This week we take a close look at love stories.
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Season 2, Episode 8: The Love Story and Jane Austen’s Emma
We continue our exploration of genre, this time with the help of Jane Austen. We look at Emma, and really, this novel is even more brilliant than I realized once we start looking at the ways it meets the obligatory scenes and conventions of the Love genre.
Things we mention that you should check out:
- Our mailing list! Sign up today and you’ll get cool subscriber only perks like bonus material and artwork, including an advance copy of my forthcoming novel, The Cat, the Cash, the Leap and the List.
- Shawn Coyne and the Story Grid. There’s a whole story grid universe: website, book and two podcasts: The Story Grid and the Story Grid Editors Roundtable, on which they’ve covered the love genre a number of times.
- The five leaf Genre Clover, or as Nora likes to call it, the Genre Flower.
- Emma, by Jane Austen.
- Movie adaptations: There’s this BBC miniseries from 2009, which is excellent and free with Amazon Prime. Or there’s the Gwyneth Paltrow vehicle from 1996 which you can also watch on Amazon but you have to have a Starz subscription, which is super lame.
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