Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I'm looking forward to speaking to the North Texas Romance Writers http://www.ntrwa.com/ in a few weeks. (July 19th.) This cowboy is featured on their website. (Hmmm. I wonder if he's a member of the group? If so, I sure hope he comes to the meeting...) I'll be talking about Writing Mainstream Women's Fiction That Sells--which might be a bit of a misleading title, now that I think about it. I wish I could say that I have the secret that will guarantee a sale to every person in attendance, but I've come to the conclusion that even the best, most well-executed story is bought only if the planets align perfectly on the day the editor reads it, and the fairies decide to sprinkle gold dust. Still, over the course of writing 6 mainstream women's fiction novels in addition to the romance novels and novellas I've penned, I've managed to learn a few things that just might help those planets to align and encourage the fairies to start sprinkling! I have a fun couple of hours planned during which I'll share what I've learned with my North Texas friends. What I love most about talking to other writers is that I always come away learning something new, too --information or questions I can use to improve my own writing and also make the next presentation I give more complete and informative.
So...my question to you: If you were going to attend this presentation, what would you hope would be covered? What are your questions about writing mainstream women's fiction or about women's fiction in general? I appreciate any feedback, and I promise I'll address whatever you mention in a future blog.
If you live in the Dallas area and can make the meeting, I'd love to see/meet you! Check out the North Texas Romance Writers website for the time and location.
Happy reading and writing!