Newbie Fiction Challenge – Join Me!

Wheeeeeeeeeeeee! I’m so excited. I’m about to grab your hand like you’re my crazy, BFF and drag you into my new world of fiction.

Watch the video unfold or, if you simply cannot stand my Texas twang or having to look at me for 16+ minutes, go on and scroll down below to the text – just know that I’m pouting when you do.

Alright text readers! I can’t inject the same level of enthusiasm here, so you may force me to use an exclamation mark or two.

Here’s the deal…

I thought I absolutely sucked at fiction when I published my first 10k short story. But people liked it. Then I went a little longer (23ish k). People liked that, too. So here I am working on the third publication of 40k.

Month 1 = just over $100. Month 2? Just over $700. I mean WOW – what growth!

When I think about all of my Internet Marketing tasks, I enjoy teaching people, but I wouldn’t exactly label it FUN. It doesn’t make me laugh as I write about colon cleanses or clap my hands and squeal when I finish a 5-page report.

But with fiction?

Oh yeah, baby. Toe curling, laugh out loud, tell the world FUN.

So I want ALL of you to join me on this journey. Publish your first book OR short story. I don’t care which. We’re going to hold hands and do it together. Scared? No problem – you can do it 100% anonymously with a pen name you never even reveal to us.

I don’t mind that at ALL!

Just do it. Wanna know what we’re going to do?

A 30 day challenge that goes something like this:

Day 1: Come up with a main story plot.

Nothing deep and complex. Just something like “A lawyer is found dead and everyone thinks this client did it, but it’s really the judge.” Or, “An alien lands on a small farm and kidnaps a farmer’s child. She comes back 10 years later and changes the world.” Or, “A billionaire’s stepbrother has a gazette who longs for a shape shifting lover, so he joins a biker gang and finds his happily ever after.”

Whatever floats your boat – just a MAIN plot. Couple of sentences long. This whole day you can search around, look for ideas, create twists, whatever.

Day 2: Create character blurbs. 

Character burbs are about a paragraph long to me. Basically, it’s something like this:

Ten year old Savannah Guthrie is milking her cow when she gets abducted by aliens. She’s unafraid. Brave and hates life on the farm. Has no friends other than animals because they’re out in the country. She’s got strawberry blonde hair and a smattering of freckles on her face. Has no siblings and is ignored by her parents, who view her as more of a farmhand than a part of their family. Bonds with aliens, teaches them and soaks up their knowledge. Returns as a gorgeous 20 year old who merges two worlds and revolutionizes life here on Earth. Doesn’t trust humans, but is guided by aliens to learn forgiveness and bettering others who are ignorant. 

To ME, a character blurb shows their mindset, not just physical details.

Day 3: Setting Details

I like to know a little about the place I’m writing about. For me now, it’s 1800s Texas, so I have to read background on those. Go visit online or head to a bookstore to read up about your setting. Learn little details you can weave into the story. People LOVE that in my books.

So for the farm/alien story, I might write out how many acres, what state (and quirks of it), weather, what the living quarters look like, the barn, the spaceship, the other planet, etc.

Day 4: Broad Outline of the Book

Notice I said BROAD. Not detailed. So for a broad outline, I might do something like this:

Scene 1: Savannah’s parents are jerks about chores, showing she hates life there.

Scene 2: Forgot to milk cow, goes out at dusk, alien abducts her

Scene 3: First hour on spaceship, initial reactions she has to aliens and them of her.

…and so on. Very broad.

Day 5: Detailed outline of the Chapters

So this is time consuming. If you have time at the end of day 4, you might spill into this one. Get as detailed as you like. For instance, I might do this for scene 1 listed above:

  • Start to Savannah’s day showing her usual routine and details of the farm to set the stage
  • Late afternoon, Savannah is caught playing with animals outside instead of doing chores
  • Father makes her get a switch for a whipping
  • Comes in for dinner where she’s scolded by her mom and then forced to sit in silence
  • Goes to bed early, but realized she forgot to milk her cow (ends with her remembering)

Day 6: Pen Name and Review Analysis

Pen names are important! Look in your genre and see how it’s done. Find something that suits you, and that fits well on a book and also not already being used by a famous author!

Go through reviews – both good and bad – of bestsellers in your niche. See what readers of genre love and hate about the books. IE: My subgenre of western historical HATE when writers use modern language or situations. They consider it sloppy.

Day 7: Find a Cover Image and Outsource or Make Cover w/Feedback

I implore you to hire a professional. NOT a fiverr gig who happens to be a random person with cover creator software, but a REAL cover professional. Mine cost about $65 but you can find PREmade covers already done for much cheaper.

IF you go the DIY route, I suggest you get feedback. You need to know what’s not working that you aren’t spotting.

Day 8:-27 WRITE!

Write, damn it, write! You will divvy up the word count you’re shooting for and write for 20 days straight. Yes, weekends, too.

For me, I’m writing 40k so I’ll be doing 2,000 words a day.

Day 28-29 EDIT!

Edits are necessary. Outsource is best, but even if not, go over it (I like to use a print version) and fix glaring errors like typos or spelling issues.

Day 30: PUBLISH!

Scary, right? You’re going to hit the publish button on Kindle and it’s going to go live. Live, like Frankenstein!

And people will read it. They will comment on it. They may love it or hate it.

You will survive. You will read their feedback and make improvements. You will probably want to do this again.

So we will.

I’m on this journey at ground level, too. I’m going into a different genre, women’s domestic fiction. I have no following. Just me writing.

Terrified. You might be, too – but not one of us will die from this. I promise.

Are you in or are you in?

Note there’s no other option. 🙂 Mwuahahahaha!

PS – IF you want to get into Kindling, know that he shut down all his promos for it. So you have to have someone give you a link to get in. Here’s mine: Kindling. You don’t NEED it to do this challenge!

Tiff 😉

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129 Responses to Newbie Fiction Challenge – Join Me!

  1. I watched half the video and skim read the text. I’m in. 🙂
    I do have my first book finished, just not edited and I’m outlining book 2 already…but this is still perfect timing. Yeah!

    Ooh, I may even start blogging again. lol

  2. Cathy says:

    I can not wait. Sounds fun this is something I like to try.

  3. Clara says:

    Your timing is perfect. I’m setting up my author site now and have a ton of ideas with nothing written down. I’m excited!

  4. Kate_H says:

    This sounds like a great idea Tiffany.

    I’m up for it as it will make me accountable and hopefully take me from talking about it to doing it! lol

    Kate

  5. kay says:

    I’m in! I’ve had a couple pen names for quite a while just because I didn’t have enough confidence to use my real name on a few websites I did.

    I’ve wanted to do fiction for a couple years but needed a little kick in the pants to get started. I just need your “it’s fun” attitude instead of being so deadly serious about it.
    Here’s to having fun!

  6. Can’t wait!!! To be honest, watching you having so much fun was just eating at me, I had to start dabbling with more than just non-fiction shorts and the Potty Potatoes (my children’s books, that aren’t just mine, but co-created with an illustrator who’s AWOL at the moment).

    I don’t want to sound like one of those flouncy, “I am an arteeest, dammit!” types, but I’ve realized that I am only truly happy when I’m writing something I enjoy, or something that helps others. I’m giving in to that voice that has always said, “you should be a writer…there’s a lot of stories that need to be told.”

    Any tips for covers for those of us who are still starving artists, lol?

    • tiffany says:

      It did me too when all the people I knew were going through with their Kindling stuff and I didn’t. Bugged me because I wanted it so bad! Well I can’t even advise about tips BECAUSE I suck SO extremely bad. Soak up ALL the info you can and look at the pro covers. Also look at the sites that ridicule the worst DIY covers and see what they make fun of. Then post it online for your friends to HONESTLY say what works/doesn’t 🙂

      • Dude, there is no way I’m brave enough to attempt a fiction cover myself…my Non-fiction ones are fairly sad, lol! I think I remember a place that had decent covers for like, $25 to start with. Once I start making my publishing millions, I’ll spring for one with a super-fancy cover, lol!

        • tiffany says:

          LOL! Well go with whatever you can for now, but go with the BEST you can because sales ALL start with a good cover.

  7. Tiffany – Congrats on your success so far. You have done so well in such in a short space of time. Certainly motivational.

    Great minds think alike Patti – I was also thinking that this would be the perfect thing to get back into blogging again. 🙂

    I am loving the kindling Facebook Group because the support is fantastic and hearing about the different type of successes that people are experiencing helps me to get my “butt in chair” and to keep writing.

    Bring on the Challenge!!!!! 🙂

  8. Michelle says:

    Ok, I didn’t watch the video yet, we have company now and I just sneaked downstairs to check on my eBay and I just had to see what I got in the inbox from Tiffany!
    I promise to watch it in the morning. Lol!

    I’ve wanted to do this for YEARS. Just too darn scared to do it. But if you help me then I’ll do it.

    Thanks so much for putting this together for us!

  9. Gail says:

    I’m in! Looking forward to the challenge.

  10. Emma says:

    Hey Tiffany, I had moderate success with some non-fiction 2 or 3 years ago and then didn’t do anything with it. I’ve been following the success of different fiction authors, all along, and have noticed they seem to make more and have more fun.

    Ironically, I had just decided to start a fiction series, after thinking about it for years, when I read your post. Some support wouldn’t hurt, so I’ll be joining in. Thanks!

    • tiffany says:

      It IS more fun to me than NF – and in terms of Kindle, more profitable, too! Glad to have you onboard!

  11. I’m in! I’ve got a pen name already, and almost a first draft done. I’ve been beating myself up watching you with this because I’m not writing nearly as fast as I’d like to be and I want to have something published already!

  12. Joyce Reid says:

    I’m in. When are we starting Day 1?

  13. wanda says:

    Tiffany, Awesome job! You actually make this sound fun and doable. Of course I watched the video. I wanted to catch some of your enthusiasm.

    You may not remember this but I had a fortune cookie that said I needed to follow through…you and I laughed about the universe kicking my rear or something to that effect. I’m a christian and don’t really believe in predictions from a cookie (lol) but the one I got this week said I’m going to enjoy a generous retirement or something like that. That sounds much better. So time to get busy.

    I also ran across this quote in one of my notebooks.
    “Knowledge is only power when it is organized into definite plans of action and directed to a definite end.” With that being said, I’m in. It’s time to utilize some of that knowledge I’ve amassed.

    • tiffany says:

      It IS fun and doable, Wanda! 🙂 And thanks for watching my video. LOL!

      I’m not into fortune cookies either other than just fun and a fire under my butt 😉

  14. Fran T says:

    Sounds wonderful!! Count me in. I just saw this today so I will start my 30 days today, before bed. Thanks soo, much for helping me by making this fun 🙂 Are you going to start a facebook group for your 30 day people? By the way, I am terrified. I am taking my first steps ANYWAY 😀 This is something I HAVE thought about but done nothing about…I already have Kindling program. Got it way back when you did.
    Keep me accountable!

    • tiffany says:

      Great Fran! We’re not starting until Wednesday June 10th so you’ll be ahead! Be terrified. That’s okay, too. You won’t be after it’s all over 😉

  15. Michelle says:

    I just watched the video! I’m so excited!! I was thinking all night about what to write and that is very interesting that most authors don’t read the genre that they write in, that was great information as I read A LOT of Fiction, mostly paranormal. And I really didn’t want to think up all the things needed to write that kind of fiction. Not at first anyway. That tip really helped me in figuring out what I wanted to start writing first.

    Super excited!

    • tiffany says:

      I don’t know about most, but in the group I was in, one person said it and they all agreed. They didn’t read the genre they wrote. I found that oddly comforting! In fact, I think it’d be harder to write what I read because I know what it’s supposed to be like. In this genre I’m in, I don’t/can’t compare myself much to others, so I feel okay doing it MY way 😉

  16. Desmond says:

    Sounds like fun. Count me in Trinity….err I mean Tiff 🙂
    Just to note I like how you broke down the process into smaller pieces. As I was watching I was thinking “Hmmm, I can do that.” lol my goal would be to pay 1 bill and scale up from there. Looking forward to the 10th.

    On a side note when it comes to genres since I don’t read fiction often all I know is the basics i.e. – Horror, Thriller, Action, Mystery etc. How do you go about picking one if you don’t read fiction often lol? The last time I read a full fiction was ages ago…. 🙂 So yeah that one of my hurdles. That I will get over.

    • tiffany says:

      Ha! You know, when I do ANY work on fiction now, I become Trinity Ford. I even go into my sprint writing chat as Trinity 🙂 Mindset thing.

      I chose one based on what I FELT I could do easily, Desmond. For me, I felt the writing in SWEET historical romance was very simple. I didn’t have to worry about the pokes and throbs and bulges in typical romance (lol) that would have made me squeamish because I can’t write it). So that’s why I chose this. I enjoyed learning about Texas history, etc.

      Do what you feel will be FUN! You might choose day 1 to make that decision. Maybe map out an idea for each one and then pick whichever one looks most fun to you.

      • Cat says:

        lol, I published three erotica shorts last year, and found that writing about ‘pokes and throbs and bulges’ got old pretty fast. By book 4 I was running out of ways to describe stuff without repeating myself. I’m obviously lacking imagination in that area 😀

        Now I’m doing illustrated books, and that is *fun* (at last!) I won’t join the challenge, because I’m not sure I could fit what I’m doing into a 30 day framework, but I’ll be cheering you on!

        • tiffany says:

          LOL Cat! I haven’t ever tried it. I sat there and thought about it and, well after an abusive relationship, I felt very apathetic about sex for awhile. How fun with your project! Maybe pick a different goal for yourself for the 30 days!?

  17. Amanda says:

    Your excitement is infectious and I’ve enjoyed watching your Foray into Fiction and the success you’re having. I also really enjoyed reading your first book. I’m so glad your books are doing well.

    Procrastination no more. Count me in! It’s time to kick myself into high gear and I can participate while looking after my son over the next few weeks while he has his op and recuperates.

  18. Cheryl says:

    Perfect timing. I’ve got an idea of what I’d like to write.
    I’m in. It’s difficult to imagine, but I’m eager to try.
    I hope I don’t screw up!

    • tiffany says:

      Once you have it done, you’ll say, “Wow – I did it and that was easier than I thought!” And if you screw up, guess what? Files are editable. 🙂

  19. Joyce Heiser says:

    I’ve been writing nonfiction for 13 years and have always wanted to write at fiction, so count me in!

  20. Holly Oyler says:

    Okay, it is time to wake up from and leave this six month black hole I have been living in. Thank you so much for the mental encouragement and the Texas boot treatment. I guess it is time to get out that Texas boot photo printout and hang it up again.

    I’m in!

  21. Cheryl says:

    I’m in! This will be a challenge for me but I may even SHOCK myself lol. I love a good challenge anyway so let’s do this!! <3

  22. Faylee says:

    I’m game, if I can fit children’s books into this process. I have an outline ready to go.

  23. Joanne Reid says:

    I’m in – I’m already doing this in a way but want to keep on rolling. So far I have been a one trick pony with one story to tell. I want to expand into a new genre and need the commitment and motivation.

    Joanne

  24. Jenny says:

    I’m in! Thank you so much for inspiring us.

  25. dave says:

    I have been holding up on finishing my sci-fi novel. Now looks like a good time to finish it.

  26. Ian says:

    I’m in. Hopefully I’ll have the time. Will try to MAKE the time though 🙂

  27. Karen says:

    I watched the video, and I am in! I am looking forward to the challenge.

    Thanks Tiffany, this is just what I needed to get going again.

  28. Colleen Bivens says:

    I’m in! 🙂

  29. I am definitely in, looking at some ideas now on Amazon. Gives me an excuse to read some short fiction up to novella length and call it working 😛

  30. Carol Owens says:

    I’m in!! I already have a story plot and a few characters mapped out. Just keep putting off working /writing on the story… life, business, you know, excuses.
    I am so ready for this challenge. “Someday I’ll do it” is getting too hard to do. I want to have a published fiction book this year.

  31. Teresa Shaw says:

    This is something that I’d love to do and will be on board with “y’all”! (Just hoping the mind will be on board, too!) A tad scary, but, hey… won’t know what I’m capable of until I try, right?

  32. Deb says:

    I’m in, too! My time is limited right now, but it always is. I’ve been reading through the Kindling course and have been stopped in my tracks by genre selection. I think I’m going to go with my gut feeling and with what I enjoy.

    Tiffany, you’re like a light bulb that has come on. You radiate enthusiasm when you talk fiction. Thank you for being so transparent and for sharing your journey. It’s time for me to get off my you-know-what and start producing.

    • tiffany says:

      Go with your first instinct Deb! If you dislike it after you’re done, leave the genre – but complete one to see 🙂

      And you’re welcome! I love it 🙂

  33. dee scully says:

    Hey Tiff…Congrats! So happy for you…been reading about your progress. I am throwing my hat in the ring on the challenge. What fiction craft books do you recommend?

    • tiffany says:

      Thanks Dee! Glad to have your hat in this ring! I’m reading Creating Short Fiction by Damon Knight and Immediate Fiction by Jerry Cleaver.

  34. Pat says:

    Hey Tiffany many thanks for starting this challenge and huge congrats for the success you’ve had! It’s really inspiring to see your progress!

    I’ve been struggling with non fiction, never imagined trying fiction though I am tempted to join you all!

    Pat

  35. Dara says:

    Tiffany,
    You know I am in on this! Can’t wait!

    Dara

  36. Cara R. says:

    Love it! I have always wanted to write clean romance fiction. I have a character that keeps popping into my head, so I really think it must be time to work on it. Perfect timing! 🙂

  37. Alice Coaxum says:

    I’m in. I will have to watch the video on my phone later. For some reason my audio isn’t working on my laptop. I’ve recently started a fiction book and I seriously want to work on it and finish it. My problem has always been, never finishing my books. This seriously irks my husband because I get him hooked and then he doesn’t find out the ending. This time I want it to be different. I did an outline already, but may add some to it and I started writing too. Any other time I just wrote and didn’t outline.

  38. Hey, Tiffany,

    I’m in. I’ve got about 1,000 of the first book in a new novella series. I like to have something else on the go that I can write when I need a break from the final edits in book 2 of my full-length novel series. This could be the juice that I need to move that one forward. I’m looking forward to offering y’all my support.

    Cheers,
    Leya

  39. Lynn says:

    Hi Tiffany,

    After following this blog for a while, I decided to dust off some of the short stories I have written and put them on Kindle. My pen name is Lynn Nodima, and you can find my books searching for that name. I have also picked up a novel I started a while back and am working on it daily.

    You experiences have jump-started my writing again. For that I thank you. I even dedicate one of my stories to you in appreciation.

    Thanks!!!!

  40. Georgie says:

    I’m in! Back in January, with your help and encouragement, I took huge leap, and now I have done things I never thought I could do. Sounds like great fun, and who knows where it could lead? Besides, no fear with a pen name! 🙂

  41. Pen says:

    Hi Tiff
    So pleased to see you having fun with the fiction.
    So I’m up for the challenge as well.

  42. Bev says:

    Just loved your video and I can’t have you having all the FUN!
    It needs to be shared…..
    I’m in and even though it will mean squeezing other things between it will be worth it to get a book published.

    Thanks for your encouragement and knowing you will be there along the trail will be really helpful too.
    Let’s do this thing and achieve greatness together!!

  43. Desmond Owens says:

    Can we have Honey make a cameo appearance on Day 1 lol….it’s been a while. Plus I think I saw another dog in the background whats his/her name?

    Speaking about the video…Yesterday I was able to finish your video and dishes at the same time…kept me occupied 🙂

    • tiffany says:

      Sure can! She’ll be the mascot! Did Siway sneak into the video? LOL! I didn’t know he did that. He’s a white husky – love my granddog. He’s harder to video but I’ll try 🙂 And LOL I did ramble on – long enough for dishes? But I was excited 🙂

  44. Scott Y says:

    This sounds great! I’m in! Will all of the information be on this blog – forayintofiction.com or is there a facebook group, etc? Thanks for oppty!
    – Scott

    • tiffany says:

      Yes it’ll be here Scott. Last time I tried doing a FB group I got several complaints because not everyone has or wants to be on FB, so I’ll keep it here.

  45. Nick says:

    Hey Tiffany…
    I’m up for this challenge too, sounds a lot of fun!
    I have a couple of ideas that I want to work on including a more humorous slant to a serious topic… oh, and any tips for writing humour will be gratefully received!

    Nick

  46. Terry_S says:

    It’s wonderful to see how happy you look since you started your fiction series!
    Trinity is good for you! 😉

    For all of you who don’t have a Mac and thus can’t use the original Scrivener (it’s beyond awesome) to organize your writing and all bits related to it, there’s a Windows version which hasn’t quite caught up to it but is still pretty awesome.

    And if you can’t afford it, or simply don’t want to spend the money right now, then you can try yWriter (version 5 is the latest), a free Windows program from Simon Haynes at Spacejock Software. You can also run it on a Mac if you have Parallels or something similar, or on Linux using Wine. There’s also a way to run it from a USB stick.

    Here’s a video that shows what yWriter is like:
    “How to use yWriter like I did to create your own novel – book writing software, self-publishing” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI3zRTWyCGg

    yWriter saves its chapter files as .rtf, which you can edit with WordPad or Word, if that’s more comfortable for you once you get your outline in yWriter.

    A good companion freeware is FocusWriter, a “distraction-free writing environment” available for Windows, Mac and Linux; also available as portable software to run from a USB stick (and you can set it to sound like an old-time typewriter! LOL). Here’s a review: http://lifehacker.com/5652154/focuswriter-is-a-feature-rich-but-distraction-free-word-processor

    BTW, Scrivener is usually offered at a reduced price during and right after NaNoWriMo – and if you haven’t heard about NaNoWriMo, do look it up. It can help get you over the hump of perfectionism and get you into the habit of writing first without polishing and editing later.

    Good writing to all who are participating in the challenge this coming Wednesday!
    And maybe I’ll be brave enough by then to jump in and join you… 😉

    • tiffany says:

      Aww Terry come on and join in! I don’t use software for writing – tried a few but I couldn’t enjoy it. I like a good old fashioned pen and paper but it helps SO many people to use the software so I get it!

      • Terry_S says:

        I’m thinking about it… It’s not easy for me to come up with plots. 🙁

        You know, you might like using something like yWriter for your series “bible” to keep track of details. Also, to keep track of research and such.

        I agree with you on using pen and paper, though. It seems to connect better with the creative side of the mind. 🙂

  47. Mary Ann says:

    Tiffany — you’re the reason I learned about Geoff’s Kindling course. I absolutely love what/how he teaches. Combined with your teaching — I am giddy with excitement!

    You always amaze me with your sharing/caring spirit. I appreciate the person you are.

    This is just what I need — an accountability of sorts. Even if it’s just to myself!

    I’ve put one book up (fiction/non-fiction) but really need to learn how to write ‘straight’ fiction. Thanks Trinity — I mean, Tiffany!

    (By the way, that was Honey strutting around in the background 🙂

    • tiffany says:

      Thank you Mary Ann! Oh LOL! I thought I saw Honey – she was probably sneaking into Shawn’s room to see if he had anything in his trash.

  48. Sena Enkobis says:

    I loved to see your progress with fiction these last months, and I love your idea for this challenge very much, too!
    I will absolutely participate and have a great time doing it with you! 🙂

    I also like the idea to do that challenge regularly, a book a month, so to speak, or a short story a week. I’ve always loved your challenges but having regular ones would be so great.
    Or alternating several different kinds of writing challenges, oh, that would be fun! It wouldn’t get boring that way, and it would challenge everybody somewhere; a big nice continual community thing! Sounds wonderful.
    That might be a bit much work for you, though … but I enjoy your challenges and your style of doing them. <3

    I'm looking forward to this fun challenge!

  49. Barney says:

    Hi Tiff
    Is it too late for an old friend to join in? Need a new challenge, have had some success with non-fiction on Amazon, but really want to get back into my imagination.

    Let me know.
    Barney

    • tiffany says:

      Of course not, my friend! We don’t even start until Wednesday and even IF you jump in later, that’s fine – you know how I roll with that 🙂

  50. Mel says:

    Just found out about this and need this kind of butt-kicking accountability so here goes! Thanks, Tiffany 🙂

  51. Faylee says:

    I’m getting started today. Got my plot and working on my characters…..and away we go.

  52. I’m in because I really need something creative to do right now.

  53. Jen says:

    Am I too late Tiff?

  54. Sonia says:

    Great – Hope I’m in time Tiffany – I have a plot ready 🙂

  55. Dawnya Sasse says:

    Tiffany-
    First off, let me say I read both books. The first one was good. The second one was great. I was stunned by how much better your second book was. It is impressive. I also LOVE the fact that you are writing CLEAN, inspirational books. I am so tired of hearing that only erotica is selling. You are encouraging!

    Question: What do you mean by a “craft book” and which one do you recommend?
    Also, I saw your info on the Kindling membership. What do you feel is the main thing you gained from this program?

    Thanks! Keep up the great work. I hope to follow in your footsteps.

    Dawnya

    • tiffany says:

      Thank you Dawnya! I agree – big difference between books 1 and 2. And even books 2 and 3 coming out! My advanced readers are making comments about how amazing book 3 is comparatively so craft helps! On craft books I mean books that help you learn how to write better – like how to write short fiction books or how to write dialogue or how to write settings.

      In Kindling – the initial how to info was great, and he had a lot of motivating (cut through my emotional barricades) stuff. But the BEST thing is the private FB group where real time writing and marketing advice is shared. You can ask ANYthing and get so many ideas on how to run your business there.

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