Monday: Jan Drexler gave us some ideas for mining our family trees for story ideas. The winner of a copy of "The Amish Nanny's Sweetheart" is Bettie Boswell! Congratulations, Bettie!
Tuesday: Toni Shiloh hung out with us on Tuesday, talking about diversity in writing... and the winner of an e-copy of "Returning Home" is Kiersti Giron! Congratulations, Kiersti!
Wednesday: Melanie Dickerson continued her Conflict and Tension series helping us answer the questions: Are you having trouble coming up with enough conflict in your current WIP, have you mined your characters' worst fears? Their goals and motivations? Their childhood scars and traumatic events? Check out her Regency series, too. They're on sale this month!!
Friday: Pam Hillman led us through the process of writing seamless transitions from scene to scene. Smoothing out the rough edges. A post every writer needs to read!
Monday: Happy Memorial Day!!
Wednesday: Laurie Schnebly Campbell is returning! She'll bring us "Selling Without Bragging," a post on the editor/agent pitch. She'll also be offering free registration to her class Perfecting Your Pitch to one luck commenter!
Friday: Gabrielle Meyer will be chatting with us about how to keep those creative juices flowing. Stop by and tell her about your creative pursuits and what inspires you!
Ruthy is determined not to be sighted this week except for the lovely little Memorial Day Parade in her hometown where she'll wave flags with a bunch of cute kids and stand for the flag and the veterans and the local sheriff's deputies... Sometimes an un-sighted week gets more done! :)
Sunday is the last day to enter the Cowboys of Summer Blog Tour Giveaway on JustRead Publicity Tours. Cowboys of Summer is a sweet contemporary romance novella collection with stories from Mary Connealy, Lorna Seilstad, Cheryl St. John, Missy Tippens, Tina Radcliffe & Sherri Shackelford. See any familiar names there? 😉 Today's stop includes an interview with Seeker alum, Tina Radcliffe!
Jan is having fun hanging out with other local authors at the Rapid City Books-A-Million store! Stop by and say hello if you're in town!
How to Nurture Your Author Platform for Effective Results by Belinda Griffith at Your First 10k Readers blog.
How to Hook Your Readers and Reel Them into Your Scenes by C.S. Lakin at Live Write Thrive
Top 10 Success Tips from Neil Gaiman by Jenny Hansen at Writers In The Storm
The Introvert's Guide to Writering Conferences by Kerrie Flanagan at Writer's Digest
My Book Series Bible-Hints, Helps, and Musts by LA Sartor at My Story, My Way - An Indie Adventure
Throat Clearing: When Your Story OPening Is In Search of Itself by Peter Selgin at Jane Friedman