Welcome to the Weekend Edition!
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
On Monday, Connilyn Cossett was our special guest. LeAnn Bristow is the winner of Shadow of the Storm.
Tuesday K. C. Frantzen & May the K9 Spy, presented "Beyond the Bookmark," an in-depth look at swag! Wilani and Cindy W are the winners of May the K9 Spy e-books. Please specify Amazon, Kobo or Nook. Caryl Kane is a third winner, who may choose any hardcover May book and their choice of plush toy: Mini-May, the star of our series or Nykeeda the Cheetah, from the latest release May Saves the Day: Situation in St. Petersburg!
On Wednesday we featured The December Contest Update. Did you stop by to meet our Contest Diva, Laurie Wood? Amazon Gift Card winner is Nicky. The first 15-page critique winners are Sherida Stewart, Cynthia Herron, Kelly Bridgewater and Kelsey. You have 8 weeks to submit your pages per our legal page.
Happy December! Seekerville welcomed back, Jill Kemerer, on Thursday, with her post, "When Your Calling Flatlines." Linda Truesdell is the winner of a copy of Yuletide Redemption, her latest release from Love Inspired.
Next Week in Seekerville
Monday: Mary Connealy is your hostess. She'll be talking about brainstorming with a non-writer brain.
Tuesday: Today we are delighted to welcome back, Belle Calhoune with her post, "Transforming an Ordinary Concept into an Extraordinary One." She's not only got tips for us, but she's giving away TEN copies of Reunited at Christmas. Merry Christmas from Belle!
Wednesday: We are honored to have Fiction University's Janice Hardy with us today. Don't miss her post, "Three Ways to Make Your Writing Come Alive!" Plus, we're giving away a copy of her latest craft book, Understanding Show, Don't Tell: (And Really Getting It), in ebook format, to one lucky commenter.
Thursday: Multi-published author Ruth Logan Herne loves to set her stories in big cities and small towns, but join her here on Thursday to talk about that really big story in that initial small town: Bethlehem. What was it like to be the newcomers, creating a ruckus, bringin' in angels and draggin' shepherds from their jobs? Let's examine this sweet, small town together... and there might just be a $15 Starbucks Card for one lucky chatter!
Friday: Join us for the Best of the Archives with Julie Lessman. Each Friday comments are closed so we can catch up with our reading and writing
Get your free copy of the December issue of Family Fiction Magazine with Julie Lessman on the cover and recipes from Julie and Ruth Logan Herne inside.
Tina Radcliffe is delighted to have another sale to Woman's World Magazine. It will appear in this week's issue, available to non-subscribers on Thursday, December 8th.
Tina Radcliffe will be blogging at Shelia Stovall's blog on December 5, a Monday. Friendship, Hope & Fried Fruit Pies! Love that name. Join Tina for a post called, "Slow Down!" and for a chance to win Rocky Mountain Cowboy.
Debby Giusti invites all her Seekerville friends to join her for Romancing the Smokies. March 17 – 18, 2017 Knoxville, TN. A delightful reader event with Friday and Saturday night get-togethers,Saturday Readers Luncheon, Book Signing, and SWAG!
Don’t miss this fun weekend with more than 20 of your favorite authors!
And get ready for a rollickin', food-fun-faith-filled New Year's Eve at our annual "Rockin' It With Seekerville New Year's Eve" party! We'll start the festivities and the hourly giveaways from 6:00 AM Eastern Time (Ruthy's shift!) to 3:00 AM Eastern Time (Midnight on the West coast) with Keli Gwyn wishing all a Happy New Year! Prizes, fun, chatter and non-caloric pretend food round out the day! What could be better than that? Hang with us as we make a pledge to "Kick Discouragement to the Curb"... TOGETHER!
Random News & Information
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A Writer's Life-Hard Choices We All Face (The Write Conversation)**
Editing: Are You Right Brain or Left Brain? (Maris Soule)**
Decoding Agent-Speak: I Didn’t Know Where the Story was Going (BookEnds)**
The Top 7 Details You Need to Think About When Writing Historical Fiction (Writer Unboxed)
10 Bookish Tech Gadgets We Didn’t Even Know We Needed (Book Bub Blog)
The Perspective from Inside a Character (The Editor's Blog)**
How Character Attributes and Flaws Work Within Character Arc (Writers Helping Writers)
What Agents and Publishers Want and Why (Writer Unboxed)**
Facebook Ad Types: When to Use Each Objective (Andra Vahl)
The End is Near: What Makes a Good Ending ( Fiction University)
Recommended Books for Writers (The Creative Penn)
Backing Away from the Cliffs of Insanity (Novel Rocket)**
Short on Time? Read ** First and come back later for the rest!
🎄 Writer, Reader, Cat-Lover, Editor & Agent Gift Suggestions for Holidays 2016
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#amwriting Square Notepad from Better Novel Project
2016 Holiday Gift Guide for Cat Lovers from Meow Box
Literary Candles at Uncommon Goods
Chronicle Books Typewriter Paper Notes
Writer's Block Soap on Amazon
Writer Signs on Etsy
Foot Hammock on Amazon
Stay Up Late and Write Mug on Etsy
James Patterson Master Class
That's it! Have a great reading and writing Weekend