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The Curate’s Brother by Wendy Van Camp

The Curate’s Brother: A Jane Austen Variation of Persuasion
by Wendy Van Camp

Available on Amazon

A Regency Historical based off the characters and settings from Jane Austen’s novel Persuasion.  It can serve as a stand-alone or a prequel to Austen’s book.


It is the summer of 1806 in Somerset, England.

EDWARD WENTWORTH, a young curate, is surprised by the arrival of his brother, Commander Frederick Wentworth, the “hero of San Domingo”, who is on shore leave from his battles in the Napoleonic wars and has come to spend time with the only family he has in England.

All the good Commander wants to do is flirt and dance with the ladies until he is called back to sea, but when his flirting extends to SALLY MARSHALL, an outgoing beauty that Edward always disdained as “a child”, the curate becomes aware that his opinion of Sally is sorely outdated. Meanwhile, Frederick becomes drawn to shy wallflower ANNE ELLIOT. She is the daughter of a baronet and above his station, but Frederick pays no heed to his brother’s warnings that class may prevent their union.

At the end of summer, a letter and package arrive that will change everything for the two brothers. Which will prevail? The bold action of the commander or the quiet manners of the curate?

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

What is a Monday without a top ten list of writer’s articles to peruse?   The majority of these are general writing tips, just the thing to help you get revved up for a new year of writing.  Enjoy!

WHY YOU SHOULD FLASH YOUR FICTION

What is a rite of passage?

Organic World-building Through Ecology

KEEP READING!

Critique: 10 Ways to Write a Better First Chapter Using Specific Word Choices

Voice: What is Writing ‘Voice’ & Why is It Important to Storytelling?

Taming Your Exposition

Blood for Money: The Origins of the Mercenary

3 Steps To Writing Diverse Characters

5 Ways to Quiet Your Inner Editor

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

As we wind down to the end of the year, I want to thank you for being a part of the No Wasted Ink family.  It has been a pleasure to be a part of your reading habit and I am grateful for all my readers.  Never fear, No Wasted Ink is continuing forward into 2020. I hope you’ll join me for another year. Now, onto the top ten links!

Mistakes Many Writers Make

Nine Ways for Your Hero to Earn the Clues They Need

Prepare for Public Speaking Like a Pro

Promote Your Book with Local Collaborations

The Secret Society of Women Writers in Oxford in the 1920s

“The impact will be immense”: How AI is reshaping the publishing industry

How to Deal with your Writing Anxiety: 6 Smart Tips that Work

The Fun of Pantsing

Lost in Iceland: Searching for a Better Writing Process

How to Transform Exposition and Summary into Scene

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

Happy Holidays!  I have another top ten list of writing articles for you to enjoy. Most concern the writer’s life and how to be more productive, but there are a few craft-related ones too.  I hope you find them useful!

How to Choose the Right Antagonist for Any Type of Story

Quick and Tidy Tips to Streamline Editing

What One Thing is Your Novel About?

Harnessing Your Passion to Strengthen Your Stories

The Biggest Blocks: Creating Names and Titles in Your Novel

Writer Wants Versus Reader Needs

Debunking Copyright Myths

Advice for Women with Book Advances

When and How Should Writers Negotiate Better Terms?

The Collage Method

No Wasted Ink Writers Links

Welcome back to another top ten writers links from No Wasted Ink.  This week I go more into the nuts and bolts of life as a writer with articles to help you produce more and others to improve your craft.

Age Is Just a Number

How to Overcome Fear as a Writer and Embrace Your Profound Courage

Boost Your Launch By Getting Reader Reviews

Learning From the Movies: The King’s Speech

Five Signs Your Narration Is Sexist

Is It Necessary to Write EVERY day?

Outlines Are for Revision (Say What?) A Different Approach for Your Process

Better World Libraries, Internet Archive Partner, Acquires Better World Books

NaNoWriMo Has The Writers To Solve The Book Industry’s Diversity Problem

16 Scrivener Tools and Tricks