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A Marriage of Convenience! In Pride and Prejudice Variations

The Unreformed Mr. Darcy by Mei Wei Lin Summary: Darcy’s Hunsford proposal gets interrupted so ends up not being so bad. Elizabeth ends up accepting because there’s a terrible guy wanting to marry Jane and she wants to protect her. Thus, Darcy doesn’t know Elizabeth doesn’t like him, nor why, so he’s unchanged for muchContinue reading “A Marriage of Convenience! In Pride and Prejudice Variations”

Injured! In Pride and Prejudice Variations

Mr. Darcy is found unconscious. Elizabeth sprains her ankle. Mr. Gardiner is attacked by highwaymen. Because of these injuries, and similar ones, Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy are given an opportunity to learn to see each other, and themselves, in a new light, bringing them to their “happily ever after.” Here is a list of someContinue reading “Injured! In Pride and Prejudice Variations”

Kidnapped! in Pride and Prejudice Variations

One of the most fun and dramatic, if barely believable, tropes in Pride and Prejudice variations is the kidnapping. In these stories, the change in Elizabeth and Darcy’s relationship is set in motion by one or the other, or both, of them being kidnapped—or, in the case of at least one story, one of themContinue reading “Kidnapped! in Pride and Prejudice Variations”

P&P Variations: Elizabeth and Georgiana Are Friends

There are a lot of different tropes in the Pride and Prejudice variations: Forced Marriage, Marriage of Convenience, Kidnappings, Injury, and many more. So in continuing my lists of P&P variations, I thought I’d review some of the variations by trope.  First up is the Befriending Georgiana trope, wherein Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy’s sister becomeContinue reading “P&P Variations: Elizabeth and Georgiana Are Friends”

What I Learned Doing NaNoWriMo

I participated in the National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) for the first time this year. NaNoWriMo takes place in November. It’s sort of a competition, but really more of a challenge. The goal is to write 50,000 words in 30 days. There’s no “one” winner. Anyone who achieves that goal is a “winner.” The prizeContinue reading “What I Learned Doing NaNoWriMo”