The Journal Of Kim Smith

The Journal Of Kim Smith

The Journal Of Kim Smith

Well, I am going to have to start sharing my journal with you soon, friends. I am getting out in the world and trying new things. This week: hiking with my son. Yes, this is a great idea. No, this may not be a good thing for me. Yes, I am invested in this plan. No, I am not sure about what I am doing. Yes, I will keep you posted. Hence, the title of my post today. I write in a journal every day pretty much. Even when I am not posting in here, I am posting in my

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You CAN be a shy writer and succeed

You CAN be a shy writer and succeed

This is the follow up to my last post about how to boost sales and get readers which you can read here. When you mention a certain demographic, you really should give them a chance to have their own platform. So, this post is about that sector of the writing world who do not choose to be speakers. Those people who like sitting back and using the social media circles to make friends and influence people. I ain’t mad at ya, as the young folks say. There are the group of social media writers or SMW who like the fact

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Boost your book sales, get readers

Boost your book sales, get readers

We are writers. We have talent. And of that talent, there are many facets. One such facet of our talents, when honed to a fine point, will give you a significant edge that will result in better book sales. And this talent will increase your awareness of what readers want,  and give you assertiveness that very few people have. This talent is something that very few writers can perform, and most of them don’t even want to try. And the really interesting thing is: you have an advantage on EVERY OTHER WRITER when you unleash this talent. WHAT IS THIS

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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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Dreams of glory and why you can have it

Dreams of glory and why you can have it

Everyone you meet seems to be following their dreams and “doing” something that “fulfills” them. Many are writing their memoirs, or a novel, or a book of poems. Dreams of being an artist, a musician or writer abound! It’s wonderful, really. I mean, it was that very chase to something to make me feel fullfilled that lead to my first book. I sure wouldn’t fault anyone for doing such a thing. But there are many out there who are afraid of stepping out of their comfort zone. They are afraid to succeed many times, I think. And even more fear

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