I've been reading Jane Austen sequels for a long time. I started with online fanfiction, then I moved into published novels about the same time I decided to write my own. I try to read like a writer, with my eyes open to techniques that could strengthen my own writing.
These light bulb moments are my Austenesque Lessons. Lessons are not reviews--I won't be sharing my personal opinions of the books profiled, nor will there always be a complete plot synopsis. Each Lesson is simply one more thing I learned about the craft of writing, and particularly the delicate art of writing a Jane Austen sequel.
Charlotte Collins: Character Development
Pemberley Ranch: Alternate Universe
Mr. Darcy's Secret: The Sequel