I often question my writing, judge my prose, belittle my word choices, and doubt my plot points. Some days I love what I’ve written. The “disbelieving me” is in awe of the time and effort it will take to get from first draft to final draft. The “believing me” might think, “Aww, this is so good it doesn’t need to be changed. No! To both. I must self-edit. I also must strike a balance where I am … [Read more...] about Self-Editing for Authors—Getting Rid of the Aww and the Awe
Happy New Year fellow women's fiction writers and readers. New year, new author. Apropos, right? I'm thrilled to introduce you to Sonja Yoerg, who's debut novel, HOUSE BROKEN, is a riveting family saga strewn with secrets. It's deftly told from three points of view, and that's no easy task! I was impressed by the distinctness of the three voices from three generations. I loved that HOUSE BROKEN … [Read more...] about Author Interiew: Debut Author Sonja Yoerg Rises From The Slush Pile After Querying 100+ Agents
You won't be surprised to learn that I met Priscille Sibley on Backspace. You might be surprised to learn I read her novel when it had a different title and before Priscille had her current agent! How exciting it was for me to read it again in its final form. Another exciting thing is to introduce to you THE PROMISE OF STARDUST, which has a male protagonist (OH NO) but is clearly being marketed … [Read more...] about Author Priscille Sibley Says To Write Your Heart Out
Dear Friends, After three days of watching CNN, I decided it was time to shut off the TV and move forward with things that are normal, while not forgetting about the things that aren't. It would have been easy to abandon the blog for a week, but then, when is the right time to keep going? The right time is now. I don't stand on any soap boxes because that's not what I'm here for, nor what I'm … [Read more...] about Guest Post by Author Nancy DiMauro: What Is Women's Fiction? I Know It When I See It!