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The Seekers · 13h ago

Using Readers for Story Inspiration

with guest Karen Witemeyer. Writing is a solitary endeavor. We sit alone with our computers, locked away from reality for hours on end crafting (and re-crafting, and tossing out, then crafti...
The Seekers · 1d ago

Training vs Trying: The Benefits of Perspective

There it is…looming up ahead. The lofty heights of Mount Speedbo!.With only a week remaini...
The Seekers · 2d ago

Romance Matters: To the Reader and the Writer

Janet here. Whether you're a writer or a reader I thought it would be fun to revisit a topic I examined a while back and discuss the importance of romance novels.When new acquaintances learn I’m a writer, they often assume I pen children’s books, per...
The Seekers · 2d ago

Romance Matters: To the reader and the writer

Janet here. Whether you're a writer or a reader I thought it would be fun to revisit a topic I examined a while back and discuss the importance of romance novels.When new acquaintances learn I’m a writer, they often assume I pen children’s books, per...
The Seekers · 3d ago

Strong Inciting Incidents Generate Strong Stories

Janet here. In my January post, I talked about the importance of strong inciting incidents to hook the reader. For those who might have missed that post, I’ll repeat the definition of an inc...
The Seekers · 5d ago

The Weekend Edition

Welcome to the Weekend Edition!"Look How Far We've Come!"If you are not familiar with our ...
The Seekers · 6d ago

Best of the Archives: "Grab Your Hard Hats! We're Building in Seekerville!"

Originally there was a picture of Mike Rowe here, RIGHT HERE... but then I got worried tha...
The Seekers · 1w ago

What Makes a Story Great?

“It isn’t a story until something goes wrong.” Wow, that’s a one-line course in writing a novel that will hold the attention of the reader. But surely there’s more to it than that. After I ...
The Seekers · 1W ago

The Mentor's Role in The Hero's Journey

By Debby GiustiTHE FIRST MENTORAny conversation on mentors starts in 8th century BC Greece...
The Seekers · 1W ago

Where Writers Write: A Virtual Tour

Happy Valentine’s Day, Seekerville! Myra here, your virtual tour guide. Thanks to everyone who submitted photos of your writing spaces! We received such a great response, in fact, that I dec...