Category Archives: over fifty writers

Three programs or software that writers use

This video talks about three writing programs that you can create your book in. These are not the only programs, I know, but they are the three that I have personally used. If you are one who has used a different program, please feel free to comment below the video and let us hear from you.

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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check out my book page at www.kimsmithauthor.com/books

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.

Please consider liking, sharing, and subscribing to the Writer Groupie channel over on YouTube. I would love to have you as a fan and follower.

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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Writer Groupie Podcast

Be sure to leave a comment below if you want to see a specific video on the channel. And leave me a comment with your thoughts on what I am doing. I am trying to do more and better videos, but it takes time!

Thanks for watching!

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

Did you enjoy this episode? Please go to iTunes Podcasts and make Writer Groupie one of your favorites!

If you prefer videos, we have a YouTube channel also. You can check it out here. Please consider liking, sharing, and subscribing! When it gets to 100 subscribers, then we can get the WRITER GROUPIE name in the URL to the channel. That’s pretty exciting!

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1KfRhGaltQdaRV5GsiByAQ

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,

Tarot for Writers : A BABY!

In today’s video, I pull a few cards and quickly realize that this spread needs more. Look into what the cards holds for the queen of swords today.

This channel is attempting to focus on older writers, over fifty writers, and anyone who needs to be encouraged to write, young or old.

If you find value in this video, or anything else on my channel, please be so kind as to like and subscribe, and tell your friends!

When we get 100 subscribers, we will get the WriterGroupie name in the URL. That’s pretty special. I am counting on you!

Motivation for writers

This video is focusing on older writers, senior writers, over fifty writers, and those who need a shot in the arm to get in the writing chair.

If you are interested, you may pick up my book Ten Tips for Getting that Book Written on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2MkNPA7

You can find me on the web at: www.writergroupie.net and my writing site at: www.kimsmithauthor.com

This video was created with iPhone 12Pro.

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5 Tips For Retired Writers

Five (5) tips for retired writers.

Welcome to another episode of my podcast. Today I am chatting about retirees and getting started on that book we all want to write.

Check out my latest YouTube video for older writers here:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1KfRhGaltQdaRV5GsiByAQ/featured

Writing a book is one of the best ways to make a side income and supplement your retirement. Let’s go through five tips for getting things rolling:

Tip one:

ADDRESS THE TIME FACTOR

We all only have about 12 hours in a day we can add tasks to. We all need to find ways to fit our fun and interesting hobbies in. So, to get it going, try the Pomodoro Method.

  • Pomodoro Technique. The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s. The technique uses a timer to break down work into intervals, traditionally 25 minutes in length, separated by short breaks. Each interval is known as a pomodoro, from the Italian word for a tomato,…

Tips for retired writers

Listen in on the podcast to find the other four tips I have for retired writers.

Tips like: How to find your own word count per hour- and why you need to know. How to know what your limits are based on your word count. What starting a blog like this one can do for you. And advice on not giving up on your dreams.

We all need a bit of encouragement these days. I hope you will find these tips helpful. I would love comments and subscribers, so if that feels right for you, join us!

You can find more of my writing life at my personal author blog here:

http://www.kimsmithauthor.com 

And if you want to join us on this site for the not regular emails I may send, please fill out a contact form, or use the widget on the sidebar. You may find this on the main page of this site also. https://www.writergroupie.net 

iWGP Flyby 5 Tips For Retired Writers

Day in the life of an OLDER writer

Today I have uploaded a day in the life vlog for you to the YouTube channel. I have been sick with a sinus cold of some sort for about a week, so I couldn’t really record. It is terrible trying to talk and breathe when your nose is sooo stuffy.

No, I do not think it is Covid. I don’t feel that bad-but I am staying home away from everyone just in case. I have been staying away from people in general all this while, which is another reason I do not think it is Covid. Of course, my hubby works, so there is that possibility that he might have come into contact. He is not sick however, so I really do not buy that either. No, really, I think it’s the same crud I get every winter. Sinuses. Ugh. I am treating as such anyway. My desire is to feel better soon. I have SO much to do.

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Writing while sick and quarantining

This video has clips from our fun New Years Day of going to the beach, and I end it with some writing (me writing). It is not very informational, and I promise to get to that soon. It’s winter and it’s cold here in Florida, Yeah, I know. But it was 38 when I woke up this morning. That’s cold by anyone’s standards.

DO check back for new videos and podcasts coming soon. If you like this day in the life style of video I will be happy to make more!

LINKS (not day in the life)

Here are links to other sites you might like:

www.kimsmithauthor.com

And you should definitely follow this channel on Twitter, Facebook, and other podcasting sites like iTunes.

IF you want to see an interview with another author, look at this one:

http://www.writergroupie.net/wgp-eps-82-jack-london-historical-fiction/

Writer Groupie Tarot for Writers : Setting

Hey, everybody! I am back with another tarot for writers video. This time the cards were a little sneaky. The true meaning of the setting didn’t reveal itself until the end of the video. I hope you are enjoying these as much as I am making them!

If you are an older writer, just diving into the writing life, you may enjoy my other videos over on YouTube. Just search for Writer Groupie. I should come up.

This video was created using a smartphone and a tripod. If you are an over-fifty writer who would like to get started creating videos, drop a comment below. I will be happy to share what my setup is like-it is really simple.

I would love to get more tech-heavy, but I have to reach a few milestones first. First, I need 100 subscribers. That will get the Writer Groupie name in the URL. Having it that way will make finding the channel much easier.

Then it is on to monetization hopefully. We will see.

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If you want to check out my writing site, go here:

www.kimsmithauthor.com

IF you want to see an interview I have done go here:

writergroupie.net/blog