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We launched our 7th Birthday Celebration on Wednesday, October 1st. During the month of October we blog every single day. We will be giving away a $50 gift card from various online stores each Sunday in October. We will also be collecting names (not numbers of comments) for the drawing for our grand prize-an iPad mini. Winner announced on Saturday, November 1st.
This week's $50 gift card will come from CBD.com
Be sure to contact us if you are a winner (send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your snail mail address unless email is specified). We don't have time to track you down. Do let us know if you don't receive your prize in 6-8 weeks. Rules are located on our legal page.
Saturday Weekend Edition: The winner of books from the ACFW conference because you commented on name that familiar face photo from ACFW is Natalie Monk.
|Patti Jo Moore, Lisa Jordan, Tina Radcliffe, Sandra Orchard, Janet Dean, Candee Fick, Glynna Kaye, Jeanne Takenaka, Debby Giusti and Mindy Obenhaus.|
Monday we welcomed Love Inspired Suspense author Laura Scott. She shared with her post, "Open Your Book with a BANG!" DebH AND Connie Queen are winners of her latest release, Down to the Wire!
Tuesday: We're thrilled to have Love Inspired Suspense and Indie author, Lisa Phillips back with us today. Join her for her post, “The Long and Short of it or, How to rock the novella, the epic-length novel, and everything in between.” Winners of Star Witness are Anna Weaver Hurtt and Mark Abel.
Wednesday! It's Here!! Seekerville's 7TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION! Mary Connealy kicked off a month full of fantastic blog posts, special guests, giveaways, and general fun! Winner of a $25 Amazon gift card is jilianw, and the winner of Cheryl St. John's Writing with Emotion, Tension and Conflict by Cheryl St.John is Kaybee. Winner of Tried & True or a Mary book of choice as available is cathyann40.
Thursday we welcomed Amanda Cabot back to Seekerville. She posed seven questions everyone who wants to write a contemporary novel should ask. Melanie Pike is the winner of At Bluebonnet Lake.
On Friday Audra Harders shared "7 Survival Tips to Reduce Stress and Retain Your Sanity!" Winner of a $10 Amazon gift certificate is Eva Maria Hamilton.
Saturday was the October Contest Update. We introduced the October Contest Diva Tanya Agler. The prize vault was open. Winners of a five page critique are Kav, Jill W, Anna Weaver Hurtt and Cindy R. Winner of a Seeker book of choice is Jackie Smith.
The Birthday Week One winner of a $50 Amazon gift card is Heidi Robbins.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: 2014 Carol Award winner for best novella, Melissa Jagears is your hostess today with "Melissa's Seven Phases of the Writing Process." Of course there is a birthday giveaway of the latest in her Unexpected Bride Series AND MORE!!!!! Fair warning. Do not miss this post.
Tuesday: Sherry Kyle returns to Seekerville with her post, "Pick a Genre, Any Genre." Have you got your genre's straight? Stop by to find out, to chat, and for a chance to win her new release, Watercolor Dreams.
Wednesday: THIS IS IT!! Part 4 wrap-up of "From Sweet to Swoon — The Final SEVEN Ways to Ramp Up the Sigh Factor in our Heroes!” Join Julie Lessman when she concludes her series on ramping up the hero swoon factor from ho-hum to hot. Giveaway included of signed copy of any of Julie’s books, including her upcoming release, Surprised by Love.
Thursday: Join Ruth Logan Herne as she leads you on a day-long celebration of why the #7 is the default answer to almost every mathematical question, unless, of course, it isn't! Hint: It wasn't an accident that Snow White kept house for seven little men! :) Join her as she opens the prize vault for seven copies of her upcoming release Her Holiday Family, and a $25 Amazon gift card. That's 7 + 1 if you are counting!
Friday: Today we are excited to welcome Bethany House Editor, Charlene Patterson to Seekerville. Charlene will be talking about "7 Tips for a Manuscript that Will Impress an Acquisitions Editor" and as an added bonus "7 things NOT to do in your manuscript."
Saturday: 2014 Carol Award winner for best short novel, Tina Radcliffe brings you,
"Seven Things You Need to Stop Doing…NOW." Dare to stop by and we'll for sure have 7 giveaways.
Seeker Glynna Kaye is announcing the signing of a 6-book contract with Harlequin Love Inspired! As with the setting of her seven-book series set in fictional Canyon Springs, nearby Hunter Ridge is nestled in the rugged, sweeping expanse of Arizona’s ponderosa-pine country. At an elevation of 7,000 feet, it’s a land of cool summers and snowy winters. (And due to its proximity to Canyons Springs, “old friends” will occasionally drop by!)
The “Hearts of Hunter Ridge” series will explore the lives and loves of men and women who have always called the town home, who once fled its city limits and are now returning, or who are stepping into the little community for the very first time. Beginning in Autumn 2015, you can join them on their journey to love and becoming all God wants them to be!
Missy Tippens's heroine from The Guy Next Door will be featured on Margaret Daley's blog this coming week. Hope you'll drop by! October 6-10: Margaret Daley's blog.
Random News & Information
Hybrid Publishing is Hot Topic at Christian Fiction Writers Conference (PW)
Writer Creates "Color Thesaurus to Help You Correctly Name Every Color Imaginable (Bored Panda)
Twitter Launches Buy Buttons, Enabling Authors to Sell eBooks on the Service (The Digital Reader)
Kudo's to 2013 RITA winner Elizabeth Camden for her interview in the October 2014 RWR, that discusses inspirational romance.
" I found my writing sharply improved once I moved to inspirationals because I was forced to rely on the chemistry between the characters to carry the story. I can't resort to sexual tension, and the inspirational market has no patience for "insta-love," so I was forced to dig deeper and nail down what makes these two people perfect for one another. How can their dialogue sparkle? How can their past histories, strengths and weaknesses make them destined to catch fire once they meet? How are they stronger together rather than apart? Inspirationals give me the freedom to delve into deep emotional territories and use it to create a bond between the hero and heroine that drives the backbone of the story."
Harlequin passionately embraces Scribd's e-book subscription service (PC World)
HarperCollins Introduces New E-Commerce Program For Its Writers (GalleyCat)
How fast do YOU read? Take this test to discover how long it would take you to finish bestselling novels - including Game of Thrones (Mail Online via Lyndee Henderson)
7 Tips for Metadata Magic for Self-Publishers (The Book Designer)
New YA-Only Imprints Seek to Make Their Mark (PW)
Self-Publishing a New Edition? Get Rid of the Old One First! (Catherine Caffeinated)
And finally, please consider nominating Seekerville for the 17th Annual Writer’s Digest 101 Best Website for Writer’s Award. Send an email to email@example.com with “101 Websites” in the subject line. We are an Inspirational Romance Writing Community.
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