Mar 3, 2010
There are many topics to write about but hands down love is the overwhelming favourite. Who doesn't like to watch a movie or read a book about love? Don't we all want to be loved? The most successful works of our time are largely love stories. Including: Titantic, Avatar, Star Wars, and even Harry Potter. I always have been a sucker for love stories with a supernatural element; hence, why I write young adult novels. I'm also a strong believer in the tortured love triangles where both characters have a preternatural abilities. Current examples of successful works along this line are: Stefan and Damon (The Vampire Diaries); Bill and Eric (The Southern Vampire Mysteries a.k.a TrueBlood); Edward and Jacob (Twilight). All three examples are commercially successful Vampire novel series but the concept works with zombies, werewolves, ghosts, angels, etc. There is a large and still hungry market of readers who want to crush on supernatural characters. These love stories are popular because readers (women in particular) don’t feel guilty or embarrassed about obsessing over characters they feel may not exist...or are not attainable (Hello! TwiMoms). The love triangle is a bonus because readers, notably young adult readers, want to have a choice to be on a 'team'.