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larry-schliessmann's picture
Jun.01.2009
You were smooth, worked your target with the skill you acquired by watching your Vampire master, and from your recent failed attempts. Despite those failures, you persisted, and now you have succeeded in Turning the man or woman of your dreams. Eternity beckons you like a lover greeting a returning...
larry-schliessmann's picture
May.23.2009
Well, wasn't that one serious night on the town? You dressed to seduce, succeeded grandly, but oops, slightly intoxicated by success you went and forgot to pull out in time to avoid the inevitable. That's right; the Turnee didn't make it, dropped at your feet looking very pale and flaccid. There is...
larry-schliessmann's picture
May.20.2009
Several weeks to three months beyond the day of your Turning, life will seem vastly different as will your appearance. By now, your once supple tanned flesh glows pale under moonlight, may appear slightly translucent and feel like chamois. Not to worry, this is perfectly normal for a new vampire....
larry-schliessmann's picture
May.14.2009
The joy of your first Taking, and hints for living your new life (sic). As with anything worth doing in life, the same holds true for those among us who have recently become the walking dead. I regret how dreadful that must sound, but now that you are a newly minted vampire, you must make the...
meg-waite-clayton's picture
Apr.08.2009
Here’s a hat trick for aspiring writers, readers, and lovers: a wonderful new book, a terrific love story contest, and a guest post about how Amanda Eyre Ward got her first short story and her first novel into print. Booklist calls Amanda’s newest book, Love Stories in this Town, “a mesmerizing,...
marsha-hansen's picture
Feb.05.2009
      Back in 1971 when I was a senior in high school in Waco, Texas, I won a  prize in a national writing contest. It was  sponsored by Alpha Kappa Alpha.  Along with the winners from other states, I was flown to Chicago and then taken on a life-changing tour to Philadelphia, Virginia, Washington...
terry-spear's picture
Dec.11.2008
Nathan Bransford is having a first paragraph contest over on his blog. The link below should take you to the appropriate place; if not, it'shis December 8th blog you post your paragraph to, and the deadline is sometime on Thursday. :)http://nathanbransford.blogspot.com/2008/12/2nd-sort-of-annual-...
caridad-pineiro's picture
Sep.16.2008
Whether your published or pre-published, one of the ways to get the word out about your work is to enter contests. For those who are pre-published, contests offer a number of possible benefits. First, look for contests where you get feedback about your writing. That will help you hone your skills...
catherine-johnson's picture
Aug.26.2008
Note: This is part one of a two-part article on what authors need to know about contests and how to protect their rights. Contests can be a great way for authors to get their work published and distributed, win awards, hone their skills, and in some cases get their work critiqued. However, when...
catherine-johnson's picture
Aug.26.2008
Note: This is part one of a two-part article on what authors need to know about contests and how to protect their rights. Contests can be a great way for authors to get their work published and distributed, win awards, hone their skills, and in some cases get their work critiqued. However, when...