The Whiteboard – Part Two

The Whiteboard – Part Two

The Whiteboard – Part Two

Welcome to the second installment of my ongoing short story, The Whiteboard. Last time we met Anne, a mousy little office worker who found the whiteboard in her office had been utilized mysteriously after she left the office one night. You can read part one here The Whiteboard (part two) by Kim Smith © 2017 As the day progressed, Anne began to think of responses to the saying that had been written on the board. She wrote one of her own on the way out that evening. “Today’s experience was one of such horror, it would make a good movie.” She

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End of Year Reflection: Love What You Have Done-Comprehend What Didn’t Happen

End of Year Reflection: Love What You Have Done-Comprehend What Didn’t Happen

End of Year Reflection: Love What You Have Done-Comprehend What Didn’t Happen As writers, we all tread the same path, and the end of a year punctuates our successes and failures. I love how we can plan out our goals and follow up on them, success and loss. Many of you have kept me accountable with what I wanted to accomplish and what I managed to do. As the year wanes, I am certainly having moments of reflection. I did some things right, and some were just not done. It’s fun to tell my blog followers when I make a

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Writing a novel first draft via Nanowrimo

Writing a novel first draft via Nanowrimo

Some of us have already ended Nanowrimo, and some of us are about to do so with the close of November. No matter if you have succeeded with the 50,000 words or not, we all have gotten SOMETHING on our work accomplished and isn’t that the whole purpose? This post is for those who are now holding that precious first draft. Rock on, you writer, you! GIVE IT A WHIRL I made my own story a nemesis this month by writing something from the seat of my pants, no outline, no idea what it would be. And it is a

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Thursday Writing Tips: When the writing won’t come

Thursday Writing Tips: When the writing won’t come

There is just something about Thursday that feels good. For one thing, I am always busy at my job, which makes the time fly. Then of course, I meet with my mastermind group on Thursday evenings which always jazzes me in the writing department. I need jazzing too, let me tell you. My Nanowrimo book is behind seriously in the word count department. The trouble is, I have been sick, and my hubby has required more of my time than formerly, due to his own health crises. Thursday, where have you been all weeeeek?? Sometimes writing just doesn’t happen. For

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Interview with author, Mary Ellen Quire

Interview with author, Mary Ellen Quire

Recently, I went to Louisville, KY to a convention called Imaginarium. I met a lot of great folks, and am going to be bringing you a LOT of interviews in the days to come over on Writer Groupie. Mary Ellen Quire was one of the attendees that I have the privilege of presenting to you here. About Mary Ellen Quire I became interested in writing when I took a creative writing class (way back in high school) but I didn’t actually start getting serious with it until 2002.  Since I’ve worked as a veterinary technician for the past fifteen years and

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