The Jane Austen Writers' Club : inspiration and advice from the world's best-loved novelist / Rebecca Smith ; illustrations by Sarah J Coleman.
Contributor(s): Coleman, Sarah (Sarah Jane) [illustrator.].Material type: TextPublisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2016Copyright date: ©2016Description: xii, 336 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781408866047.Subject(s): Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Criticism and interpretation | Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Technique | Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Influence | Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Quotations | Romance fiction, English -- History and criticism | Fiction -- Technique | Authorship | Creative writing
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A delightful and informative guide to writing like Jane Austen, written by the five-times-great niece of Austen herself<br> Jane Austen is one of the most beloved writers in the English literary canon. Her novels changed the landscape of fiction forever, and her writing remains as fresh, entertaining and witty as the day her books were first published.<br> Bursting with useful exercises, beautiful illustrations and enlightening quotations from the classic author's novels and letters - and written by none other than Austen's five-times-great-niece - this book will teach you her methods, tips and tricks, from techniques of plotting and characterisation through to dialogue and suspense.<br> Whether you're a creative writing enthusiast looking to publish your first novel, a teacher searching for further inspiration for students, or fan seeking insight into Austen's daily rituals, this is an essential companion, guaranteed to satisfy, inform and delight.<br> 'Winning and beguiling ... Smith shares Jane Austen's clarity and gentle irony' Independent
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Plan of a novel : planning, plotting and getting started -- 'Intricate characters are the most amusing' : creating and developing your characters -- Building the village of your story : creating and utilizing your setting -- A fine pair of eyes : point of view -- Light, bright and sparkling : writing dialogue -- Secrets and suspense : Jane Austen's recipe and method for a suspenseful novel -- In Jane Austen's pocket : techniques and devices of the great author -- 'And what is fifty miles of good road?' : making use of journeys (and staying at home) in your work -- 'You know how interesting the purchase of a sponge-cake is to me' : using food and meals in your writing -- Joints of mutton and doses of rhubarb : about the writing life, not food.
Pretty much anything anyone needs to know about writing can be learned from Jane Austen. While creative writing manuals tend to use examples from twentieth- and twenty-first-century writers, The Jane Austen Writers' Club is the first to look at the methods and devices used by the world's most beloved novelist. Austen was a creator of immortal characters and a pioneer in her use of language and point of view; her advice continues to be relevant two centuries after her death. Here Rebecca Smith examines the major aspects of writing fiction--plotting, characterization, openings and endings, dialogue, settings, and writing methods--sharing the advice Austen gave in letters to her aspiring novelist nieces and nephew, and providing many and varied exercises for writers to try, using examples from Austen's work.
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