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First the Book Club and Now the Street Team

If you haven’t joined our book club yet, you should.

Why?

We offer the eBook version of Featured Book of the month for free to all members.

Members can review the featured book for points.

Points earned at the Book Club can be traded in for gift cards.

Now with the street team you can earn EVEN MORE by participating in the various activities listed on the website.

There are plenty of reasons for you to join! So what are you waiting for?

Join Today!

Project Keepsake Book Release Giveaway

I must admit this book release is not one to miss. Some of the prizes to win are quite incredible. The writing journal presented by the author Amber Lanier Nagle is beautiful and I wish I could win it myself, but I can’t. So I hope someone who loves it as much as I enters daily to win this gorgeous gift. Not to mention other great prizes which include a paperback version of the book, ebooks, the blue bird on the cover and of course the journal. There are several ways to enter, but you can tweet daily about the giveaway along with posting on your blog about the giveaway. This is also Native Ink Press’ first book release! I could not be more excited.

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In Project Keepsake, Amber Lanier Nagle shares fifty-five stories behind the objects people gather and display proudly on shelves or stow away in dark closets—a bluebird paperweight, a pocket watch, a quilt, a locket, a piece of furniture, a cake pan, a scrap of paper, and other sacred items. Each story breathes life into the inanimate objects. A few years ago, Nagle began writing stories about her own keepsakes to preserve the histories surrounding special items in her home. She encouraged friends and family members to write stories about their keepsakes, too, and they did. And so, the project was born. Her book, Project Keepsake, has three simple goals: to prompt aspiring writers to put their pens to paper and try their hands at writing, to cultivate a renewed interest in storytelling, and to record the many stories associated with keepsakes and mementoes. She hopes that Project Keepsake finds its way into your hands and inspires you to tell the many stories of your own keepsakes. For readers and fans who are hesitant to try to write their own stories, Nagle offers a chapter titled, “Writing About Keepsakes,” including tips and examples. Here are a few of her tips:

Identify a Keepsake—look around your house, on your shelves, in your drawers, in your closets, and in curio cabinets until you find something that has a special place in your heart. Brainstorm—start with a blank sheet of paper and just start writing everything that comes to your mind about your keepsake. Don’t worry about making it sound good at this point. Just get your thoughts on paper. Where did it come from? How long have you had it? What does it look like? Why is it significant to you? Organize your Thoughts—Some writers use outlines to organize all the elements of a story, while other people prefer to draw bubble diagrams to help map it out. Put Pen to Paper—Using the notes from your outline or bubble diagram, write your story. Revise and Polish—Look at your opening paragraph and make it stronger. Make sure your subjects and verbs agree. Check spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and grammar. Replace weak verbs with stronger verbs. Add a dash of dialogue. Revise Again—Put away your story for about two weeks. Don’t think about it. Then, take it out and read it as if you are reading it for the first time. Keep revising your story until you are happy with it.

Enter the giveaway for Project Keepsake today and be entered to win free books and great prizes!

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The Winners for the January Giveaway Are…

Congratulations to the following winners for the January book giveaway!

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Tobi Helton Winner of the Paperback book of choice. 

Ashley FinneganWinner of the Ink Smith Publishing eBook package

Tanya Gaunt, Clark Mei, Leah Holloway, Sharyl Saromines, Kerri MclaughlinWinners of the eBook of the their choice, either The Coat or Five Corners: The Marked Ones.

We are very excited to have concluded our first giveaway. Thank you for everyone who have participated in this giveaway! We hope that you continue to support not only us, but the authors at Ink Smith Publishing by entering into all of our upcoming giveaways. We are constantly adding new features including new prizes and now daily entry.

Check our contest page for more information.

https://inksmithpublishing.wordpress.com/contests/