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~ By Melina Kantor

Hello Fellow Chick Lit Fans,

How’s your week been?

Any writing successes or book recommendations to share?

If so, leave us a comment.

Chick Lit News:

Vintage chick lit? Hmm.

Blog Posts of Interest:

Eileen Rendahl wrote this wonderful post about what NOT to say to a writer. Amen!

Then there was this post about what you must stop doing if you want to be a writer. (Language alert…)

See you next week.

Meanwhile, dear book lovers, I leave you with this video. Enjoy! :-)

Melina writes contemporary women’s fiction with a pinch of oregano and a dash of chutzpah. She recently returned from a two month trip to Crete and Israel, where she visited  family and friends did her best to turn her travels into research and inspiration for her writing. You can visit her at http://melinakantor.com.

5 Responses to “This Week in Chick Lit”

  • Deborah says:

    Thanks Melina! I love the post on vintage chick lit! I hadn’t heard of any of the books she mentions and now can’t wait to order them from my local library and read them! :)

  • Angeline says:

    I really enjoy vintage chick lit as well, and think they do tell the story of how women saw themselves in those days, and you can learn some modern day history. For instance the office-girls who were the chick-lit heroines of the 50´s and 60´s have now turned into lawyers, entrepreneurs and academics. Doesn´t that tell us something about the world?
    I read the Rona Jaffe-book recently since it´s been re-published in Sweden, and as a fun fact I can mention that the swedish author Astrid Lindgren (childrens books and maybe most famous in the US for Pippi Longstocking?) actually wrote chick-lit in the 50´s…

  • Jeff Salter says:

    I couldn’t get to the link about what we must stop doing if we want to be writers.

  • Blog says:

    Sorry about the Jeff. I think their site may have been down temporarily but it seems to be okay now.

    Angeline, I never knew Astrid Lindgren wrote chick lit! I’ll definitely look into that. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Chris Bailey says:

    I remember sneaking Valley of the Dolls past my mother! Back then, it was hot and commercial–just no chick lit nomenclature. And I LOVED the 25 things list–thanks for another “This Week” post!