Welcome to the Weekend Edition!
"Look How Far We've Come!"
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
Tuesday: Tina Radcliffe presented "The Top Ten Ways to Fritter Away Your Writing Hours." Patti Jo is the winner of a shameless self-promotion mug and Mary Preston is the winner of a Seeker e-book of choice courtesy of the Queen of Frittering.
Wednesday: Julie Lessman discussed "The Emotional Roller-Coaster of a Hybrid Author." The winner of Julie's latest e-book and a print copy of Splickety Love Magazine, which includes Julie’s revised ending for Gone With the Wind is Keely Brooke Smith.
Thursday: Ruth Logan Herne braved a blizzard and brought us advice from Whole Whale owner George Weiner on how to "Find That Author!" Winners of copies of Ruthy's newest Love Inspired "Their Surprise Daddy" are Patti Jo and Jeannette Hill! Congratulations, ladies!
Monday: Edie Melson will be bringing us "Love the Novel World You Create--But Not Too Much." She'll also be giving away a copy of her science fiction novel Alone.
Tuesday: Myra Johnson is your hostess as we celebrate Valentine's Day with a peek at the writing spaces of our bravest Seekers and Seekervillagers! If you have preconceived notions about where certain writers write, you may be in for some fun surprises!
Wednesday: Debby Giusti will lead us in a discussion on "Mentors" and the important role they play in our stories. Leave a comment to have your name added to her drawing!
Thursday: Richard Mabry returns to Seekervill with his post, "What Makes a Story Great." Seekerville is giving away a print or ebook copy of Richard's latest release, Medical Judgement to one commenter.
Friday: "Best of the Archives" is Christian author Ruthy Logan Herne with an antique (almost) post on "Building in Seekerville", a great post about book construction! Comments are closed so we all can write, but Ruthy will leave a plate of cookies at the door!
Winner announced in the next Weekend Edition!
In honor of Valentine's Day, Julie Lessman has written a new ending for Gone With The Wind ... in 1,000 words, no less! This flash fiction piece will appear in Splickety Love Magazine on FEBRUARY 17, 2017. If you would like to read it, you can buy Splickety Love digitally or in print when it comes out OR just the February issue on Amazon. Details HERE.
A GLIMMER OF HOPE REVISED!! If you haven't yet downloaded Julie Lessman's FREEBIE prequel novella, A Glimmer of Hope, you can now get the revised copy!
Due to a number of requests, Julie revised the novella to include four additional chapters with background on Ben and Tess and a new ending, so the new version is now available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo and is still FREE.
You are invited to the Faith, Hope and Love RWA chapter's Facebook Party featuring Seeker, Sandra Leesmith and three other Christian authors this Thursday, February 16th. Enjoy fun chats and giveaways with each of us. The party begins at 7:00 pm EST and usually lasts an hour.
Debby Giusti sends her thanks to the Love Inspired Art Department for the fantastic cover they created for the May 2017 release of the first story in her Amish Protectors series, AMISH REFUGE. Preorder HERE!
AMISH REFUGE ~~ By Debby Giusti
HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT
Miriam Miller barely escapes the ruthless attacker that killed her mother and kidnapped her sister. Running deeper into the woods, she’s running out of hope…until she falls into the arms of an unlikely bodyguard—a peaceful Amish farmer. Something about Abram Zook inspires her trust, but even in bucolic Willkommen, Georgia, Miriam faces danger. Both from the men pursuing her and from her growing feelings for the caring—though guarded— widower who protects her. Because if she falls for Abram she’ll have to embrace his Amish faith as her own—or lose him. With each minute, her abductor creeps closer, pushing Miriam to an inevitable choice: stay and risk her heart…or leave and risk her life.
Thanks for the link love!
RWA'S FHL Chapter 2017 Annual General Meeting.
Your Own Something Special (The Editor's Blog)
Not Writing for Writers (Writer Unboxed)
3 Social Media & Blogging Mistakes to Avoid
The Indie Author's Guide to Customer Reviews (BookLife)
Katie Pryal on the importance of reader reviews (Tall Poppy Writers)
You Can Write a Best-Seller and Still Go Broke ( The Slate Book Review)
Dare We Disturb the Universe? (Writer Unboxed)
How To Accurately Write About Your Character's Pain ( Writers Helping Writers)
Dress Up Your Author Media Kit with “5 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Me” (The Book Designer)
You, Inc. (Steven Pressfield)
Book Cover Design: How self-publishing authors can do it best (reedsy)
What It Takes: Love Story Cheat Sheet/Conventions (Steven Pressfield)
Seekerville is getting ready for 2017 Speedbo.
Read the rules here and prepare for the sign-up
that begins on February 18.
Everyone who signs up by 11:59 pm March 1,
is included in a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card.
For each additional fifty participants,
we toss another $25 gift card into the mix.
Get ready for Speedbo NOW!