Happy Memorial Day from Seekerville.
When I was I kid, I thought Memorial Day simply meant
the pool was open and I could wear white.
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 your prize DO let us know after 8 weeks per our rules.
Monday Love Inspired Historical author Janet Dean discussed how to bring story people onstage in her post, "Tips for Introducing Characters in Ways that Will Hook Readers." Laura Pol is the winner a $10 Amazon gift card.
What a kick! Tuesday we hosted debut author, Rachelle Dekker (daughter of Ted Dekker) in Seekerville with a dose of "Coloring Outside the Lines." Megan Besing is the winner of her debut novel from Tyndale, The Choosing.
Wednesday Ruth Logan Herne was back with "Three R's: Revise, Rewrite and Resubmit: A Gift You Can Take to the Bank." How to take it on the chin and make the story better! She gave advice on revisions, taking direction and dealing with Writing Reality 101. Olivia, Sherri Woodbridge, Tanya Adler, Deb H and Laura Pol are winners of Healing the Lawman's Heart.
The Characteristics – And The Characters – Of A Christian Novel." Winnie Griggs joined us on Thursday to discuss what a Christian novel is and is not, as well as list some of the questions we should ask and answer about our characters when penning Christian Fiction.Walt Mussel and Mary Hicks won their choice of her current release or any title in her back list.
2014 ACFW Carol Award winner, Tina Radcliffe was your hostess on Friday, with a back to basics post, "Just Write the Scene." It was guaranteed to be a painful day of writing growth. Winners of a scene critique, not to exceed ten pages, are Sherida, Terri Weldon and Sally Shupe. Winner of a triple threat, Missy, Tina and Ruthy's current release in print or ebook is Kathy Bailey.
Monday: Vinspire author Amy J Cappatan is our holiday hostess with her post, "How to Throw a Fantastic Facebook Launch Party (Without Losing Your Sanity)!" Stop by to chat and you could win an e-copy of her YA release, Angelhood.
Tuesday: Let's talk about your website. Matt Jones of Jones House Creative is today's special guest with his post, "Lazy Website Syndrome." Stop by and meet the genius behind many of your favorite author's websites. P.S. The prize vault is open!
Wednesday: We're quoting another furry friend when we say that we have a pawsome day planned today with the return of Sparkle Abbey. They're sharing, "The Heart of Your Story,"with us! Comment for the chance to win a Sparkle Abbey book of your choice. BTW, the next installment for Sparkle Abbey, is coming in June. Take a peek at Downton Tabby.
Thursday: Amanda Barratt comes to Seekerville to talk about writing with integrity and how integrity affects every aspect of our lives. Join us as we explore her wise theory and your name will be tossed in Amanda's cat dish for a copy of her debut offering in Barbour's The Most Eligible Bachelor romance collection!
Friday: It's time for the June Contest Update. Stop by to meet our June diva/divo and of we have more five page critiques ready to giveaway!
Two Days Left to Get Your Name in the Drawing for the Beach Book Bonanza.
Read all about entering the raffle HERE: http://t.co/yIedStsF3L
Stop by Soul Inspirationz for a chance to win a Ruthy and Tina June release!
On Sale This Week For .99!!!! Ruthy's 4.6 Star-rated "Safely Home" is on sale for the next four days for your Kindle or your Kindle App on any device. "Detective Cress Dietrich never intended to come home, but a bullet in the leg, a toxic relationship and her beloved grandmother's cancer diagnosis proved her wrong. Cress Dietrich was the last person Alex Westmore thought he'd be attracted to, but he was wrong. The wounded soul within the tough-as-nails woman calls to him, but can he convince Cress of his love and devotion without revealing the secrets in her grandparents' past?"
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Check out the SYTYCW Boot Camp!
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This is for Tanya Agler who asked a very interesting question yesterday in my blog post, Write the Scene (at the end of the comments).
- How to Choose a POV Character (Writability)
Have a safe and blessed holiday weekend!