S&S Saturday– Viper in My Bosom

You can view previous discussions about Sense and Sensibility here: https://rosefairbanks.com/category/s-s-saturday/ Last time I posted about Sense and Sensibility, I compared Marianne meeting Willoughby to the "Second Thoughts" moment in a Three-Act Structure. The next plot point in the diagram is the climax of Act One. Conveniently, Jane Austen's novel is broken down into three … Continue reading S&S Saturday– Viper in My Bosom

S&S Saturday– Willoughby, Willoughby, Willoughby

In my last post, I addressed the Dashwood girls leaving of Norland. I referenced the three-act story structure and said it was this leaving which is the inciting moment. What follows next, according to the structure, is second thoughts. What could possibly move Marianne from feeling as though leaving Norland was an abomination to thinking … Continue reading S&S Saturday– Willoughby, Willoughby, Willoughby

S&S Saturday– Leaving Norland

It's not until Chapter Six that the Dashwood ladies leave Norland, their home of about ten years, and make their way in the world without the benefit of a husband and father. In terms of story structuring, this is the inciting moment. The women leave and nothing will ever be the same again. Every story … Continue reading S&S Saturday– Leaving Norland

Friday Feeling–Frequent Pharmacy Shopper

I am a frequent pharmacy shopper. Mr. Woodhouse would be so proud of me! Do I win a prize? We're not quite to the middle of the month and so far I've spent $447 in 8 trips at Walgreens. That doesn't include the trips in which my medicine was not ready yet. Truthfully, not all … Continue reading Friday Feeling–Frequent Pharmacy Shopper

Austen Writes Romance- One True Pairings

Continuing with our study of the romances in Austen’s works, it seemed fitting to discuss the idea of true love so close to Valentine’s Day. Among Fan Fiction readers of all genres, there is the idea of a “one true pairing” meaning an unbreakable romantic coupling that may or may not exist in the story … Continue reading Austen Writes Romance- One True Pairings