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Super Cindy’s Medical Adventure

Published January 2, 2017 by Kimberly Michelle Scott

Hi Everyone! I am Stacy.

I am raising money for my big sister. It is Super Cindy’s Medical Adventure.

If you know Cindy, you know she takes life as it comes and keeps going.

For the past 20 years, she has supported and cared for our mom and her own 4 kids, a high school senior with autism, a teen girl, a 6th grader with autism, and a second grader recently diagnosed with the rare Polycystic Kidney disease (PKD). After handing the torch to our younger sister, she was poised to just raise the kids. However, the 7 year old’s diagnosis of PKD- which is genetic- made doctor’s check Cindy. Cindy was diagnosed with Polycystic Liver Disease (PLD) and they saw something else and took a biopsy. Routine.

Long story short, on Tuesday mid December 2016, our mom had emergency brain surgery; on Wednesday mid December 2016 Cindy gets the biopsy results back- Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC).

What does she do? She starts to plan… dinner, laundry, 6th grade science projects. (Who needs printer ink at 12:00 at night?) Oh yeah, and that whole TNBC thing.

So after years taking care of others, we want to help take care of Cindy and the 2nd grader, 6th grader, 9th grader, and high school senior. Funds raised will support the 400 mile move from her current state to here, so that she can be closer to us. Additional funds will be used to help defray the cost of securing housing near the family here. With the unexpected diagnosis and quick move, the kids will need a place to call their own so that they can attempt to readjust and so will she. We have found a rental in our development, only 60 seconds away!

This Go fund Me is so important. It will affect so many people. Any little bit helps.

Cindy hates pictures. But as soon as I can find one of her, it will go up… with her approval… I mean, she is still my older sister. Until then, like the song says, “say what you need to say.”

 

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Unwritten

Published September 27, 2016 by Kimberly Michelle Scott

Natasha Beningfield wrote the song, Unwritten. Some of the lyrics say, “No one can speak the words on your lips.” “No one can feel it for you.” “Today is where your book begins; the rest is still unwritten.” Meditate on those words. The message that a writer has is uniquely their own. No one can share the message a writer shares like the writer of those words. No one–no matter how inspired–can feel what a writer feels when writing words of inspiration. Then, there is the big one. Are you ready? Every brand spankin new day is the beginning of the rest of one’s life. Resonate with that. Every day is the chance to start that article. Pitch that idea. Finish that book. Whatever the project is: today is the day to change lives…even one’s own. What are you going to write on the first page of this new book?

What I Learned Creating My Tribe

Published September 26, 2016 by Kimberly Michelle Scott

One of the hardest labors of love I undertook was creating my tribe. With less than one week before my writing group will launch, I am swamped in last minute additions. There was so much I wanted. There was so much I wanted to share. There was so much I wanted to achieve, then I noticed I was making the epic fail. All of my goals had “I” in it. I had forgot that it is my tribe I want to serve. What should already be a buzz had nothing but crickets, and it was my fault. After evaluating the problem, I began to reach out to members individually, asking them what I can do for them. This was not about me. Sure I wanted my group to be a success, but even more, I wanted my members to be a success. That is what building a tribe is about: serving others.

Kimberly Scott

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Début of The Exceptional Writer Literary Magazine

Published September 10, 2016 by Kimberly Michelle Scott

There are seemingly more literary magazines than one can count. They all seem to be looking for readers and writers to make small publishing worthwhile. If finding authors is not a problem, getting their name out is a huge battle. Recognition. With so many little magazines in press, how does a new lit mag gain readers? What help are these small zines to authors if not compensated? Why would anyone start one in the first place?

As editor-in-chief of The Exceptional Writer Literary Magazine, I asked these questions. I am still asking some of these questions now that I am approaching the Fall edition. A small fish in a big pond, I decided there is room for a small press. The Exceptional Writer Literary Magazine gives emerging authors the chance to flourish without “no simultaneous submissions” and the almighty slush pile. While the magazine sells for less than a cup of coffee, it is a labor of love. The Exceptional Writer Literary Magazine stepped out paying homage to legendary African American authors. The-little-magazine-that-could is offering the upcoming edition in print and digital press. The business plan? Right now: subscriptions, advertising, and contributions. Although start-up costs are out of pocket and barely cover publishing costs, the mission to give voice to emerging authors is so worth it. The second issue set to roll out in October will continue its home on Joomag.

Hopes are that The Exceptional Writer Literary Magazine will gain footing by way of grants, contributions, and subscriptions and readership by word of mouth. The steam and creativity put into the literary magazine is anything but small for this small press.

With big names like The American ReaderOne Story, and Glimmertrain as competition, is there room for this new literary magazine? Is there room for emerging authors? There is one born everyday.

The Exceptional Writer is open to submissions. Guidelines are listed on the facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/theexceptionalwriter/

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Notice of Change

Published June 10, 2016 by Kimberly Michelle Scott

                                                             *****NOTICE*****

Words from the Writer is on hiatus until further notice. Kimberly Scott’s author website is also currently under construction. In addition, due to unfortunate circumstances, Kimberly Scott’s latest addition released December 2015, The Collection: A Book of Short Stories, is being withdrawn from publication. Hopefully, the book will be re-released under a new name, cover, and publisher in 2017. In the meantime, the author Facebook page will have continuous updates and posts. Thank you for your continued support.

Your Gift is Unique to You

Published March 18, 2016 by Kimberly Michelle Scott

Your Gift is Unique to You

Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will spend its whole life believing that it is stupid.

 Inadequacy is worse when it comes from self-belief. Many individuals see the success of others and measure their adequacy on other’s skills. Your gift is unique to you. If you continue to look at what others can do and neglect to see your personal attributions you will go through life wondering why you are not good enough. However, if you focus on what you can do and try your hardest to do it well, the benefit you will achieve will be self-fulfillment. That should be the measure of your success.

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If you enjoy Kimberly’s writing, you will enjoy her latest book of fiction, The Collection. Visit http://kimberlymscott.wix.com/kmscott for more information on her works of literature.