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photo via nomadbookslondon.wordpress.comPlain Jane: “The world may know my words, but it has no such privileges with my heart.”

-Jane Austen in her letters

When an author as prolific and popular as Jane can say that her inner-self is elusive from her work, that is good writing indeed. The best authors are ones who you cannot hear speaking through their words. When they create characters they create them without putting themselves into them. “Incandescence” is what it’s called in English-major world. In A Room of One’s Own, Virginia Woolf says Shakespeare reaches incandescence in his work. It allows the writer to create so much diversity in character because they are not only limited to their own point of view, but can explore and relate other viewpoints in a way that is convincing and real.