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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Weekly Linky List

Weekly Linky List

Welcome to THE LIST – my once weekly curation of sites for writers of all stages. I hope this is helping you guys. Be sure to look for my books under the tab up above, and please remember to fan, follow, and subscribe to my PODCAST SITE on iTunes and Youtube. Here is the latest in new and tips, tools, and things you can use in your writing life. THE LIST LIVE WRITE THRIVE – Using Archetypes http://www.livewritethrive.com/2016/10/31/using-archetypes-to-create-powerful-characters-in-your-fiction/ PETER REY – Using Sterotypes http://peterrey.com/stereotypes-in-books-writing-myths-debunked/ BOOKWORKS – 5 Great Word Processing Tools https://bookworksblog.wordpress.com/2012/11/19/5-great-word-processing-tools-for-writing-your-novel/  KATE TILTON – Writing and Emotion http://katetilton.com/writing-emotion-swaying-readers-dose-real-life/ FIX MY STORY

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The Top 5 Marketing Tips for Your Book

The Top 5 Marketing Tips for Your Book

Self-published authors know that the biggest row to hoe ahead of them is marketing their book. The writing is hard, the editing is harder, but the marketing of that book is certainly the hardest of them all when it comes to this self-publishing journey. I know. I have been there. But I also have a few tips for you to maybe give you food for thought. First, some people might just want to know what marketing your book MEANS. In my honest opinion, it’s just telling folks about your book. It’s getting the word out. Secondly, some people want to

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Question: I have a contract, should I contact an agent?

Question: I have a contract, should I contact an agent?

Sometimes other authors ask me questions. Sometimes they ask me HARD questions. Sometimes I look stuff up and answer questions I am asking myself. Nevertheless, questions are being asked. Some of the questions are hard to answer. But here is my take on one that I feel is important to examine. I have a contract, should I contact an agent? The simplified answer is heck yes! But here is the question raised… I have a contract with A SMALL INSIGNIFICANT publisher, should I call an agent? Well, in a nutshell, don’t ever call agents. They are hella busy people, but

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When pitching to an agent is a bad idea

When pitching to an agent is a bad idea

Once upon a time, there was a writer who desperately wanted to write a blockbusting commercial fiction piece of work that would make everyone stand up and shout. He even started writing it! woot! Then he decided to go to a conference and promote it via an agent/author sit-down. Want to know what happened? Check it out. What happens when you try to pitch a book before it is even finished? Mr-I-Am-Writing-A-Book went to a writer’s con and signed up to sit down with an agent to talk about his work. Pitch it to her. Her response? You are wasting

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