I have stumbled upon several Amys in my online author forays...and even at no-way-am-I-putting-my-age-on-the-first-line-of-a-blog-post, I get a charge and a chuckle out of it every. single. time. So after Amy (tee hee) and I bantered about being Amys (ha ha), I got down to the business of knowing her. Lucky me. Amy Hatvany is another new-to-me author but I suspect she isn't new to many of you. … [Read more...] about Women's Fiction Author Amy Hatvany Answers the Age-Old Question: "What Kind Of Writer Are You?"
I was reading and scribbling away in Donald Maass's Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook as I wrestled with a shiny women's fiction new idea. Although some of the exercises require you to reference what for me is a non-existent manuscript, some of the beginning exercises are akin to brainstorming. Perfect. As you can tell, I'm not usually a fan of writing books... But, this workbook is working … [Read more...] about When Writing Women's Fiction, Make Sure Realistic ≠ Boring
I have a WFW confession. Melissa Senate is a new-to-me author. You know, the one you find out about, read and then see she has been an author for ages. When that happens I feel lucky and annoyed at the same time. Lucky that I have another author to read, admire, interview and get to know – and annoyed that my reading journey did not lead me to her earlier. Live, learn and eat chocolate, as they … [Read more...] about Author Melissa Senate Starts With a Blueprint And Ends With Great Women's Fiction
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?