Category Archives: Austen Characters

Characters without Character in Pride and Prejudice

Characters without Character in Pride and Prejudice

If a writer made Darcy behave like Bingley, Elizabeth behave like Jane, Mrs. Bennet behave like Mrs. Gardiner, and Lydia simply behave, it wouldn’t really be a good variation of Pride & Prejudice. Jane Austen created well defined characters. Changing one or two characters is fair, but writers can’t credibly change too many characters without… more goodness …

Persuasion (1971) Trivia Challenge

Persuasion (1971) Trivia Challenge

Nearly fifty years have passed since this Austen adaptation of Persuasion debuted on the small screen. Filmed at a time when ITV drama productions were low-budget affairs, studio sets are obviously used for the interior scenes. The acting feels awkwardly similar a theatrical production, which is hardly surprising since most of the British actors of… more goodness …

Writing a prequel – like unravelling the threads of a beautiful tapestry.

Writing a prequel – like unravelling the threads of a beautiful tapestry.

The Other Miss Bates is the second book in the Highbury series, in which I explore the possibilities of life for the inhabitants of that quiet Surrey town thirty years before they are brought to life by Jane Austen in Emma. Usually, writing a book involves taking separate strands of story – character, plot, setting… more goodness …

Betting on Mr. Wickham

Betting on Mr. Wickham

One of my favorite parts in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is when George Wickham runs off with Lydia Bennet and everyone learns the truth about his character. From a writing craft perspective, it’s one of the best story twists in all of literature, and it showcases Jane Austen’s masterful use of what we in… more goodness …

It’s a Year of Jane Austen!

It’s a Year of Jane Austen!

Happy New Year! 2020 is shaping up to be a great year, especially for fans of Jane Austen. It seems each month of the new year brings an event to look forward to; and no matter where you live in the U.S. or U.K., there’s probably an Austen-related event scheduled near you. Let’s take a… more goodness …

Resolutions

Resolutions

New Year’s Day: a time during which we, as in the Roman God Janus’ namesake month, look backward at what has been and then forward to, hopefully, apprehend what will (or might) be. #InspiredByAusten authors, in the process of attending to their craft, understand that the relating of interesting stories is only one part of… more goodness …

Announcing Regina Jeffers’s Annual “Twelfth Night Sale” ~ 38 Books ~ Do Not Miss It!!! December 26 – January 5!

Announcing Regina Jeffers’s Annual “Twelfth Night Sale” ~ 38 Books ~ Do Not Miss It!!! December 26 – January 5!

In case you have not noticed, thirty-eight of my titles are on sale for my annual Twelfth Night Sale! The sale runs from December 26, 2019, to January 5, 2020.  Fill up your eReaders!!!! For the books for which I own the rights, all books will be between $0.99 and $1.75. There are Austen-inspired titles,… more goodness …

Christmas Stories Old and New

Christmas Stories Old and New

Most people have their Christmas traditions. It could involve going to church, being with family, volunteering to work the Christmas shift while others celebrate, eating a sumptuous meal, going out for Chinese, exchanging presents, decorating traditionally, or enjoying seasonal music. For writers, one traditional thing to prepare for the season is to write a Christmas… more goodness …