Oh, I crack myself up. I didn't go on vacation, but after three months of INSANE EDITING, I did hand in the final version of THE LAST BATHING BEAUTY to my editor. Can I get a high-five? I'm so pleased with this book and can't wait for it to greet the world next April. Right now we're in the cover and marketing stage and that's exciting, as I wait for copy edits. I miss my characters, and … [Read more...] about What I Did On My Summer Vacation
Can you believe it? WE HAVE A DAY! I started this blog in March 2011 because I couldn't find like-minded writers anywhere. I didn't see information on the interest that spoke to the kind of author I wanted to be, the kind of books I wanted to write. It didn't exist, so I created it! Now there is an international organization WFWA and an acknowledgment of the genre in mainstream publishing. … [Read more...] about Did you know? It’s Women’s Fiction Day!
EDITED TO ADD: APPARENTLY I AM NOT WRITING ABOUT PASSIVE VOICE, AS IS NOTED IN THE COMMENTS. THIS IS WHAT WORKS FOR ME WHEN WRITING MY NOVELS. IF THIS TYPE OF HELP DOESN'T HELP YOU, THAT'S COOL. I HAVEN'T TAKEN AN ENGLISH CLASS FOR MORE THAN 35 YEARS. CHILL. EDITED AGAIN: I CHANGED THE TITLE SO AS NOT TO MISLEAD ANYONE WHO IS A PURIST. IN MY OWN HEAD, TO WRITE MY OWN NOVELS I REFER TO WHAT IS … [Read more...] about Passive verbs suck.
Sometimes, I hear voices. Oh, c'mon, you probably do too. Sometimes my stories arrive in the form of a character who's got something to say, and then it's "easy" to determine POV. Point of View means not only who is telling your story, but through whose lens the story is revealed to the reader -- and that has many implications, doesn't it. Your reader can only see and know what the POV … [Read more...] about Choosing a POV for your novel