Elyzabeth. Hi everyone! And greetings Hamster Lords.
Elyzabeth Of course! Check it out!
Elyzabeth. Hey, I never said it was good!
Elyzabeth Well, because I’m not an artist, I’m a doodler. *grin*
Yep, and it’s not easy, but writing never is, is it? *smile*
I think the most important thing to remember when writing romance in different subgenres is that the relationship and the romance between the characters is at the core of the story. Once that is clear, we have to think about how the subgenre is going to affect the story. For example, in the case of a fantasy or paranormal romance we have to take into consideration different things. One of the most important things to remember is that the world the characters move in is different from our world so we have to think about how that is going to affect them. Not only that, but also the settings. Small things that we take for granted can be very different and we must take that into account to be able to paint a vivid picture for the readers.
Well, for me a standalone novel is simply one that is not part of a series. It has nothing to do with the subgenre as that can be very different and depends solely on the book. I can’t really decide what I prefer… on the one hand, series are a lot of fun as you can stay with the characters and the world you’ve created for a longer period of time but at the same time they’re more difficult to write.
The idea for the story comes first most of the time. The subgenre just pops up naturally with the story and its characters. It is true however, that certain settings or music helps inspire a story and thus a subgenre. For instance, recently, I was visiting this amazing castle and of course the stories that popped into my head were all in the historical subgenre. Or, listening to some Goth metal tends to inspire paranormal tales in my head.
This is a difficult question. To be honest, I’m not sure I have a preferred genre. I like exploring all the possibilities out there. *smile*
It wasn’t a conscious decision. It just kind of happened. I like reading different genres so why not write them?
Well, Hamstah Dickens, he has to be careful with items, settings and language. For instance, if he decides to write a historical novel he must be careful with not including objects that didn’t exist in the time period.
Say you’re writing a regency romance, you can’t have a car roaring by on a highway. The same applies to paranormal or fantasy novels. You must be careful that the rules of your world are clear and that the history of that world is also well set. For instance, in my latest release I have dozens of notes on how the Gods came to be and the history of the mythology behind them even if half of it doesn’t even come up in the actual novel.
Another important thing to take into consideration is the language. We tend to forget that the language we speak today was not the same 100 years ago.
And like I said earlier, the settings are important. We need to paint a picture for the reader, show them what we’re seeing in our head, not tell them, for that will bring our world alive.
Beauty in the Beast is the last book of The Witches Mischief Series, though it can be read as a stand-alone.
The novel is based on a mixture of different fairy tales (although, Beauty and the Beast was the main inspiration). It is a naughty fairy tale with fantastic elements that take place in the early Victorian era.
In the story, Morgana Wiles, a young but powerful witch must face The Darkness, the most evil power of all times. However, as you can imagine, it won’t be an easy task, especially when Christopher Bexley, a dashing rogue comes into her life intent on seducing her and corrupting not only her innocence but also her belief in all that is good.
I’m currently working on a dark paranormal series with a working title of Guardians against the Sins.
Beauty in the Beast (The Witches’ Mischief 5)
Light will become shadow. Love will become hate. Good will become evil. The Darkness is here. There will be no escape. Morgana Wiles has spent her life, alongside her mother, fighting against the arrival of the creature known as The Darkness. Unfortunately, neither of them were able to stop him and now he’s here, ready to destroy all that is good in the world. Morgana must face him, but now that the time has come, she finds that things are not as simple. Her mother is gone, self-doubt is creeping in, and her visions are unclear. To make matters worse, a man with evil intent has entered her life and is bent on complicating her mission. Will she be able to resist him in time to fight The Darkness or will she succumb and become that which she despises? Christopher Bexley is no gentleman. He enjoys trickery, deceit, mischief and above all seduction. Sexual intercourse is the greatest source of power there is or at least there was, until he heard about the Gem. Now that he has discovered there’s a stone that can make him the most powerful magic user of all time, he must have it. The only problem is that the only other person that might know where it is, is a stickler for rules and being good. Morgana is too innocent for his liking, and there’s only one thing he can do to change that: corrupt her.
Considered weird by normal standards – what is normal anyway?- Elyzabeth M. VaLey enjoys making up songs about mundane things, doodling stars and flowers on any blank sheet of paper, talking to her Lab whenever he feigns interest and coming up with love stories to make readers dream.
From contemporary to historical or fantasy, she enjoys writing stories about good and evil, love and passion and all that comes in between happy ever after.
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