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#1 Jean Oram

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 11:11 AM

Have some great resources you want to share or 'pin' somewhere so you don't lose them? Place them here! Anything you feel might help the writing needs of this group's members.

The Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena (ASSAP) These folks have "been investigating the weird seriously (and the seriously weird) since 1981. Our main aims are paranormal research and education. Anomalous phenomena include psychic phenomena (including ghosts, ESP), UFOs, Forteana and earth mysteries."

They've got some great articles on what a haunting really is--oh, how our common beliefs are flawed! Different kinds of ghosts. Spirits. Is your house haunted? Strange sounds. UFOs. Pictures.

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 12:36 PM

Hey, William--

In case it's a helpful resource, I wanted to stop by and let folks know about the discussion group that author Jenny Crusie is hosting on the topic of Gothic Romances. If you visit her community at www.cherryforums.com, you can see the reading list, read the posted discussions to date, and participate in the current discussion. For anyone unfamiliar with Jenny, she's a writing Craft genius, and her latest book is MAYBE THIS TIME, a take on the ghost story/Gothic THE TURN OF THE SCREW.

CONGRATULATIONS on the group, William!

Lucy sent this over. I, for one, am going to check it out. Please look for more resource links and such here. I will be posting them as I get them collected. Thanks all!

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 05:40 PM

Here is a forum for demon hunters I found. It gives some good insight into the beliefs of real people who are into this sort of thing.

http://www.experienc...ies.php?g=87075

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 07:47 PM

Hey, William--

In case it's a helpful resource, I wanted to stop by and let folks know about the discussion group that author Jenny Crusie is hosting on the topic of Gothic Romances. If you visit her community at www.cherryforums.com, you can see the reading list, read the posted discussions to date, and participate in the current discussion. For anyone unfamiliar with Jenny, she's a writing Craft genius, and her latest book is MAYBE THIS TIME, a take on the ghost story/Gothic THE TURN OF THE SCREW.

CONGRATULATIONS on the group, William!

Lucy sent this over. I, for one, am going to check it out. Please look for more resource links and such here. I will be posting them as I get them collected. Thanks all!


It's in the Cherry Forums Book Club, under Gothic Book Club, if anyone's having trouble finding it.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 08:03 AM



Time to Write blogs Here is a good place (one among many) to check out some thoughts on genre trends. There are some postings here that are specific to paranormal. Feel free to post any trends in the paranormal here. I will post more shortly.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 08:14 AM

This is kinda interesting. I don't necessarily hold to everything here, but there are some interesting things to check out. I particularly liked her article Paranormal Fiction on the home page. http://www.visualart...ion.com/?p=4678

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 08:20 AM

This is a pretty good blog. She talks about mash-ups of various sorts, how they are trending including paranormal. http://nancyjcohen.w...rends-mash-ups/

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 08:43 AM

Thanks for the links! I'm particularly interested in the mash-ups trends since I always seem to mix genres multiple genres.

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 12:49 PM

Have some great resources you want to share or 'pin' somewhere so you don't lose them? Place them here! Anything you feel might help the writing needs of this group's members.

The Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena (ASSAP) These folks have "been investigating the weird seriously (and the seriously weird) since 1981. Our main aims are paranormal research and education. Anomalous phenomena include psychic phenomena (including ghosts, ESP), UFOs, Forteana and earth mysteries."

They've got some great articles on what a haunting really is--oh, how our common beliefs are flawed! Different kinds of ghosts. Spirits. Is your house haunted? Strange sounds. UFOs. Pictures.

Have some myths debunked at this site.


Jean, thanks for this link. I have been checking it out as I can. It's better than most I have seen.:wink:

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Posted 03 February 2011 - 01:40 PM

This is a great Penguin site http://us.penguingro...edia_id=4593494

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Posted 08 February 2011 - 04:31 PM

I found another good resource when I was looking for a protag.

http://witcheslore.c...ernatural/2776/

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 11:52 PM

Thanks for the awesome links! I didn't even know these were out there. I was going off the stories I grew up with and picking the brains of my family members and friends about their cultures/ experiences.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 10:20 PM

Thanks for the awesome links! I didn't even know these were out there. I was going off the stories I grew up with and picking the brains of my family members and friends about their cultures/ experiences.


Same here, I didn't know there was so much stuff to use, feel kind of silly now :blush:, haven't gone through all of these yet and I was wondering, dystopian novels have always been popular, but these days ever since vampires and werewolves have started to fade they are all I see kids read. Does this trend have a chance it will fade soon?




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