Publishing: Sites for authors, readers, book lovers, or just curious

Publishing: Sites for authors, readers, book lovers, or just curious

Decided to make a post about sites that I find interesting. Since I am a book person, both as a writer and a reader, I have evaluated these sites and posted them for you. I may end up tweeting them, too. What fun, eh? Let me know what you think of lists such as this. I may be doing more of them. I think it is always helpful to have stuff all together in one place. So here ya go! BookSeller http://www.thebookseller.com/ The Triumph of Fantasy Fiction http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/apr/03/george-rr-martin-game-of-thrones-and-the-triumph-of-fantasy-fiction Salon : admittedly a bit of a rabbit hole…you have been warned!

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Writer Recharge: Final Week

Wow. This recharge went by so fast. I think I am so busy these days time is flying by. So here is what I hoped to do/write this week: Write/revise: Get at least another 500 words written on The Galileo Strategy. Do edits for Deadly Array because I have them and need to get them done. Read/reread: Try to get through another chapter of this big fat tome. Stretch: Check out print proofs for Love Inn and Ten Tips and the swag for the signings are due in soon as well. Have to cut up postcards and buy a tablecloth.

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Exercises for the writing mind

Exercises for the writing mind

Every great once in a while, I pick up a book and begin reading it straight off my bookshelf. It may be one that has been read many times or it may be one that has never been read. Recently, I did this and found a great writing help book. I had never read it, so it was like new and fresh to me. And to be honest, necessary. I needed to read it. The one thing that sticks in my mind about the book (name withheld as it is not relevant) is that the exercises in the book sent

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Fighting the Monday blahs

Fighting the Monday blahs

Mondays, blah. Who needs ’em? My dearly departed mother used to say, she hated Mondays. I didn’t get it until recently. For some reason I do, too. I find myself feeling the dislike building on Sunday night. On Monday morning, upon rising, I am besotted with Monday blahs. Maybe it’s because I know there is a never-ending pile of work to be done at the evil day job. Anticipating work is never a happy thought. It could be because (like every worker bee in the world) being chained to a job doing something that makes money for another entity (and

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Writer Groupie : Episode 6-Procrastination

Writer Groupie : Episode 6-Procrastination

Welcome to the Writer Groupie podcast. I’m Kim Smith the writing guru bringing you discussions, insights, and insider details on how to plan, produce, promote and profit as a writer. Welcome to the Writer Groupie Podcast. [powerpress]http://www.kimsmithauthor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Writer-Groupie-Episode-61.m4a[/powerpress] If you would like more information about the show go to http://www.kimsmithauthor.com SHOW NOTES: ***I am such a nut- website addresses are http:// not \\ as I say in this show… hope you are savvy enough to know the difference even if I say the wrong thing!*** Here we are at Episode six and we are just now getting around to discussing my

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