Saturday, October 3, 2009

Some Like It Spooky

Good Afternoon Folks,

I like October because it's my birthday month--also because it's Fall and I like cooler weather. I live in the Southern part of Texas, so we get a lot of heat--for most of the year. So I welcome the cooler weather (don't ask me to move, I ain't moving...but I reserve the right to be glad of the cooler weather and to say that it's too hot to go outside in the summer LOL).

But I'm not into spooky stuff that's often associated with Halloween.

"But wait," you say, "what about the fact that you write paranormal romance? You've got a witch in one of your stories and a vampire, too!"

Yes, this is true. And I have liked Twilight by Stephenie Meyer, too. However, these stories are very different from the usual witch or vampire fare. It's safe too call it Witch-Lite and Diet Vampire.

I doubt anyone consider my characters the embodiment of any story centered around witches, vampires, werewolves, warlocks. Granted my vampires do drink blood, but they don't live in coffins and I don't say much about how or if sunlight affects them (at least not so far in Conjure A Man).

I'm more or less like Bewitched (TV show starring Elizabeth Montgomery). Or Sabrina: The Teenage Witch, starring Melissa Joan Hart. I try to go for the "lighter" side of the spectrum, rather than the spooky side. (Although, not exactly the same, but it's easier to akin it to those TV shows than to any other stories).

So what about you? When you write a type of creature that already has different stories about it, do you go for mainstream, or your own interpretation? How do you differ and how do you match up?

Have A Sensational Saturday!


Ciara Gold said...

Most definitely my own imagination though I've been told if I stray to far off the mark from the accepted norm on established creatures, I'll make die hard fans of these creatures mad at me. Dunno if that's true. Of course, the only real "established" creature I've written about is a wizard.

bethanyintexas said...


Some people got mad at Stephenie Meyer for her intepretation of vampires. I actually like her ideas for the very reason they're different. I'm not usually a vampire fan, so I was glad to find something different.

Since you have a very fertile imagination, I don't think you need more "established" creatures necessarily. (Wizards and the such exempt LOL).