Free Read Spotlight – Library Pirates Round Robin is now COMPLETE!

Library_outsideThat’s right, with the last chapter published by Megan Derr, GRNW’s crazy six-month Library Pirates round robin (started in January, ended in June) is now finished!! 😀 And you can now read the whooooooooole thing! Check out the parts below!

The story! Baxter is new in town, and stops by the huge Seattle Public Library to use their internet, but soon things quickly turn to the weird as the oh-so-normal library setting changes around him, and what’s with those hot pirates running around? Is this some kind of…performance? Baxter doesn’t know what’s going on, but suddenly, getting out of the library without getting blasted by a cannon first becomes his newest priority!

Part 1 by Kim Fielding

Part 2 by Andrea Speed

Part 3 by Talya Andor

Part 4 by Jeffrey Ricker

Part 5 by Tara Spears

Part 6 by LE Franks

Part 7 by Sam Schooler

Part 8 by Morticia Knight

Part 9 by Sasha L. Miller

Part 10 by E.E. Ottoman

Part 11 (Final) by Megan Derr

The Back Story! This round robin was set up on our GoodReads group. After the group voted, the theme “library pirates” was chosen, and things got started.

The participating authors’ parameters? Each author would write a section of the story, and each section could only be the length of one GoodReads post (12,000 characters or around 2,200 words.) With no control about what happens before their piece, and what happens after, how did our our gaggle of awesome writers do? You decide! (But as as a very biased reader, I thought they did a smashing job!)

THANK YOU to all the wonderful authors that participated in this round robin! 😀 With their creativity, inspiration, and a whole lot of sexy humor, they pulled together an awesome (and always surprising) story of Baxter and his poor, hot-library-pirate adventures!

Read on and enjoy!

And yes, that pic is the Seattle Library where it’s all set! (This is also where GRNW is held!)

New Library Pirates chapter by Sam Schooler

Library_outsideThe new chapter of the GRNW Library Pirates round robin on GoodReads is now up, thanks to author Sam Schooler!

This time, Baxter and his hot pirate cohort are faced with an angry librarian, who reveals that these crazy happenings might not be so strange for Seattle (ha!), and then…more peril!

What will happen next???

Check it out! Part 6 by Sam Schooler

Read from the beginning: And visit the Round Robin folder on GoodReads to read the story from its adventure start, including chapters by Kim Fielding, Andrea Speed, Talya Andor, Jeffrey Ricker, Tara Spears, and L.E. Franks!

More Library Pirates! New GRNW Round Robin chapters!

Library_outsideThe GRNW Round Robin is continuing on GoodReads, and BOY, are things heating up between the stacks at the Seattle Public Library!

Check out the latest adventures of poor Baxter and his sexy pirate mates as they try to allude villains and the lurking danger that can be found at the top of a library escalator…just waiting for you!

Check out the new installments!

Part 5 by Tara Spears

Part 6 by L.E. Franks

Read from the beginning: And visit the Round Robin folder on GoodReads to read the story from its adventure start, including chapters by Kim Fielding, Andrea Speed, Talya Andor, and Jeffrey Ricker!

GRNW Round Robin part 4 by Jeffrey Ricker

Image by ObsessionDesign on Zazzle.

Image by ObsessionDesign on Zazzle.

The next part of the Library Pirates saga continues in part 4 of the GRNW GoodReads group Round Robin!

This episode is by GRNW 2014 author Jeffrey Ricker, and here we find poor Baxter escaping down waterfalls and kissing hot pirates as he searches for a book that might help get them out of this mess. Only what he discovers just adds more to the mystery!

Check it out! GRNW Round Robin part 4

And if you’re just coming into the story, you can catch up easily still to the earlier parts of Baxter’s library adventures:

Part 1 by Kim Fielding

Part 2 by Andrea Speed

Part 3 by Talya Andor

Stay tuned for the next installment!

GRNW Round Robin Part 3 by Talya Andor

Image by ObsessionDesign on Zazzle.

Image by ObsessionDesign on Zazzle.

And the next part of the Library Pirates saga continues in part 3 of the GRNW GoodReads group Round Robin!

This episode is by GRNW 2014 author Talya Andor, and here we find poor Baxter blasted with a book, but thankfully, his handsome pirate friend is not too far behind. A new quest starts, and also…A KISS! Things are really heating up at the Seattle Public Library!

Check it out! GRNW Round Robin part 3

And if you’re just coming into the story, you can catch up easily still to the earlier parts of Baxter’s library adventures. Part 1 by Kim Fielding and part 2 by Andrea Speed.

Stay tuned for the next installment!

GRNW Round Robin part 2 by Andrea Speed!

Andrea takes over the Round Robin!

Andrea takes over the Round Robin!

The Library Pirates saga continues with Part 2 of the GRNW Round Robin on GoodReads!

This installment, by GRNW 2014 author Andrea Speed (Infected: Prey) follows our hero Baxter as he races through the Seattle Central Library, trying to escape the sudden mob of pirates chasing him. Was the library hosting a free LARPing workshop? With real swords??

Check it out! GRNW Round Robin part 2!

And if you want to start from the beginning, check out Part 1 by Kim Fielding!

Where will things go to next? We’ll find out soon, when part 3’s Talya Andor takes over! 😀 Check out the Round Robin rules and schedule for this session’s full line-up of participating authors.

GRNW Round Robin part 1 by Kim Fielding

Kim Fielding has kicked off the GRNW Round Robin story game on GoodReads and what a way to kick things off!

Baxter’s not settling in yet to his new home in Seattle, but what harm could a trip to the library cause? A handsome stranger in tight leggings isn’t such a bad welcome. That mob of pirates on the other hand…

Check it out! GRNW Round Robin part 1 by Kim Fielding!

And for those who haven’t seen the Seattle Central Library branch yet (what Baxter thinks of as a “Condo for Aliens”), here’s a pic. And yes, this is where we hold the GRNW Meet-Up. 😀

"The inside, he decided, looked like the aliens’ airport."

“The inside, he decided, looked like the aliens’ airport.”

 

GRNW Round Robin on GoodReads!

Image by ObsessionDesign on Zazzle.

Image by ObsessionDesign on Zazzle.

In December 2013, the GRNW GoodReads group asked for volunteers to be a part of the first GRNW Round Robin!

What’s a Round Robin? It’s a story game where one writer writes a part of the story, and then passes it on to another writer. Part of the game is that as the writer, you have no control over how the story goes before or after your section; you only have control over the story and characters during your part.

Round Robins are a fun way to “play” with other writers, and for readers, it’s a neat way to look at how different writers and different writing styles can carry one story until the end.

Participating Authors

The Round Robin will start on GoodReads on January 5, and we have an amazing line-up of authors participating.

1- Kim Fielding (Jan. 5)
2- Andrea Speed (Jan. 20)
3- Talya Andor (Feb. 3)
4- Jeffrey Ricker (Feb. 17)
5- Tara Spears (Mar. 3)
6- L.E. Franks (Mar. 17)
7- Sam Schooler (Mar. 31)
8- Morticia Knight (Apr. 14)
9- Sasha L. Miller (Apr. 28)
10- E.E. Ottoman (May 12)
11- Megan Derr (May 26)

Round Robin Structure and Length

For those wondering about the Round Robin structure and length, each author’s section will have to fit into one GoodReads post, which means 12,000 characters (including spaces) or around 2,200 words. Sections can be shorter than that, but they cannot be longer.

We’ll be announcing each section as they are posted to the Round Robin folder on GoodReads, and we can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!

But what will the story be about??

In December, GRNW GoodReads group members voted on a selection of story prompts, and the winning prompt is Library Pirates. What does Library Pirates mean? We’ll find out!! 🙂

So come join us! It should be a fun ride! (Arrrrrr!)