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Today's must-read: A fascinating piece by Alice Villaseñor in The Journal of Victorian Culture drawing textual and cinematic connections between two of my most favorite things, Jane Austen and Downton Abbey.
Maggie Smith, as the acid-tongued Dowager Countess Grantham. Lady Catherine could learn a thing or two from her.
Posted at 06:12 PM in Austen movies, Austen TV series, Downton Abbey, Film, Jane Austen | Permalink
Jane Austen Downton Abbey
From a really wonderful interview in the Goodreads Young Adult Book Club with Aurelia Haslboeck, author of THE JOURNEYS OF JOHN AND JULIA: GENESIS (book 1 of the series):
The most difficult part for me [about writing] is having the discipline to sit down and
do it. There is really nothing romantic about the process of writing
I'd like to think that my characters all speak for themselves and I only take dictation.
Talk about getting yourself out of the way! Seriously the best advice ever. I am definitely going to remember this.
There are loads more gems in the interview, so do read it, and enter the giveaway! You may just win a copy of THE JOURNEYS OF JOHN AND JULIA: GENESIS! It's brilliant.
Posted at 12:13 PM in Books, Contests/giveaways, Writing Life | Permalink
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