Author Archives: Katherine Reay

Austen Endures…

Austen Endures…

I read an interesting New York Times article the other day I thought I’d share with you… The Word Choices that Explain Why Jane Austen Endures. I have always said that Austen draws human nature with pin-point accuracy – and since that never changes, she remains relevant. Over and over again, I find her a… more goodness …

Think, Think, Think…

Think, Think, Think…

Think, Think, Think… You’re probably thinking of Winnie-the-Pooh – and so am I. But I’m also thinking of Catherine Moreland from Northanger Abbey. Let me explain… I never really liked Northanger Abbey. To be honest, I didn’t get it. I failed to understand and appreciate Austen’s voice, perspective, satire, clever twists… And then I did.… more goodness …

Blunders

Blunders

I was thinking lately of blunders – and my inability to put them into my story. It seems I don’t have the easy facility Austen did with playful, and not so playful, character misdirects. There’s a shocker – I’m not as facile or gifted a writer as Jane Austen. 🙂 So rather than wrestle with… more goodness …