We are heading into Week 5 of Speedbo.
The end is near, and we've faced our fears!
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.
Speedbo winners! They are also listed under the Speedbo tab. Those giveaways will be sent out after April 1, 2016.
Lara Hitchcock is the winner a first chapter critique ( that may not exceed 20 pages of an inspirational or sweet romance). Wilani Wahl is the winner a Kindle Fire. Marianne Barkman is the winner of a surprise package of reads!
Alicia Rasley was our special guest on Monday, discussing plotting in her post "The Character Journey." Loraine Nunley is the winner of a copy of Alicia's craft book Point of View and Deanna Stevens is the winner of Janet Dean's LIH The Bounty Hunter's Redemption.
On Tuesday, Sandra Leesmith shared her experience at the Tucson Festival of Books and also discussed how and where to find local resources for learning the craft of writing. Jessica Ferguson, who contributed some great links for Louisiana is the winner of a surprise box of books. Be sure and check out all the links given by commenters in the comment section for some great author resources.
With Speedbo days flying by, Glynna Kaye reminded us on Wednesday that we need to “Forget the Fear and Focus on the FUN!” We chatted about the writing challenges we’ve faced this month—and strategies to get back in the saddle if you’re about to fall off! The winners of her May Love Inspired release, "Claiming the Single Mom's Heart," are Valri, DebH, Sherida Stewart, and Jackie Layton.
Cara Lynn James was our hostess Thursday. No need to exercise to tighten your Sagging Middle — that is, your story's Sagging Middle. Barbara Scott is the winner of a Starbucks gift card.
Next Week in Seekerville
Welcome to Speedbo Week 5!
Speedbo incentives are mailed out April 1. In March we are writing. Winners will be announced in the next Weekend Edition.
Speedbo incentives for the final week of Speedbo include: a $25 Amazon gift card for one Speedbo writer. To another writer, a copy of Writing With Emotion, Tension, and Conflict. To a reader, a surprise box of books. Week 5 Speedbo winners will be announced in the April 2, Weekend Edition.
Monday: Pam Hillman is your hostess today! Stop by and sit a spell with this Mississippi cowgirl!
Tuesday: Jennifer Slattery will be sharing her 3 Keys to a Winning Mindset. Stop by to chat with Jennifer!
Wednesday: Winnie Griggs will share one approach to plotting, using what she calls the 7 Cs method. She will also be giving away a reader’s choice of any book from her back list to one person who leaves a comment on her post.
Thursday: Tina Radcliffe is your hostess on this last day of Speedbo with her post, "The Last Stretch: Why Writers are Like Runners." Stop by for tips and encouragement to take you into the last 24 hours and beyond.
Friday: Our Best of the Archives post: "The Timer is Your Friend with Glynna Kaye." Comments are closed each Friday so we can achieve our reading and writing goals.
Sharee Stover, Chip MacGregor, Mary Connealy, Cyndy Salzman at
The Perfect Proposal workshop given by Chip MacGregor, and hosted by the Nebraska Writer's Guild.
Ruth Logan Herne has been named to Michael Barrett's list of the 40 Best Christian Authors of Today. Hurry over and check it out !
And if you missed her post, Revealed! The Secret to Publishing, on Novel Rocket, do head over to read that inspiring post!
Thanks to everyone who sent links!
HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to the 2016 RITA and Golden Heart finalists! A special shout out to our Villagers!
Business Musings: It’s Up To You (Kristine Kathryn Rusch)
Moneyball for Publishers, A Detailed Look at How We Read (New York Times)
Amazon Comments on TOC Crackdown, Inadvertently Confirms Kindle Unlimited Page Count Scam (The Digital Reader)
How to re-establish your writing habit after taking a break (The Publication Coach)
When is a Book "Out of Print" (Writer Unboxed)
Victorian Doctors Thought Reading Novels Made Women "Incurably Insane" (History Buff)
Helping an Author Launch a Book (The Writer's Alley)
How to Write a Great (and Not Schmaltzy) Love Scene (Jane Friedman)
Creating Author Websites: The Definitive Guide (Write to Done)
5 Things Your Book Description Says About You (And How You Can Improve It) (The Creative Penn)
Keep writing! Have a great weekend. Happy Easter from Seekerville.