Writing a Series: 5 Things You Need To Know

Writing a Series: 5 Things You Need To Know

Writing a Series: 5 Things You Need To Know

Writing a series: 5 Things you Need to Know If you want to construct a writing career that spans decades and provides a good living— write a series. Your readers will go out and get the first book, and keep going through the list, into infinity as long as you feed them. When I planned the series I wanted to create, I read a lot of books with humorous characters. I wrote Disk of Death purposefully aimed at a series. But like so many newbie authors, I didn’t insert a subplot that would go forward into future books, (namely Yew to

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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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Schooled in Murder-new Shannon Wallace mystery coming soon!

Schooled in Murder-new Shannon Wallace mystery coming soon!

New cover art! NEWS!NEWS!NEWS! My new Shannon Wallace mystery is all finished and has been dutifully reported to my newsletter crowd, the Zanies. It will soon be winging it’s way through the interwebs to Amazon. Woo hoo! Thanks so much to everyone who has asked me about whether there would be more books in the series – it’s great to know you’re all so excited about these books. Well, let’s face it, I can’t shut Shannon up! Schooled in Murder should be available for purchase in November. Here’s the blurb… Shannon and Dwayne are back in their wildest escapade ever! They are

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4 Ways to Prep a Product’s Launch

4 Ways to Prep a Product’s Launch

Recently, I was listening to a podcast and heard one of the hosts talk about a webinar coming up to help writers make their lives more efficient. This sort of thing is not new. In fact, more and more authors are creating products, webinars, and training items than ever before. It is a little concerning to me because I have always heard “those who can, do – and those who can’t, teach how to do”. (this post contains links to things that explain what I am saying-follow the links to get a better understanding) I worry that these authors are

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Semblance of Guilt Blog Tour

About the Book Ellen Davis’s husband left her for another woman. Post-divorce, she’s trying to reassert her independence and lands a job as a reporter for her local newspaper. One of her assignments is covering weekly items on the police blotter, which is how she gets to know Lieutenant Pete Sakura—a handsome, witty Japanese- American Ellen is drawn to immediately. Another of Ellen’s assignments is interviewing for the paper’s “Around The Town” column, and in this capacity, she meets Graham and Sophia Clarke, newcomers to the community. He’s an administrator at Columbia; she’s his beautiful Greek wife. Ellen and Sophia

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