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The Resource The Jane Austen writers' club : inspiration and advice from the world's best-loved novelist, Rebecca Smith ; illustrations by Sarah J Coleman

The Jane Austen writers' club : inspiration and advice from the world's best-loved novelist, Rebecca Smith ; illustrations by Sarah J Coleman

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The Jane Austen writers' club : inspiration and advice from the world's best-loved novelist
Title
The Jane Austen writers' club
Title remainder
inspiration and advice from the world's best-loved novelist
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca Smith ; illustrations by Sarah J Coleman
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A spirited and useful guide for writers with tips and tricks from Jane Austen, whose novels stand the test of time, by her great great great great grand niece. 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 worlds 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 Austens work.Exercises include:*Show your character doing the thing he or she most loves doing. In the opening scene of Persuasion , Sir Walter Elliot looks himself up in the Baronetage, which is the Regency equivalent of Googling oneself. That single scene gives us a clear understanding of the kind of man he is and sets up the plot.* Use Jane Austens first attempts at stories to get yourself started. Write a very short story inspired by "The Beautifull Cassandra, " a work of eighteenth-century flash fiction. The Jane Austen Writers' Club is a fresh primer on writing that features utterly timeless advice
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
PABRO
Citation location within source
  • September 01, 2016
  • July 25, 2016
  • July 15, 2016
  • June 15, 2016
Citation source
  • Booklist
  • Publishers Weekly
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Library Journal
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Smith, Rebecca
Dewey number
823/.7
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR4037
LC item number
.S65 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Austen, Jane
  • Austen, Jane
  • Authorship
Label
The Jane Austen writers' club : inspiration and advice from the world's best-loved novelist, Rebecca Smith ; illustrations by Sarah J Coleman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD16230066
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xii, 336 pages
Isbn
9781632865885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781632865885
  • (OCoLC)933590218
Label
The Jane Austen writers' club : inspiration and advice from the world's best-loved novelist, Rebecca Smith ; illustrations by Sarah J Coleman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRDBD16230066
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xii, 336 pages
Isbn
9781632865885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781632865885
  • (OCoLC)933590218

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