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As someone who likes to write I love it when I read a book or watch a film where the main character is a writer. It's a bit like nosing into the writer rooms in the 'My Writing Room' series here on Novelicious. And the best bits in Sex and the City, for me, are where Carrie is sat at her laptop writing or when she is meeting her publishers. I have no idea why it is so compelling, after all when I worked in marketing I didn't have any curiousity into reading about other marketeers! But writers draw me in. So here are ten books all about writers.
1. The Other Side of the Story by Marian Keyes – Three women. One a literary agent, Jojo. Lily, a writer with a very successful first novel but who is struggling to write her second. And Gemma, Lily's ex-best friend who is now writing her own painful and funny story.
2. One Night Stand by Julie Cohen – Eleanor is the author of steamy novels but her life is far from the erotica that trips off her fingers into her computer. In fact, her life is extremely mundane. Until, that is, she has a one night stand. And ends up with something to remind her of that night, forever.
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3. The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell – Meet Carrie Bradshaw before she becomes Carrie of New York and of her column Sex and the City. This is the Carrie at high school, in a small town, who is beginning to become a very sharp writer.
4. One Thing Led to Another by Katy Regan – Based on the journalist author's own life, this is the story of one woman who accidentally had a baby with her best friend.
6. Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination by Helen Fielding – Olivia is a go-getting beauty journalist for the Sunday Times. When she travels to Miami for a face cream launch there is a terrorist incident and Olivia decides to investigate.
7. The Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger – Andrea wants to become a journalist. A serious journalist. So when she is offered a job at Runway as Miranda Priestly's assistant she figured it would be an excellent stepping stone. Little did she know what was actually in store for her.
8. Good In Bed by Jennifer Weiner – Candace Shapiro. Smart, funny and writer for the local newspaper in Philadelphia. Her life is ticking along just fine, until her ex-boyfriend writes a column about her in a monthly magazine.
9. The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopoholic by Sophie Kinsella – Rebecca Bloomwood is a financial journalist telling people how to manage their money. In real life, she has trouble managing her own, because she just can't stop shopping.
10. The Look of Love by Judy Astley – Bella a writer of columns has just had her fingers burned by a married man. Then she catches her daughter in bed with her boyfriend and her ex-husband wants to sell the family home. But Bella finds out a way to stay in the house and make money.