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What the Shift? How does one become a werewolf. This is a great little article written by PNR Author Eva Gordon that I thought I’d share with you all. You can check this one, and many others out on her blog.   What the shift? How does one become a werewolf. What the shift? How does one become a werewolf. I am often asked to do wolf lore and werewolf lore lectures for writer and library groups, so I’m familiar with many different types of werewolf lore. There are many werewolf paranormal romance and werewolf horror novels, yet because there are so many ways to tell the tale/tail (couldn’t resist the pun) we need not worry about reading the same story. I have separate series with a different werewolf universe. In werewolf lore for example there are so many different ways to become a werewolf. Because we all know Here are a few ways on how werewolves are made: Water Hole:  Drinking water from certain ponds and or drinking water from a puddle wolf print. Not for the germaphobic types. Curse: An ill-fated man could become victim of witchcraft or fall under curse of evil spirits. The person then would involuntary turn into werewolf. Logan, in The Stone of the Tenth Realm was cursed this way. Bitten by Werewolf: Another common believe was that any one could become one if saliva of a werewolf could find a way to bloodstream; might be from bite or scratch. This is the most common myth in Hollywood and always […]

What the Shift? How Does One Become a Werewolf?


Melissa Snark posted this article on her blog, The Snarkology, and I just had to share it. Her funny insight on Werewolf clichés for paranormal romance are spot on. What do you think?   It seems inevitable that every author of paranormal fiction encounters certain subgenre stereotypes/tropes during their journey to craft an interesting tale. As an author of werewolf fantasy stories, I’m particularly familiar with those that pertain to wolf shifters and lycanthropes. Here are a few of my favorites: 1. Book title contains the words “Wolf”, “Alpha” or “Moon”. Yes, these words are inexorably linked in the public mind with werewolves so the use of these terms triggers immediate associations. Must authors bow before this stereotype? I guess it depends, especially on whether you can get your book to market fast enough to snatch up one of the few moon titles left that haven’t been wretchedly overused. (Glance left and you’ll see I’ve committed this one myself.)   2. Everyone knows that wolves don’t wear clothing, so your hero is (gasp!) naked after he returns to human. Yet, some authors and television directors don’t want to deal with the inconvenience, so clothing magically appears out of thin air. Personally, I regard this as a missed opportunity for conflict and laughs, and I definitely prefer scenarios where the storyteller addresses the issue.   3. Absolutely every werewolf/lycanthrope author seems to be compelled to crack the old vegetarian/vegan joke. It doesn’t stop with genre fiction. On the popular TV show, […]

Werewolf Clichés for Paranormal Romance