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, I came across an article on the appeal of chick lit. I’m sure that those of us reading this blog could come up with a billion reasons to love chick lit, but Lucy Walton had some interesting points:
When I pick up a chick lit, I get a warm and fuzzy feeling inside, that although I have not read it; I am going to like the ending. Despite their predictability, they are still addictive. I often ask how new writers make the modern chick lit not a cliché as this is such an easy trap for a authors to fall into. I am assured that with the diverse careers women now have (compared to Austin days) that can take them anywhere in the world. This can be the basis of many a story previously untouched.
What do you think?
Have a great weekend!
Melina writes contemporary women’s fiction with a pinch of oregano and a dash of chutzpah. She loves to travel and enjoys turning her adventures into research and inspiration for her writing. This summer, she and her dog will be moving from Brooklyn to Jerusalem. You can visit her at http://melinakantor.com.