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
I was fortunate to read an early copy of The Promise of Forgiveness by Marin Thomas. It's full of heart, family, and the promise of second chances. It's her first work of women's fiction but not her first book. Not by a long shot! Marin has written (sit down now) over 35 romances. When she approached something new, she wanted a special setting. She wanted it to be different from what readers were … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Man Oh Man! How Author Marin Thomas Created A Setting For Her Novel
What do my readers want from me? In today's publishing climate, we're often afraid to give something new a try, afraid of losing our readers, our followers, our mojo even. Sometimes our publishers are afraid as well, using the word "brand" to help us shape our new books. Staying within genre makes sense, but it's not always possible. Especially when we have a story we want to tell that falls … [Read more...] about Guest Post: Do Readers Cross The Romance/Women’s Fiction Line? By Laura Drake