Derbyshire Writers' Guild

How does this place work?

New stories or new sections to ongoing stories are first posted on the DWG Message Board. They are then manually transferred to the archives, usually within two weeks.

The archives are in two main sections.

Stories in both sections of the archive can be searched by title, author, date of last update, novel, and keywords from the story blurb.

If you would like to contribute a story, please read the Contributor Guidelines to see what is appropriate for this web site. We do have many young people visiting this site, and it is our intention to keep things acceptable for them. Our general rule is to keep our stories rated G to PG-13. Non-Jane Austen-related stories can be shared on our sister site, A Novel Idea.

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Captain Wentworth hopes that Anne will introduce him to the woman of his dreams: Lady Dalrymple.

Our message boards feature:

For more information about how to use the board, please read the tutorial, Using the Board. If still you have any questions or comments, please post them in the Jane Austen's Tea Room. We ask that you do not post using aliases.

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The Derbyshire Writers' Guild was created on 3 February 1997 as an offshoot of the Republic of Pemberley's Bits of Ivory board. DWG was hosted at until May 2010, and then we moved to our own server here at Thousands of Dwiggies from around the world come to our site every day to read our stories and check for updates on the message boards. The site is run by volunteers and paid for by donations from our community. In December 2010 we raised over $700 for our hosting fees. Thank you to everyone who contributed!

Crysty and Amy I. archive DWG stories. Amy I. also archives for A Novel Idea. Margaret D maintains the code for the web site, including the message boards. We thank Jimmy, Kathlyn, Peg, Spring, and TheresaS for their previous assistance. And a very, very big thank you to Ann Haker, the founder of the Derbyshire Writers' Guild, who dedicated many years to developing and running the site.

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Amy I. runs the Derbyshire Writers' Guild Facebook page to let Dwiggies on Facebook know about the latest story updates and any potential site problems. You can access and read the page even without being registered on Facebook. If you 'like' the page, you will make Amy I. happy.

www.jaffindex.comIf you are looking for another way to explore our fan fiction archives, we recommend Victoria Cl's JAFFIndex. Login: DWGReader, Password: Dwiggie. She maintains an enormous database about Jane Austen fan fiction stories posted on many sites, including this one. When you use the DWG login, you will see information on stories posted on all sites included in her database that are rated G through PG13 (no adult/mature content).

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Send comments, problems, and suggestions to Crysty ( You can send IT/technical problems directly to Margaret D ( Images on this page are from the C. E. Brock illustrations of Persuasion.

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