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  1. After enjoying Double Concerto, I went back to look at Parker Owens' other stories and found a gem: https://gayauthors.org/story/parker-owens/atoz/ Engrossing. Well constructed. Fine writing.
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    After five chapters, this NIfty story is showing well. https://www.nifty.org/nifty/gay/adult-friends/kismet/kismet-1.html
  3. While Nifty has become a bit of a desert with regard to good stories, this fine one is an exception. https://www.nifty.org/nifty/gay/beginnings/one-chance
  4. This is a story that reaches the top of my all-time-best list. There is excellent character development and growth. It is well written, and it is absorbing. I can't recommend it highly enough. https://gayauthors.org/story/parker-owens/double-concerto/
  5. Consider me interested. I do editing/proofing for Cole Parker and edited Nigel Gordon's latest, Living With Johnny. I was concerned that the follow-on to Johnny would start soon, but it won't be ready until late summer. 

    I have time now, and if you would send me a chapter (preferably in Word format), I will return an edited copy back. We can thus test for compatibility. 

    My email is vwl1999 at keptprivate.com.

    rec aka vwl

    1. Altimexis


      Dear rec,

      Thanks for your offer! I've divided my manuscript into thirteen parts of a few chapters each, the first being the longest at 50k words. I'd rather keep the parts intact as this is how I will end the files to my longtime editor, David of Hope. The files are just a bit longer than can be sent through this forum, however. Would it be okay for me to send the first file to the email address above? Edit as much of it as you want, but the first part is probably the best way to see if we're compatible.


      Steve (aka Altimexis)

  6. I read Any Day based on a GA recommendation and continued on with Naked Calendar. Both are well done, engaging without an obtrusive sex presence and have likeable characters. https://gayauthors.org/story/lomax61/any-day/ https://gayauthors.org/story/lomax61/naked-calendar/
  7. This short story is worth reading. It is well written, has characters of interest and is nicely plotted. https://www.nifty.org/nifty/gay/beginnings/a-chorus-directors-dilemma Send the author a note if you like it.
  8. Another sweet love story from Marin Guistinian http://www.nifty.org/nifty/gay/beginnings/light
  9. Miles from Home is a nicely written, well paced story. So far, it is very enjoyable. http://www.niftyarchive.info/nifty/gay/college/miles-from-home/ Let the author know if you like it.
  10. I just tried this. You can copy a chapter [be sure to leave out the comments] and paste it into a Word document and change the font size to whatever. A bit cumbersome, but it works. rec aka vwl
  11. Rarely do I find a story as good as The Acquittal https://gayauthors.org/story/jdonley75/the-acquittal/ It is extremely well constructed with nice plot twists, has vivid characters, has moments of high emotion and is well written (but needing some editing, says I, the editor). It is one story that can pull me away from my latest mystery writer--that being currently Kendra Elliott. If you like the story, please let the author know and tell him or her that the recommendation came from Awesome Dude.
  12. In the course of editing, I had to figure out how much three fingers of Macallan 86 was worth, so I searched for a bottle price on the internet. Three fingers would be worth about $4,000.
  13. vwl


    Marin Giustinian has produced a sweet, though oversexed, three-chapter story. http://www.nifty.org/nifty/gay/beginnings/tuscany/
  14. I find Marin Giustinian's stories engaging, including this new one: http://www.niftyarchive.info/nifty/gay/beginnings/rainbow-angel/ Let the author know if you like it, as well.
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    Electricity by M

    After a hiatus, Electricity has reemerged. I continue to recommend it.
  16. The story is starting to ramble a bit much, unfortunately, about Chapter 12.
  17. vwl


    http://www.nifty.org/nifty/gay/beginnings/threads Sorry.
  18. Following recommendation withdrawn; story descended into typical overdone sex: I usually skip over the Nifty High School Subsection, but I found a story that I sort of recommend. It's just a bit different (and the sex scenes are not frequent or overbearing, so far). It is: http://www.nifty.org/nifty/gay/highschool/coming-of-age-in-texas/ As usual, I urge you to let the author know if you like it.
  19. vwl


    Another well-done story by Marin Giustinian. If you like it, too, please send a note to the author, and if you like my recommendations, send one to me, as well. http://www.nifty.org/nifty/gay/beginnings/threads
  20. Marin Giustinian has produced another, good short story. http://www.nifty.org/nifty/gay/beginnings/of-light-and-life If you like it, let the author know, and if you like my recommendations such as this story, let me know.
  21. Marin Guistinian's new three part story has chakra as a background for an interesting tale. I'm not into chakra, so the story isn't as appealing to me as his others, but it is well-written, as usual. http://nifty.org/nifty/gay/beginnings/a-song-of-silence/ Please send the author a note when you've read it.
  22. vwl


    Another nice story by Marin Guistinian: http://www.niftyarchive.info/nifty/gay/beginnings/dawn/
  23. On gayauthors.org, there is a well done, gripping short story by Meeko. Recommended (despite the need for some editing, says the editor me). https://gayauthors.org/story/meeko/notthistime/1
  24. On gayauthors.org, there is a well done, gripping short story by Meeko. Recommended (despite the need for some editing, says the editor me). https://gayauthors.org/story/meeko/notthistime/1
  25. On gayauthors.org, there is a well done, gripping short story by Meeko. Recommended (despite the need for some editing, says the editor me). https://gayauthors.org/story/meeko/notthistime/1
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