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the information is out of date.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!