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by Fae Rowen This post isn’t just for romance writers. As a genre fiction writer you know that to be drawn into your story, your readers have to care about your characters. This is true of all genres-women’s fiction, historical, mystery, … Continue reading
by Orly Konig-Lopez Last month Sharla Rae wrote about switching genres. She’s a historical romance writer and has decided to take the leap into a futuristic. The common thread between the two genres that gave her the courage to try: … Continue reading
By Orly Konig-Lopez Querying authors know the feeling: Your email pings with an incoming message. It’s from one of the agents who requested your manuscript. Your heart beats in your ears, you close one eye, tilt your head to a … Continue reading
Happy Turkey Day Eve! No time to talk turkey today – I know most of you need to get back to the last lap of NaNoWriMo. I am just going to jump right in with one of my favorite quotes … Continue reading
By Kimberly Brock I think writers of any ilk can benefit from a healthy appreciation of setting, but regional – particularly southern writers – are haunted by our connection to, love of, loss of, and clawing crawling, desperate journey back … Continue reading
by Shannon Donnelly “In many cases when a reader puts a story aside because it ‘got boring,’ the boredom arose because the writer grew enchanted with his powers of description and lost sight of his priority, which is to keep … Continue reading
by Fae Rowen On the plane home from Atlanta in July, I re-read my notes and handouts, highlighting tips that resonated with me as I prepared for a major edit on my WIP. When I participated in the UC Irvine … Continue reading
Today Tiffany Lawson Inman is continuing the discussion of the emotional barrier in fiction. If you missed Part One on Wednesday, click here. We’re lucky not only to have Tiffany share her knowledge with us, but she’s giving away a … Continue reading
We are fortunate to get a double-dose of Tiffany Lawson Inman this week with her insights on the emotional barrier in fiction. Look for Part Two on Friday. Oh, and read on. Tiffany’s offering a “seat” for one lucky commenter … Continue reading