Stats for opening weekend on IN THE SHADOWS

Stats for opening weekend on IN THE SHADOWS

In the Shadows release details as of day two after release I would LOVE to make it higher than this for this cool little short story featuring Shannon and Dwayne – but in all honesty, I am pretty happy with the categorical data.   Product Details File Size: 1304 KB Print Length: 30 pages Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited Publisher: Kim Smith; 1 edition (September 9, 2016) Publication Date: September 9, 2016 Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC Language: English ASIN: B01LMXYOE6 Text-to-Speech: Enabled X-Ray: Not Enabled Word Wise: Enabled Lending: Not Enabled Enhanced Typesetting:Enabled Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #343,042 Paid in

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In the Shadows cover design and blurb creation

In the Shadows cover design and blurb creation

What goes on in this story that makes someone want to read it – and other “shadows” that authors think about as they design cover art and write blurbs. Ever experience a time in your writing life when you stare at the screen absently and mutter to yourself, “What now?”  And this is not some mental block that keeps you from writing. Oh no. It’s more like the inescapable time when you have to consider what will work for your cover art, and what won’t, and you are stricken with a lack of ideas for blurbs. My hubby, who is a

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POSITIVE reinforcement: FIVE TIPS

POSITIVE reinforcement: FIVE TIPS

What would you do if you had a magic tool for injecting positive attitudes and ideas directly into your writing career? Would you use it? I think the idea that if we had a magic button that we could push and all of our negativism would disappear is a rather interesting idea and one that I want to enlarge upon. Let’s pretend that there IS a magic formula. Would you use it? I guess we will see because below are a few tips for doing just that. Go on. Steal this list. You need the positive input anyway, right? FIVE

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What does my reader want?

Several things have become glaringly apparent this weekend so far as How to Write is concerned. I guess whenever anyone embarks on such an auspicious endeavor, one must not get overly involved in the stuff behind the scenes. Well, I have. Deeply, truly, madly involved. But it’s all for my reader. It is because I care. I do not want to be a big fat failure, and have you scratching your head wondering what the heck I am talking about. But then too, I do not want anyone who is a little more advanced falling asleep as we dig into

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How to Write: Idea Development

  Okay, so as most of you are now aware, I am planning on doing a fantastic series this July (and likely over several months!) on How to Write. It’s been asked, how to write…what? Well, I am a fiction novelist, so that is the bulk of it. But really, you can use the same tools to write anything. I want to begin this series with an examination of the ultimate beginning. Yes, ideas. Before July, you my dear fan and follower must pull out the old idea notebook and pick one. Yeah, me too. It’s tough, I’ll tell you.

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