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How I Started Writing Paranormal Romance
So, I’ll fess up. I used to be one of those people. You know the ones. The one’s that said, “ewww, romance.” I read real books. Books with substance. Books with plot. Books with characters that did more than have sex. Summed up succinctly I was an ignorant little snot who based her opinion on old Fabio covers and stereotypes. Fortunately, things changed and one day I finally did what so many fellow readers had encouraged me to do, I picked up a romance novel.
I admit it. I’m a dork, and a bit of a ten year old boy at heart. I’ve always had a fascination with all things superhero. What wasn’t to like? These people had powers and abilities that made them interesting and different and oh-so-cool. Who wouldn’t want a superpower? As a writer I get to try on different powers, walk around in them, test them out. Determine what limitations and what consequences they pose. And because I’m not ten anymore I get to explore issues like what would a character do with a power? How would they live with it? How would they use it? Would they own it, or would it own them? These questions fascinated me. And I think they probably fascinate a lot of other people too because at the end of the day I think just about everybody wonders what it would feel like to be extraordinary, what it would feel like to be powerful.