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Conversations with Bogue: Chapter 2 by sonny, Jul 30, 2014
Conversations with Bogue: Chapter 1 by sonny, Jul 30, 2014
Autobiograffiti of Granville Rodrquez: Chapter 17 by Sheriff Norm, Jul 30, 2014
Book of Genesis: A Novel: Chapter 2 by GPyrenees, Jul 29, 2014
Terra to Earth: Chapter 8 by Matthew Abelack, Jul 28, 2014
An Unfortunate Death: Chapter 21 by deb, Jul 28, 2014
Black Pony Adventures, collection of short stories: Chapter 2 by MrsPiddles, Jul 28, 2014
Shock Me, a Purgatory novella #2: Chapter 8 by Susan Stec, Jul 28, 2014
The Pendragon Book II: Son of the Enduring Oak: Chapter 12 by Rebecca Vaughn, Jul 28, 2014
Reckoning at Ringold, Reminisces of an Oklahoma Law Man : Chapter 3 by allenl, Jul 28, 2014
FULL BLOWN ADDICTIONS: Chapter 2 by vsworld, Jul 28, 2014
Warpaint And Battle Hymns: A Ballad of the Bullet: Chapter 2 by vsworld, Jul 27, 2014
Reckoning at Ringold, Reminisces of an Oklahoma Law Man : Chapter 2 by allenl, Jul 27, 2014
REACTION TIME: Chapter 9 by R. M. Keegan, Jul 27, 2014
City Terrace: Chapter 6 by j p lundstrom, Jul 26, 2014
Wordsmithing Life's Trail by Odin Roark, Jul 29, 2014
Deaf...Once Again by Odin Roark, Jul 29, 2014
A Good Story by dagnee, Jul 29, 2014
Your Answer by Odin Roark, Jul 26, 2014
Punk Girl by TirzahLaughs, Jul 26, 2014
TASTING AUTUMN by rlvs, Jul 26, 2014
EYE CONTACT by Wilma Bailey, Jul 24, 2014
Empty Furnished Room by Odin Roark, Jul 23, 2014
Living Snapshots by Odin Roark, Jul 22, 2014
Sticks by Odin Roark, Jul 22, 2014
TANGLED UP IN BLUES by mikejackson1127, Jul 21, 2014
An Easel And A Wicked heART by vsworld, Jul 20, 2014
To Dory Previn by cyeote, Jul 19, 2014
THOUGHTS OF JOHN by rlvs, Jul 19, 2014
Pen Hovering Close by Odin Roark, Jul 18, 2014
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A Bit Of My Life by mikejackson1127, Jul 29, 2014
Insomniac's Blog #three7/29/14 The Misdirected Kindness of Strangers by dagnee, Jul 29, 2014
DINNER WITH PICASSO Part one (rewrite - try it you'll like it)) by rlvs, Jul 28, 2014
How Jacqueline Bouvier Changed the World by j p lundstrom, Jul 26, 2014
A MAN by mikejackson1127, Jul 26, 2014
THE HORRIBLE HANDS by mikejackson1127, Jul 25, 2014
MY GRANDMOTHER'S GARDEN Chapter one by rlvs, Jul 25, 2014
Thank The Bear by Bradley K. Hopkins, Jul 25, 2014
A Fairy Tale by mabel, Jul 23, 2014
HEAVENS REVENGE ( Part two) by rlvs, Jul 22, 2014
THE LAST BIRTHDAY CAKE by rlvs, Jul 22, 2014
THE FEASTING (Part two) by rlvs, Jul 20, 2014
THE FEASTING (Part one) by rlvs, Jul 20, 2014
Lumen and the Glow Sticks by Keen, Jul 20, 2014
The Blonde on the Beach by j p lundstrom, Jul 18, 2014

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Terry McDonald, Hard Road

Terry McDonald has written and published eight books, the most popular of which, Hard Road reached the Top 1,000 on Amazon. Many of his books were written in a tent, using a generator to power his laptop. Handy with tools and knife, Terry has created a series of books hugely popular amongst the "prepper" community.



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5. This Time You Lose by Chris Stralyn

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8. Dead Girls Never Shut Up by Susan Stec

9. Reconstruction Days by Nathan B. Childs

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The Cloud

The Cloud

In August 2013, the sun disappears over Las Vegas.

WorldMaker Media and iPOV Books proudly present The Cloud, a book of short stories by members of TheNextBigWriter. The book centers around a dark, ominous cloud that moves over Las Vegas and doesn't leave.

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Published Books by TheNextBigWriter Members

Static Mayhem

Static Mayhem , by Edward Aubry(Sherman_Bierce). On My 25th, nearly everyone in the world disappears. Winner of the 2008 Strongest Start Novel Competition.

The Coffee Diary

The Coffee Diary, by Caroline Kellems (The Coffee Lady). Two years after her father's brutal murder, Veronica returns to Guatemala to decide whether to sell her family's coffee farm.

Alzheimer Diary: A Wife's Journal

Alzheimer Diary: A Wife's Journal, by Michelle Montgomery (mishmont). "The doctor tells me I have Alzheimer's." The truth of my husband's words shook our world. This is my diary written for a time during the ten years of his spiral into another space.

What Scottland Taught Me by Molly Ringle

What Scottland Taught Me by Molly Ringle (lemonye) Fresh out of high school, Eva Sonneborn is headed to Scotland with her best friends. But when Eva meets Gil, a local bartender, she figures a little innocent flirting won't hurt her relationship with Tony, her ever-faithful boyfriend back home.


Fallen, by Ann Simko (Annie). Dr Dakota Thomas isn’t prepared for the gunshot victim that rolled through his emergency room doors. Winner of the 2007 Strongest Start Novel Competition.

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My Writing Life is comprised of ten winning stories from members of TheNextBigWriter. Across the world, millions of people write every day. Why do they do it?

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