The Journal Of Kim Smith

The Journal Of Kim Smith

The Journal Of Kim Smith

Well, I am going to have to start sharing my journal with you soon, friends. I am getting out in the world and trying new things. This week: hiking with my son. Yes, this is a great idea. No, this may not be a good thing for me. Yes, I am invested in this plan. No, I am not sure about what I am doing. Yes, I will keep you posted. Hence, the title of my post today. I write in a journal every day pretty much. Even when I am not posting in here, I am posting in my

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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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Mastermind Groups: Do I Need One?

Mastermind Groups: Do I Need One?

A mastermind group is important for writers who are looking to turn their writing into a career.  I truly believe this and it is why I started one about a year or so ago. My mastermind group is why I have two mysteries out and another one in the wings. They (the group) are great for keeping me moving toward my goals. Even as early as this week, one of my friends in the group encouraged me to move forward from the latest accomplished goal and to make a new mid-year goal. I am working on that even as I type

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Creatives get busy: create an ebook!

Creatives get busy: create an ebook!

Create something today and quit worrying about it As of 2014, the population of the United States was 318.9 million. Well, I know it’s gone up and down since then but for illustration purposes, we are going to say there are at least 319 million people in JUST the US right now. That’s a lot of people. And every time my sales slump on my books, I remember that I might have touched a few thousand of that big number. So, there are still a lot of people out there who have never heard of me, or my books. If

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Outline: The Best Writing Tip

Outline: The Best Writing Tip

Outlines are either loved or…not. What is the most beneficial thing you can do to get the writing flowing toward a completed ebook? Write an outline! It may seem obvious if you are a natural plotter/outliner/well-organized person, but most people about to embark on this journey ask how they should get started.  I am a pantser, meaning, I write from by the seat of my pants, no outline. This is what a lot of you say you do.We all have an urge to dive right into writing, but all too often after the first few pages – we get stuck.

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