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Into the Mind of God: Chapter 20 by norm_dplume, Aug 21, 2014
Amber Eyes.: Chapter 17 by Mariana Reuter, Aug 21, 2014
Beyond Paradise: Chapter 40 by denisef, Aug 21, 2014
The Pendragon Book II: Son of the Enduring Oak: Chapter 22 by Rebecca Vaughn, Aug 20, 2014
How Little We Know: Chapter 29 by jack the knife, Aug 20, 2014
Over My Dead Body: Chapter 46 by James R. Callan, Aug 19, 2014
MISGUIDED TRUST (working title): Chapter 4 by crazeesharon, Aug 19, 2014
Stealing Christmas: Chapter 9 by GrayWitch, Aug 19, 2014
The Pendragon Book II: Son of the Enduring Oak: Chapter 21 by Rebecca Vaughn, Aug 19, 2014
Black Pony Adventures, collection of short stories: Chapter 8 by MrsPiddles, Aug 19, 2014
Stealing Christmas: Chapter 8 by GrayWitch, Aug 19, 2014
Aloha Spirit: Chapter 3 by Ann Walters, Aug 19, 2014
Sister Margaret's One Big Lie: Chapter 4 by linda lee, Aug 18, 2014
First Transcendation of Time rewrite: Chapter 48 by Sheriff Norm, Aug 18, 2014
Beyond Paradise: Chapter 39 by denisef, Aug 17, 2014
His Game Of Chess by mikejackson1127, Aug 18, 2014
Seamless Breath by Odin Roark, Aug 17, 2014
Formula-Happiness by Odin Roark, Aug 16, 2014
Home of Homes by Odin Roark, Aug 16, 2014
DUST LIGHTLY by Wilma Bailey, Aug 15, 2014
Today's Whispered Blink by Odin Roark, Aug 14, 2014
Save a Place by TirzahLaughs, Aug 13, 2014
Sunless Flowers Never Open (revisited...reluctantly) by Odin Roark, Aug 13, 2014
The Fisher King (Poem) by TirzahLaughs, Aug 12, 2014
Creation's Dance Card (a dedication) by Odin Roark, Aug 11, 2014
THE SMOKING JACKET by rlvs, Aug 10, 2014
Fleas by tallow, Aug 9, 2014
The Itch by Odin Roark, Aug 8, 2014
Just A Matter Of Time by Odin Roark, Aug 7, 2014
Red Nosed Circus by Odin Roark, Aug 3, 2014
Short Stories
The Ghost Pirates (Book Review) by tallow, Aug 20, 2014
Take Me. I'm Free. by Odin Roark, Aug 20, 2014
The Sun Road by warren burrows, Aug 17, 2014
Insomniac's Blog #three 8/17/14 When It Rains It Pours... by dagnee, Aug 17, 2014
HE WANTS YOU! by mikejackson1127, Aug 15, 2014
Mara and Ingrid (Part 1) (Revised) by Michelle8, Aug 14, 2014
Mara and Ingrid (Part 2) (Revised and very, very short) by Michelle8, Aug 14, 2014
Robin W. Joins the Others by mswriter, Aug 13, 2014
Beer Neck Flower (Short story version) by Odin Roark, Aug 12, 2014
Speaking Of Death by mikejackson1127, Aug 10, 2014
Lessons by Odin Roark, Aug 9, 2014
A BOY'S BEST FRIEND by rlvs, Aug 9, 2014
MOVIE REVIEW (kind of) by John Hamler, Aug 9, 2014
A Remembered Day by Erndog, Aug 8, 2014
Jack (A short story) by warren burrows, Aug 8, 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.



theNextBigwriter Rankings

Novel Rankings as of: 01:29 AM, 08/21/14


2. A Gypsy Among Gypsies by Nathan B. Childs

3. The Guardians: Witch Child by LouLou S

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

5. This Time You Lose by Chris Stralyn

6. Good at Dying by Memphis Trace

7. The Sincerest Form of Flattery by jack the knife

8. Dead Girls Never Shut Up by Susan Stec

9. Reconstruction Days by Nathan B. Childs

10. Executive Samurai by Dur Shacho

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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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