Thank you for visiting the blog Pen in Her Hand.
What will you find here?
In this blog I will write about writing. I will write about the challenges facing fiction authors who seek publication. I will write about topics I explore in my paranormal novel Moonlight Dancer:
The San Francisco Bay Area.
Like how I put ghosts last? That power word kind of guides your eye down the page, doesn’t it?
I don’t know why ghosts fascinate me, but I think I never grew out of those fireside stories at sleep-away camp. I never met a ghost I didn’t like. Actually, I never met a ghost. That doesn’t stop me from devouring novels and movies with supernatural elements. There’s something at once so frightening and yet pathetic (I mean this word in the lesser-used sense, as in producing feelings of tenderness) about the eternal wanderer.
Maybe I just want to plaster on the “mom fix.” I want to kiss it better and make it right for that poor creature, which is what I set out to do in my novel. Here is my logline* for Moonlight Dancer: When a 16th century ghost demands help, a Korean/Caucasian woman must risk her love and her life to prevent murder.
I welcome all comments and emails.
My email address is: debatwood [at] hotmail dot com.
Thanks for reading! Deb.
* A logline, as I recently discovered, is a distillation of one’s entire novel into a single sentence. Yep, easier said than done.