A big hello to all my new followers who came here from Adora BatBrat's site; you can imagine how excited I was when Adora quoted me in her blog. <3 I'm almost at 666 followers now which may or may not be an omen of some sort. o.O
For all those Goth WriMos out there, may I present - this post.
Goths are usually creative types, and there is certainly a strong predilection in the scene towards writing as a preferred form of creative expression. Hence certain stereotypes of the moody Gawth teen locked in their darkened room writing morose poetry (or howlingly bad Twilight fanfic).
As every writer knows, the real trick to writing is the most obvious - just write. But sometimes getting the words onto the page can be the hardest task of all. I'd like to share with you my favourite writing tool, which has helped me through many a case of epic writer's block. Dr Wicked's Writing Lab is a writing application designed to encourage productivity by 'prodding' you (gently or none-too-gently, depending on which setting you choose) when you stop writing. This is also a fantastic tool for anyone who needs to get work done for a class!
You can give your NaNoWriMo a darker twist (yay, we here at the Goth Guide do so enjoy a dark twist) by signing up for GothNoWriMo, which follows the same principle as NaNo, except it takes place in October (of course!; and yes, you're a little late this year) and your piece of original fiction must be Gothic in theme or style.
The poets among you might wish to get some 'inspiration' - or more likely a laugh (or pained groan) -by using this Darkly Gothic Poetry Generator to create your next masterpiece.
If you dream of nothing more than holding your very own published tome in your lace- or fishnet-gloved hands, I can highly recommend Lulu from personal experience; it also has a bit of 'Goth cred' as it's used by none other than Mick Mercer. You can also create your own storefront to sell your books in download and print form.
Those who would like some creative criticism or simply to discuss their work may be able to benefit from joining the Gothic Poets and Writers Literary Club. It's free, and currently they are eager to collect as many works as possible.
If you enjoy writing non-fiction or simply about your life, why not start a blog yourself? Sign-up is free on many blogging platforms such as LiveJournal, Blogger and Piczo, and you would be joining such luminaries of the Goth world as Jillian Venters and Wednesday Mourning.
Tell me you wouldn't want to win the gown in this video. It's a mock-up for a Hollyoaks wedding from the E4 TV channel, and they're giving it away in a competition. I am not a Hollyoaks fan, but I would LOVE to win that dress. My entry is IN.