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STARTING LINE UP AMAZON GIFT CARD WINNERS ARE MEGAN BRUMMER & MARY GARCIA.
THIS WEEK IN SPEEDBO WE HAVE A $25 AMAZON GIFT CARD & A ONE CHAPTER CRITIQUE UP FOR GRABS. TWO SPEEDBO WINNERS. A PACK OF BOOKS TO ONE CHEERLEADER!
YOU MUST COMMENT TO BE IN THE DRAWING. LET US KNOW IF YOU WANT THE CRITIQUE. WINNERS ANNOUNCED IN THE NEXT WEEKEND EDITION. PRIZES MAILED OUT APRIL 1. DURING SPEEDBO WE WRITE!
We Have Winners
Giveaway rules can be found here. Please drop us a line to claim your giveaway at email@example.com. All prizes not claimed in 8 weeks go back into the prize vault. We wish we could contact all our winners individually, but we'd rather write books! And P.S. -if we forget to send our your prize DO let us know after 8 weeks per our rules.
Did you claim your giveaway from LAST WEEK?
Sandra Leesmith helped prepare you for Speedbo by comparing the pursuit of success in writing with the pursuit of success in her favorite sport, pickleball. Winner of an autographed book by Sandra or a Seeker available ebook of choice is Elizabeth Van Tassel.
Wednesday Love Inspired author and Seeker, Tina Radcliffe brought you Part 2 of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Writers (based on the Stephen Covey best-seller)." Winner of a Seeker book of choice is Sandra Kern.
"BETTING ON HOPE and Putting Faith in NEW HORIZONS Along the Road to Becoming a Hybrid Author." Debra Clopton visited Seekerville Thursday! Debra discussed her latest endeavors, the cost, the casualties and the rewards of the journey. And the books that make it all worth the trip! Olivia is the winner of one book, winners choice, from her back list.
Friday was the March Contest Update! Congrats to our DIVA EILEEN BARNES! Winner of a Seeker Book of choice is Melissa Jagears.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: Today, Mary Connealy will be kicking off a month of #NO LIMITS SPEEDBO.An uplifting, encouraging, pep-talk to get you going on your word count and an article SHORT enough to give you NO EXCUSES.(and to give Mary no excuses either). There will be a giveaway for a $25 Amazon gift card to one lucky commenter.
Tuesday: What's the one thing all successful people have in common? They fail. A lot. They fail more than the average person. Successful people fail more often because they're not afraid of taking risks. They aren't derailed by failure. Instead, successful people use failures as a launching pad to success. Today, visit with an expert on failure, Sherri Shackelford, and learn some tips and tricks to overcome your fears and increase your productivity with her post, "Failing Your Way to Success." There will be a giveaway of two copies of The Engagement Bargain.
Wednesday:Love Inspired author Carolyne Aarsen stops in to talk about "The Freedom of Chains," how discipline allows you freedom to write. Stop in and chat with this wonderful, hard-working author you'll be entered for one of THREE SETS of Carolyne's newest books Her Cowboy Hero and Reunited With the Cowboy, books 1 and 2 of her "Refuge Ranch" series.
Thursday: Cathy Yardley is back in Seekerville today to discuss revisions: when to do them, and how to do them. Also, why you might not want to revise as you’re doing a fast Speedbo draft! She’ll also give away a copy of her book Rock Your Revisions.
Friday: Tina Radcliffe is your hostess with a Speedbo Appropriate post called, "What Have You Done Today to Make Your Dream Come True." Stop by for an appropriate kick in the pants and equally appropriate giveaway!
Ruthy's long-awaited "Year of Weddings Novella" is on sale now! TNZ Fiction > A Year of Weddings is just the bounce-into-spring story we've all been waiting for! When high-stakes Philadelphia lawyer Greg Elizondo inherits his mother's vintage bridal salon, he has to face the store's possible demise... until third-year law student Tara Simonetti walks in the door, ready to work. And work she does, leaving the mark of her job on Elena's Bridal... and Greg's heart! And Ruthy's giving away some e-copies on her Blog. Head over, leave a comment about weddings and you're in: Easy-peasy!
AND Seekerville is giving away 5 copies of All Dressed Up in Love: A March Wedding Story (A Year of Weddings Novella Book 4) - for any e-reader, but you have to say you want it!!! Winners announced in the next Weekend Edition.
Missy Tippens will be featured on Script Chics March 19-25. So mark your calendar, NOW! The Chicks will be reading and discussing her RITA finalist book, A House Full of Hope. Also, Missy will be doing a giveaway that week, so be sure to drop by!
Random News & Information
Tying Character Types to Plot, Suspense, and Emotion (Writer Unboxed)
How To Build Your Readership Six Ways (Without Social Media) (the Future of ink)
The Reason Your Author Platform Matters (Badredhead Media)
Getting Your Self-Published Book Into Bookstores And Libraries With Debbie Young (The Creative Penn)
How to Read More Than Three Books A Month (GalleyCat)
The Top 10 Things All Authors Should Know About Amazon (The Passive Voice)
When Discoverability Arrives Too Late (DBW)
Publishers bypass literary agents to discover bestseller talent (theguardian)
8 Tips for a Successful Booksigning (BookDaily)
Speedbo....31 days and counting! No Rules! Just Write!