A Study in Charlotte

One of the things I love about Austen lit, is her wide array of characters. These characters are so fully developed that they jump off the page, and to many of us, have become almost as real people. It’s easy … Read More

How Do You Take Your Retellings?

Writing a retelling, or a continuation story, or a variation, is hard work. First of all, you get the comments like, “can’t you come up with your own ideas?” This usually comes from non-creative types, so I’m just going to … Read More

Fangirling for Jane

Last time I was here on the MP blog, I talked about how I fell in love with Jane Austen. Today, I want to share how I SHOW the love. I don’t know if I’m technically a “fangirl” or not, … Read More

How I Fell In Love

Hey, everyone! Melanie Stanford, here, and this is my very first post for the MP blog. My short story, BECOMING FANNY, appears in the holiday anthology THEN COMES WINTER, and I also have a PERSUASION retelling coming December 29th titled … Read More

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