March Chicklit Author Interview Answer #5 “How do you keep the story rolling?”


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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 5th question is “How do you keep the story rolling?”

1) Author #1 :  Tetasheri Whitney

Imagine the funniest twists and plots.

2) Author #2:  Beth Merlin

Dialogue is always a great way to propel a scene or story forward. Dialogue is the best way to “show” and not tell what a character is feeling and experiencing.

3) Author #3:  Tracy Orchard

I make my characters real to me, I spend hours whilst driving and washing dishes etc making them come alive in my mind. I picture every detail about them, the way they walk and talk and dress, what they like and don’t like, they become like friends, so when I start to write the ink just flows.

4) Author #4:  Jae El Foster

You have to keep it fresh, and your protagonist must always be on direction with new obstacles awaiting. Without excitement, adventure, or love developing throughout, many authors hit a brick wall while writing.

5) Author #5:  Adesanya

Keep on typing!

6) Author #6:  Amy Spitzfaden

It’s as simple as asking myself “Okay, what happens now?” It’s easy to start writing a scene where nothing happens, so when I hit that, I just try to figure out what the next plot point is and how to make that happen, regardless of if it feels right for it to happen right now in the overall arc. Every single time the pacing ends up being what it needs to be, so I’m careful not to include filler.

7) Author #7:  Summer Dowell

As bad as it sounds, I always like to think “how can I make this situation worse for my main character?” Usually if I’m getting stuck that means I’m making things too easy for my hero/heroine!

8) Author #8:  Jennifer Patricia O’Keeffe

What I write has to make me smile (or gasp, knowing there is a smile coming soon). If that hasn’t happened in a bit, I’ll reconsider the direction of a story and tweak it so that something happens that’ll bring the smile back to my lips.

9) Author #9:  Sasha Lane

I always write the last chapter first so I know exactly how I want the book to end and what I’m working towards. The rest is just the journey to get to that point, which is fuelled by my overactive imagination!

10) Author #10:  Kristin Billerbeck

If I get bored, I change things up. I’m very ADD and if I’m bored, my reader is going to be bored. Sometimes, I have to stop and just wait it out while my subconscious sorts it out.

11) Author #11:  Phaedra Patrick

Some days it can be tough. If part of a story isn’t coming through, then I edit for a while instead. Or I think what my character needs to do next, what issue are they trying to solve, who do they need to speak to, etc. and that propels the story forward.

12) Author #12:  Katie Joyce Cross

I gift my characters with a lot of issues, particularly with themselves. Women love it when we are our own bad guy.

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March Chicklit Author Interview Answer #4 “What made you choose chicklit genre?”


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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.

If you are an author and would like to participate in our upcoming interviews, check out this link, sign up and get your fans to ask their questions to the participating authors! The goal of this author interview is to increase the engagement between readers and authors, and to expose authors to new group of readers.

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So, the 4th question is “What made you choose chicklit genre?”

1) Author #1 :  Tetasheri Whitney

The character in my book is a Queen though she is unaware of it.

2) Author #2:  Beth Merlin

I didn’t set out to write chick lit, but the setting of One S’more Summer, a sleep away camp seemed to lend itself to the genre.

3) Author #3:  Tracy Orchard

I didn’t start out to write a chick lit book, in fact my characters are aged 30 and 40 and I assumed it was women’s lit that I was writing. It was only after people read it and started telling me how much they laughed and cried and loved the characters that I realized they were right in telling me I had actually written a chick lit book!

4) Author #4:  Jae El Foster

I don’t choose the genres; the genres choose me. (lol) I write whatever story comes to me. Sometimes it’s Chick Lit; sometimes it’s Sci Fi. Sometimes it’s horror or contemporary. As long as the story is there, I don’t shy away from a genre.

5) Author #5:  Adesanya

I’ve never chosen a genre in my life. So, I didn’t choose it .. that’s just how it turned out.

6) Author #6:  Amy Spitzfaden

It’s what I love to read the most! I love the real stories told in such a funny, lively, bright way.

7) Author #7:  Summer Dowell

I love a good romance story, but I also love making people laugh. The quick and easy banter in most of my stories is my favorite part of writing so the choice was pretty natural

8) Author #8:  Jennifer Patricia O’Keeffe

I write what makes me happy. I write genuinely happy, humorous, and entertaining stories that show splices of life and moments in time.

9) Author #9:  Sasha Lane

My writing style is light-hearted so it suits chick lit perfectly. I also love to write in first person so this works well too. I also wanted to write books that people could laugh along with and enjoy, as a bit of escapism from real life.

10) Author #10:  Kristin Billerbeck

It’s just my natural voice. I wrote third-person romance for years until I switched to first-person and found the real Kristin.

11) Author #11:  Phaedra Patrick

I enjoy writing stories with warm characters who go on journeys of discovery. I’m not sure it was a definite choice, it’s just how my writing comes out. I always say there are enough stories about killers in the world, without me contributing to the genre.

12) Author #12:  Katie Joyce Cross

It chose me 🙂

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March Chicklit Author Interview Answer #3 “Who is your favourite chick lit author and how has her/his works inspire your writing style?”


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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.

If you are an author and would like to participate in our upcoming interviews, check out this link, sign up and get your fans to ask their questions to the participating authors! The goal of this author interview is to increase the engagement between readers and authors, and to expose authors to new group of readers.

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So, the 3rd question is “Who is your favourite chick lit author and how has her/his works inspire your writing style?”

1) Author #1 :  Tetasheri Whitney

Maya Angelou is my favorite chick lit author. One of her very early books sheds emotion on the realities of sexual molestation of young black girls in the afro centric community.

2) Author #2:  Beth Merlin

I love Emily Giffin and Sophie Kinsella. Their books have great dialogue, characters and settings.

3) Author #3:  Tracy Orchard

Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding was the first book in this genre that I read, and therefore it made the biggest impression on what I would call chick-lit writing. I love the ‘real’ character that emphasizes all the negatives about a woman whilst at the same time endearing her to readers so they can root for her happiness.

4) Author #4:  Jae El Foster

Jennifer Patricia O’Keeffe, and this is why I encouraged her to become a publisher author. She finds the humor in life in ways that many of us overlook, and she’s able to utilize that joy of life and love in her stories like no one I’ve ever read.

5) Author #5:  Adesanya

I would say I’ve liked one I JUST discovered. Jennifer Patrica O’Keeffe

6) Author #6:  Amy Spitzfaden

Sophie Kinsella! I started reading her when I was so young that her voice has shaped all of my writing. I love the real issues she addresses is such a humorous way with the assurance that it will all be okay in the end. It’s a hard balance to strike but she accomplishes it every time.

7) Author #7:  Summer Dowell

I love so many, but Sophie Kinsella’s dry humor always get me laughing! I hope I can do the same thing for my readers

8) Author #8:  Jennifer Patricia O’Keeffe

I am wide-read and inspired by many. I’d hate to have to pick and choose a favorite.

9) Author #9:  Sasha Lane

Sophie Kinsella and Lindsey Kelk are my two favourite Chick Lit authors. Sophie Kinsella’s ‘Shopaholic’ series is probably the series that got me addicted to Chick Lit. Lindsey Kelk grew up near to where I did so I have followed her books from day one. I love the fact that her characters are so easy to like and you feel like they’re your friend by the end of the book. Both authors create characters that you can love from the first chapter, and that feel entirely real.

10) Author #10:  Kristin Billerbeck

Marian Keyes. She never shies away from dark topics and can make me laugh about anything. That’s how I want to write. I want people to deal in truth, but know there is hope and light at the end of the tunnel.

11) Author #11:  Phaedra Patrick

I don’t have a favourite author in this genre. I enjoy all different types of books by lots of different authors. I don’t tend to follow any singular writer.

12) Author #12:  Katie Joyce Cross

Oh, I do love a good Sophie Kinsella novel!

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March Chicklit Author Interview Answer #2 “How is chick lit different from women’s fiction?”

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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.

If you are an author and would like to participate in our upcoming interviews, check out this link, sign up and get your fans to ask their questions to the participating authors! The goal of this author interview is to increase the engagement between readers and authors, and to expose authors to new group of readers.

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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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March Chicklit Author Interview Answer #1 “Which issue of modern womanhood does your book addresses? Why the issue?”

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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.

If you are an author and would like to participate in our upcoming interviews, check out this link, sign up and get your fans to ask their questions to the participating authors! The goal of this author interview is to increase the engagement between readers and authors, and to expose authors to new group of readers.

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So, the 1st question is “Which issue of modern womanhood does your book addresses? Why the issue?”

1) Author #1 :  Tetasheri Whitney

Sex trafficking and abuse to neglected women

2) Author #2:  Beth Merlin

In my series, the main character Gigi takes a back seat in her career and love life. Over the course of the three books, she learns her worth and is able to become the heroine of her own life.

3) Author #3:  Tracy Orchard

The controversy of internet dating and of ‘testing the waters’ before committing. The issue addresses why is it ok for men to have multiple relationships when women, ideally, should only have one, especially at ‘one time.’

4) Author #4:  Jae El Foster

In ‘Ashaki’s Beauty Parlor,’ our protagonist faces three strong obstacles that most modern women can, in one way or another, relate to, including: the loss of a parent, the betrayal of a lover, and owning her own business.

5) Author #5:  Adesanya

An Autumn of Incident covers one woman’s new life after surviving emotional abuse.

6) Author #6:  Amy Spitzfaden

Fingerprinted Hearts addresses being a woman in business and dealing with imposter syndrome and feelings of unworthiness. It also deals with sisterhood, both literal and figurative, and struggling to align your inner compass with your outer relationships.

7) Author #7:  Summer Dowell

Independence. Most of my books are about young single women who are supporting themselves and fulfilling their own dreams. Eventually they all end up with a man, but I try to show no they’re totally capable and self-sufficient without one!

8) Author #8:  Jennifer Patricia O’Keeffe

My story ‘We Made Snow Angels’ addresses tackling the odds and pushing through embarrassment. I think we’ve all made fools of ourselves before in one way or another, and it’s important to see that we’re all just human beings doing the best we can do to struggle through.

9) Author #9:  Sasha Lane

The struggle to balance the many roles that a woman has in life, and the pressure to ‘fit in’ to what society expects of women. I address the issues of marriage and children and the fact that women can feel conflicted if they do not follow this path. I have chosen this theme as I think it’s something that people can relate too. We all have such busy lives and can put ourselves under so much pressure to be perfect at everything.

10) Author #10:  Kristin Billerbeck

Daddy Issues — when Dad is a good parent to your younger siblings and you must find your worth elsewhere.

11) Author #11:  Phaedra Patrick

The Library of Lost and Found addresses the issue of being able to say ‘no’. My heroine, Martha Storm, finds herself saying ‘yes’ to everyone, and taking too much on, so she often feels overwhelmed. I think women today have lots on their shoulders but can feel uncomfortable saying ‘no’ to things.

12) Author #12:  Katie Joyce Cross

Our belief that our value has anything to do with the number on the scale.

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March Chicklit Author Interview: Author #12 Phaedra Patrick

Phaedra

Phaedra Patrick is the internationally bestselling author, best known for THE CURIOUS CHARMS OF ARTHUR PEPPER, which has been translated into over twenty languages worldwide. Her second novel is titled, ‘RISE AND SHINE, BENEDICT STONE,’ and her third novel is called, THE LIBRARY OF LOST AND FOUND.

Phaedra qualified firstly as a stained glass artist before gaining her professional Marketing qualifications. She has worked as a waitress, stained glass designer, film festival organiser and communications manager. She enjoyed her first real writing success when she entered and won several short story competitions, and she now writes full time.

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March Chicklit Author Interview: Author #11 Katie Cross

Katie Cross

Writing stories about women finding themselves is my passion. Okay, food too. I write to sink into a new chance. Experience single life again. Savor that scrumptious cupcake. Meet that unexpectedly perfect guy. And absorb the sweetness in those bakery goodies. Read my stories to enjoy that zest of life again.