Normally my ideas tend to be on the sci-fi or fantasy side. But lately I've been working on another idea. Here's the synopsis: The story starts off with one girl who has an older brother. The brother is in his room, having been smoking, playing truth or dare with his friends. One of them gets dared to use an ouiji board(or something similar; I need to do research). The girl walks in while they are using it, and she doesn't really know what's going on, so she runs out. She doesn't close the door behind her, but something else does. Now some back story on the spirits/demons: They are from the 19th and 20th centuries. Their ultimate goal is to get as close to actual life as they can; they also can't remember anything f their lives...I'm thinking of them having dealt something with Satan to let them roam on Earth and be malicious rather than stay in Hell. They also *might* feed off of people's bad energy/fear, but I'm not sure if that's too similar to dememtors in Harry Potter. Their...victims use to resist them because of their faith in their religion and belief that there was a higher entity than all other things. But now, atheism is spreading and existent faiths are weakening due to the circumstances of the age. They sense this and try to hurt people, but just as with religion, their belief in the otherworldly isn't much there. The ghosts realize that they need to figure out how people's mind and souls work. When the girl's brother summons the demons, they realize that children really have the best, simplest, and easiest to understand view on things. They also realize that to get in touch with their views, they need to use a more personal connection. Thus far I think they will possess a teacher and ask them, very directly, to write something on how *they* work. The kids try to resist....somehow. This is pretty much as far as I've gotten. I was thinking of writing in 3rd person, and switching between POV of the children and the ghosts. hell was telling me I shouldn't though. What do you think? Also, I was thinking of maybe just intermittently putting poems from the ghosts into the story, starting with the prologue. The thing is, I've never touched the paranormal genre, at least not this type. I've read a couple of vampire novels, but I'm kinda surprised those are even considered the same as say, ghost novels. Anyway, I'm not really sure how this should end. I'm thinking about having one spirit gain an almost-life form, then doing a sequel about how he causes havoc in a human body. But I'm not sure. If you've read any stories with ghosts or spirits, how is the plot normally structured, events-wise? Also, sorry to ask so much, but for the poems I'll use, they'll need to be more poetic and have older language, since the ghosts are from the 19th and 20th centuries. Any tips on the poetry?