Today is day 193 of 2014. There are 172 days left.
ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-TWO DAYS LEFT TO REACH YOUR GOALS.
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Mary Connealy talked about setting and writing what you know on Monday. A recent convert to Michael Connelly's Harry Bosch fan club, Mary is in the midst (well, toward the end) of a 17 book reading spree and she's noticed how intricately Connelly has woven setting into the Harry Bosch series. he's a master and Mary will try and tell you what she's learned. Winner of a $25 Amazon gift card is Sherida Stewart.
Crafting a catchy title for our work-in-progress can be one of a writer's toughest challenges. Today, Abingdon Press and Heartsong Presents author Myra Johnson offered "Tips and Tricks for Terrific Titles," on Tuesday. Winner of a $10 Amazon gift card is Loves to Read.
Wednesday Janet Dean took us back in time, searching for her roots in the town of her birth. She found another family that gripped her imagination, proving that stories can come looking for a writer. Winner of a $15 Amazon gift card is DebH.
Thursday Ruth Logan Herne shared, "Return on Investment: What We Stay At Homes Can Do!!!!" And Ruthy celebrated the release of her Big Sky Centennial His Montana Sweetheart book with a 15 winner giveaway! Winners are:Helen Gray, Mary Curry, Terri Weldon, LeAnne Bristow Virginia Carmichael Munoz, Tracey Hagwood, Rhonda Starnes, Piper Huguley, Jennifer Smith, Tina Turpin, Chris Granville, Crystal Ridgeway, Susan Anne Mason, Paula Mowery, and Margaret Langridge. (Please send your snail mail address to our Seekerville.net email)
Friday we welcomed 2014 Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Nominee, Kathleen Y'Barbo to Seekerville. Kathleen is going to get you ready for RWA and ACFW with her post "Making the Most of Your Conference Experience!" Jill Weatherholt and Meghan Carver are the winners of Their Unexpected Love, Kathleen's latest Love Inspired release.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Do you tend to write long? Or short? Love Inspired author Missy Tippens has experienced both ends of the spectrum! She will be talking about tips for meeting your target word count on writing projects. She'll also be giving away an IOU for a copy of her upcoming Love Inspired release, The Guy Next Door.
Tuesday: Revell author Ann H. Gabhart returns today. She'll be sharing a peek inside her personal journal with her post "A Spring of Hope Through the Years." Stop by for this very encouraging post and a chance to win her latest release, Love Comes Home.
Wednesday:Love Inspired Suspense author Debby Giusti blogs today and will talk about "Finding Your Writing Sweet Spot!" She'll be giving away a copy of one of her books and a surprise gift to the lucky winner. Breakfast served at dawn and will, undoubtedly, include GRITS! :)
Thursday: 2014 RWA Double RITA® Award finalist, Elizabeth Byler Younts visits Seekerville to help us all understand...What is Amish Fiction? And Three Little Tips for when a dream comes true and contracts are bearing down on you. Elizabeth will be giving away a copy of her RITA® Award finaling book Promise To Return.
Friday: 2014 RWA Double RITA® Award finalist, Carla Laureano is our guest today with her post, "Giving Your Characters Life Beyond the Page." Stop by to meet the author of Five Days in Skye. One lucky commenter will win their choice of Five Days in Skye or her newest release, a fantasy debut, Oath of the Brotherhood (as C.E. Laureano) which was recently chosen as one of RT Book Reviews’ Top Picks for June.
FROM RWA: The 2014 "Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing will be on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel in the 3rd floor ballroom.
This year, proceeds from the Literacy Autographing will benefit ProLiteracy Worldwide, Literacy Texas, Restore Education, and Each One Teach One San Antonio.
Spread the word about the Literacy Autographing! •Share the event on Facebook •Tweet about it (#RWA14)•Reply "yes" to the event on Goodreads. Check here to see which of your favorite Seeker authors will be there.
Attending RWA San Antonio? Email Seekerville at Seekers@Seekerville.net and let us know. We'll include you in our email blasts to keep you apprised of when and where we are hanging out.
Seeker Myra Johnson was interviewed this week by Charlotte Observer columnist Dannye Romine Powell regarding Myra's recent Christian Retailing's Best Award for When the Clouds Roll By. Read all about it in Ms. Powell's "Reading Matters" blog, posted yesterday, July 11.
Random News & Information
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Digital Book Day. Free ebooks!!
At Harlequin, Erika Imranyi has been promoted to executive editor, Mira. (Publishers Lunch)
New data on the Long Tail impact suggests rethinking history and ideas about the future of publishing (The Shatzkin Files)
How to Keep the Long Tail Wagging (Kill Zone)
2014 Smashwords Survey Reveals New Opportunities for Indie Authors (Smashwords)
A Reminder from the Nelson Agency -You Can Get Sued
Killer writing tools that will help you get the job done (The BookBaby Blog)
Carlton Garborg Launches New Publishing House (PW)
9 Self-Publishing Fiction Writers You Should Follow Today (The Book Designer)
Five Finalists Named in Amazon Novel Contest (PW)
Gallery Books in Deal with Omnific (PW)
What I Learned About Submissions as a Reader for an Agent (Writers in the Storm)
That's it...have a great day 172 and 173!