Robert Barrows, of San Mateo California, started writing the first few lines of a Halloween novel on a post on Facebook.
“If people go to the comments section, they could add a few sentences of their own to the novel and it will be very interesting to see how the novel develops," he says.
("...And please keep it clean" he says, I don't want it to wind up being censored.")
Here are the first few lines of the post that Barrows used to start off the novel:
It was the night before Halloween and Lucifer was knocking at my door again. I had never let him in before but now my resistance was beginning to weaken.
Should I let him in? Maybe just this once, maybe just to see what he has to offer.
He continued knocking. “Trick or Treat?” he said. “Won’t you please let me in? I’ll make it very worth your while,” he said.
My curiosity was beginning to get the better of me. I inched toward the door... and then...
(That’s the starting point. People can then go back to the comments and see how the story develops and add a few lines of their own.)
“Who knows, says Barrows, maybe people from all over the world will add a few sentences of their own and maybe we’ll get a call from some publishing house and then we can figure out how to split up the royalties...and then you’ll have a real horror story,” he adds.)
And it will be very interesting to see how the story develops. It could go on forever, and who knows how it will end, or when?
And then of course, there will have to be a sequel.”Trick or Treat 2,” or whatever the book winds up being called.
Another novel that Barrows wrote (all by himself) is called “Cemetery of Lies.”
“Cemetery of Lies” is a collection of intimate secret confessions, as told from beyond the grave, through video tombstones.
The stories are about life and love, sex and romance, good and evil, success and money, truth and lies and Heaven and Hell, with insights and advice about almost every aspect of our lives,” according to Barrows.
Barrows is also the inventor of a video tombstone called the “Video Enhanced Gravemarker"
You can see more about “Cemetery of Lies” at www.barrows.com/
and you can see more about the Video Enhanced Gravemarker at www.barrows.com/
“What kinds of secrets would you divulge for playback (or payback) after you are gone?” asks Barrows. And if you knew you were going to die today, what kinds of things would you say for your own video tombstone?” he asks. That is what Cemetery of Lies is about, and it is an easy read for a mass audience, and the writing is sexy, provocative and humorous, too.”
Publishers, literary agents and producers interested in taking a look at
"Cemetery of Lies" may request a copy of the manuscript by contacting Robert Barrows at R.M. Barrows, Inc. Advertising and Public Relations in San Mateo California at 650-344-4405.
To find out more about the Video Enhanced Gravemarker and Cemetery of Lies, contact Robert Barrows at R.M. Barrows, Inc. Advertising and Public Relations in San Mateo, California at 650-344-4405.
And to add a few lines to the novel, go to Robert Barrows on Facebook and
add your lines to the comments section.
To arrange an interview with Robert Barrows, call 650-344-4405 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.