Tag Archives: Jane Austen

“Jane Doe”

“You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”                                      Mr. Darcy, Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love Pride and Prejudice! Amazing Jane … Continue reading

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Spirited Storyselling

        “It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.        “However little known the feelings or views of such a man may be on his … Continue reading

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Reading Well

“I believe very, very deeply in books. I think they’re the only thing we have that can get us to radically re-understand our society. I don’t think movies can. I don’t think a song can. But a book can.” Sebastian … Continue reading

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Transcendental Gumshoe

One of the things that I absolutely adore about writers is how endlessly inventive they are. They are proof positive of the boundless power of the imagination. One of the many ways in which this expresses itself is their incredible … Continue reading

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Shelf Help

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.” Cicero “The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbors, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property … Continue reading

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Stepping Out

“You’ve got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.” Chris Evert “Everything nourishes what is strong already.” Jane Austen Wherever you are in your writing life, breaking through to the next … Continue reading

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Story Turns

Some rules of the road in writing are worth paying attention to and one of them related to plotting says that in order to keep a reader’s interest from flagging, a story should “turn” every four to six pages. A … Continue reading

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