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Writing Tips for Debut Authors: An Interview with Tari Faris

Episode 162I Writing Tips for Debut Authors


Our guest today is debut author Tari Faris. Her first book, You Belong With Me, just came out in September 2019.

Tari’s number one tip for authors is patience. She’s been writing for ten years, and it took seven years from the time she began pursuing publication to getting a contract. She encourages writers to find a community of writers to get involved in so you don’t feel alone. It’s also a good place to learn and share information.

Tari shares other tips and things she’s learned along her journey as we discuss You Belong With Me and the other books she’s writing in the series. In addition to the writing, we also discuss some of the business parts of writing including her decision to give away the prequel novella to anyone who signs up for her newsletter by November 30, 2019.

You can learn more about Tari and her books at and on her Facebook page, and you can meet her in person at the annual ACFW conference, at Book Lovers Con in March 2020, and at Story Fest next year (part of ACFW). She also helps teach at and blogs at

About the author, Kitty

Kitty Bucholtz writes superhero urban fantasy and romantic comedy, often with an inspirational element woven in. After earning her M.A. in Creative Writing, she formed Daydreamer Entertainment and began self-publishing. Founder of the WRITE NOW! Workshop and the new WRITE NOW! Workshop Podcast, she loves to teach in person and online. Learn more at

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