M A Clarke Scott is a writer of Contemporary Women’s Fiction as well as screenplays for feature films, television dramas and interactive fiction, where she branches out into other genres, including Action Adventure, Cyberpunk and Steampunk. She is also a member of the Romance Writers of America, and its Greater Vancouver Chapter, and of the newly formed Women’s Fiction Alliance.
The RWA-WF defines women’s fiction as a commercial novel about a woman on the brink of life change and personal growth. Her journey details emotional reflection and action that transforms her and her relationships with others, and includes a hopeful/upbeat ending with regard to her romantic relationship.
That’s a pretty bang-on definition of what I write about in my novels. Read my Ideas page for further thoughts on that topic, and my Books page for outlines of my completed novels, screenplays and WIP. I have read about the Hero’s Journey, (courtesy of Christopher Vogler), and the Heroine’s Journey, (courtesy of Maureen Murdoch), and have discovered that there are particular things women experience that are worthy of exploration. Experiences, life stages, challenges that women face, and that I hope other women will enjoy exploring along with me, as I trace the stories of my fictional heroines and their particular turning points and transformations.
I like to think of my Women’s Fiction as a kind of CrackerJack box. Yes, there’s a prize at the bottom, but it’s kind of token. We all know that chewing through all that sweet and salty corn is the really fun part.crackerjack [ˈkrækəˌdʒæk] Informal adj excellent n a person or thing of exceptional quality or ability [changed from crack (first-class) + jack1 (man)] Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003 NEW WEB ADDRESS: html://maryannclarkescott.com
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