Tag: women writers

A Heroine’s Journey: Writing Through the Dark Tangle

A Heroine’s Journey: Writing Through the Dark Tangle

One thing that all writers can agree on is that we are fascinated with the surface of things, or rather, with picking away the veneer from the surface of things. That invisible gauze between thought and process, where all the what ifs wait for us to discover them. To decode. To create story, the stuff […]

October 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Rueful Crime Writing & Crime-lettes

Rueful Crime Writing & Crime-lettes

  It’s the motives rather than the gruesome, violent and bloody details which interest me about crime. In fiction, often my narrator’s tone is rueful rather than brutal when things don’t go as planned.  Especially if the narrator intends removing a seriously unpleasant character. And maybe is the avenger as well as the sleuth. Getting […]

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Why Writers Feel Guilty and How to Overcome It

Why Writers Feel Guilty and How to Overcome It

Why should we feel guilty for taking time to write? After all, it’s a passion for many of us, and for some, a way to make a living. We don’t feel like things are “right” in our worlds if we’re not writing, so why on Earth would we ever feel guilty for doing something that’s […]

October 26, 2017 | By | Reply More
Your First Book Is Being Launched! You Better Do This!

Your First Book Is Being Launched! You Better Do This!

After a long, tortuous, 520 days on submission, my debut novel, What The Valley Knows, will be published by Black Rose Writing in early 2018. It feels like I’ve won the lottery. This is it—my chance to break through, to turn my dreams into a reality—to be a working author. Please don’t let me mess […]

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Writing After 70

Writing After 70

One of the first questions I usually get at book signings or in front of groups is how I managed to write, publish and sell four novels in the five years after I turned seventy. The honest answer is I didn’t. I had drafts of Ratham Creek, Maternal Harbor, and Harbored Secrets on a shelf […]

October 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
The Adventures of a Closet Writer

The Adventures of a Closet Writer

Whenever I mentioned that writing was my hobby, it was usually met with a raised eyebrow. As if somehow I was a little bit odd. That was fine, I’d never had time to take it seriously. I was a mother of three who worked part-time. How was I supposed to find time to write? Any […]

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Own Your Truth

Own Your Truth

Hello, my name is Amy Impellizzeri, and I am addicted to … My newest novel, THE TRUTH ABOUT THEA, centers around a woman who ends up in rehab for social media addiction, and I confess that the idea for this novel came to me in jagged pieces over the last few years in which I […]

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Nomadic Lifestyle And Writing

Nomadic Lifestyle And Writing

I’ve got the boxes broken down and stored in my garage. There’s a stack of plastic storage bins next to them. I ought to give them away. I’m determined not to need them again and the thought of dragging them out gives me hives, but I can’t quite let them go. I spent seven moves […]

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The Unexpected Pleasures Of Writing A Book

The Unexpected Pleasures Of Writing A Book

I am in the middle of my third novel. And frankly, I can’t think of the first pleasure of writing, let alone any unexpected ones. Because right now, I just want to run naked out into my field, amongst the cows, coyotes and raccoons, screaming “these characters are making me crazy! Aaaggghhhhh!!!” But alas, the […]

October 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Sex In Women’s Fiction, Part 3: Advice From The Experts

Sex In Women’s Fiction, Part 3: Advice From The Experts

Part 3 of our Sex In Women’s Fiction Series, Read part 2 HERE It’s surprisingly easy to write bad sex. In fact, cringeworthy sex scenes are so ubiquitous that the UK magazine, Literary Review, hands out an annual award to distinguish the somewhat awful from the truly terrible. According to their website, the purpose of […]

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