Women's Fiction is marketed to female readers, and is often seen as mainstream novels and not limited to stories written by women, time period or even genre. The woman does not need to be the only main character in the novel. In addition, you can be a woman writing from a man's point of view or a man writing from a woman's point of view! The bottom line is the voices of all our characters need to be authentic. And some of us are writing Women's Fiction either consciously or unconsciously.
I remember when I finished my best-selling historical novel Petersburg, which has two female and two male points of view, my editor smiled and said, "You realize, Emily, that you've written a feminist book."
I had never thought of Petersburg being feminist. So I asked, "What do you mean?"
"The women are the strong characters. They carry the novel and their journeys are the ones we care about most."
I love coaching writers who have strong women characters who are multi-faceted, their sensibilities visceral and their voices true.
I believe you do not need to define the genre when you start to write. If you're meant to write Women's Fiction, you will. Nothing will stop you!
The Five Ingredients of the Scene In Women's Fiction
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