Category Archives: Writing & Publishing

George Wickham: How Jane Austen Masterfully Uses a Minor Character to Drive the Main Plot of “Pride and Prejudice”

George Wickham: How Jane Austen Masterfully Uses a Minor Character to Drive the Main Plot of “Pride and Prejudice”

How a Minor Character Controls the Story‚Äôs Action: Jane Austen‚Äôs Use of George Wickham Today,¬†I thought we might take a closer look at George Wickham‚Äôs importance to¬†Pride and Prejudice‚Äôs plot. For a minor character, with few lines and little description, the action of Pride and Prejudice greatly rests on the scoundrel‚Äôs shoulders. What do we… more goodness …

Anachronisms: The Regency Writer’s Enemy?

Anachronism: Something or someone that is not in its correct historical or chronological time. I love the word, but¬†I don’t love finding them¬†in a book or a film where anachronisms¬†are not intentionally placed to somehow benefit the story. For example, I adore the movie Moulin Rouge partly because it is full of interesting anachronisms. While… more goodness …

Cowgirl Cat

Cowgirl Cat

On November 8th, something wonderful happened. No, I‚Äôm not referring to the election in the USA. I think many of us would prefer to forget about that (and I‚Äôm writing this blog BEFORE Election Day so draw your own conclusions as to what I mean‚Ķ). What I‚Äôm referring to is the publication of my latest… more goodness …

JAFF Addicts Rejoice

JAFF Addicts Rejoice

Recently I read a message from another author in the field of JAFF, and she was asking if we thought the genre was over saturated with all the new authors in the field. ¬†My opinion is: no way! One of the nice things about JAFF is the fact that our characters are timeless. ¬†They have… 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 …