Happy New Year! We're kicking off 2016 with post by multi-published author Sharon Maass, about her publishing journey. Publishing nowadays looks different to everyone. It's different for everyone. Even authors on the same path encounter different rough patches, different times of great ease (wait, I'm not sure those exist). Today, Sharon will share with us her own story. And hip-hip-hooray --- … [Read more...] about Guest Post: How Author Sharon Maas Navigated The Pathways Of Publishing
Today I'm pleased that the insightful and generous Sharon Maas is back with us on Women's Fiction Writers. Sharon struggled to find a home for her novel that features Guyanese women, a story not set in the US. But she held fast to her belief that "Diversity in publishing seems to be hot at this time, and publishers are waking up to the fact that brown people read too, and white people don’t mind … [Read more...] about Author Interview: Multi-Published Author Sharon Maas Tackles Diversity In Publishing And Writes A Story About A Family Of Women, Healing, and Love
Today on WFW author Sharon Maas is back (YAY!) to share with us a lesson she learned while traveling in India. Her words, photos, and video have transporting and transformative powers. (Don't say I never took you anywhere, k?) Amy xo Not Carved in Stone: Excavating for a Story By Sharon Maas Last February I spent three wonderful weeks in South India. The best part of my morning routine was a … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Is Your Story Carved In Stone? By Author Sharon Maas
As writers we're often asked how we do what we do. Do we: free write, outline, summarize, dictate, timeline, chart—or do we pants. Pants? Yes. Pants. Do we write by the seat of our pants? Do we write without a roadmap? Everyone treads her (or his) own writing waters differently, and it's always interesting and fun to find out how other writers do what they do. I do a little of each. I write … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Author Sharon Maas Flies (And Writes) By The Seat Of Her Pants. And It Works.