Over at Austen Authors, we’re trying something fun and innovative. It’s a combination of a Pride and Prejudice serial story and a “choose your own adventure.” Readers voted on where the story would start and every Wednesday when a new scene is added, they have the chance to pick one of three options for the direction of the next scene. Members of the Austen Author’s blog are taking turns writing scenes, and since we don’t know what will be happening next until Thursday morning, we each have less than a week to come up with the newest scene.
All I can say is that the writing has been amazing, and the story has taken some very unexpected turns. To start with, reader’s voted to add a son to the Bennet family. His name is Edward – or #hotbennetbrother on Twitter. There’s been quite a bit of spontaneous tweeting about this handsome young man!
As I’ve been reading the scenes along with the fans, I started to think about what Edward, Jane, Lizzy, etc. were like as children. The result is my Reader’s Choice “bonus” story on Austen Authors called “The Bennet Children Have an Adventure.”
I think you’ll see the roots of the deep relationship between the siblings especially Edward and Lizzy which become very important in the Reader’s Choice story. I couldn’t resist making Lydia a little bit of a troublemaker. When she doesn’t get her way, she’s fully capable of manufacturing tears and a spout.
I hope you’ll like my story because it was certainly fun to write. Maybe it will tide you over for a few days until the next episode of Reader’s Choice.