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Jane Austen Made Me Do It Short Story Contest–Vote till Feb. 28

By on Saturday, Feb 19, 2011 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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Do you love Jane Austenesque fiction?  There are 87 short stories now posted by talented unpublished authors at pemberley.com.  The stories are “inspired by, or based upon, Jane Austen, her novels, characters, letters, philosophies of life and/or love.”   They are all wonderfully creative and all of them could not be more different! 

Please stop by and vote for my story, The Lost Portrait of Jane Austen.  It is about a woman who suffers from Darcy-Wickham confusion because of a previously broken heart and how she ultimately finds her real Darcy. 

I loved writing this story.  It was a stretch for me in many ways.  Because my beginning line is a play on the first line of Pride and Prejudice, I was committed to the first person, which I have never written in before.  (Very scary!)  Also, the story is contemporary–I usually write Regency historical romance.  And lastly, the story is short–I write 90,000-word novels.  How do you tell a whole story in 24 pages what usually takes you 350?  Answer:  you write short and you write tight.  (Easier said than done!)

My blog is brand new and is not even showing up in the Google search engine yet (unless you plug in the .com name exactly).  So if you read my story or any others, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment about the ones you’ve liked.  It is difficult to read all 87 by Feb. 28!

And please stop by and vote (for me)!

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