Part five of The Whiteboard

Part five of The Whiteboard

Part five of The Whiteboard

Here it is! Part five! Good day friends! I hope this finds you happy and well. Are you enjoying these tidbits of story? I am having fun writing them. If you recall, the last time we met, Anne was frustrated to find the writer had turned her windshield into a new form of whiteboard. This time, she finds that even silence screams loudly when executed aright. THE WHITEBOARD part five by ©Kim Smith By the time Anne reached the highway, she’d worked herself into a terrible headache. She’d been having a lot of those lately and wasn’t too happy about

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5 Writing Errors You Need to Kill

5 Writing Errors You Need to Kill

Have you ever witnessed errors in a book and wondered how on earth that passed through the editing process? I have, and it was not only in a big-time published book, it has been in my own work as well. No matter how you go through editing, revisions, editing, revisions, sometimes typos come up. It happens. But there are a few things that SHOULDN’T happen in your work, no matter what genre you write in or how many books you have already put on the shelf. These errors just shouldn’t be allowed to exist. Stab ’em to death. Here are

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Five Actions to Beat Procrastination

Five Actions to Beat Procrastination

I think I have found about five actions you can take to beat procrastination. Procrastination is the action of putting off doing something, a postponing of a deadline.  Have you ever procrastinated? I think we all have. Especially in school. We didn’t really WANT to put in the work to finish that science project, or that history project. We didn’t want to work on that speech debate in college either, did we? Well, procrastination is my favorite friend these days. I mean I have been inching toward the third book in the Shannon Wallace mystery series. I selected a few

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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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Writer Groupie Episode 41 YA Fiction with H W Vivian

Writer Groupie Episode 41 YA Fiction with H W Vivian

Welcome, Groupies! This is episode 41 of the podcast, and today I chat with H W Vivian, author of War of Rain, Chasers, and a humor/satire book, Days of Amber, under her pen name, Alex Chu. In my intro, I talk about Disk of Death and what the latest is on that book coming out in February. I also ‘splain what a copy editor is among other fun things, so be sure to check out the audio version of the podcast for my tidbits, or the video version for the interview only. So, here we go…on with the show! _____________

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