Hi spooky friends! It's that time of year again...Preptober! Who all is participating in NaNoWriMo this year? I debated doing it as I'm pretty busy between working full time and taking some online classes, but I had so much fun with it last year that I'm going to give it a go! Last year was … Continue reading Preptober and NaNoWriMo: 50,000 Word Novels
Welcome to my first weekly wrap up! I thought it would be fun to post on the weekends a little review of my week, what I read, and put in some personal stuff. The rest of my posts are geared towards gothic horror, so this will be an opportunity to talk about other books I've … Continue reading Weekly Wrap Up
What are your first steps when starting a new creative project? One of my favorite things to do is to start a Pinterest mood board. It's such a fun visual way to start brainstorming and it can provide sparks of inspiration for visual cues in your writing. I have a WIP that I started during … Continue reading Gothic Mood Board
A dark wood. A foggy moor. A towering abandoned building. Howling wind. What is it exactly that marks Gothic literature? It has an interesting history, starting with the 1764 publication of The Castle of Otrando by Horace Walpole. This book blends realism and supernatural elements while introducing many of the trappings of Gothic horror - … Continue reading What is Gothic Horror?
I was asked recently why I chose the name Endpapers for my blog. After giving it some thought, I really think it is the perfect fit. But first, what are endpapers? Endpapers are the structural element that connect the pages to the cover, quite literally holding the book together. They are also a design element … Continue reading Why Endpapers?
Hello! Welcome to Endpapers, a blog by Beaton Books. This is my first attempt at blogging and I am excited to see how it goes and watch it evolve alongside you. I'm planning to share book reviews, writing tips, snippets of my own work, and general chit chat about my life. So, who am I? … Continue reading Welcome to Endpapers!