by Kathryn Craft When the moderator of a recent women’s fiction panel asked me if I expected to be friends with the protagonists in the women’s fiction I read, I had the oddest reaction: my mind went blank. Madly scanning my mental spreadsheet of great fiction in an effort to be truthful, in… Read More Are Likable Characters Important in Women’s Fiction?
by Kelsie Engen All too often, I find myself lost in my writing. No, I don’t mean I find it to be an escape from real life, although it is that, too. No, I mean that I find myself lost in the plot or lost in the characters or lost in the details,… Read More How to Find Your Novel’s Path
by Ryan Lanz If you’ve ever heard the phrase “less is more,” then this is the topic to dive into.
by Ryan Lanz It’s been said that the difference between a good novel and a great novel is only 1%. When I first read that, it used to drive me nuts. What is that 1%?
The Writer’s Toolbox section for self-publishing was a little bare, so I added three more tools to it. You can find the page here. Even if you don’t currently self-publish, it’s good to be aware of what tools are available.
I just added two new additions (although two different pages on the same website) that I think you all will like. Check out the Writer’s Toobox for what’s new! You can find both at the bottom of the “General Writing” section.
An author can’t get away from criticism, no matter the level of talent. How do you cope with it? And is there a way for it to be beneficial to you?