This Week in Chick Lit

~ By Melina Kantor

Hello Chick Lit Fans, and TGIF!

We’re back with more chick lit news, links, and a bit of writing inspiration.




Stephanie Harzewski, an instructor at the University of New Hampshire, is working on one of the first full length studies of the chick lit genre. Here’s some of what she has to say:

UNH Professor Discusses Chick Lit from UNH News on Vimeo.

What do you think? Is chick lit a valid course of study at the university level? Leave a comment and chime in.

Links and Resources:

Looking to improve your craft and gain knowledge of the writing industry? If so, tune into the Storywonk Daily Podcast, produced by fabulous chick lit / romance author Lani Diane Rich and Alaistair Stephens.

And while you’re at it, check out The Loft, McMillan’s Twitter and Facebook groups for fans of contemporary romance, chick lit and women’s fiction. The group is moderated by our very own chapter member Kwana Jackson (who’ll be visiting our blog on Monday). Nice that a major publisher is giving special attention to our favorite genre(s), right?

Your Inspiration:

No time to write? Maybe that’s not a problem, as long as you’ve got time to sleep:

Image by Debbi Ridpath Ohi, from

Have a great weekend everyone! And if you’ve got any links to share, leave us a comment.

Happy Writing! 🙂

Melina writes contemporary women’s fiction with a pinch of oregano and a dash of chutzpah. By day, she is an elementary school computer teacher. You can visit her at

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