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INCREDULOUS JOURNEY: Chapter 2 by kyla, Oct 31, 2014
The Legend of Draconis, Book II-Spirits' Desire: Daconis Calls the Heart: Chapter 55 by Janet Taylor-Perry, Oct 30, 2014
Glory Days: Chapter 2 by Nathan B. Childs, Oct 30, 2014
Autobiograffiti of Granville Rodrquez: Chapter 17 by Sheriff Norm, Oct 30, 2014
The Fruit of the Poisonous Tree: Chapter 27 by j p lundstrom, Oct 30, 2014
The Pendragon Book III: Son of the Mighty Alder: Chapter 20 by Rebecca Vaughn, Oct 30, 2014
Sister Margaret's One Big Lie: Chapter 17 by linda lee, Oct 30, 2014
How Little We Know: Chapter 36 by jack the knife, Oct 30, 2014
INCREDULOUS JOURNEY: Chapter 1 by kyla, Oct 30, 2014
Glory Days: Chapter 1 by Nathan B. Childs, Oct 30, 2014
Earthly Force: Chapter 13 by PByrd, Oct 29, 2014
Earthly Force: Chapter 12 by PByrd, Oct 29, 2014
Fall of the Guardians (Book Two of the Spirit Mage Saga): Chapter 4 by Judy Goodwin, Oct 29, 2014
Terra to Earth: Chapter 2 by Matthew Abelack, Oct 28, 2014
Game of Cones: Chapter 1 by seanwelsh, Oct 28, 2014
Tears Hitching Rides by Odin Roark, Oct 29, 2014
ALL OF THIS IS TRUE (Inheritance chapbook poem) by Wilma Bailey, Oct 19, 2014
Bus Stop Dreams by Odin Roark, Oct 14, 2014
Knowing Trust by Odin Roark, Oct 14, 2014
Rainy Day Watercolors by Odin Roark, Oct 11, 2014
LEAVINGS New version (Inheritance chapbook poem) by Wilma Bailey, Oct 10, 2014
Weary by Dan Philips, Oct 10, 2014
Dude, you're Dead by John Hamler, Oct 7, 2014
TISSUE PAPER by rlvs, Oct 5, 2014
EXTRACTION by brosna11, Oct 3, 2014
The 1% Evening Prayer by Odin Roark, Oct 3, 2014
Complacency (Unearthing) by Ethereal Angel, Oct 1, 2014
Carnivoricide...Again by Odin Roark, Oct 1, 2014
THE RAINSEEKERS (1st poem in Inheritance chapbook) by Wilma Bailey, Oct 1, 2014
Searching For the Perfect Wave by Nathan B. Childs, Sep 29, 2014
Short Stories
Sister Sophia Has a Leak Fixed by dagnee, Oct 31, 2014
The Shed by Nathan B. Childs, Oct 31, 2014
Samhain Night (Halloween Story) by tallow, Oct 31, 2014
Insomniac's Blog #three 10/28/14 TBTE by dagnee, Oct 28, 2014
Almost Nightfall by p lawrence, Oct 28, 2014
LIGHTING UP CHRISTMAS (part 1) by rlvs, Oct 25, 2014
The Price of Experience by amy s, Oct 23, 2014
Bring me the Countryside by ts, Oct 18, 2014
Fifteeen -Year-Old Boys by Nathan B. Childs, Oct 17, 2014
Mother and Child (Part One) by Michelle8, Oct 17, 2014
Mother and Child (Part Two) (revised ending) by Michelle8, Oct 17, 2014
MARY CARTER'S DILEMMA (part 2 ) by rlvs, Oct 16, 2014
MARY CARTER'S DILEMMA (part 1 of 2) by rlvs, Oct 15, 2014
'round My Neck by Odin Roark, Oct 11, 2014
" Not The Sweetest Day" by quasar, Oct 6, 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: 01:27 AM, 10/31/14


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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