Why I can't write a Twilight ripoff
Today I saw an article about Stephenie Meyer, the author of the Twilight series.
My husband said, "That's the kind of thing you need to write. Everyone loves that stuff."
I shook my head. "Even if I wanted to, I couldn't do it."
Basically, I just like *real* stuff. I'm not into vampires, zombies, hobbits, angels or demons. It just doesn't do it for me. Sci-fi isn't my thing and futuristic tech stuff makes me bored. (I kinda think my husband wishes I was a little less strong minded about it because he ends up having to watch 'his' movies all alone.)
I like real people in the real world, dealing with real situations and real emotions. That's the interesting stuff. That's the stuff that really matters. Tell a good story about an interesting character here and now, and you've got me.