"A clear, concise, easy-to-read (and reread) guide to writing contemporary women's fiction. Like a pair of heels you can actually dance in, this book is a keeper."
---Alisa Kwitney, author of The Dominant Blonde
“If you want to write chick lit, this book is a must, primarily because Yardley breaks down what’s really happening with the chick lit market and nails down what a chick lit novel must have. The author has a breezy tone that will appeal to readers and aspiring authors of chick lit books. Aspiring authors in other genres may also want to give this a try.”
“Writers looking for a particular kind of motivation will find it in Cathy Yardley’s Will Write for Shoes. A sound and welcome defense of chick lit . . . Yardley’s advice is precise, realistic, and readable. And her insistence that you need a story, not just a 'cool idea,' is worth the sale price alone.”
“If you’re thinking of [writing] a chick lit novel, this is the book for you. The content is pure gold. Yardley knows what she’s talking about.”
"Yardley gives a humorous but honest look at the dos and don'ts of the biz, arming writers with a valuable tool in their arsenal on the way to publication."
---Erica Orloff, author of Do They Wear High Heels in Heaven?
“Funny but informative . . . the literary equivalent of your best friend. Yardley knows how to ride the roller coaster of chick-lit publishing. . . . She provides excellent examples and sage advice [with] refreshing self-awareness.”
"Accessible, wise, and fun. Yardley's step-by-step approach, boundless wisdom, and humorous tone make this an invaluable aid to any writer hoping to break into the genre!"
---Carren Lisner, author of Carrie Pilby
"I laughed, I cried, I finished my Chick Lit novel! Thank you, Cathy Yardley, for putting everything I ever wanted to know about Chick Lit all in one place. The appendixes alone are worth their weight in chocolate."
--Deanna Carlyle, cofounder of the International Women's Fiction Festival
“Light and unintimidating . . . fans of chick lit will likely appreciate the customized manuals. . . . Teen fans of the chick-lit style may also benefit.”