Today is Pack Rat Day. Embrace your inner Pack Rat.
You might just qualify as a pack rat if any of the following describe you:
- You have multiple years of back issues of the RWR.
- You've can lay your hands on the ACFW or RWR conference magazines from years past.
- You are published and still have the paper copies of your Golden Heart scores.
- You've kept ALL your contest entry paperwork.
- You have more than two bookshelf units filled with fiction in print form.
- You still have the same dress you wore to the ACFW awards banquet in 2005.
- You have a drawer full of pencils from various writing conferences and no pencil sharpener.
- Your shredder is empty but there is a stack of papers to be shredded on top.
- You own the entire Janet Dailey 50 states Americana series collection.
We Have Winners
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize. See our legal page here for details.
Winner of class tuition to Cheryl St. John's June class is Donna Phillips.
Love Inspired author Missy Tippens recently met fun, talented Blogger/Writer Kate Conner. Inspired by Kate's story of her blog post for teen girls that went viral (and led to a 3-book contract with Broadman & Holman!!), Missy shared "10 Things Writers Need to Hear." The post is loosely based on Kate's "10 Things I Want to Tell Teenage Girls." Winner of a pre-order copy of one of Kate's books is Samantha Stanbaugh.
Tuesday we joined Myra Johnson for "Writers, and the pets who inspire us." Do you have a furry (or not so furry) writing companion? Check out friends of Seekerville's pet photos here. Winner of a $15 gift certificate to Drs. Foster & Smith her favorite online pet supplies retailer(They also carry a variety of backyard specialty products) is Stephanie Trietsch.
Hey—everybody loves a two-for-one sale because it’s so great to double your pleasure, double your fun, right? Well, it’s no different in a novel, squeezing double duty out of the words you use. Wednesday we were hosted by Julie Lessman and her alter ego, Assumpta, when the two of them discussed “Seeing Double: Making Your Words Count Twice.” Winners of be a giveaway of winners’ choice of Julie’s books, including her upcoming novel, Surprised By Love are Terri Weldon and Kelly Goshorn.
Thursday we were delighted to welcome back author Victoria Bylin, to talk about her leap from western romance to contemporary romance, the fun and the lessons learned in her post, "Making the Leap -- Switching Genres." Victoria is generously giving away three books to three lucky commenters. Winner of Meant to be Mine by Becky Wade, is Abbi Hart. Winner of Here to Stay by Melissa Tagg is Kara Isaac. And winner of her own book, Until I Found You is Tracey Hagwood.
Bethany House author, Becky Wade visited Seekerville on Friday, to talk about why "Word Count Isn't Always King." Winner of Becky's new release...Meant to be Mine is LeAnne Bristow.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Love Inspired Historical author Janet Dean will discuss her simplified version of story arc in her post “Story Arc in a Nutshell.” If you struggle as she has to nail the order of events or just plain want to make fun of her confusion with The Hero’s Journey and Six Plot Structure, leave a comment for a chance to win a $10 Amazon gift card.
Tuesday: We're excited about today's guest! Join us for "The Curious Thing About Vanilla Ice Cream" with guest Suzanne Woods Fisher. In honor of her visit Seekerville is giving away any Suzanne Fisher book available in Kindle format and one in print. That's TWO different winners!
Wednesday: Have you heard the news? Love Inspired Books is expanding their Love Inspired Suspense line to SIX books each month. To celebrate their success, Seekerville has invited LI Editor Emily Rodmell to join us today. Emily will talk about the innovative ways the LI editors connect with writers, including Killer Voices. She’ll share news about the 13 newly acquired LIS authors and offer suggestions on how to add your name to the LI lineup. Many of you submitted questions in March, which Emily will answer. She also hopes to answer additional questions posed that day. Always generous, Emily is giving away six new LIS releases. Seeker LI authors are adding additional giveaways for a total of twenty books. Be sure to stop by on Wednesday to offer your congratulations and leave a comment to be entered in the drawings.
Thursday: Multi-published in both young adult fiction and romance, Jessica Keller returns to Seekerville today, with her post, "How to Write Believable Villains." Don't miss this great post and a FUN giveaway!
Friday: Love Inspired author Tina Radcliffe is your hostess today with her post," Why To-Do Lists DO Matter." Stop by to chat and for a chance to win a Seekerville surprise box giveaway! Ooh! And Tina has some exciting news to share too.
Chapter Nine of Closer Than Brothers: Surviving Andersonville is up at Mary Connealy's Real Life Petticoat Ranch blog.
And Mary has started a separate page on her blog to collect each chapter. It starts at the beginning and goes up to the most recently released chapter...to make it simple if you haven't started reading yet. FIND IT HERE
And a chance to win a copy of Stuck Together. Go to Relz Reviews and leave a comment.
Random News & Information
Are you going to RWA's 2014 Conference in San Antonio? (Now SOLD OUT) If so please email us at Seekers@Seekerville.net and let us know, so we can plan a get together with our friends of Seekerville and email you the info.
Next Time You're Wallowing in a Bad Day: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (MovieClips)
Mom's Night Out: Clean comedy cleans up at box office (ChristianRetailing.com) (Trailer here)
A great way to entertain your kids so you can write! Turn Your Phone Into a Walkie Talkie App (ZELLO)
Free through Sunday, Angela Hunt's ebook, Writing Historical Fiction: viewing the past through the lens of the present.
Check out TV Tropes -a great brainstorming and research link
Should Self-Publishing Authors Hire Editors, Producers and Cover Designers? Team Publishing vs. DIY (DBW)
Three Reasons News Corp Bought Harlequin, World's Biggest Romance Book Publisher (Forbes)
Unforgettable Writing: Use all 5 Senses to Add Emotion (Writers in the Storm)
Interview with AudioFile Publisher Michele Cobb (BookMarketing BuzzBlog)
Founder of Just-Launched Authors Alliance Talks to PW (PW)
Ebook Publisher Power Rankings: Top 10 Publishers of Q1 2014 (DBW)
How to Increase Piracy (Let's Get Visible)
The Top 9 Writing Mistakes And How To Fix Them ( The Future of Ink )
Money, Writing And Life With Jane Friedman (The Creative Penn)
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