Monthly Archives: March 2013

Not Worth the Paper It’s Written On…

Recently, while working on my WIP (work in progress), I spent several hours researching the paper used during the Regency Period. My character was wrapping several dresses in paper to place in storage. My first thought was tissue paper, but … Continue reading

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Finding Elizabeth Bennet in Film

Emphasis on Elizabeth Bennet… In a previous post, we discussed how Andrew Davies “created” the image of a very masculine and virile Darcy by adding scenes to the 1995 Pride and Prejudice adaptation. Some of us probably participated in “Darcy Loving Parties” at … Continue reading

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Interview with Regina Jeffers from Random Bits of Fascination

This interview originally ran on Random Bits of Fascination, the blog of fellow Austen author, Maria Grace. Writing is such a challenging endeavor. What got you started on it, and what keeps you doing it? In November 2008, I was … Continue reading

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Editing~The Most Dreadful Word in the English Language: Words Which People Often Confuse

  As an author, I come across words all the time, which people frequently confuse. Do I sometimes make errors in these choices? Heck, yes. Do I attempt to eliminate the errors prior to a book’s release? ABSOLUTELY! Among those … Continue reading

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The Highland Lady: Elizabeth Grant

At the beginning of the 19th Century, Edinburgh, Scotland, held its position as one of the world’s intellectual centers. The Scottish Enlightenment held a reputation for developing some the most gifted minds of the period. One of the leaders of … Continue reading

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Characteristic of the Gothic in My Austen-Inspired Novels

First, those who read Gothic novels know that Horace Walpole started the phenomenon with his The Castle of Otranto way back in 1764. We define a Gothic novel based on the characteristics we find in Walpole’s work. With the March release of … Continue reading

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Male vs. Female Perspective in Writing

When I write a Pride and Prejudice sequel/adaptation, I do so from Darcy’s point of view, rather than from Elizabeth’s. When I speak of Austen’s Persuasion, I speak of Wentworth’s thoughts. When I am writing of the Realm, I do so as a … Continue reading

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