Do you Story Orgy? ~ Hank Edwards: Outside the Margins

Join us as Hank Edwards goes Outside the Margins.

Hank Edwards OtMDo you Story Orgy?

Do you Story Orgy?

It sounds like an extremely personal question, I know. But hear (read?) me out.

Story Orgy LogoI’m part of a group of writers who call ourselves Story Orgy. Our mission: to write gay erotic romance stories based on weekly prompts and post them to our blogs. None of us knew one another before we met on Facebook, which is like a big shopping mall for teenagers, just without the Orange Julius, Wet Seal (what does that name even mean?!), Sears, and Sharper Image. Well, we get the ads for crazy stuff (usually stuff I just browsed for on the Internet… creepy), but there are no storefronts.

Anyway, I digress. Back to Story Orgy.

We have a private group on Facebook in which we chat about ideas for our writing, our most current blog posts, writing ideas, and news about our pets or partners, amid other things. It’s a nice family feel, and I love it.

In the group we keep a document with half a year’s worth of weekly prompts listed. These prompts might be snippets of dialogue, quick descriptions, or objects. A few examples would be:

It looked like snow.

Some mornings he felt like hell.

“It’s just tools of the trade.”

Each week, we all write our posts based on these prompts. Having them in advance allows us to plan out a serialized story, or come up with a few individual posts. Either way, the creative energy crackles between us, even though we live thousands of miles apart. It’s very inspirational.

Every Monday morning, we post these stories to our blogs. You can find mine here: www.hankedwardsbooks.com/hankerings. We link to each others’ blogs from our posts and share each others’s posts using social media. And then we chat in our group about the stories, usually threatening each other to “fix” the current relationship hurdle, or provide more answers for a mystery. See? Just like a family.

Cross Country Foreplay - Road TripThen there are the “anthology stories.” These stories are special releases for our readers. We come up with a theme, like Holidays, Bad Boyfriends, Road Trip, or, our current collection, Superheroes, then solicit writing prompt suggestions from our readers and fans. We usually ask for an object, a crisis for our characters to overcome, and something specific to the theme of the “anthology.” For superheroes, we asked for a super power, and boy, did we get them! We each select a reader submission from the list to use as inspiration and get to writing. These are posted to our blogs, and then formatted and self published, with awesome matching covers designed by my partner. You can find our “anthology” stories under the Story Orgy Singles tag.

Look for them on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=series_rw_dp_labf?_encoding=UTF8&field-collection=Story%20Orgy%20Singles&url=search-alias%3Ddigital-text.

Or at All Romance eBooks here: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/storeSearch.html?searchBy=series&qString=Story+Orgy+Single

So if you’re looking for some fun, free reads that can be romantic, funny, spooky, or all of the above, definitely check out our blogs. We might not all post each week, but you can follow our progress at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SOGroup. For some reasonably priced gay erotic romance stories, check out our Story Orgy Singles tags listed above.

Here are links to our blogs. Check back every Monday for new posts. If it looks like a serial story, you can usually click on a tag or scroll through the entries to find the first chapter, then get a big cup of your favorite caffeinated beverage, snuggle up in your favorite chair, and have a good read.

Hank Edwards: www.hankedwardsbooks.com/hankerings

Lee Brazil: http://leebrazilauthor.blogspot.com/

Havan Fellows: http://havanshawthaven.blogspot.com/

Em Woods: https://lovebeingem.wordpress.com/

Story Orgy – helping you get through your Mondays, one gay romance chapter at a time

 

About

Bad-Boyfriend_Hank_200x3001 Title: The Cheapskate – Bad Boyfriends
Publisher: Self Published
Genre: Erotica, Gay Fiction, Humor/Comedy

On a rainy night in New York City, Bryce meets up with a group of friends for dinner and is introduced to Colin. Sparks ignite between them and soon the two are dating. But Bryce quickly discovers that what he had at first thought of as responsible frugality on Colin’s part is, in actuality, just Colin being a cheapskate. Bryce tries to overlook the reused water bottles, Colin’s failure to pick up a check, and his penchant for Dumpster diving, hoping for a shot at true love. But before too long it becomes clear that Colin can’t seem to grasp the fact that he only pays for what he has to. Bryce confronts Colin and puts his heart, and their relationship, on the line, hoping that, in the end, they can find a happy medium and continue to see each other. But it’s going to take a lot of effort on both of their parts to get his bad boyfriend to change his ways.

Self Published
Amazon US
Amazon UK

~ Hank Edwards

About Hank Edwards

Hank Edwards is a curious mix of practical realist and feral dreamer, with over a dozen books published. His body of work covers a host of genres from gay romance to humor, paranormal to suspense, and mystery to time travel romance.

He is also a member of the Story Orgy group (www.facebook.com/SOGroup), a clan of writers who post free gay romance reads to their blogs every Monday morning and self-publish steamy stories based on writing prompts. Find his posts atwww.hankedwardsbooks.com/hankerings.

Like his Facebook pages (www.facebook.com/hankedwardsbooks or www.facebook.com/venomvalleyseries), favorite his Amazon page (www.amazon.com/author/hankedwards), and follow him on Twitter (@hanksbooks) to become a true “Hankie.” You may also visit his website at www.hankedwardsbooks.com or send along an email to hankedwardsbooks@gmail.com.

Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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2 thoughts on “Do you Story Orgy? ~ Hank Edwards: Outside the Margins

  1. Hank, I love your sense of humor. 😀

    You had me at Orange Julius! And now I want one.

    Thanks for the info and FB linkage, just “liked”. *thumbs up*

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