Big Problems

Problems are undesirable, or so we’ve been told. But problems are the very things that provide opportunity. The bigger the problem, the bigger the opportunity.

What are the problem areas in your novel? Do you have flat characters or cliched scenes? How can you turn them into opportunities to innovate and thrill your reader?


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

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