Saturday, April 10, 2021

Weekend Edition


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Monday: The winner of an audio copy Mary Connealy's March release Braced for Love is Glynis.

Tuesday: Chris Fabry uses a junkyard for inspiration. Can you imagine?

Wednesday: Mindy Obenhaus shared some insight on creating engaging openings. Winners of her Love Inspired Western Collection anthology are...Lucy Reynolds and Sarah Taylor!

Friday: Carrie talked about how to survive moving with books, and the winner of a book from her stash is Rachael K!

Monday: Erika Kelly will be our guest today, sharing one thing that works for her, so let's make her feel welcome!

Wednesday: Ruth Logan Herne is rolling into town with her full-on detective gear intact as she talks about something that probably means very little unless you're willing to work hard every day.... but she'll be giving away two copies of "PATTERNS OF DECEPTION" her newest Savannah Secrets mystery for Guideposts because Ruthy loves, loves, loves writing cozy mysteries!

Friday: Renee Ryan is back in Seekerville - and we're excited to have her!! She'll be sharing some of the fun inspiration behind her upcoming release The Sheriff's Promise and giving away a copy to one lucky visitor.

Cover Reveal!
Coming August 2021!

Book three is the Bliss, Texas series, A Future to Fight For

All their dreams will come true…if they can work together.

Widow Paisley Wainwright’s so close to taking her Texas event-planning business to the next level by turning Renwick Castle into a wedding venue. Only one thing stands in the way: her longtime rival, Crockett Devereaux, who wants the castle to become a museum. When the building’s owners insist they collaborate to implement both plans, can Paisley and Crockett put their differences aside…and fight for their dreams together?


The Key to a Successful Novel Lies in Genre by CS Lakin at Live Write Thrive

The Roles of Secondary Characters by Ellen Buikema at Writers In The Storm

5 Ways to Use Holidays in Your Story by Bethany Henry at Fiction University

What to Include on Your Book's Copyright Page by Andre Calilhanna at Book Baby Blog

Want a Stronger Manuscript? Read it Aloud by Becca Puglisi at Writers Helping Writers

Self-Publishing vs Traditional Publishing: Which is Right for You? by Lewis Jorstad at The Novel Smithy

11 Book Promo Ideas Worth Exploring by Linda Nathan at Book Brush Blog

How Can You Weave a Theme into Your Story? by David Rawlings at Learn How To Write A Novel

Archetypal Character Arcs, Pt 9: The Maiden's Shadow Archetype by KM Weiland at Helping Writers Become Authors

Keeping Your Notebook by Barbara O'Neil at Writer Unboxed

How to Avoid Weasel Words When You Write by Kristen Hogrefe Parnell at The Write Conversation


  1. Wishing everyone a delightful weekend!

    Lots of exciting blogposts next week! Can't wait!

  2. Special Request

    I would say that in the last 10 to 15 romances that I have read the hero/heroine drove an SUV. That's it. That's all that was said unless it was a beat up old car that was going to need repairs for which the hero would help acquire.

    The type of car a person drives can say a lot about that person and do it all in one sentence. Is the SUV new, shiny, expensive, old but in good repair, with all-wheel drive? Does the SUV sport a flamboyant color or have an especially rugged off-road capacity? Could it be just a cowboy SUV that's all hat and no cattle?

    Is there really a more efficient way to show a great deal about the hero/heroine in such a natural and non-intrusive way?

    Give it a try!

    1. Vince, I hear you! From now on I will never let my hero drive an SUV. :)

  3. .
    Well, in your case, that would be a Stallion Utility Vanner. Ideal for pulling a heavy wagon -- if you don't have oxen. :)


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