Book Review: The Chick Lit Cookbook

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Author: Alicia de los Reyes

Pages: 68

Publisher: KMR Publishing

Release Date: November 25, 2013

Genre: Writing and Publishing Guides

Synopsis (from Amazon)

You’ve said it a dozen times before: If only you had the chance, you would write a chick lit novel. But between job, boyfriend, kids, school — life — you just can’t find the time.

The Chick Lit Cookbook: A Guide to Writing Your Novel in 30 Minutes a Day is the solution. This fun, cupcake-themed guide will take you from start to finish of your first draft. In 13 chapters, each with a short exercise that will get you writing now, you will learn how to create the perfect main character, her ideal love interest, a world for her to live in and an adventure that will draw in readers. You will outline your entire first draft — and then you will write it.

The Chick Lit Cookbook is a beginner’s guide to writing funny, snappy, sucks-you-into-the-story prose about modern women, life and love. It is full of tips and techniques, prompts and pep talks that will spark your imagination and inspire you to put pen to paper. The exercises can be done while sitting on the bus, waiting at the doctor’s office, or talking on the phone with your mother-in-law. This book will show you that you can and will write a chick lit novel.

Whether you’ve been wishing for years that you could write chick lit or are a brand-new fan of Bridget Jones and Becky Bloomwood, you owe it to yourself to pick up this guide. The Chick Lit Cookbook will prove to you that writing a novel can be fun and easy — it’s just like baking cupcakes!

Review

Anyone who knows me knows that I love to bake. When Alicia contacted me to review her book I jumped at the chance and I’m glad that I did.

The Chick Lit Cookbook by Alicia de los Reyes is a clever way of blending the concept of a recipe with a how-to guide. In true cookbook form this book will give you the tools that you need to get the book written. I was impressed with how fun that this book was to read and how easy it was to follow.

My favorite chapter was Chapter 3: The main ingredient – butter. Every good baker knows that lots of butter needs to be used in order to make a delicious sweet treat. With that being said as a writer the butter of your book is your main character.

Each of the exercises in the book are detailed, allowing you as the writer to really think about the elements that you want in your book and bring them to life.

This how-to book was so unique and well thought out. The Chick Lit Cookbook can be found on Amazon .

Happy Reading and Writing,

Chineka

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