Tag Archive | Jane Austen

Loucura de Novembro | November Madness

Ora então, um pequeno update: decidi tentar novamente o NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), depois de o ano passado ter fugido dele a 7 pés e em 2014 ter chegado apenas às 3000 palavras.

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Para ajudar à festa, incentivada pela minha amiga Rita (do blog From Pemberley to Milton, espreitem!), decidi que este ano vou arriscar numa coisa que nunca fiz: Fan Fiction. [bem, se calhar fiz nos tempos áureos da adolescência, criando estórias sobre os meus ídolos musicais e heartbreakers da altura, os BackStreet Boys – que por acaso parece que estão a fazer um comeback este ano, sabiam? Coincidências espantosas!]

Ora tendo estes dados presentes, não vos será surpreendente a revelação que a minha proposta para este NaNoWriMo, em Fan Fiction, seja com base no clássico de Jane Austen, “Orgulho e Preconceito”. Se quiserem saber um bocadinho mais do que se tratará, podem ver na página: da minha novel deste ano.

Partilho com vocês esta loucura, pois sei que assim assumo um compromisso público e sinto-me mais “obrigada” a cumprir! 😀 Ajudem-me a conquistar este objectivo!

Well then, a small update: I have decided to try again doing NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), fter having fled from it like the devil from the cross last year and having only reached 3000 words in 2014.

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To help this party, with incentive from my friend Rita (@ the From Pemberley to Milton blog, have a look there!), I decided that I was going to venture into something I have never done before: Fan Fiction. [well, I may have donesome of that during my teenage golden days, making up stories about my music idols and hearbreaker, the BackStreet Boys – who apparently are making a big comeback this year, did you know? Amazing coincidences!]

Now then, having all this data in mind, it should not surprise you when I reveal that my proposition for this NaNoWriMo, in the Fan Fiction category, is based on Jane Austen‘s classic, ‘Pride and Prejudice’. If you want to know some more about what it will be, you can check the page for my 2016 novel. (and yes, I will be writing in English, which is an added challenge for a non-native, especially because it should not be contemporary English to be historically accurate).

I am sharingthis madness with you because I knowthat taking on this project in a public manner I will feel more “forced” to comply!:D Help me conquer this objective!

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The Elizabeth Papers

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From Pemberley to Milton

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Two different eras. Two different stories. One common secret.

The Elizabeth Papers is a unique book that presents something I had never seen in any JAFF novel before: it combines 2 different genres, sequel and modernization, in a perfect symbiotic storyline.

The book starts with a letter from Mr. Darcy stating that he wishes for a trust to be created with the purpose of supporting his female descendants through the decades. Shortly after that, the book “jumps” to 2014 with one of the beneficiaries of the trust hiring a private detective to prove that Victoria Darcy, Mr. Darcy’s last daughter, was in fact an illegitimate child fathered by someone else, with the purpose of excluding all her descendants from the trust.

From this moment on, each chapter focuses on one era, and when we get to the end of it, we do not want to change the era, we want…

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Books bringing people together (again)

Well, this is a happy story. And a real one:

My friend Rita Deodato went to college with me. When we left, we lost touch. One of these days of 2015, I noticed on Facebook she had started a blog.

One about books. Especifically, a JAFF blog.

Don’t know what JAFF is? Don’t worry, I didn’t either. It’s Jane Austen Fan Fiction. And there is quite a lot of it and quite a big fan base, I tell you.

Well, me liking and commenting oon her posts led to us chatting on Facebook and eventually meeting up again (after I was the lucky winner in one of her giveaways)!

I really enjoyed spending time with her again and reconnect and I am very thankful for this shared love of books to have brought us back together 🙂

Now, you can read all about it here:

https://frompemberleytomilton.wordpress.com/2016/01/11/jane-austen-bringing-people-together/

I think I have been won over by JAFF, to be honest. Give it a go, you might just find something you like too!