We're only half way through 2012 and I keep meeting other author publishing in 2013! Today's Women's Fiction Writers author is Brenda Janowitz, who's my St. Martin's publishing cousin. Brenda's third novel comes out next year and it was fun to talk to her about the changes in publishing, her life, and her writing. (I'm always in awe of multi-published authors...because of course, I want to be … [Read more...] about Women's Fiction Author Brenda Janowitz Says: Use Editing As Your Path To An Elegant Story
I'm so excited (ok, I know I say that all the time, what can I say, this is an exciting gig!) to have Nichole Bernier on the blog today. Not only was her debut novel The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D. one of the most anticipated of the summer, but she's the founder of the amazing website, Beyond The Margins, so most of us already feel like we know her. I think Nichole has some really special … [Read more...] about Debut Author Nichole Bernier Dares Us To Write Nuanced, Unlikeable Characters Who Capture Readers' Imagination And Attention
Look to the Books By Karen Wojcik Berner Sentences not flowing the way you’d like? Consult your bookshelf. Problems with your plot? Ask “What would Shakespeare do?” Dickens. Woolf. Austen. Thackeray. Joyce. Shakespeare. Ibsen. Wilde. Homer. Poe. Shelley. Keats. Milton. Having inspired readers for hundreds of years, the classics often reveal universal truths of human nature, truths that do … [Read more...] about Writers: Get Inspired And Motivated By The Classics
I don't know about you, but I'm a big Jane Austen fan -- and also a fan of Austen-inpired novels like The Jane Austen Marriage Manual. I'm so happy to welcome the book's debut author, Kim Izzo, to Women's Fiction Writers today. Below, Kim reminds us what's most important when we're writing -- as well as offers tips for achieving the ever-elusive balance. Please give Kim a big WFW welcome! Amy … [Read more...] about Author Kim Izzo's Best Advice To Writers: Finish Your Book!