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Graeme last won the day on May 6 2018

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  1. Please join the Author Promotion Team in congratulating Mrsgnomie as GA's newest Signature Author! While Mrsgnomie has only been a member of GA for three years, in that time she's written some very popular stories including Boss Nanny and Tied up in Knotts. If you want to check out her stories, please visit her author page. It's definitely worth a visit! Congratulations Mrsgnomie on your well deserved promotion.
  2. I have been struggling to work out what to say ever since I learnt what had happened. I have come to the conclusion that sometimes there's nothing that can be said to fully express how you feel.... RIP Wayne
  3. Graeme

    Torn in Two

    Thank you! Unfortunately, not everyone learns acceptance as they grew older, but the ones that do are special...
  4. I'm currently 57, and I'm not letting you get past that, at least not this time. Back to the start, everyone!
  5. Graeme

    Chapter 18

    Friends can still put their foot in their mouth at times, even if their hearts are in the right place
  6. Graeme

    Chapter 17

    It's still a possibility I know from personal experience how much of a habit it is to look in one direction and automatically start to step on the road if you don't see anything...only to have jump back when a vehicle shoots past from the other direction.
  7. Graeme

    Chapter 11

    There's also the possibility that she's okay with becoming pregnant. There's nothing that clearly states that she didn't want the baby. It sounds like the boyfriend didn't get a say in the matter, though, since she was trying to separate herself from him despite being pregnant.
  8. There's a lot of variation in how Australians speak, so as long as you get the cultural basics right, you'll be okay. For example, Australians don't have cell phones, we have mobile phones. It's that sort of thing you have to get right. Otherwise, we get so much American and British TV, most things that would be common to either country would be fine. Speech-wise, a lot of Australians will leave off the "the" when talking about places like schools or hospitals. "He's at school. She's in hospital." Some plurals/singulars are reversed compared to American speech patterns: Math/Maths, sport/sports. Oh, and we tend to use a lot of contractions when we speak. Good luck!
  9. Graeme

    Chapter 16

    It's never too late to comment I hope you continue to enjoy the series!
  10. My favourite acronym is TLA which stands for Three Letter Acronym. The reason it's my favourite is because TLA is a TLA... Another interesting acronym from the computer industry is GNU, which stands for GNU is Not Unix (a recursive definition).
  11. Graeme

    To Catch A Leopard

    Alex may not be a popular character at first glance, but given what you know of Tony, the fact that Tony is still friends with him says something. Is it that Tony is just a pushover, or is there more to Alex than is apparent? I'll leave it you to decide
  12. Please join myself and the Author Promotion Team in congratulating @Wayne Gray in becoming GA's newest Promising Author. Wayne joined GA in February 2019, bringing with him a wonderful collection of stories. Not only did he post those previously written stories, but he's continued to add new stories and poetry while he's been a member. Check out Ash and Ember for a story about someone down on their luck, but too proud to accept charity, or Camp Refuge about the creation of a camping ground that's full of wonderful people. Browse through Wayne's collection and I'm sure you'll find something you love! You can find all of Wayne's stories and poems at his author page, so settle back and have fun reading the fruits of our newest Promising Author! Congratulations, Wayne!
  13. Graeme

    Chapter 19

    I don't think you're wrong... We're all vulnerable to others' opinions, especially when we're teenagers.
  14. Used appropriate, trigger warnings have a minimal impact on the reader experience and can help those who are negatively impacted by some types of events. We can't (and shouldn't) cater for everything, but the list Cia gave above covers the main topics. In my opinion, content warnings are slightly different to trigger warnings. I put trigger warnings in my stories for the rare situations where I feel I could trigger a PTSD reaction. I don't use content warnings except at the high level, because, to be honest, if someone doesn't like something, they can just stop reading. It's the ones who have an involuntary reaction to reading certain events that I worry about, not someone who is fussy about what they read. To cater for those, I use tags and the story description. That should be enough for them to decide if they want to start reading my story or not. Used in moderation, warnings can be helpful, but anything taken too far can be counterproductive. My favourite example is water. It's fine in small and even medium doses, but too much can kill -- it's called drowning.
  15. Wishing your dad all the best, @wildone. This is a tough time for a lot of people
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