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Weekend Edition Winner of their choice of one of the 2016 RWA RITA finalist books as available on Amazon in print or ebook is Dana McNeely.
Do you thrive on writing for short bursts of time, or are you the type who wants to hide away for a week to write? Monday we joined Missy Tippens to talk about discovering your own best writing method. Kara Isaac is the winner of a Kindle copy of Allie Pleiter's book--The Chunky Method Handbook!
Tuesday Myra Johnson offered tips on "Using the Five Senses for Evocative Description." Commenters shared a descriptive snippet from their wip or told us some of their own tips on writing description. Stephanie Trietsch is the winner of her choice of one of Myra's published books OR a copy of Word Painting Revised Edition: The Fine Art of Writing Descriptively, by Rebecca McClanahan.
Wednesday we joined Julie Lessman as she discussed one of the greatest treasures she’s discovered as an author in “Over the Rainbow: An Author’s True Pot of Gold.” Lara Hitchcock, Edwina, and Megan Besing are the winners of their choice of an ecopy of Isle of Hope, A Glimmer of Hope, or A Light in the Window.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Villager, philosopher and Ad Man, Vince Mooney is our guest, talking about book reviews. Want tips on encouraging readers to review your books? Want tips on how to write book reviews? Don't miss this post! Leave a comment for a chance to win Janet Dean's The Bounty Hunter's Redemption.
Tuesday: Howard Books debut author Kara Isaac is our guest today. Kara is a long time Villager and we're delighted to share her journey with her post, "Write the Crazy Book." One commenter will win a copy of Close to You.
Wednesday: Publisher's Weekly best-selling author and Seeker, Debby Giusti will share good news, along with travel details and pictures of her “Amish Road Trip!” Can you hear the clip-clop of the horses’ hooves? If so, wave to the Amish buggy passing on the roadway. Do you recognize the woman in the black bonnet? She might be a character in Debby’s next book! Stop by to chat and leave a comment to be entered in a drawing for one of Debby’s Amish stories!
Thursday: "Top Three Tips For Selling Your Novel Without An Agent," with our special guest, Dani Pettrey. Not only is she stopping by to chat, but she's giving away an autographed copy of Cold Shot and $10 Starbucks gift card. Books and coffee are just made to go together, so don't miss this opportunity!
Friday: Best of the Archives: "Juicy Words," with Glynna Kaye. Comments are closed each Friday so we can achieve our reading and writing goals.
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Join Ruth Logan Herne and friends for the Christian Scavenger Hunt.
Starting Friday at noon, and then going for two full days of rollicking fun! You'll start at LISA BERGREN'S site and be directed from there to 31 other sites... and a chance at a lot of prizes! Join the fun Friday, 4/22 at noon... and you've got all weekend to go through the stops!
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Sandra Leesmith will be signing books at the Tempe Book Festival Saturday, April 16 from 10:00-3:00. Held at the Tempe Public Library,3500 S. Rural Road,Tempe, AZ 85282
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EXCITEMENT!!!! The next stage of announcements for Love Inspired's Manuscript Matchmakers is Monday, April 18th! Editors will announce which team members will be moving on to the final round. Qualifying authors will be invited to submit their complete manuscript. Authors who are not moving on will privately receive personalized feedback. Authors who are moving on will have until July 15 to submit their full manuscripts
The Harlequin Heartwarming Blitz is still going on. It's not too late to enter.
Amazon’s New Kindle Oasis Is the Fanciest-Pantsiest E-Reader Ever (Wired)
Love Inspired Editor Emily Rodmell is now on FB (**Excellent Resource**)
KU Scammers Attack Amazon’s Free Ebook Charts (Let's Get Digital) **Excellent**
Indie Author Fringe April 2016: AGENDA (Indie Author Fringe) Audio Sessions **Excellent Resource**
Learn to Write Deep and Rich Story Conflict (Helping Writers Become Authors) **Excellent**
Writing Building Blocks: Paragraph Breaks & Voice (Jami Gold) **Excellent**
Why Do Cats Love Bookstores? (Literary Hub)
9 Common Characteristics of People Destined for Greatness (Huffington Post)
Eilis O'Hanlon: My tale of a book thief sparked an online frenzy. But what happened next? (Independent IE)
21 Tips To Beat Writer’s Block (Bookbaby Blog)
Facebook Changes for Groups & Pages (The Author Road Map)
The Making of a Cover: Sea Rose Lane by Irene Hannon (YouTube)
Research backs up the instinct that walking improves creativity (Quartz)
Instagram Primer for Indie Authors (The Book Designer) **Excellent**
Perfecting Your Writer's Pitch (The Write Editing)
Writing & Bathing (Writer Unboxed)
Attract & Engage Readers with Image Marketing (The Creative Penn) AND What is the Art of the Hustle and Why it Matters (Bad Redhead Media) **Both Excellent**
This is the last day of National Library Week. Leave a comment for a chance to win a Library Card Mug from Outofprint.com. Winner announced in the next Weekend Edition.
Have a great reading and writing weekend.