Daily writing and keeping up

Daily writing and keeping up

This blog is more than just keeping up with me about my daily writing habits. But what else is there?


Hey guys, welcome back to the blog. I have been very busy with booking guests for my podcast, WRITER GROUPIE and you can look forward to a bunch of great guests in the new year, yay for 2020!

(If you want to check out my latest interview on WGP – go to http://www.writergroupie.net and read all about it.

For my current WIP, a YA fantasy, as of yet untitled, I have been stricken with a lack of world-builders disease. Yes, a lack of it. I need to do way more world-building on this book than I have currently done, and I think that is why my writing has slowed significantly. You, as the author, cannot write about a place you do not know as intimately as your own back teeth.

And as has been said better by others before me, world-building is so much more than what a character is wearing, or what they eat, or what the weather is.

And in my honest opinion, lack of W-B shows in the read. I have picked up books that went too far as well. You have a thin line to wobble around between what to put in and what to leave out. Sort of like making a chicken pasta dish. It matters a great deal when someone tastes the writing (well, you know what I mean!)

daily writing


  • Be sure to include important things for the reader to know about the world that they are reading in, and don’t overdo it
  • Remember your audience. A young adult reader may get the inferences you put in there but a middle-grade may not.
  • Do a rough sketch of a map for the world. At least you will know where the place is that you are showing the reader.

About my daily writing

So, it has been going really well. I hit the 40k mark this week, and it isn’t even NanoWriMo yet! It really helped me when I realized I needed a new first chapter!

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Genre: Fantasy
Tag: Recommended Books
Publisher: Kim Smith
Publication Year: 2015
Length: 13 pages
ISBN: 0038

ASIN B00USQP3A8 THE LAST DRAGYN SLAYER - short story about the power of greed in a fantasy setting - perfect for all ages, esp. YA

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About the Book
cropped-lastdragyn.jpg When a stranger comes to visit the tavern, The Drunken Bumblebee, the patrons try to tell him that the dragyn on Mt. Savvy is not to be tampered with. But with unusual fervor for one so small, the stranger assures them that he will slay this dragyn, or die in the effort. Thunder, the Mt. Savvy dragyn, lies atop his hoard, bored and anxious for a fight. He can hardly believe his good fortune when the shadow appears at the mouth of the cave. In a short while, a special conversation transpires between the stranger and the dragyn and a devious plot is unveiled.

The Last Dragyn Slayer – Perfect for all ages.

About master

Kim Smith is the author of the Shannon Wallace Mysteries, and the Mt. Moriah Series- plus, YA fantasy, and Bizarro fiction. All available on Amazon.

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About master

Kim Smith is the author of the Shannon Wallace Mysteries, and the Mt. Moriah Series- plus, YA fantasy, and Bizarro fiction. All available on Amazon.

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