Monday, June 08, 2020

Monday, June 08, 2020 10:51 am by Cristina in , , , ,    No comments
In The Telegraph, writer Joanne Harris shares a few golden rules on how to write a novel.
If you’re writing a quiet, reflective story, you’ll have to start it off in a quiet, reflective way. That doesn’t mean sacrificing tension or mystery. It means you’ll have to be more subtle. There’s a reason Jane Eyre begins with the line: “There was no possibility of taking a walk that day,” rather than, “It was the day my grandmother exploded.” [...]
‘Don’t break the fourth wall’
Otherwise known as the “Dear Reader” technique, this relates to those moments at which a character looks out from the pages and addresses the reader directly – a tricky technique, which, used clumsily, can break the spell you’re trying to weave. On the other hand, it worked just fine for Charlotte Brontë.
The staff at Smart Bitches Trashy Books have fun with truly awful covers, including a Wuthering Heights one.
Carrie: Found at Friends of Library Sale. How could I not purchase something so gloriously awful?
Maya: Is that Heathcliff? Does he not know that ghosts can come through closed windows?
It’s been a while since I read Wuthering Heights, but I feel like Emily Brontë has a solid handling on things ghosts can do.
Sarah: Love the gown.
Amanda: Seems like a perfect time to relisten to:
[Kate Bush's Wuthering Heights video]
Carrie: That is one bonkers video.
Now I need a matching bonkers Jane Eyre cover…Elyse: WTF are her arms made of ?
Carrie: Spite.
EllenM: I love it. It’s so extra.
Susan: It looks like an RL Stine book.
Oi Canadian needs to get several facts checked.
The bee nest is another of the many examples, and, although now its function is purely ornamental, does not cease to be a eye-catching case. It is a detail inevitably romantic that house perfectly with long dresses and floral patterns or checkered vichy. We moved right away to the English countryside, the imagination of Emiliy Brontë in wuthering heights and the Louisa May Alcott in little women. A bohemian atmosphere, which in previous years had its moment of glory in tops and blouses and now moves to the dresses most beautiful of the season. (Tammy Sewell)
Interesting Literature analyses Emily Brontë's poem 'Hope'. AnneBrontë.org discusses 'The Month Of June In The Brontë Novels'.


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