The most recent episode of Seth Godin’s podcast, Akimbo, is a must-listen for writers. He starts out talking about reviews (yes, including book reviews on Amazon). He finishes by explaining how we can create our art for people who appreciate it, and who are looking for it.

Shun the non-believers. They’re not for you.

Listen to it, then pass it on.

About the author 

Valerie Francis

Valerie Francis is a bestselling author, literary editor, and podcaster with a passion for stories by, for and about women.

Each month, Valerie recommends books from literature’s best female authors. Selections come from every genre because women write, and read, in every genre. The Women’s Fiction category offers up some terrific novels, but these days there’s a strong female presence in thriller, horror, crime, and other genres traditionally dominated by male writers. No matter what the publishing companies may think, in the 21st Century, Women’s Fiction is whatever we want it to be.

stories for women, by women, and about women