Writing questions-jump on board!

Writing questions-jump on board!

Good day mates! It’s a cool 70 degrees this morning, and I am in my writing chair. The problem is – wait for it – PLOT. I cannot for the life of me figure out this plot. It started out with a plan and a resolution, but once I began writing it, the darn thing went off in a strange direction and now I cannot wrangle it back into the fold. It’s so concrete. A mystery should be a mystery and anything else thrown in is just noise. Well, this one has a lot of noise. Mainly Shannon Wallace and

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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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The day after the fourth of July

The day after the fourth of July

It’s July Fifth, feels a lot like Monday, and hot out. The air is a sticky gray, and I somehow made it to work. I can’t even remember dressing in the bathroom. I swore when I left my house that I was going to be careful because driving while barely awake is dangerous. With the days’s food piled in my lunchbag, I walked inside the building. It was hopeless, and I was in sandals. The elevator was too empty to bear, never mind keep awake in; I didn’t even have head space because of sleep deprivation… I leaned against the

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Weekly links: Mixed bag of goodies

Weekly links: Mixed bag of goodies

Good morning, lovelies! It’s a mixed bag for links this week. There is some stuff about Valentines Day (sorry, I know it’s over) and there is some stuff about blogs, stuff about technology, etc. It’s just fun to click a link and magically get transported to someone’s blog and see what they are talking about, isn’t it? I am going to try to get a real blog post up here soon. I have a lot to share, but just no time to share it! I also hope to be updating the website soon, so be sure to look for new

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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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