Happy Weekend to our visitors! Today we're coloring outside the lines as usual.
Guilty, guilty, guilty. If you haven't received your prize, drop us a line. Sometimes deadlines and dear ones detour us. How's that for alliteration? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you won or we are late!
Monday, Love Inspired author Missy Tippens shared "Battling Episodic Writing in a World of 30-minute TV Shows." Winner of a 5-page critique is Helen W.
We were delighted to welcome Kregel Publications author, Jordyn Redwood with her post "Thriller Tension: Killing your Reader " on Friday. Jordyn is generously giving away THREE copies of her debut release, Proof. (Thank you, Jordyn!) The winners are Heather Day Gilbert, Susan Codone and Kirsten Arnold.
Wednesday Seeker Glynna Kaye shared how to ensure your characters come alive on the page in "Don't Just Let 'Em Stand There!" Winners of her October release, book #4 of the 6-book Love Inspired Texas Twins series, Look-Alike Lawman are Annie Rains and AusJenny.
Thursday Thomas Nelson author Cara Lynn James gave us a behind the scenes glimpse of "The Backstory of A Path Toward Love." Winner of A Path Toward Love is Elyssa!
Love Inspired author and 2012 Carol Award finalist Tina Radcliffe brought you "Taking the ME out of Social MEdia" on Friday. Winners of Oklahoma Reunion are Susan Mason, Annie Rains and Mary Cline.
Winners of dessert with Tina and Mary Connealy at ACFW Dallas ARE (the more the merrier ) Melissa J, Cindy Wilson, Patti Jo, Jeanne T. . Time and place to be announced via Google + or possibly on Face Book as a status update. Whichever will sell more books.
The delurker winner of a $10 Amazon gift card is Jeri. Now go and immediately TWEET THIS INFORMATION. I DARE YOU!!
Monday:Tyndale House author Pam Hillman will be your hostess today with "He's an On-Time God." Whether it's your writing deadline or an outdoor wedding at 7:30, and it's still raining cats and dogs at 5:30. If you trust and obey, God will meet your need in His perfect timing.
Tuesday: Welcome special guest Martha Alderson, the Plot Whisperer! Martha has wonderful information to share about developing plot and will answer questions. She will be highlighting her new workbook, The Plot Whisperer Workbook: Step-by-Step Exercises to Help You Create Compelling Stories, and will give away a copy to three lucky commenters!
Wednesday: Love Inspired author and three time Carol finalist Debra Clopton is our guest blogger today and we're thrilled to have her share "Keeping a Huge Cast Straight." P.S. we have a copy of Her Homecoming Cowboy that's going to one visitor.
Thursday: Seekerville is delighted to welcome back Genesis finalist Nancy Kimball with her post "Why Free Won’t Build Following." Stop by to chat and for an opportunity to win a $25 gift card.
Friday: It's time for the September Contest Update. The prize vault is open!
We'd love for you to share your sightings and events in the comments.
August 24 - 25, 2012: THREE CHANCES TO WIN!!! Win your choice of any of Julie's books INCLUDING A Love Surrendered or A Light in the Window: An Irish Christmas Love Story (e-book only) at Inkspirational Messages Blog. Looking forward to seeing you!
A Light in the Window is now available for preorder.
Ink Dots on Monday, August 27th. She'll be giving away a copy of her newest historical romance, A Path toward Love.
Come and join in the campaign launch for Mary Connealy's latest book, Over the Edge. Mary is celebrating the release of the newest Kincaid Brides series by giving away a Nook Color and hosting an "Over the Edge" Author Chat Party on Facebook (Save the date for 8/29!). Enter the Sweepstakes and get more info here.
FACEBOOK PARTY IS WEDNESDAY OF THIS WEEK!!!
ACFW 2012 Dallas is coming and you can find the following Seekers in attendance: Mary Connealy, Sandra Leesmith, Missy Tippens, Debby Giusti, Audra Harders, Janet Dean, Tina Radcliffe, Myra Johnson and Pam Hillman. Are you attending??
New Technology Promises in-Book Interaction Between Authors and Readers (Digital Book World)
5 Simple Ways to Open Your Blog Post With a Bang (CopyBlogger)
30 Indispensable Writing Tips From Famous Authors (BuzzFeed, thanks to K.C. Frantzen)
Why Indie Author Ruth Cardello Turned Down a 7-Figure Book Deal (Jeff Rivera Blog)
SYTYCW. It's about to launch! Check out the video with Senior Editor Kathleen Scheibling and Sr. Executive Editor Birgit Davis-Todd. (Harlequin)
Looking to break into the publishing industry or looking for an agent? Then do visit Falling Leaflets for some agent, and internship news!
Inspired Romance, a digital publisher of sweet and inspirational romances, in now part of Prism Books. Prism publishes inspirational romance under the Inspire imprint, sweet secular romance under the Diamond imprint, and inspirational (non-romance) fiction under its Illuminate imprint. All titles are digital first. Prism and Inspire publish all sub-genres of sweet and inspirational romance, from contemporaries to Amish books to Westerns. August 31 they’re having an open pitch day for writers who’d like to write for them. For questions write email@example.com. Find the submission guidelines here. (Cindi Myers Market News)
4 Ways to Improve Plot/Climax in Your Writing by Jeff Gerke (WD)
Seekerville's October Birthday Bash is just around the corner, and big plans are already in the works, including several very special guest bloggers!
We're excited to welcome back Stanley D. Williams, PhD, author of The Moral Premise: Harnessing Virtue & Vice for Box Office Success. Or, for our purposes, using MP theory to give our novels that extra "something" to make them resonate with readers long after they close the book. (Check out his last visit to Seekerville, here!)
Adapting a quote from Dr. Williams's website, "While the physical, explicit story or plot line is what a [novel] is about, the psychological or moral premise is what the [novel] is 'really' about." Dr. Williams first visited Seekerville two years ago, offering an extensive overview of the concept including examples of the Moral Premise in published fiction. This time he wants to hear from you.
- What still confuses you about MP?
- How can Dr. Williams help you put MP to work in your fiction?
- What other burning questions are you just dying to ask The Moral Premise Guy?
Every person who sends us a question for Dr. Stan gets in a drawing for a free copy of The Moral Premise. Winner announced September 2nd.Two questions, two entries! If you already have a copy you're in for a $10 Amazon GC.