Hello! I am

Troy Arrandale.

Psych Suspense Author & Compassionate Referral Marketer

Fiction-Writing and Publishing, and Referring Premium Products & Services I Believe In is What I Do.

Helping Women Fiction-Writers Overcome Obstacles to Their Writing is Who I Am.

(To Go in a New Direction, click on Lily & the Giant Squirrel, above. She'll take you to my Facebook group for you women fiction-writers who want more time to write.)

"4 Tips to Overcome Obstacles to Your Fiction-Writing"

How I've Overcome Mine Might Give You Some Ideas

by Troy Arrandale

I can't lie. I'm still overcoming some. (Like having enough money to hire the editors and cover designers I want more often. But in my Facebook group I plan to talk about how I'm trying to fix that one, which is also using tip #4.)

So here are the actions I've taken, and constantly use, to overcome obstacles that might give you some ideas.

Tip #1: Don't Be Afraid to Go in a New Direction. I stop and ask my Higher Power what direction to go in, then I trust that that direction will come into my path. This tip is for when the rest of the tips I've tried aren't working and I'm getting frustrated. Even if you don't believe in a Higher Power, get one. Something you can at least believe has more of a source of love and knowledge than you, even it's a tomato plant.

Tip #2: I Re-read "The Fiction Formula" by Sean Platt and Johnny Truant. I've read dozens of how-to fiction-writing manuals, for probably the last forty years. Some of them help for a time to unblock me, but then they lose their staying power after a month or two. Sorry, Stephen King, even yours lol. But "Fiction Formula" is still going strong for me after two full years. It covers both creative strategies and business strategies. The first time I read it, I never got to the business strategies section because I was writing so much during the creative strategies sections lol. (I use other business strategies for now.) If you'd like to try "The Fiction Formula," click here, or for Stephen King's "On Writing" click here.


Tip #3: Take Care of My Health. I've had some humdinger health issues beginning when I was 30, not only a minor brain injury due to years of cortisol stress from suppressed grief over the murder of my best friend, but I was also diagnosed as a type 1 diabetic at almost the same time. I became proactive about my diabetes and attendant clinical depression and anxiety. But then came loss of my female hormones in my 40s and stupid ol' uncontrollable weight gain and aging issues out the ying-yang. I researched all my health problems with doctors over the years, getting nowhere. Until I just kept resorting to Tip #1 and finally made headway when I hit my 50s. On the training roster for my private Facebook group I have planned are tips I used to overcome my chronic health problems. I just created the group as of March 2022, but you can check it out here and meet me and some of the other gals. Which leads me to tip #4.

  • Tip #4: I Get Community Support. I came onto this tip early, attending things in the '80s & '90s like writers' conferences when I could afford to, face-to-face writers' groups at my public library and civic center. But I had to be careful because at times they were actually critique groups, and at certain stages of my process, I learned, I did NOT need to be critiqued, I just needed the camaraderie and to discuss the writing life. Now I'm part of The Fiction-Writing Group on Facebook, the digital equivalent of those. And I'm building my own community for you with my Facebook group! Click here to join in the fun! It's for women writers looking to overcome obstacles to fiction-writing, no matter what stage of the game you're in. Just dreaming of doing it. Or successfully published and making a living from it. Sorry, guys, it's just for women right now (unless you are trans and identify as female, of course). Who knows? Later on the group may decide to be for both men and women. I believe there's no obstacle to fiction-writing that can't be overcome.

My Story

About Me.

I was born to write. I started at age 6 by coming home from first grade one day, announcing to my grandma, "I'm going to be a novelist!" (I swear I remember using that word lol) and sitting down with a piece of notebook paper and pencil to laboriously scrawl what was NOT a novel but petered out on the back side and was never finished. I printed out on the top of it, "Mustard the Cat, by Troy Arrandale." My first working title!


I've always had my writing over the decades (I'm 63 at this time)-- except that sometimes I didn't. I've overcome many obstacles that got in its way. A parent that actively denigrated and punished me for writing. The trauma of my best friend's unsolved murder in 1987 which created a minor brain injury and sudden clinical depression and anxiety from the millions of tons of cortisol from suppressed grief and emotions over the years. Sudden onset of type 1 diabetes at age 29. Sudden aging and weight problems starting at 40. Poverty from the brain injury, a stranger stalker, relationship issues (with a different man than the stalker), and being trapped in that relationship due to my poverty. At one point during the worst of it, for a period of about ten years, even the passion for writing inside me vanished--I didn't even feel like ME anymore.


But I've overcome those, and even more, obstacles. My writing is back! There's always a way. Even if, in extreme cases like mine, it's just acceptance. And love from a like community of women writers. I haven't had that yet. I'd like to. A place where I can help get rid of obstacles to your writing and where we can all help each other. I'm here to share with you all the support, tactics, strategies, products and services that worked for me! And have fun with each other along the way!


Let's do this together! You're not alone :)


Love,

Troy


P.S. If you're a woman writer who writes anything edgy no matter what genre it's in and you want to learn about the many ways to overcome obstacles to your writing, or just desire the supportive community, click on the image of psych suspense author Patricia Highsmith at the bottom👇 to be directed to my private Facebook group "Women Psychological Suspense Writers-- For Writers looking to Write More." You can get lots of support, tactics, product & service ideas for helping all kinds of things that get in the way of our writing. The training I give is also exclusive to the group.👸🏻


You can also click the Pin to get to know me on Pinterest through my Pinterest ideas & offers. ♥️ Since I'm a compassionate referral marketer, when you click and buy anything here that I'm a total fan of, I may earn a small commission, though your price isn't affected at all.


Keep on writing! ⌨️ 🤪 You're dynamite! 🧨

My Story

About Me.

I was born to write. I started at age 6 by coming home from first grade one day, announcing to my grandma, "I'm going to be a novelist!" (I swear I remember using that word lol) and sitting down with a piece of notebook paper and pencil to laboriously scrawl what was NOT a novel but petered out on the back side and was never finished. I printed out on the top of it, "Mustard the Cat, by Troy Arrandale." My first working title!




I've always had my writing over the decades (I'm 63 at this time)-- except that sometimes I didn't. I've overcome many obstacles that got in its way. A parent that actively denigrated and punished me for writing. The trauma of my best friend's unsolved murder in 1987 which created a minor brain injury and sudden clinical depression and anxiety from the millions of tons of cortisol from suppressed grief and emotions over the years. Sudden onset of type 1 diabetes at age 29. Sudden aging and weight problems starting at 40. Poverty from the brain injury, a stranger stalker, relationship issues (with a different man than the stalker), and being trapped in that relationship due to my poverty. At one point during the worst of it, for a period of about ten years, even the passion for writing inside me vanished--I didn't even feel like ME anymore.




But I've overcome those, and even more, obstacles. My writing is back! There's always a way. Even if, in extreme cases like mine, it's just acceptance. And love from a like community of women writers. I haven't had that yet. I'd like to. A place where I can help get rid of obstacles to your writing and where we can all help each other. I'm here to share with you all the support, tactics, strategies, products and services that worked for me! And have fun with each other along the way!




Let's do this together! You're not alone :)




Love,


Troy


P.S. If you're a woman writer who writes anything edgy no matter what genre it's in and you want to learn about the many ways to overcome obstacles to your writing, or just desire the supportive community, click on the image of classic psych suspense author Patricia Highsmith at the bottom👇 to be directed to my private Facebook group "Women Psychological Suspense Writers-- For Writers looking to Write More." You can get lots of support, tactics, product & service ideas for helping all kinds of things that get in the way of our writing. The training I give is also exclusive to the group.👸🏻




You can also click the Pin below to get to know me on Pinterest through my Pinterest ideas & offers. ♥️ Since I'm a compassionate referral marketer, when you click and buy anything here that I'm a total fan of, I may earn a small commission, though your price isn't affected at all.



Keep on writing! ⌨️ 🤪 You're dynamite! 🧨

My Work

Check Out Some of My Latest Work.

  • Love Sonata 1784, An 18th Century Mystery-Suspense Novella. It's a $name-your-own-price ebook. Click the full moon to keep her husband from being executed in 1784 St. Augustine, Florida ♥️

  • "A Wrinkle in Time" Pin on Pinterest. Linked to her signed, first-edition offers on Abebooks. To get sucked into Madeleine's signed first-edition tesseract, click on it, you lovely witch lol (I love this book! I've re-read it many times in my life.)

  • "Medieval Knight/Dark Times" Pin on Pinterest. Linked to Amazon Kindle Unlimited offer. Click it to save your life. I love reading unlimited time travel and books from the medieval era! My fave is "A Mirror for Princes," by Tom DeHaan. I've re-read it many times! I love the psychological suspense within it. Go back into its realistic fantasy-time by clicking here.

  • My Private Facebook Group "Women Psychological Suspense Writers - A Group For Writers Looking to Write More." To overcome obstacles to your writing & get live trainings, click on Patricia's typewriter ↘️ See you in there! ♥️

My Work

Check Out Some of My Latest Work

"Love Sonata 1784, an 18th Century Mystery-Suspense Novella." It's a $name-your-own-price ebook. Click the full moon to keep her husband from being executed in 1784 St. Augustine, Florida ♥️

"A Wrinkle in Time" Pin on Pinterest. Linked to her signed, first-edition offers on Abebooks. To get sucked into Madeleine's signed, first-edition tesseract, you can click on it you lovely witch lol. (I love this book! I've re-read it many times in my life.)

  • "Medieval Knight/Dark Times" Pin on Pinterest. Linked to Amazon Kindle Unlimited offer. Click it to save your life. I love reading unlimited time travel and books from the medieval era! My fave is "A Mirror for Princes," by Tom DeHaan. I've re-read it many times! I love the psychological suspense within it. Go back into its realistic fantasy-time by clicking here.
  • My Private Facebook Group "Women Psychological Suspense Writers - A Group For Writers Looking to Write More." To overcome obstacles to your writing & get live trainings, click above on Patricia's typewriter ⬆️. I'll see you in there! ♥️

To Get in Touch

Contact Me.

Support@troygirl.com

+1 (321) 415 4700

10266 Curry Ford Road, Suite 107

PMB 1019

Orlando, FL 32825

Support@troygirl..com

+1 (321) 415 4700

10266 Curry Ford Road, Suite 107

PMB 1019

Orlando, FL 32825

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