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Love Inspired Historical author Janet Dean is your hostess Monday. She chatted about the "Hazards of Ticking Clocks" and shared tips for keeping track of story deadlines. Winner of a $10 Amazon gift card is Christen E Krumm.
Tuesday Sandra Leesmith discussed "Using Setting to Deepen Your Character." Winner of Writing An Active Setting by Mary Buckham is Meghan Carver.
Seeker Glynna Kaye brought us “Layering As You Go: Part 2,” on Wednesday. Winners of Glynna’s April Love Inspired release, Pine Country Cowboy are Diana Shuford, Tanya Agler, and Vince Mooney.
Thursday Seeker Cara Lynn James was your hostess with her post, "Making Unlikable Characters Likable." Winner of a $10 gift certificate to Starbucks is Jennifer Smith.
Friday we joined award-winning author Siri Mitchell to discuss "The Fine Art of Making Stuff Up,” a must for every novelist who reaches a point where gaps begin to appear between research and the story. What you do about them can make the difference between a compelling tale and a self-conscious apology. The winner of The Miracle Thief is Jeanne T. The winner of Love Comes Calling is Eileen Barnes.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: Pam Hillman provides practical before and after examples from her books to keep all your scenes and paragraphs from starting with the hero or heroine's name time after time after time. This is the first of a three-part series on very specific areas Pam has dealt with in her writing.
Tuesday: Are you a take-charge first born? A peace-making middle child? Or the attention- seeking youngest of your family? Study after study shows birth order has a profound and lasting effect on a person. Today, Lorna Seilstad will talk about using birth order to create characters. Lorna will be giving away two copies of her June release While Love Stirs.
Wednesday: Seekerville is delighted to welcome Howard Books author Stephanie Landsem to visit. Her post is "Encountering Jesus in Biblical Fiction." She's also giving away a copy of her latest release, The Thief.
Thursday: Happy May Day!! Isn't it just gorgeous outside? For those who relish creating beautiful flowerbeds, isn't the most tedious work weeding out the unnecessary growth so the beauty of the garden can be fully enjoyed? Well, the same is true of our writing. Join Audra Harders today as she picks through and prunes out the unnecessary wordiness in a manuscript so our stories will shine. Leave a comment and your May Day might just be a little bit brighter.
Friday: YES! It's time for the May Contest Update. We have lots of contests and a new contest diva/divo to share. Of course the prize vault is open!
Myra Johnson will greet readers and sign copies of her latest release, Whisper Goodbye, this Sunday, April 27, 2:00-4:00 p.m., at Park Road Books in Charlotte, NC. If you're in the area, drop in to say hi and enter the drawing for a fun "spa" gift basket!
There is still time to join Sandra on last week's blog tour featuring her new release Love's Promises. Sandra is pleased to announce the print version is now available.
Last Thursday were some fun interviews with her characters, Monica and Greg. The drawing for the rafflecopter isn't until May 1st so it isn't too late to sign up. Included in the drawing is a pound of Sandra's favorite Chocolate Velvet coffee. (If you aren't a coffee drinker she can put a tin of Matcha Green Tea Latte mix from Trader Joe's)
Chapter Three of Closer Than Brothers goes up today! Mary Connealy's prequel novella to Trouble in Texas Series. How her heroes met in Andersonville Prison. She's posting two chapters a week on her blog, Saturday and Wednesday, until Stuck Together releases June 3rd. Come over and read about the fires that forged the bond that made these men, Luke, Dare, Vince and Jonas Closer Than Brothers.
And....Leave a comment on Pearl Girls for your chance to win a copy of Claiming Mariah by Pam Hillman, A Promise in Pieces by Emily Wierenga, A Sensible Arrangement by Tracie Peterson, and Surprised by Grace by Elizabeth Sherrill.
It has come to our attention that Charlie the Cat has nominated Tina Radcliffe for the ACFW Mentor of the Year Award. She claims no responsibility for Charlie's actions and hopes the other finalists don't find out.
And in other news..Tina Radcliffe will be giving an online class with the Christian Writers of the West Facebook Group, on Thursday, May 1st from 7-8 pm PST.
Debby Giusti will attend Barbara Vey's Reader Appreciation Luncheon on Saturday, April 26, 2014.
|Debby is fourth from left with blue scarf!|
Debby Giusti visited the Sassy Sisters book club last week when the ladies discussed her book, MIA: Missing in Atlanta. They had lots of questions about writing and the publishing industry and seemed to enjoy getting a behind-the-scenes-glimpse into the writing life.
|Debby is directly left.|
Another book club read The Agent's Secret Past and invited Debby to share the evening with them. The hostess served carrot cake, which Debby's heroine had eaten in the novel.
Random News & Information
|He's back, June 2nd on A&E.|
Why you need an editer. Ah, make that an editor... (Kill Zone)
The 9 Agonizing Stages Of Waiting For The Next Book In A Series To Come Out (HuffPost)
Letter from a Literary Agent (JA Konrath)
Literary Agents: Full Uncensored Interview (The Hollywood Reporter)
Lessons Learned From A Game Changing London Book Fair 2014 (The Creative Penn)
Productivity For Authors. Fighting Overwhelm And How I Am Refocusing My Workload (The Creative Penn)
Thinking Inside The Box: Building Audience With Bundles (Let's Get Visible)
Stay Tuned to the eHarlequin site. The Search for the Killer Voice is about to announce again.
ROUND THREE- April 28 – REEL US IN round. Editors will review the synopses and announce which authors on our teams will be going to the next round. Qualifying authors will be invited to submit their first three chapters.
Seekerville reminds you not to miss opportunities. Enter your pages in the Perfect Pitch Contest and don't forget to sign up for the upcoming May Night Class on Deep POV that starts on May 5th.
What do you have to lose??