Don’t quit working your day job, yet

Don’t quit working your day job, yet

Don’t quit working your day job, yet

It’s been a while now that I have been posting this blog and working toward a lifestyle reboot, using the Internet. Within the months, I’ve learned so much about running an online venture,  content marketing, and how to be profitable in all of it. Not only that, I’ve learned a lot about myself, as well. Although I love what I do, and feel very fortunate to be where I’m at today, working online does have it’s drawbacks. Now, you may be wondering why on earth I’m writing about reasons NOT to do what I am doing. Well, I think it’s noteworthy

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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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How to stand out in the book market part six

How to stand out in the book market part six

Welcome to the last installment in my series, How to Stand Out in the Book Market. It’s funny, but I didn’t intend on writing a series of posts like this. I just ran out of time a few days in a row and had to do it over. The response was so positive, and the interest so obvious, I sort of capitalized on it. At any rate, I am glad you are getting something out of it. Standing out in the book market today is a major concern for most of us. So today, for the final part, I would

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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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