Austen Variations was started by a group of authors of Jane Austen-inspired novels looking for a new way to connect to their readers and other writers. It’s a place for readers and writers to interact in different ways.
- The new site is all about writing and storytelling with a focus on works-in-progress (WIPs) and group writing projects, such as serial stories.
- The purpose is to give writers the opportunity to involve readers about elements of new stories, including plotlines, titles, characters, and writing dilemmas.
- Features include excerpts from WIPs, open forums and polls, dialogue between writers and between writers and readers, guest posts from invited readers, bloggers and reviewers.
- While the primary focus will be on Austen-related fiction, the Regency Period and Romance, posts will include writing in a variety of genres.