Weekly Links: Helping Writers Write

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Weekly Links: Helping Writers Write

Weekly Links: Helping Writers Write

Hey everyone, here we are again. Weekly links. I hope your week is going well. Did you have a lovely holiday? Have you begun your Christmas shopping yet? Are you finished? Did you decorate your house for the holidays? I am full of questions this weekly list. I know, I know. But I did have a nice Thanksgiving. I have NOT begun shopping yet. I am a late shopper. I have not decorated yet either. I have my kidlet coming home for Christmas, and I am going to decorate with her. We will have some boiled custard, silly Christmas movies,

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Writer Groupie Episode 23: Interview with the King Twins

Writer Groupie Episode 23: Interview with the King Twins

Margaret and Kat King write about being twins. Their first book, Y’all Twins? is a coming-of-age story about growing up in Mississippi in the 1950s. They are also rappers of a new breed, K-Rappers, so to speak, so I am excited to have them on Writer Groupie Podcast. In this episode, recorded on Valentine’s Day, we discuss Margaret and Kat’s journey as a collaborative writing team and other entertaining items of their lives. SHOW NOTES: We discuss: The King Twin rappers and how they came to be a marketing tool What’s coming up for the K-rappers Info about the Author

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Writer Groupie Episode 8–Goals for Writers

Writer Groupie Episode 8–Goals for Writers

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. You can find out more info about Writer Groupie at http://www.kimsmithauthor.com Welcome to the Writer Groupie Podcast. [powerpress]http://www.kimsmithauthor.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Writer-Groupie-Podcast-Episode-8.m4a[/powerpress] If you would like more information about the show go to http://www.kimsmithauthor.com Show Notes: This episode is all about goals and setting them. If you are like me and hate the thought of goals, this will be a great starter podcast for you. Highlights: Remember my post not long ago about my

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What Kind of Writer ARE YOU?

Somewhere in the mass cosmos that is the Internet I read that there are two types of writers: putter-inners or taker-outers (sorry to the person who said this, I cannot remember where I read it). juliejordanscott / Foter / CC BY So a putter-inner, aka PI– writes pretty narrowly, leaving out all the extra fluffy batter that makes the pancake rise high… and they come back later and “put in” all that good stuff. Then, the taker-outer, aka TO–writes heavy-handed, putting in everything and the kitchen sink … only to return on a future draft and “take out” what isn’t

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Three things I learned from Gravity, the movie

I watched Gravity with Sandra Bullock last night and here are a few takeaways. First off, I know that most people go to watch movies for the entertainment value derived from it. I get that. But most writers watch for information from the screenwriter. Clues and cues on how to do it. At least that is what I think. I watched Gravity with a warning from my daughter that it was a total nail-biter. And she wasn’t kidding. The writers put the character’s butt up in a tree (a space station actually) and set proverbial bears loose to climb it.

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