Author Tiffany Shand has been nice enough to join us today with six great tips for writing a paranormal romance. Taking a look at these I think they transcend paranormal and can be applied to any romance genre, see for yourself.
6 Tips For Writing Paranormal Romance
- Originality. This can seem hard in such a crowded market, but it’s important to be as original as possible. Follow the romance genre rules which I felt was an original concept.
- Create a solid mythology. No matter what kind of creatures or paranormal beings you decide to use. Make their mythology believable.
- A believable world. World building is an important part of any novel no matter what genre it’s in. Whether use the real world with a supernatural community in it or an alternate world. Make the world seem believable to the reader.
- Have a strong heroine. I love the new trend of strong female heroines. Your heroine can be anything from someone who works in a shop to a supernatural hunter. But she needs to be able to challenge and stand up to your hero.
- A hero. Most heroes in paranormal romance are dark and brooding but they don’t have to be. Most of them are gorgeous too but again they don’t have to be. Along as there is something good about them and they have a caring side.
- A happily ever after. Most paranormal romances have a happily ever after. Usually where the hero and heroine end up together.
Tiffany Shand was born in Essex, UK and started writing short stories when she was a child.
She has always done writing in one form or another and started writing novels in her early teens.
Tiffany loves to read books and discovered her love for fantasy and paranormal romance during this time.
She writes both non-fiction and fiction, but mostly fantasy and paranormal romance.
After doing a creative writing course in her early 20s she is now a freelance writer and professional proofreader. She is currently studying for a journalism degree.
Tiffany lives in Essex with her two spoiled cats and one very nutty hamster.
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