Sunday, March 12, 2017

Aloha to Weekly Winners, Washington Romance Writers, and Christie Craig


We have winners at SOS Aloha - Karen T. and Anita H. win a book choice from my convention stash. I will contact the winners about their prize.

Don't forget the ongoing St. Patrick's Day giveaway from Cheryl Etchison at this link



I was a winner on Saturday as I attended the Washington Romance Writers (WRW) monthly meeting featuring Christie Craig:

Morning Session: Build a Character, Build a Book

Craig will give you the tools to get your characters in shape, then this southern spitfire, who has received thousands of rejections, is gonna give the waning writer in you a good swift kick in the pants.

Afternoon Session: It’s Not Just Adding a Naked, Tattooed Guy: Using Humor in Your Writing

Craig speak on writing humor. She’ll cover the benefits of laughing & laughing hard, how to exercise your funny bone and techniques of writing humor. This workshop offers suggestions on how to add humor, a little or a lot, to your novel. Highlights include recognizing and exploiting the universal truths in life for comedic effect, the importance of timing and pacing in applying humor. Attendees should come prepared to laugh…a lot, and learn…a lot.


About Our Speaker

Christie Craig, AKA C.C. Hunter, a New York Times Bestseller, is an Alabama native, a multi-published writer, motivational speaker, and writing teacher. Author of thirty-five books, she brings humor and heart to all her works. Her novels are sold in seven different countries, and she recently sold film rights to her series. She currently hangs her hat in Texas and writes the USA Today best-selling young adult paranormal romance series, Shadow Falls, published by St. Martin’s Press/Griffin. When she’s not writing her young adult novels, she’s working on her humorous romantic suspense novels under her real name. Learn more at CCHunterBooks.com or christie-craig.com.

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The meeting gave me the opportunity to chat with Lori Ann Bailey (link) and Jamie Farrell (link).   Lori writes Scottish historicals.

Sigh.  Scotland.

Jamie is a military spouse and Scout mom.  Thanks, Jamie, for your family's service!

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How was your weekend?  I am giving away book choice from my convention stash to one randomly selected commenter from this week's blog posts.  Comments are open through Sunday, March 19, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Monday, March 20.

Mahalo,

Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

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18 comments:

  1. JUST SAW I WON. THANK YOU. WILL BE LOOKING FOR YOUR EMAIL.
    KAREN T.

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  2. Congratulations, Karen and Anita.
    Attending writers' meetings would be interesting. It is always interesting to hear about their research, process, and how they approach their craft.
    I love the cover of Chosen At Nightfall. It reminds me of the view from the old camp we had on a small lake. Loved that place.

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  3. Congrats, winners. Spent the weekend preparing for the blizzard.

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  4. Spent the day with friends visiting from Fla and tomorrow will prepare for the blizzard. I would love to attend a writer's meeting to see what goes on their writing lives.
    ladbookfan813@gmail.com

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  5. Congrats to the winners. Busy week with work, my mom is in the hospital and cooking Sunday dinner for my family. Waiting to see if we get anywhere from 4 to 11" of snow!

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  6. I had a lovely weekend thank you. I went down to the markets yesterday with my daughter.

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  7. My weekend was very nice.....played pinochle with my high school friends and did laundry!

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    1. I forgot to congratulate the winners!

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  8. Congratulations to the winners my weekend was quiet we are bracing for a winter storm here starting from today

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  9. We had a nice quiet weekend with a visit from my daughter. Getting ready for the big storm due to start early tomorrow.

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  10. Our weekend was busy but a good one. One of my daughters had a her 19th birthday 😊

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  11. Went to dinner with daughters for my birthday and then getting prepared for blizzard headed our way tomorrow. Congrats winners.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  12. Went to dinner with daughters for my birthday and then getting prepared for blizzard headed our way tomorrow. Congrats winners.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  13. I had a quiet weekend - and now am anticipating 12-24 inches of snow Monday night (sigh). Hopefully the last of the season!

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  14. Congratulations, Ladies!

    My weekend was a mixture of fun and work. We had a small horde descend on us when our daughter and some friends came home before heading out for their spring break camping trip - which made for a fun evening.

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  15. Busy (but productive) weekend for me. I'm in the midst 13 straight days of work but nothing bad happened so it's all good!

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  16. It was a nice, unremarkable weekend. Caught up on housechores, a little reading time but it went by too quickly!

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  17. Cannot remember, but am sure we caught up on errands, and spent family time together.
    Karen T.

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