Chick Lit Author

My Journey To Becoming A Chick Lit Author…

Coming along nicely… January 8, 2010

Filed under: General,Writing Process — Juliet Madison @ 11:55 am

I’m on a bit of a roll… Wrote a couple of thousand words the other day, and really happy with what I ended up with. Just have to check on some facts regarding a medical scene, to make sure I have it all correct and that things are ocurring in the right order. I have some medical science training, but the only hospital experience I have is when I was there once, when my son was in emergency once, and watching ER!

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The Changing Book… December 12, 2009

Filed under: General — Juliet Madison @ 12:59 pm

Hmmm… I think my book is trying to write itself. I started out with a synopsis and outline of what I wanted, and now it has turned into a whole new story! What started as one story with one character has now become three stories intertwined with three main characters. I know the ‘3 characters’ thing has been done before, but I think I need 3 or maybe 4 main characters to make it work. Now deciding whether to write in the third person throughout, or first person for each character (may get a bit confusing if I go with the latter).

 

The Book Seer helps you decide what to read next… November 12, 2009

Filed under: General,Interesting Links — Juliet Madison @ 5:01 pm

Here’s a great little website that gives you book recommendations based on other books you have enjoyed:  http://bookseer.com/ .

Now the only thing  is to decide which recommended book to read out of the long list they give you!

🙂

 

Choosing character’s names… November 4, 2009

Filed under: General,Writing Process — Juliet Madison @ 5:15 pm

I am playing around with different character names to see what I like for my main characters. It’s almost like choosing your baby’s name! You don’t want to make a mistake! I had picked one out that I liked, only to do a search on google and find that it’s also the name of someone with a rather ‘dodgy’ female profession if you know what I mean! Back to the drawing board… it’s almost impossible to find a name that doesn’t also belong to a real person, but I will make sure the name  I choose doesn’t show up on any of ‘those’ sites. 😉

For my main character I am thinking of Lily. She’s feminine yet strong, and I wanted something short and sweet. Now for the last name…

 

Great online tool for writing FAST! October 20, 2009

Filed under: General,Interesting Links — Juliet Madison @ 9:39 pm

I found this great tool that really gets you writing. You type in how many words you want to write and give yourself a time limit, and it gives you a gentle or not so gentle nudge/shock when you are running behind! Check it out here: Write or die.

 

Chick Lit Book Covers I LOVE Pt.1

Filed under: Book Covers I Love,General — Juliet Madison @ 7:06 pm
If you could see me nowHeaven Can WaitI Heart New Yorklost dogs and lonely hearts

Okay, I’m only just starting to write my novel so I know it seems a tad early to be looking into book covers, but as an artist in a previous life I’m a very visual person and like to have a vision of the end result. I also simply love many of the colourful chick lit covers that are around, and they really inspire me with the writing (a picture tells a thousand words so they say).

So I’m going to start gathering pics of some of my fave chick lit book covers.

 

~ With ‘If you could see me now” I love the red dress against the blue sky, and the illumination around the authors name.

~ With “Heaven Can Wait” I love the font used in the title and the stars in the sky.

~ “I Heart New York” is such a beautiful cover, its actually what made me buy the book in the first place. Love the pink twirly writing.

~ And “Lost dogs and lonely hearts” looks so cute! Looks like a great book to curl up with on a cold afternoon.

…Which book covers do you like?

 

What is Chick Lit? October 15, 2009

Filed under: General,Interesting Links — Juliet Madison @ 5:33 pm

Here’s a good article about chick lit, differentiating it from other genres such as romance novels. What is chick lit?