Welcome to another Weekend Edition, where we tie up all the loose ends
and prepare for another great writer and reader week.
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Monday Mary Connealy explained in simple terms how to tackle intensely serious sometimes heart wrenching topics, all laid out using terms and attitudes carefully chosen to not disturb contemporary politically correct hyper-sensitivity without being unfaithful to historical accuracy and all while making people laugh.Winner of a signed copy of Stuck Together is Valri. And the winner of a SECOND give-away, a signed copy of the novella collection she did with Robin Lee Hatcher, Margaret Brownley and Debra Clopton...Four Weddings and a Kiss) is Anna Weaver Hurtt.
Tuesday Love Inspired author Winnie Griggs joined us in Seekerville today giving her thoughts on "The Last Word on Your Story," how to craft an effective epilogue. Winners of her June book Lone Star Heiress are Lis K and Donna.
Freelance writer and editor, Preslaysa Williams was our special guest on Wednesday. Her post is "Juggling Babies and Books - for Moms and Dads." Winner of a lovely Starbucks gift card is Stephanie Trietsch.
Thursday Love Inspired author Tina Radcliffe was your hostess with "Understanding the Mentor Archetype." She shared insight into this fictional character from both sides of The Hero's Two Journeys. Winner of the dazzling Shrek DVD is Terri Weldon and the winner of the CD version of The Hero's Two Journeys is Tanya Agler.
Friday: Audra Harders invited you to join her on a journey of epic proportion…well, at least it is to her! She’s dipping her toe into the pond of Author Newsletters. Winner of her indie release, Second Chance Ranch – 1 Kindle copy to Laura Russell and 1 paperback copy to Jennifer Smith..
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Today we welcome Samhain and Love Inspired Suspense author Alison Stone! "Will I ever feel like a "Real” Writer?''Alison will be giving away a digital copy of Plain Pursuit.
Tuesday:Join Abingdon Press and Heartsong Presents author Myra Johnson as we talk about "True Lies: Writing Stories that Resonate." Writing fiction is easy, right? Don't we just make stuff up? Find out what makes fiction "true" in ways that will touch your readers' hearts and linger long after "the end." Add your two cents to the discussion and you might win a copy of Whisper Goodbye, book two in Myra's Till We Meet Again historical romance series from Abingdon Press.
Wednesday:Question: What’s one of the most, if not the most, important component in a romance? Answer: The Hero! Join Julie Lessman when she explores the most common hero types in Inspirational Romance today and tips to ramp up the hero swoon factor from ho-hum to hot in her blog entitled, “From Sweet to Swoon … Ramping Up the Sigh Factor in our Heroes!" Giveaway included of signed copy of any of Julie’s books including her upcoming release, Surprised by Love.
Thursday:The eyes have it, but they shouldn't have it all. Pam Hillman is your hostess on Thursday with practical before and after examples of how to whittle down excessive use of the sense of sight (eyes, gaze, glance, look, etc.).
Friday: Debra Clopton returns to Seekerville. Stop by to chat with her and find out what she's been up to!
Mary Connealy will be on Lena Nelson Dooley's Christian Writer's World blog in June 10. Stop by!
Also on June 10th--Mary and Rose Ross Zediker will be signing books from 11 - 1 at Crossings Book and Music in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Stop in if you're in the area.
Check out the June RWR and Jane McBride Choate's article, Failing Successfully on page 31, which quotes Seekers Audra Harders and Tina Radcliffe.
Random News & Information
ARE YOU GOING TO #RWA 2014 SAN ANTONIO? If so, drop us a line. We'll send out a group email blast a couple times during conference letting you know when and where we are hanging out during the conference. Send your email to email@example.com
The Oregon Christian Writers Summer Conference is coming. August 4-7, 2014 at the Red Lion Hotel in Jantzen Beach, Portland! OCW is the home of the Cascade Writing Contest. Details here.
What's the One Key Ingredient Every Great Story Needs? (HuffPost)
Two Things You MUST Get Right: Categories and Keywords (Ninie Hammon)
Amazon Launches AmazonSmile – A Simple, Automatic Way For Customers To Support Their Favorite Charitable Organizations (Amazon.com)
Simon & Schuster Launches ‘InkedIn,’ Private Social Network for S&S Authors (DBW)
All about Worthy Publishing here.
10 Things Successful Writers Do (Writers Write)
Marcher Lord Press is Rebranded with a New Name (Steve Laube Agency Blog)
E-book Subscription Service for Christian Books Launched (Entitle)
That's it for this week! Feel free to share our fun memes on your social media sites. Oh, and don't forget to add a prayer for our Seeker friends who are trying to finish polishing their Killer Voice entries this weekend, due Monday by 5pm EST.
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