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Are contemporary Gothics possible?
(12-10-2017, 05:19 PM)Carrie Dalby Wrote:
(12-10-2017, 04:22 PM)paigenumber Wrote: Gothics have made a comeback in the sense that it focuses on the paranormal, such as all the vampire fiction, as well as some supernatural, such as ghosts.  I can tolerate supernatural elements if they are used well, but I do not like the paranormal.  By "horror", what do you mean?

I started writing the story as a single "Gothic Horror" novel, but it morphed into a full family saga. Setting that is now books 2-3 is a creepy house on a cliff where haunting-like things happen. It is infested with demons (not ghosts) because of the sins committed there--which tie to the family and drives many of the issues affecting them and their friends. It's more in-line with the eerie setting/unease of Jane Eyre or Dracula (the original book) than any gruesome/heavy horror. Along the lines of Poe and Hawthorne (using religion as a catalyst), classic Gothic with horrifying elements.

Good luck Carrie! Hopefully we will see your book soon.

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RE: Are contemporary Gothics possible? - by paigenumber - 12-29-2017, 10:59 PM

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