From settings to relationships to emotions, women's fiction taps my heart and imagination because it takes what I know and puts it through a strainer so I'm left with just the juicy bits. Because real life has boring parts and boring parts don't belong in novels. When I read or write something that makes me pause, I hit my "believe" button. For me, this happens a lot with male characters in … [Read more...] about Is Truth Really Stranger Than Women's Fiction?
Amy Sue Nathan
I've embarked on another round of revisions on my novel and you know what makes me nervous? Keeps the word doc closed? Lends to procrastination? Makes me write blog posts instead of clicking track changes? Sometimes I forget I like -- no, love -- my book! I forget my affection for the characters, the setting, the twists and turns, the thimble full of romance, the private jokes in plain sight -- … [Read more...] about Remembering To Love Your Own Story