I'm a one POV writer. At least so far. I love multi-POV novels but it's not something I've tackled in my own book-writing journey. Today, author Claire Dyer shares with us some thoughts on writing a novel with multiple points of view. What are your thoughts? How do you do it? Do you stay far away from it? In the past, I've used short stories to experiment with POV and different literary devices … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Author Claire Dyer On Managing Multiple Points Of View In Your Novel
You've read the title of this guest post and I feel the universal cringe! If one of your fictional characters is inspired by someone in your real life, either a lot or a little, you're bound to wonder WHAT WILL THEY THINK? Or even better (worse?) WILL THEY RECOGNIZE THEMSELVES. I don't base characters on real people, but I do cherry pick bit of people I know, and people I see out in the wild and … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Author Eleni Gage’s Four Fabulous Tips For Writing About Someone You Know—And Surviving!
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
It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? It’s cold, wet, gets dark at 4:30, and most of us have no time or energy to write. Let me explain. We're entranced during this season. I don't even celebrate Christmas, and Hanukkah/Chanukah/Hanukah is technically classified as a festival, and while important, it does not, in any way, have the heft of, let's say, Passover or Yom Kippur, yet it gets … [Read more...] about How to Write When You Don’t Have Time (or have had too much egg nog—or Hanukkah gelt)