Author Isaiyan Morrison Shares with us
Five Things that Make a Good Supernatural Story
Awesome Characters That Do Awesome Things
Nothing says “Wow” like a good book with awesome characters. Have you ever sat back and thought about the characters after you finished a novel? Were they still on your mind hours later? Yes, this has happened to me plenty of times and I’m fortunate to have readers who’ve said the same things about the characters in my novel.
I make my characters do things. I don’t mean a simple routine or basic things. Each character has their own background which interweaves in the main plot of my novel. In my writing cave, underneath my desk, in a small box, are folders for each character. (Yes, they have their own file.) Each file is filled with information about their history, their importance and how I want them to grow as a character.
Since the idea of love and falling for another isn’t top on their to-do list, I don’t need to spend much time throwing them in love triangles or developing romantic or perhaps sexual based scenes. This is just the basic stuff I’d expect in a paranormal romance novel.
A novel without a plot is a building without a foundation. Plot is the most important piece of a novel. If its riddle with holes, not connected…if it doesn’t make any sense to the reader then your novel will fall apart.
I want to read something that’s different from what I’ve already read. If it’s about vampires, give your novel something that’s different from other vampire novels out there in the market today.
Writers are the creator of worlds. We are ‘playing God’ in those worlds (so to speak.) Give your world that extra something that makes it attractive to the reader. A book without interesting settings is…well, a book without interesting settings. An author should put as much time into the setting as they do into their characters. Settings matter.
Ability to drag a reader in
I become bored quickly if a novel doesn’t drag me in. There are readers out there who, if the first chapter doesn’t interest them, abandon the book and move onto the next. I have more patience. I usually read about 100 pages before deciding to move on or stop.
Learn about her newest Young Adult/Supernatural Novel…
Mysterious deaths have plagued the desolate, swamp filled area of Old Farmer’s Road for decades.
After moving to Minneapolis Cecilia is befriended by Isaac and Elsie, siblings who have kept a dark secret hidden about their past for countless years. As her body is taken over by a demonic force, she finds herself an Impa, a rare and supernatural creature who lives off the flesh and essence of her victims to stay alive.
With the bloated bodies of missing teens beginning to resurface, the voice of the ratchet old farmer’s voice inside her head begs for “Just One More.”
Consumed in the macabre environment, the urge to feed takes control over not only her body but her soul. Soon Cecilia comes to a realization that giving the voice exactly what It wants will never be enough.
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Isaiyan Morrison was born and raised in Minnesota. She moved to San Diego, California while in the Navy. After serving four years of active duty, she moved to Los Angeles. After a few years, she moved back to Minnesota where she started to pursue her dream to be an author. Old Farmer’s Road is her fifth published novel. She now resides in Texas with her two cats, a pit bull dog, and two guinea pigs.
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