In paranormal romance writing, we are given the opportunity to touch people’s lives in ways that are unimaginable to us. When people are hurting, our words, and our paranormal romance writings are there to hold their hands and pull them out of the dark times. When people are happy, our words are there to hold them high and let their feet stay off the ground for a moment longer.
This gift is all about the ability to insight an emotional response from our paranormal romance readers. It is the gift to start with nothing and then with the addition of a special combination of verbs, nouns, and adjectives we can transform our paranormal romance reader’s perception of reality.
There is nothing like watching someone reading your words and seeing a smile come to their face. Even though we may not know our paranormal romance readers, we don't know what is going on in their lives, or their trails or tribulations; we can be a friend and an ally.
Don't forget the power you have over emotion. I like to think of my paranormal romance writing as a light, but others out there certainly use their gift to incite hatred, judgments, and fear. As a reader, we must ask ourselves what message the writer is trying to give us. What is the feeling they want us to walk away their story with? Do you like it? Why or why not?
As a paranormal romance writer, remember the power of your words. You can create happiness, joy, and love, but you also have the power to open people's minds. Use the chance you are given to the best of your abilities.