I don't know about you, but I find posts and articles about the obstacles people face and how they overcame them inspirational. Especially if it's something I can relate to. Now while this is post has to do with my writing and the direction I've decided to take it, this post can be related to any aspect of life.
Even though this is geared toward writers, I love Ruth’s take on making every heroine in her books different and why she does it. It’s a great article for writers and readers both. Enjoy!
This post is a semi-rant. From time to time, it irks me that people think there is a one-size-fits-all heroine. (Actually, there is no one-size-fits-all hero or villain or secondary character or kid, either, but I’m going to speak specifically about heroines.)
How Women Are Different
Just like fingerprints, no two women are exactly alike.
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This entire post is based off a comment I recently received after someone read one of my books with a heroine who wasn’t in major pain after her first time of having sex. I don’t know why we have to assume every single woman on this planet will have a horrific first time. I didn’t. In fact, my first time didn’t hurt at all. But then, my husband and I took our time and I was able to get ready for him. I had no tearing, no bleeding…
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I don't think every writer needs a blog. I don't think fiction writers need a blog. I don't think most readers give a rats a$$ about writer's blog. I think telling writers that they need and don't need a blog is plain stupidity. 😀 You are welcome to disagree with me. I won't stop you. … Continue reading Author Blogs: Do I really need one?
Not sure why, but there seems to be this idea that readers want a certain type of book. That if a writer pulls away from the pack to write the story they have passion for, that it will be hated and not sell. I'm going to throw down the bullshite flag on this. It's a … Continue reading What Your Readers Want….Are You Sure?
Yes, I just yelled 'better' at you. And yes, I know some of you subscribe to the "It's an organized mess!" group. I know I spent the better part of 16 years thinking the same while the stacks of paper grew around me. However, the 'organized mess' really should be an 'unorganized mess.' Don't believe … Continue reading Organization for a BETTER Writing Life
I love discussing writer related business with other authors and in my second business of cover design I get the chance often to talk about publishing and marketing. I was recently asked my opinion on audience targeting and how to do it. Ummmm...My advice was don't until after the book is written. While you are … Continue reading 4 Great Ways to Target Your Readers Without Being Creepy
I was reading on a forum today where an author asked how he could get the joy of writing back. He was worn out and bored with everything he started. The thought of writing another word was akin to pulling his own teeth with a pair of pliers. As I read through the comments it … Continue reading Writing for yourself First