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Our thanks

As our fifth International Chick Lit Month ends, we’d like to thank all those who took part. To everyone who contributed posts: Stacey Ballis, Dana Bate, Shirley Benton, Tara Bond, Harriet Bourton, Cathy Bramley, Ellie Campbell, Carla Caruso, Julie Cohen, … Continue reading

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Ruth Saberton: Made in Cornwall

Long before Ross Poldark decided to do a spot of topless scything or gallop his horse across the clifftops, the rugged scenery of Cornwall made a huge impression on my writing. Living in Polperro, one of the most photographed fishing … Continue reading

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Jane Linfoot’s Top Tips For Aspiring Writers

My Top Five Tips for Writing and Getting Published by Jane Linfoot 1. My first tip is, you have to WRITE. This may sound obvious, but with writing it’s very easy to prevaricate, and talk about it, and think about … Continue reading

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Romantic Comedy Reader Survey: What you thought

by Jennifer Collin First up, wow. Thanks to everyone who tweeted, blogged, shared and whatever else you do on social media to spread the word about the inaugural Romantic Comedy Reader Survey. By the end of the survey period we … Continue reading

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Sue Watson on writing chick-lit (and a lemon cake recipe from the lovely Dan!)

A chick-lit book is, to those who aren’t in the know, a fluffy meringue read about a girl falling in love with a boy then after a few minor obstacles they both collapse into a pink cloud of happy ever … Continue reading

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Q&A with Heather Hill

 We put some questions to Heather Hill, author of The New Mrs D, to find out her writing habits, publication journey, and the inspiration behind her novels… What inspires you to write? I tend to carry a notebook around with … Continue reading

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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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Locations, locations, locations

By Victoria Connelly When I begin a new novel, I often start with the location. I’m very inspired by places whether it’s a beautiful Georgian manor house like Purley Hall in my Austen Addicts series or the gently rolling hills … 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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Interview with Cathy Bramley

Hi Cathy! Thanks so much for agreeing to this Q&A and for being a part of this year’s International Chick Lit Month! Let’s start with a few questions about our main topic: chick lit. What does the term ‘chick lit’ … Continue reading

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