An Unexpected Performance is FREE!

An Unexpected Performance is FREE!

An Unexpected Performance is FREE!

The free kickoff of AN UNEXPECTED PERFORMANCE started yesterday and look at the stats! I am too thrilled! Product Details File Size: 308 KB Print Length: 218 pages Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1484887514 Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited Publisher: Kim Smith; 1 edition (May 12, 2013) Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Language: English ASIN: B00CR63D22 Text-to-Speech: Enabled X-Ray: Not Enabled Word Wise: Not Enabled Lending: Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,134 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store) #11 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Historical The GIVEAWAY

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Writer’s Stress: How do you spell relief?

Since my last critique meeting with my crit partners I have been spending a lot of time looking just like this woman. Head in hands, ideas being tossed out the realm of possibility. I do not mean to say that my crit partners sent me into a tailspin, not at all. I mean to say that my book has done this to me. Writing a book, first draft anyway, is very freeing. It’s almost carthartic. You are getting things written, you are feeling creative, you have a spring in your step, and a whistle on your lips. But when it

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What would you choose?

I have been thinking about this alot. It’s one of those questions that if you take the time (in our hurry up world) to really consider it, you will surprise yourself with the answers you come up with. What is the question?? It is deep. Profound. Awe-inspiring. Simply, if you could go back in time to any time period in time what would it be? State Library of New South Wales collection / Foter Man, that one gets me. I mean, I would love to live back in the eras of time that have rich history. But then when I

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Historical Romances, novels

How much research should go into a historical romance or novel? How much to include of all the hours you have poured over books and visited museums getting information? How much do you need to put in for your book to strike an authentic note? Only as much as you need on a bare basis. Yes, really. Research is done for the author, not the reader. If you include a few items of authentic historical accuracy, you will make them happy. If you include every nuance of every detail you learned while researching the book, you will make them stop

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Behind the scenes of writing a YA book

Behind the scenes of writing a YA book

Everyone wants to write a book these days it seems. I hear that more books, especially self-pubbed will be coming out in 2014 than ever before. I decided that I would write a post on how An Unexpected Performance came to be. I actually started writing it as a sort of exercise with an online friend. She loved the premise and was pretty instrumental in the creation phase. I have lost touch with her but I do give her props for her input on this book. It went through several changes after that, including a pro edit with an editor

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