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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Heart Day

Happy Valentine’s Day to all my fans and friends…if you haven’t opened that last newsletter email, you TOTALLY should. I may end up putting a limit on it-maybe a 10 day window? If you are not a newsletter subscriber, you are going to be so mad when you find out what you are missing out on! PS-pay attention to your heart…it is the organ that rules your life…

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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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Is this book DOA? Five hints that it may be unfixable

So what do you do when brainstorming is an utter #fail? What happens when the outline does nothing to help you see your way clear to the end of a book that just isn’t working? Giovanni 'jjjohn' Orlando / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) At what point do you say, I want out of this disastrous book relationship? Here are a few points to give you a bit of insight: 1. When the book relationship turns sour and you feel like you are hurting yourself when you open the manuscript. When it physically, mentally, and

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