Tiffany Lambert’s Kindle Fiction Challenge – My Review

Do You Dream Of Making Money from Your Writing?

Tiffany Lambert’s Kindle Fiction Challenge could be the perfect additional resource to help us on the road to building a full time income from writing fiction. I have already published a few short stories and am working hard to create more.

Tiffany Lamberts Kindle Fiction Challenge - My ReviewTiffany set up the Kindle Fiction Challenge – a challenge where she takes you step by step through the process she used in order to produce a series of 4 short stories that, at one time earned her up to $1500 per month.

One of the hardest things about writing is consistency and motivation. I have stopped and started countless times. People who have remained consistent have gone on to earn outstanding amounts of money and have been able to leave their jobs and become full-time writers. That’s where I hope to be by the end of this year. I got this course help help spur me on my own fiction writing journey.

About The Course

This course originally started last year as a live daily event but you can join anytime and work through the material at your own pace.

It consists of daily blog posts with a video that covers a particular aspect of creating fiction books. The blog posts are password protected and people who took part in the live event left feedback comments on each post.

The Course Length

At the moment, there are over 40 daily blog posts on the website. I am taking my time to go through the posts. I usually look at one or two per day and make notes as I view.

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My Thoughts On The Course

It is still early days for me but so far so good. I watch each video, make notes and incorporate the things that resonate with me into my work.

The great news is that I already gained a couple of valuable tips from the video for Day One. I was able to implement this straight away. And this tip helped to make two sales on one of my short stories!!! Yippee :) :)

I will be back with an update review as I progress through the rest of the daily blog posts of Tiffany’s Kindle Fiction Challenge.

Should You Buy?

If you want to get started with fiction writing or you are looking some extra support and guidance, then I would suggest this course. You can go as fast or as leisurely as you like, as long as you take action and implement the tips and advice provided in the lessons.

Tiffany has earned more money from her fiction books than I have so I know that she has tips that I am able to learn from. As I mentioned above, I have already gained something from doing one simple thing she recommended. I certainly look forward to my own a month $1500 pay day.

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PS – I am taking notes as I go through the course and will upload this as a free report on My Resources Page. If you are interested, simply sign up below and I will let you know when this report is ready :)

Have Your Say: Are you interested in making money writing fiction? Have you purchased this course? What did you think? I would love you to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

My January Review & February Goals

My January Review & February Goals

Here is an update of the goals I set myself for January and the results. I know that my goals for January were very ambitious for the first month of the year but because I didn’t know what to expect, I thought I would aim high.

My January Review & Febuary Goals

January’s Goals & Results

#1 – To Add 100 New Subscribers to This Blog’s Email List

I gained 2 new subscribers

#2 – To Add 100 New Subscribers to My Author Email List

I gained 10 new subscribers

#3 – To Publish 1 Post Per Week on This Blog

I managed to get my posts written and published on time.

#4 – To Publish a New Short Story on Amazon

Yes! I published a short story. It’s called Felicity Falls in Love

#5 – To Write and Complete a New Short Story

I didn’t do any fiction writing this month. I concentrated on editing all the stories that I currently have in draft mode. Once I type up the edits I will be able to publish two new stories for February.

My Income Streams

These are the things that I am tracking to see how I am progressing.

  • Kindle book earnings
  • Amazon affiliate earnings
  • Other affiliate earnings
  • Subscribers to the mailing list for this blog
  • Subscribers to my Author mailing list

If you are interested in the numbers, simply sign up to my mailing list where you will get access to my monthly income report.

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My Thoughts

My results might not have been as spectacular as I would have hoped but the good news is that I did make some progress. The major benefit of setting these benchmarks means that I now have a better understanding of the amount of time and effort that is needed in order to get things done. I am now able to alter and amend my expectations when I set my goals for February.

My Kindle Book Earnings

For the month of January, I set a simple goal of earning $2,00 from my Audra Bell books. I am happy to report that I earned a little more than that and I earned some change from the other books that I published under my own name. I look forward to seeing that increase month by month.

Goals for February

#1 – To Add 100 New Subscribers to My Author Email List

#2 – To Publish 1 Post Per Week on This Blog

#3 – To Publish 2 New Posts on My Author Blog

#4 – To Publish Two New Short Stories on Amazon

#5 – To Write and Complete a New Short Story

#6 – To Increase My Kindle Book Earnings by 100%

I will be running a free book promo for my short story where I hope to gain new subscribers. It is already set up and without any promotion, I have about 20 new names on my list. I will write a blog post review about the service once the promotion has been and gone.

I am excited about getting a couple of new stories published this month. All the bits and pieces are there, I just have to write the blurbs, order the book covers and upload everything to the Amazon website.

I am looking forward to a productive and progressive February. Wish me luck :)

Have Your Say: Are you happy with the goals that you set for January? Do you have a new set of goals for February? I would love for you to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

My January Highlights – Harry Potter Rocks!

If you want to ensure that you are living the life of your dreams, you have to take action. You have to make plans in order to get things done. I set out some monthly goals for January that were do to with working on creating an online income from my writing. I will publish my January Review post next week.

My January Highlights 2017What I Got Up to in January

This post focuses on the personal and fun side of things. One way to make sure that you are leading a life that you actually enjoy is to reflect on the things that you have achieved and then make more plans for more fun stuff. Here are some of the fun things that I got up to in January 2017.

My January Highlights

  • I celebrated New Year’s Day in Spain
  • I took 3 bags of clothes to the charity shop
  • I visited The Harry Potter Studios in London
  • I purchased a brand new electric toothbrush. Oh what sweet heaven this is :)
  • I watched the hilarious theatre production of Peter Pan Goes Wrong

I Read The Following Books:

  • Wildflower Bay by Rachel Lucas
  • One Week in December (4 short stories)
  • His Sweetest Christmas by Holly Blair
  • The Year of Saying Yes by Hannah Doyle
  • A Year of Doing Good by Judith O’Reilly
  • Once Upon a Setup by Kait Nolan

I wrote something in my journal everyday for the whole month

My Fun Plans for February

I already have a couple of things pencilled in my diary for February which I think are very exciting.

I will continue to write in my journal. I tend to focus on something positive that happened during the day. It is nice to write something on a daily basis. It gives me a chance to reflect on the good that has happened and to practise my writing skills.

I also hope to get some work done on my home. More news on that next month.

Have Your Say: What were the non-work related highlights for you in January? How did it make you feel? I would love for you to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

3 Reasons I Like Writing Short Stories

The Benefits of Writing Short Stories

As a reader I am a big fan of short stories. I tend to upload them on the kindle app on my phone and read them while I am on my way to work. I like the fact that I can start something on my morning train commute and end my journey with a smile because I have finished reading a story with its happy ever after ending.

Why I Like Writing Short Stories

As a writer, I am a huge fan of short stories and I am glad that there is an audience for this type of thing. Here are just three of the main reasons why I like writing short stories:

  1. I Can Complete My Stories
  2. I Can Get More Stories Published
  3. I Can Improve My Writing Skills

#1 – I Can Complete My Stories

When I first decided that I wanted to write a fiction book, I was overwhelmed. Most of the books that I read were between 300 – 600 pages long. I didn’t think that I would be able to write something that long.

Thankfully I discovered that people like to read short stories and so I decided to give that a try. At the moment, most of the stories I write range between 5,000 – 20,000 words. This length suits me because I know that the end is in sight and that I will actually finish the story before I get demotivated or distracted.

I expect that in the future I will want to look into writing longer stories but right now, I am happy writing shorts.

#2 – I Can Get More Stories Published

Because I know that I can get a short story completed, I am able to hit the publish button more often. When I am in the flow, it can take me 10-15 days to write a short story. That means I could get at least one new short story published every month.

That is what I am aiming to do this year. I have several books waiting to be edited. Once I have ordered book covers and written the advertising blurb, they will be good to go.

#3 – I Can Improve My Writing Skills

Writing anything is a skill that has to be learned and practised. If you want to get better at something you have to do it more often. A tennis player’s game improves due to the hours of training they put in. It is the same with writing. The more you do, the better you get. I know that I still have lots to learn.

By writing short stories, I get to try out different styles of writing and get more confident in my skills. I want to ensure that I write stories that people want to read, therefore the more I write, the better I can get at things like creating believable characters, introducing realistic dialogue and simply telling a good tale.

My Plan Going Forward

The plan is to continue and complete my Fiction Book Promotion Plan for January,  write more short stories and get them published. I will also put together short story collections, so that people can choose to buy individual books or a box-set.

As long as there is an audience interested in buying books of this length, then I am happy to create more stories to meet their needs.

Have Your Say: Do you read or write short stories? Are you a fan? I would love for you to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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