This weekend we're partying on the island.
We're bringing you highlights of our time on Unpubbed Island,
And a peek back at our departure, along with a fun giveaway.
Ruth Logan Herne-2009
Cara Lynn James-2009
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Monday Mary Connealy was your hostess with her post, "This Free Novella Thing." Katherine Good is the winner of a $15 Amazon gift card.
Tuesday Janalyn Voigt was our special guest today. Her post was "Where to Start a Novel (Tips and Traps)." Hope you downloaded her free Character Development Worksheet! Winner of an ecopy of DawnSinger is ArtistLibrarian.
Hallmark movie, anyone? Wednesday we were joined by award-winning Christy nominee Denise Hunter for a peek into the world of selling a book to Hallmark. Denise discussed what happens When a Book Becomes a Hallmark Movie: 8 Things You Didn’t Know. Just Commonly is the winner of The Convenient Groom, which will soon be a Hallmark movie.
Thursday Sandra Leesmith talked about the world of Audible.com. Stephanie Trietsch is the winner of an iPod loaded with her Audible books She also shared some surprise photos.
|The original Unpublished Island map. Circa 2005.|
Monday: We're delighted to welcome New York Times bestselling author, Linda Goodnight back to Seekerville. Linda is breezing in with wonderful advice about the five common mistakes in writing and she's graciously offering a copy of either her acclaimed "The Memory House" or "The Rain Sparrow" to one lucky commenter from the U.S.!
Tuesday: Myra Johnson brings us “A Random Top 10 List of Romance Novel Clichés.” Perhaps you’ll come up with a few cliche’s of your own to add to the list. Or share your ideas for keeping description, characterization, and familiar romance tropes from going stale. To celebrate Myra’s soon-to-be-released Castles in the Clouds, book 2 in her Flowers of Eden series (coming in August), Myra is giving away a copy of book 1, The Sweetest Rain—or, if you’ve already read it, any other of Myra’s published novels.
Wednesday: Publisher's Weekly bestselling author, Debby Giusti is your hostess in Seekerville! Debby will be talking about "The Unexpected Blessings of the Writing Life," with a fun giveaway. Be sure to stop by to join in the conversation!
Thursday: We're so excited to have Victoria Bylin return to Seekerville! Her post is called, "Lessons Learned From The Book That Nearly Did Me In." Plus she brought goodies and has three giveaways. One each for three commenters.
Friday: Best of the Archives: featuring Mary Connealy and her post, "Characters Welcome."
|And then there were four. Postcards from Unpublished Island, Dec. 1, 2009.|
CHRISTIAN FICTION READER’S RETREAT FACE BOOK PARTY JUNE 13! Join Julie Lessman, Myra Johnson, Susan Anne Mason, Dani Pettrey, Shelley Shepherd Gray, Carrie Turansky, Becky Wade and a host of other authors this coming Monday, June 13th from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. eastern time. Giveaways included with each author’s 15-minute segment, so don’t miss out! Here’s the link: CFRR FB PARTY!
Since we're on the island, it's only appropriate to eat seafood. Tina Radcliffe prepared Crab Louie in Yankee Belle Cafe yesterday. It's not too late to stop by for a taste. This is part of her Chef-in-Residence stint.
|From the April 9, 2010 post. What I Wish I Knew Before I Sold A Book|
Thanks to everyone who sent links!
WOOT! Another Villager sails off the island! Congratulations, Diva Jackie!
5 Ways Google+ Can Rock Your Search Rankings (and Your World) (Writers in the Storm)**
Laura Drake presents: Your First Chapter – Reader Glue (Romance University)**
Book Marketing: Facebook Advertising For Authors With Mark Dawson (The Creative Penn)
Navigating a Long-Running Series By Katherine Hall Page (Romance University)**
How to Eliminate the Verb 'to be' (Publication Coach)
The Myth About Print Coming Back and Bookstores on the Rise (Jane Friedman)
Stealing Books in the Age of Self-Publishing (The Atlantic)**
On Piracy, Freeloading, and Glass Houses (The Digital Reader)
In Search of Obscure Words for Even Rarer Feelings (Literary Hub)
In case you missed it last week-How Much Do Indie Authors Earn From Amazon?(GalleyCat)**
Write Your Bio (a.k.a. an answer for Michael Beverly) (Steven Pressfield Online)**
How to Start Your Book in the Right Place (and Save Your Reader from Boredom, Frustration and Despair) (The Book Designer)**
Attention, Readers: ‘Rotten Tomatoes For Books’ Is Here (The Passive Voice)
Focus, and How to Regain it: A Lesson from the Trial Ring (Writer Unboxed)
Whose Story Is It? (Romance University)**
**Short on time? Read these now and save the rest for later!**
Have a great writing and reading weekend!