The Jane Austen Writers' Club: Inspiration and Advice from the World's Best Novelist

Author(s): Rebecca Smith

Writers & Literary Biography

A delightful and informative guide to writing like Jane Austen, written by the five-times-great niece of Austen herself 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. 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. 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. 'Winning and beguiling ...Smith shares Jane Austen's clarity and gentle irony' Independent


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A delightful and informative guide to writing like Jane Austen, written by the five-times-great niece of Austen herself

Winning and beguiling ... Smith shares Jane Austen's clarity and gentle irony Independent She's the perfect English miniaturist Barbara Trapido She's wise, sharp, funny and touching ... A class act Mavis Cheek Charming, funny, witty and romantic Esther Freud

Rebecca Smith teaches creative writing at the University of Southampton, and is the author of three novels: The Bluebird Cafe, Happy Birthday and All That and A Bit of Earth as well as a work of non-fiction, Jane Austen's Guide to Modern Life's Dilemmas. Her first novel for children, Shadow Eyes, was shortlisted for the 2012 Kelpies Prize. From 2009-2010 she was the Writer in Residence at Jane Austen's House Museum in Chawton. She lives in Hampshire. @RMSmithAuthor

General Fields

  • : 9781408866047
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : September 2016
  • : September 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Rebecca Smith
  • : Hardback
  • : 352