Category Archives: Jane Austen

“Mirror, Mirror” – The Employment of Filmic Devices to Tell a Story

“Mirror, Mirror” – Use of Filmic Devices to Tell a Story “Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall” (Previously Posted on PrideandPrejudice05 Blog) Often in the visual representations of Jane Austen’s works, the media employs props or artifacts as visual cues to … Continue reading

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Writers Require Precision in Language Choices

Originally published on Savvy Authors on November 8, 2011 Precision in Language Choices Choosing the precise word or phrase remains a challenge for all authors, whether they write professionally or for their own pleasure. The majority of those who make … Continue reading

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Not Celebrating Birthdays with Jane Austen

November birthdays are very important in the Jeffers’ household: They include my mother, my son, and my grandson, and that is not counting extended family and friends. As I was out buying “How to Train Your Dragon” decorations and toys … Continue reading

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Exquisite Excerpt from “Christmas at Pemberley”

C-E-L-E-B-R-A-T-E!!! Christmas at Pemberley   Christmas at Pemberley was my twelfth novel (my seven Austen-inspired work). It is an inspirational tale that occurs two years into the Darcys’ marriage. Christmas at Pemberley: A Pride and Prejudice Christmas Sequel To bring a … Continue reading

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Jane Austen’s Publishing Options, or Being a Female Writer in the Regency Era

Publishing Options for Women During Jane Austen’s Lifetime Novels during the early Regency were geared toward the female reader; therefore, the door opened, if only a crack for the female writer to step through. The female writers of the time … Continue reading

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Douglas Jerrold, Playwright and Midshipman Serving Under Jane Austen’s Brother, Francis

Douglas William Jerrold (London 3 January 1803 – 8 June 1857 London) was an English dramatist and writer. Biography Jerrold’s father, Samuel Jerrold, was an actor and lessee of the little theatre of Wilsby near Cranbrook in Kent. In 1807 … Continue reading

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Mashups!! Jane Austen and Vampires

MashUps: Jane Austen and Vampires What is a Mashup? When I first became aware of the term “mashup,” I automatically thought of the music industry with its remixes and creative imaginings of oldies and the classics. By definition, a “mashup” … Continue reading

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