Frolic Talks Lad-Lit!
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My Novel Has Now Been Proofread!
Well, my proofreader took less time than expected! I got the manuscript for Not Famous back yesterday. There were quite a few minor grammatical corrections! Over the next week I plan to go through the manuscript, approve all the changes and prepare the eARCs! Aside from the corrections, my proofreader offered some thoughts I’d like…
Is The Key To Selling Lad-Lit Marketing To Women?
Wow, I had no idea that the publishing world was writing off “lad lit” fourteen years ago… but it’s true. In 2004, Publisher’s Weekly published an article titled “Lad Lit Hits the Skids”, and it was kind of frightening to read. What if publishers created a subgenre and nobody read it? In the case of “lad…
Is My Novel Funny Enough To Be Lad-Lit?
This is a question I’ve been asking myself for a while. Now that the first draft of my novel Not Famous is complete, I’m choosing to revisit it. One common description of lad-lit is that is contain a lot of humor. Lots of lad-lit I’ve read is definitely meant to make you laugh-out-loud. If we go…
Writing for Men… and Women.
Today I got curious about the prevalance of the term “lad-lit” and decided to do a Google News search on the term and see what came up. Not much. Articles were sparse… but… I did find a three-year-old Newsweek article that caught my eye about… you guessed it, Nick Hornby. Titled, “King of Lad Lit…
Does Lad Lit Have to be Comedy?
My recent progress towards the completion of my novel has me wondering about what genre it is. As someone who reads, and is largely inspired by, what is known as “lad-lit”, naturally, it seems to make sense that my novel would fit in that category. I’ve previously pondered what makes lad-lit “lad-lit” but the definition…
On The Lad-Lit Genre
If I were asked what genre my novel-in-progress could be described as, my instinct would be to say “lad-lit.” It sort of fits, according to this definition: n. A literary genre that features books written by men and focusing on young, male characters, particularly those who are selfish, insensitive, and afraid of commitment. This may…
Five Films I Wish Were Based On Novels
Many of the best films are based on novels, in my opinion. As an aspiring novelist, I have firsthand experience with the struggles of character development. Since I’ve been writing my first novel, character development (or lack thereof) is one of the things I take note of in any film I see. Of course, there…