Monday, May 3, 2010

Paranormal Soup For The Soul

I've been lurking around the blogosphere for quite some time (instead of doing homework and WIP rewrites...), and found something worth sharing. If you're a YA paranormal romance writer or reader, this one's for you, peeps.

The amazing Kimberley Little posted this on her LiveJournal blog. It's a list she made from a workshop YA author Bree Despain (The Dark Divine) gave at LDStorymakers. Basically, it highlights the elements a successful YA paranormal novel must have. *runs to check manuscript for elements*

Check it out and tell me what you think. Do you agree/disagree with Miss Despain? Have you incorporated her tips into your novel? Or are you being naughty and shunning them???


  1. I'm so glad you shared that! I so wanted to go hear her at storymakers but I couldn't go. Thanks :)

  2. I agree with the tips, but I had to laugh at this one:
    "Make your novel incredibly well written."
    Easier said than done! I'm still working on that part!

  3. Hi

    I like how Allison Weis says "no formulas"! It's a very tight rope to walk - YA paranormal fiction still sells like "hot cakes" but do remember to be original!


    "Vampire books - or the section formally known as Young Adult" - made me smile.

    Take care

  4. I'm not writing a paranormal YA...yet. Who knows when an idea is going to bite my Muse in the ass?

  5. really must spend more time in the Ya section now...