Monday, May 24, 2010

What does your book cover say about you?

Today over at What Women Write, I'm blogging about book covers, crutches, and happy endings.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

What's at Stake?

A few weeks ago, Elizabeth blogged about coincidence over at What Women Write. Kim often has information fall into her lap at precisely the right time.

Coincidence or not, I came across Donald Maass' Writer Unboxed blog post on point of view (POV) at exactly the right time. My current WIP is told in multiple POV--three in present day and two in the past. I've been struggling with whether or not to continue one of the present day character's POV. Maass suggests you figure out what's at stake for your POV character and how to make it worse. (If you haven't read his books on writing--you should!)

Maass also writes: "Three points of view aren’t that many. Three storylines—how hard is that? What’s hard is making those extra storylines compelling, whole and connected."

Not so easy to do! But I'm up for the task. Good thing I love the story!

What do you think? Do you like reading novels with multiple POV? What makes those stories work or not for you?

Monday, May 10, 2010

Literary Agent Mollie Glick

Mollie Glick from Foundry Literary & Media visits What Women Write today. She's one of the sharpest agents out there. Find out what she wants to feel when she reads your manuscript.

Monday, May 3, 2010


Countdown to literary agent Mollie Glick's guest blog post over at What Women Write! Make sure to check your blog reader on Monday, May 10.

Mollie Glick is an agent at Foundry Literary + Media. She represents literary fiction, young adult fiction, narrative nonfiction and memoir. She can be reached via email at