Monday: We had a lively discussion about subplots with Jan Drexler! The winner of Cheryl St. John's Write Smart, Write Happy is Bettie Boswell!!
Wednesday: Publishers Weekly Bestselling Author Debby Giusti introduced us to Amish Suspense -- Three Challenges. The winner of an advance copy of the third book in her Amish Protectors series, is Darlene Buchholz. Congrats, Darlene!
Thursday: Rita finalist Kara Isaac brought the house down on Thursday with her power-packed post about book piracy. Winners of her wonderful "Then There Was You" are Laura Conner Kestner and Stephanie Karfelt! Congratulations, ladies!
Friday: Dana Lynn joined us with a look at organizing her stories and series via THE NOTEBOOK. Not the Nicholas Sparks' version, a real, down-to-earth, hands-on notebook that helps her keep things straight! Winner of her "Amish Christmas Abduction" is Connie Queen and winner of a copy of Susan May Warren's "The Story Equation" is Megan Brummer! Congratulations!
Tina Radcliffe spied Glynna Kaye's latest, "Mountain Country Courtship" in a Valley of the Sun Walmart! ORDER HERE!
And if you're gettin' downright tired of cold winds, Nor'easters and winter's ridiculously generous tirades, come on over to Petticoats & Pistols on Tuesday 3/27 when the fillies talk about CABIN FEVER and how it's enough to drive them all to distraction... or maybe give them more writing time! :) Ruthy's here and there on Tuesday, talkin' all kinds of things as we welcome (one can only hope!) a new season. Spring.... Bring it!
We have two more Seeker Villagers who have made first sales!
Laurie Wood has sold to Anaiah Press! Her book will release next winter (December or January).
Sherrinda Ketchersid has sold her medieval romance to Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas!
Congratulations to both of you! We look forward to hearing more.
Writing Tips: Show, Don't Tell - by Joanna Penn from the Creative Penn
Should Your Main Character Be Likeable? - by Margaret Dilloway from Writer Unboxed
The Pleasures of Genre - by Peter Selgin, a regular contributor to Jane Friedman.
The Scent of Bias Ink by Gina Burgess, examining treatment of male authors vs. female authors
Thanks for the link love!