I learned about this association on a blog I follow, author Amy Nathan’s excellent Women’s fiction writers blog. Amy, author of the soon-to-be-released The Glass Wives, posts lots of great author interviews for authors writing women’s fiction. Her site is a tremendous resource for those interested in the genre.
It’s through one of Amy’s posts – Much ado about women’s fiction – that I learned of the newly created Women’s Fiction Writers Association.
The new association is an email loop at this point, discussing many topics of interest to writers of women’s fiction, including what women’s fiction is and what is it not. Through the discussion, authors share their projects and writing goals, questions, and resources.
The e-mail list is not a place for promotion. We do enough of this on our sites and social media, so I’m happy to forgo this in this group.
The new group promotes itself as “an inclusive organization of writers who create stories about a woman’s emotional journey.” Its Founding Team Leader, Laura Drake, describes its objectives with the following:
“The need is for an organization dedicated to women’s fiction. Whether the stories are contemporary or historical; literary or commercial; include a dash of romance, a heap of romance or none at all; the stories all have one common thread—they are about a woman’s emotional journey.
A new organization—Women’s Fiction Writers Association—is being launched to fill the need. It will be an inclusive community of career-focused women’s fiction writers with networking, education and support at every step in their career path.”
To join the email loop and be part of the conversation, contact Laura Drake at Laura_drake1123 [@] yahoo [dot] com”
I just joined this association and I’ve enjoyed following the discussions. I’m proud to be part of a supportive and collaborative network of authors and I hope some of you women’s fiction authors out there will take a look at it, too!