Nothing beats vintage language and images from seasoned authors who broke the boundaries of society. Jane Austen is one such visionary woman who worked her magical touch with a pen. Although it shares difficulties with the language barrier, no one can deny the beauty of her words and ideas in any of her memorable love stories like Pride and Prejudice. Her inspiration should be noted for her success.
Keep a Diary - Jane used a diary to write down her thoughts and people in her life. This was cause for inspiration for her novels in many ways.
Find your minimal, devoted space - Even though there wasn’t much she had to work with - a simple desk, a window, parchment and paper - she made her distractions minimal (what small distractions she had).
Make Your Characters Irresistible - Mr. Darcy is how Jane made you feel about him. Everyone loved Elizabeth Bennett. Lizzie’s younger sisters make you laugh. If you want your characters to be funny - go all out! If they are the bad guys, make sure you have the reason behind their evil methods.
A Clear Mind Guards Against Writer’s Block - In Jane Austen’s time, going for a stroll and some fresh air was the perfect way to guard against a cluttered head. But whether you take a walk, listen to music or even exercise, doing whatever makes your head declutter will help you push reset on your efforts when you’ve hit a roadblock in your writing.
Even though her writing style is known to have been at a similar level of Shakespeare, Jane made her mark as a woman in a field difficult for her to prosper. She was phenomenal and simple at the same time. She leads behind an inspirational path to success despite the obstacles she faced. So, whether we are simple or complicated, what is stopping us from pushing past the boundaries and becoming all we can be as writers? Write on!