The Whiteboard, Part Eleven

The Whiteboard, Part Eleven

The Whiteboard, Part Eleven

The Whiteboard, part eleven – find part ten here http://wp.me/p3VxaG-1RM Hello everyone! Happy post-bunny day bliss to you. I hope you didn’t eat too much candy! They say we buy more candy during Easter than during Halloween! That surprised me. I had my share of malted milk eggs, let me tell you. And all of it will be half-priced today! Yippee! So, how about another installment of The Whiteboard?  The Whiteboard, part eleven ©Kim Smith Officer Lang and Officer Person were gone. They had taken fingerprints from her bathroom, her bedroom, and from her. She bristled a little at that, but

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Self-edit: Quick tips for everything

Self-edit: Quick tips for everything

Self-editing is hard. But finding out you need to self-edit is not hard at all. Take my last post for instance…I just reread it this morning and found all manner of issues with it, which makes me mad at myself, but there it is. Honestly in all its glory. But the point of this post is to say, we SHOULD self-edit. We should not subject our readers to anything less than perfect. Published posts, published books, stories, etc. SHOULD be self-edited (and of course, professionally edited when appropriate), not in its raw form. I apologize. Writing is self-editing. My Teaser

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How to get published

How to get published

People invariably ask me what they need to do to get a book published. The first thing I do is gaze at them longingly. I mean, was it really almost ten years ago that I WAS that person? So here is my list, and it is about as thorough as you will find in all the writing self-help books and other places. HOW TO GET PUBLISHED Find the time to write. We all find time to do the things we want to do. If writing is a priority for you, you will find that giving up time to do other

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SMT series: Why Brushing Off the Haters Hurts Your Brand

Social Media Triage series Part Two Here we are with the second installment of the Social Media Triage series. If you missed part one, you can go and view it here. Today, I want to talk about why writers feel it necessary to delete negative posts on their social media sites, not approve or disallow negative comments on their blogs, and as a general rule, stress over bad reviews. I call this “brushing off the haters”. The obvious reason is: it hurts. Writers are, for the most part, a sensitive lot. We love what we do so much that we

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I’m Writing a Book-How Others Perceive Your News

Writers write. Get busy. I’m writing a book. Did your jaw drop? Some people’s might. Maybe not at that news coming from me, but maybe when it comes from YOU. Family, friends, co-workers, etc. may certainly take the news that you are writing a book as a crazy act. I won’t argue that too hard. It takes a little mental disability in some of us to get those stories to flow. But for the most part, we are all perfectly sane, but we want to do something with all the creativity filling up our empty spots. What chaps me is

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