Author Archives: iHeartChickLit

About iHeartChickLit

Chick lit enthusiast and owner of I Heart.. Chick Lit.

When Worlds Collide

by Elle Field Sometimes I don’t see the same location as the people I am with. Take Beech Street, the road leading from Barbican Underground Station to the Barbican Centre in London: To most it’s just a slightly grotty tunnel, … Continue reading

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10 Tips for Becoming a Better Writer

by Beth Thomas 10:       Don’t give up! It’s hard, time-intensive work, writing, and it can be lonely and frustrating and upsetting. But the rewards – the pride and the sense of achievement – are gigantic and magnificent, so stick … Continue reading

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It’s Research, Darling!

by Karen Swan My husband is quite convinced that I deliberately set my books in wide-ranging and far-flung locations, just so that I can legitimately claim to have to go there for research – an expensive way to work, he … Continue reading

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How I Acquired the Shopping Gene

by Nic Tatano Men can’t shop. I know, major newsflash. Hey, I’ll admit it, most of us are clueless when it comes to shopping. I know a guy whose wife was doing some interior decorating and sent him out to … Continue reading

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Interview with Sophie Kinsella

Today, we are very excited to welcome the one and only, best-selling author of the Shopaholic series and the queen in our hearts, Sophie Kinsella to the International Chick Lit Month for the first time! 1. Why did you decide to turn your … Continue reading

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My imaginary friends (and my imaginary dog-friendly café, my imaginary bandstand, my imaginary rescue shelter)

by Lucy Dillon One of the best things about being a writer is that you always know what happens to your characters after the last page. I mean, so many times I get to the end of a novel with … Continue reading

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Pens, Notebooks and A Purple Glass Whiteboard

 My Editing Process – Cressida McLaughlin The Oxford English Dictionary definition of stationery is: Writing and other office materials. Writing materials. The materials of writing. No wonder most authors love stationery. I certainly do. I am a worshipper of Sharpies, … Continue reading

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26 and Still Going.. by Carole Matthews

Inspiration behind The Cake Shop in the Garden I think if I ever gave up writing, my dream job would be to run a café. And one as perfect as Faye’s Cakes in my new book, The Cake Shop in the … Continue reading

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Do’s and Don’ts of Writing a Novel

by Caroline Hogg Being an editor is a lovely, sociable business: you meet all sorts of interesting people every week, you discuss ideas and experiences, you occasionally have some tasty lunches and a few glasses of fizz… But conversely, being … Continue reading

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Keep Writing, Me

Letter to My Unpublished Self by Rosie Blake Hey Dude, So you are probably sitting at your desk, OK fine, on the sofa covered in crumbs, your tears merging with the cold tea you have just sipped at and wondering, … Continue reading

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