I’m In My writing – And Glad!

How much of myself is in my writing? That’s the question for week three in the MFRW 52 week blog challenge. I can’t keep myself out, I’ve never tried to and the truth is, I don’t want to. I’m in my writing, and I’m happy about it 🙂

Like all fiction authors, everything I write comes from my imagination, which has been fed by books and stories ever since I could carry books home from the library. But it also comes from my own experiences and the emotional roller-coaster of my life.

I write urban fantasy and contemporary stories with a paranormal element. Readers often ask me where I get my ideas from. How do you know about necromancy, and ghosts, and witchcraft they ask – often with a head tilt and lifted brow. We thought you were kinda normal (insert laugh) have you seen a ghost? Is often the next question.

Well I’m glad you asked!

I’m mostly a sceptic … but I’ve experienced a few ghostly experiences that keep my mind open about the supernatural. I’ve blogged about a few of them:

Uplifting real life paranormal do you believe in ghosts

Was it just a wind in the church?

The third floor

See through girl


Here is a short taste:

I'm in my writing
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A sensory void

I hadn’t ‘seen’ anything for years. Hadn’t experienced anything even close to a real life paranormal event. I was starting to believe the scientific explanations for cold rooms, intense emotion attached to specific places, and black spots at the corners of my eyes.

But then …

I was in the upstairs family room in a display home my husband and I were viewing on a hot November afternoon.

The girl appeared slowly and quietly, like a small child might sidle into a room they weren’t meant to enter. She could have been 15, maybe 17, no older.  Long blonde hair hung in fine strands down either side of her face, big brown eyes as soft as any does, seemed to be gazing inwards, rather than outwards at the people milling past.

I’d seen her in the kitchen in the previous display home, slouched across the kitchen bar, her ankles crossed, her face a sad reflection in the shiny new fridge. Her head looked as solid as yours and mine, but her legs were so transparent they were barely there.


I hope you enjoyed this short snippet 🙂 I’d love to hear about your own experiences and what goes into your writing!


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Kim Cleary, Author

Kim Cleary

Kim writes paranormal stories with a intrigue, suspense and a hint of romance. She loves all animals, especially her dogs; and thrives on coffee and chocolate while writing and researching.

6 thoughts on “I’m In My writing – And Glad!”

  1. Ed HoornaertEd Hoornaert

    This is another case of writing what you know. Not having had any supernatural experiences, I don’t write paranormal!

  2. Meka JamesMeka James

    LOL ‘we thought you were normal’ that’s funny. But it’s fiction and vampire, ghost, and other paranormal stories have been around for ages. The beauty of the internet these days though.

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