Welcome! Like yourself, I’m also a writer and started here on Fiverr about 10 months ago. There’s a lot of us here, so the process of landing a few sales and building a reputation can be slow-go and sometimes frustrating. However, if you stick it out, it can also be rewarding. It just takes infinite amounts of hustle and patience. I wrote a few posts here in the forum that detailed my first few months (here’s a link to one of them :http://forum.fiverr.com/discussion/my-first-6-months-on-fiverr/).
The forums are a great place to look for ideas, and the Fiverr Academy can serve as a tremendous resource as well. If you’d like, you’re always welcome to message me, and I’d be more than happy to share any tips or ideas that have worked for me, and you may have some wonderful ideas I can glean as well!
P.S. My fiancee is from South Florida as well, so I have a soft spot for you guys!