I was listening to the Better Call Saul Insider Podcast today, and the showrunners said “lack of limits is the enemy of art”.

If that’s good enough for Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould, that’s good enough for me.

The worlds we create in our novels must have rules because it’s the limits that inspire us to innovate. They force us to find new ways to approach old ideas. They create tension and conflict between characters. When “anything goes” stories fail.

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