Friday, October 21, 2011

Writing about demons.

I am well aware that many people don't believe in the existence of ghosts or demons. Even those who might have experienced the attentions of the supernatural can often simply reason it away as imagination. I don't blame them, it's easier to just push it aside and just get on with life.

I am also aware that many of those who do believe in their existence of demons will have nothing to do with them. Again, I can't blame people for this, demons can be dangerous and are best avoided.

It does, however, make books about demons a hard sell. Especially for those like me who insist on using the researched demons rather than just making one up. I know the Jehovah's Witnesses will never buy any of my books because their rules forbid even passing contact with the spirit world.

So it's nice to see a good review of one of those books once in a while.

As to the experiment with free stories, that seems to be generating very interesting results. A third story should produce some data I can actually analyse. Then again, in the lead-up to Halloween, the demand for this kind of story might be skewed so I'll have to continue after Halloween to see if the trend continues.

I like writing. You can do it indoors, in the warm, with the lights on.


tom sheepandgoats said...

Well.....demons are scary, to be sure, but can they really be more scary than the scoundrels, theives, connivers, and riffraff running this world today? :) Maybe I should "man up" and buy a copy. Sigh....but then there are those "rules" you mentioned. Let me know when the non-demon book comes out.

Regina Richards said...

It's Halloween morning here. Hope your Halloween was under control.

Romulus Crowe said...

Tom - the scariest stories involve nothing supernatural at all. There's nothing scarier than humans.

Regina - Halloween was irritating this year. Even if the gates of Hell had opened and Satan released his hordes upon the world, I wouldn't have heard a thing over the pounding on the door.

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