Friday, October 16, 2015

Why do we read paranormal?


of or pertaining to the claimed occurrence of an event or perception without scientific explanation, as psychokinesis, extrasensory perception, or other purportedly supernatural phenomena.

1. beyond normal explanation

I posed the question to my facebook fans: Why do you like to read paranormal?
The answer that stuck with me was one that I hadn't considered. Her response was that she liked it because it's something that can be written about by many people in different ways and no one can contest anyone's stories. Since they don't really exist (that we know of) we can make them however we like. Sparkly, dangerous, tortured souled, without souls, viscous and almost human....and that's just vampires. There are many types of supernatural creatures and there are many different elements that a writer can give them because no one has actually met them to know the truth. Um, I mean because they aren't real......

 There are so many what if's to writing paranormal. The possibilities are limitless and that's what makes it so fun to read. You can dive into a world of sparkly vampires that can read minds or you can cower in fear from the ultimate blood sucker that resides in Transylvania. Either way the story will captivate and entertain many. And the reader doesn't have to be confined to one fictional world. You can visit many and be happy, or terrified, in them all. Whether you're reading about aliens, vampires, werewolves, demons, angels, ghosts, witches or fae, we love it all.

So why do we love paranormal? Because it's so diverse and we love that.

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