I know, I know. How many times will I say I met an author on Backspace? I think it's kinda like the wise owl in the old Tootsie Pop commercials. The world will never know! That being said, I love meeting all authors but debut authors are a special breed. We get to witness the transformation from aspiring to published and hopefully share in their joy. It's easy to share in Camille Noe Pagán's … [Read more...] about Author Camille Noe Pagán says to stop counting words — and just write them!
On Sunday I read THE PEACH KEEPER by Sarah Addison Allen. Ok, I lied. I read thirteen pages Saturday night. On Sunday by noon I'd read the remaining 261 pages. And do you know what I decided when I'd finished the book? First, I'm going to read all Sarah Addison Allen's books. Second, I'm going to write a novel with more than one POV. (Sorry, Izzy, you're toast. This another book and the main … [Read more...] about A Point of View on Points of View in Women's Fiction
Here's the thing: I spend a lot of time online. I found author Wendy Wax online, although I can't tell you how or what I looking for at the time. But I can tell you that I thought -- who is this author and where has she been all my life? My first Wendy Wax read was Single in Suburbia. I read it because I am. I am single and I am in suburbia (often referred to as Mayberry). The book was both … [Read more...] about Guest Post by Author Wendy Wax: "Women's Fiction is Packed with Facts"
Sunday night I watched The Glee Project with my daughter. In the show, talented twenty-somethings compete for seven guest spots on GLEE. In each episode a regular cast member gives the contestants advice and a challenge. In this episode, the cast member, Max Adler, who plays Kurofsky, told the hopefuls they needed three things to make it in this (show) business. Passion. Persistence. … [Read more...] about The Three P's of Writing Women's Fiction