Seven deadly sins for writers

Seven deadly sins for writers

Seven deadly sins for writers

I like writing thematic stories. The Last Dragyn Slayer is based on one of the seven deadly sins, covetousness, lust, anger, gluttony, envy, and sloth – mostly lust. You can get that here for a mere 99 cents by clicking the cover: Considering the seven deadly sins got me to thinking about what those might look like to a writer. Covetousness might be jealousy. Have you ever said, “dang I wish I had written that book.” Yeah, that would be it. Lust, like…”wow, look at that book cover, that man is HAWT.” Uh huh, that’s it. Anger would be “OMG, they

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Day six of Nanowrimo-my update

Day six of Nanowrimo-my update

Hi everyone! welcome to my nanowrimo day six update…yeah, via video. I am WAYYYY too busy to try to type all this stuff out. I hope your Nanowrimo experience is going well. Heres the latest on me… Enjoy!

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Nanowrimo Day One

Nanowrimo Day One

Welcome to all my new fans and followers! I have once again changed the theme of Kim Smith, Author and hope you like it. I am in all truth getting ready for a BIG change come the new year. I will be likely hosting TWO websites, one for Writer Groupie, and this one, which will be just for me and my books. Writer Groupie is becoming such a hot commodity it is going to need its own space soon. That’s a very good thing, and certainly necessary. Until the big switch, I hope you all will bear with me as

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How to Write: Endings

How to Write: Endings

Our How to Write series is coming to an end. It’s been a fun month-long venture. I hope you have gained a little insight during it. If you haven’t checked out all the posts for this series, you can do so here : CLICK HERE This last post I wanted to talk briefly about endings. And yes, they are very important. Sometimes endings will bring a reader into the next book, give them the ultimate satisfied feeling, or leave them wanting more more more. Either way, endings can win a reader’s heart and as we all know, once won, you

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How to Write: Sagging Middles

How to Write: Sagging Middles

So, how is it going? Have you gotten through the first one thousand words yet? Two thousand? Usually by this time, I know if a book is going to be finished or not (as a reader and as a writer). Some books start out strong and then about act two, something weird happens. It’s called the middle. No matter how hard we try, boring, inane activity, and sagging plots will hit us in the middle of a book. We sort of run out of steam, or if you are a pantser, you can’t see where the story is going and

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