1. 5

    I'm a SavvyChatter

    30 messages posted. You must like it here!
  2. 5

    Be Savvy about Business

    Research business of writing (decide if want to pursue traditional publisher or self publishing, check out some great workshops)
  3. 5

    Commit to writing that story

    Now here is where the rubber hits the road. Commit in a public manner that you will WRITE THAT STORY.
  4. 5

    Find a way to get it done!

    Create a way to write it...make an office or "your" place to write, get a computer or a cool notebook, decide on what program you'd like to write it in (Word, Scrivener, etc.) Take a picture and share it with us!
  5. 5

    Complete your First Draft

    BICHOK, baby! Get er done! We give this trophy to new authors upon the completion of their first draft of a novel (50,000 words or more).
  6. 5

    take a fundamentals class

    Take some fundamentals classes while you draft that first draft. You get 5 points per class! Take beginners classes in key areas (GMC, Plot, Point of View, Show versus Tell, Dialogue, Grammar review, etc.)
  7. 5

    Know your Genre

    Research the 'genre' that you'd like to gear your book towards example, Historical, has some "rules" to be followed
  8. 5

    edit your draft

    Edit your draft with all your new knowledge
  9. 5

    Learn how to submit your story

    Research publishers or agents that you acquire your genre of story, take classes about pitching, blurbs and synopses
  10. 5

    Submit your story to a publisher or agent

    Go ahead, you can do it!
  11. 5

    Sell your story!

    Get a contract of sale or sign with an agent
  12. 5

    Savvy Marketeer

    Research and take some social media workshops
  13. 5

    Social Media Maven

    Publish a website or blog, create a Facebook, Twitter, Google+ etc account
  14. 5

    Get Polished

    Edit your book with your publisher or agent
  15. 5

    I've got a Book Cover

    Post the beautiful cover for your book!
  16. 5

    I've got a Release Date!

    Post the expected release date
  17. 5

    Hone your craft skills

    Keep your writing skills up to date with intermediate and refresher-level classes
  18. 5

    Host a Release party

    Host a release party for your book on any social media site. Enlist your fellows Savvy Authors to help and promote promote promote!
  19. 5

    Participate in a Release party

    Help your fellow SavvyAuthors to promote their new book!
  20. 5

    I'm a SavvyAuthor Instructor

    Teach a class for SavvyAuthors and help your friends to improve their craft
  21. 5

    YAY! I posted!

    post your first post at SavvyAuthors!
  22. 5

    I'm a SavvyAuthors Moderator!

    One of the great SavvyAuthors Mods. People who have made a commitment to give back to this writing community. We LOVE you!
  23. 5

    Join a Crit group

    You've joined one of the SavvyAuthors' Crit teams! YAY!
  24. 5

    Choose your way

    Way to go! You've created a way for you to write (make an office, get a computer, commit to writing..etc)
  25. 5

    Complete 2017 Summer Bootcamp

    Did you sign up and make it to the end? If so you get this trophy!
  26. 5

    Complete 2017 Summer Edit Camp

    Did you finish two weeks of fun editing? Do you have a plan to edit your book. YAY! You Win!
  27. 10

    I have lots to say!

    You've posted 100 messages. I hope this took you more than a day!
  28. 10

    I'm liked a lot. :)

    Your messages have been liked 25 times.
  29. 10

    A proud SavvySig member.

    Join a Savvy Special Interest Group and have more fun!
  30. 10

    New Blogger

    Congratulations on your NEW BLOG! Woo Hoo!
  31. 10

    Happy Birthday!

    Have a great day!
  32. 10

    Become a Savvy Certified Critter

    Particpate and pass the SavvyAuthors Critter Class!
  33. 10

    I'm Published!

    You've got a book that is for sale! Add it to Our Authors Books and earn this trophy!
  34. 10

    Start a Newsletter

    One of the best ways for authors to stay connected with their readers is with a newsletter! Try it!
  35. 15

    I'm Seriously Likeable!

    Content you have posted has attracted 100 likes.
  36. 20

    Dedicated to Savvy!

    1,000 messages? Impressive!
  37. 20

    Everyone LOVES you!

    Your content has been liked 250 times.
  38. 50

    Steady Blogger

    Congratulations! You've updated your blog with new posts at least once a week for 6 months