I left my readers at the end of my first book with the news that character Rachel is going to be a paranormal investigator. In preparation for the sequel, I’ve spent a bit of time researching ghost hunters and their techniques.
Oh, who am I kidding? I didn’t have to research all that much. I’m a huge fan of Ghost Hunters on SciFy, have seen every single episode, and subscribed to their magazine. I like that they try to be as scientific about their investigations as possible while still keeping an open mind.
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Ghosts and ghost hunters provide great material for fiction. I get to decide what kind of paranormal investigators my characters will be: scientific like the Ghost Hunters, or more open to using psychics, mediums, and divinatory tools like Ouija boards? And what kind of ghosts will populate my story? They might only be felt as chill in the air, or they could be seen as apparitions. They could be benign or vengeful. Or maybe they don’t exist at all and are simply figments of the characters’ imaginations.
I love that there are so many options! This is one of the fun parts of writing paranormal romance. As a writer, what are your favorite parts of the job? Readers — what are your favorite elements in books?