How Volunteering Improved My Writing

  We are thrilled to welcome today's guest and current president of the Women's Fiction Writers Association Christine Adler. When I first started publishing articles and essays, I emulated what I’d read. National newspapers and magazines were my guides for pacing and tone. My editors loved the articles and my readers responded well to the … Continue reading How Volunteering Improved My Writing

Writers are Readers: Best Lessons from Women’s Fiction

For just over a month, several contributors here at TTOF have been discussing the importance of writers being readers too. Elaine (MG), Erin (MG Fantasy), Rosalyn (YA) and Helen (NA) each talked about the importance of reading, so I'm not going to reiterate what they have said.Instead, I will advise that reading is fundamental to … Continue reading Writers are Readers: Best Lessons from Women’s Fiction

Guest Post: 19 Things My Friends and Family Said About My Book

We are thrilled to have Bethany Chase, author of THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY available in MARCH 31, with 19 things her friends and family said about her book.1. My editor friend, circa 2010, after reading my very first draft: “You need to understand it is a compliment when I tell you I did not expect … Continue reading Guest Post: 19 Things My Friends and Family Said About My Book