We're jumping right into the holiday spirit with marathon holiday movies, from Hallmark to the Classics. Check out the Hallmark 2015 Christmas movies here and there's even a sweepstakes.
What's your favorite holiday movie? I'm voting for The Christmas Card.
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 your prize DO let us know after 8 weeks per our rules.
Last Weekend's Seeker 2015 book of choice winner is Trixi.
Monday DiAnn Mills brought us "A Writer's Tenacity." The winner of a signed copy of her new release, "Deadlock," is Cathy Shouse.
Tuesday was the December Contest Update with our December Diva Preslaysa Williams. Hope you didn't miss our super exciting contest news. If so check it out above under the Current Contest Update tab at the top of our blog! Winners of Christmas reads are Just Commonly and Heidi Robbins. Winners of a first chapter read (see rules in post) are Laura Conner Kestner and LeAnn Bristow.
Winnie Griggs visited on Wednesday and shared about "Backstory: Weaving It In Without Slowing The Pace." How to effectively select what pieces of backstory to include ‘on stage’, when to reveal them and how to thread them through your story in a non author-intrusive manner. Becky aka OhioHomeSchool is the winner of Winnie's December release The Holiday Courtship
Thursday we welcomed back, author and editor, C.S. Lakin with her post, "Starting Your Scenes with a Bang." Rapunzel711 is the winner of a $15 Amazon gift card. Janet Ferguson is the winner of an ecopy of 5 Editors Tackle the 12 Fatal Flaws of Fiction Writing.
Next Week in Seekerville
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Four top historical romance novelists team up in this new collection to offer stories of love and romance with a twist of humor of wedding proposals gone awry. My novella, Runaway Bride contains brief appearances from characters from the Kincaid Brides AND Trouble in Texas series.
Tuesday: Is it pantsing? Is it plotting? Or is it something in between? You decide when Myra Johnson describes her writing process and what she needs to know before typing the very first word of a new book. Join the conversation for a chance to win one of two Audible audio edition giveaways of Myra's novel One Imperfect Christmas.
Wednesday: Janet Dean looks at decorations on her Christmas trees and compares our purpose to glass balls. If you’re not feeling shiny, not feeling like you’re reflecting God’s light, perhaps you need ways to ease the stress of Christmas preparations in her post entitled “Lets Reflect God’s Light at Christmas.” Leave a comment for a chance to win one of three copies of Home for Christmas, a Seeker historical novella collection.
Thursday: Don't even think about missing our post today because Audra Harders and Ruthy Logan Herne are ganging up... er, I mean working together to set the partying table for our New Year's Eve Riotous Celebration on December 31st! Yes, get the red carpet scoop as Ruthy and Audra request (read: BEG) for volunteers and ask your most secret of secret fears so we can go into 2016 ready to "Reach for the Stars." They're offering a $20 Amazon gift card because who can't use an extra $20 in December? Come, say something, and you're in!
Friday: Best of the Archives featuring Sandra Leesmith. Sandra will talk about the ways to show love, a timely topic for this season of love. Comments are closed on Friday to give you more reading and writing time.
A Heart Full of Christmas, Home for Christmas, Hope for the Holidays Contemporary Collection, & Hope for the Holidays Historical Collection.
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JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS! Julie Lessman’s new contemporary, ISLE OF HOPE, is now available in paperback as well as ebook. Need a signed bookplate? Julie will be happy to send one to anyone who contacts her through the contact Julie tab of her website.December 1-7 2015: Julie Lessman kicks off Alexis Goring’s “25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS STORIES” blog series with a fun Christmas interview and THREE GIVEAWAYS! So come by for three chances to win one of Julie’s Christmas e-books—from the Seekers’ Home for Christmas Historical Collection OR Hope for the Holidays Historical Collection, to Julie’s Irish Christmas love story, A Light in the Window. There will be other author giveaways as well,. Hope to see you there!
December 9-13, 2015: Join Julie Lessman for an interview/giveaway on Lena Nelson Dooley’s blog where you can win your choice of any of Julie’s e-books, including Isle of Hope. Here’s the link — hope to see you there!
It's a month-long Ruthy Spectacular at Donna Mynatt's Blog "Donna's Bookshelf"... All through December Donna will be reviewing Ruthy books and doing weekly giveaways and an end of month, end-of-year giveaway to lucky readers wanting to add more Ruthy (especially Christmas Ruthy!) to their shelves! Stop by any day, follow Donna's prompts, and have your name tossed into the famous Ruthy cat dish!
Thank you to the Villagers and Seekers who sent links and news!
The Harlequin Community Open House is about to begin!
Engaging Audiences through Twitter in 15 Minutes a Day (Jane Friedman)
Avoid Weak Words (The Steve Laube Blog)
17 Inspirational Quotes from Authors to Keep You Writing (DIY Author)
The Off-Road Vehicle Mind vs. the Paved Story Plan (Writer Unboxed)
"Our Hometown Romance imprint is currently seeking multi-author novella anthologies for publication in 2017. All novellas should be Christian romance. Anthologies should be four novellas in total. We are open to either contemporary or historical settings." (Redbud Press)
Home Office Design: Infographic (GalleyCat)
I am a Writer—Own it! (Writers in the Storm)
November 2015 – the UK report: Author Earnings on Amazon.co.uk (Author Earnings)
Enjoy this Weekend Edition feature during December.
Litographs: Art from Books
Best Literary Decor Ever (Read It Forward)
Out of Print: Celebrate the World's Great Books Through Fashion
DVD: The Hero's Two Journeys (Michael Hauge Story Mastery)
Best Of Warner Bros.: 20 Film Collection - Romance (Walmart)
Happily Ever After at Etsy -here, and here
A Christmas Gift Guide for Readers (Bethany House)
And we leave you with...
Why Books are the Best...for Gifts (The Book Designer)
Have a terrific reading and writing weekend! #NoLimits Ho Ho Ho