First look at my icon. That's just about my favorite Kevin Smith quote EVER.8. What’s your favorite genre to write? To read?
Um... romance soap-opera stuff when I'm writing fanfiction. Let's face it: my plots are one drama after another. If I ever tried to break into the soap opera screenwriting biz, I'd probably make a lot of money. But soap operas generally have less gay sex than I write, even in today's market.
For original fic, I like writing about girls/young women who face horrible situations and manage to pwn everyone and grow as a person. If they fall in love or attraction somewhere along the way, that's fine, but it's not the focus.
Except in that pirate novel. Probably why I'm not really happy with it.
I know that's not exactly a genre, but ah well. It's what I like to write. I've done it in vampire format. I'm thinking of doing it in genetically engineered/manipulated solider format next. Or, I might do a King Arthur story (focused on a woman) or Robin Hood (well, Maid Marian) or that Persephone/Hades
thing I started ages ago, which is technically romance, but also about growing and discovering individuality, etc.
I like to read books similar to what I like to write: strong girls who do stuff. Like The Hunger Games
which is my new favoritiest favorite book EVEA. When I was at the bookstore today, I realized that the problem I'm having with most YA novels right now (and many grown-up genre books as well) is they all seemed to be focused on relationship/romance first and stuff happens to interfere or create that romance. And I don't want that. I want it to be like in the Hunger Games or even Patient Zero (which is about a boy, not a girl, but I read it aloud and pretend I'm the main character, thus making it a girl) where a bunch of shit happens that the character has to overcome, and there's someone there that, over the course of everything, they find they're attracted to.
I also like zombie books and plague books, but there aren't enough plague books that have the guts to kill everyone off.9. How do you get ideas for your characters? Describe the process of creating them.
Um... I don't even know. Most of everything I do when I comes to writing is uncover them as I write. I knew Kali was young and the reincarnation of the first vampire. I knew she had to be strong, but, other than that, I didn't know much about her. The more I wrote, the more I discovered about her. Same with Gabriel, although I knew with him that he was going to be kind of a parody of Louis, only where Louis goes back and forth over killing people his whole life, Gabriel has always been too sensitive and in love with living things to kill anything
So, yeah. I don't really have a way that I create characters. Maybe it would be better if I did, but I don't. They come to me and reveal themselves as we go along.