DIY Chick Lit: A Writing Guide is the solution. This fun, cupcake-themed guide will take you from start to finish of your first draft. In 13 chapters, each with a short exercise that will get you writing now, you will learn how to create the perfect main character, her ideal love interest, a world for her to live in and an adventure that will draw in readers. You will outline your entire first draft — and then you will write it.
DIY Chick Lit is a beginner’s guide to writing funny, snappy, sucks-you-into-the-story prose about modern women, life and love. It is full of tips and techniques, prompts and pep talks that will spark your imagination and inspire you to put pen to paper. The exercises can be done while sitting on the bus, waiting at the doctor’s office, or talking on the phone with your mother-in-law. This book will show you that you can and will write a chick lit novel.
Whether you’ve been wishing for years that you could write chick lit or are a brand-new fan of Bridget Jones and Becky Bloomwood, you owe it to yourself to pick up this guide. DIY Chick Lit will prove to you that writing a novel can be fun and easy — it’s just like baking cupcakes!
“The beauty of this book is its super-tight focus: How to write chick lit in 30 minutes a day. Not: how to write a thriller or mystery or YA (though this is so well done that aspiring novelists of almost any genre would find much to learn). Not: how to publish your chick lit novel (though if you follow de los Reyes advice, publication would stand a much better chance). Not: how to quit your day job in order to devote every waking hour to the writing of your novel. No, de los Reyes makes achieving this particular dream imminently do-able. Gotta love that.” —Katherine Scott Jones, author of Treasures of Darkness and Still to a Whisper.
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