Jillian Venters  is creating Gothic Charm School
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Hi, I'm Jillian Venters, also known as the Lady of the Manners. For almost 20 years, my website, Gothic Charm School has explored Goth, other subcultures, and the ferocious power of politeness.
I also wrote a book - Gothic Charm School: An Essential Guide for Goths and Those Who Love Them - that will be celebrating its 10th year in print in 2019!


I love writing Gothic Charm School. Actually, I just love writing. Now I'm grabbing my parasol and taking a leap of faith to make writing what I do all the time. I'd be thrilled if you came along with me!


Your support will allow me to focus not only on Gothic Charm School, but also a variety of writing endeavors such as True Tales of Eldergoth Life, heaps of short fiction, and even videos. Yes, videos!


Tiers
Snarklings
$2 or more per month

 Thank you for reading the posts on the Gothic Charm School site! With your support, spooky candles will continue to cast a ghostly light on topics twice a month. 

The Ghostly Tea Party
$5 or more per month

 

The Ghostly Tea Party contains a once a month backer-only blog post of either:


  • True Tales of Eldergoth Life. My life is, to quote the wise Lydia Deetz, “Strange and unusual”, and I want to tell you stories from it. They may be funny, they may shine a flickering light on a part of the goth scene you weren’t aware of, and they may teach you something, even if it’s “Make better life choices than I did”.


  • The Candelabra Discourse. I collect vintage gothic romance paperbacks, because I enjoy a good cliche, especially when it’s wrapped in cover art featuring a woman in a flowing nightgown, usually holding a candelabra, running away from an ominous house. I’ll burble at you about the books that feature my favorite tropes, and the occasional book wherein the story itself doesn’t live up to the magnificent cover art. 
The Seance Room
$10 or more per month

  

In addition to The Ghostly Tea Party blog posts, The Seance Room contains:


  • A once a month Blood and Bustles story. The spirits may be malevolent, but they’re almost certainly beautifully dressed.


  • A once a month Q&A post. I’ll take questions on a post for 24 hours, and answer them bit by bit over the following two weeks. If you have a question that is best suited for a Gothic Charm School site post, I’ll give you a small answer, but add your question to the ongoing list of post topics. (It should go without saying that ALL questions in the monthly Q&A must be suitable for audiences 13 and up.)
A Gathering of Spirits
$50 or more per month

 In addition to the rewards contained in The Ghostly Tea Party, and The Seance Room levels, A Gathering of Spirits is your invitation to a group video chat with me and other spooky-minded people. The spirits will gather for an hour every other month. 

The Unsettling Armoire
$80 or more per month

  

  • In addition to the rewards contained in The Ghostly Tea Party, Seance Room, and A Gathering of Spirits levels, The Unsettling Armoire means I’ll be your “personal stylist" once a year. Tell me what goth frippery you’re searching for, be it the pieces for a specific goth style or an outfit suggestion for yourself, and I’ll create a personalized Stereotype Technology post with 5 items! Your personal Stereotype Technology post will be shared with you through a private (just you and me!) Pinterest board; if you want that post to later be shared with the Gothic Charm School audience, that’s completely your choice! Stereotype Technology examples: https://gothic-charm-school.com/charm/?cat=211
     
  • But wait, there's more! Twice a year you'll receive a handwritten letter from me. Because who doesn't love getting things in the mail?
     
Hi, I'm Jillian Venters, also known as the Lady of the Manners. For almost 20 years, my website, Gothic Charm School has explored Goth, other subcultures, and the ferocious power of politeness.
I also wrote a book - Gothic Charm School: An Essential Guide for Goths and Those Who Love Them - that will be celebrating its 10th year in print in 2019!


I love writing Gothic Charm School. Actually, I just love writing. Now I'm grabbing my parasol and taking a leap of faith to make writing what I do all the time. I'd be thrilled if you came along with me!


Your support will allow me to focus not only on Gothic Charm School, but also a variety of writing endeavors such as True Tales of Eldergoth Life, heaps of short fiction, and even videos. Yes, videos!


Recent posts by Jillian Venters

Tiers
Snarklings
$2 or more per month

 Thank you for reading the posts on the Gothic Charm School site! With your support, spooky candles will continue to cast a ghostly light on topics twice a month. 

The Ghostly Tea Party
$5 or more per month

 

The Ghostly Tea Party contains a once a month backer-only blog post of either:


  • True Tales of Eldergoth Life. My life is, to quote the wise Lydia Deetz, “Strange and unusual”, and I want to tell you stories from it. They may be funny, they may shine a flickering light on a part of the goth scene you weren’t aware of, and they may teach you something, even if it’s “Make better life choices than I did”.


  • The Candelabra Discourse. I collect vintage gothic romance paperbacks, because I enjoy a good cliche, especially when it’s wrapped in cover art featuring a woman in a flowing nightgown, usually holding a candelabra, running away from an ominous house. I’ll burble at you about the books that feature my favorite tropes, and the occasional book wherein the story itself doesn’t live up to the magnificent cover art. 
The Seance Room
$10 or more per month

  

In addition to The Ghostly Tea Party blog posts, The Seance Room contains:


  • A once a month Blood and Bustles story. The spirits may be malevolent, but they’re almost certainly beautifully dressed.


  • A once a month Q&A post. I’ll take questions on a post for 24 hours, and answer them bit by bit over the following two weeks. If you have a question that is best suited for a Gothic Charm School site post, I’ll give you a small answer, but add your question to the ongoing list of post topics. (It should go without saying that ALL questions in the monthly Q&A must be suitable for audiences 13 and up.)
A Gathering of Spirits
$50 or more per month

 In addition to the rewards contained in The Ghostly Tea Party, and The Seance Room levels, A Gathering of Spirits is your invitation to a group video chat with me and other spooky-minded people. The spirits will gather for an hour every other month. 

The Unsettling Armoire
$80 or more per month

  

  • In addition to the rewards contained in The Ghostly Tea Party, Seance Room, and A Gathering of Spirits levels, The Unsettling Armoire means I’ll be your “personal stylist" once a year. Tell me what goth frippery you’re searching for, be it the pieces for a specific goth style or an outfit suggestion for yourself, and I’ll create a personalized Stereotype Technology post with 5 items! Your personal Stereotype Technology post will be shared with you through a private (just you and me!) Pinterest board; if you want that post to later be shared with the Gothic Charm School audience, that’s completely your choice! Stereotype Technology examples: https://gothic-charm-school.com/charm/?cat=211
     
  • But wait, there's more! Twice a year you'll receive a handwritten letter from me. Because who doesn't love getting things in the mail?