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Hello everyone and welcome to A how-to guide on writing Chick-Lit. This book will showcase writing tips, information on the genre chick-lit and guidelines on how to structure characters and plots revolving around all things chick-lit. We're very excited to be sharing this new endeavour with you and hope this guide can be of assistance to you.

 We're very excited to be sharing this new endeavour with you and hope this guide can be of assistance to you

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Chick-lit contains the words 'chick' and 'lit'. Chick is a common slang which is used to refer to women and lit is a shortened form of literature. Combined, chick-lit means a literary genre that focuses on women and their trials and tribulations, most notably in a humorous and light-hearted manner. The genre often focuses on modern womanhood, specifically individual heroines' romantic, platonic or familial relationships - sometimes even all of them.

The term chick-lit became most famous in the 1990s, giving rise to a new literary genre that has since become one of the most commercially and prominent genres in the literary field. Most critics have agreed that the start of chick-lit began with author, Catherine Alliott's, 'The Old Girl Network' which was most notably the inspiration for the internationally popular 'Bridget Jones's Diary' by Helen Fielding.


 Most critics have agreed that the start of chick-lit began with author, Catherine Alliott's, 'The Old Girl Network' which was most notably the inspiration for the internationally popular 'Bridget Jones's Diary' by Helen Fielding

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This guide is intended to help better your writing, and will focus on writing tips that pertain to the genre chick-lit. We will feature guides on how to develop a good plot, how to write a well-crafted main protagonist and share tips on creating themes popular in chick-lit.


And if you're looking more Chicklit goodness, make sure to check out Pink Dandelion Quarterly_Fall 2019 by ChickLit_Nest - a magazine dedicated to the genre and offers some cool tips and tricks for those who love chicklit as much as we do!

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