I started reading Allison Winn Scotch's blog when her first book -- The Department of Lost and Found -- was released the first time! Hers was one of the first books I read where I felt I "knew" the author -- the first time it gave me a glimpse into what it was like to be in a community of writers, even if that community was online. I've watched Allison with admiration because while her career … [Read more...] about Allison Winn Scotch's Best Advice for Writers: Read, Rewrite and Revel in Feedback
Sarah McCoy is one of those authors you meet (online) and then feel like you always known her. She's generous above-and-beyond the writerly call of duty -- although I must admit I've met only a few authors since starting this blog who aren't generous in one way or another. Sarah's advice about taking what she knows and allowing it to "walk its own path" really struck a chord with me, as did … [Read more...] about Author Sarah McCoy Says "Write The Story That Keeps You Up At Night"
Last week I had a long drive ahead of me so I went to my local library and scoured the shelves for audiobooks. I'm a huge fan of the medium and I've listened to all of David Sedaris's books and all of Jennifer Lancaster's books (except the last one, of which I read my SIGNED copy, thankyouverymuch) and Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and The Second Journey by Joan Anderson (which is the … [Read more...] about What Do You Want Readers To Say About Your Women's Fiction? Plus, a Great Listen Deserves A Great Review!
Hangs head in shame. Shuffles feet. Smiles and bats eyes. As you know, on August 18th, author Amy Hatvany's guest post was featured on Women's Fiction Writers. Well, what I'd forgotten was that not only did Amy write a guest post but she ALSO allowed me to interview her! So consider this the second half of a double-feature and welcome back the talented (and very forgiving) Amy … [Read more...] about Encore! Encore! Women's Fiction Author Amy Hatvany talks about Finding The Hook, Validating the Female Perspective and Believing in Your Work