Exciting announcement: The Mt. Moriah Series

Exciting announcement: The Mt. Moriah Series

Exciting announcement: The Mt. Moriah Series

Hi everyone! I am lifting my head from my writing desk because I am **ALMOST** finished with In the Holler, the first book in my new Mt. Moriah series. This series is something that I have been working on steadily since the beginning of the year. I may have mentioned a new book in passing one of the last times I posted but if not, here is your notice. You can thank Sarra Cannon for this series. I have taken it into my head to write FASTER and thanks to her insights on planners and planning and plotting a series

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Part six of The Whiteboard

Part six of The Whiteboard

You can find part five of The Whiteboard here http://wp.me/p3VxaG-1QS So, here is the sixth part or installment of our strange tale. The Whiteboard is about a woman whose dry erase board at her job suddenly starts issuing someone’s opinion and becomes the object of their interest with her as the recipient.  Today we find out what happens next. ©The Whiteboard Part Six by Kim Smith The writer didn’t put out new whiteboard writing at all on Thursday. By the time Anne got ready to leave work, she had convinced herself it was just a silly office game someone was playing

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Interesting facts about Memphis, TN

Interesting facts about Memphis, TN

I have been a lifelong Memphian. I always jokingly say, Memphis born, Memphis bred, when I die I’ll be Memphis dead, but sometimes I do not want that fate. I would like to be Florida dead. When I am able to retire I hope it is in the sunnier south. But for now, I live here. My book series is set here in a fictional town just south of the stateline, called South Lake, Mississippi. In South Lake, they say they are the sunnier side of Memphis. Yeah. So, since most of you are not lifers from here, I thought

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Everything old is new again

Everything old is new again

New is the new old? New efforts on the behalf of old work is a tricky situation. Some people believe that you should never revise previously published work, once it is out there, it’s a done deal. If you try to make it better or change it, well, that’s akin to fooling readers. I mean some poor soul actually slogged through that bad book, didn’t they? But in 2016, self-publishers are going through the roof with changing their previously pubbed works. They change covers, do new edits, add chapters, develop weak characters etc. And of course, there is the age-old

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About branding yourself

About branding yourself

Everyone is talking about the author brand and how to do it and why to do it and what the heck is it. Today, I think I have a few ideas. In fact, so many of them that this may turn into a sort of series of posts. Call it my Monday musing as a writer. So, first of all… About branding yourself…what is it? A brand is a person, place, or thing that is easily identified with a potential customer. Okay, here we go with the fun stuff. If I say, pizza, who do you think of? Why did

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