Some people work out in a gym. Some people work out at home. Some folks want to power walk with headphones. Some want to sweat to the oldies. Some want the support of a workout buddy or personal trainer. Some want fancy machines and some just want a mat in front of the TV and Jane Fonda leg warmers and a headband (who me?). If you do either of them right, one method isn't better than the other … [Read more...] about Why I Want My Women's Fiction Published By A Traditional Publisher
I'm verklempt. Does Jennifer Weiner even need an introduction? Ok, I'll stop gushing so you can start reading. Jennifer Weiner is a multi-published women's fiction author. She's here at WFW because at the core of most published authors is the memory of wanting to be published. In this interview, Jen offers us her trademark witty insight on writing, publishing, social media and more. Many … [Read more...] about A Visit From Author Jennifer Weiner (need I say more?)
From settings to relationships to emotions, women's fiction taps my heart and imagination because it takes what I know and puts it through a strainer so I'm left with just the juicy bits. Because real life has boring parts and boring parts don't belong in novels. When I read or write something that makes me pause, I hit my "believe" button. For me, this happens a lot with male characters in … [Read more...] about Is Truth Really Stranger Than Women's Fiction?
I'm honored to introduce Keith Cronin, author of the novel ME AGAIN (September 2011, Five Star/Gale) to Women's Fiction Writers. ME AGAIN is women's fiction written by a man and written from a male POV -- just like many of us have mentioned, questioned and pondered right here on WFW. So, how does a guy end up writing women's fiction? What's it like to be the only fella in the room? How does … [Read more...] about When A Man Writes Women's Fiction