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Day Twenty-six Drawing: And the winner is…

Jennifer H!!!
You have won The Writer’s Digest Guide to Queries.

Congrats, Jennifer. I think this is your lucky month!

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Thanks everyone for participating! And don’t worry, there are still 5 chances to win!

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Day Twenty Seven (Comment to this post to enter today’s drawing)

Welcome to day twenty-seven of the Writer Mama Back-to-School Giveaway. Today’s giveaway is another double-header. You could win Page After Page & Chapter After Chapter by Heather Sellers.

Page After Page
Discover the Confidence and Passion You Need to Start Writing and Keep Writing (No Matter What!)
by Heather Sellers
Writer’s Digest Books, 2004
ISBN: 978-158297-312-8
$19.99 hardcover, 240 pages

About the Book
False starts. Self-doubt. Mind games. They end the moment you pick up this book. With an inspiring mix of humor, wisdom, and

creativity, Page After Page shows you how to find the courage and commitment to start writing and keep writing.

Author Heather Sellers draws on twenty years of teaching and personal writing experience to provide lively anecdotes and exercises to help you develop a mindset and lifestyle conducive to daily creation. As each chapter takes you deeper into the eccentric, exclusive world known only to writers, you’ll learn how to build a productive creative life that keeps you writing page after page, day after day.

Chapter After Chapter
Discover the Dedication and Focus You Need to Write the Book of Your Dreams
by Heather Sellers
Writer’s Digest Books, 2006
ISBN: 978-158297-425-5
$19.99 hardcover, 256 pages
About the Book
Writing a book requires a focus, a sense of knowing and trusting in yourself and your work. And it requires an unflinching commitment to staying the course. Chapter After Chapter shows you how to build on your good writing habits, accrue and recognize tiny successes, and turn your dedication to the craft into the book you always knew you could write if you could just stay with it.

Heather Sellers, author of Page After Page, draws on her firsthand experience as a novelist, poet, memoirist, and children’s book author to help you prepare for whatever roadblocks you might encounter while writing the book of your dreams. You’ll discover how to celebrate the momentum of slow and steady, stay in love with your book project through soggy middles and long revisions, and embrace the nakedness that is creative expression.

And you’ll realize you’ve got exactly what it takes write your book!

About the Author
Heather Sellers is a professor of English at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, where she teaches creative writing and writes every day. She has just completed a memoir, Face First, and a new textbook for the college classroom, The Practice of Creative Writing. Her fiction and poetry appear regularly in journals and anthologies. She enjoys public speaking, triathlons, cooking, kids, and growing Japanese vegetables. Her Web site is


Today’s question:

Confidence and passion. Dedication and focus. Can you tell us about you and any or all of these qualities, as it or they relate to your writing? We’re all ears!

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