Girl's Guide to Writing Guidebooks
Are you an expert in nothing?
Did you just LOVE He's Just Not that Into You?
Are you a JAP or could you pass for one?
Is your writing as confessional as a teenager's blog on MySpace with less sex, more bad dates, mean ungrateful bosses and, ideally, tons of references to booze, shoes, brunch and gay best friends?
Are you old enough to be verging on spinster, fat enough to be verging on size 14, or famous enough to rank as a celebrity, even just C or D list?
Then you should totally write a guidebook!!!!!! :)
It doesn't matter about what--although dating and break-ups and finding a man are really under-developed subjects--it just matters that you claim to have "hard-won" experience, and to dispense "witty wisdom," and that you do it in a kicky typeface. Slap on a title that includes the word "guidebook" or "handbook" or, ideally, "girls' guide," and then figure out what you want to write about, after your agent sells it.