Archive for December, 2014

Spot-on, as always! Thanks for this, Kristen. Reblogging and sharing in my writers’ group!

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Rise of the Machines Human Authors in a Digital World, social media authors, Kristen Lamb, WANA, Rise of the Machines

All right, it’s about to be a brand new year and many of you are wanting to finally see your books published. ROCK ON! But, I am the friend who will tell you if there is toilet paper hanging out of your pants. Writing isn’t all glitter and unicorns and I want to warn you of the most common stumbling blocks, because I really DO want you to succeed.

When I began writing I was SO SURE agents would be fighting over my manuscript. Yeah. But after almost fourteen years in the industry, a lot of bloody noses, and even more lessons in humility, I hope that these tips will help you.

Self-publishing is AWESOME, and it’s a better fit for certain personalities and even content (um, social media?), but we must be educated before we publish. In fact, my last book Rise of the Machines (cover above) is much…

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A great little Christmas story by my friend and fellow WPaD writer, David Hunter.

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I am honored to share a Christmas Story from my friend David. Prepare yourself for a real Christmas treat with this new Holiday Classic! ~ Juliette

Chuck the Elf

By Davidus Hunter

I was born in the Bronx way back in 1902.

St. Anne’s orphanage was the only home I ever knew till I went north years later. The place was crazy; a lotta little midgets running around makin’ a lotta noise. I guess I was one of ‘em, except I was no midget – I was an elf. I stayed in that place for 30 years until they figured out I wasn’t no kid! So I packed my shit up and hit the road. I joined the army for a while, got into some action at Omaha Beach even. After dat, I never trucked with the military much.

I joined the circus for a while – but the bearded…

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Driven to a reclusive lifestyle by agoraphobia and a plethora of other phobias, Dana’s only sanctuary is her home. When the objects of her fears begin to invade her safe haven, the only place to escape is outside, where unspeakable horrors lie in wait.

Dana finds herself attracted to Colin, an online friend whose soothing presence helps her cling to sanity. She dreams of meeting him in person, but must first find the courage to venture beyond her front door.

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December is FINALLY here. Time for Vampire and Gothic Cheer!

This month will be a regular Advent Calendar of Vampire Holiday Events. Each day you’ll find a song, a poem, a story, a picture or some holiday surprise! I’ll even have a few guests! It will be a cornucopia of red and green Vampire Cheer! And of course I’ll still be posting about parenting and day-to-day events and other assorted words of wisdom. So have fun and stay near – for Christmas Time is ALMOST HERE!

Something new for each and every December night! Thanks again Becky for making this for me. I still love it! Something new for each and every December night! Thanks again Becky for making this for me. I still love it!

To start it out here is the Vampire Maman Holiday Classic. A lot of you already know this one so….

Sing-A-Long With Your Favorite Vampire Friends

On The First Day of Christmas My Vampire Gave To Me… 

On the first day of Christmas my…

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