EDITED TO ADD: APPARENTLY I AM NOT WRITING ABOUT PASSIVE VOICE, AS IS NOTED IN THE COMMENTS. THIS IS WHAT WORKS FOR ME WHEN WRITING MY NOVELS. IF THIS TYPE OF HELP DOESN'T HELP YOU, THAT'S COOL. I HAVEN'T TAKEN AN ENGLISH CLASS FOR MORE THAN 35 YEARS. CHILL. EDITED AGAIN: I CHANGED THE TITLE SO AS NOT TO MISLEAD ANYONE WHO IS A PURIST. IN MY OWN HEAD, TO WRITE MY OWN NOVELS I REFER TO WHAT IS … [Read more...] about Passive verbs suck.
Sometimes, I hear voices. Oh, c'mon, you probably do too. Sometimes my stories arrive in the form of a character who's got something to say, and then it's "easy" to determine POV. Point of View means not only who is telling your story, but through whose lens the story is revealed to the reader -- and that has many implications, doesn't it. Your reader can only see and know what the POV … [Read more...] about Choosing a POV for your novel
NanoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) ended on November 30th. This was the first year I tagged along to see what the fuss was about. I participated on my own terms, with a small "unofficial" group on Facebook that disbanded as soon as the clock tolled December. I promised myself, and my friends, I'd write 1,000 words per day. This would not allow me to achieve WINNER status in the official … [Read more...] about What happens after NanoWriMo?
Timing is everything, right? So when I received an email from author Liz Crowe about writing a guest post for WFW about writing women's fiction after (and while) she was writing romance novels I thought it was a great topic. Drawing the faint or dark line between romance and WF is something many authors think about. Many books overlap that line as well. I asked Liz to share her unique experience … [Read more...] about Guest Post: How To Write Women’s Fiction After Writing Romance Novels by Author Liz Crowe