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

#AmWriting (Honest)

So! You've read The Crows, or you're nearing the end, and you want to know what I'm writing next? OF COURSE YOU ARE. I find it hard to keep all my eggs from rolling out of their respective baskets so here's a breakdown of the projects I'm working on and where they all are in… Continue reading #AmWriting (Honest)

amwriting, Longread, Pagham-verse, writing tips

Co-Writing for Beginners

Writing is a collaborative process. Even if you write purely for yourself, you will be in dialogue with the world around you, your influences, other authors, and the context in which you write. No one can write anything in a vacuum. There is already a lot of discourse on critique partners, beta readers, sensitivity readers,… Continue reading Co-Writing for Beginners

amwriting, Pagham-verse, The Crows

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

Gothic Fiction, Uncategorized

#AmReading: Cambria Gothica II: Welsh Ghostlore & Folklore before 1830

Introduction In the previous post we looked at texts featured in Chapter 1 of Jane Aaron's Welsh Gothic, and very briefly at the postcolonial framing of some of these narratives. This post looks at the ghost stories and dark tales that were associated with different parts of Wales, used as inspiration for the Gothic tales of… Continue reading #AmReading: Cambria Gothica II: Welsh Ghostlore & Folklore before 1830

amwriting, genre, Pagham-verse, Uncategorized, world building

Pagham-on-Sea: Undead Fashion

Guest Post: Clementine Wells Miss Clementine Wells was alive [or, as she prefers, a member of the Ante-dead community] for twenty-two years and has been dead since 1793. She prefers the term 'Revenant'.1 This is a type of undead which does not require the blood of the living, but is known for its violent rages.… Continue reading Pagham-on-Sea: Undead Fashion