Author Archives: Alexa Adams

Read Along Wednesday: Emma Chapters 46-48

Read Along Wednesday: Emma Chapters 46-48

The chapters for this week are filled with revelation, reflection, and regret. At The Writer’s Block we will delve into some of the nitty gritty details of the reading, while using this introductory post to compare and contrast two wildly different film interpretations of the scenes in which Jane Fairfax and Frank Churchill’s secret engagement… more goodness …

Austen Authors at NaNoWriMo

Austen Authors at NaNoWriMo

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) kicked off on the 1st, and as it will be pretty much my entire world for the next 26 days, I could think of little else to share with you today. For those unfamiliar with the event, NaNo challenges participants to write 50,000 words in 30 days. That’s 1,667 words… more goodness …

Read Along Wednesday: Emma Chapter 19

Read Along Wednesday: Emma Chapter 19

Welcome to volume two! In volume one we remained within the elite confines of Emma’s preferred society. Now we begin to meet Highbury at large, and there is no better place to begin such an acquaintance than with Miss Bates. We have already heard her voice in chapter two. Austen need not tell us this is Miss Bates… more goodness …

Quiz: Are you an Emma?

Quiz: Are you an Emma?

I remain in high Emma mode thanks to our current read along, and today I’d like to share with you a quiz I’ve created inspired by our ongoing conversation at The Writers’ Block. It is an old game amongst Janeites to identify one particular heroine who most mirrors ourselves, and I had the somewhat troubling realization many,… more goodness …

Read Along Wednesday: Emma Chapters V & VI

Read Along Wednesday: Emma Chapters V & VI

Welcome back to Read Along Wednesday! Come have your share of the conversation at The Writer’s Block. In chapters five and six we get to know some of the principal characters a bit better. In particular, Mr. Knightley and Mrs. Weston’s prolonged conversation about Emma in chapter five gives us a much better concept of… more goodness …