I don't want to make you nervous, but April 10th is 100th day of the this year. That means you only have 265 days left ....to shoot for the stars.
We Have Winners
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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!
Tuesday was the April Contest Update. Congratulations to Cynthia Herron, our April Diva. Karen Hadley is the winner of her choice of any RWA RITA 2016 finalist book in the inspirational category (as available on Amazon in ebook or print), because you should be reading all the finalists in the category you write or read.
Tina Radcliffe brought you, "The Other Dreaded R: Revisions," on Wednesday, with a little help from her friends. Cynthia Herron is the winner of her choice of any RWA RITA 2016 finalist book in the inspirational category (as available on Amazon in ebook or print), because you should be reading all the finalists in the category you write or read. Laura Conner Kestner is the winner of a Dragnet surprise.
Here are the RITA FINALISTS INSPY CATEGORY:
A Love Like Ours by Becky Wade
Mistletoe Justice by Carol J. Post
The Mountain Midwife by Laurie Alice Eakes
A Noble Masquerade by Kristi Ann Hunter
The Rescued by Marta Perry
P.S. if you are paying attention, and leave a comment today, I'll put your name in the WE Edition bowl for a copy of your choice of any RWA RITA 2016 finalist book in the inspirational category as available on Amazon in print or ebook. Winner announced in the next WE Edition. Mention this opportunity. We'll find out who's skimming! HA!
Thursday Seekerville welcomed back, Love Inspired author Jill Kemerer with some post-Speedbo assistance and a post "All About Fiction Proposals." Barbara Fox is the winner of her newest release, Her Small-Town Romance.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: 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? Come join Missy Tippens as she talks about discovering your own best writing method. She'll be giving away a Kindle copy of Allie Pleiter's book--The Chunky Method Handbook!
Tuesday: Myra Johnson offers tips on "Using the Five Senses for Evocative Description." Share a descriptive snippet from your wip or tell us some of your own tips on writing description. Myra will be giving away winner's choice of one of her published books OR a copy of Word Painting Revised Edition: The Fine Art of Writing Descriptively, by Rebecca McClanahan.
Wednesday: Join Julie Lessman as she discusses one of the greatest treasures she’s discovered as an author in “Over the Rainbow: An Author’s True Pot of Gold.” Giveaway included.
Friday: Best of the Archives: "7 Things You Need to Stop Doing...NOW!" with Tina Radcliffe. Comments are closed each Friday so we can achieve our reading and writing goals.
Congratulations Seekerville. We're starting our 9th year with 2 million unique page views and our fourth year as a recipient of this honor: 101 Best Websites for Writers ! Thank you, Villagers for making this happens.
Now you can follow Seekerville on Instagram.
Tina Radcliffe's 14th sale to Woman's World, "Music of Love" is in this week's issue (available through Wednesday).
Save the Date! April 22-25. Ruth Logan Herne and the Spring Christian Scavenger Hunt are coming at you!
DEAL ALERT! Book one in Julie Lessman’s Heart of San Francisco series, Love at Any Cost, will be on e-sale for only 99 cents ONE DAY ONLY, Monday, April 11, so mark your calendars! Here’s the link to CBD for Love at Any Cost and the link to a really cool VIDEO about Love at Any Cost, so do check them out.
Random News and Information
Thank you to everyone who sent links!
Did you know that in April you get 5000 bonus points at Harlequin rewards for your Love Inspired book purchase? And you can buy them anywhere and still get the rewards. Check it out here. **Just changed on Harlequin page to 3000**
The Worst Proofreading Error of All-Time (Steve Laube Agency Blog)
24 Quotes That Will Inspire You to Write More (Buzz Feed Books)
The man with no plot: how I watched Lee Child write a Jack Reacher novel (The Passive Voice)
Two Posts on Contracts -Kristine Kathryn Rusch Blog and (please note this one has some #%^**language) Whatever Blog.
Ten Things Published Authors Won't Tell You (Janette Rallison & CJ Hill Books)
How To Avoid Computer Vision Syndrome: INFOGRAPHIC (GalleyCat)
What Makes Bestsellers Best? (Writer Unboxed)
Interview with Hugh Howey, Author (DBW)
Jeff Bezos Says Amazon Will Announce a New Kindle Next Week (Mashable)
Introducing EmojiBub: Book Descriptions, Simplified ;) (BookBub Blog)
Write Toward Your Unspecified Anxieties (Jane Friedman)
Two good posts on Author Platform Building! : Bookbaby Blog and The Write Conversation.
Five Common Writing Fears and How to Overcome Them (Live Write Breathe)
Creating Author Newsletters with MailChimp (Romance University)
How To Write Faster And Never Get Writer’s Block (The Creative Penn)
A Quick Glance at Author Promotion Services (Author Culture)
That's it folks, enjoy your weekend reading and writing!