Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Is it weird to blog about an article you wrote for another blog?

Probably, but I'm going to anyway.

Here is a brief article I wrote for The Readers Advisor, on the appeal of books to female vs male readers.

"So, if women will read just about anything, what's the special appeal of Women's Fiction?"

Really, I would love to know what you think. Do women read anything? What (if anything) makes something "men's" fiction??

Thursday, September 10, 2009


So this journalist is going to do an experiment, where she writes an entire chick lit novel in "real time". Having read some chick lit that sure felt like it was written in a month, I'm pretty sure it can be done, if not very well. : )

Saving Face? Or Losing My Mind by Dahlia Lithwick

What I really liked about her explanation article is this paragraph:
"One of the things I want to probe in this month of writing is the question of why we see chick lit as an escape. What is it about women who are overscheduled, underappreciated, and who at some point become invariably compromised by an undergarment, that appeals to us?"

In the introductory material to my 2 books, I explain the appeal factors of Women's Fiction. In a nutshell, it's that women like to read these novels because we love that aha! moment - where you say, "I know that girl!", "I AM that woman", "That just happened to me", or, "Dang, I'm glad that DIDN'T happen to me!". We love to recognize friends on the page.