What kind of hobbies do you have?

What kind of hobbies do you have?

A question I hear a lot from readers I guess it goes without saying that I am a writer so reading is a favorite pastime of mine. This writer loves all sorts of books, including romance, fantasy, historical, sci-fi, horror and mystery, so, of course, I try to write in all genres, too. As my fan and follower, you will already know that. So, no news there, but reading is one of my preferred hobbies. It was from this love of reading that I found myself desirous of writing. In my lifetime, I have read so many lovely works that

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Facing fear as a writer and if you should

Facing fear as a writer and if you should

I have begun reading a book by my favorite writer/speaker/teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, called “Fear”. Get yours by clicking the image The first thing it addresses, right in the introduction, is how we give into fear. Even when we are surrounded by the people who give us the most joy, we still have this feeling peering over our shoulders like a curious onlooker. We cannot escape the things that give us chills. They are always with us, in the background, waiting to jump out at us when we turn a corner. This is especially true, I think, for creatives. We

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Creating art and its fluidity

Creating art and its fluidity

Art creation can take many forms. For instance, I know  an artist who is also a gifted actor. Many literary people have started out being visual artists first, and most still are. But writing is a fickle thing. Most of us get the guilties if we do something ASIDE from writing that is anywhere close to creating art. Well, with the exception of me and those like me who love to draw but really truly suck at it. I often draw and color to make my brain get into a certain mode where writing is easiest. I can doodle my

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The Whiteboard, Part Eleven

The Whiteboard, Part Eleven

The Whiteboard, part eleven – find part ten here http://wp.me/p3VxaG-1RM Hello everyone! Happy post-bunny day bliss to you. I hope you didn’t eat too much candy! They say we buy more candy during Easter than during Halloween! That surprised me. I had my share of malted milk eggs, let me tell you. And all of it will be half-priced today! Yippee! So, how about another installment of The Whiteboard?  The Whiteboard, part eleven ©Kim Smith Officer Lang and Officer Person were gone. They had taken fingerprints from her bathroom, her bedroom, and from her. She bristled a little at that, but

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Company for you-help on the way!

In a previous post, I talked about how mistakes can happen when you are trying to do everything alone. But there really isn’t a good reason to continue doing things on your own when someone else can do it. And do it faster and more efficiently.  Let me tell you about a company I found. On Upwork.com you’ll find thousands of specialists who will bid on any project that you may need help with. I actually decided to sign up for work there. I need more income and hey. it’s all online! Yeah, I know, I am talking out of both

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