Write About It Wednesday – Gothic Fiction

Hello, Writers! We’ve made it to Hump Day! I’m very excited to talk about one of my Gothic Fiction It's a writer's life for mefavorite fiction genres this week. Gothic Fiction. Gothic Fiction is dark and twisted and as a writer you can have so much fun with the genre exploring the dark sides of human nature.

Some of my favorite Gothic Fiction Writers include:

Edgar Allan Poe (DUH!)

Daphne du Maurier: If you haven’t read Rebecca you need to do so immediately after doing your writing prompts today.

Mary Shelley: Frankenstein. Nothing else needs to be said.

Charlotte Perkins Gilman: “The Yellow Wallpaper” is one of my favorite short stories.

Gillian Flynn: Most people are familiar with Gone Girl and Dark Places, but my personal favorite is Sharp Objects.

Chuck Palahniuk: He is probably best known for Fight Club, but you should definitely check out Lullaby too.

Ann Rice: Everyone knows her for Interview with the Vampire, but I also really like The Witching Hour.

Bram Stoker: Obviously famous for the first and most famous vampire, Dracula.

William Faulkner: “A Rose for Emily” will stay with you long after you have finished reading.


We will talk more on Free Topic Friday about Gothic Fiction and what makes a story qualify as Gothic Fiction.

But first a few Write About It Wednesday prompts to get the wheels turning in your head.

  1. Write about an ugly monster with a beautiful soul and a beautiful human with an ugly soul.
  2. Write about a family who once was rich. They are still haughty and believe they are better than everyone else despite now being poor and living in their old family manor that is in disrepair and falling down around them.
  3. Write about the secrets of a small southern town.

Have fun writing, Writers! Can’t wait to talk more about this creepy and fascinating genre!

Write On!

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