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Weekly Wrap Up!

Posted by , in Weekly Update 05 August 2012 · 625 views

Weekly Update

Well, our deadline for the big Novella Anthology "Secrets Can Kill" - has come and past. I can't wait until we all get to see what was submitted. I'm definitely looking forward to some new stories to read! AND - we have some new Anthology Announcements.


One of the joys of working on this daily GA News blog, is pulling out older stories that sometimes just don't get enough attention. We did that on Monday with Radiant Renee Stevens' review of Under the Mistletoe by Hosted Author DomLuka. This charming tale just shows how well Dom can craft short stories, in addition to his longer (and more well known) serial stories.


We then had a great Toss-up Tuesday entry on Premium Memberships - The Reasons Why. I liked what Renee had to write, but as usual, reader comments on the piece helped give even more information.


For our Author Showcase, we had a review of Almost, by Promising Author Faust as well as a review of Mind Games by Author Ieshwar. Great reviews that expose you to stories you might not have come across and help you see if you might have found a new gem to cherish.


For our Tip Thursday, Renee has started another two-part series, asking for input from various authors and compiling their responses. This time, it's "Breaking Through" - how do they get past writers' block. I love these compilations and again have to thank Podiumdavis for suggesting our first one.


Our Writing Prompts this week - very intriguing. One is a first line and the other is to write using a set of specific words. But the more I look at the two prompts, the more I wonder what someone could do by combining these two specific prompts... Take a look and see if you agree...


Finally, we had our Blast from the Past - and it was a great one, looking at an interview from the October 2006 newsletter with Kevin, aka AFriendlyFace.


So - how was your week?


Anthology Announcements:

  • Fall Anthology “Friends and Enemies – Due Sept 4th
  • Winter Anthology "Desperate Ends" - Due Dec 8th *NEW*
  • Special Mayan Tribute Anthology "End of the World" - Due Dec 14th *NEW*


In Premium this week:


Chosen of Honorus by Quonus10, Book 1 of Champions of The Gods


By our Hosted Authors this week:


Legacy by Altimexis, Book 29 of Naptown Tales


Paternity by Mark Arbour, Book 12 of Chronicles of An Academic Predator (CAP)


Odyssey by Mark Arbour, Book 6 of Bridgemont


Circumnavigation by C James


City Under the Waves by Nephylim


Untouchable by Comicality



By our Promising Authors this week:


Tower of High Sun by JMH, Book 1 of Of Sun, Moon, and Stars


Reach by CassieQ


The Prompt You Say! by comicfan



Have a great week everyone! Read, Write, REVIEW!!!

Gee, thanks. I've already finished my submission for the Winter Anthology, 'Desperate Ends,' and my story has already been edited. Oh well. I guess I could just post it as a short story, if you're going to change things.
It still might work Bill, I'm just ironing out the details of it.
Well thankfully I only got as far as my first draft on the winter antho :(
Okay, I have reedited the blog post. Winter Anthology will remain as originally planned.