Women’s fiction is unusual in publishing, because it’s defined by its readership, rather than strictly by its content. That means that women’s fiction authors, and novels, have a unique relationship with their readers—and the privilege of touching their hearts.
In this practical tutorial, including discussion and exercises, we’ll explore that relationship and look at how your fiction fits into this market. We’ll talk about writing emotion and conflict, and about pacing and characterisation. We’ll try to identify reader expectations and how to craft a fulfilling, satisfying story that speaks to those expectations. And we’ll try to unpack those expectations and look at them in different ways, so that your fiction is fresh and exciting.
This tutorial is ideal for those who are already working on an idea for women’s fiction, or who want to develop an idea for the market. You should take away a stronger understanding of the market, how these books are crafted, and a clearer idea of where your writing might sit within this genre.
Assistance to writers on low incomes and/or from communities under represented in publishing
We are offering a free place on each of our online tutorials and Q & A sessions for UK based writers on low incomes and/or from under represented communities in publishing.
Writers may apply for a free place on one of the sessions by contacting BPA with a short bio and a summary of their writing career to date.
Please click here to Contact BPA with your application and in the case of writers on low incomes, proof of financial eligibility such as: Jobseeker’s Allowance; Disability Benefit; Income Support; Working Tax Credit; Child Tax Credit; Proof of being a full-time student; Housing benefit; Proof of being a full-time carer.
All details will be kept confidential. Decisions on who receives the free places rest with the BPA team not the tutors.