In March 2011, I posted this as the very first WFW blog post. I had no one reading these posts but ME. But the universe answered my call. You answered.
WOMEN’S FICTION DEFINED (and yes, we’re still doing this today, aren’t we?)
With that post, Women’s Fiction Writers was born.
It had been a long time coming. I just couldn’t find what I wanted online. I had been a blogger since 2006, writing personal and writing-related posts, but I was looking for a place where I could connect with other writers who weren’t writing romance or thrillers or mysteries. I wanted a place where the advice was geared to me, where the books were like the ones I wanted to write, where the authors didn’t balk when I said there was no hero.
My wise author friend Karen Dionne said, “If you can’t find what you’re looking for, you’re going to have to create it.”
And six months later, I did.
Since then I’ve interviewed authors almost 2oo times, featured hundreds of books, and offered a few snippets of advice. In there I’ve sprinkled my personal journey and the publication journey of The Glass Wives and The Good Neighbor.
In 2015 WFW earned a “best website for writers” award from Writer’s Digest.
So, to celebrate, as you can see, we have new digs here! Isn’t it pretty? Isn’t it easy to read? My progressive lenses and I like it very much.
Nothing else will really change! I’m going to be featuring more writing posts, accepting more guest posts, and also, in the left sidebar (<—) I’ll feature some folks or products or services of interest to writers. On the right sidebar (—>) you can still sign up to get WFW by email, or search for posts, or see what else is new with me.
And today, because what’s a blogiversary without a party?–I’m giving away SIX novels by women’s fiction authors you already love or will love! The Rafflecopter entry is below. Some of the authors are also including a bit of swag with their book, but that’s up to them so you can consider it a surprise bonus! If you already have any of these books, you can give them as gifts!
ONE winner in the USA will receive:
The Glass Wives and The Good Neighbor by Amy Sue Nathan (Yes, that’s me! You’ll receive both of my books! It’ll be like we’re besties!)
Some Women by Emily Liebert (Out in April from this bestselling author!!)
What I Remember Most by Cathy Lamb (I have read all of Cathy Lamb’s 10 books. She’s the only author I can say that about. What are YOU waiting for?)
The House on Primrose Pond by Yona Zeldis McDonough (A heartwarming story with a dual timeline — don’t you just love those?)
The Two-Family House by Lynda Cohen-Loigman (I read an early copy of this stunning debut and I still think about it!)
Also from me: a first-ten-pages critique of a women’s fiction manuscript (if the winner writes another genre, we’ll talk and see if I’m a good fit). If you win the books and you’re not a writer, let me know and I’ll choose another entry for that prize.
If you didn’t know, I freelance edit many genres, but women’s fiction remains my favorite. I’ll provide the kind of feedback I have given agents on manuscript when I read from their slush pile — what’s working, what could be working better, suggestions for making changes, and an overall assessment of the hook, characters, dialogue, and writing. I currently edit for Writer’s Digest as well as private clients.
Now celebrate! Enter below! Have a cookie! Pour wine! Eat chocolate! Send some of it to me!
But most of all, keep coming back!