J.R.R. Tolkien and why I hate him

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J.R.R. Tolkien and why I hate him

J.R.R. Tolkien and why I hate him

What author has influenced your writing? JRR Tolkien influenced me more than anyone even my parents. He was my steadfast companion all through long days of boredom with his books about Hobbits, Ents, and Elves. I couldn’t wait to get the next book. Then- I had read all four. Then…there was nothing more. I mean, for years. I grew to hate JRR Tolkien. Looking for a comparable author with a comparable story took me from then until now. I have yet to find another one with quite as much color and fantasy as his. Oh, Dennis McKiernan tried. So did

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Writing, a business you say?

But, no, not business writing! Here I am again, writing on my blog for the third time this week. What is WRONG with me???? (I think it is insomnia, really) But I am committed to putting out some new content this year. That includes blogging, books, etc. So, hang with me for a minute. So, you have likely heard (even from me!) that writing is not just art. It is also a business by many these days. They are turning out books on regular release dates, marketing (which really means spending money they haven’t made yet) and promoting their work

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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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Aspiring Author: Feed Your Brain

Aspiring Author: Feed Your Brain

Aspiring Authors: Feed Your Brain Indie publishing charges my world. Thanks to the ability to do so, I went from the dream of being published, to seeing my books for sale on Amazon.com. I have learned so much from the process that I started sharing it with you on this blog, and on social media. It is a big big world out there and has offered a great business model for many. And I am very excited about that, and the future of this industry, now solidly known as indie publishing. First of all… If you are just getting started,

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Links for Kim Smith, author

Links for Kim Smith, author

I am going to get to the links in just a sec, but first… This is a reminder to all my writer friends who host their own domain and have an email account out there on that domain to be sure to go into your cpanel account and clean out your email box. Mine was overflowing. I know there is a way to NOT keep a copy of emails on that server, but I am too lazy to find it. So, if you are too, this is your reminder. Also, since I am in that sort of mindset, here is

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