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"Writers Write." We've all heard it said. But do you really believe it? Do you live by that rule? Love Inspired author Missy Tippens shared pitfalls and tips on Monday. Missy chose two winners for a chat! Chris Lorenzen and Sally Bayless, please contact us at Seekers at seekerville dot net with your phone number and suggested dates and times for Missy to call.
Wednesday bestselling author Lynette Eason joined us with her insightful post entitled "Edge of Your Seat Style Writing." Lynette artfully proved her point by sharing how SHE goes from idea to novel, claiming if she can do it, ANYONE can! Winner of her release, When a Secret Kills is Rose Ross Zediker.
Seekerville was thrilled to welcome 2013 Rita finalist, Rachel Hauck to Seekerville on Thursday with her post, "Being a Voice Not an Echo." Winner of Rachel's latest release from Zondervan, Once Upon A Prince is Marilyn Puett.
Friday we welcomed back Villager and Contest Diva, Nancy Kimball. Nancy is sharing, "Staying the Course In Life and Writing." The winner of a $25 Amazon or B & N gift card is Tina Pinson.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday:Love Inspired author Glynna Kaye is your hostess today. Stand by, because Glynna, Ruth Logan Herne and Debby Giusti will be giving away a set of their September releases to one lucky commenter today!
Tuesday:Sandra Leesmith will give us more examples of the art of showing instead of telling in her post "Show Don't Tell Part 2." A drawing will be held from commenters who share today. The winner will receive a pound of Godiva Chocolate Raspberry coffee and a copy of Love's Miracles. Sandra will also include a copy of her latest children's book if requested. Cody the Coyote is a story about a coyote who wanted to be a dog.
Wednesday:Debby Giusti will be blogging with news about her upcoming Love Inspired Suspense, The Soldier's Sister. Learn how Debby researched her story about the US Army's Wounded Warrior Program and the advocates who help our injured military heroes and heroines. Leave a comment to be entered in a drawing for three new Seeker releases: The Soldier's Sister, by Debby Giusti; Falling for the Lawman, by Ruth Logan Herne; and A Canyon Springs Courtship, by Glynna Kaye.
Thursday: Seekerville welcomes back freelance editor Barbara Scott today. She's sharing with her post "Five Ways to Discover Your Unique Voice." Don't miss it-AND we have a unique giveaway!
Friday: What a treat to welcome Ann H. Gabhart to Seekerville today! Her post is "Letting Life Happen in Fiction." Don't miss this opportunity to chat with Ann and two commenters will receive a copy of Ann's latest release from Revell, Small Town Girl.
Seeker Ruth Logan Herne traveled to New York City last weekend. She met up with Villager Mary Curry and the staff at Harlequin Love Inspired!
|Rachel Burkot, Emily Rodmell, Ruth Logan Herne, Melissa Endlich, Tina James and Emily Brown|
|Mary Curry and Ruth Logan Herne|
Seeker Tina Radcliffe is delighted to share that she's sold her 9th romantic short story to Woman's World. Look for "Friends of the Heart" on sale September 29th. Her last sale, "Saturday Morning Sweetheart" has an on-sale date of August 22!
New Release!Now Available as an ebook only-Winter Wedding Bells Mary Connealy's novella from A Bride for All Seasons. Available as a single book on Kindle for $2.99 also in Nook version for $2.99, or where ever fine ebooks are sold.
Through August 18: Join Julie Lessman and twenty other authors on Soul Inspirationz blog for a book givaway extravaganza!! Just click on the "Featured Author Interview" link below each of the author's pic to enter their particular contest.
At Julie's Interview Link you can win your choice of Julie's books including her January 2014 release of Dare to Love Again or a spiral-bound printed copy of A Light in the Window, so GOOD LUCK!!
Random News and Information
EEK!! AUSTENLAND opened on the 16th!
Why (and How) Creative People Need to Say “No” (The Blog of Tim Ferriss)
The Seduction of Libraries (PW)
At Harlequin's Mira, Tara Parsons has been promoted to editorial director. (Publishers Lunch)
Executive Editor for Harlequin Love Inspired, Joan Marlow Golan is retiring on Friday. She joined the company in 1997 as a senior editor with Silhouette Romance. (Publishers Lunch)
Marketing: Finding and Selling to Non-Book Book Audiences (DBW)
Spotlight on Grand Central Publishing (Cindi Myers Market News's Blog)
7 starter principles for digital book marketing learned from Peter McCarthy (The Shatzkin Files)
The One Thing Successful People Don't Do (And 9 Famous Examples) (Forbes)
Lessons I’ve Learned About Creating, Consuming, and Criticism (Storyline)
Techie Tips | Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm Changes (LitFuse Publicity)
Scrivener for Mac & Scrivener for Windows Class Begins September 9 with Gwen Hernandez (The Edited Life)
Let's Talk Money (The Indie Voice)
And we leave you with...
Here’s Amazon’s list of the funniest fake customer reviews (PaidContent)
That's it! Have a great Weekend!