amwriting, Pagham-verse, The Crows

Meet the Locals: Mercy Hillsworth, Resurrectionist

Here's a cut scene introducing Mercy, a side character in The Crows (coming January 2020). You can pre-order/buy the novel via Amazon and Smashwords! The printed edition will be available from January via Amazon with five original illustrations (the ebook versions have three). Mercy, who trained as a hairdresser after school, is now a supervisor… Continue reading Meet the Locals: Mercy Hillsworth, Resurrectionist

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Meet the Locals: Carrie Rickard, Cursed Newcomer

Meet Carrie Rickard, main character in The Crows (coming January 2020). Her Pinterest Mood Board is here: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/cmrosens/pagham-on-sea-mood-board/carrie-rickard-cursed-newcomer/.  This is part of a cut version of the first draft, set about a month before the novel begins. To go back further and see Carrie's first experience of Fairwood House (a.k.a. The Crows), see my post… Continue reading Meet the Locals: Carrie Rickard, Cursed Newcomer

amwriting, Gothic Fiction, Pagham-verse, The Crows

The Punch & Judy Man of Hangman’s Walk

Sh! What's That? Sh, what's that, the wooden slap, the swazzle-voiced cry and the short sharp crack? Sh, what's that, the glazed-eyed clap, the hollow applause and the rat-a-tat-tat? Passing by, you pause and try to catch a glimpse of - sh! What's that? Where the shadows and lamp-oil meet, pooling gold in the midnight street,… Continue reading The Punch & Judy Man of Hangman’s Walk

amwriting, genre, Gothic Fiction, Pagham-verse, The Crows, world building

#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)!

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#SpookySat Prompts!

I'm going to host a fun word prompt game weekly from Sat 28 Sept to the last Saturday in December, because what better spooky time for some tweet-sized micro-fiction with a spooky theme than Autumn-Winter? Prompts will be tweeted from my @CMRosens account at 9am every Saturday (GMT). Using the word prompt, tweet a tiny… Continue reading #SpookySat Prompts!