Happy New Year!!!
New Year...New Attitude!!!
2011 it's sooo good to see you. 2010 was definitely a rough year for me, but GOD is able. Can you all actually believe I was trying to tie the knot? Love had nothing to do with it. I had just turned 30, looking at a portion of people I had gone to high school with, and seeing that all seemed to be happily married or engaged, and I realized I wanted that. Shoot 30, single, no prospects, I admit it, I RUSHED something that wasn't meant to be, it bit me in the butt, but hey it opened my eyes and GOD revealed a lot, and I'm thankful to him for bringing me through and caring enough for ME by removing me from a situation that wasn't mine to begin with. So, I digress... New Year...New Attitude...what GOD has for me is mine, and I'm receiving that...no longer rushing situations...since he knows how it all unfolds and turns out anyway.
So anyway ~ as you may have already read, Kismetlit conducted it's first interview with author/everywoman Jennifer Coissiere, now it's time to meet authoress Tiffany L. Warren.
KLC: When did you fall in love with the written word?
TLW: In elementary school I was in the Literature Club, and read Diamond in the Window and A Wrinkle in Time. These stories were wonderful to me, and they caused me to hunger for more!
KLC: How long have you been writing?
TLW: Since I was a teenager.
KLC: When did you know you wanted to be a writer?
TLW: When I won an essay contest in my hometown. It was about to be 1990, and the newspaper ran a contest called, “90 Words for the 90’s”. I wrote a snarky little piece about the pigeons in downtown Cleveland and Bernie Kosar the then quarterback of the Browns. I won first place and got $500! It was great.
KLC: Who’s your favorite author & why?
TLW: I have two. Octavia E. Butler because everything she ever wrote was fresh and imaginative. She wrote about empowering Black women before it was in fashion. My second one is Eric Jerome Dickey. He’s my fave because he is constantly learning, changing and evolving. He continues to learn the craft and it is reflected in his books. Plus, he’s an all-around nice guy!
KLC: What advice do you have for aspiring writers?
TLW: Don’t do it for money. Take a class.
KLC: Are you and outliner or a fly by your pants kind of writer? TLW: Both. When I have a deadline, I try to use an outline. But it’s hard for me, because I let the characters do what they want!
KLC: What are you currently working on?
TLW: The third novel in my Fab Life series for teen girls (pen name Nikki Carter). It’s called Doin’ My Own Thang.
KLC: Where do you see your writing career in five years?
TLW: I will definitely still be writing! But the industry is changing so much, with the advent of e-readers. I’m interested to see how this changes things for authors.
KLC: Here's Tiffany's book:
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