Imaginarium 2015 wrap-up

Imaginarium 2015 wrap-up

Imaginarium 2015 wrap-up

I am baaaaack! Imaginarium 2015 was a total utter win. Linda Rettstatt and I had a blast. We sold books, signed books, chatted with other writers, took pictures, sat on panels–well, in other words took full advantage of the event. It was held in the Crowne Plaza at the Louisville Airport (not IN the airport but in the vicinity of it) We arrived on Thursday evening so we could get all settled in and take a breath before plunging into the con. It is always a great idea to do this–in case you are taking notes. Have a nice dinner,

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Off we go to Imaginarium!

Off we go to Imaginarium!

As you read this, I am likely on my way to Louisville, KY to a conference for creatives called Imaginarium 2015. I have made 2015 such a busy year by going to cons every few months – and it has been totally worth the time investment. As I said in a previous post, I will slow down next year and make it a writing year. I will turn out a lot of work next year and for that I am excited. But this year has brought so much fun with the various live events I have gone to. I discovered

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Passion and talent equal creative freedom

Passion and talent equal creative freedom

Yes. Indeed. Passion and talent definitely does equal creative freedom for many people. I am a book lover, blogger, coffee addict, dreamer, ever-positive, Facebook Junkie, girly girl, who is mostly always happy and inspired to do something with her life. Oh yeah, and I am a writer. A published author. A speaker on subjects close to my heart like writing. There. My very own personal statement. I feel inspired to talk about me today. What am I doing? Where am I going. You have been forewarned. So, first let me bring you up to speed on my past history. I

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Five important points about book marketing & promotions before you publish

Book Marketing/Promotions Before You Publish Dano / Foter / CC BY Are you uncertain about doing your own marketing? Feel like too much of an introvert to be successful as a marketer? Don’t know what a marketing plan is? Can’t distinguish between promoting and marketing? Well, you’ve come to the right blog then. 1. Authors should get as much knowledge about book marketing/promotions as they possibly can. Recently, I watched over twenty videos, listened to over thirty podcasts, and am reading one of many many good books on this subject. I am not trying to toot my own horn here,

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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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