Monday, July 18, 2011
The Dark Side
I just started writing a paranormal novella and I've got to say, it's a challenge, but it's fun. The best thing about writing something in the supernatural realm is that I can make all the rules. It's my world to create. There's a lot to be said for that.
In truth, though, I think readers who regularly pick up books of the genre have certain expectations. They know that a witch casts spells, that a vampire exists on blood and that a shape shifter shifts from human to some animal form. But beyond that, the world in which those creatures of the night exist can take on many, many forms.
Something else I like about the genre? Well, your typical villain can be stopped with a gun, a knife, brute force, etc. But even after the villain in a paranormal romance is outed, there's no clear cut method for taking him or her on. Something else I can play fast and loose with!
The very best thing about paranormal romance is that readers can't seem to get enough of it. Gotta love that. What about you? Do you enjoy reading about supernatural beings or do you prefer to stay in the known dimensions?
Posted by Wynter at 4:00 AM