Thirty three year old Christian Author, with soon to be seven books published the first three poetry, and non fiction, the latest four are part of A Christian Mystery Series. I work with Children at my church as well and enjoy hanging out with my family and friends.
Welcome, Janice. Can
you tell us about your latest venture?
Thanks for having me. I’m thrilled to share about my latest
MONEY WRITING, which is now available from amazon for kindle users. The
book, which is loaded with helpful hints for freelancers, is free from March 12th
– March 17th. After that, it will sell for $4.49.
Can you tell us a
little about yourself and your writing experience?
Sure! I write under the names “Janice Thompson” and “Janice
Hanna.” I just signed contract #79 (For QUEEN OF THE WAVES) and have written in
a variety of genres, including romance, historical, contemporary, cozy mystery,
juvenile fiction, non-fiction and more. I’m best known for my light-hearted
contemporary novels and for my quirky characters. I’m pretty passionate about
writing, and even more passionate about helping others discover their writing
talents and abilities. For the past seven years I’ve worked as a full-time
freelancer, earning my living with my books, teachings, articles, and
Why did you decide to
write this book?
For several years now I’ve divided my time between freelance
writing and teaching. So many aspiring writers discover that I’ve published
several books and they come to me to ask the inevitable, “How do I get
published?” question, usually followed by, “Is there really money to be made in
publishing?” Over the past couple years I’ve put together several freelance writing courses to
answer their questions, but I felt the need to do more, so I compiled all of my
mini-teachings into one book.
Will readers get all
of the same materials they would get in one of your courses?
No, the courses are very specific to their individual
MONEY WRITING covers a variety of areas of interest to the freelance
writer, including: earning top dollar, magazine article writing, write-for-hire
work, writing the novel and/or non-fiction book, the submission process,
succeeding as a freelancer, and more. The book is not a textbook. Instead, it
is motivational in tone and focuses on offering encouragement to freelancers
and giving them basic tips for success in each of the areas listed above.
Can you tell us a
little more about the book?
Sure! It might make more sense to share some of the chapter
titles because they will give you an idea of some of the topics readers will
find in the book.
the Beginning. . .the Writer Set Goals
Industry Pros are Saying about Goal-Setting
. .for Hire!
Just Wanta Have Funds
Your Word Count in Two Weeks
in on Magazine Articles
Drop and Roll (Adding the Crisis Scene)
Mii to Wii (learning how to incorporate the “we” factor)
I’m currently writing QUEEN OF THE WAVES, a novel set aboard
the Titanic. Very compelling story, I
must say! And I’m tickled about my upcoming release, Wedding
You mentioned your
courses. Can you tell us what’s going on in that world?
Yes, thanks for asking. I’m tickled about the recent release
of my Non-Fiction
Writing Course. I recorded this course in the studio several months ago and
had a blast doing it. I’m convinced this is the most comprehensive package I’ve
ever put together. Non-Fiction writers should be able to take this course and
find some degree of success building their platform, writing short pieces and
fully developing a non-fiction book. There’s even information on how to pitch
(and ultimately market) the non-fiction book.
Here are the ten topics within the course:
Magazines to Books: Building Your Platform
Non-Fiction Book Types
Your Information (Braiding the Book)
Tips to Strengthen Your Writing
Fiction Techniques in Your Non-Fiction
the Sale (Includes all aspects of the contract/sale/edits/production)