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message 1: by Thayer (last edited Sep 10, 2012 07:14PM) (new)

Thayer Berlyn | 45 comments Is utilizing a more Gothic style in novel writing still viable in these modern times or is it becoming obsolete? I don't mean weighted down Victorian melodrama, but a writing that is a little more heavy than one might ordinarily find in today's fast-paced fiction?

For example, I tend to view a writer like Charles de Lint as using a more stylistic tone, but I see this same style becoming more rare among books in contemporary literature. Does this bode ill for the writer of more intense literary fiction and magical realism? Especially the independent writer of such works?

I would love to hear thoughts from both readers and writers.


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A.F. (scribe77) | 1777 comments Mod
Thayer wrote: "Is utilizing a more Gothic style in novel writing still viable in these modern times or is it becoming obsolete? I don't mean weighted down Victorian melodrama, but a writing that is a little more ..."

I think there's still room for it. The lighter paranormal stuff gets all the attention, but there are readers out there who want more intense books.


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