Stop WRITE there. This is the place to check in. Week 2 of Speedbo. Congratulations to all 136 of us who WROTE to this point. Remember that you can join the race at any time. Details are here.
We Have Winners
Giveaway rules can be found here. Please drop us a line to claim your giveaway at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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?
This week's winner of a $25 Amazon Speedbo gift card is LoRee Peery. Winner of a one chapter manuscript critique is DebH. The box of books winner is Tracey Hagwood.
All prizes are mailed out April 1. During Speedbo we write.
Comment any day this week to win the VERY SAME GIVEAWAYS in week three of Speedbo! Remember that you must either be enrolled in Speedbo for the gift card and critique or have declared yourself a cheerleader for the box of books! Let us know how you're doing and if you want to be entered!
Weekend Edition winner of Homestead Brides Collection is Sherida. Winner of a Oregon Trails Romance Collection when it releases is Becky Dempsey.
Two-time Christy Award winner and RITA finalist DiAnn Mills brought us tips for meeting deadlines in her post "Was that a Truck that Hit Me, or a Deadline?" Candee Fick is the winner of her soon-to-be-released book, Double Cross (FBI: Houston).
Tuesday Seeker (and pantser!) Myra Johnson joined us for "A pantser plots: from the middle, to the beginning, to the end." Using James Scott Bell's book Write Your Novel From the Middle: A New Approach for Plotters, Pantsers and Everyone in Between, Myra took a look at a plotting method even die-The three winners of the Kindle version of Jim Bell's eye-opening book are Mindy H , LeAnne B, & Dora H.
Move over Tammy Wynette! On Wednesday, Julie Lessman’s blog entitled "STAND BY YOUR MAN: Redeeming Haunted Heroes”had plenty of fast and furious tips to make that bad-boy hero into a real hero your readers will love! Kathryn Barker is the winner of a giveaway of any of her books or novellas (including signed paper copies of her novellas).
Thursday we joined Ruth Logan Herne aka: "The Ruthinator" as she she burst into town demanding that you visualize yourself as successful, because if you won't... WHO WILL???? Kaybee is the winner of $25 Amazon card in honor and hopes of your success!
Seeker Tina Radcliffe revisted the romantic arc today. Winner of a Seeker BOC is Bette. Winner of a print version of Romance-ology 101 is Tanya Agler.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Love Inspired Historical author Janet Dean will share tips on writing internal monologue in her post "Introspection: The Advantages and Pitfalls." Leave a comment for the chance to win a $15 Amazon gift card.
Tuesday: Love Inspired editor Emily Rodmell is our special guest, sharing how writers can turn a few pages a day into multiple books each year. And she'll have details about a fabulous new opportunity for authors who want to write for the Love Inspired lines!!! Plus, to celebrate Emily's visit... and her surprise... We're drawing names for surprise package giveaways courtesy of your Seeker friends! Leave a comment for Emily to be entered in this and all the #Speedbo drawings!
Wednesday: Love Inspired Author Debby Giusti blogs today. She’ll talk about “Speedbo—Quality vs. Quantity.” Be sure to stop by and join in the conversation. Leave a comment to be entered in a drawing for Debby’s March release—an Amish suspense story—entitled, “STRANDED.”
Thursday: Abingdon Press and Love Inspired author Lisa Carter returns with a Speedbo post entitled, "Story Weaving—10 Fundamentals in Writing the Romantic Suspense Novel." Lisa is also giving away two copies of her latest release, Vines of Entanglement.
Friday: Speedbo is either half over or half begun. You decide with our Gatorade Midpoint Post . Today we'll talk about what some of your favorite authors do when they're STUCK. Stop by and chat and of course we have some giveaway incentives.
|Welcome Spring with this Historical & Contemporary Collection featuring many of the Seeker authors!|
10-BOOK GIVEAWAY!! Ten authors of historical romance including our very own Julie Lessman have teamed up to bring you a fun giveaway, so here’s the link and GOOD LUCK!!
Sandra Leesmith will be signing books at the Tucson Festival of Books on March 14-15. On Saturday, March 14, Sandra will be signing her sweet and inspirational romances at the Desert Dreams booth from 9:30-5:30. On Sunday, March 15, Sandra will be signing her children's books at the Children's Author Pavilion from 1:00 - 3:30 pm. If you are in town, be sure and stop by. The Tucson Festival of Books is a book lovers dream come true.
Missy Tippens will be featured on Script Chics March 19-25. 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
Thanks to those who sent me links and quotes!
ACFW Contest Deadlines are Sunday! As of 4:00 pm Central on March 15th, the opportunity is over for this year. Make sure your entry/entries arrive in time. www.acfw.com/genesis or www.acfw.com/carol
Maine bed & breakfast owner will sell her inn to anyone for just 200 words.(Someecards)
Good news Longmire fans. Seasons 1 & 2 are up on Netflix.
James Scott Bell on Writing Smarter (Storyfix 2.0)
This Is The Reason Facebook Pages Are Still Useful For Authors (BadRedhead Media)
Who's afraid of self-publishing? #authorsay (FUTUREBOOK)
How to Register Your Blog with the US Copyright Office (Helen Sedwick)
How to Promote Your eBook Using Twitter and Hashtags (Marketing Tips for Authors)
Writing Spies: Which Agency Does What to Who? (Writers in the Storm)
How to Make a New Habit Stick (Michael Hyatt) Probably written for Speedbo!
Self-Pub 101 - May 10-16. Marie Force Virtual Workshops
Upcoming Events (Free and Paid) With Jane—Plus Other Opportunities (Jane Friedman)
That's it! Speedbo on!!