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 …

Read Along Wednesday: Emma Chapters III & IV

Read Along Wednesday: Emma Chapters III & IV

Hello and welcome to the second ‘Emma’ read-along! I hope you enjoyed the first two chapters and Alexa’s wonderful post, which you can find here, if you haven’t read it. I have been incredibly fortunate to listen to John Mullan talking about ‘Emma’ in Chawton and also at last year’s Bath Festival, and he has… more goodness …

Weeds

WEEDS the curse and the blessing No one has better intentions than that of an eager fed-up-with-winter gardener ready to till, sow, and hover over tiny seedlings as they make their first appearance from the ground. The smile it brings as the first snow pea pushes the painfully measured ½ inch soil-cover off its eager… more goodness …

Regency Servants ~ Stable Staff

Regency Servants ~ Stable Staff

Here it is, the final installment in my 9 part (plus one bonus) series on Georgian and Regency Era servants. The first six posts covered, in detail, the men and women who maintained the interior domains of an estate manor house. Now, with this post today, four blogs have detailed the duties of those men… more goodness …

July Austen On Dit

July Austen On Dit

Welcome to another round of the latest releases, Austen news and Regency era information from the past month! Rebecca, Katherine, and I are delighted to have Victoria Kincaid join our team! In the United States, we’re in the full swing of the hot days of summer! It’s a perfect time to catch up on your… more goodness …

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Divided Between Work and Play” Giveaway

Announcing the Winner of P. O. Dixon’s “Divided Between Work and Play” Giveaway

Austen Authors is happy to announce that Anita Belanger will receive a copy of P. O. Dixon‘s latest release, Impertinent Strangers, in Dixon‘s “Divided Between Work and Play” Giveaway. [Print if U. S. address; eBook for International] Anita, please contact Regina Jeffers at jeffersregina.gmail.com to claim your prize. Congratulations!   more goodness …

Before We Begin

Before We Begin

Prereading is a vital skill to learn. It helps us readers begin to make the connections between what we know and what we are going to learn. It prepares our brains for the new information that is about to be taken in.  It can consist of various activities including, but not limited to, skimming, looking… more goodness …