I Lost a Friend Today

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I Lost a Friend Today
I lost a friend today.
I should feel sad,
But I don’t.

I lost a friend today.
I should be sad, 
But I am glad.

Words were exchanged,
And I held my own.
Words were exchanged,
And I held my own.

No matter who you are,
There is a time and a place.
Friends should support others.
Those closest to you should support you.
When they don’t it is time to remove them from your life.

Everyone in your boat may not be rowing for you, but against you.
As your success grows, their loyalty fades.
They would rather push you down, than see you succeed.

So today I lost a friend,
And I am happy!

But I wish it were easier to make and keep friends. 
Maybe there is something wrong with me.

Check out Nancy’s latest book:

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Nathan Masen-McCray (Indie Writer)

How we met?

I really enjoy reading works from other indie writers. Here is one that I have read. I met Nathan on Facebook. We were in the same Role Play group. And for those of you who do not know, written Role play is a wonderful way to develop stories with other writers. Sometimes when I have writer’s block, I Role Play something different than the story I am writing and get my thoughts going. Well, I met Nathan in a Role play group many years ago. At that time, I only had one book out, Birth After Miscarriage, but I was working on novels and so was Nathan.

The intro to his first story:

Welcome to my very first story. I’ll admit that this isn’t the most
traditional way to write a novel, which is why I wanted to
explain the reason I wrote it this way.
I’ve tried to write a book in an old-fashioned manner
by using complicated words people usually skip over
instead of taking the time to pronounce.
This way, on the other hand, was so much easier for me.
And from beta readers, I’ve been told it is easier to
understand. The words don’t exactly have to be
extravagant, making the story so convoluted (hard to
follow.) I can focus on moving the story along because
I can visualize it like my own little movie.
I hope my writing style helps you, the reader (and potential
fan), understand and visualize the story as it is intended.
Thank you and enjoy!!
~ Nathan Masen-McCray

If you are interested in more:

Here is his website: https://masenmccray.wixsite.com/masenmccray

Masen Shayfold has always wanted to live in a world filled with magic and fairy tales, especially his personal favorite, Sleeping Beauty.
In a small New England town, on a search to find his birth parents, Masen finds a hidden haven filled with magic and classic characters from various legends and fairy tales. He finally gets exactly what he’s always wished for when he discovers that his birth mother is the origin of his favorite tale.
Masen finally has everything he’s always wanted; family, a chance to create life, and the promise of True Love. . . But he and Braeghn are embarking on a journey that neither of them is prepared for. Braeghn’s never known how to be the dependable one because no one has ever put him in the position to do so. Now, both of them must depend on one another and prepare themselves for the joys of mother—and father—hood. However, looming shadows of doubt and fear are seeking to destroy everything in their future.

Can Braeghn defeat the shadows of his dark past, or will it destroy his chance at happiness? Is Masen fully capable to take care of this child alone if Braeghn can’t step up? Is their love strong enough to keep them together, or will everything fall apart?
For the first time ever, readers of The Enchanted Saga can own the first two chapters of Masen’s happy beginning. This edition, volume one of The Enchanted Saga, collects the first two books in the series—Enchanted: A Happy Beginning & Wonderstruck: An Enchanted Sequel—as well as a special prequel story titled Disenchanted!
Before I ever wanted to become an author, I wrote poems. I was very young and was going through a very emotional time in my life. I lived in very rough living situations, was in the closet about my sexuality, and had no outlet for the conflicting things I was feeling. It wasn’t until my 10th grade English teacher, Ms. Crowe, assigned my class to write poems… that I found my outlet. It was only a matter of time before I diverged from the assigned poems we had to write, to writing my own poems filled with love, pain, and inspiration. Now, for the first time in nine years, I have decided to share my raw poetry with everyone, directly from the pages of the original composition journal! I hope these poems allow you to understand what I have been through and how it has made me the warrior I am today!

Check out Nancy’s latest book:
Ramblings of a Chaotic Mind and The Shadow Realm Chronicles: Maeve
This is a collection of poems, thoughts, short stories, and art. I hope you enjoy them.

Ramblings of a Chaotic Mind- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09YYKHG6S

The Shadow Realm Chronicles: Maeve https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GNBLGVR
The Shadow Realm Chronicles: Matthew https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HKJ57FM
The Shadow Realm Chronicles: Justin https://www.amazon.com/dp/B092JPL3HP
The Shadow Realm Chronicles: Maurelle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B8GW9SC8
The Shadow Realm Chronicles: Annabelle (Coming Soon)
The Shadow Realm Chronicles: Marius (Coming Soon)

The Creed of the Chronauts- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B8WKXJSD

#poetrylovers #poetryporn #poem #poems #poemsporn #poemsdaily  #poetryisnotdead #poetryislife #writing #writer #writingcommunity  #writerslife #writers #writingprompts #writersroutine #newbook  #Poetress #Poetry #NancyAnn #Friendship #birth #loss #love  #stories #prose #poetrylovers #poetryporn #poem #poems  #poemsporn #poemsdaily #poetryisnotdead #poetryislife  #writing #writer #writingcommunity #writerslife #writers  #writingprompts #writinginspiration #writingtips #write  #writersconnection #moving #flowers #petals #sun  #ceasetheday #passion #sun #carpediem people #acceptance  #love 

#beliefs #friends #lossing

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Give up?

Give up?

My heart is open,
The doors are too.
But only one is knocking,
Only one is calling.

Is this the point when you give up?
Is this the point when you need to stop?

The leaves turn from green to brown
And then fall away and die.
They can no longer fight change than i.

Is this the time to let go?
Allow others to leave your life?
Pray they coming knocking?
Leave it up to them?

Will they know that I care?
To is it too late for that?

My heart is open,
The doors are too.
But only one is knocking,
Only one is calling.



Check out Nancy's latest book:
Ramblings of a Chaotic Mind and The Shadow Realm Chronicles: Maeve
This is a collection of poems, thoughts, short stories, and art. I hope you enjoy them.

Ramblings of a Chaotic Mind- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09YYKHG6S

The Shadow Realm Chronicles: Maeve https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GNBLGVR
The Shadow Realm Chronicles: Matthew https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HKJ57FM
The Shadow Realm Chronicles: Justin https://www.amazon.com/dp/B092JPL3HP
The Shadow Realm Chronicles: Maurelle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B8GW9SC8
The Shadow Realm Chronicles: Annabelle (Coming Soon)
The Shadow Realm Chronicles: Marius (Coming Soon)

The Creed of the Chronauts- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B8WKXJSD

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Check out Nancy’s latest book:
Ramblings of a Chaotic Mind and The Shadow Realm Chronicles: Maeve
This is a collection of poems, thoughts, short stories, and art. I hope you enjoy them.

Ramblings of a Chaotic Mind- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09YYKHG6S

The Shadow Realm Chronicles: Maeve https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GNBLGVR
The Shadow Realm Chronicles: Matthew https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08HKJ57FM
The Shadow Realm Chronicles: Justin https://www.amazon.com/dp/B092JPL3HP
The Shadow Realm Chronicles: Maurelle https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B8GW9SC8
The Shadow Realm Chronicles: Annabelle (Coming Soon)
The Shadow Realm Chronicles: Marius (Coming Soon)

The Creed of the Chronauts- https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0B8WKXJSD

#poetrylovers #poetryporn #poem #poems #poemsporn #poemsdaily #poetryisnotdead #poetryislife #writing #writer #writingcommunity #writerslife #writers #writingprompts #writersroutine #newbook #Poetress #Poetry #NancyAnn #Friendship #birth #loss #love #stories #prose #poetrylovers #poetryporn #poem #poems #poemsporn #poemsdaily #poetryisnotdead #poetryislife #writing #writer #writingcommunity #writerslife #writers #writingprompts #writinginspiration #writingtips #write #writersconnection #moving #flowers #petals #sun #ceasetheday #passion #sun #carpediem people #acceptance #love #beliefs #friends #lossing

Joharra Harper 

I really enjoy reading works from other indie writers. Here is one that I have read. I met Joharra Harper
on Wattpad several years ago. I read one of her stories and then joined a writing group she was running. If anyone is interested, I will leave the link for the group.  

She had several books out right now and one due out on Halloween.  I think it’s important for indie writers to support each other. 

Jasmine Perez Series

A story where a Princess finds out she’s the Chosen One & has to use her magic to defeat a Sorceress & save her Kingdom, & every Realm in existence.
Book 1: https://amazon.com/…/dp/B09GJPL
Book 2: https://amazon.com/Jasmine…/dp/B09GJHMZW8/ref=sr_1_2
Book 3: https://amazon.com/Jasmin…/dp/B09GJKM8SD/ref=sr_1_4
Prequel: https://amazon.com/Pierce…/dp/B09RM5XCVK/ref=sr_1_2

The Curses’s Light

(These are my favorites of all the books she has written.)
A story where a girl is the only one that knows her town is cursed, and has to use her light magic, with the help of a new friend, to save her town from a man trying to become immortal and fulfill her prophecy. 

Book 1: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09KQJVCG7/
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Book 2: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09WXCNY92?ref_=dbs_m_mng_rwt_calw_tkin_1&storeType=ebooks

Here is her Amazon author’s page. Check it out for new books and her new book coming out on Halloween. 

https://www.amazon.com/Joharra-Harper/e/B08VRLJMM6/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1
Here next book is called the Realm of Monsters

Discord: (Writers Unite!)
https://discord.com/channels/872238060211957840/872258852224118784

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Free Science Fiction Book

FREE BOOK from Monday, September 5, 2022, to Friday, September 9, 2022. Please accept this free book and leave a review. Thank you!

We are the Chrononauts. We travel through history, correcting the timeline and preserving the future for all races and species.

Are we doing what is right? Do we work for a company that has our best interest in mind? Does the company have the timeline’s best interest in mind or are they changing things to help themselves?

As the team gathers old loves are reunited as new ones develop and many surprises along the way.

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#newbook #freebook


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New Children’s Book

Many children tend to fall in love with their stuffed animals. They look at them as being their best friends, their comforters, and even sometimes, their protectors. Well, Zelda is no different. Zelda and Foxy Roxy have many adventures together. Foxy would love to tell you all about the cats in their house and how you take care of them. Find out all about her story as you read The Adventures of Zelda and Foxy Roxy.

#forestanimals #childrensliteracy #kidlit #booksforkids #booksforchildren #children #animalbooks #newrelease #babyanimals #ebooks #raisingreaders #library  #mustread #kidsreading #kidsstory #kid #kidstory #kid_book #kidsillustrator #kidbook #kidsstorybook ##childrenbooks #childrenbook  #child #Illustrations #childrensbook #coloredpencils #markers #childrensbooks #childrensillustration #kidlitart #character #oc #childrenillustration #writerscommunity #writing #writer #writingcommunity #writerslife #writers #writingprompts #writinginspiration #writingtips #write #writersconnection #Illustrations #childrensbook #coloredpencils #markers

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The Willowbrooke Chronicles (A RP GROUP)

We are telling the story of Willowbrooke, a fictional town of our creation.

We give you freedom to create your own plots & ideas. Admins will not create plots for you or control your stories. You are free to be creative. Our story is ongoing, so as long as it fits in with the story, you can go for it.

We role play characters inspired by Marvel/DC and Classic Fairytales. Ocs are welcome, they must be approved by admins, and they must follow our template and fit into our group. Admins will help you create this.


For writers, making an original character for a rp is a great way to work out characters for your stories. I often create ocs for my characters and work on how they would react in different situations.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/thewillowbrookechronicles/

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Help With Marketing Please

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I need help marketing and none of my books are selling and I am at a loss. 

As a writer, we need to specialize in many things. We need to tell interesting stories, use proper grammar, have captivating covers and then market our books. I struggle with marketing. 

I have put so much time and money into my books that I don’t see a point anymore. It is not about making money; it’s about sharing my story. Of course, making money would be nice, but I want people to read my works. I want people to experience the worlds I have created. 

So, I am at a loss. I have many ideas for future books, but I am finding it difficult to keep going. I have a full-time job, and a family, and although I would love to stay at home and write, that is not something I can do right now. Plus, I love being a teacher. 

In the past, people have told me to make a Facebook page, put your book on these sites, and share your work. I have done those things and I am still not selling my books. What have you done to market your books? Have you hired a professional? I would appreciate any advice.

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My husband Surprised Me

My husband surprised me one night when I was feeling really stressed and not good enough. He wrote
me a poem, and anyone who knows me knows that I love poetry. I in turn wrote one for him.

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 I want you to know (From My husband to me)

I want you to know
I will always be here
Through good times
And the bad ones too
I will stand with you
I will love you
Until the end of my days
I want you to know
There is nothing in this world
That can change how I feel
How special you are
How lucky i feel to have you in my life
I want you to know.
Just how amazing you are
How much love you have in your heart
How talented you are
I want you to know
I love you babe
And this is the poem I wrote for him. (This is not the first one I wrote for him, but it made me feel so loved that he wrote one for me.

Poem about Shawn

I want you to know
How creative you are.
How forgiving you are
How patient you are

I look at you and I see
All the goodness that God has placed in you
Nothing in this life will ever take me from you.
I will be with you in the good times and the bad

I want you to know
How understanding
how compassionate, 
and how loyal you are

I want you to know
How lucky I am to have found you
How blessed I am that you are in my life. 

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Some People

Some People

Some people only see one side.
Some people tell you what to see.
Some people never let you see.

They come from both sides
Left and right
Their way or else
Never letting others be themselves. 

Some people accept people for who they are.
They share their views with others.
They accept others' views.
Letting others be themselves. 

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