Summer is here: Let’s pick out a book

Summer is here: Let’s pick out a book

Summer is here: Let’s pick out a book

It’s the first day of summer and you know what that means. DISCLAIMER: READING! It’s the summer reading season. So wanna know my opinion on some things? Well, you are about to get it, so if you don’t want to hear my tirade about books and reading, then please be forewarned. I get emails from Amazon pretty regularly, and oftentimes they tout a book I have recently browsed for or read. They target market me that way. You too? What? You didn’t know you were being marketed to? Well, think about it. How did they know what books to suggest?

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The Whiteboard, Part Ten

The Whiteboard, Part Ten

Hey everyone! It’s part ten!  Here is another installment on the continuing saga of Anne and her whiteboard. I am coming to the end of the story now, and I hope you haven’t figured out who the “writer” is. If so, don’t tell anyone! It’s been fun writing this weird tale. It’s also been a means to my getting some writing in each week. As my time gets squashed again with personal life stuff, I may not have time to do this for a while.  Thanks for reading along! Be sure to check out my interesting tidbit at the end

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The Whiteboard, part eight

The Whiteboard, part eight

Welcome  to all my news fans and followers…if you are just now getting into The Whiteboard, you have a bit to catch up. We are about to start on Part Eight. If you want to read part seven go here The Whiteboard Part Eight by ©Kim Smith Anne rose from bed on Friday morning to go to the bathroom, and as she always did, she glanced at the mirror. Black marker dotted her throat as if someone had drawn the dashes to create a pattern to slice it open. She screamed in terror. High on the mirror was the handwritten

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How to Write: Sagging Middles

How to Write: Sagging Middles

So, how is it going? Have you gotten through the first one thousand words yet? Two thousand? Usually by this time, I know if a book is going to be finished or not (as a reader and as a writer). Some books start out strong and then about act two, something weird happens. It’s called the middle. No matter how hard we try, boring, inane activity, and sagging plots will hit us in the middle of a book. We sort of run out of steam, or if you are a pantser, you can’t see where the story is going and

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How to Write: Refusal of the Call

How to Write: Refusal of the Call

Hey there How to Write fans! I hope you are getting down some good stuff. Have you had a chance to read the first three chapters of our blog book? I haven’t gotten any entries for the contest. If you guys don’t help me title it and take this $10 Amazon gift card, I will have to do it all myself. You know you don’t want that! I am going to let the contest go through the end of the month. In fact, the How to Write series is going to end at the end of the month as well.

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