I just finished See Jane Write: A Girl's Guide to Writing, which was quite an entertaining read. I'm not sure that what I'm writing is technically considered chick lit, but it was a fun adventure to dip into a somewhat foreign world. There were lots of stereotypically pink & pale blue pages and endless references to shoes. However, the general message of the book was good. Lots of clarification about how tough it is to write & get published mixed in with encouraging how-to's of the genre. It's been a long time since I've read a writing book that I liked so much...probably since Stephen King's On Writing. They're usually so harsh and didactic, but this one was easy to get through. There are a few exercises that seem beneficial, but I found some of the quotes to be the most impactful. Using quotes from other people who've written books about writing is another way to pad a writing book. I liked the quotes in this one, though they weren't poetic or flowery, just straightforward. I feel a little energized after having finished it. If you're looking for a light read, especially if the genre is something that you're interested in, this book just might be for you.
Causes Katherine McWilliams Supports
The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation jdrf.org Macula Vision Research Foundation mvrf.org Washington Office on Latin America wola.org/juarez