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my Better-than-Twilight book

December 2, 2009 Leave a comment

So, in case you’re wondering what I’m talking about, I’ve decided to take up the challenge of writing a book that is better than Twilight. I would like to challenge other writers and non-writers alike out there to write a better-than-Twilight book as well.

Why I’m doing this:

  • I’ve seen people who defend Twilight and Myers say “Well I bet you can’t do better”, and similar phrases. I take that as a personal challenge.
  • To give teenagers (hopefully both sexes!) a better idea of love, romance, what is healthy and what is not from a non-sexist/misogynistic stand with different views on sex, birth control, and anything else I’m missing that Meyers fucked up.
  • Because I love writing.
  • Ultimate Goal: When someone finishes reading this, they set the book down and say “Wow, I wish Twilight was this good!” or similar.

Basic story plans:

  • From POV of a teenage girl, may or may not be 1st person
  • Urban/modern day fantasy set in our world
  • Love/romance
  • Include some mutant (X-Men style) and or fairytale style characters
  • 100,000 to 130,000 words (Twilight is about 120,000)

Inspiration from:

I plan on using an outline.  Usually I don’t do this, but I want to for this one because I want to plan carefully.  You know… put some thought into it.  You know… like authors are supposed to :-p

Several years ago I wrote a few short stories using a setting and characters inspired by Franesca Lia Block.  I might use those characters in this story.  I’m not sure yet.

Oh, and my working title is Edge of Darkness 🙂

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