The Novelleist

Elle Griffin
Currently publishing my gothic novel Obscurity as a serial—releasing one chapter each week exclusively for my newsletter subscribers.
Created 26 Feb 2021
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  • Obscurity, The Second Chapter
    18 Sep 2021about 5 hours ago • 7 min read
    We last read The First Chapter, in which we met Monsieur Le Propriétaire at his death bed. That evening, the river rose and flooded the Estate St. Vincent. Water filled its rooms, one after another, a...
  • Obscurity, The First Chapter
    11 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 21 6
    We last read The Prologue, in which a mysterious woman turned up at the Plantation St. Vincent. The brewing melancholy outside seemed to quiet as the cloaked man escorted the young woman into the esta...
  • The one where I debut my gothic novel as a serial
    04 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 20 25
    You received The Prologue to my gothic novel Obscurity on Friday at midnight—and you’ll receive a new chapter every Friday at midnight until… October, when chapters lock down for paid subscribers only...
  • Obscurity, The Prologue
    04 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 31 8
    The doors opened slowly, a sealed peace pouring across the threshold as shuttered doors creaked on humid hinges. The abbess appeared against that perfect darkness, her wrinkled skin lit by a sole cand...
  • The one where I grow my newsletter by 1,200 subscribers in one summer
    15 Aug 2021 • 15 min read • 43 60
    I started my newsletter in February of 2021 with the intention that I would spend the summer building up my newsletter subscribers so that I could publish my gothic novel for them in the fall. As I tr...
  • The one where I stop reading books
    08 Aug 2021 • 9 min read • 21 26
    I read everything on my phone. It’s been a slow progression to this point. A few years ago I only read physical books that I purchased—then I went through a Marie Kondo phase and got rid of them all. ...
  • The one where Zogarth earns $20,000/month writing fantasy on Patreon
    01 Aug 2021 • 18 min read • 15 18
    The author Zogarth started serialzing his novel The Primal Hunter on Royal Road in September of 2020. One month later, in November of 2020, he launched his Patreon page, earned $5,000 in his first mon...
  • The one where self-published books are not “real art”
    25 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 35 52
    Lindsey Stirling dances while she plays the violin. If you haven’t seen her do it yet please watch this video. It is mind-blowing. Sometimes she is a woodland creature dancing in the forest. Sometimes...
  • The one where Emilia Rose writes erotica on Patreon (and it's her full-time job)
    18 Jul 2021 • 9 min read • 26 32
    Emilia Rose writes erotica—specifically werewolf erotica—for Patreon. She builds her audience by serializing chapters on Wattpad, then at the end of each chapter she directs her readers to subscribe t...
  • The one where I dream up the future of fiction
    11 Jul 2021 • 13 min read • 25 53
    I have a dream... That one day we will be able to find and follow the writers we love—just like we do on Twitter. That we will be able to subscribe to those writers—just like we do on Substack. That w...