Category Archives: Jane Austen

Writing an Austen Variation or Continuation, by Catherine Bilson

Writing an Austen Variation or Continuation, by Catherine Bilson

For me, writing a fiction story, whether it’s JAFF, fanfiction for a different universe (I also write Marvel fanfic!) or an original with your own characters, always begins with the question “What if?” What if THIS happened? What if there was a girl who discovered her father was a fallen angel? What if a couple… more goodness …

Land Forms or Formed By the Land?

Land Forms or Formed By the Land?

“…their lives were linked and interwoven in innumerable and often intimate Ways and because this…land shaped all who lived along its rivers, by its Swamps and on its islands and sandy hills, even as those who lived there Shaped the land itself.” Erskine Clarke, Dwelling Place As I have been working my way through the… more goodness …

Darcy Speaks!  Mr. Darcy to the Rescue Now Available on Audiobook

Darcy Speaks! Mr. Darcy to the Rescue Now Available on Audiobook

After many ups and downs, Mr. Darcy to the Rescue is now available on audiobook. There have been three different narrators attached to the project at different points, and the whole process took far longer than anticipated. But the ultimate result is great!   Look below for a plot summary and an excerpt from the beginning… more goodness …

Ruminations on and a story of Sense and Sensibility

Ruminations on and a story of Sense and Sensibility

It’s so tempting to interpret Sense & Sensibility through the lense of its title, even more so than Pride & Prejudice. Yes, Elizabeth is prejudice and Darcy is proud, but there is some muddling of the lines, whereas Elinor is all sense and Marianne is total sensibility. Furthermore, Austen’s exploration of this polarity fits so… more goodness …

Seeing Fanny Price Through Modern Eyes

Seeing Fanny Price Through Modern Eyes

Until this week, I had seen all of the major film adaptations of Jane Austen’s novels—the theater releases, the BBC series, etc.—except one. I have now completed the sweep by finally watching Patricia Rozema’s 1999 version of Mansfield Park. I missed the movie when it came out. After reading a few reviews and coming across… more goodness …

Mrs. Bennet and Her Nerves

Mrs. Bennet and Her Nerves

When I thought about Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, I realized it could have been named Flaws and Fripperies or Ignorance and Indolence almost as well as Pride and Prejudice. All the characters were shown to have major flaws: Elizabeth her pride/prejudice, Mr. Darcy his prejudice/pride, Mr. Bennet his indolence, Lydia and Kitty too involved… more goodness …

Bronwen Chisholm’s Debut Post: An Introduction

Bronwen Chisholm’s Debut Post: An Introduction

Hello, Hello, Hello! I cannot express how tickled I am to be making my debut on Austen Authors. Following the example of my fellow new authors to the site, I will take this first blog to introduce myself and my love of everything Austen. Although I grew up surrounded by books, I somehow avoided Jane… more goodness …