"Hi Jimmetta - I liked your recent post. I have also been where you are, with so many different ideas that nothing really got done. I found that once I buckled down and concentrated on one story, it was much easier. Just note down the thoughts that…"
"I can relate to the angst you went through, especially with regard to how people close to you would react to seeing themselves (or parts of themselves) in your characters. Books are like mirrors...people will see what they want, won't they?…"
"That was a great article Valerie...thanks for sharing. And Lynne, I really love the idea of having another author do a reading with you. I never thought about that - the idea of signings and readings is not one I like to think about at all. But it…"
"Hi Kathleen, and welcome to the group! In answer to your question, I wrote my first book - a love story about my husband and I reconnecting after a 24-year separation- because it was a great story, and everyone we knew encouraged me to write it. I…"
"Love this! Thanks for sharing. As someone who "writes," I get a little annoyed with the general obsession with 'why people write' and 'how to become successful' and 'how many books have you sold!' I just want…"
"Pre-jet lag. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
Nitschmann, Wendi https://twitter.com/Beduwen
PS I am having a heck of a time posting this as I have sketchy wifi in the hotel.... So sorry if this ends up in multiple posts!"
"Xunaira, I would have to say that if the chapter is based on their conversation, keep both POV's in there. I'd love to hear what others think about books that have different POV's in them. I am torn - part of me gets a little annoyed…"
Welcome to the Southern Writers group. First, please visit our "Kitchen Sink" discussion to get into the swing of things. Also, be sure to introduce yourself on the "Roll Call" discussion, and then just jump in and do what you like. Start a discussion, ask questions, or just tell us what you've been up to. We're a casual, friendly bunch! :)
Delighted that you found the novelist group, Wendi. If you haven’t done so already, you might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion. We do a live chat Wednesdays at 1 EST, with instructions on how to participate in the "Our Water Cooler" box near the top of the group page. And we save the wall for discussion, but welcome links to helpful blog posts on the “Links to Helpful Blog Posts for Writers” discussion thread and to published books in the “Our Published Novels” one. I hope you’ll enjoy the group.
Hi and let me be one of the first to welcome you to Shewrites. This is a terrific site, tons of resources and innovative info. As my own bonus, you have access to my teaching site and free teachings on memoir. Just click here and sign up. No spam, I promise. Just great teaching tips. Enjoy! XO Jennifer
Wendi, Just waving hello. If you’re looking for places to connect here, we’d love to have you join us in the Novelists (Struggling or Not) group.
Hope you enjoy it here, and best of luck with your writing.
Meg Waite Clayton Moderator, Novelist Group Bestselling author of four novels, including The Wednesday Sisters (a writing group novel), and the forthcoming The Wednesday Daughters (all Random House/Ballantine)
"Excellent post, Dee, and great responses in the comments section. I noticed in my own first novel (which I'm currently working on) that not only did I tend to "default" my new characters to white -- I also defaulted them to male! (I…"