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The Power of Story: It Goes Beyond the Brand or the Genre

~by Pamela Aares Oh the drum rolls, the eye rolls, the intake of breath when a writer tells an editor they are going to write ‘out of genre’, that they are going to write in a new time period, that … Continue reading

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Write What You Know… Or Just Write What You Love

~ By Heather Thurmeier I was always told, “Write what you know!” Well, for a long time I didn’t want to do that. I mean, what the heck do I know anything about, that readers would find interesting? Is anyone … Continue reading

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This Week in Chick Lit

~ By Melina Kantor  Hello Everyone. I hope you’re all having a somewhat relaxing and enjoyable summer, and that if you’re in one of the many places where it’s really unspeakably hot right now, I hope you’re staying cool. This week, … Continue reading

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[Repost] Shiny Happy Characters

~ By Melina Kantor When I was 27, I had to leave New York and move back to California. And back into my mother’s house. Now, I love my mother. And I love her house. And it would be wrong … Continue reading

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Thank You, Nora Ephron

~ By Melina Kantor  Sadly, this week’s biggest chick lit related story is the news about Nora Ephron. Yes, she may have been best known for writing chick flicks, not chick lit, but she was definitely a role model for … Continue reading

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Discovery

~ By Nan Reinhardt Not long ago, Husband and I were driving up to the lake and I was telling him about the event I’d attended the previous day. My chapter of Romance Writers of America sponsored a mini-conference with … Continue reading

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This Week in Chick Lit

~ By Melina Kantor Hello Chick Lit Fans, Happy Friday. And happy summer! June is here, which hopefully means a lot of us are on or soon to be on vacation. Which means there’s more time for writing! But we … Continue reading

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Rock of Ages – A Cautionary Tale of Editing Gone Bad

~ By Elle Filz So, if you haven’t heard, the movie version of Rock of Ages flopped at the box office over Father’s Day Weekend.  Apparently, it came as a shock to everyone involved, and I’m guessing some studio execs … Continue reading

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This Week in Chick Lit

~ By Melina Kantor     Happy Friday, Chick Lit Fans. We hope you’ve had a good, writing and / or reading filled week! A while back, we mentioned that Esquire Magazine is coming out with a line of ebooks geared … Continue reading

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Q and A With Beyond Novel

~ Interview by Kimberly Farris Today we’re very lucky to have Lindsay and Madeline from Beyond Novel visiting the blog to share their thoughts on the publishing industry. Welcome! 1. What is your opinion on some of the publishing houses … Continue reading

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