Resurrect the WOOLLY MAMMOTH!!!

Resurrect the WOOLLY MAMMOTH!!!

Resurrect the WOOLLY MAMMOTH!!!

Resurrect them, I say! And how that statement pertains to my writing life 🙂 So, you have likely, by now, heard about the scientists who are trying to bring back the woolly mammoths from extinction. They left our world around 1700 BC although some people have timed it at 10,000 years ago. And they want to bring it back, because, well, why not? We need to resurrect these behemoths to reverse global warming. Or so they say… But–you ask–what has that to do with your writing, Kim Smith? Everything. And nothing. I mean, come on…there are so many dead tropes

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Part six of The Whiteboard

Part six of The Whiteboard

You can find part five of The Whiteboard here http://wp.me/p3VxaG-1QS So, here is the sixth part or installment of our strange tale. The Whiteboard is about a woman whose dry erase board at her job suddenly starts issuing someone’s opinion and becomes the object of their interest with her as the recipient.  Today we find out what happens next. ©The Whiteboard Part Six by Kim Smith The writer didn’t put out new whiteboard writing at all on Thursday. By the time Anne got ready to leave work, she had convinced herself it was just a silly office game someone was playing

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Survivalist Mode: Will We Make It Out Alive?

I think I have gone into survivalist mode. I see so many books being published every day at Amazon. In a recent interview on Writer Groupie my guest mentioned 2200 a day. That’s a lot of books, folks. NY publishers are sitting back watching their slush piles grow smaller and smaller and they are laughing at the rest of us. Yes, this is the slush they USED to have to deal with. 2200 books a day, y’all. It’s enough to make me grab my bug out bag and race off into the wild. I think I have a better shot

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Dystopian future

As you all may know, I have been working on a sort of apocalyptic story. It’s really a little hard to write, because I have to imagine the world completely utterly changed. Nothing is as it is now. Not even simple things. Imagine brushing your teeth in the morning and remembering that detail won’t be allowed in this terrible future of your story. So, a good thought for you today– In a future world where everything is chaos, and nothing remains of our current luxurious amenities, what do you see? What does the world look like? What is missing? What

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