A Progressive Dark Fiction Guide

One twisted writer's journey into the realm of dark fiction, publishing, and becoming a successful author.

A Progressive Dark Fiction Guide

Site Down and Updates

Hi All!

I just wanted to post an update for you all to let you know that the site will be down for a little while longer. I’m doing a massive overhaul on the site, in the hopes of making the site the best it can be for all parties.

In the meantime, feel free to enjoy past blog posts.

Best to you all! Thanks!

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Posted by forgotmypen - October 28, 2013 at 4:43 pm

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Writing Prompt: False Identity


Write a story or a portion of a story where your main character is mistaken for somebody else. Decide on a reason for your character to take on the role of this person, and take the story from there.


  1. Length: 1 scene, or a full-length story.
  2. Don’t focus too much on setting up the scene.
  3. Try to extend moments of mistaken identity.
  4. Explore the ability to control competing emotions.

Remember that guidelines are just that: guidelines. If you find yourself going in a different direction with this story, embrace the moment and go where the story takes you.

Inspired from The 3 A.M. Epiphany, an amazing book with hundreds of writing prompts.

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Posted by forgotmypen - October 4, 2012 at 9:00 am

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End Hiatus, Future Updates, and Guest Posts

I wanted to write a short notice to let you all know that MyForgottenPen is back up and running. Granted, the hiatus was a lot longer than expected, and for that, I apologize. However, we have a lot of exciting things ahead of us, including weekly instructional writing posts, prompts, occasional book reviews, and interviews!

Future Updates

The hiatus has finally ended, and it’s important to note that MyForgottenPen will be experiencing changes. No need to worry though, these are all good changes. Some updates we’ll be doing include:

  • Less ads.
  • Improved theme and layout for readability purposes.
  • Weekly blog posts and writing prompts.
  • Inclusion of occasional book reviews and interviews.
  • Now welcoming guest posts.
  • Guest post guidelines coming shortly.

These updates will come gradually, and the site should stay up and running the entire time. These updates are all for the readers benefit, so any input is appreciated. If there are any requests or suggestions, feel free to let us know in the comments section!

Guest Posts

We’ll soon be accepting guest posts. We’ll have a guest post section up and running shortly detailing guidelines in case anyone would like to write a guest post for us. If you’re interested in writing a something before then, feel free to e-mail us at myforgottenpen@gmail.com(Top Image: Flickr | Priki)

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Posted by forgotmypen - October 1, 2012 at 9:00 am

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