Romantic Urban Purple

Words fail us at the sheer number of these copycats out there. And more are churned out every week.

So… What’s the formula for chick lit with a contemporary urban twist?

1. Add a knocked-back cityscape for instant escapism.

2. Make sure your title is in scribbly writing, to make it all feel a lot more personal.

3. Sprinkle liberally with a shower of pretty things — snowflakes, hearts, butterflies, fireworks — tumbling gently from the sky.

4. If you want to add a sense of daring abandon, bung on a twirling woman.

5. Oh, and of course… colour the whole thing purple like everyone else’s jackets. You wouldn’t want to stand out on the shelf now, would you?

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  1. This is very true. I used to slightly impressed every time I went to the bookstore, because it seemed that this one chick lit author had written TONS of books. It took me some time to realize that there were actually a couple of different authors involved. I guess you’re not really supposed to remember these books.

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