Welcome to another Weekend Edition!
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Winner of their choice of a cowboy and a little chocolate to sweeten up the deal is Megs Minutes.
Winners for reimbursement of the TBL contest entry fee have been notified. Names are not released to maintain the contest integrity. Congratulations and best wishes in the contest.
Monday: Mary Connealy talked about Beauty and the Beast vs It's a Wonderful Life. The winner of a signed copy of Long Time Gone is Jackye.
Tuesday: Jen Turano returned to Seekerville today with her post, "Eight Interesting Tidbits About the Gilded Age." What a FUN POST!! Jen is generously giving away 5 (Yes! Five!) signed copies of her latest release from Bethany House Publishers, Behind the Scenes. Winners are Rose, Lyndee, Abigail Mitchell, Winnie Thomas and Connie Queen.
Wednesday: We welcomed author and literary entrepreneur, Tyora Moody back to Seekerville with her post, "Building a Mailing List." The giveaway is the winner's choice of an e-copy of The Literary Entrepreneur’s Toolkit: Building and Managing an Online Presence for Authors OR an e-copy of Broken Heart: A Novella. Winners are Cathy Shouse and Jeanne T.
Thursday: Iola Goulton visited Seekerville from New Zealand. Stop by to meet this author and editor and a 2016 Genesis winner. Her post was "Creating Diamonds from Coal (or self-editing your Speedbo Manuscript)." And Iola is generously giving away an e-copy of fellow Kiwi, Kara Isaac's RITA finaling book, Close to You. The winner is Jill Weatherholt.
Monday: Join guest DiAnn Mills as she shares "5 Ways to Create Passion in Your Story." DiAnn will also be offering a giveaway!
Tuesday: Break out those grammar books and sharpen your pencils! Grammar Queen returns with a refresher course on those pesky English errors she finds the most annoying. This is Grammar 101, Seekerville-style, which means plenty of snark (and probably a giveaway or two)!
Wednesday: Meet special guest reviewer T.J. Mackay of InD'tale Magazine (News & Reviews for the Self & Small Published Reader in all of us!) when she discusses "Christian Fiction in a Secular World: A Light Under The Bushel?" Not only will you have the opportunity for a free subscription to InD'tale Magazine, but a winning copy of your choice of one of Julie Lessman's e-books.
Thursday: Janet Dean is in the house talking about sexual tension in her post "Tips for Creating the Push-Pull of Romance." Leave a comment for a chance to win a $15 Amazon gift card.
Friday: Today we bring you another Best of the Archives. Comments are closed on Fridays to catch up with our reading and writing obligations.
Mary Connealy's Tried and True, book #1 of the Wild at Heart series is on sale for a very limited time for $1.99, ebook
Check out Julie Lessman's interview in InD'tale Magazine where she talks about writing "Passion With a Purpose" in the world of Christian Romance.
Then take advantage of a FREE SUBSCRIPTION to InD'tale Magazine and you're eligible to enter Julie's giveaway of a character named after you in her next book, His Steadfast Love, due out this summer PLUS your choice of two of her books, paperback or ebook.
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Reflections on Rejections: How I Learned to Query by Working as a Lit Agency Reader (Writer's Digest)
Best Book Writing Software: How to Plan a Novel Using Excel (The Write Practice)
Harlequin author Marie Ferrarella 275 Book Milestone. She Writes a Book A Month (OCC Register)
The Devil's in the Details (Romance University)
A Fun Way to Brainstorm Story Ideas (Fiction University)
22 Writing GIFs All Content Marketers Will Understand (AND NOVELISTS TOO!!!) Hubspot