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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,"--Amazon.com.
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.
Authorship.
Creative writing.
Genre Literature.
Added Author Coleman, Sarah (Sarah Jane), illustrator.
ISBN 9781632865885 (hc)
1632865882 (hc)
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