Name It

What keeps us from stepping out from the crowd? Yes, I know…Resistance, fear… But they take so many forms, what do they look like when they’re holding us back from doing the thing we really want to do?

Why don’t we publish the book, or introduce ourselves to our mentors, or register for the course? Are we afraid of spending the money, or the time? Of failure (whatever that means)? Of being noticed?

If we can name it, we can overcome it.

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