What I’d love to see in a Little Women anthology

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One more month of submissions to the Little Women anthology…So I’m putting ideas out there in the hope that a reader might think: “Hmm, that’s interesting, I’d like to look into that one and write about it,” and write a stunning submission which we’ll have the joy of seeing published 🙂  Continue reading

All Little Women means to me

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How a book comes to take such a shape of significance in anyone’s life does so slowly – almost like it does because one doesn’t expect it to… Because we read it, we made different choices. We saw the world differently. And we lived a different life to one we otherwise might have. For me, Little Women was one of those books. Continue reading

Who was the real Beth March?

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As little is known of Elizabeth Alcott’s life, author Susan Bailey hopes to shed light on her long neglected story, “a prime example of being hidden in plain view.” It will be the first book of its kind – and as fellow fans of Little Women, she’d love your help. Continue reading

To write or not to write: Little Women and the making of a novel

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Given a different time and circumstances, things might have worked out for Jo and Laurie. The Courtship of Jo March aims to sketch out exactly that time and circumstance – the world in which Jo and Laurie would have been together and loved each other well. Continue reading

Why we like to dislike Amy March

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I feel as though many fans, somewhat unfairly, dislike Amy. Do you think this dislike is more because Alcott married her to Laurie, because modern readers have a new set of values, or something else? NovElla and Banannabelle Continue reading

10 things I’m learning from Jo March about writing

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She wrote with perseverance, passion, and no small amount of drive – but the best of her words were those she wrote with love. These are the things I’m learning from Little Women’s Jo March about writing. Continue reading