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6 Crucial Elements You Must Have in Your Gothic Novel Explained by a Professional UK Book Editor

Updated: Dec 1, 2021

Professional UK book editor & gothic fan explains the 6 crucial elements needed for a great gothic novel!

Happy Halloween!!

As fright night is here, I thought I'd make a post about how to write one of my favourite genres - gothic!

I feel like the gothic genre is mainly associated with classic literature - novels like Frankenstein, The Castle of Otranto, and Dracula - but I'd love to write a modern gothic novel at some point!

We have many horror stories, paranormal tales and slashers that are released every year on both page and screen, but what about a good old gothic tale that taps into the darkness of life, gloomy settings we'd never venture to, and the madness of ordinary people?