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    Credible Genre?

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by BrandonWilde, Aug 10, 2010.

    Hi, my main love in reading is Victorian horror/psychological thriller and I would like to write in this style. Is this a credible genre to enter at the beginning of the 21st Century?
     
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    I don't know but I love Victoria Holt, Agatha Christie's horror stories etc. I'd read it:)
     
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    Anachronism is alive and well in other art forms, so I don't see why not. Although you do need to do something to make it relevant and slightly original, not just pointless copies of old texts.
     
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    Yeah, you can pretty much make anything interesting. Anything. It's just a matter of finding out how.
     
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    Thank you guys - the idea is to take the form, tone, structure, techniques of the Victorian writing and set it in modern day London - much appreciated feedback!!
     
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    ooh I forgot have you read the Resurrectionist?
     
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    Ever heard of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, by Susannah Clarke? I grew up reading 19th century fiction and her rendition of the style is pitch perfect. Felt like I was home. :)
     
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    Seconded. A wonderful novel. Inspired.
     
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    My last work was in that Genre--Been wondering who bought the five copies?.

    Just kidding, couldn't resist!. As with Gold and Grandma's pies true value is only enhanced by time.

    Now if I can just get my "Hercule Poirot in the Galaxy" on a Sony PlayStation format. @$37.50 a copy plus toys, & comic book paperbacks----WOW!!.
     
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    There is also Drood, by Dan Simmons. There is quite a bit of new literature coming out that is "Victorian" in style, theme, etc.
     

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