January 8, 2020

What started me on my writing journey?

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WHAT INFLUENCED ME TO BECOME A WRITER.

BOOKS? When in 2nd grade, Aunt Marion gave me two Golden Books: one was Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes and the other Johnny Apple Seed. I always wondered how the books were made and who wrote them. In elementary school on the Southside of town, we only filled in the blanks, no creative thought, no writing skills, spelling by memorizing, no grammar. I have always said, "I have a wounded poet,  words with no way to use them."

TEACHER? Luckily when I was in fourth grade we moved to the Westside of town, the teachers were there to teach, only I was about three years behind. In Mrs. Warren's, class, we actually researched and wrote reports, some of which I still have that was 60 years ago. I was inspired, I could write. By sixth grade, I had the best of all the teachers in the whole world, Miss Owen, she had an art studio in the back of her room. When we were finished studying, we could go and create. All the supplies one needed, everything. My reading skills jumped; I scored higher than just 6th grade. Then I have a friend, she and I rode our bikes to the Westside Library. All that summer I read all the books I could. My reading scores went up higher. I was in the Y group one group from the Zs, who were the scholars.

SERIES? There was the Freddy the Pig series, which I read over and over. I think because the stories were fantasies. I wanted to write like this, to convince other readers that other worlds existed, my worlds. Eventually, I learned 'how to write' fantasies with the help of SCBWI so readers could enjoy my stories.

The trip was not easy, the lack of spelling skills and not knowing grammar was a downer, and my internal critic did not help.

All obstacles can be overturned, and with the help of the computer's spell and grammar checker, I do stories.


Because of the early grammar school learning, I'm an expert at making easy to follow charts with fill in the blanks. If you want to receive my story charts for writing or telling the best story ever, these are offered with my e-newsletter, EVENTING . . . , which I send once or twice a year. 

December 19, 2019

Author Interviews and Blog Hyperlinks

A blog interview for an author can have many links included in the blog. The author can put the interview on their own personal blog or website for their audiences. Most writing programs on your computer, iPad, emails, texts, online newsletters, or blogs allow linking; look at the menus under editing or find the linking symbol. Both the interviewer and interviewee should add links to connect twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Facebook page, Amazon’s Author page, Smashword author interview, and online sale sites Kobo, iBook, Sony, Barn&Nobles, etc. There are over twelve links for connecting to many audiences who share networking. Work the links into the text the book, Rhyonna’s Fright where Smashwords, Amazon), more information author’s site (Bobbie Kinkead) and their blog (BlobBlobandBlogging) to make easy for the reader to click. The interviewer offers links for sharing the interview at the end of the post. Always, keep links updated and keep a list on your computer, iPad, or smartphone for easy access. Blogging once a month is the minimum, do more if you have time. Also, you can link to back to posts already written and posted. 

The more links posted in the blog and on sites the more prestige on google searches because of the clicks readers use. Invite your readers to click on your links, not on google ads, unless the ad is yours, remember google gets the money. You get prestige by reader clicks. So what if you have an audience of 5 or 20 people on a blog, no worry, web surfers come, observe, read, share, and slide on through. Your audience clicks matter for your performance on databases, even if having many sites with modest audience interviews will still reach many people. Check the analytics of each blog post show how many viewers looked at the post. Your newsletters (I use MailChimp.) show the clicks you have and on what links the reader clicked.


I heard maybe 8 years ago the information about linking from the networking genius who programed hyperlinking, he is a billionaire. We can surf the vast net to see what his innovation offers for us.


I also put author blogs, performances, and books with links in my newsletter, EVENTING…; the more places a book or blog is posted the better for expanding different audiences and stretching hyperlink connections.

My round-about where my sites are listed, 

Bobbie Kinkead

December 6, 2019

My Writer Self in a Dream

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How I describe MY writer-self, how work looks and feels like if I were living the dream? 

Well, first I sit on a roll-a-coster, then jump off onto a flower which bobs up and down. I slid off and land on another flower with spider webs tangled around the petals. I manage to slip through the petals and sticky web and jump to a leaf, another leaf joined others in jumping here and there; finally, I fall into a large pond of water. I float, relaxing. The sun shines, people laugh. Then boom the water begins turning around and falling into a funnel, which becomes a long tunnel which twists and turns around and down. I plop out on soft mulch staring at bright lights. Then I hear shouts of joy and hands lift me up, bells rings, and whistles blowing, shout of 'hurray' echo. Balloons are handed to me.  I hear, "Great novel!" 

I stand thinking writing that story was worth my efforts now time to begin the next.

November 22, 2019

NaNoWriMo for Worthy Women Folk


I've been a member since 2009 and completed about 6 of my 19 attempts. This November, I'm working on WISE and WORTHY WOMEN FOLK, which includes animal tales: Little Red Hen, Hare vs Tortise, Rabbit in the Moon, Red Riding Hood, Spider Weaver, and Snake Princess; and classics like The Salt of Life, The Seven Swans, Rice Goddess, Taskuso, The Swarrow's Gift; and long epics as Durga, Li Chi, Lady Enida, Julnar of the Sea.

Many of these stories can be read on Wattpad.


I did not finish the 50,000 words, although finished Worthy Women Folk ready for first editing. Anyone out there in the vast web wanting to edit.  Contact me at ART@bobbiestoryportfolio.com in Subject put RE: 'Edit Worthy Women Folk.' 

November 4, 2019

The strangest thing I've ever googled for a story?

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Actually, 'google' is too complicated for me, and ads appeared, and sites appear who have acquired status for the top of google's list involving how many links and hits they get.

To find what I am searching for and not to waste my precious time getting lost on google, I use Wikipedia, better information, concise, and no ads. Well, the ads are run as information documents.

My Critic!
My grips with google, the advertising has gotten thicker and more often with all the pop-up ads. Google ads plugging up searches with ads and more ads.


I do google for book references and to get on Amazon.