Today, author Lindsey J. Palmer poses a foreboding question: how do we—and our characters—handle major life changes? How about those milestone birthdays? (You know the ones.)In Lindsey's newest novel, IF WE LIVED HERE, the main character, Emma, is on the cusp of turning thirty. How does Emma cope? You'll have to read the book to find out! I have to admit that what impressed me even more than the … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Author Lindsey J. Palmer Writes About Living In New York City And Major Life Milestones In Her New Novel
Here is a lovely reminder from author Susan Örnbratt that we should find inspiration in the everyday as well as in the extraordinary. And, that sometimes things happen just when they should. Even if it's ten years later. Please welcome Susan to Women's Fiction Writers! Amy xo How a Grandmother’s Secret Words Became a Granddaughter’s Treasure … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Author Susan Örnbratt Asks: “What is a lucky writer?”
Sometimes you just click with someone, and that's how it was for me and my friend, author Holly Robinson. I'm not sure even how or when we first connected, likely due to her first novel with NAL, The Wishing Hill, which was published around the same time as The Glass Wives. TODAY, Holly is launching her third novel with NAL, HAVEN LAKE (and has another coming out in the Fall, OMG). The best part … [Read more...] about Author Interview: Author Holly Robinson Talks About Emotion, Mystery, and Names—Oh My!
I often question my writing, judge my prose, belittle my word choices, and doubt my plot points. Some days I love what I’ve written. The “disbelieving me” is in awe of the time and effort it will take to get from first draft to final draft. The “believing me” might think, “Aww, this is so good it doesn’t need to be changed. No! To both. I must self-edit. I also must strike a balance where I am … [Read more...] about Self-Editing for Authors—Getting Rid of the Aww and the Awe