Friday, September 30, 2011

Project PE - Member Home Page

Project PE - Member Home Page

I just joined the Project Paranormal Experience site and am very eager to see what it has to offer in the way of people sharing their experiences, investigators posting evidence, and overall networking with members.

In October, I will be publishing my interview with the Maine Ghost Hunters, who have been featured 3 times on the Bio Channel's "My Ghost Story" series.

To see an investigation I filmed with another group of paranormal investigators, click here:

More to come....

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Did You Know....?

...That the very first ghost stories ever recorded go back to ancient Greece? That Mary Shelly wrote "Frankenstein" on a bet? That H.P. Lovecraft felt that alien creatures were coming to him through another dimension? 

Horror has always been one of the most marketable forms of literature -- certainly my favorite to write. Since it is popular in movies, TV, and video games, horror writing can be done for fun and profit. 

Learn how the masters do it, beginning with this educational and entertaining online course: The Art of Writing Horror through KSURF virtual university.  It's easy and affordable. 

If you're ghoulishly good, your stories will be reviewed with commentary by the instructor (me, Laurie Notch). The best ones will be selected for the IdeaGems Magazine Halloween Issue which gives you a publishing credit. 

I will be posting as often as I can on my Horror writing  blog with tantalizing tips, 'ooky' updates, freaky facts, weird writers, and creepy conjurings to put the spell on all you potential horror writers out there.  Check it out at 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tough Lit IV is Hot Off the Press!

You asked for it and you got it! Here is the fourth in our special TOUGH LIT series, a masterful mixture of murder, mayhem, and mystery peppered with poetry that packs a punch, edgy literature, and tough travel tales.
See it on 
Thank you to all the wonderful writers who make each and every issue possible!

Enjoy the read! Please pass the good word!
Laurie Notch
Managing Editor
IdeaGems Publications
P.O. Box 4748
Portland, ME 04112-4748