Welcome to the 3rd Birthday Weekend Edition in celebration of our 9th Birthday.
That means Seekerville is starting year TEN! Every week we have a fabulous giveaway ($50 Amazon gift card or a Kindle Fire) and on November 5 we'll draw for our Grand Prize, an iPad mini.
|Tina Radcliffe's most memorable birthday present.|
This week we're talking birthday presents. What was your most memorable one? Leave a comment today for your own Seekerville birthday giveaway. For one reader a surprise package of books. For one writer the Descriptive Thesaurus book of choice in print or ecopy.
We Have Winners
If you are not familiar with our giveaway rules, take a minute to read them here. It keeps us all happy! All winners should send their name, address, and phone number to claim prizes. Send to Seekers@Seekerville.net
This week's birthday winner of a Kindle Fire is Angela Couch.
Winners of a birthday surprise book package is Jeanne T. Winner of Janice Hardy's Understanding Show, Don't Tell: And Really Getting It is Wilani
Ever felt like your writing life was a wasteland? On Monday Missy Tippens gave "9 Tips to Survive a Writing Dry Spell." Cindy W is the winner of a beautiful pocket journal!
Myra Johnson was your hostess on Tuesday with "9 Tips for Growing Your Writing Skills." Are you utilizing some of the most effective methods for improving your craft? Kathryn Barker is the winner of The Oregon Trail Romance Collection: 9 Stories of Life on the Trail into the Western Frontier (including Myra's novella, Settled Hearts).
Wednesday we joined Julie Lessman in a fun interview with her Revell editor, Lonnie Hull Dupont, as she picked the brain of one of her favorite people in the industry. Suzanne Baginskie is the winner of a paperback or e-copy of Lonnie's delightful new memoir, Kit Kat and Lucy: The Country Cats Who Changed a City Girl's World and a three-book giveaway from Julie. NOTE: Lonnie wanted me to let each of you know that she read every single comment, many of which touched her deeply. She asked me to express her gratitude to everyone, remarking, "What a marvelous bunch." I couldn't agree more!
Thursday Ruth Logan Herne showed us how making bullet points about your story saves you time... and revisions! Tanya Agler, Fedora and Sally Shupe are the winners of her 4 1/2 Star "Top Pick" new Double S Ranch story "Home on the Range."
You asked and we delivered on Friday! Folks wanted to know about income tax + writers so we invited the lovely and talented Jean Gordon to come by. Rachael Koppendreyer is the winner of an e-copy of the first book in her Team Macachek series: Mending the Motocross Champion and Barbara Scott is the winner of the paperback version!
Saturday Glynna Kaye joined us for "5 Steps To Getting Your Writing Goals Back On Track." With only a few months left in 2016, what can you do to ensure the year doesn't go out on a whimper because you've wandered off the path? Trixi, Kathy Bailey and Tracey Hagwood are winners of her hot-off-the-press release, "The Pastor's Christmas Courtship."
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: "Conflict: Roadblocks to Your Character's Happy Ending" with Janet Dean. She's also giving away a Seeker ebook of choice away to one commenter.
Tuesday: Seekerville is thrilled to have Terri Reed join the birthday celebration. Her post is "9 Ways to Develop Story Characters." Terri brought a mega-birthday surprise that includes her heartwarming holiday release from Howard Books, A Family Under the Christmas Tree, and her latest Love Inspired Suspense release, Identity Unknown.
Wednesday: Publishers Weekly Bestselling Author Debby Giusti will talk about her writing journey with "9 Tips in 9 Years." Be sure to stop by and leave a comment. Debby will be giving away a copy of her latest release, PLAIN TRUTH, and a surprise gift!
Thursday: Literary agent Amanda Leuck from Spencer Hill Associates is our special guest with her post, "9 Tips for Querying an Agent." We're giving an Amazon gift card away to one commenter in honor of Amanda's visit!
Friday: Seekerville is delighted to welcome Misty Beller today. Her post is "9 Steps to Market a New Book Release." Misty is bringing a terrific giveaway, the first three books in her Mountain Dreams Series for one commenter. Don't miss this!
Saturday: Tina Radcliffe is your hostess with her post, "The Real Story: How 13 Writers Left Unpubbed Island." She's going to take a walk back to Unpubbed Island and share the Seekers' first sale stories. Plus, she's cleaning out the prize vault today! So don't miss it!
Sunday: The Weekend Editions are on Sundays in October. We'll announce our weekly winner in the WEEKEND ED.
Mary Connealy featured on the cover (and inside) Family Fiction Magazine, October issue. Get your free copy here.
Registration for the Southwest Valley Writer's Conference is open! Tina Radcliffe is speaking! Details here.
Want to win a book and join the fun?! RSVP for Ruth Logan Herne's Facebook party for Home on the Range! http://ht.ly/eQiw304Vvn3
Don't you love a good sale??
Get caught up with Paradise and all your Love Inspired series favorites. http://amzn.to/2e8qOgA
Random News & Information
Thanks to everyone who sent links!
It's that time of year when we ask you to please consider nominating Seekerville for the 18th Annual Writer’s Digest 101 Best Website for Writer’s Award. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “101 Websites” in the subject line. We are an Inspirational Romance Writing Community.
Do you love reading romance? Have your voice heard and share your reading experiences with us. Join our reader panel today!(Romance Insiders Presented by Harlequin & Avon)
How Your Narrative Distance Affects Show, Don’t Tell (Fiction University)**
Christmas is coming. Check out Storied Jewelry by author Ginny Yttrrup (Etsy)
How To Format a Fiction Manuscript [YouTube] (Jill Williamson)
Contests: A Non-Traditional Route to Publication (WD)
STEAL THIS PLOT: 50 Plot Ideas from Victorian and Regency Novels (Bryn Donovan)
Inkitt Posts Author Contract Online in Act of Transparency (DBW)
Authors: Do You Have the Perfect Pitch? (The Book Designer)**
The Successful Author Mindset (The Creative Penn)**
Classified! Does the Bestseller Code Divulge its Secrets? (The Future of Publishing)
SMP Launching Crossover Imprint, Wednesday Books (PW)
10 Things Every Writer Should Know About Amazon Publishing (WD)**
How to Train Amazon to Sell Your Book [video] (Chris Fox)**
Short on time? Read ** first and come back later to finish the rest! Have a great Sunday!