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Wonderful Words of Austen I-P

Wonderful Words of Austen I-P

Today is our second installment of the 3-part Wonderful Words of Austen series. Immersing myself in the words she used and how she used them has given me a different perspective on Austen’s writing, and how much she communicated through word choice. I hope you enjoy pondering on the selection below as much as I… more goodness …

Wonderful Words of Austen A-H

Wonderful Words of Austen A-H

Today, we’re going to play with words. Not any old words, but words that Jane Austen used; they are rich, delicious, decadent words that are worth knowing. You may well know some or all of them already, and if you do, pat yourself on the back and congratulate yourself on the breadth of your vocabulary.… more goodness …

Shades of Austen at Storymakers

Shades of Austen at Storymakers

I spent Friday and Saturday this weekend at the annual Storymakers Writers Conference. If you follow me on Twitter, you may have spotted my #Storymakers16 hashtags. 2016 is my fourth year attending, and something I noticed in previous years was the prevalence of references to Jane Austen in the workshops. I was astounded when notable… more goodness …

Aspen on Austen and a Giveaway

Aspen on Austen and a Giveaway

I entered the world of Austen by fits and starts, first with film adaptations, then by reading her novels, then by reading JAFF, then by writing it. Somewhere along the line, I became aware of the Jane Austen Society of North America, or JASNA. A little poking around on the main JASNA website led me… more goodness …

An Austen Valentine

An Austen Valentine

Yesterday was that annual love-fest of St. Valentine’s Day. Did you want to be done with it, to let it go so soon? Well, I hope not, because today we’re going to talk about a Valentine, a written one, from none other than Jane Austen herself. My husband was surprised to learn that Valentine’s Day… more goodness …

Life is Like a Jane Austen Novel

Life is Like a Jane Austen Novel

I must begin with a confession. I have been known, on occasion, to intentionally overhear conversations. Writers, however, call it research, a perfectly legitimate way to focus on the content and cadence of everyday conversations. Call it eavesdropping if you must, but I have picked up some wonderful bits of dialogue this way.  One day… more goodness …