Saturday, February 5, 2011

What's Up the Street For Next Week?

Welcome to The Writers Alley, Dahhhhlings.

As a foretaste of the festive era of romance next week, this weekend post is devoted to…


After all, aren’t diamonds a girl’s best friend?

Or chocolate. But that’s probably for NEXT week. This week is the week to dream big, go for the goal, enjoy some sparkle.

Send a manuscript in for ACFW’s Genesis contest? Hmmm….now we’re talkin’ big dreams, eh? If you need some tips about that, check with Sarah – who FINALED in the Genesis in 2010.

And learn more about the Genesis here.

Now, more sparkle?

Well, we have a little surprise to hand out to two winners.

That Certain Spark goes to Renee Ann

And the winner of The Preacher’s Bride: Pensees

Congrats winners!!

So what’s shining on The Alley this week? Take a peek:

Monday, join Angie with some encouragement for writers who are trying to make it past the critique.

Julia starts Tuesday off with "A Picture is Worth Thousands of Words", using the visual arts to inspire your writing.

Ever get bogged down? Or maybe I should say, blogged down? Sarah has some tips about "Managing the Blog Madness Without Going Mad".

Wendy brings in Thursday with a post called Building Trust in Your Readers

Ending the week with a wealth of info, Cindy sprinkles the blog with information about steps to becoming a writer.


Jody Hedlund is visiting Julia’s blog on Saturday 2/12 to share about love...with a chocolate recipe!

Well there is a little glitter going on around here. Check out this site for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate for Casey's beautiful jewlrey.

Sarah’s hosting an Amazon giveaway on her blog this week. Stop by for your chance to win.

Pepper starts her blog series, Love At First Thought. Some of your favorite authors will join in the fun. To learn more about it, visit her site.

Author Cathy Bryant shares news with her friends and fans alike. To learn more about her decision to end her writing career, follow this link.
May we keep her in our prayers.

Note to remember:

The LORD their God will save his people on that day as a shepherd saves his flock. They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown.

Zachariah 9:16


Julia M. Reffner said...

Aw, Pepper, you themed on diamonds and then you're giving away books?? Now I know we all love to read but...

Actually I think I'm more expecting the books than the gems this holiday... :)

Pepper said...

Gems are lovely, but...
The cost.
But chocolate, however, an entire luscious bar for less than a dollar. Sigh.

Books too, Julia - I don't expect diamonds, but I'm not a jewelry gal. A dinner out, where I don't have to cook or clean up - now THAT'S a fantastic gift!!! :-)

Keli Gwyn said...

Love the bling! Makes me think of polishing those contest entries until they shine with the brilliance of a diamond. I wish all those entering the Genesis the very best.

I'm looking forward to next week's posts.

Sarah Forgrave said...

Ooohh, I love Keli's comment about polishing contest entries!

I'd be willing to give my meteorologist a diamond if they'd stop sending snow and ice. Another 2-4 inches today. Ugh. Oh wait, the Big Meteorologist upstairs is in charge of that. Hmm, guess I need to be thankful. :)

Casey said...

What a great weekend edition. Have to agree with Keli, I'm into bling too! Always sounds like a good week on the Alley!!

Mary Vee Writer said...

Exciting posts served up for this week. Can't wait:)

Ralene said...

Faaaabulous week planned, ladies! And a great weekend edition, Pepper!

You should check out the chocolate decadence picture over at my blog from Friday's post. muahahaha...

Pepper said...

I'm still tossing around the idea of the Genesis...while polishing.
Whew. I think polishing a diamond would be a LOT easier

Pepper said...

Thanks, Ralene.
I'm off to check out your chocolate.

Ralene said...

I guess I should have mentioned it's my shared blog: