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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.
Speedbo winners! They are also listed under the Speedbo tab. Those giveaways will be sent out after April 1, 2016.
Becky B (OhioHomeSchool) is the winner of a surprise package of books. Toni Shiloh is the winner of a $25 Amazon Gift Card.
Clari Dees, Mary Lawson and Natalie Monk are winners of Ruth Logan Herne's first book in the Double S Ranch Series, Back in the Saddle.
We're halfway there in Speedbo! Missy Tippens shared "Battling Through Your Manuscript … One Scene at a Time," on Monday, with ways to brainstorm ideas for scenes. Patti Jo is the winner of a spring tote and sachet!
Tuesday our hostess was Myra Johnson, who picked up where Ruthy left off last Thursday with a mid-month Speedbo checkup and more tips to stay on track with your goals. Jill Weatherholt is the winner of Myra's historical romance The Sweetest Rain, and Mildred Bastidas wins the 10-page critique of her work-in-progress!
Debby Giusti was our hostess on Wednesday. She promised to add a bit of fun to our Speedbo marathon and she delivered! Meghan Gorecki is the winner of a $15 Starbucks' gift card and one of Debby's books--winner's choice.
On Thursday, New York Times Bestselling author Terri Blackstock was our very special guest with her post, "Don't Get it Right, Get it Written." Tracey Hagwood is the winner a copy of If I Run!!
Next Week in Seekerville
Welcome to Speedbo Week 4!
Speedbo incentives are mailed out April 1. In March we are writing. Winners will be announced in the next Weekend Edition.
This week's incentives include a first chapter critique that may not exceed 20 pages of an inspirational or sweet romance, a Kindle Fire for one Speedbo writer. For a reader, a surprise box of reads!
Monday: Guest Alicia Rasley will be in Seekerville discussing plotting in her post "The Character Journey." If you've got questions about your plot or just want to chat, leave a comment for a chance to win a copy of Alicia's craft book Point of View or a copy of Janet Dean's LIH The Bounty Hunter's Redemption.
Tuesday: Sandra Leesmith will share her experience at the Tucson Festival of Books and also discuss how and where to find local resources for learning the craft of writing.
Wednesday: With Speedbo days flying by, Glynna Kaye reminds us to “Forget the Fear and Focus on the FUN!” Join us to chat about the writing challenges we’ve faced this month—and strategies to get back in the saddle if you’re about to fall off!
Thursday: Cara Lynn James is our hostess today. No need to exercise to tighten your Sagging Middle — that is, your story's Sagging Middle. Just follow a few simple steps that will guide you right through the middle to the end.Stop by to chat with Cara!
Friday: Best of the Archives is "Find Your Writing Sweet Spot" with Debby Giusti. We'll also announce the Speedbo incentives for the final Speedbo week. Comments are closed each Friday so we can achieve our reading and writing goals.
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Check out The Doctor's Second Chance, by Missy Tippens, featured in Harlequin's March Best of the Best!
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Random News & Information
Thanks to everyone who sent links!
Congratulations to the 2015 Reviewers' Choice and Career Achievement Winners! (RT Book Reviews)
Nancy Drew coming back to TV. (TheMarySue.com)
4 Lessons for Authors on the Current State of Publishing (Jane Friedman) *Must read*
Why You Can't Find an Agent (Jamie Chavez)
Where Have All the (Facebook) Fans Gone,& What To Do About it (Author Roadmap)
10 BookBub Myths Busted (BookBub Partners)
Irish in our English: Why Do We Say That? (Romancing History)
The Author's Voice (Books & Such Literary)
8 Practical Tips to Avoid Too Much Plot in Your Novel (The Writer's Dig)
Top 8 Email Marketing Takeaways from DBW 2016 (BookBub Partners)
Top 3 Submission Errors and How Authors Can Fix ’em by Ann Leslie Tuttle* (Romance University)
Amazon Wants the Patent for Pay-by-Selfie (Re/Code)
Other People's Heads (Writer Unboxed)
That's it! Keep writing!