Brainstorming: Sending your ideas into orbit

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Brainstorming: Sending your ideas into orbit

When I think about brainstorming, I think about allowing my mind to freely run the race of ideas that I may be considering turning into stories. Whenever I looked around for ideas about writing an article on brainstorming, I kept getting info on mind-mapping. Not what I wanted at all. To me, there are a few things that are important for brainstorming. 1. You should be able to write down everything that occurs to you. No idea is discarded at this stage. 2. You should be able to listen to music while doing this form of brainstorming. To me, keeping

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Book Blurb-One Time: The Adventures of Sarah

BOOK BLURB INFO BELOW Welcome to the Writer Groupie podcast. I’m Kim Smith, your writing guru, bringing you discussions, insights, and insider details on how to plan, produce, promote and profit as a writer. This podcast is for a book blurb about a children’s book/sort of memoir, called One Time: The Adventures of Sarah by Marcia Hylander Black. The author has given me permission to blurb this book and I will soon be podcasting it as well. Please check back on these pages at my blog to hear the awesome podcasts for One Time: The Adventures of Sarah. And as

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Creative prompts for other writers

Some days it’s hard to come up with something to write. Especially when you are a producing author who turns out a couple of books a year or so and a ton of short stories and even more blog posts. Some times the well runs dry. Well, I am here to “tweak your muse” this morning. You know you want me to 😛 I wrote the book Ten Tips for Getting that Book Written just for this purpose too. It has a lot of great little things in it to get you motivated to write — I hope you will

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More con stuff…

In case you have never attended a con, there is a lot to do and see. I have been a lot of years, and so many times never even go into anything but the writer’s track. This part of MSC is something not EVERY con has, so if I ever go to another one, I will partake of all the other festivities. But I digress… So, the first workshop I attended was Elements to becoming a successful Author. It was held at 9:00 AM and as you may imagine had a lot of Monster Energy drinks in attendance. The authors

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#writerrecharge Monday check in WEEK ONE

u n c o m m o n / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND Welcome to my week one update for #writerrecharge. If you want more info– and it is not too late to get started! —click here for details From last week to now was a million miles long. At least that is the way it felt. I have never done a marathon, but it couldn’t be any more challenging! I kept a spreadsheet of what I turned out and believe me, no grass grew under my feet. I must add for those who are counting – I have a

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