A Day of Persuasion

A Day of Persuasion

Just about a month ago I was able to spend the entire day with other Janeites at an event hosted by the eastern Pennsylvania chapter of JASNA. The theme for this day was “The Power of Persuasion,” and it was of course dedicated to Jane Austen’s final work. I thought you might like seeing pictures… more goodness …

We Learn Something From Every Review + a Giveaway

We Learn Something From Every Review + a Giveaway

Being part of the small #Austenesque writers’ community (although one which grows every day), I have observed in myself something which undoubtedly (given the posts and comments I have read) is common from author to author. We all obsess over the reviews of our books. Now, that is nothing new. All we need to do… more goodness …

A Tale of Two Janes

A Tale of Two Janes

  Recently I was re-reading Emma and was struck by the character of Jane Fairfax—how she is held up as this example of feminine virtue and accomplishment, but still remains a mystery. I was trying to think of comparable characters in Austen’s other novels and I hit upon another Jane: Jane Bennet. Like Jane Fairfax, Jane… more goodness …

The Lack of “Reality” in Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” ~ Does It Matter? + a Giveaway

The Lack of “Reality” in Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” ~ Does It Matter? + a Giveaway

In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, we often think of the story as being a depiction of the Regency era. But does it truly speak to the time? If so, would not Elizabeth Bennet be more sensitive to her family’s situation? Our heroine turns down two proposals, both of which would “save” her family. Is… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Eliza Shearer’s “The Making of a Janeite” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Eliza Shearer’s “The Making of a Janeite” Giveaway

  Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Eliza Shearer‘s “The Making of a Janeite” Giveaway. Sadie Bernal, Mary Campbell, and virginiakohl will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Shearer‘s Miss Darcy’s Beaux. Congratulations, Ladies. Please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules… more goodness …

Jane Austen’s Errors

Jane Austen’s Errors

Something very reassuring to the author of Jane Austen fan fiction is the knowledge that she made mistakes, too. As I begin reading through my editor’s notes on Being Mrs. Bennet (look for it this July), I’m reminding myself of how many errors appear in Austen’s printed works. This is particularly comforting to those of us… more goodness …

Points to Remember…

Points to Remember…

Recently I was chatting with a young woman about writing. She hoped to pursue it as a major in college and wondered what it was about and what advice I might give. In doing so, I reminded myself of some points regarding both writing and life I’d rather not forget – and too often do.… more goodness …