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.
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the information is out of date.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!
In my journey through the other side of cancer God has called me
to a specific direction. He used a scene from the movie War Room to open my
eyes to application of his word, the bible. I learn what it means to be a
prayer warrior, in the Priscilla Shirer study Armor of God. I am healing from
cancer and some changes have occurred both positive and negative. I prayed
about my loneliness and God brought me to the next study, which is Uninvited by Lysa Terkeurst. Have you ever felt less than, left out or lonely?
For this review I will be discussing both the book and the Bible
study guide. Both books have a beautiful cover!
The bible study guide is divided into seven sessions. Each session
begins with an outline of Lysa’s teaching. I am not going to go into great
detail because I had no access to this teaching which was done on video. Then
the week’s session proceeds into a group bible study. Then the rest of the
homework is personal. The personal study sections go deeper into the teaching.
It focuses on application. The study begins with the participants reading the
first three chapters of the Uninvited book. Then Lysa teaches on those in-depth
in the personal sections. The participant is also asked to read other chapters
on certain days.
What is this study about? How to handle rejection when attacked. ?
What is God’s plan when you experience rejection? How do we live when feeling
less than and lonely? How can we help others?
I loved this study! The structure was different than what I was
used to, in previous bible studies. I loved how it really connected with Armor
of God. The connection in application is
using my war room. I think we as followers all struggle with trying to find
what it means to be fully loved. How can we bring the fullness of love, and
present that too the world? How can we trust God in the process? I would have
liked to have done it with a group but I was still able to learn so much. I
plan to put these tools to use in my daily life.