The Contest!

It is the goal of many a puny human to leave their mark on the universe. Now you have your chance! Enter to win the “What Would Charlotte Call It?” contest and win a valuable prize! Charlotte, of course, referring to Charlotte Brontë, one of the fine later practitioners of the gothic (with perhaps the most well known among her works being Jane Eyre but by no means alone in its esteem among her ouevre).

Your quest: Name the serial novel I have been writing in the “gothic renaissance” style with a suitable moniker and win a place in history.

Your prize: Being a character in the book!

Yes, you can live on in (in)famy as a literary character. How great is that? But what’s that you say? You don’t want your name to appear in the pages due to inordinate modesty? Well, your prize can also be naming a character to honor a past relative, a forgotten dance master, or even your cat. You also get to choose whether your character perishes horribly or helps the heroine out at a key juncture.

To enter, simply post your entry below as a comment. Enter early and often! The final choice will be my own capricious one, so there is no guarantee of fairness, and I may be wickedly influenced by gifts of choclate and laudanum. But the opportunity is all yours —



  1. The Queen says:

    Alrighty, then- my feeble attempts:*An Unending Roundabout of Politeness*Neurasthenia*Lord Mangrove’s Death*The Rejection of Arthur Boylett (or Dejection)

  2. Here’s a few…How The Upper-Class LivesThe Mangrove LegacyThe Adventures of Alice in Prat-landThe Shallow and The WitlessEnglish Nobility for DummiesI think I can come up with a few more…stop me when you’ve heard enough. 🙂

  3. K. A. Laity says:

    Oooh — I’m liking what I’m hearing so far! This is going to be difficult.

  4. The Queen says:

    I found a lovely cocktail mix called Dark Heavenly Dreams & DesiresIt’s made with chocolate & laudanum. Would you like a crate?There was a less fabulous one called It’s Going Straight to My Hips, But Somehow I Just Don’t Care

  5. K. A. Laity says:

    Oooh, yes! Sign me up for a crate or two.

  6. The Queen says:

    Ok, then – off to order at Crate-of-Laudanum-a-Month club….

  7. Anonymous says:

    The Echo on the Moors

  8. Crispinus says:

    (A) The Tribulations of Elizabeth Jane(B) Alice’s Delicate Condition(C) Kidnapped, A Serial(D) The Haunting of Mangrove

  9. Gene K. says:

    Alice’s Adventures in AustenlandAlice Mangrove and the Series of Unfortunate EventsThe Peripatetic Education of Miss Alice MangroveThe Rich and the DimArthur

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