See Jane Write: A Girl's Guide to Writing Chick Lit

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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 like Meg Cabot, Marian Keyes, Emily Giffin, and Sophie Kinsella. If you've got stories to tell, See Jane Write will take care of the rest! 

Praise for See Jane Write

"Fun, inspiring, and organized in a clear and encouraging style, this book covers topics from what chick lit is to how to create believable characters, develop a plot, and set a tone....The information is transferable to nearly any type of writing, making the book useful and enjoyable to a wider audience than the title suggests." —School Library Journal

"Covers the basics with wit, style, and plenty of welcome encouragement from those who have been there." —Publishers Weekly

"The ultimate how-to handbook for writing chick lit — packed with indispensable advice, trade secrets from bestselling authors, and must-have market info! I wish this had been around when I was writing my first book.” —Melissa Senate, author of See Jane Date and the Breakup Club

"If you've ever fantasized about writing your own novel but felt intimidated by the challenge, here is a truly inspiring book. Reading See Jane Write is like getting candid advice from your two best friends — who just happen to be a published author and editor. Sarah Mlynowski and Farrin Jacobs take the mystique out of this daunting process and make it familiar and fun. Pretty soon you won't just be identifying with the heroine of your next chick lit novel, you'll be identifying with the author on the cover, too. For that matter, maybe she'll even be you! I'm definitely recommending this to the students in my class on How to Write Chick Lit." —Stephanie Lehmann, author of You Could Do Better and the Art of Undressing 

“Give See Jane Write to a friend who likes chick lit and don't be surprised if someday you see that friend's name in print....Although aimed at a specific niche market, this is a practical writer's handbook that's usable by anyone." —McClatchy Newspapers

"All the charm and irreverence of a typical chick lit novel is embodied by See Jane Write....Whether you've always wanted to write a chick lit novel or feel mired somewhere in the middle of your manuscript, See Jane Write gives readers a friendly shoulder to lean on. With encouragement and advice in every chapter, this is the book to have sitting next to your computer if you dream of seeing your name in glittery letters on a pale pink paperback." —