February 22nd, 2010
Craft, PEARLS, and Vampires

I’ve been buckling down to study the craft of writing. I’m currently working my way through Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by Nancy Kress and Plot & Structure by James Scott Bell. The latter I’m using to tighten up my story structures. There’s a lot of really good stuff in both books. Thus far, I’d highly recommend them if you want to hone your skills.

On a truly surprising front, I found out that my book, SCARLET has been nominated for a PEARL in the futuristic category. How cool is that?!?

I seem to be on a vampire kick. I get on them on occasion. When that happens, I can’t seem to get enough of the movies, TV shows and books that contain vampires. Last night I watched the first episode of Blood Ties. I bought the DVD, since the show has been cancelled. It made me miss ‘Henry’ so much. I then popped in Dracula 2000 with Gerard Butler. Man, there are just some people who make me melt when they pop in the fangs. Sigh. My top favorite ‘vampire actors’ are: Kyle Schmid, Gerard Butler, Stuart Townsend, Alex O’Loughlin, and Frank Langella. I’m sure had I seen Buffy the Vampire Hunter, I would add Angel and Spike to that list. Perhaps someday…

If I was going by book characters, it would have to be Bones. Jeaniene Frost created a winner when she invented him.

Who is your favorite fanged one?

16 comments to “Craft, PEARLS, and Vampires”

  1. Congrats on your nomination! That’s awesome!

  2. It’s a tough choice. Bones will forever be in my heart, but I really like Jennifer Rardin’s Vayl, too. And Lynn Viehl’s Thierry. Gerry Bartlett’s Blade. Kerrelyn Spark’s Roman. Are you seeing my problem here?? I’m forgetting a ton, but I just can’t chose!!

    Congrats on the nomination!!

  3. I found out that my book, SCARLET has been nominated for a PEARL in the futuristic category

    Doesn’t surprise me one bit.
    Congratulations, Jordan! 🙂

    Favorite fanged ones?
    Frank Langella–oh yeah. When he said, “I need your blood”, I yelled back at the movie…”Yes!” (blush).
    Also love Bill and Eric in “True Blood”.
    And definitely Kiefer Sutherland in “Lost Boys”.

  4. Ellen, Thank you!!! 😀

  5. Jackie, I do like Jennifer Rardin’s Vayl. I agree he’s hot. I do see the problem. *ggg* Like you, I know I’ve forgotten many a good vampire.

    Thank you!

  6. Raine, Thanks! I was really surprised. I didn’t think readers really remembered Scarlet. It was nice.

    Yep, so hot in that movie. I had to go out and buy the Dracula DVD. Oh man, I knew I was forgetting some major ones. How could I forget Lost Boys? It was like babe central.

  7. Well he isn’t a vamp but he does have fangs, Lucian the Lycan from Underworld.

  8. Jocelyn, He has a killer voice. Very sexy.

  9. Oh, I love Bones. And I will always have a soft spot for Dracula 2000. I met my husband on a group trip to see that movie. *g*

    And Fright Night is a classic. Chris Sarandon as a vampire! Oh, and David Bowie in The Hunger.

  10. Charli, Oh how wonderful. 🙂

    It’s been so long since I’ve seen Fright Night that I don’t remember it. How could I have forgotten The Hunger? Great movie.

  11. I think Christopher Lee because of seeing him when I was a kid in the old Dracula movies at the theater. He could scare the crap out of us just by walking into a room. 🙂

  12. Bernard, He was a good Dracula, not sexy, but definitely scary. 🙂

  13. Gerard Butler is definitely my number 1, Alex O’Loughlin is second, and Bill and Eric from True Blood…

    Congrats on the PEARL nom.


  14. Vivi, I definitely like me some True Blood, but I’m surprised since I LOVE the books.

    Thank you!!! 🙂

  15. Congrats on the nomination! And thanks for the recommendations for great craft books. I’m glad you mentioned Frank Langella in your list. His Dracula was the first one I really had the hots for.

    And I know Sasha already did this, but I nominated your site for the Prolific Blogger Award too. I love coming here. 🙂

  16. Delilah, Thanks! I’m quite enjoying the books. Lots of good info. Frank was hot. I think he was the first really good-looking man to play Dracula. He worked it. 🙂

    Thanks for nominating me. I haven’t been very prolific as of late, but I have been blogging for nearly eight years. :-O ((Hugs))