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Last week's random winner from our fun with Seekerville coasters/jar openers is Jamie Adams. We've got a surprise package ready to mail to you.
Monday, Mary Connealy began a series on Creating Characters."Creating Characters One Layer at a Time-Layer 1: The Physical Must Reflect the Character." The winner of a $25 Amazon Gift Card is Melissa Jagears.
Guideposts books debut author, Anita Mae Draper joined us Tuesday with her post, " Livening Things Up with Dead People." Yes. For real! Winner of A Cup of Christmas Cheer which is a 2-book set (Volume 1 and 2) is Cindy W.
On Wednesday, Loved Inspired author Kim Watters joined to shared tips on “Creating Your Fictional Town.” The winner of a copy of her latest release, A Season of Love is Marion Faith Laird.
Thursday, Audra Harders shared writing strategy she's garnered from watching the singing competition, The Voice, in her post, "Encouragement from The Voice." The winner of Cheryl St. John's new how-to book, Writing With Emotion, Tension and Conflict is Anna Weaver.
Debut author Bonnie Doran was our guest, on Friday, sharing "Six Tips to Try When Strangled by Fear." Winner of Dark Biology, which released last month from Harbourlight (Pelican Book Group) is CaraG.
|Cara Lynn James, Lieutenant, U.S.N.|
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Join White Rose Publishing / Pelican Book Group debut author Terri Weldon as she shares her journey to publication in "Are You Rowing As Fast As You Can?" She'll also celebrate the release of her Christmas novella Mistletoe Magic with a giveaway!
Tuesday: Barbour and Abingdon Press author Myra Johnson hosts today with her post, "The Writer's Guide to Surviving the Holidays." Holiday decorations are not required!
Wednesday: ♫ It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas ♫ ... at least today on Seekerville when Julie Lessman talks about the components that transform mere words on a page into the warmth and enchantment of a winter wonderland and a most holy night. From hearth-and-home holiday settings to magical mistletoe moments, Julie will demonstrate how she has “decked” the pages for her holiday scenes to bring joy to the world … or at least her readers, she hopes!! There will be a giveaway of any of Julie’s books, including a paperback copy of her Christmas novel, A Light in the Window, and the kick-off of a new contest where you can win a character named after you in Julie’s next book, a signed copy, and a $50 gift card.
Thursday: Join Ruth Logan Herne today as she talks about "Tying Up Loose Plot Threads: The Finishing Touch," a premise that marks the difference between a strong, memorable novel vs. a forgettable read. Come see how those finished edges put you a "cut" above and then tell us about your loose ends... maybe we can help you turn that hem of success! And because it's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Ruthy will be giving away a $25 Amazon gift card to one amazing person leaving a comment.
Friday: Have a complete unpublished manuscript? Or one you want to have finished before the first of the year? Sure you do! Take your unpublished pages and spit-shine them to enter in the 2014 ACFW Genesis contest. Check out double Genesis semi-finalist Casey Herringshaw's post on Friday and enter to win a $40 voucher for the contest!
|Specialist 4th Class Tina Russo, US Army Security Agency in O.D. Green (olive drab).|
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Reminder, Love's Miracles Kindle version is free this weekend until midnight November 11. Click here. And Love's Miracles is now available on audible.com. Here's the link.
Random News & Information
ATTENTION! What do Veteran's Day and Night Classes in the Village is have in common? Nothing. Just wanted to be sure you're paying attention. Be sure to check out our first two classes for the 2014 semester here.
Indie Success Story (The Passive Voice)
CreateSpace Now Offer Expanded Distribution for Free (The Independent Publishing Magazine)
A Writer's Check List (Novel Matters)
Amazon has a Kindle sale to hail new in-flight device rules (GIGAOM)
Pockets magazine is looking for Christian fiction aimed at children ages 6-12, with the theme of “laughter” for the July 2014 issue. Send your story of 600 to 1000 words that explores this theme. Payment is 10 to 14 cents a word. The deadline for submissions is December 1. For more information, go here. (Cindi Myers Market News's Blog)
MacMillan Publishing Group is launching Swoon Reads, a YA romance imprint which will publish both digital and print books, based on ratings and reviews from readers. Manuscripts that receive the most positive ratings will be in the running for a publication contract with a $15,000 advance and an option for the author’s next book. These should be love stories for readers 16 to 19 or 19-23, with happy endings, set in any time period and any sub-genre of romance. No erotica. Length: 50,000 to 70,000 words. Get all the details here. (Cindi Myers Market News's Blog)
With eBook Sales Flat, Is it Time to Experiment with New Models? (DBW)
Sales Ranking Chart (Theresa Ragan)
How to Sell Books on Amazon (webinar) (Writer.ly)
The Four Types of Authors in the World (DBW)
Frog Marching the Muse: Eighteen Tips to Get Words on the Page (Writer Unboxed)
A New Breed of Romance (Library Journal)
If you are a long time fan of Mrs. Mike by Ben and Nancy Freedman. Right now it is free for Kindle.
For the THIRD YEAR, Seekerville will again be offering entry fee reimbursement to the 2014 Golden Heart Awards. With a twist!~This year we are narrowing that to the Inspirational Category entry only in an effort to keep the category open. And we are offering TWO reimbursements of the entry fee. 2014 RWA Golden Heart Awards. FROM RWA: The online entry form for the Golden Heart Contest will open at 9 a.m. CT on November 12, 2013.
|From the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs|
That's it for this week!
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