The Whiteboard, part nine

The Whiteboard, part nine

The Whiteboard, part nine

PART NINE of the WHITEBOARD by KIM SMITH Welcome to the next installment of The Whiteboard, my short story that is being written on the blog. I seriously didn’t know what was going to come of this story when I began it. I am pretty happy with how it is going though. I hope you are too! If you missed PART EIGHT you can read it HERE THE WHITEBOARD (part nine) by ©KIM SMITH Anne strode to her bedside table to call the police. Abusing her whiteboard might not be a crime but this was far beyond that. She could

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Ten things I wish I had known before becoming a writer

Ten things I wish I had known before becoming a writer

Sometimes I think that old adage about hindsight being clearer than foresight is true. There are a lot of things I wish I had known before becoming a writer. Writing is not easy sometimes. Those days where pages fly by under my fingertips don’t happen the way they used to. I have an internal editor that is a mean little woman. But since writing is so personal and intimate, and you are following this blog to get insider details, here goes a list of things I sure wish sometime had told me. I wish I had known being a writer

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How to Write–whhhhat?

How to Write–whhhhat?

Did you see my post about what is coming in July to the blog here? If not, you really should check out the last few posts. I am going to start a new series in July on how to write a book. I mean, a novel. I mean, a fiction book. Eh, you know what I mean. I am really excited about my putting this out there. I am going to be putting my head on the chopping block pretty much and inviting you to take a whack at it. No, I don’t relish being held accountable in that way.

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How to Write coming in JULY for blog readers

How to Write coming in JULY for blog readers

As many of you are already aware (sickenly so) I am a writer. I write things: stories, poems, novels, blog posts (whew boy) and well, articles etc. If you are reading this – this isn’t news to you. But what you may not know is that every type of writing requires a unique skillset. Yes, it does.   Just because you can write a killer poem does not mean you can pen a full-length novel. It requires a bit more finesse, some moxie, if you will. And so, just what exactly does a writer of short fiction and/or poetry, articles

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Why I hate outlines

On Monday, during my #writerrecharge post, I mentioned that I hate outlines. Well, I don’t hate outlines really. I hate making them. LOL. Yes, that is splitting hairs, but in truth, I am what Brandon Sanderson calls a “discovery writer”. There are several types of writers, per BS, by the way and I am going to look at them here. A discovery writer, who only has a general idea of what the story is about, a handfull of characters, and a setting–who sets off on this writing journey chronicling the trip as they go. He says in his most recent

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