Monday, July 25, 2016

Goth Monday--How do you Define the 'new' Goth Genre?

Good day,

It's Goth Monday!

While scanning websites I located so interesting material. gives instructions on 'how to write Gothic Fiction;.

Have you read this article? Do you agree?  Disagree?  Is there a template of excellent fiction?
I believe the elements in each genre are what a reader is hungry for.  However, the storyline, can never be developed from a template.

What about the genre itself?

Has the genre evolved since "Dracula" and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" was written? Or, in your opinion, has it spun into an entirely 'un-gothic direction?

Is "American Gothic" the new Gothic?

Top Ten Gothic Films  Agree?

Worst Gothic Films  I liked 'Mary Reilly'.  Even though I am not a Julia Roberts fan, I found the take on the story very thought provoking.  I also felt that"Lady Frankenstein", it was a little disturbing (I have difficulty with Frankenstein and the abandonment issue evolving around of Victor and the Monster, anyway). However, I didn't think is should be on this list.

Readers, what are you thoughts?


Friday, July 22, 2016

Monday, July 18, 2016

Goth Monday--Gothic Rose


It's Goth Monday!

I located a website with a tutorial program (free) if you are interested in learning to sketch a Gothic rose.

I found this helpful, because I am not much of an artist. I like to add an additional touch when autographing my print books.

If you need additional tutoring (Connie is raising her hand), here is the video

I located another site about Gothic Arcitecture.  This site provided pictures and detailed information and photos of Gothic architecture.  For those of us not inclined to visit overseas to verify specific details in our WIP. This site will provide a great way to complete that scene.


Monday, July 11, 2016

President's Message July 2016

Hello Fanciful GothRom Writers,

I hope everyone is having a fabulous start to their summer. It’s July many of us (though not I) will be in San Diego at RWA Nationals Conference, July 13 – 16.

I would encourage you all to take advantage of the many opportunities we have for getting our chapter in social media.  As you know from my email, are blog site, Facebook and Twitter accounts are up and running.  If you are interested in writing a weekly/monthly article for our blog, please contact me.

As always fellow authors, thank you for all that you have done and continue to do. Your commitment to excellence is what keeps GothRom/RWA a growing chapter. Our sincerest thanks for being a part of this chapter where our motto is: “To encourage authors of Gothic romance through networking, inspiration, and provide a support network for those authors while submitting their work.”

With kind affection,

Connie Vines