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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Story Secrets: THE UNWRITTEN RULE by Elizabeth Scott

What a treat to have Elizabeth Scott, well-loved author of SOMETHING, MAYBE, BLOOM, PERFECT YOU and many more - and our second Author-In-Residence at readergirlz - here to spill her Story Secrets about THE UNWRITTEN RULE, which just released this week! (If you missed other Story Secrets, read them here!)

Welcome, Elizabeth!

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THE UNWRITTEN RULE is about a girl who falls for her best friend's boyfriend. As you can guess, things get really messy really fast, and although the story is a romance, it's as much about friendship and how complicated it can be as it is about love.


How did THE UNWRITTEN RULE come to you?
I actually came up with it when I was talking to my editor, Jen Klonsky! We were talking about high school and somehow we ended up talking about the things you weren't supposed to ever do--like liking a friend's boyfriend or ex-boyfriend. "It's like a unwritten rule!" I said, and then WHAM! The story just hit me...

Read the rest and see the trailer!

3 comments:

Melissa Walker said...

So much fun! I love that Elizabeth and Jen just started talking about this idea.

holly cupala said...

Exactly - and she put her finger right on it. There really is that unwritten rule!

Lorie Ann Grover said...

This backstory was very cool to hear.