Can You Write Like Jane Austen?

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If you're a Jane Austen fan, you don't want to miss this.

My friends & colleagues over at Adams Media are running a Bad Austen writing competition.

In the tradition of the Bulwer-Lytton Contest and the Bad Hemingway and Bad Faulkner contests, here’s your chance pen a scene of a “classic” novel Jane Austen never wrote.

How is it done?

  • Write a scene no longer than 800 words.
  • You are free to determine plot, characters, and setting.
  • Obviously the style must parody Austen.
  • Other rules apply, which you can read about here.

The top reader-voted scene will receive special recognition in Bad Austen, the book. So … go forth and write like Jane Austen!

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