all GA authors & readers. PM @Renee Stevens to participate.

Questions & Answers: Open to all GA authors, readers, and editors. Visit the thread and PM @Renee Stevens to participate.

Reader Recommended: Recommend a completed Poem/Story/Series for a short blurb at the end of the Weekly Wrap Up and PM @wildone to share your favourite stories.

Premium Updates:

A Leg to Stand On by Valkyrie *Premium*

Classic Updates:

A Mourning Storm by Ronyx

Rich Boy: Growing Pains by dkstories

Terre Nouvelle by Mike Arram

The Castaway Hotel: Next Generation Book 3 by Bill W

Signature Updates:

Adrift by Mann Ramblings

April Musings by Valkyrie

Aria Graice by Nephylim

Cozy Contemplations by Headstall

Denied by Cia

Disasters, Delights and Other Detours by Parker Owens

GFD: Children Of Sunset by Comicality; Book 0 of GFD: Children Of Sunset

GFD: High Jinx by Comicality

Kabal by aditus; Book 3 of The King's Mate

Limerick's loony bin and other crazy sh% by aditus

Lonely Pride by Cynus

One Hundred and Fifty-Five Sonnets by AC Benus; Book 5 of Verse

Zero to Hero, a Guide by AC Benus

Promising Updates:

Georgetown: Goodnight, My Angel by Carlos Hazday

Keep Quiet by albertnothlit

 

**Reader Recommended**

 

Recommended by @Timothy M.
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Visually Speaking
One element of storytelling that really makes a difference when writing is the ability to immerse your readers into the world that you are trying to create. Now, that pretty much goes without saying, of course...but one thing that I’ve learned over time is that this immersion works better when there’s a balance between ‘imagination’ and ‘information’. I hope I’m saying that right. Let me explain...
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Climaxes
It’s the weekend again! So...let’s talk about climaxes!
 
Wait! Not THAT kind of climax! Stay out of the gutter! Geez!
 
We’re talking about story story climaxes.
 
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Big update to the underlying software, be sure to check out the details here.
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Writer Inspiration
One thing that I can tell you about my own writing muse is this...
 
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As a few authors might have noted, there was some cause for concern earlier this week in regards to unsolicited commercial interest in some GA authors' stories. We have shut that down, hopefully for good as the so-called author/eBook producer has pulled their content from sale as well, but I will be continuing to monitor content for a while to see if they pop back up again with any stories that have GA content in them stolen from the site. Which is what I'm here to talk about today... We don't just have the mod queue to protect from plagiarism happening when authors post new content on the site. I also help authors whose content has been stolen and posted elsewhere, either for free or for profit. I've issued takedown notices on behalf of the site and, unfortunately, a whopping 5 different times for my own content...
 
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Weekly Wrap Up (July 08 - July 14th)
Hopefully, you all are enjoying your summer or winter depending on your locale. No matter what the season, GA will be here with informative articles and activities for you all year long!
 
 
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I know a lot of people have been looking forward to the release of the Spring Anthology. Luckily, the wait is over! Nine new stories have now been released for your enjoyment. I hope you find something you enjoy and don't forget to leave the author's a review to let them know what you think of their work! Thank you to all the Authors and their teams, the Anthology Proof Team for giving the stories a final polish, and Mann Ramblings for the Anthology banner! A special thank you to Valkyrie who took over pairing authors with members of the proof team. Thank you!!
 
 
 
 

 
It Was Supposed to be a One-Night Stand
JayT
 
An Accidental Clarity
Menzoberranzen
 
No Escape
Puppilull
 
Feeling Blue
Timothy M.
 
 
 

 
Life's Decisions
northie
 
Touch
CassieQ
 
Ace
Valkyrie
 
Disco Camping
jfalkon
 
The Sphinx
CarlHoliday
 
 
 
 
2018 Spring Anthology Support Team
 
Anthology Coordinator
Renee Stevens
 
Tech Support
AJ
Myr
 
Proof Team
Cia
Rec
Valkyrie
craftingmom
Parker Owens
 
Anthology Banner Creation
Mann Ramblings
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Anthology Flashback: Fall 2010 - No Going Back
Anthology Flashback: Fall 2010 - No Going Back


 
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Anthology Flashback: Summer 2010 - Out of This World
This week's Anthology flashback is from Summer of 2010.  The theme is Out of This World:

Our authors really appreciate it when you read and review!  Would you mind taking the time to review a few of these stories?
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Ask an Author 2.0 - #6
And we’re back. Sometimes I wish a few of my favorite GA authors were still around. I have questions about what inspired them to write a particular story, how they decided on locations, or even how they settled on a character’s name. Unfortunately, those I’d most be interested in asking aren’t around these days.
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Anthology Flashback: Spring 2010 - I'd Never Do That
This week's Anthology flashback brings back to Spring 2010 - I'd Never Do That!
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Promoting Your Work
For this article, I want all of you reading this to take your loving, sweethearted, humble, nature...all of your shyness and all of your shame...crumple it up and toss it over your shoulder! Because, for the next few minutes, we need to be a full blown 'ego machine'! Period!
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Foreshadowing
I believe that one of the biggest tricks you can ever hope to pull off in writing a story is the art of foreshadowing, which is a LOT more challenging than you might think it is. This is due to the fact that you have to be able to set up a series of major events in advance...without letting your readers know what those events are ahead of time. In fact, you don't even want your audience to know that you're doing it at all until you get the pleasure of landing that 'zing' moment upon them later on. It's one of literature's most impressive magic tricks! And hopefully, this little piece will help you to effectively pull it off without a hitch.
 
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Author Promo: northie
Wow, it's been a while since we've done an author promo. This month we're taking a look at northie. Northie was asked to pick three stories and answer the three questions: What gave you the idea for this story? What was your favorite thing about writing this story? & Please tell us something about this story that is not already in the description. If you would like to do an author promo for the blog, please check out the blog feature opportunities thread. Now, let's take a look at what northie has for us.
in the cell who opens up his heart and mind over the course of one night.
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Featured Story: Predator Prey
Well, we're at the start of another week and this week we are going to look at a story written by Parker Owens called "Predator Prey". If you like what spikey has to say in the review, why not go check out the story and leave the author a review! Also, if you've read a story you've enjoyed lately, and would like to see it featured in the GA News Blog, simply shoot me a PM and send me a review. I'm always looking for reviews.
 
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Love Rivals
What would an involving and engaging story be without some sort of conflict written into it? And what could possibly be a bigger conflict in a romantic/erotic story than a direct rival for the love and affections of the boy of your protagonist's dreams, right? Here he is, making all the right moves, saying all the right things...and here comes some drop-dead gorgeous stranger to throw a monkey wrench in the whole works and screw it up for everybody involved! Arrrgh!!! How upsetting is that?
 
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Getting Motivated
Sometimes...the hardest, most unbelievably difficult, part of any story...is the first five paragraphs!
Find out more in this week's writing tip from Comicality!
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It's time for another Anthology Flashback!  This time, we are going back 10 years to Spring 2008.
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Losing Work And Starting Over
It is, quite possibly, the WORST feeling in the world to have poured your heart and soul into a project...ALL of your emotion...ALL of your creative energy...only to have some kind of crazy computer glitch just 'zap' it right out of existence forever. Gone. Never to be seen again. The experience is heartbreaking!
Check it out!
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Recently, site staff has been reviewing stories on GA, and we’ve come across a few things that we need your help to fix!
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