After our last very busy weekend, Seekerville is taking a break and hanging on the island. No cooking or cleaning allowed. You may however, read, write and relax.
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Tuesday Debby Giusti provided highlights of the RWA 2013 Conference. The winner of a Debby Giusti book of choice is DonnaS.
Join Love Inspired author Glynna Kaye joined us on Wednesday for "The Shadow World of an Unpublished Writer." Winner of a September release set by Glynna Kay, Ruth Logan Herne and Debby Giusti is Elaine Manders.
On Thursday, Love Inspired author Tina Radcliffe will donned her lab coat, goggles and gloves to take you into her laboratory to discuss "Harnessing the Power of You." The winners of a laboratory, ten page critique are Walt Mussell and Courtney Faith.
Friday was the August Contest Update. Winner of a surprise Beach Read package is llmarmalade.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday:Join Julie Lessman for "Light-Bulb Moments: Hodge-Podge Tips to Shed Light on the Highway to Publication" when she shines a light into the dark recesses of her mind to come up with the a few tips that glow in the dark and giveaways that will glow in your smile!
Tuesday:Kathleen L. Maher and Carrie Fancett Pagels will share about inspiration for their two debut Civil War novellas, both Amazon top-rated Civil War stories! Music will especially be emphasized, with a gift of a $25.00 Amazon card for a winner to order her/his own inspirational music, and copies of Kathy's and Carrie's novellas.
Wednesday: Seeker friend Vince Mooney brings us a Virtual Workshop on “How Plotting & Pantsering Affects Everything You Write.” Author Instructors Include:
Virginia Carmichael, Mary Connealy, Janet Dean, Clari Dees, Debby Giusti, Audra Harders, Ruth Logan Herne, Myra Johnson, Julie Lessman, Tina Radcliffe, and co-authors, Lorie Langdon and Carey Corp.
Thursday: The Plot Thickens! Seeker friend Vince Mooney brings us Day-Two of the Seeker Virtual Workshop on “How Plotting & Pantsering Affects Everything You Write.” Author Instructors Include:Virginia Carmichael, Mary Connealy, Janet Dean, Clari Dees, Debby Giusti, Audra Harders, Ruth Logan Herne, Myra Johnson, Julie Lessman, Tina Radcliffe, and co-authors, Lorie Langdon and Carey Corp.
Friday: Today features Editor and Publicist Amber Stokes of Seasons of Humility who will share the basics of publicity in the blogpost "Cover Reveals, Blog Tours, & Giveaways -Publicity 101"
As always, please, we encourage our Seeker Village Friends to share their own sightings and milestones in the comments section of the Weekend Edition.
Sweet Texas Tea … there's still time. The Becky Wade/Julie Lessman "Fall in Love Texas Style" giveaway is in progress. Win a KINDLE FIRE, GIFT BASKET, or SIGNED COPIES of their books PLUS join in on lots of FUN, CHATTER, HUNKY HEROES, EXCERPTS and RECIPES. Here's the link and HAVE FUN!!
Random News & Information
ARE YOU A READER? not a writer? Then sign up to judge in the NTRWA Carolyn Readers Choice Awards -a contest that judges published books. Do it today!!
New Smashwords Research Helps Authors and Publishers Sell More Ebooks (HuffPost)
Why Stephen King Spends 'Months and Even Years' Writing Opening Sentences (The Atlantic)
Jane Austen's face on new £10 note (CNN Money)
How I Do It: Bob Mayer. Top Tips from Top Indie Authors. (ALLi)
Writing Deep Point of View (Toni Noel) (for parts 2 & 3 click on November 2011)
Is Amazon Invincible (The Passive Voice)
Self-Publishing Packs ‘Em In At RWA (Beyond Her Book)
Keep Your Eye on the RWA Conference Recordings Site for the 2013 RWA Atlanta Conference recordings which will be available to purchase.
What Should I Read Next. Enter a book you like and the site will analyze our huge database of real readers' favorite books to provide book recommendations and suggestions for what to read next.
Tracey Garvis Graves Shares Self-Publishing Budget Advice VIDEO (GalleyCat)
Harlequin E Shivers is looking for your new gothic! From Monday July 22nd, 2013, to midnight EST on Friday, August 2nd, 2013, anyone who submits to Harlequin E Shivers will be personally reviewed by a Harlequin E Shivers team member, and is guaranteed a fast response with personal feedback. They’re promising to respond to all submissions by September 13. More information at Cindi Myers Market News.
How to Connect With More Readers in Just 5 Minutes (Jane Friedman)
Homemade Book Dress Goes Viral (GalleyCat)
That's it. Have a great writing and reading weekend.