Saturday, October 22, 2011

What's Up the Street For Next Week?

Pepper here, and I’ve brought you some glimpses of Autumn in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I hope you enjoy these pictures I took while hiking with my family this weekend, and may you enjoy the beautiful artwork God uses to usher in Autumn.

So, let’s talk about setting.

What setting are you using in your WIP? Why did you choose that setting? How have you made the setting its own character?

What do we have for you this week?

Monday – Plotting With a Pantster ;-) Taking the Hero’s Journey on Pepper’s new WIP.

Tuesday – October 20th was the National Day on Writing and Sherrinda’s here to share a post entitled “Why I Write” (maybe she’ll share some tasty excerpts from her medieval…hint, hint)

Wednesday – Mary Vee adds another thoughtful post from her mentoring series. On Begin Mentored: Our Responsibilities

Thursday – Romantic Suspense 2011 Genesis winner Renee Ann Smith is Casey’s guest today.

Friday – Krista’s back to surprise us with another fun-filled post as only she can write.


Mary Vee helps celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month as a guest blogger on Debra Ann Elliott's blog: . Stop by and be inspired as Mary shares about God’s blessing in the battle.

If you missed ACFW or want to catch up on the workshops you didn’t get a chance to attend, check out Afictionado’s quick glimpse into each workshop or continuing session. It is ACFW’s ezine. Learn more about it at

Sarah’s ACFW recap is up on her blog (along with her new bio pic which is FANTASTIC). Check it out at

Something New:

from Thomas Nelson

Love By the Book by Cara Lynn James

A Vision of Lucy by Margaret Brownley

A Reluctant Queen by Joan Wolf

From Revell

A Necessary Deception by Laurie Alice Eakes

Hello Hollywood by Janice Hanna Thompson

Deeply Devoted by Maggie Brendan

A Heart Revealed by Julie Lessman (featuring The Writers Alley’s own Casey Miranda Herringshaw) 

From Bethany House

Love on the Line by Deeanne Gist

House of Secrets by Tracie Peterson
Reclaiming Lily by Patti Lacy

Wonderland Creek by Lynn Austin

From Zondervan

Belonging by Robin Lee Hatcher

Naomi’s Gift by Amy Clipston

Shadow in Serenity by Terri Blackstock


Joanne Sher said...

Setting? My current setting is Israel, in the territory of Benjamin. I chose it, cuz, um, it's Biblical fiction and the story HAS TO take place there ;) (prolly a copout - but that's what I'm sticking to LOL). And I'm trying to use the natural landscape to be "barriers" and such between people - if that makes sense. Still working on that part ;)

Mary Vee Writer said...

My setting is the the open sea and an island where only the banished live.

Casey said...

PEP, awesome weekend edition!!! ♥ it!

My setting is contemporary and looks suspiciously like my hometown. But don't tell anyone. ;-)

Cindy R. Wilson said...

Some great new releases. My setting is fictional and it is definitely the third character in my book. It's a fun little town in CA centered in apple country, and it has some secrets as well :)

Sarah Forgrave said...

Wow Pepper, beautiful pictures!!! And great weekend edition as always! :)

Julia M. Reffner said...

Gorgeous pictures, Pepper. Looks like a wonderful place to hike and great inspirations for your settings.