Just another motivational Weekend Edition here in Seekerville. Which of these quotes is your favorite? Or do you have your own?
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Monday we welcomed back Abingdon Press author Jennifer AlLee. Her post was, "How Much Reality Does Your Fiction Really Need?" Sara Ella and Mark Abel are winners of her new release, Last Family Standing.
Still slightly brain-dead after returning from the RWA conference in San Antonio, Abingdon Press and Heartsong Presents author Myra Johnson shared a few gems from the workshops she attended at RWA 2014 with her post, "A Random Recap." Sharon Timmer is the winner of a copy of Myra's award-winning historical romance, When the Clouds Roll By, recently named a finalist for the Georgia Romance Writers Maggie Award!
Question: What’s one of the most, if not THE MOST, important component in a romance? Answer: The Hero! Wednesday we joined Julie Lessman for PART 3 of her exploration as to the most common hero types in Inspirational Romance today in her blog entitled, “From Sweet to Swoon … Ramping Up the Sigh Factor in our Heroes -- PART 3”! Julie provided her favorite tips to ramp up the hero swoon factor in your novels from ho-hum to hot. Jennifer Smith is the winner of a signed copy of any of her books, including her upcoming release, Surprised by Love.
Thursday we donned our Stetsons or Resistols and joined Ruth Logan Herne for "When Spinning a Bunch of Plates, What's One More?" Winners of Her Montana Cowboy are Lisa Murray, D.J. Mynatt, Christina and Melanie Pike.
Writer and teacher Jewell Tweedt was with us on Friday with her post, "Teachers as Writers: Why They're a Good Fit." The skills that are useful as a teacher also help in business, and writing is a business. It’s creative and fluid but also a business. Writers produce a product and market it, if they finish the darn book.Stephanie Queen Ludwig is winner of When Christmas Bells are Ringing.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Welcome bestselling and Christy Award-winning author DiAnn Mills! "Where is Your Warrior?" Writers march to their computers every day to battle with words. If you doubt your fighting skills, here are ten ways you can find the warrior in you. DiAnn will be giving away a copy of her new release Firewall.
Tuesday: Seekerville is excited to have Love Inspired Historical author Sherri Shackelford with us today with her post, "Are We Selling Books or Selling Out?" Sherri is generously giving away TWO copies of The Cattleman Meets His Match!
Wednesday:Award winning Love Inspired Suspense author Debby Giusti shares, "Reflections on RWA 2014," with information she gleaned from the conference, along with her observations about why RWA is a conference worth attending. She'll also hold the first giveaway for her October novella, Mission: Christmas Rescue, featured in Holiday Defenders. Join in the fun. Leave a comment to win Debby's next release, and pick up conference tips that will help streamline your productivity and creativity. See you Wednesday!
Thursday: Stop by today for tips and tricks on "Writing Historical Dialect" with Vickie McDonough. Vickie is also giving away two copies of Song of the Prairie!
Friday: Come celebrate Astrea Press debut author Chris Lorenzen! Chris will inspire us with her first sale story. And she'll be giving away a copy of her e-book, A Husband for Danna.
You can now pre-order Seeker, Glynna Kaye's November release, High Country Holiday!
Tina Radcliffe is serving up salmon, along with cheddar biscuits in the Yankee-Belle Cafe on Friday, August 22 to celebrate the Tuesday release of Stranded with the Rancher.
Ruth Logan Herne's "Running on Empty" is free this weekend! Hop on over to Amazon... grab your free Kindle copy or download free Whispernet to your laptop... and then come back!
Random News & Information
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10 Publishing Shakers You Should Be Following (The Independent Publishing Magazine)
The Rules of Writing According to 20 Famous Writers (WD)
Writer's Digest Partner with Bookbaby for Blue Ash Publishing Imprint (The Independent Publishing Magazine)
Kindle Direct Publishing Unveils Pre-Orders for eBooks (Good E Reader)
Ebook Publisher Power Rankings: Top Publishers of 2014…So Far (DBW)
How Not to Seek a Literary Agent: The Perils of "Middleman" Services (Writer Beware®: The Blog)
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