Getting that first draft out of your head and on paper with JH (Jodie) Dahler

Welcome J.H. Dahler to The TufFish Show, a place to help writers and aspiring authors get out of their own way to leave a legacy by telling the stories they want to share through writing their own books and confidently sharing them with others. The writing process can be tough and the business side can feel scary, but TufFish makes both feel smoother and achievable. 

Getting that first draft out of your head and down on paper or screen can be especially challenging, so use this conversation with Jodie to help you get through the messy middle. Jodie shared how she worked with alpha and beta readers, came through how she structured her book and the world within it, and the lessons she is applying to help her write book two of the series in less time that the first book. As any author knows, as you move closer to getting the book published, another journey begins - marketing - and Jodie shared some tips for using Tiktok.

J. H. Dahler is the author of The Forest Girl, her debut fantasy novel. After eighteen years as a librarian, she waved goodbye to spend more time with family and focus on writing her epic fantasy series. Hiking and traveling are at the top of her to-do list, especially to ancient ruins and stunning landscapes, but she’s also dedicated to the cozy life: curling up with a good book and snuggling her two dogs. Jodie lives outside of Baltimore, Maryland, with her son and husband.

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