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Writer Groupie Podcast
11 minutes | 9 days ago
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 i The post 5 Tips For Retired Writers appeared first on Writer Groupie.
8 minutes | a month ago
WGP Flyby Podcast End Of Year Reflections
Welcome to another episode of my podcast. Today, I reflect on my accomplishments from 2020 and what 2021 may hold. You know that the end of a year is a time of reflection on what the year has brought, and a great time to do a little planning on how you want the next year to go. Well, this is that podcast. To be honest, once I got over into the podcast, I discovered that I have accomplished far more than I had thought. It became apparent that I wasn’t completely lazy and non-productive. I do hope to bring more items to the table next year, and I discuss my anticipations in this podcast as well. I would love for you to subscribe to the channel over on YouTube if you would like to see what I am currently doing go here: I took this image as I went on my daily walk. It represents to me that old saying, “when pigs fly”. It has been a bit of a SOW-er year. We’ve been stuck in the mud. We’ve all been cooking and eating like a pig. *(I could go onnnnnnn)* Also, just so you know, I have a whole site devoted to my writing, and you can see it here: www.kimsmithauthor.com More of what’s coming… Anyway, I will be back with content in 2021 that will consists of both videos and podcasts once again. Recording a podcast is the easy thing, creating the video and accompanying blog post is what takes so much time. But I do love to do it, and I do love that you love it too. Please bear with me. The sound sucks at times, and the video is terrible too, but I promise I will get better. I just have to find my groove again. If you are an author and you would like to be featured on WGP, please leave a contact form on this site and I will contact you. The post WGP Flyby Podcast End Of Year Reflections appeared first on Writer Groupie.
14 minutes | a month ago
WGP FLYBY Book Scams
Welcome to another episode of my podcast. Today I am venting about weird pricing on Amazon and book scams. Hey everyone! I hope this finds you all doing well. I checked on a few of my paperbacks and found some very terrible pricing up on Amazon. This led to a bit of a rant on the podcast, so excuse me for venting, but there is a lesson for all of us in this. I posted this on YOUTUBE, TOO! Did you enjoy this episode? Leave a comment on this page or ask a question if you need us to elaborate on the topic.Use the social media buttons to share this episode with your friends, family, and contacts.Go over to iTunes or YouTube to leave a rating/review and to subscribe to the podcast.We appreciate you taking the time to check out WGP! And we look forward to providing you with more content in the next episode! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1KfRhGaltQdaRV5GsiByAQ The post WGP FLYBY Book Scams appeared first on Writer Groupie.
5 minutes | 2 months ago
Flyby Episode On Revising A Novel
Welcome to another episode of my podcast. Revising a book Happy week after Thanksgiving – hope the calories were removed from your feast and you are enjoying a chance to work on your writing goals for the end of the year. I have been working on the second round of revisions for my work in progress a contemporary romance and it has been going well. Well, as well as they can go during a pandemic and a holiday week. But I am anticipating going out into the world with this book early next year. I hope you will be excited to read it! But there will be more info on that to come. ESP to my newsletter subscribers. So if you are not a part of the Zanies- go on over to kimsmithauthor.com and sign up. But, for now, here at the podcast I wanted to answer the age old question on editing a novel since I am so busy with all that and more. Well, first of all, are you editing or revising? Those terms are used interchangeably but they really are not the same thing. To edit is to look at all the minutiae of a novel. The spelling, the punctuation, the grammar, the sentence structure, the chapter stuff, etc. To revise a novel is to fix plot holes and create more three dimensional characters and develop settings and descriptions etc. I am revising. I do the edit stuff at the very last. To me story and what makes it sellable comes first. I can fix missing words any time but to make sure a subplot is concluded satisfactorily, for instance, is so much more important. But as in all things, there are opinions on this and that just happens to be mine. There are a lot of ways to go about revising your book. You do not have to follow anyone’s way to do it. Just know that all first drafts suck and you will need to revise. We all do. It’s just the nature of the beast. My hardest to revise area is setting and description. I mean how do you know when you have done the job and not overdone it? We all like sensory details but pages of it isn’t really necessary. Unless you are Stephen king and creating a mood. He is the master mood setter. Okay so moving on. Telling the reader where the characters are (in a physical way) and keeping the action moving is pretty vital. Recently in a discussion I told someone that I was not one who described my characters appearance preferring instead to allow the reader to “see” them as they chose. The other party was a little surprised at this saying how they liked that bit to help visualize the people in a book. Description needs to be done cleverly, y’all. Don’t tell us about them looking In a mirror and appraising themselves. I mean we may do that to ourselves but reading it just sounds weird. I mean do you think, oh look, I have brown hair and blue eyes and my teeth sparkle? No, you do not. You might ask if you have anything in your teeth, tho. One final note I’d like to mention is to check out the list of characters you have when revising. Sometimes we give way too much page space to some minor person who never comes back in the book. That will be a great place to cut down on word count. Okay, that’s enough for today I guess. I am promoting my short story collection of sweet and sexy romances this week. If you are interested go to Amazon and check out a sweet and spicy Christmas. Namaste for now – kim You can find this podcast at iTunes, Stitcher, and other places. Thank you for visiting Writer Groupie! The post Flyby Episode On Revising A Novel appeared first on Writer Groupie.
9 minutes | 3 months ago
WGP- To-Do Lists
Hey everybody! I’m back! Today I am talking about to-do lists and the good, the bad, and the ugly concerning them. If you are a list maker, this fly by is for you. Check it out! Check out Writer Groupie on social media! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Triberr, Stitcher, and ITunes. The post WGP- To-Do Lists appeared first on Writer Groupie.
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