This week, starting Wednesday night and ending Friday night, is the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. Yes, the new year. Yes, it's September. The religious Jewish calendar is a lunar calendar and sometimes there's even an extra whole month. But, we're not here to talk it being the year 5772, we're here to talk about writing women's fiction. (We're taking the long route today, but we will get … [Read more...] about Writing What I Don't Know Adds Flavor to My Women's Fiction
You know how when you get a new car or new purse or new anything -- you then see it everywhere you go? That's what happened to me with author Stacey Ballis. Sort of. I was reading another author blog Stacey's book was mentioned. So I clicked over. Then my friend and CP, the blogfamous Pamela Toler told me she read Stacey Ballis's book and loved it. Then I saw Stacey Ballis mentioned online … [Read more...] about Women's Fiction Author Stacey Ballis Says "Don't Jump on the Bandwagon; Do Write the Book of Your Heart"
*Pantser -- someone who writes by the seat of his her pants, without an outline or any freaking plan at all. My name is Amy and I'm a pantser. Ok, I'll be more specific. My name is Amy and I'm a pantser with a couple of problems. First, I must fix what I write before I move on, at least in the first thirty to fifty pages. At least with this new first draft which I think is different from the … [Read more...] about Confessions of a (Somewhat) Rehabilitated Pantser *
I started reading Allison Winn Scotch's blog when her first book -- The Department of Lost and Found -- was released the first time! Hers was one of the first books I read where I felt I "knew" the author -- the first time it gave me a glimpse into what it was like to be in a community of writers, even if that community was online. I've watched Allison with admiration because while her career … [Read more...] about Allison Winn Scotch's Best Advice for Writers: Read, Rewrite and Revel in Feedback