Resurrect the WOOLLY MAMMOTH!!!

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Resurrect the WOOLLY MAMMOTH!!!

Resurrect the WOOLLY MAMMOTH!!!

Resurrect them, I say! And how that statement pertains to my writing life 🙂 So, you have likely, by now, heard about the scientists who are trying to bring back the woolly mammoths from extinction. They left our world around 1700 BC although some people have timed it at 10,000 years ago. And they want to bring it back, because, well, why not? We need to resurrect these behemoths to reverse global warming. Or so they say… But–you ask–what has that to do with your writing, Kim Smith? Everything. And nothing. I mean, come on…there are so many dead tropes

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Short story for my friends

Short story for my friends

A short story…you asked for it…. THE DILEMMA So, recently, I asked my friends about a short story that they would like to see. I got some very good answers. The problem with such an opening for others is: do you have time to do it? I must confess I do not. I am editing book three in the Mt. Moriah series and plotting book four. Between that and critiques for other writers, promotions of my work, and blogs, I just couldn’t sit down long enough to get anything written. I will do better I promise! But until that time,

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Best Writing Tips from Edale Lane author of Chaos in Milan

Best Writing Tips from Edale Lane author of Chaos in Milan

Edale is on blog tour this month for her book Chaos in Milan. I hope you will check out the stops which can be found here: Tomorrowcomesmedia.com Best Writing Tips The internet is filled with tips for writers, whether they are working on their first book or are veterans at the craft. In no particular order, I will share ten that have served me well. Write something you are passionate about. If you are not emotionally invested in the characters, subject, theme, or plot, how can you expect your readers to be? I love history. I get enthused about research,

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Ten things I’ve learned in 2020

Ten things I’ve learned in 2020

TEN THINGS I’VE LEARNED IN 2020 Ten Things that I’ve Learned in 2020 during the Pandemic Everyone will likely have a list like this to look back on in their journals and on their personal blogs. Here’s mine: 1. Surviving cancer does not mean you don’t have to take care of yourself in every way. It certainly doesn’t mean you don’t have to continue taking pills to keep the cancer away, and when you look at life in general, health is the only thing that really matters. 2. Writing a 109,000+ word novel makes you a tired writer. Being unable

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Monthly update-what’s happening

Monthly update-what’s happening

I did not intend on only updating my blog once a month, but this is how it is for now. Being in a pandemic has taken its toll. I know you understand and have been very patient. Did you see my pandemic post? Click here to go there now. Well, let me begin with the fact that I have finished the first round of revisions with my WIP, entitled, Scarf. It went faster than I expected, likely due to being at home and time on my hands. I also got some new words written on a historical romance I have

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