Writer Wednesday Welcomes: Gabriel Madison

Why I Write Paranormal

Writer Wednesday is thrilled to welcome paranormal author Gabriel Madison to the blog today. I’ve tried my hand at para because I *LUV* it…. and failed miserably in a very embarrassing way. … I don’t wanna talk about it. LOL. BUT Gabriel nails paranormal and he gracisouly accepted my invitation to tell me more about why he chooses para and what it means to him. Enjoy!

First I would like to thank Julie for giving me an opportunity to share my feelings on writing paranormal stories.

( *Blushes* *Curtsy* *Drags pointy toe in a little circle*)

About ten years ago a friend of mine introduced me into the metaphorical world of Anne Rice. I know, The Vampire Chronicles had been around for a long time, and I’d seen Interview with the Vampire. I’d never read any of Anne Rice’s books, but I was a huge fan of the vampire mythology. A friend of mine, a fellow vampire fan, told me I had to read Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. She gave me The Vampire Lestat, and I was hooked. I read the entire series after that.

I love writing paranormal stories because I love making up my own worlds and making up my own mythologies like storytellers like Anne Rice. First off, I’m obsessed with mythology and secret societies and conspiracy theories. With writing paranormal stories, I can combine all three while creating a story.

I also love the idea of a supernatural being walking amongst us either trying to fit in or trying to understand humans. The reason I fell in love with vampires is because the idea of a being walking the world with Julius Caesar or Shakespeare, also walking the world with iPhones and cars that park themselves. I remember reading The Vampire Lestat, and picturing the scene when Lestat walked into a Wal Mart after being asleep for 55 years and being amazed that such a place existed. I loved that scene.

With paranormal stories, personally I feel there is a freedom to create whatever you want that isn’t in a lot of other genres.

With that said, you still have to make the world you created and the characters you created believable. When I say you can do whatever you want, I mean you can make up whatever rules you want, but to keep it believable, you have to stick to those rules.

Personally I like to take things that already exist in different mythologies and philosophies and religions, and then put my own spin on them. I use them for a base, and then build my world by adding or subtracting my own rules.

As artist, I think we are born with the ability to see the world in a different way than everyone else. We have that gift of noticing things most people don’t pay attention to, or can’t put into words. So all we do is reflected what we see, in a way that’s entertaining and thought provoking. For me, paranormal stories are a great way expressing things in the world you see, without actually talking about them.

And last, writing paranormal stories is just fun. I love it. I never know where the characters or the world they live in will take me until the final edit.

Gabriel has an amazing new novel out. Don’t miss it!

Ariel by Gabriel Madison

Angel Santos just wants to be an average seventeen year-old girl. That’s kind of hard for a reincarnated Archangel who’s hiding her powers. It gets even harder when God vanishes from Heaven and her old friends turn to her to find the last angel to see Him. Now all she has to do is stop the impending apocalypse and fend off her best friend’s attempts to make her popular. All in a week’s work.

Bio: Gabriel Madison started writing when he was in high school, mostly short stories and poetry, and then developed a passion for screenplays. He attended a private art University in Atlanta, Georgia for Media Production. There he studied script writing and film making. He wrote a few screenplays, and made a few short movies, including a twelve-minute vampire movie he adapted from a short story called Midnight Diner. After leaving school, his passion shifted mainly towards writing stories, rather than shooting and directing them. He writes short stories, novellas, screenplays, graphic novels and full-length novels. He was once asked to define himself: he answered… ‘storyteller.’Other works by Gabriel Madison: Dayling; The Green-eyed Devil

Get to know Gabriel and his work at his website: http://gabrielmadison.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping Gabriel!!!

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