• July 2014
    This is probably a mundane comment, but I'm reading a trad published debut novel right now that completely belies #2 above. The editor gave it very little effort. (A character's proper name repeated several times in one paragraph, and not for...
  • June 2014
    I was pleasantly surprised to see a balanced answer on this question. It's really informative. I wanted to share it on Twitter, and on a page I manage on Facebook, but if they aren't members of SheWrites, will they be able to access it? Thanks.
  • May 2014
    I appreciate your attempt at either warning people away from Author Solutions or declaring that She Writes Press will never get down in the slop with them. I often advise writers to be very careful about publishing mills, and I was hoping I could...
  • October 2013
    You are my hero, Kamy! It's hard to recognize that The Dream has become an illusion at this point. I published my midlife fiction novel without spending any time at all trying to find a trad publisher. I did flirt with an indie, but figured I could...
  • October 2011
    Of course it's more fascinating if you can identity with the character, so personally I would LOVE to read about a women in their 50s. I want to know what she's struggling with, what she's doing for a living, eating for dinner - the whole bit....
  • October 2011
    True for younger women, I think they probably don't want to go there. The mindset of the young is that they will never "be" old (meaning 50). I know that's what I thought. Now, I can't believe I'm in my 50's and find it interesting to read about...
  • October 2011
    I think it's changing as we all hit fifty. Admittedly most of the characters I write (so far anyway) tend to be younger but then I think that's because I don't feel fifty. Still there are books like "The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus" by Sonya Sones...

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