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

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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Weekly Links: Mishmash

Weekly Links: Mishmash

Mishmash of writing links It’s the middle of the week and you know what that means! Links! woo hoo! Places to go and writing things to learn from the people in the industry who are the masters. (what, you thought I was one?) WEEKLY LINKS Storyfix: Writing in a corset  Jane Friedman : Hiring a professional editor Christopher Kokoski : The best place in your novel to put your personal beliefs Passive Voice : Bamboozled, the new scam Amazon won’t warn you about Elizabeth Spann Craig : Public Speaking Tips Helping writers become authors : Most common writing mistake :

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Weekly Links: Writer-pa-looza

Weekly Links: Writer-pa-looza

Weekly Links This week is a holiday week, and I am very busy with family and food. That is a very nice change for me from the daily doldrums. I hope you have a lovely Thanksgiving and remember to spend time sitting in nature, meditating on your blessings this week. I chose from a variety of sites this week, and tried to include everything I thought might be applicable to a writer of all stages.  From a Twitter friend, @RicardoFayet here is a link : Writing in Third Person vs Omniscient vs- third person limited https://blog.reedsy.com/third-person-omniscient-vs-limited and thanks so much Ricardo

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Introducing the LIST : a once a week listing for writers

Introducing the LIST : a once a week listing for writers

The list – and not the mailing list either- is a great idea for any blog. Now that Halloween is over and everyone is pointing their noses toward the big eating day, Thanksgiving, I am starting a new feature here on the blog. I decided some time ago that one of the features that I love most about podcasts and blogs that I visit is how the hosts and hostesses are so free with the information that they share. We all love news and tips from  the industry, right? Only recently, one of my favs stopped curating the sites, which

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Excerpt for Schooled in Murder, Book Three of Shannon Wallace Mysteries

Excerpt for Schooled in Murder, Book Three of Shannon Wallace Mysteries

Today, I bring you an excerpt from my soon-to-be-released book, Schooled in Murder, book three in the Shannon Wallace Mysteries. SCHOOLED IN MURDER copyright KimSmith 2016 The fear of poverty sat on me like a screaming black cat digging its claws into my guts. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. I was a college graduate. I had a degree in English. I should have been a teacher with a retirement account slowly building itself a future. But God has a sense of humor and none of that had happened. If a boatload of green didn’t arrive on the horizon

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