amwriting, world building, Writing Prompt, writing tips

World Building and Language Workshop

On Saturday 15 August 2020 I took part in the Romancing the Gothic's Gothic Creative Day via Zoom, leading a workshop on world building and language. The workshop was not recorded, but it was pretty popular, so I'd be happy to run it again. In the meantime, here are my slides for you to play… Continue reading World Building and Language Workshop

amwriting, Pagham-verse, undead, vampires, werewolves, world building

Saints & Sinners Part 1

Introduction to Pagham-on-Sea This month's #WiPWorldBuilders card is on saints and sinners, looking at beliefs and belief systems in our fictional worlds. Let's talk about some of the belief systems in Pagham-on-Sea first. For context, the town's population is around 12,000, while the population of the commuter estate (Queen Mary's and Jubilee) on the other… Continue reading Saints & Sinners Part 1

Pagham-verse, The Crows, Uncategorized, world building

Pagham-on-Sea Pub Crawl (Ultimate Challenge Version)

Pagham-on-Sea, East Sussex, is a town described as "too bleak for the bleak geeks", but it does have some quite good pubs. In this post, we look at the 11 pubs from best to worst (c.2019) at least according to the Good Pub Guide website: The Red RamThe New InnThe Ship's WheelThe Mill HouseThe King's… Continue reading Pagham-on-Sea Pub Crawl (Ultimate Challenge Version)

Gothic Fiction, Pagham-verse, The Crows, Uncategorized

I Found the Town that Isn’t There…

When I had time to stop and stare I found the town that isn't there. It isn't there again today. I'm glad that town has stayed away.   For my birthday treat my husband took me to St Leonard's, East Sussex, for the weekend and on Saturday we trundled along the coast to blustery Norman's… Continue reading I Found the Town that Isn’t There…

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)!