This Week in Chick Lit

~ By Melina Kantor

Hello Chick Lit Fans, and TGIF!

What a week it’s been. Storms, Halloween, and of course, NaNoWriMo.

Here are a few chick lit related stories that caught my eye this week:

1. Some people have been striving to redefine “chick lit” for a long time now. But chick lit written by an actual chick? Literally? Hmm.

2. Secondly, Sarah from Smart Bitches Trashy Books recently wrote a post called “Setting Dictating Sub-Genre.” She opened with an interesting question:

Here’s a strange question for you. Does a contemporary romance set in urban parts of England signal Chick Lit to you as a US (or outside-the-US) reader?


Moving on. . .

So. Raise you’re hand if you’re participating in NaNoWriMo this year. If you are, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter. We’re posting a challenge word every day this month, and meeting up for word sprints. Tweet us and say hi!

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See you next week. Happy writing! 🙂

Melina writes contemporary women’s fiction with a pinch of oregano and a dash of chutzpah. She just 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