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Welcome to FWP


About Fiction Writer Pro

Fiction Writer Pro is a resource for fiction writers of all levels to help improve their writing skills, navigate the publishing process, and master marketing tactics to get their novels into the hands of readers.

The 10-Year Overnight Success Story

How many writing magazines and websites have you read that shared inspirational stories of break-out authors getting huge contracts and selling millions of books?

It’s a nice dream, and for most authors, that’s what it will remain. Rather than setting a dream as a career goal, writers need actionable ways to sell books or even earn their living from writing and measure success by their own terms.

Instead of success stories, I want to learn how to be a better writer and keep readers hooked. I want to know how to market my novels in a way that’s effective without being spammy. I’m guessing you’re here because that’s what you want too.

A Different Kind of Writer’s Website

After reading hundreds of books and articles, and attending conferences and workshops, I learned an important takeaway. If the information allowed me to implement it right away, I usually followed through.

Fiction Writer Pro will offer actionable information on how to use marketing tactics, apply writing techniques, and provide guided tours of tools and resources specific to fiction writers.

To make it easy for you to find what you need, articles will be grouped by Category:

  • Writing
  • Publishing
  • Marketing
  • Resources

And then tagged to help you find what you need (i.e. Twitter, Book Covers, Editors, Scrivener). If you have a question, send us your comments and we’ll do the research and follow up with a post.

Meet Your Editor

Hi, I’m Judie Gaines, author of two self-published novels, an award-winning television producer, certified Social Media Marketer with experience in advertising creative, digital marketing, corporate video, and sports marketing.

Over the years, I’ve traveled with an NHL hockey team for Stanley Cup coverage, spent the day with Dale Earnhardt, Jr. producing promos for his foundation, worked on special projects for two North Carolina Governors, produced over 1,000 TV commercials, and helped launch a nationwide creative agency. Everything that has come before today has led to the launch of Fiction Writer Pro.

Interview on John Rakestraw’s “The Platform”

Guest Posts:

A Prize Every Time

Change is in the air…

Your Fiction Writer Pro

Storytelling is important. No matter how you apply it – for a commercial, a boiler-plate, or a novel, stories have the power to transform how we think. There are some amazing stories out there that need to be shared. I want to empower writers to own their work and find a place where it can thrive.

Welcome to our community. I hope you decided to subscribe so we can continue the journey together. Enter your email in the sidebar form at the top for 1-click sign up.

If you would like to recommend an article topic or have a question, please drop us a note using the form below.

Thanks, and best of luck with your writing!

Judie Gaines

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11 thoughts on “Welcome to FWP

  1. Congrats on publishing your book. I found you through epubmanifesto. I’m not too far down the road from you…Durham.

    1. Shelia,
      Thanks for stopping by, I love your blog. So much truth about too much to do and never enough hours. Keep writing, it sounds like you have some great momentum.


  2. I very glad to find this site on bing, just what I was searching for : D also bookmarked .

    1. Thanks, it’s the Blue Ridge Parkway in NC and one of my favorite places to visit:)

  3. I loved “Perfect Copy”. I hope there is follow up novel to come. Hugs, Patsy

  4. anna ward says:

    dear judith

    i have just finished reading perfect copy and would like to say…wow! i started it yesterday and finished and read thru till about 2am where I just could not keep my eyes open any longer. got up at 5.30, feeling completely wrecked by the way, made a cuppa and jus finished. it’s 7.3am. again…wow! if u do a sequel (pls do one), i’d love to be on the list for first dibs to read it.
    now I have to go and get my two little girls ready for school and i’ll try not to blame you too much for feeling sooo tired ;-).
    thank you for an absolutely thrilling read.

    kind regards
    anna ward

    1. Thank you Anna!  Sorry about the lost sleep, but happy that you enjoyed the novel. I’ll be sure to let you know when a new book is ready. I’d love to have you as a beta reader if you are interested.

      Have a great weekend:)

      Warm regards,


  5. Will you be writing another Jade Weeks adventure

    1. Hi Heather,

      I have at least two more books in the series planned. I’m working hard on getting the second book, Enigma, launched this year. I’ll keep this site updated on any and all book news. Thanks for asking:)


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