Category Archives: Jane Austen

The Poetic Writing of Jane Austen

The Poetic Writing of Jane Austen

A few months ago, I attended a seminar at Drew University in Madison, Jersey: Austen and Byron: Together Again. While the lecture was interesting and resulting in my immediate purchasing of several Byron books (of which I have only glanced through since then…such is the life of a book-a-holic), the most fascinating aspect of the… 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 …

Finding JAFF Inspiration in Unlikely Places

Finding JAFF Inspiration in Unlikely Places

For me one of the best parts of writing JAFF has been encountering a community of writers and readers who are equally interested in and passionate about Jane Austen’s works.  Who else will debate whether Bingley deserves Jane’s love or if Fanny Price is a sufficiently active heroine?  If I tried to initiate such a… more goodness …

Jane Austen and Narrative Voice

Jane Austen and Narrative Voice

“Voice” is a tricky subject for writers. It isn’t a teachable aspect of writing, but it is invaluable and strengthens with practice, perseverance and diligence. Usually a reader finds it within character in novels. You know, unique characters that simply are themselves. Readers may call them friend or enemy, but not fictional – for they… more goodness …