Category Archives: motivation

Writers: What to get rid of on your computer- CLEAN IT UP

CLEAN IT UP!

This week I went through a clean up of my own computer and recorded things that I wanted to delete. I showed you what that was, and suggested some things for you to consider as well.

Starting soon, I will have some videos on how to end the year strong, and get some writing done.

Happy October!

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CLEAN IT UP!

Writers Voice And Chatting

Welcome to another episode of my podcast. Today, I didn’t really have anything specific to talk about but I did come up with an interesting subject, that of VOICE. It’s pretty important for a writer to know their voice and what voice even is.

I hope you enjoy it!

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Writers Voice And Chatting

Bees and a writer’s visit

If you are an author who is constantly looking for inspiration, I hope this video aids you in that.

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In June, I went to Washington State to visit my daughter who was getting married. She was gracious enough to take time out from wedding prep to show me her bees, and how she does things for them. It was a really fun time and I learned a lot. Including the fact that I adore bees and pollinators of all kinds.

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My first Scribbler unboxing!

Hey everybody! This is my first Scribbler box unboxing. If you are a writer, you definitely need to check out this video.

The Scribbler boxes are filled to the brim with items a writer will use. I EVEN GOT A BOOK!!!!

Author Xio Axelrod’s latest book arrived in the box. Her Facebook site is: www.facebook.com/xio.axelrod.3

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Why You’re Not Getting Book Sales

Why you’re not getting book sales

Today, let’s chat about book sales and the lack of results…the sales you’re NOT getting.

So, say you wanted to excel as a writer in any genre, but you didn’t know how. Could you do it?

In this video, we’re going to talk about how some writers struggle with finding their sweet spot.

You know what? When you just get started as an author, when you launch your very first book–when you first begin on the publishing journey–it’s exciting and fun and just the thought of readers enjoying your book and going to book events and signing your books for adoring fans, and oh yeah, ALL THAT MONEY you make on doing something you really love to do, it is FANTASTIC!

And certainly, if I can do it, you can do it.

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But just because I can and have (13 books so far)-doesn’t mean you can repeat and rinse and come out with the same book sales.

So, to find out more about my thoughts on this subject and also see some fun video of a day at the farmer’s market near my home, check out the YouTube channel video above. If you like it, please consider subscribing.

Positive affirmations for writers

Let’s get POSITIVE!

Positive affirmations. Ah, yes.

Have you ever thought about how much negative self-talk you produce every day? I didn’t either until recently when I found a fellow online that really impressed me with his affirmation ideas. This got me to thinking… and I decided that everyone INCLUDING WRITERS needs positive reinforcements.

So, this week’s video is all about positive affirmations for writers. That’s all writers, young, old, and in-between.

Many people have wonderful positive affirmations like I am beautiful, I am peaceful, I am joyful. But I wanted to say things like, I am a writer. Because sometimes we just need to hear that.

I have put together this little video with voiceover speaking positivity into your ear. I hope it is something that benefits you in the days to come. If you ever need someone to just talk to about writing, well, I am always listening.

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Writer Groupie is also on iTunes if you are a podcast listener. Sometimes it is about writing, sometimes it is about writing mindset. If that sound like something you would be interested in, would you consider adding the podcast to your favs?

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3 Habits All Writers Should Follow

Habits. Did you know that if you do something for a month it will become a habit? Here’s why I mention it.

3 Habits All Writers Should Follow

There are quite a few things that writers should follow, like other writers. But I am not talking about that today. Today, it’s all about habits.

3 Habits all writers should follow

1. Write something every day.

  • a. Sit down and start typing.
  • b. You can free write until the ideas flow
  • c. The key is don’t edit yourself now. Just write.

2. Read–for fun

  • a. Reading should be fun. It was once, wasn’t it?
  • b. You learn from others
  • c. Make reading a priority to stay current on what kinds of books are out there.

3. Go for a walk

  • a. Don’t take your phone–instead focus on nature
  • b. Allow creativity to flow
  • c. Accept inspiration when it comes

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Also, I am a writer, too! Please go to my writing site to hear all about what I am up to in the writing world. I have a book page and you can visit that here

www.kimsmithauthor.com/books

I sometimes have books that I am enjoying listed there, as well as some of the books on tour with some of my favorite book tour companies. If you are a book lover like I am, please check out the latest over on KimSmithauthor.com

I will be back soon with another podcast! I hope you will visit the site again soon,