For the first time in over a year, today's author interview did not work out as planned. [Collective Gasp!] A jumble of small miscommunications, perhaps. Or maybe one big snafu. Anyway, I was knocked off kilter by the whole thing. I was disappointed more by the fact that the schedule was interrupted (I am a crazy creature of habit) and that the continuity and consistency of Women's Fiction … [Read more...] about In Writing And In Life, You Have To Be Able To Bend
We've talked a lot about reading widely, which is probably the most prevalent advice given by the published authors who've graced this blog. I think one thing that makes it easier to go outside outside our (eh hem, my) comfort zone when reading is the fact that most of us are part of one or more writing communities. When you know the author of a book that might not be your usual thang, you have … [Read more...] about How Reading A Historical Thriller About A Nun Helped Me Write Women's Fiction About A Jewish Family
In this special guest post, author Kristina McMorris reminds us be willing to change our perspective. That things -- and people -- might be different than we expect. Kristina's insight encourages us to pay close attention as we take swings at writing and at life -- because we just never now where that next story, lesson, or blog post might be hiding. Please welcome Kristina McMorris to … [Read more...] about How Perspective Impacts Fiction Writing. And Golf. A Guest Post By Historical Women's Fiction Author Kristina McMorris
I've received a number of emails lately -- from acquaintances, potential editing clients and strangers. And these sincere aspiring authors have one thing in common. They haven't started writing their books. So that's my first piece of advice. Write. Write with abandon. Write with acceptance. Write with forgiveness. Write with the knowledge that you are going to rewrite several if not many … [Read more...] about How Do You Start Writing A Novel?