Creative Writing Assignment

Creating Your Own Parody

Now that you have finished reading Northanger Abbey, it’s time to put into action what we’ve learned from Catherine and Jane Austen into practice.

Using what you’ve learned about the genre and how Austen uses language to create a parodic novel, write your own parody of Northanger Abbey, Gothic literature, or Jane Austen herself.

Need ideas for getting started?

Refer to your CommentPress comments for ideas that arose as you were reading, or discussions that took place in class.
Look at some student examples to get those creative juices flowing.

What do you notice about the examples? What elements of the story are being parodied? Setting, tone, exaggeration, and appealing to certain types of humor are all elements that you can work with in creating your own parody.