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Monday, Mary Connealy continued her series on "Creating Characters One Layer at a Time-Layer 2-Make them Move in Character." Winner of a signed copy of her December release The Alaska Brides Collection is Crystal Ridgeway.
On Tuesday Stephanie Morrill from "Go, Teen Writers!" stopped in to share how a God-inspired blog project became a marketing tool by giving back to other writers. Winner of an e-copy of one of her "Ellie Sweet" books and an e-copy of her book Go Teen Writers!:How to turn your finished draft into a published book. is Mary Hicks.
Jacqueline Diamond, the author of more than 90 novels in genres including romance, horror, fantasy and mystery was our guest on Wednesday. TShe donned her Regency writing gown and brought us her post, "Why I Prefer Traditional Regencies." Winner of one of her Regency ebooks from Smashwords is Elaine Manders.
Thursday we welcomed back Leslie Ann Sartor to discuss her holiday book release. Winner of an e-copy of her newest novella, Be Mine This Christmas Night is Sherrie Shackelford.
On Friday, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Cantrell (and a two-time Christy Award winner) was our guest with her post, "The Myth of the Lonely Author Debunked! Writing is a Team Sport." As a gesture of appreciation, her publisher, David C. Cook, offered a very special holiday prize...a gift bag filled to the brim with 14 different Cook titles. The winner of that holiday prize is Julia Toto.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: Welcome guest Marcia Z. Nelson, Publishers Weekly Associate Religion Editor! Marcia sees a lot of Christian and inspirational novels in her role as PW's religion reviews editor. What makes her sit up and take notice? Be sure to stop by Seekerville on Monday to find out.
Tuesday:Has a critique partner or contest judge mentioned you might have a head-hopping problem? Is it time for a refresher course on single point of view? Join Abingdon Fiction and Heartsong Presents author Myra Johnson for "Head-hopping: The bane of the beginning writer." We'll talk about the different storytelling viewpoints a writer can choose from, plus the advantages and disadvantages of each. Then we'll zero in on single point of view and learn some techniques for putting an end to head-hopping once and for all!
Wednesday:What is the point of writing Christian fiction? Why does a spiritual arc matter? Dr. Carrie Fancett Pagels brings her unique perspective to Seekerville in this highly informative post as well as discusses her recent release in Guidepost Books’ “A Cup of Christmas Cheer.”A giveaway will be offered of the two-book set that has already sold out of its first printing and is now in its second.
Thursday:Stop in and join Ruth Logan Herne when she chats about quaint ways to add "charm" to your novel, capture the heart... and soul... with sweet images for all ages! Ruthy's been bitten by the Christmas spirit bug so she'll be chatting with us from New York City where she'll be seeing her boys and the Christmas lights of the city that never sleeps! Leave a comment and be put in the holiday-themed and freshly washed cat dish for your choice of any Ruthy e-book... she'll be pulling four names and she hopes one of them is yours!
Friday: Today Love Inspired author Tina Radcliffe brings you the "Unauthorized Cheat Sheet of Self-Editing Tips for Writers," culled from years of attending online classes, conference workshops, reading craft books, rejections, contest fails and editorial comments. She'll also share her top ten craft books. With a craft book giveaway.
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Just in time for the holidays, a sweet novella about family, love and letting go. The Christmas Angel.
He offered her his past. All he wanted was her future.
Check out Tina Radcliffe's article in the December RWR.
Watch for reviews, interviews, and more with Myra Johnson as a bevy of bloggers feature her novel One Imperfect Christmas over the next couple of weeks. Follow Abingdon Press Fiction on Facebook and @AbingdonFiction on Twitter, and If you're among the first to retweet/share/repost one of Abingdon's messages about the blog tour, you could win a book! The fun begins December 2!
Monday, December 9 - The Ramblings of Miss Aimymichelle
Tuesday, December 10 - I Blog 4 Books
Tuesday, December 10 - Debbie's Dusty Deliberations
Wednesday, December 11 - splashesofjoy
Wednesday, December 11 - Lavish Bookshelf
Wednesday, December 11 - The Mommy Nest
Wednesday, December 11 - Veronica's 'Views
Thursday, December 12 - The Happy Wife
Thursday, December 12 - savurbks
Thursday, December 12 - Arms of a Sister
Thursday, December 12 - Christ's Bridge
Friday, December 13 - Found a Christian by His Grace
Friday, December 13 - Southern Girl Reviews
Check out Ruth Logan Herne's article,
Renewed, Re-visited, Restored, Re-told, in Suite T.
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Congratulations to the 2013 ACFW First Impressions finalists!!!
The Self-Publishing Debate: A Social Scientist Separates Fact from Fiction (Part 3 of 3) (DBW)
Indiana Writer and the Contract of DOOM … Or Not (Susan Spann)
Amazon Making Big Changes – Authors Beware! (Author Marketing Experts, Inc.)
How to Reach Readers in the Age of the Algorithm (Scratch)
Keep your eye on the calendar and the upcoming ebook specials from Baker Publishing Group.
The Pereto Principle (MacGregor Literary)
Amazon Publishing Launches Short Fiction Imprint (PW)
Write Like the Wind in Ten Easy Steps (Writers in the Storm)
Amazon reveal a quarter of top 100 Kindle books are now written by self-published 'indie' authors (Mail Online via Lynde Henderson)
Swinwood to Succeed Hayes at Harlequin PW)
Using Story Beats to Increase Writing Speed (Let's Get Visible)
Check out the video of the Harlequin SYTYCW Winner!And Tanya will be our guest in Seekerville on January 22, 2014!! Go Tanya!
Gifts for Writers & Readers
Through out the holiday season we're featuring this new section of the Weekend Edition. Enjoy!
Writing with Emotion, Tension & Conflict
by Cheryl St. John
Hot Topic Fingerless Gloves
Baronet Pearl Bracelet
Ginny L Yttrup Creations
Ho! Ho! Ho! We'll finish off the Seeker holiday photo's next week!