Thursday, September 24, 2009

Signs a Book was written by Me

The topic of the week on Fangs, Fur, & Fey is “5 Signs a Book was Written by You.” I put some thought into it, and here’s my list. I went over five, and may add more later if I think of them. These are based on the following stories:

 

Emergence of the Fey (complete)

Fly With Me (in progress)

Trinity Coven (in progress)

The Blazing Princess (complete novelette with plans to expand)

 

  1. death in the family - sometimes background, sometimes on screen, not always parents. (exception with BP - but not really, because in a sense the Main Character dies)
  2. magic
  3. flight. either magical creatures that fly (dragon, pegasus, pixie) or characters that can fly
  4. romance. not always the main characters, but someone will hook up during the course of the story.
  5. identity issues. an individual's reality shaped by their beliefs.
  6. no clear-cut good vs. evil.
  7. fairy tale reference – a cameo, painting, story premise
  8. dark haired men. Blonde males are reserved for secondary characters apparently.

 

What do your stories have in common?

4 musings:

Bethany Wiggins said...

I love your blog! I'm a fellow Utahan and also LOVE The Hero and the Crown. I am also a writer, so here's my list:

1. Teenage girl falls in love with a dark-haired male. Blonde boys are totally secondary characters!
2. Somehow MC's parents aren't in the story. (Dead, missing, out of town, lost)
3. Magic. Whether contemporary or purely fantasy, there is magic in my stories (shape-changing, telepathy, the ability to become invisible, see the future, the past...)
4. A touch of horror. No book would be complete without that scene that leaves your heart pounding and makes it almost impossible to sleep for the night.
5. It takes till the end of the book for boy and girl to hook up. After all, that's half of why I finish the stories I read! The plot may drag but I have to know if they discover that the other secretly loves him/her, too.

Your blog is awesome!

Feywriter said...

Thanks for the love, Bethany! Your books sound just my type. :-)

Lynn Colt said...

ooh, this is fun! I may have to make a list too, and it'll probably feature the dark-haired-guy preference as well ;)

littlescribbler said...

Hmmm... What do my novels have in common?

1. There is normally a female major character
2. The characters are usually British, but never American
3. There's always guns

That's all I can think of at the moment.