Chick lit is everywhere, and for every chick lit reader gorging on the latest Jennifer Weiner, Meg Cabot, or Anne Lamott novel, there are an equal number who will think to themselves: I could do that!
I could write a chick lit book! I could write a bestseller and never have to work again! And now, for every fan of women's fiction (and their numbers are in the millions), bestselling novelist Sarah Mlynowski and veteran chick lit editor Farrin Jacobs have teamed up to show this incredibly fast-growing audience of readers how it's done, covering every stage in developing and selling your soon-to-be bestselling novel.
The chapters focus on choosing an idea, choosing a point of view, making your characters likable, creating secondary characters, learning the "Three Ps" (problems, plotting, and pacing), revising your text, finding an agent, and much more.
Tables, charts, and sidebars sprinkled throughout the text will entertain budding authors with chick lit mad libs, advice from scores of established writers (including Meg Cabot, Marian Keyes, Sophie Kinsella, Jennifer Weiner, etc.), and motivational and inspirational tips from two publishing professionals who really know their stuff. Best of all, these authors are as funny and savvy as any chick lit heroine - and they know that the best chick lit writers are the ones who take chances and dare to take the first steps to success.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages, 20 illustrations
- Publisher: Quirk Books
- Publication Date: 01/06/2006
- Category: Creative writing & creative writing guides
- ISBN: 9781594741159