Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the March Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! The support from Chicklit authors was amazing as we have 12 authors participating in this group author interview.
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So, the 2nd question is “How is chick lit different from women’s fiction?”
1) Author #1 : Tetasheri Whitney
To me chick lit differs, in a more relatable and realistic viewpoint of the livelihood of being a ‘woman’
2) Author #2: Beth Merlin
Chick lit is a bit lighter often referencing pop culture, fashion, and there is almost always a love interest or two.
3) Author #3: Tracy Orchard
Chick lit, for me, donates a more light-hearted book aimed at younger women mostly but not exclusively. Easy to read, often fun, sometimes saucy. Women’s fiction is a wide umbrella that covers books for women mostly written by women on a slightly more serious note, always with a woman as the main character.
4) Author #4: Jae El Foster
Chick Lit, in my experience, is more about the empowerment of your strong female lead versus the tender or dramatic moments that help craft great Women’s Fiction.
5) Author #5: Adesanya
I find Chick Lit to be stronger and more empowering than women’s fiction.
6) Author #6: Amy Spitzfaden
For one, chick lit guarantees a happy ending! I also feel like there’s freedom to use a lighter voice. It also needs to take place during a specific time of life (typically 20’s to 30’s) and tends to include a focus on the MC’s career.
7) Author #7: Summer Dowell
Chick lit covers similar themes of romance and womanhood, but I feel like it does it in a much more lighthearted manner. There is always an element of humor and fun in most of them
8) Author #8: Jennifer Patricia O’Keeffe
Women’s fiction is generally written by women, for women, tackling issues specific to women. Chick lit can be written by anyone and is fiction that appeals to women in some strong, relative way.
9) Author #9: Sasha Lane
Some people can have the impression that Chick Lit is ‘pink and fluffy’ but for me, it means stories about women that I can relate to, and a book that I can easily lose myself in.
10) Author #10: Kristin Billerbeck
It’s the humor and the rhythm of the dialogue. Women’s fiction takes you to dark places, but Chick Lit will make you giggle while to you. It makes it tough issues easier to digest.
11) Author #11: Phaedra Patrick
I think it’s just a type of women’s fiction, but I feel ‘chick lit’ isn’t the most complimentary term for it. Chick lit tackles many issues that women deal with today, but in a more light-hearted way. I usually describe myself as a writer of ‘commercial fiction’ rather than say I write women’s fiction or chick lit.
12) Author #12: Katie Joyce Cross
I think the expectations are much narrower for Chick Lit! For CL, I see it as a coming of age story, typically involving romance (but not about romance), with girls that are early twenties and struggling to figure out adulting.
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