Author Archives: Anne Bowling

Fiction Tips From Terry McMillan

Seeking advice on characterization and setting goals in your fiction? Freelancer Anne Bowling posed questions about those subjects to Terry McMillan, author of Waiting to Exhale and How Stella Got Her Groove Back.

The How’s of Writing Fiction

Jane Smiley — author of Moo, A Thousand Acres and The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton — credits The Grapes of Wrath as one of the novels that taught her about what makes effective fiction. How?