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Author Smith, Rebecca, 1966- author.

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

Edition First U.S. edition.
Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury, 2016.
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 Naper Blvd. Adult Nonfiction  808.02 SMI    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  808.02 SMI    AVAILABLE
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Description xii, 336 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Summary "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,"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Plan of a novel -- 'Intricate characters are the most amusing' -- Building the village of your story -- A fine pair of eyes -- Light, bright and sparkling -- Secrets and suspense -- In Jane Austen's pocket -- 'And what is fifty miles of good road?' -- 'You know how interesting the purchase of a sponge-cake is to me' -- Joints of mutton and doses of rhubarb.
Subject Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 -- Influence.
Creative writing.
Genre Literature.
Added Author Coleman, Sarah (Sarah Jane), illustrator.
ISBN 9781632865885 (hc)
1632865882 (hc)
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