Women's Fiction Is A Genre That Embraces Women's Lives, Their Journeys, And Emotions. The heroines of Women's Fiction face real-life challenges that include the ups and downs of love and betrayal, along with stories about cancer and other illnesses, family relationships, divorce, work life. The heroine need not be the only main character, and the story can cross-over to other genres and time periods. For example, you can write about a woman who resolves a murder in 19th century England or a 17th century courtesan in Italy whose journey makes her an unforgettable heroine.
Women’s fiction explores the gray areas of life; its endings, like all satisfying fiction, is resolved, life-affirming and sometimes bittersweet. Unlike genre romance, there is no requisite happy ending.
How Many Pages Should This Scene Be? You should write at least four double-spaced pages, and up to twenty. This will give me enough to get a sense of your writing and see where your strengths and weaknesses are. I love to work with first draft material, so don't worry about making your scene "perfect".
How To Get Started: Use The Five Ingredients Of The Scene Listed Below! In the next week or so, set aside enough time to write a single scene. To guide you through the writing of this scene, there are picture prompts to use as jumping off points at the top of each of the Five Ingredients pages below.
When You're Ready To Begin Working With Emily, Just Click The Picture Below! Completing your scene is a great accomplishment! Once you've experienced working with my Five Ingredients Of The Scene, you'll know whether you'd like to work with me as your writing coach.
Just click the picture to learn what happens during our first session together.