Lucinda Elliot

About me

Lucinda Elliot loves to write Gothic historical novels, which isn’t surprising as she was brought up in a series of isolated old houses her parents were renovating which would make ideal settings for a Gothic novel.
After living and working in London for many years, she now lives in mid Wales with her family.
She is fascinated by social history and women’s unwritten history.
She is intrigued by the notion of glorying in cliched themes in writing.
Her novel ‘That Scoundrel Emile Dubois’ set during the French Revoltion in France and North Wales is a take on an Ann Radcliffe type theme with vampires and time warps, while her next novel ‘Aleks Sager’s Daemon’ is about an author haunted by his own character from Tsarist Russia while ‘Ravensdale’ due out by April 2014 is set during 1792 in England is a spoof of the theme of the Disgraced Earl Framed for Murder Turns Outlaw.

From my website

A Yuk, Yuk Topic – Writer’s Block

The dreaded Writer’s Block; that’s a Yuk, Yuk topic indeed. All writers dread it. It’s supposed to happen to every writer – but many seem as reluctant to admit to it as they are to having sweaty feet or sending round robins at Christmas. Well, I’ve been known to have…

‘The Lament of Sky’ by BB Wynter review

Here’s a portrait of Sky, one of the main characters in BB Wynter’s intriguing fantasy, ‘The Lament of Sky’.  I’m envious, as it was painted by the author. I’ve always longed to paint my characters, but I lack the talent. I hardly read any fantasy; I know I should, especially…

Tantalizing Tasters and Sizzling Starts

A writer friend commented apropos the current demand for a fast start and quick moving action how, ‘These days we’re all expected to write penny dreadfuls.’ I know what he means. Those Sizzling Starts, those Tantalizing Tasters, are surely far worse than the endings as a source of torment to…

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