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My novel, Give Up the Ghost, has a set-up that might feel familiar to fans of paranormal fiction. There’s a main character with supernatural ties. There’s a character of the opposite sex who enters her life and shakes it up. You know where this is going, right?

If you guessed that they end up in a heated romance, you would actually be wrong. But I wouldn’t blame you for assuming that. Before I even started writing the book, I knew a romance would be the expected outcome. It was very deliberate that I chose not to meet that expectation.

Click to find out my reasons, and why I’d like to see more friendship of all sorts in fiction.

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Originally published at Megan Crewe - another world, not quite ours. You can comment here or there.

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jessica_shea
Nov. 10th, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
Great post, Megan! I love reading books with great female friendships. How to Be Bad and 20 Boy Summer are good examples of that dynamic. I've tried to make sure that the girls in my WIPs have conversations that aren't just about boys, too.
megancrewe
Nov. 11th, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
Yes! 20 Boy Summer did have a great, central friendship. I have to read How to Be Bad, too.
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My Books


Earth & Sky
(Earth & Sky #1, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2014


The Clouded Sky
(Earth & Sky #2, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015


A Sky Unbroken
(Earth & Sky #3, science fiction YA)
Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015


The Way We Fall
(Fallen World #1, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2012


The Lives We Lost
(Fallen World #2, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2013


The Worlds We Make
(Fallen World #3, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2014


Those Who Lived: Fallen World Stories
(Fallen World #3.5, apocalyptic YA)
self pubbed, 2014


Give Up the Ghost
(paranormal YA)
Henry Holt, 2009

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