Saturday, April 13, 2024

All Things Paranormal With a Few Writerly Things on the Side Letter I


All Things Paranormal
Let's start with a trip to Indiana! This is one of my favorite places I've seen others INVESTIGATE
Want to have some fun? Hop over and read about the Randolph County Asylum

On the site there are other places listed for investigation. You can even go stay the night! While I consider myself brave, I don't know that I could make it for an entire night. Would you? 

Of Writerly Things... I is for Ink

My fun word... Letter I. Oh, I'm using this one soon! 

All Things Paranormal and With a Few Writerly Things on the Side Letter H

H is for Headphones

The noise reducing nature of the ear covers reduces hearing external sound and questions being asked during an Estes Session. (Check out my Letter E post). The padded earpads help the person focus on only the sounds and words they hear coming from the spirit box.

I've seen a lot of investigators do the estes sessions. I think I'm too big of a coward to do one!!

Of Writerly Things... H is for Hemingway


As a writer, using personal hurts can be a great way to develop characters! Sometimes my true fans will ask if I write about myself. Mostly... no, but we can't help but reflect who we are into what we create. 

My fun word for the day.... 

Monday, April 8, 2024

All Things Paranormal and With a Few Writerly Things on the Side Letter G

Ghost Bo


Join the April blog A to Z Challenge! Hop around and say hello to everyone! My theme this month is All Things Paranormal With a Few Writerly Things on the Side. I chose this theme because I have a paranormal short story coming out at the end of this month!! I can't wait to share it with you! 

All things paranormal G is for Ghost Box
Some ghost hunters believe that spirits can communicate through radio transmissions.

G is for Ghost Tours - I had a great time on a ghost tour in Mobile, AL. If you ever have a chance to go on one, please do! You'll have great stories to share! Our guide took us to haunted sites where we got out of the van and walked around.

If you want to follow a great ghost hunter, check out Ghost Girl Always on tiktok. She's great fun!

Of Writerly Things - Encouragement from Gerth

See if you can use this word today! 

Sunday, April 7, 2024

All Things Paranormal Letter F


During a paranormal investigation you can use a small mag light. When the top is twisted slightly the light doesn't come on, but any energy in the room can use this device to turn on the light.

Of writerly things

Saturday, April 6, 2024

All Things Paranormal Letter E


All Things Paranormal

E is for Estes Method

The primary objective of The Estes Method is to establish two-way communication with spirits. Investigators believe that the white noise generated by the spirit box acts as a medium through which entities can convey messages. This method aims to capture real-time responses, providing a unique and immersive experience in paranormal investigations.

Of Writerly Things
E is for Editing
This is a great post about the editing process.
Bottom line... give yourself some grace. Enjoy the process!

E is for Writing Environment - You’ll know where you can and can’t write. Find your place

Thursday, April 4, 2024

All Things Paranormal WIth a Few Writerly Things on the Side Letter D


D is for Dowsing Rods

The dowsing rods move in a way that is meaningful to the user. While asking your question you can learn how your rods asnwer. Typical movements: The rods turn in an outward motion = NO, Inward motion = YES, Straight forward = NEUTRAL
I've used these once on a ghost hunting tour in Mobile, Alabama. My rods didn't turn outward or inward. They began to spin! The tour guide said she had never seen that before. What did it mean? A little scary... YES! Fun though!

Of Writerly Things - D is for Dialogue.
For some it's a strength. I LOVE writing dialogue. How about you? Click the picture below to find out more.

Our fun word for the day. D is for....

Writing Encouragment - D is for DO SOMETHING. I think all of you have a story to tell. Tell it! While you're in th process, it's the doing that gives you all the tools you need to make your writing exciting!
D is for Drafts - I'm editing my short story SPIRIT ECHO, and I'm on the third draft. I always feel like it can be better. It's going through edits, and hopefully it will be ready for release by the end of April! We shall see! Do you like short stories?

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

All Things Paranormal With a Few Writerly Things on the Side Letter C

 For All Things Paranormal C is for Cat Ball. During a paranormal investigation a team will use the cat balls to detect movement in a location. When movement is detected near the cat ball it will light up. Lots of fun! 
C is for Chris Ball. He's a great investigator to follow on tiktok! Find him @hauntedexcursions. 

Of Writerly Things - C is for Canva
Do you use Canva for marketing or for your book covers? 
The marketing side of writing is something we don't help each other with enough. 
I found this link that shares helps on Canva. Enjoy! Click the picture for the link. 

Of writerly things we embrace the word..

A bit of writing inspiration. C is for Change.

How wonderful that we can share our thoughts across the blogosphere! If you use canva I would love to see some of your creations in the comments!