Thursday, July 2, 2015

How to Write has begun!




Happy Independence Day!


First, I want to wish you a very happy Independence Day this weekend. I hope your celebration is filled with love, peace, and sparkling things.


I kicked off my How to Write series yesterday on my blog. You can find it at Kim Smith, author -and if you are of the mind to, subscribe to the blog. That way you never miss a post. I have great hopes for this series. The story is going to be women's fiction, and will mostly appeal to women, but the HOW to do it stuff, will be interesting to all.

I am amazed at how easy it was to get started on this completely UNPLANNED book. It came to me after reading a great story by a favorite author. I figured out how to do a women's fiction book by reading some and this story sort of came to me. It is about something that happened at my own job, and so it just fit.

Although I am not a professional teacher, I do know a little about books and how to write them. I just wanted to share. I hope you will come along for the ride. I love to get feedback from aspiring authors-so if you are one, leave me a comment.

I have a writing group on Facebook too, called Writing Motivators, if you are interested. I post up a list (weekly )of things to use in a story. I stole the idea from Chuck Wendig. He has great ones on his blog usually on Friday.

Here is a sample of a muse tweaker for you:
A plastic DVD case
A book of US postal stamps
A purple pen
A smartphone
A canned soft drink
A doggie in your character's lap
A pair of sunglasses
The local park, with ducks and geese around a pond

No matter what, I hope you are writing this summer. I am not taking a vacation this year, instead, writing and hoping that the fall will be filled with new work from me for my readers. I am also going to Imaginarium 2015 this September, so if you are in the Louisville, KY area or planning to attend the con, LOOK ME UP!

Enjoy!

1 comment:

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