You know what they say about real estate -- location, location, location! So, what about women's fiction? How important is the setting? Some books are centered around the town or city or even the house where the character live, work and interact. Some are not. In some books, the setting is its own character and has its own voice, in a way. If the story could not take place anywhere else, I … [Read more...] about Where in the world is YOUR women's fiction?
When I heard Ellen Sussman on SheWrites Radio with Meg Waite Clayton and Carleen Brice, talking about the "feminine tosh" debacle and her novel, French Lessons, I knew she was "perfect" for Women's Fiction Writers. I think you'll agree! Interview with author Ellen Sussman ASN: How did you come up with the premise for French Lessons, your latest novel? ES: I was asked to teach at the Paris … [Read more...] about Interview with French Lessons author, Ellen Sussman
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