Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Some Thoughts On Writing

With my awareness that I wanted to write about the shadowy side of reality, I began this blog, celebrating a new genre as well as my book. However, I've also provided a link to my first blog. will bring you to a space dedicated to my own writing. I've included a few articles on my entrance into the writing world along with some of the painfully earned insights into my narrative style. How I began, the trouble I had with back story and my inability to upset my characters are all part of the information I share. Maybe you'll find something helpful there.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Welcome to Haunted Pen

Welcome to my blog. I'll be sharing my thoughts and experiences as a novice in the world of fiction, as well as some wonderfully helpful web sites. Although I've tried my hand at a couple of short stories, most of my previous writing has been non-fiction.

The name of the blog, Haunted Pen, refers to something that happens to me when I begin to write a story. Like most writers, I have quite a few stories started, but never finished. All these stories have something odd in common. Although each story began as a mystery, somewhere in the narrative, the supernatural crept in. Without intending to, I'd added psychic experiences, ghosts or demons. Finally, I gave in to my pen's ghostly inclinations and began to write a little darker.

My current work deals with a young woman whose move to a new apartment places her in danger from a murderer and an eighteenth century ghost. With the help of her neighbor and a new man in her life, she fights to save herself. As the action takes place in Salem, MA, I'll be adding pictures of that city and various interesting tidbits.

Salem, MA has an exciting history. The photo above shows a very famous house said to be haunted. Check it out,

I hope you enjoy the happenings at Haunted Pen.