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See Jane Write

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See Jane Write

A Girl's Guide to Writing Chick Lit

By Sarah Mlynowski; Farrin Jacobs

Quirk Books, Paperback, 9781594741159, 191pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2006

Description
With chick lit novels popping up on every bestseller list, millions of readers are all thinking the same thing: I could write this stuff. I could write a bestseller and never go back to the office again
And here's the guide that will show you how. Bestselling novelist Sarah Mlynowski and veteran chick lit editor Farrin Jacobs cover every stage of developing and selling your soon-to-be bestselling novel, with information on
developing an idea
learning the basics of plotting
deciding on a point of view
pacing, and conflict
making your characters likable
finding an agent
and much more, including humorous tips and advice from scores of established writers (from Meg Cabot and Marian Keyes to Emily Giffin and Sophie Kinsella). If you ve got stories to tell, See Jane Write will take care of the rest


About the Author
Sarah Mlynowski started her publishing career at Harlequin Enterprises and used her experiences to fuel her first chick lit novel, Milkrun, which has sold more than 600,000 copies worldwide. She is the author of "Fishbowl," "As Seen on TV, Monkey Business, Me vs. Me, Bras & Broomsticks," and "Frogs & French Kisses," and coeditor of the bestselling chick lit anthologies "Girls Night In "and "Girls Night Out." She lives in New York City. Farrin Jacobs is a former chick lit editor for Red Dress Ink and current freelance editor and writer. Her articles have appeared in "Entertainment Weekly," the "New York Times" City section, "Blender," "Time Out New York, Men s Journal," and "Teen People." She lives in New York City."