Monday, February 27, 2012

Author Web Site Poll

Last week I took 4 titles that were unbalanced in their handling of romance and asked which you liked best. What I mean by unbalanced is half the plot can't stand on its own.

The top two, with 50% (1 vote) each were, Twilight and Natural Born Killers.

With Twilight there is no romance without the supernatural part masking the creepiness. It's story of a 109 year old dating a 17 year old. He proves he loves her by not killing her. In real life that is not romance. It is a felony.

Bella proves she loves him by threatening to kill herself if he leaves. That is not romance, that is grounds to be locked up for being a danger to yourself or others.

Without the supernatural part, it is a story about a mutually abusive relationship.

Natural Born Killers goes the other way. If you were to take out the romance between Mickey and Mallory, replace Woody Harrelson with Micheal Rooker, and Juliette Lewis with someone who would only get bit parts in Star Trek episodes, you would have Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer.

In a (blank) romance, there needs to be balance. If the other genre doesn't stand on its own, it should be ditched. If the romance doesn't stand on its own it should be ditched.

But on to my latest poll:

I've noticed on a lot of writers blogs they will ask their readers to come back for a special surprise announcement. This always gets me excited. I never know what they will announce.

So, here's the question:

When a writer says they will announce something, what will it will be?

A New Release

A Flamingo for every fan.

They will unleash a kitten army that will rule the world

A Cure for Cancer

As always vote on the upper left hand corner of the page.

By Darrell B. Nelson author of I KILLED THE MAN THAT WASN'T THERE


Stephanie Barr said...

Fingers crossed. I'm hoping!

Project Savior said...

Here's a little sneak announcement, later today I will make a surprise announcement.