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How can I write a Paranormal-Romance story without making it like Twilight?

How can I write a Paranormal-Romance story without making it like Twilight? Topic: Help writing a true story
April 25, 2019 / By Blossom
Question: I want to write a story about a vampire falling in love with a human and I want it to be different that the traditional vampire. How can I write it so that it isn't like Twilight? because every time I try to write it, I find myself practically quoting from Twilight. I only realize this after I read through it. So, I don't do it consciously. Can someone help please?
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Aisling Aisling | 7 days ago
It will difficult to not mimic Twilight. Or any of the later Anita Blake books. Or True Blood. It's a story that's been done before so you're bound to have similar situations.
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Aisling Originally Answered: How do you write a romance story within a fantasy without making your protagonists look like Bella Swan?
Depends on your character. Is she the one to follow her heart or her head? Or a bit of both? I hate the mushy, puke-in-bucket romance too. Real couples fight. I read the Twilight books yonks ago and have seen the movie. I, from what I can recall, can't remember Bella and Edward having one fight at all, apart from the whole "I'm not turning you into a vampire, Bella." "Oh, yes you are! As soon as I turn 18." But that was all and even that was minor bickering. I would really suggest to you not to have the girl in the middle cheat. For me, personally, if I was reading about a girl who has to love another but loves someone else, I wouldn't want her to go and kiss and grope the expected lover and then do the same to the real lover - that just shows she's not in love with the elf, otherwise she would try and keep her mitts of the expected lover. I'm sure the expected lover gets flirty and intimate with the girl, so maybe show him leaning in for a kiss but then she pulls a way, or he reaches out to entwine fingers together so she can come closer, but instead she just smiles and holds him at arm length instead of getting too close.
Aisling Originally Answered: How do you write a romance story within a fantasy without making your protagonists look like Bella Swan?
You must take steps to really create this character. Create her life story. On your own write a biography and put in all the key points that make her who she is. Decide her favorite food, what she's afraid of and why. Childhood dreams and aspirations. When you do this you will know her all the way through. And of course while you are doing this you should watch out that you're not going in a Bella direction. One you have your character created well enough she will be so different from Bella that as you write the story she will be yours not her.
Aisling Originally Answered: How do you write a romance story within a fantasy without making your protagonists look like Bella Swan?
You can have a more spirited heroine who is also romantic. Your 'love versus duty' heroine does not have to want to die for instance. She could choose love over duty and resolve to make the best of her life. Or she could choose to disregard duty and go off with her lover. But I certainly wouldn't go for the 'I can't live without him I am going to die with him' line. I don't believe that is a good thing at all. To die for someone - i.e. dying while trying to save their life - could be considered noble, but to die simply because you can't stand being without someone is folly.

Trafford Trafford
write an outline nd follow that outline tilol ur down...nd keep rewriting an outline till u get it just right
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Trafford Originally Answered: Feedback of my YA paranormal romance story?
I think this is really good! I would definitely read this. I am not sure i can really find anything in here that needs any major improvement, but keep writing i think that this could be a really good idea :)
Trafford Originally Answered: Feedback of my YA paranormal romance story?
Mybe she ought to discover him doing some thing undesirable to a girl in a mattress room at a house occasion? If he's incredibly undesirable or paranormal possibly he must be killing her and the heroin purely thinks there fooling around? or maybe any incorrect way around if she is paranormal?

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