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Want more from your favorite Authors?

Hello All,

I am excited to announce that the Ink Slingers Guild has released it’s 5th anthology: Serenity Rising. You can purchase it here!

It features many of your favorite writers from the Stories My Friends Started page.

As writers/authors our energy comes from you the readers.

Here is a sneak peek at the amazing stories you will see when you read this collection:

The collections of short stories by the Ink Slingers Guild (ISG) are based on a writing exercise done at every ISG meeting. The exercise must include the chosen words. The words that were chosen this year were: • Apothecary • Satin • Succulent

•Maggie Baker can’t think of anyone to ask to wear her corsage at this year’s First Days Celebration. After a visit from her fairy godmother, Maggie concocts her own Prince Charming, but when Charle arrives, things get more complicated than she bargained for.

•In a high stakes poker game, four players gamble with more than just money.

•After a childhood of coping with a drug addict parent and traveling with gypsies, Annika’s life has finally calmed down a little now that she’s operating her aunt’s fortune teller shop in absentia… when in walks Fenn, a tall dark and handsome piece of her past, to mess everything up and pour a little more magic onto the fire.

•Grayson Forsythe thought he had left his past behind, but unforeseen events force him to return home and assume the family title and responsibilities he never sought. Unexpectedly, reunited with a woman from his childhood, can she awaken his heart and help him claim a future he never knew he wanted?

•A monster loses a friend but finds love.

•An exciting adventure at sea turns dark when a storm veers Sarah and Molly off course without a sail or drinking water. Will they find aid on a lost island?

•Tasha is a celebrity. She has 11 potential mates when normally you only have 2-5. Christian has 10 and both have reality TV shows detailing every detail of their lives. Can they find “the one” before they are left with the Last Man on Earth?

•In the middle of the night Rachel Davenport is about to find out the things that you can see are not the things you should be afraid of.

•Brynn has seen crazy. She is a nurse in the psych ward so crazy makes up most of her day. Then she meets Jacob, a patient who sees “monsters”. What happens when what she thought as only delusion prove to be real?

Each story is an adventure, sit back and enjoy as the Ink Slingers Guild take you to the Serenity Rising.

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Author Spotlight: Nicole Dragonbeck

At least once a month, we here at Stories My Friends Started, are going to do an Author Spotlight so you can get to know a little more about the amazing authors who take the story starters you provide and bring them to life.

This month we want you to meet the amazing Nicole Dragonbeck. She lives in a world of elves, fairies, magyc and DRAGONS!

In addition to being one of contributing members of the Ink Slingers Guild, she has now two novels First Magyc and Ria’s Mark published in her Guardians of Path book series (which is rumored to be a 10 part story) but don’t tell her I told you that or a dragon might end up on my doorstep.

Nicole also brings to life her fantasy world and is featured in the many anthologies published by the Ink Slingers Guild. You can check out all of her stories available here.

You can also follow and connect up with Nicole at:

And as always, you send in the start to a story, maybe Nicole will create some magyc words for you!

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Give us a Story Starter….

Did you know that we rely on you, our friends, our fans, to give us the spark to start an amazing story?

Send an email to and send the opening line to a story. Make sure you include at least your first name (or a nickname) so we know who to dedicate it too!

The more starters we get, the more stories we write.

We look forward to hearing from you!


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May you have an amazing holiday season!

Hello Followers of the Stories My Friends Started,

We here at SMFS, are happy that we were able to provide some fun and exciting stories in 2015!

We are even more excited to see what 2016 holds.

Don’t forget to subscribe to our blog to keep up to date on all the latest stories or those from your favorite authors!

As always, feel free to message us a Story Starter, we would love to write one for you!

Have a great New Year!

Ink Slingers Guild

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Giving Thanks!

Hello all you fans of SMFS (Stories My Friends Started) or even if you are fans of a particular author.

Those of us at ISG (Ink Slingers Guild), want to thank you very much for you support in 2015. Writing is not always easy and sometimes being inspired is the hardest part. So thank you our friends and the ‘story starters’ you have given us, we have been inspired to present over 60 stories this year alone.

We look forward to having so many more Friends that inspire us in 2016!

(Don’t forget you can always Tweet, PM or Email us a story starter. We would love to be inspired for you!)

Best Wishes,

The Ink Slingers Guild

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