Will Write for Shoes: How to Write a Chick Lit Novel

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Macmillan, Sep 5, 2006 - Reference - 214 pages
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* What is Chick Lit exactly?* How do I write a Chick Lit novel?* What are the steps I need to take to get published? Once dismissed as a fad by the popular press and literary community, the women's fiction genre called Chick Lit is now one of the hottest growing markets for new writers. In Will Write for Shoes, veteran Chick Lit and romance author Cathy Yardley addresses the common questions (and misconceptions) about the genre. Based on years of teaching about commercial women's fiction, this definitive guide provides invaluable tips and step-by-step methods for writing and selling a successful Chick Lit novel. Features include: * The history of Chick Lit* A blueprint for writing a Chick Lit novel* New trends in the genre* Tips and tools for breaking into the market* FAQs and miscellanea A directory of agents and publishers who acquire Chick Lit, sample submission materials, and online resources make this fun and comprehensive manual a must-have for all women who want to write a Chick Lit novel.
 

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User Review  - dk_phoenix - LibraryThing

Interesting, light-hearted, and occasionally informative... this 'how-to' writing book essentially told me what I already knew, though it was nice to hear it directly from someone who'd 'been there ... Read full review

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User Review  - ChuckB - LibraryThing

Ok, I bought this book and then two students from my Writing 12 class borrowed it before I could even read it. It's a fun take on a fun genre of writing--chick lit--that is currently enjoying a surge in popularity. If you love this genre, you'll find this book an easy read with helpful tips. Read full review

Contents

What Is Chick Lit?
3
The Basics of Traditional Chick Lit
10
New Trends in Chick Lit
17
How to Write a Chick Lit Novel
29
Characters
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Cathy Yardley is the author of L.A. Woman and Couch World for Red Dress Ink, as well as several romance novels for Harlequin. She has been president of the Los Angeles and San Francisco chapters of Romance Writers of America and a speaker at writing conferences nationwide. She lives with her husband and son in San Diego.

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