Saturday, June 20, 2015
The Weekend Edition
Happy Father's Day Seekerville!
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.
Mary Preston is last Weekend Edition's winner of Mary Connealy's Now & Forever.
Monday Love Inspired Historical author Janet Dean discussed tips for writing opening lines of scenes and chapters that will keep readers turning pages in her post “Hooks, Lines and Sinkers: How to Reel in Readers.” Valri is the winner of a $10 Amazon gift card.
Angela Meyer was our guest on Tuesday, talking DIY Tech. How to make free tech tools on the internet be your friend. Sherida is the winner of Angela's new release Where Hope Starts.
Wednesday Love Inspired Suspense Author Debby Giusti discussed the ins and outs of airline travel and packing for writing-based destinations in her blog, "International Research: Travel Tips and More." She included photos of her recent trip to Poland. Kathryn Barker is the winner of a the first-ever giveaway of her August release Person of Interest!
Eva Marie Everson is our guest Thursday, and she took us on a trip...waaay back! Her post was called, "Writing Out of an Era." Pat Jeanne is the winner of a copy of her latest release from Tyndale, Five Brides!
Love Inspired and Revell author, Christine Johnson was with us Friday, sharing "The Best Advice I've Received on the Road to Publication." Cindy W is the winner of Christine's her latest release, Love's Rescue.
Next Week In Seekerville
Monday: Clutter. Our houses are filled with it. Our cars looks like a dumpster, our computers are fragmented. And don't even get me started talking about our minds! Decluttering sounds easy, but when our time is even more cluttered than everything else, what's a girl to do? Join Pam Hillman as we discuss ways to declutter all across the board.
Tuesday: Sandra Leesmith will be talking about "Using Unique Real Life Experiences in Your WIP." She has some interesting, almost unbelievable, experiences to share that she has used in her writing. Those who share their unique experiences they have used will be put in for a delightful surprise package. This is Sandra’s birthday month so she is feeling generous because its a major number that means she gets more money.
Wednesday: Glynna Kaye joins us for "July Is Your New January," a midyear look at getting back on track with your 2015 writing goals. She's giving away THREE copies of her October release, "Rekindling the Widower's Heart" (the first in her new Hearts of Hunter Ridge series for Love Inspired).
Thursday: Cara Lynn James is our hostess today. Stop by Seekerville and we'll gather round the cappuccino maker to chat and share.
Friday: Time for the July Contest Update! Stop by to meet the July Contest Diva/Divo. The prize vault will be open.
JULIE LESSMAN SIGHTING!
Tuesday, June 23, 6-9:30 EDT, TIME FOR TEA & ROMANCE! Join Julie, Carrie Turansky, Melissa Jagears - Author, MaryLu Tyndall, Tamera Alexander, Gina Marie Welborn, and Carrie Fancett Pagels for a TIME FOR TEA & ROMANCE tea party, where you can chat with these authors on Facebook and win WONDERFUL prizes from each in addition to a grand prize. Julie's personal giveaway is her Heart of San Francisco trilogy, a cable car tin of Ghiradelli chocolates, and a $10 Starbucks gift card, plus prizes from the other authors and a grand prize of a beautiful Tea for Two Set with teacups and saucers, table cloth, tea, chocolate, and scone mix.
NOTE: THIS IS A PRIVATE PARTY, SO TO BE INVITED, SIMPLY GO TO JULIE LESSMAN'S FACEBOOK PAGE OR ANY OF THE AUTHORS' FACEBOOK PAGES LISTED ABOVE AND LEAVE A COMMENT REQUESTING AN INVITE, AND WE'LL SEND YOU ONE, OKAY? HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
THE AGENT'S SECRET PAST, by Debby Giusti, finaled in not only the Daphne du Maurier Award for Inspirational Suspense but also Colorado Romance Writers' Award of Excellence.
Random News & Information
Thanks to the Seekers and Villagers who contribute links!
Writing Spies: Finding Bugs – Who, When, and How? (Writers in the Storm)
Making the Jump from Non-Fiction to Fiction…Or Vice Versa by Suzanne Woods Fisher (ACFW Blog)
Amazon Updates Kindle Unlimited and Lending Library Royalty Terms (PW)
Social Media Etiquette: 15 Dos and Don’ts for Authors (Kill Zone)
Forever Yours, the Digital-First romance imprint of Grand Central Publishing, accepts manuscript submissions from both agented and unagented authors. Submit your novella (12,000 to 35,000 words) or novel-lenth (35,000 to 100,000 word) manuscript in any romance sub-genre. Forever Yours pays 25% royalties, paid quarterly. For more details, go here. (Cindi Myers Market News's Blog)
Top 10 Scrivener Features for Writers by Gwen Hernandez (Writers in the Storm)
How to Slay the Email Monster (ChurchMag)
Use Beta Readers to Strengthen Your Stories ( The Editor's Blog)
Staying Sane in a Crazy (Self-Publishing) World (Let's Get Digital)
Want to Succeed in Self-Publishing? Don’t Do Everything Yourself (The Passive Voice)
7 free tools for anyone who wants to become a better writer (Mashable)
Here's the #NoLimits quote of the week.
Have a great reading and writing weekend!