Stories, Stories, Stories, and Research

Stories, Stories, Stories, and Research

Once upon a time, about three months ago, I marked today as the day when I wanted to have a particular book ready to publish. Often, I hit my mark on or near the bullseye. However, this time, my arrow has flown far afield from the target, and I am not ready to publish a… more goodness …

Top Ten Goofs in Emma (1972)

Top Ten Goofs in Emma (1972)

Years ago, I purchased a collection of Austen adaptations produced by the BBC in the 1970’s and 80’s. I watched all of them at least once, but some collected dust after their initial viewing, including this version of Emma. I came to this particular series “cold,” having not watched it clear through in nearly a… more goodness …

We Are Speaking of Music! a Guest Post from Jennifer Redlarczyk + a Giveaway

We Are Speaking of Music! a Guest Post from Jennifer Redlarczyk + a Giveaway

We are Speaking of Music! “What is that you are saying, Fitzwilliam? What is it you are talking of? What are you telling Miss Bennet? Let me hear what it is.” “We are speaking of music, Madam,” said he, when no longer able to avoid a reply. “Of music! Then pray speak aloud. It is… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Victoria Kincaid’s “The Importance of Audiobooks” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Victoria Kincaid’s “The Importance of Audiobooks” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Victoria Kincaid‘s “The Importance of Audiobooks” Giveaway. Ms. Kincaid is giving away two audiobooks–Mr. Darcy to the Rescue and The Secrets of Darcy and Elizabeth–to Erika Messer and Christa Buchan. Congratulations! Ladies, please contact Regina Jeffers, Giveaway Coordinator, at reginalm@rjeffers.com to claim your prize. [According to stated giveaway rules… more goodness …

The Words which Laid the Book Title’s Foundation

The Words which Laid the Book Title’s Foundation

Some time ago, I wrote about how I am often inspired by Jane Austen quotes as well as my tendency to include them as the epigraph in my stories. I also have another practice I enjoy and that’s bolstering the titles of my books with pivotal scenes. In fact, I am always happiest when I… more goodness …

LoveYa!

LoveYa!

I Love You~ The three most powerful words in the English language. And how cleverly Jane Austen used them. In Darcy’s first botched proposal: “In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.” Our darling… more goodness …

Jane Austen’s Writing Desk

Jane Austen’s Writing Desk

I thought for a long time about what I should say in this month’s post.  After a few hours of race-watching (it was a postponed race, so I was watching on Monday instead of Sunday) and bouncing several ideas around in my mind, I decided to go with something writing-related. Suddenly, I thought about our… more goodness …

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy” Giveaway

Announcing the Winners of Regina Jeffers’s “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy” Giveaway

Austen Authors is pleased to announce the winners of Regina Jeffers‘s “Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy” Giveaway. evamedmonds, Charlene Capodice, and Delores Erwin will each receive an eBook copy of Ms. Jeffers‘s Where There’s a FitzWILLiam Darcy. Congratulations, Ladies. Check your emails, prizes have been sent out from Amazon. [I feared a power outage for I am… more goodness …

Writing Historical Fiction; the Do’s and Don’ts

Writing Historical Fiction; the Do’s and Don’ts

I have any number of very talented writer friends who tell me that writing historical fiction is far too terrifying even to contemplate. That they just know they’d get something crucial wrong and be torn to shreds by a baying pack of vicious reviewer hounds. The Review Hounds are a terrifying prospect indeed (though one… more goodness …