amwriting, genre, Pagham-verse, world building

The Doctor Will See You Now

Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte  Miss Charlotte sits behind her desk, the wood covered in tiny tally marks gouged into the paint. Everything is clinical, white. The only personal item is a mug featuring a cartoon devil and the legend: I'd Tell You To Go To Hell But I Work There. It is pristine, but gathering… Continue reading The Doctor Will See You Now

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

So You’ve Moved To Pagham-on-Sea: Getting Medical Help

Congrats again on your big move! The neighbours at No. 7 are, as you suspected, just like you, and you know that you'll fit in here just fine. How lovely it is to be with your own Kith and Kin again, after hiding your true nature for so long! Well, admittedly, you still have to… Continue reading So You’ve Moved To Pagham-on-Sea: Getting Medical Help

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

So You’re Moving To Pagham-on-Sea: Doing the Groundwork

I'm taking a short break from my Goth posts to blog about my own work, and read a few more modern Gothic fic stories that I can review in the Goth is [not] dead series. So, without further ado, here's a few fun things about Pagham-on-Sea where my contemporary novels are set! N. B.: Pagham… Continue reading So You’re Moving To Pagham-on-Sea: Doing the Groundwork

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Goth is (not) Dead: Corruption

While darkness and isolation are themes that pervade the setting and characterisation, corruption is arguably a meatier concept that nestles at the heart of what many authors want to say in this genre. Corruption can on the surface simply be part of the grotesque, with signs and symbols of physical decay building on/adding to this… Continue reading Goth is (not) Dead: Corruption

amwriting, genre

Goth is [not] Dead: Darkness

Hello again! I've done a couple of posts on the themes and conventions of Gothic novels, and the many subgenres there are (there are actually more, but a good place to look is the University of Wales Press series on Gothic Fiction). I have also discovered a cool WikiHow post on How To Write Gothic… Continue reading Goth is [not] Dead: Darkness