Introductions

Welcome to my writing blog! To start with, I thought I should introduce myself and my writing and discuss what I want from this blog.

My name is Tanni, and I have been writing for over a decade now. Like most writers, I started at the bottom with an enormous amount of passion and very little idea of what I was doing. I still have the passion, and I like to think I have a better idea of what I’m doing now. I’ve made a lot of mistakes along the way and I’m sure I’ll make more in the future, but it’s all part of the journey, and I can’t think of anything else I’d rather be doing than trying to tell the best stories I possibly can.

For the most part, I write speculative fiction. I love creating new worlds and asking, “What if?” I do occasionally step outside my comfort zone and write in other genres, but it’s in speculative fiction that I’ve found the most joy and potential for my stories. I also tinker with writing children’s books. I have loved creating art as long as I have loved writing, and I am currently working on the illustrations for my debut picture book, which I hope to self-publish in early 2016. I have a couple of other ideas for children’s books that I may decide to pursue after that, but I am also working on a YA fantasy novel that I intend to try and publish traditionally when it’s ready.

This blog is something I’ve thought about doing for a few years now. I love talking about writing and helping other writers to create better stories. I won’t claim to be an expert, but I have learned a lot over the years and feel like perhaps I have some wisdom to impart. Also, I wanted a way to connect with other writers and readers, particularly in the independent author community. Feel free to introduce yourself and link me to your own blog or Twitter—I’m always looking for more writers to follow. For now, I will probably try to post something here every other week on Saturdays or Sundays. If that goes well, I might move to once a week. I have a whole bunch of different topics I want to write about and I’m excited to get this blog started and meet some awesome people!

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