Author Interview, Gothic Fiction, Podcast

Author Interview ~ Maria DeBlassie on Brujeria, Ordinary Gothic, Moving Beyond Generational Trauma, and Short Story HUNGRY BUSINESS

Interview Transcript ~ Introducing the Author Maria DeBlassie Maria DeBlassie, Ph.D. is a native New Mexican mestiza blogger, multi-award-winning writer, and multi-award-winning educator living in the Land of Enchantment. Her blogging life started as a year-long journey to write her back into happy, healthy, and whole through daily posts about life’s simple pleasures, everyday magic,… Continue reading Author Interview ~ Maria DeBlassie on Brujeria, Ordinary Gothic, Moving Beyond Generational Trauma, and Short Story HUNGRY BUSINESS

Gothic Fiction, reblogged post

From Romancing the Gothic Blog: 100 Women Writers in Horror, the Gothic and Supernatural Fiction from the 18th Century to 2021

An amazing list of 1-100 authors (and I am on the list!! o.O) Please tip at http://www.ko-fi-com/SamHirst if you can. This is such a good resource.

Romancing the Gothic

I recently completed a twitter thread on 100 women. You can find it here, if you’re interested. It includes more gifs and pictures! But for ease, I’ve collated them all into one list. The entries are fairly brief but I’m happy to tackle any questions you have! Enjoy the list and if you feel like supporting me or chucking me a tip, there’s a ko-fi and a patreon

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1) Clara Reeve (1729-1807)

Reeve responded to Walpole’s genre starting Castle of Otranto with The Old English Baron (1778). It got rid of excessive supernaturalism and kept the medieval peril. It was originally published as ‘Champion of Virtue’ in reduced circles in 1777.

2) Sophia Lee (1750 – 1824)

Author and playwright, she and her sisters ran a school in Bath. Her Gothically claustrophobic text The Recess (1785) reimagined history, giving Mary, Queen of Scots, two daughters and telling…

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amwriting, Gothic Fiction, Pagham-verse

Spring Rush – 25K Word Goal

If you have seen the hashtag #SpringRush on Twitter you’ll know that accountability threads and aesthetics abound, and that writers are embarking on a writing challenge to get 25k words done between 15 Feb and 21 March. I don’t know if I will reach it, and I won’t be writing every day. But! Here are… Continue reading Spring Rush – 25K Word Goal

Gothic Fiction, world building, writing tips

Gothic Day of Creation: Dialogue Workshop

Today is the Gothic Day of Creation over at Romancing the Gothic project, with so much good stuff going on! I kicked us off with a dialogue workshop, and if you missed it, here are some highlights for you... Choose your characters for the workshop. You need Character A and B. Pick a Gothic trope… Continue reading Gothic Day of Creation: Dialogue Workshop