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  1. Welcome to the Quickstart Story Posting Guide for Gay Authors. It is important that you spend the time to read this and the included links. Since Gay Authors allows authors to directly post their stories on our site, we necessarily have a more complex system then sites that just accept submissions via email. This guide was written to help speed you through our process. You must have an account on Gay Authors in order become an Author here. Register for free here: https://www.gayauthors.org/register/ Further help on this can be found here in our FAQ: https://www.gayauthors.org/faq/general/ Once you have an active account on Gay Authors, you must "purchase" the Author member group in the store You can find Authors here (You must be signed in to see this): Or you can find Poets here (You must be signed in to see this): Please select the group that will be primary for your posted works (Author group if you plan to write mostly stories or Poet group if you plan to write mostly Poetry) You can find more details on Authors in our FAQ located here: https://www.gayauthors.org/faq/authors/authors/ You now have posting privileges in the Gay Authors Stories Archive. As new Author, you are automatically going to be in the Moderation queue. It is very important that you understand our posting guidelines BEFORE you attempt to post. Read them now: Get your story ready to post Post your story: Posting new chapters. You are only allowed to post one new chapter per day (total, not just per story) while in the queue. Authors who have cleared the queue can post every 8 hours. This rule is in place to help both you and other authors. Stories are automatically announced as they post and flooding the system is considered abusing it. In addition, readers respond to authors much more frequently if they have a regular posting pattern and do not attempt to post all at once since readers also tend to only comment on the last chapter they read. Post a new chapter to an existing story: Join at least the Writer's Circle Club. There are a lot of author-specific topics there.
  2. The Tampa Chronicles series is a set of stories that are set in my hometown of Tampa, FL. Each story is built features a cast of characters that show family, love, and values. In the first book, A New Life and a New Home I introduce to you the small mother/son family of Jill and Chandon Bolton, and Chandon's boyfriend Brayon Hopper. In this story, Brayon is disowned by his parents, when he comes out as gay to them. It is the binding of the new family unit, that completes this short one chapter story. Interesting note: Chandon, Brayon, and Jill are all based on real-life friends from high school. I still talk to them occasionally. In book two, My Son you learn of the lives of Adam Smith and his estranged son, Robert Turner. Adam is a successful businessman in his own right, and after selling off several patents in medical devices, he moves back to Tampa. While setting up his new life, as a 38-year-old retiree, he gets a call from the Florida Department of Children and Families. The story follows the process of Adam meeting his son for the first time, and trials and tribulations they go through. You also meet Adam's longtime friend Duncan Isen, who admits he's Bisexual and has been in love with Adam since they were teens. Their budding relationship is secondary to the main story, much like Rob's relationship with Giles O'Sullivan. Book three, A Few Days in the Life of Jeremy Isen introduces a new character to the story. Jeremy is a freshman high school student who is an active practitioner in martial arts and photo-journalist. He's the son of Duncan's older brother Ian and his wife Debbie. The story follows shortly over events that happen during the last month of the school year, and the start of summer vacation. After the introduction of Jeremy to the story, the currently untitled fourth book will center around the core group of Adam, Duncan, Rob, Jeremy, Giles, Brayon, Chandon, and Jill. It will show their lives, and how they connect together. It will also include a look of my hometown of Tampa, FL through their eyes. The stories are told in a Deep-PoV style and will head-hop as necessary in order to give you the perspective of each of the characters, as they interact with each other.
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