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First Transcendation of Time rewrite: Chapter 43 by Sheriff Norm, Jul 23, 2014
Over My Dead Body: Chapter 39 by James R. Callan, Jul 22, 2014
Frozen Tide: Chapter 14 by Don_P_Chambers, Jul 22, 2014
The UNDESIRABLES:Full Blown Addictions of your everyday Super Heroes: Chapter 1 by vsworld, Jul 22, 2014
Reckoning at Ringold, Reminisces of an Oklahoma Law Man : Chapter 1 by allenl, Jul 22, 2014
The Oyster King -- Revised: Chapter 6 by S. Tennyson Taylor, Jul 22, 2014
Black Pony Adventures, collection of short stories: Chapter 1 by MrsPiddles, Jul 21, 2014
Beyond Paradise: Chapter 37 by denisef, Jul 21, 2014
Car Troubles, Revision 2: Chapter 26 by dome builder, Jul 21, 2014
Car Troubles, Revision 2: Chapter 24 by dome builder, Jul 21, 2014
Broken (The Raiford Chronicles #3): Chapter 10 by Janet Taylor-Perry, Jul 21, 2014
City Terrace: Chapter 5 by j p lundstrom, Jul 21, 2014
How Little We Know: Chapter 27 by jack the knife, Jul 21, 2014
The Oyster King -- Revised: Chapter 5 by S. Tennyson Taylor, Jul 21, 2014
The Olympic Superbowl: Chapter 1 by j p lundstrom, Jul 20, 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
Forever Chameleon (rewrite) by Odin Roark, Jul 17, 2014
BEARS by Wilma Bailey, Jul 15, 2014
Index Blinks by Odin Roark, Jul 13, 2014
Roiling Elan Vital by Odin Roark, Jul 13, 2014
Therapy: Words by TirzahLaughs, Jul 13, 2014
DREAMS OF BEING PERFECT by rlvs, Jul 13, 2014
Melting Clocks (revised) by Odin Roark, Jul 10, 2014
Short Stories
HEAVENS REVENGE ( Part two) by rlvs, Jul 22, 2014
THE LAST BIRTHDAY CAKE by rlvs, Jul 22, 2014
Insomniac's Blog #three7/21/14 How I Learned Not To Apologize For America by dagnee, Jul 21, 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
Wife and Mother (part 2 of 2) by skeptikoi, Jul 17, 2014
Wife and Mother (part 1 of 2) by skeptikoi, Jul 17, 2014
HAPPY DAYS by mikejackson1127, Jul 16, 2014
Pedro the Donkey Man by Sheriff Norm, Jul 16, 2014
BINGO by mikejackson1127, Jul 15, 2014
No Escape (3) by j p lundstrom, Jul 12, 2014
LOUD CONSPIRING WHISPERS.(ice cream man saga 22) by m w mccoy, Jul 12, 2014

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Member Spotlight Interview

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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Novel Rankings as of: 01:35 AM, 07/23/14

1. A Gypsy Among Gypsies by Nathan B. Childs

2. The Guardians: Witch Child by LouLou S

3. The Poppy Field: A Tale of Seduction by The Coffee Lady

4. This Time You Lose by Chris Stralyn

5. Good at Dying by Memphis Trace

6. The Sincerest Form of Flattery by jack the knife

7. Reconstruction Days by Nathan B. Childs

8. Executive Samurai by Dur Shacho

9. Tsiatko by Nathan B. Childs

10. The Reluctant Spy by sonny

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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.

My Writing Life

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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