Today for May Collaborations I have a lovely lady called Katie. I found her through a Facebook group collaboration post where I asked for a few guest posters. I loved Katie's ideas and I knew it would be SO good for you to read! Ever wanted to know how to strengthen your writing? Let Katie tell you everything you need to know.
December 16: Jane Austen (1775-1817), English novelist. I admit, I'm still a little scarred from high school when I had to read both "Pride and Prejudice" and "Sense and Sensibility" the same semester for different classes. Perhaps this is why "Emma" remains my favorite - besides, "Clueless" is based on it, and that's one of the best movies ever.
Why did crime in New York drop so suddenly in the mid-90s? How does an unknown novelist end up a best-selling author? Why is teenage smoking out of control, when everyone knows smoking kills? What makes TV shows like Sesame Street so good at teaching kids how to read? Why did Paul Revere succeed with his famous warning?
Why Jane Austen always hits the spot: Alexander McCall Smith on why the novelist has the answer to all of life's problems Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/event/article-2803922/Jane-Austen-hits-spot-Alexander-McCall-Smith-novelist-answer-life-s-problems. Emma is what we might describe today as a real little madam (Gwyneth Paltrow in the 1996 film)
First Female Novelist First Female Novelist Historians argue over Murasaki Shikibu's (c.978-1030) Tale of Genji. Some say it was the first great novel in world literature; others say it was the first novel, full-stop. Little is known about her, but Genji is considered a masterpiece, even among modern literary critics — and a must-read romance novel.