At Gothic Bite Magazine, we love welcoming new patients to become part of our asylum. We question them and learn about them. It doesn’t matter what creative field they are part of because they’re our patients now. This week, we welcome Becki Kolodziej.
Patient Name: Becki Kolodziej
Hello all. I am Rebecca Kolodziej, a writer and poet from Wales in the United Kingdom.
I’ve always loved to write since a very young age. Horror has been a massive part of my life. I love creating spooky things by drawing, writing, and even crafting. I like to learn about horror by reading as many books as possible.
Interview With the Vampire was and remains a huge inspiration when it comes to writing my own fiction. My favourite author is Anne Rice. I love the Gothic atmosphere that she creates. Awe-inspiring.
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I am also a witch.
GOTHIC BITE MAGAZINE: Why did you decide to write for Gothic Bite Magazine?
REBECCA KOLODZIEJ: I decided to write for GBM because I came across the ad looking for new writers and was intrigued by the content that the magazine created.
I felt I could offer a lot to the magazine since I am a huge horror fan and love to talk about and write about everything in horror. So, getting ready for the opportunity to join another horror family was so much fun.
I feel that indie horror publications and the people should get more attention, so if I can help make that happen, count me in!
GOTHIC BITE MAGAZINE: What do you like the most about Gothic Bite Magazine?
REBECCA KOLODZIEJ: I love everything about the magazine. The people and fellow writers are great. But the passion and dedication that we all have for the magazine warmed my heart the most.
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GOTHIC BITE MAGAZINE: What does the word “Gothic” mean to you?
REBECCA KOLODZIEJ: Oh, excellent question. When I think of Gothic, I think of tall, grandiose castles and masquerade balls hosted by porcelain-faced vampire princes.
The dark, damp hallways are lit by burning braziers, frock coats and tulle dresses, undying love. The list goes on and on.
GOTHIC BITE MAGAZINE: What do you think people and society need to know about gothic people?
REBECCA KOLODZIEJ: We must inform society that Gothic people are not bad. Gothic people yearn to express their souls through creativity. The way we dress and the make-up we use could define it.
Being Goth does not make us bad people! There are good and bad people from all walks of life. Just because we wear black does not make us any more susceptible to evil than a normally dressed person.
GOTHIC BITE MAGAZINE: When writing your articles, do you do research, and if so, how far do you go with your research?
REBECCA KOLODZIEJ: I like to research my articles. I think researching for an article is an integral part of writing. But it depends on specific topics.
For example, if I were to write an article on witchcraft, I would use both my own knowledge and the knowledge of books. It creates a balance.
GOTHIC BITE MAGAZINE: What is most important to you when writing your articles?
REBECCA KOLODZIEJ: It’s always been connecting with my audience. I love to write in a way that is easy to read and chatty. I also like to ensure my articles are thorough and the information correct.
GOTHIC BITE MAGAZINE: Which Gothic people influence you the most in your life?
REBECCA KOLODZIEJ: I have many influences. Most are in the field of Gothic fiction and not so much Gothic fashion anymore.
Not to say I don’t indulge in the alternative lifestyle. I like to dress witchy. Stevie Nicks is an icon of mine. But as in Gothic idols, Edgar Allan Poe and Anne Rice are my inspirations.
GOTHIC BITE MAGAZINE: Which gothic entertainment genre is your favourite and why? I.e. movies, television series, literature, cosplay, conventions, events, music, concerts, etc.
REBECCA KOLODZIEJ: Oh! I love the show Penny Dreadful. I also love Interview With The Vampire, Queen Of The Damned, and the old Hammer Films horror films like Twins Of Evil and Dracula.
I listen to many heavy metal bands like Rammstein and Dimmu Borgir.
GOTHIC BITE MAGAZINE: Do you believe in the paranormal? By that, I mean in hauntings, there are creatures out in the wild we still don’t know the existence of?
REBECCA KOLODZIEJ: I believe in the paranormal a hundred percent. I believe many things out there are yet to be discovered. It’s exciting to think about that.
GOTHIC BITE MAGAZINE: What was your reaction when you found out you’d be a regular writer for Gothic Bite?
REBECCA KOLODZIEJ: Oh, I was over the moon. I’m delighted to be a part of this magazine. Considering I have health issues that stop me from writing for a while, it’s refreshing to be a part of a writing family that understands my struggles.
GOTHIC BITE MAGAZINE: What do you wish Gothic Bite Magazine could do to be more popular on the gothic scene? I.e., podcasting, vlogging, live ghost hauntings, etc.
REBECCA KOLODZIEJ: Live ghost hunting, hands down!
GOTHIC BITE MAGAZINE: What can readers expect from Rebecca Kolodziej in 2023?
REBECCA KOLODZIEJ: I will be writing content for GBM while working on my poetry page. I’m also working on a gothic novella I have been working on for a long time. I want to make more progress and find a home for it.
GOTHIC BITE MAGAZINE: Where will Gothic Bite Magazine bring you in the coming years?
REBECCA KOLODZIEJ: GBM will help propel my status as an indie writer worldwide to help make my name known. Writing for GBM will allow my writing abilities to grow.
As a writer, I like to know that I can help the magazine grow as much as the magazine can help me grow.
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