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Amanda Barratt returned to Seekerville on Monday, with her post, "Writing Tight: Making Every Word Count." The California Gold Rush Romance Collection winner is Heidi.
Just in time to prep those requests you brought back from RWA 16 "San Diego," Ruth Logan Herne shared how to "Polish, Primp and Pimp Your Prose Like a Pro," on Tuesday. Becky Smith, Rebecca McLafferty, Trixi, Phyllis Wheeler and Boo are winners of Her Unexpected Family. Winner of either a chapter, cover letter or synopsis critique is Rhonda Starnes!
Wednesday Seeker Glynna Kaye chatted about “Tony Is A Pony: Making the Most of Your Writing Journey Right Where You’re At.” Edwina, Ruth Ann Dell, and Terri are the winners of a Kindle copy of Susan May Warren’s informative guide, “How to Write A Brilliant Romance.”
Cara Lynn James was your hostess Thursday with her post "How to Write Passive Characters." DEBH is the winner of a Starbucks gift card.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Mary Connealy is your hostess and she's bringing Disney's Frozen to Seekerville. Stop by and you might win No Way Up!
Tuesday:Kimberly Rose Johnson is our special guest with her post, "The Pros and Cons of Writing for a Small Publisher." Be sure to leave a comment and you can win a copy of her latest release, A Love To Treasure.
Wednesday: Today we welcome back Love Inspired Suspense author Lisa Phillips as our special guest as she delves into "Failing Out Loud", a wonderful look at epic fails in the public eye. And stop in and chat because Lisa is generously giving away FIVE copies of "Dead End"!
Thursday: Time for the August Contest Update. Stop by to meet our August Diva/Divo. The prize vault is OPEN!
Friday: Best of the Archives featuring Ruth Logan Herne. Comments are closed on Fridays so we all can catch up on our reading and writing.
Tina Radcliffe's Author Page launches this weekend on Facebook with an Open House. Stop by and leave a comment. Two names will be drawn from the comments for two fun open house giveaways. Winners announced here and on FB next weekend.
Inspirational Romance Summer Giveaway. Runs August 1-8!The fun is about to begin! bit.ly/inspyromance
The end of our Christmas in July sale is near!
Hope for the Holidays Contemporary Collection http://amzn.to/293gMta
Hope for the Holidays Historical Collection http://amzn.to/29dXSjJ
A Heart Full of Christmas Contemporary Collection http://amzn.to/29aNv2W
Home for Christmas Historical Collection http://amzn.to/293WyCX
If you'd like your own August calendar to track your goals, as suggested by Glynna Kaye in her Wednesday post, click here and download the pdf.
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We LOVE Giveaways in Seekerville and we love our Villagers. Check out this post over at Meg's Minutes website! Inbox Surprise: Read the Signs I Say!
Saturday, August 6 is the first Lurker Day of Seekerville's Lurker Weekend. If you're a lurker, you have an entire week to prepare. There will be 13 giveaways!
Seven Tools to Spark Ideas for Writing Historical Fiction (Sherida Stewart)
An Editor's Guide to Writing Your Synopsis (SYTYCW)**
3 Steps to Calculating Your Social Media ROI (Andrea Vahl)** AWESOME
Behind The Scenes Of An Indie Author Business: Tools And Technical Architecture (The Creative Penn)** AWESOMENESS!
Killing the Sacred Cows of Publishing: You Must Be Talented to Be a Professional Writer (Dean Wesley Smith)**
You and the Writing Cave (WITS) ** Read her bio and let's all go to France and stay in a chateau in 2017!
Characters Who Take On The Hero’s Journey: INFOGRAPHIC (GalleyCat)
Maverick women writers are upending the book industry and selling millions in the process (Quartz)**
Facebook vs Snapchat: which is the better channel for your brand? (Search Engine Watch)
Do Pop-Up Forms Really Work? (Copy Blogger)**
How a City in France Got the World's First Short-Story Vending Machines (The New Yorker)
How to Use Brand Names in Your Fiction (Better Novel Project)**
Short on Time? **Read these first and come back later to catch up on the rest!
That's it! Have a great reading and writing weekend. Don't forget to leave a comment for your chance at this...full of books!