The Spirit Messenger

I want to share something personal with you about a person who means the world to me – Barbara, my beloved mother. As the second anniversary of her passing approaches (August 30th), I’ve recently encountered several sightings of Red Cardinals. I’ve seen them twice in my garden and once while outside on lunch break at … More The Spirit Messenger

Five Tips for Writing a Horror Story by H.P. Lovecraft

Though the term “weird fiction” came into being in the 19th century – originally used by Irish gothic writer Sheridan Le Fanu – it was picked up by H.P. Lovecraft in the 20th century as a way, primarily, of describing his own work. He also wrote in depth about writing itself. He did so in … More Five Tips for Writing a Horror Story by H.P. Lovecraft

Scenes From The Haunted Camera – Part Three

This may seem strange to some people, but historic graveyards can be very photogenic locations offering myriad combinations of history and atmosphere. I don’t consider old graveyards to be spooky, haunting or intimidating. I find they stir strong emotions. Some tombstones are works of art with ornate and lavish sculptures. Or they’re eye-catching due to … More Scenes From The Haunted Camera – Part Three

Blog Share – How to Set Up the Best, Pain-Free Healthy Writing Space

We all know by now that spending too much time in the wrong chair can set you up for a lot of pain. The answer has to be finding the right chair, right? And there is no shortage of options out there. The gurus of ergonomics have pulled out all the stops to design top-of-the-line, … More Blog Share – How to Set Up the Best, Pain-Free Healthy Writing Space

13 Tortured Tips for Writing a Short Horror Story

Are you looking to give your readers the heebie-jeebies with a great short horror story? Writing horror is exciting and enjoyable, so look no further my sick little puppies. Listed below you’ll find 13 tried-and-tested tips for creating ferocious fiction and tales that traumatize. Good luck and, most of all, have fun doing it! “Horror … More 13 Tortured Tips for Writing a Short Horror Story

Blog Share – Use All Five Senses to Enrich Your Writing

While browsing one of the many newsletters I receive daily by e-mail, I discovered this very interesting feature on the BookBaby blog by Carla King and wanted to share it with you. Sight is the most obvious of the senses to invoke when depicting a scene in your written work, but your visual descriptions will … More Blog Share – Use All Five Senses to Enrich Your Writing