Friday Fun!

~ By Melina Kantor

Hello Chick Lit Fans!

Happy Friday!

Today on the blog, we’re kicking off the weekend with a bit of news, a bit of fun, and some inspiration.

News:

According to an article in the Huffington Post, chick lit is “growing up:”

In the past year, though, a different breed of chick lit has appeared with smarter writing and characters. It’s notable not just for the content, but also for what it says about women, and what they are willing to read in their leisure time.

Not sure about how I feel about the “smarter writing and characters” comment. And “willing to read?” I actually miss “classic” chick lit.

Then there was yet another article on the death of chick lit, this time in The Economist.

Thoughts?

Fun:

Put your photo on the cover of a romance novel! Come on. Try it!  Leave a comment and let us know how it went.

Also:

(I found the comic here.)

Your inspiration:

See you next week! 🙂

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 thoughts on “Friday Fun!”

  1. Thanks! I used to listen to Meet the Writers, but I haven’t downloaded it for a long time. I’m actually going through all the Will Write for Wine Archives right now, and will need another one soon. This sounds great! Thanks for the reminder.

  2. You know, there’s another Meg Cabot interview that I found on iTunes (Barnes and Noble Meet the Writers) but not online. It’s even more inspiring.

    Thanks for stopping by, everyone!

  3. What is with the snarky attitudes some journalists use when writing about chick lit? Even when trying to sounds positive, like in the above article, it just comes across as insulting.

    Oh, and I loved the Meg Cabot interview! She’s so positive and productive and all-around inspiring.

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