Author: Kimberly C. Starr

  • May 2022 Writing Report

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    April flew right on by, and the end especially was an amazing month that last week or so. Normally, I’m super focused on hitting the publishing metrics, but in April, I got the opportunity to attend an in-person mastermind in Las Vegas. Just for the record, I’ve decided I’m not a huge fan of the […]

  • April 2022 Writing Report

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    March was another content challenge month for Income School, and boy howdy did I spend a lot of time trying to get things published! Sadly, I didn’t get all of the content written during the month published. I’ve still got about 15 or so left in the queue. However, I did get 25 articles published […]

  • March 2022 Report: How the Publishing World is Changing

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    Before we get to the March niche site reports, I want to talk briefly about how the publishing world is changing. And don’t get me wrong – change is good. Most of the time, anyway. I’ll talk about that first – and why it’s relevant. Then I’ll dive into the niche site reports, and tie […]

  • February 2022 Traffic & Report

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    Technically, this report is going to cover January 2022, but it’s a new year and a new set of reports. That and I’m tired of naming the reports after the previous month, so we’re skipping January and calling this one February. It’s my website and I’ll change reports up if I want to. (Cue the […]

  • 2021 Writing Report and Recap

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    I know that most people didn’t love 2021; it was just 2020 part II for many people. And while that was true here to an extent, 2021 was also an amazing year for me – at least in regards to writing and the business. Because while 2021 may have been 2020 part Deux, my business […]

  • Oriana’s Stars

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    This story was submitted to Writers of the Future and won an Honorable Mention. I’ve left all formatting as it was originally written when submitted to their contest. Oriana strapped on the last of her makeshift armor over her spacesuit, checked for any breaches, grabbed her homemade (and not standard-issue) spear, and headed out the […]

  • 2021 November Writing Report

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    National Novel Writing Month is officially over, and it was a great month. It simultaneously dragged on (as did all of 2020-2021, if we’re being honest) while also it flew right on by. It’s kind of a crazy combination, just like everything else. Thanks for that visual from “A Tale of Two Cities,” Mr. Dickens. […]

  • 2021 October Writing Report

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    While it’s November already, it’s a good chance to look back at how October went. Because while this month is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), last month wasn’t. But I still got a lot of writing done! Now, to be fair (with regards to NaNoWriMo), technically the only words that should be counted are words […]

  • 2021 September Writing Report

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    September is Income School’s Content Warrior Challenge month. The challenge is to write at least 60,000 words of content for your website(s). They count a video as 2,000 words (no matter the length). And, as ever since I joined Project 24, I participated. Spoiler: I won another badge. Because apparently virtual badges are hugely motivating. […]

  • The 22 Most Important Writing Skills Of All Time

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    Writing is a crucial communication mode, as we write every day in different forms and languages to pass messages to specific audiences. Some people write in a conversational tone and come off as relatable, precise, understanding, and their points are as clear as day.  Unfortunately, some others are unable to pass their messages across clearly […]