Gothic Fiction, Uncategorized

#Gothic Tropes To Feed Your Soul: (4) THE GRANDE DAME

Part Four of the Gothic Tropes series looks at a specific type of character: the stately older woman whose watchword is 'Respectability'. There's one in The Crows, but she's a bit of a subversion of this trope. Let's get to know this kind of lady better... Who Is The Grand[e] Dame? I'll have to do this… Continue reading #Gothic Tropes To Feed Your Soul: (4) THE GRANDE DAME

Gothic Fiction, Uncategorized

#Gothic Tropes To Feed Your Soul: (3) MEET THE LOCALS

What better way to celebrate spooky season than a series of blog posts on Gothic tropes? I'm hoping to get The Crows back from my editor by December in time for a January release, and every chapter heading is a different Gothic trope. Chapter Three of The Crows is currently titled Meeting the Locals, in… Continue reading #Gothic Tropes To Feed Your Soul: (3) MEET THE LOCALS

Gothic Fiction, The Crows

#Gothic Tropes To Feed Your Soul: (2) A TOWN WITH DARK SECRETS

What better way to celebrate spooky season than a series of blog posts on Gothic tropes? I'm hoping to get The Crows back from my editor by December in time for a January release, and every chapter heading is a different Gothic trope. Chapter Two is A Town with Dark Secrets, and introduces Pagham-on-Sea, a… Continue reading #Gothic Tropes To Feed Your Soul: (2) A TOWN WITH DARK SECRETS

Gothic Fiction, Uncategorized

Free Gothic Bingo Card

I've mentioned a few times that I like to play Gothic Bingo with films and books. Here's one version of my Gothic Bingo template if you'd like to play along (Content Warning obviously for some of the themes - I haven't included sexual assault on this one, but suicide and incest are on there). Alcohol… Continue reading Free Gothic Bingo Card

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#Gothic Tropes To Feed Your Soul: (1) THE CREEPY OLD HOUSE

This post is the first of a new series exploring a few #gothic tropes I love, starting with my absolute favourite: the creepy old house (which may or may not have a mind of its own)!