Three Cheers For Chick-Lit!


“Don’t you ever get fed up reading and writing Chick-Lit?” I was asked last week.

I was incredulous! How on earth can you tire of a genre that boasts so many talented writers and such imaginative plots?

The breadth of wonderful characters Chick-Lit has, who find themselves in situations which are weird, wonderful or laughable, seems endless.

And the passion with which Chick-Lit authors tell these fantastic stories, is captivating from the first page.

There’s a common misconception that all this genre requires, is a candy pink cover.

Chick-Lit, for me, requires a love of story telling and characterisation which draws the reader in immediately – and stays with them long after they have finished the last page.

So thank you to all those terrific Chick-Lit writers out there who inspire me – and please keep those fantastic books coming!







5 thoughts on “Three Cheers For Chick-Lit!

  1. janelovering

    It’s a common misconception that all chick lit is fluffy, girlie nonsense! It can be funny, moving, desperately sad, uplifting and encouraging – just like all other types of fiction. The ‘sex and shopping’ stereotype really needs to go…

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