About Tiffany Joissin:
I'm an author of fantasy and science fiction stories. I have been writing since I was young and love to explore worlds that people have never thought of. My first book Void came out in July of 2021 and I am hard at work on its sequel.
What inspires you to write?
What inspires me to write is that I find reality boring. I think that my life is really boring so I like to imagine myself in outlandish scenarios. It was one of these scenarios that was so much fun that I decided to write about it. The first story that I ever wrote seriously was a story about twin princesses and one of them got hurt and the other sister had to go on an adventure in order to save her sister. It was the first novel that I ever wrote.
What authors do you read when you aren’t writing?
My favorite authors would have to be Nicholas Sparks and Sarah J. Maas. I read a lot of women's fiction and young/new adult books. I really love fantasy so that is why I love SJM and I love the way the Nicholas Sparks writes relationships and closeness. It is something that I really admire.
Tell us about your writing process.
I start out by writing a zero draft. I kind of word vomit on the page and get all my ideas out on the page. Then I let the story sit for about two weeks or a month and then I read it again and start on my second draft. This second draft I pay attention to the words that I use and am very intentional. After I finish the second draft I send it off to Beta readers and after they have a moment to read through the whole thing and give me suggestion then I dive into edits. After editing I give it one last look through and then it is ready to publish. I am a pantser so I like to write off the seat of my pants. I find that the story is more enjoyable if I don't know what happens.
For Fiction Writers: Do you listen (or talk to) to your characters?
I listen to my characters. My writing process is interesting because I kind of make the characters and set the stage and then I just document what they do. I listen to their conversations and I write down what they say. My characters are always talking even when I am not writing. Sometimes I'm in bed and I'm just listening to them talk and take action.
What advice would you give other writers?
You're first draft doesn't have to be perfect. It just has to exist. Many writers get caught up in making their first draft good when that is not the point of the first draft. The point of the first draft is to get your ideas on paper.
How did you decide how to publish your books?
So what made me want to self publish was the fact that I want full creative control. I wanted to make sure that everything was done to my standards and that things looked the way that I wanted them too. I think that I would recommend to new authors to do their research and that self publishing isn't just a back up for when you can't get an agent and people don't want to publish you. It is a viable option that you should explore before you get an agent.
What do you think about the future of book publishing?
I think that the future of book publishing is bright. A lot of BIPOC authors are getting published and self publishing has exploded. New stories are being told everyday so I am so happy to be a part of that.
What genres do you write?: Fantasy, Science Fiction
What formats are your books in?: Both eBook and Print
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