Modernizing Austen Characters

(Crossposted from Stories from the Past)   I previously wrote about how many of the themes Jane Austen explored in her novels are universal, even 200 years later. Similarly, Austen wrote characters who are still familiar to us today. They … Read More

Modernizing Austen Themes

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(Crossposted from My Love for Jane Austen)   Jane Austen explored universal themes that still resonate with readers today. As a result, her novels lend themselves to interesting and imaginative modernizations. Sure, Regency England was a lot different, but in … Read More

The Characters Took Over the Story

“The characters took over the story.” When I hear authors say this I smile and nod. I suppose it sounds strange, and maybe a little ludicrous, to those who don’t write. I admit that fictional creations from one’s own imagination … Read More

Romantic Comedy Tropes in Boots & Backpacks

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(Crossposted from Babblings of a Bookworm)   As a pop culture geek, I’m a sucker for tropes. What’s a trope? Well, according to the supreme time-sucking site TV Tropes: Tropes are universal across all media types – mythology, literature, TV, … Read More

Where Do I Find Inspiration?

I find inspiration in: Stories that I already love: Pride and Prejudice, Anne of Green Gables, Sailor Moon. Writing fanfiction has always been easy for me because I get very attached to the characters and worlds from other stories. But … Read More

The Unofficial Boots & Backpacks Theme Song: I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)

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Several songs are mentioned in Boots & Backpacks, but I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) by The Proclaimers appears multiple times. It is, therefore, the unofficial theme song.   How many times could you listen to that song before you got sick of … Read More

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