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  1. Yes, OK, insert your own joke here and lets get it over with I'm currently posting an old story of mine (Cal) which I wrote a year or two ago, and each chapter is usually ~4000 words. I've noticed that many stories posted here have shorter chapters than this, which is interesting only because stories I am working on more recently (and yes, they will be posted on GA I promise) are tending to have even longer chapters. So my question is essentially; as a reader, do you care how long a chapter is? Sam
  2. I’m writing this for all GA writers. This site has a large member base. Many of them may have a disability. Their needs are met by accessibility features. Which is found in computer hardware and software. Being blind, I depend on a screen reader. This literally reads everything on a page. From top to bottom. I can read by character, word, sentence, paragraph. a screen reader allows me to enjoy all the wonderful GA stories, but it’s not a perfect product. Every author has their own style and format. Which is great. Makes us all unique. There’s a big drawback that a screen reader
  3. How Do I Use Chapter Text Controls? One of the most important aspects to our Stories software is allowing members to make the reading window fit their need for reading. Whether that is to adjust the text size, the contrast, the indents or the width of the text window. Here are the controls: Text size should be obvious here. The green highlight, as shown here, means that the current text is larger than the default text. If you have no highlight, then you have default text size. If you have A- highlighted, then your text size is set smaller than default.
  4. I pose a question for you guys. Something I've pondered with recent GA offerings, and upcoming birthday. As I get older, and farther from my younger years... My reading has matured. Maturing writing as well. I crave more adult stories like Changes, and Dissonance. Among other greats I've read. Often inundated with another teen offering. Do you find yourselves wanting more mature stories. Are your characters and themes in writing maturing as you do?
  5. When I was a little nipper, I didn’t care much for reading. I was more about climbing trees, playing sports and fishing. Sitting still and reading wasn’t really on my agenda. In fact school and reading were way, way down on my list of priorities. My grades showed it. I wasn’t an idiot. I just wasn’t interested or connected. My grandmother noticed and she used her grandmotherly skills on me. She started reading the Hobbit to me aloud on rainy winter days. I’m not sure why exactly but it clicked in my head. I did get interested and engaged. She could only read for just so long. If I
  6. How do I access a story to read on Gay Authors? Click "Stories" on the red menu to bring you to the Stories Archive Click on the Title of the story to bring you to the table of contents Click on "First Chapter" to the bottom right of the description box Or scroll down further and select chapter you wish to start at.
  7. This week I wanted to talk about the reading formats we are providing for everyone. This is a work in progress as we continue to fix bugs and tweak how the final version will look. First up, this is the default of what you'll see the first time you go to read a story (though with slightly larger font then default): There are 4 things members can control here, and the system will remember your settings on the PC. Font Size. You can go up and down a nonsensical amount. Default size is indicated by white background on both + and -. If the background is green then you are either larger or sma
  8. The BBC are currently hosting a Desert Island Books series (format stolen from their incredible and long running Radio 4 show Desert Island Discs) as part of a Reading for Pleasure month. In this they are asking world famous authors (Marian Keyes, Jilly Cooper etc) to chose and talk about their 6 favourite and most influential books – the ones they would take to be stranded with on a deserted island. In the radio version you get to have The Complete Works of William Shakespeare and The Bible (for our purposes, I feel that any religious text of your choice will be an excellent substitute) grat
  9. Lady Luck is smiling, and A Rescued Life is featured on GA's CSR Feature. I'm excited!! Do read, and on November 30th, let's meet on GA's Blog. I will spend my time over on GA's CSR blog reading what everyone thinks of this story, and won't mind having a chat about everything and nothing, and all...candid and epic conversations all accepted. See you then!
  10. Is it possible that if you drink a bit heavily that you concentrate more on what you are reading or would you loose any focus and struggle reading anything, much the same as with drinking and driving?
  11. I am just now starting chapter 10 of DK's " Waiting for the Sign. " Such a good story with its sarcastic humor and other bits that make it fun to read. Looking forward to reading more of this and his other stories on this site. I have really enjoyed the stories I have read so far here.
  12. Thought it might be fun to discuss off-site reading. I'm changing my diet to include more "standard" reading. I've indulged in too much paperback pulp over the last year and need to train my literary eye a bit. Finishing up: Tiger Heron, by my old prof Robin Becker. Spare, lovely meditations on aging. Currently stalled in: Stay: A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It by Jennifer Michael Hecht. It's a discussion of how to form an ethical standard for suicide prevention that's not anchored in religion. I got a bit bored by the classical grounding but am going back.
  13. My PC monitor isn't built to read something super long. It's for photo editing, so the resolution is high which makes text super small (no I won't increase text size because it screws up format). There is a story I want to read and the chapter is just long enough that it's not going to work, so I have to resort on my iPodTouch (that's my main reading medium actually, stories on Kindle). But the thing you see, I tried to browse GA under Safari, it's really hard to find the specific story because I don't know how to move around.... Authors are arranged by names and only navigation is prev an
  14. Ok so just a general question for you, when it comes down to writing/reading do you do it listening to anything, or do you need complete silence to get the mental juices flowing? And if you do choose something to listen to while your imagination puts words on paper, what is it that works best for you? To kick off, I'll let you into what I do. If I am researching I like to have silence as I find it easier to store the information I'm taking in. If I am writing, I love to have quiet chill out music, something cool like Enya or similar quietly on in the background. When I'm
  15. I think there is a definite lack of information about the less technical and more practical side for writers who are publishing to the web (on places like GA too), I set about to change this and have started to write this guide. I hope it will be of use for some of you. Guide for online published stories, Part 1 Wordpress / Blogspot Guide for online published stories, Part 2 Wordpress / Blogspot This is the list of topics: Writing: 1. publishing 2. Description of the story, blurb, summary 3. Narration, tenses and grammar 4. Dialogue 5. Setting and talking heads 6.
  16. My goodness. The journey has at least come to an end. It's suprising the amount of things that different fanfiction writers got right. Albus Severus Potter. Hell of a name for a son, eh? I couldn't beleive the number of deaths. Something else!! Bravo!
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