Is your social media like family?

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Is your social media like family?

Is your social media like family?

What makes your life story? Is it your family? Your friends? Your career? I would be certain that it isn’t your social media, right? So, why is it that so many people are spending so much of their life posting to the Internet? What is it about social media that we cannot stay away from? Experts have an opinion. It is said that people (humans) are social creatures and some like social media to keep in touch with other humans. Some say that it is a networking thing. Professionals need it to promote their business. Either way, it’s a tool.

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Writer Groupie Episode 30: Writing Hooks with Mary Buckham

Writing Hooks Book Two Mary Buckham is an urban fantasy author, professional speaker, and teacher. Her Writing Active Setting Series has helped me personally to develop much stronger books. I was very excited that she agreed to come on Writer Groupie to present to you, her latest work, Writing Active Hooks book two. If you haven’t yet picked up her books, and you are a writer, I encourage you to do so. They are truly wonderful, easy to read, easy to follow, and easy to apply to your work. Mary is a USA Today bestselling author, and believe me, she

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Writer Groupie Episode 26 The Magic Formula

Writer Groupie Episode 26 The Magic Formula

Writer Groupie Podcast brings you discussions, insights, and insider details on planning, producing, promoting, and profiting as a writer. Welcome to Writer Groupie! [powerpress]http://www.kimsmithauthor.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Writer-Groupie-Episode-26-The-Magic-Formula.m4a[/powerpress] SHOW NOTES: I was reading an old blog post on someone’s blog about Amanda Hocking’s numbers back in 2010. She was rejected in February of 2010 by an agent who told her the book she was shopping around didn’t have a market. Then she went on to sell it herself. She self-published her work. Not a novel idea any longer, but her numbers still stand. In December of 2010, Hocking’s SELF PUBLISHED novel, SWITCHED, sold 13,555

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Writer Groupie Episode 20 Interview with Kim Huther, proofreader

Writer Groupie Episode 20 Interview with Kim Huther, proofreader

Kim Huther is the owner and operator of Wordsmith Proofreading Service. She does proofreading, and copy editing for writers of all creation. Kim inspires authors to achieve greater heights with their work by her most excellent ability to turn words into art. I am excited to have her on Writer Groupie Podcast. In this episode, we discuss her business and how she can help writers with their work. ————– AUDIO ONLY ————– SHOW NOTES: What does a proofreader/copy editor do What sorts of things have you seen in this business? Why this is her dream job Why she got into

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End of the year is looming

End of the year is looming

The end of the year 2014 is looming ahead in only two weeks. Then we will be off on a mad adventure called 2015. I feel like I am on the precipice of a Dr. Who episode. What will transpire as we open the Tardis’ door and peer out onto a new and unfamiliar landscape? Well, I don’t think we will encounter aliens. Not yet. But in 2015 I do hope to bring you some new cool stuff. I have already updated my books read page, because I do not think I will finish another one this year. I have

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