The Novelleist

Elle Griffin
Currently publishing my gothic novel Obscurity for my newsletter subscribers—and writing a newsletter about it.
Created 26 Feb 2021
  • Behind the scenes of The Eleventh Chapter
    19 Nov 2021 4 4
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  • Obscurity, The Eleventh Chapter
    19 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    We last read The Tenth Chapter, in which daughters atoned for the sins of their fathers. The child moved with the moon woman to a large plantation home down the river. It was beautiful—a castle the li...
  • The one where I get off the internet and start writing fiction again
    15 Nov 2021 • 9 min read • 30 40
    During the summer of 2021, I stopped writing novels to write this newsletter instead. It was part of an initiative I called my full-send summer. Now the summer has ended and I am heading back into the...
  • Obscurity, The Tenth Chapter
    12 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 2
    We last read The Ninth Chapter, in which a bottle of poison was discovered in rather familiar company. The cathedral burned to ash in the great fire of 1788, so the next morning, the city’s most wealt...
  • Obscurity, The Ninth Chapter
    05 Nov 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 1
    We last read The Eighth Chapter, in which blood was spilled at the Mardi Gras ball. There was one man in town, an Englishman, who brought with him to the territory a knowledge of sorts. He was an apot...
  • Obscurity, The Eighth Chapter
    29 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 0
    We last read The Seventh Chapter, in which the widow ventured into the swamp for a cure. Pursuit of an eligible husband was the most popular pastime among European ladies of a certain age. The courtin...
  • Obscurity, The Seventh Chapter
    22 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 4
    We last read The Sixth Chapter, in which we discovered three men with rather nefarious intentions. The child fell asleep in the ménagère’s arms. She watched his tears run out, his eyelids close, and s...
  • The one where MC Gebhard A/B tests her novel chapters
    18 Oct 2021 • 10 min read • 21 22
    Mary Catherine Gebhard self-publishes romance novels through her website—and she can earn between $60,000 and $80,000 on a book—but she kept coming up with a problem: some of her books were big hits, ...
  • Obscurity, The Sixth Chapter
    15 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 5
    We last read The Fifth Chapter, in which the widow entered the sacrament of confession. Séverine sat alone in the convent chapel for the remainder of the day. She felt, for the first time, some sense ...
  • Obscurity, The Fifth Chapter
    09 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 5 4
    We last read The Fourth Chapter, in which a rather mysterious figure appeared to know the widow’s secrets. Séverine always had a fair amount of darkness within her. Like an enchantment, sometimes she ...
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