Tag Archives | Chick Lit

Musings in Frustration

Don’t get me wrong, I love writing. I LOVE writing. Finishing the first draft of my novel, Girl Tries Life, was euphoric. I had created it. All 68,000 words of it. Me. My imagination. It was one of those moments in life where I was really proud of myself. But that was back in December. Life […]

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Do you ever get ahead of yourself?

Yes, I know, I’m only meant to post twice a week, but this topic has been nagging at me and I want to know what you think… now! (I was never one for patience or the long game). About a week ago I had coffee with a fellow aspiring writer. For a good chunk of the […]

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Shiny New Story Syndrome

Shiny New Story Syndrome

My name is Victoria, and I suffer from Shiny New Story Syndrome (SNSS). Shiny New Story Syndrome Definition: (noun) 1.When a writer struggles to finish the story they are working on, and is instead distracted by newer story ideas. 2. The writing equivalent of ADHD. Am I alone in my suffering of SNSS? I feel like […]

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New Adult Fiction – Here to Stay?

Before I went to the Surrey International Writers’ Conference in 2013, I had never heard of the new adult genre. YA – check. Romance – check. Historical, paranormal, fantasy, steampunk (all in one novel?) – check. New adult was described to me, and Wikipedia et al have since confirmed it, as the 18-25 year old […]

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A Moral Dilemma by Zara Kingsley

Book Review: A Moral Dilemma by Zara Kingsley

When I joined onto the Fiction Addiction blog tour for A Moral Dilemma I was feeling the itch to read some good chick lit. I was not disappointed. A Moral Dilemma, by Zara Kingsley, centres around Rebecca Hardy, a beautician at a boutique beauty salon in London. Becky has just dumped her cheating boyfriend, leaving her the sole […]

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Blog Hop: Writing Process

I was recently asked to take part in a blog hop by the lovely Diana Cranstoun. If you haven’t checked out her blog before, please do. You’ll find fascinating posts that bring history to life as she writes about wartime nurses. She’s even been known to go on a wartime rations diet challenge from time […]

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Pseudonym

To Pseudonym or not to Pseudonym?

Okay, first off, pseudonym is not a spelling that comes naturally to me, so from here on out we’ll talk pen names. Since beginning my writing journey, I’ve progressed from thinking I only had one novel in me, to developing the concepts for multiple novels of multiple lengths in multiple genres. My natural state – […]

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Which Critique Personality Do You Have?

For the past year I’ve been involved on and off with a critique group. They have made the world of a difference to my manuscript, but along the way I’ve talked with other critique groups and have discovered that there are distinct critique personalities. Grammar Gaby Gaby will dissect each and every comma, fragmented sentence […]

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