Thursday, July 27, 2017

How Do You Write a Chick Lit Book?

I will one day publish a book. I swear see I am holding my hand up with this promise.
I have learned a lot over the years visiting with authors such as Jane Green, Emily Giffin, Mary Kay Andrews, Kristin Hannah, and more. One resource I decided to consult is See Jane Write A Girl’s Guide to Writing ChickLit by Sarah Mlynowski and Farrin Jacobs.

 Sarah Mlynowski and Farrin Jacobs wanted to help amateur writers proceed through the steps to publication with advice, and how tos from of your favorite authors. Authors like Emily Giffin, Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus, and Sophie Kinsella.  Sarah is a published author and knows the process well. Farrin is an editor and covers well what not to do portions of the book. They explain each step of the writing process.

The book is structured a little differently then what readers are used to with a book on writing.  The book is written in different color fonts and backgrounds that are not typically seen in the adult book market. The book also includes exercises on how to handle some of the finer points of writing.

My Thoughts:


I liked this book! I thought it was a great introduction to the Chick Lit Genre. I loved that it included advice from popular authors in this genre. I would keep a copy of this book because it offers advice that I could use as a writer. It would be very helpful! The only negative is that much of the information is out of date. Red Dress Ink no longer exists as a publisher. I would love to an update to the list of current publishers in this genre. Then ask for a modern list of authors. Still this is a great book to help you get started on your book in the Chick Lit Genre!

Rating:

4/5

Sarah's current available title is I See London, I See France.
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