Part one of The Whiteboard

Part one of The Whiteboard

Part one of The Whiteboard

Part one of The Whiteboard So, I just decided to go ahead and have a real post and/or series of posts. You will be thrilled to know that I have been writing 🙂 and you are about to be the lucky recipient of all that goodness. I am working on a short story that is part of a writing prompt.  I hope you enjoy it!  This is part one. THE WHITEBOARD by Kim Smith © 2017 (part one) Anne had been coming into work early for months thanks to the added burden placed upon her already exhausting workload as a clerk.

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Blogs: Are they dying or dead?

Blogs: Are they dying or dead?

Deadblog–sounds like a bad horror movie I recently went out and tried to find writing blogs or author blogs to post here for you in a list form. I found a most disturbing trend when I did my research and decided THAT was what needed to be shared instead. I visited two different sites. One : Top ten sites for writers and the other was the best author blogs. On both of them, I found 404 errors, old sites not updated in YEARS, or information that just wasn’t interesting and shouldn’t have been on a blog for writers. I was

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How to Write: Call to Adventure for Women’s Fiction

How to Write: Call to Adventure for Women’s Fiction

Hello How to Write fans! How is it going? Are you getting a lot done? I have had a great week-so far as this blog book is concerned. Speaking of which, we MUST name it. I am a title freak. The title (and cover art if I can get it early on) helps define the story. We are going to have to have a name-the-book contest soon. Maybe along about chapter four or five, because we should be far enough into the story by then to have a feel for its conflict. Until then, I am videotaping the “how to

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What does my reader want?

Several things have become glaringly apparent this weekend so far as How to Write is concerned. I guess whenever anyone embarks on such an auspicious endeavor, one must not get overly involved in the stuff behind the scenes. Well, I have. Deeply, truly, madly involved. But it’s all for my reader. It is because I care. I do not want to be a big fat failure, and have you scratching your head wondering what the heck I am talking about. But then too, I do not want anyone who is a little more advanced falling asleep as we dig into

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Ten things I wish I had known before becoming a writer

Ten things I wish I had known before becoming a writer

Sometimes I think that old adage about hindsight being clearer than foresight is true. There are a lot of things I wish I had known before becoming a writer. Writing is not easy sometimes. Those days where pages fly by under my fingertips don’t happen the way they used to. I have an internal editor that is a mean little woman. But since writing is so personal and intimate, and you are following this blog to get insider details, here goes a list of things I sure wish sometime had told me. I wish I had known being a writer

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