Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Reverse Harem HOW Many Times?
Greetings, one and all! I return from the fog shrouding my absence in mystery to once again and with delight take up this blog's pen.
A couple of years ago, I wrote a post about how and why I write stories with many and complicated 'love lines': romantic attractions between a single heroine and multiple male leads, also known as 'reverse harem' stories.
Apropos of beginning a series yesterday on my creative writing blog that further elaborates how to write reverse harem without making people scream in rage, frustration, or disgust, I figured it would be fun to do a parallel series here exploring my own reverse harem stories.
So, without further ado, I introduce the times I've written reverse harem + WHY.
Story/Series: Queen Beauty and the Beasts
Why: Because I wanted to explore Beauty up against a whole 'castle' full of beasts.
Story/Series: Oath of Loyalty/Fidelitas
Why: This was 100% not planned and just happened. More guys just kept poking their noses in and bingo.
Story/Series: A Certain Darkness/Stellumo
Why: Because a Julius Caesar retelling naturally involved a Cleopatra... and the rest is... history. Ehehehe.
Story/Series: Wings of the Tiger
Why: Ha. Because you do not drop this power-mad girl down in a power-mongering court and NOT have that happen.
Story/Series: Ebony and Aubergine/The Lion and the Rose
Why: She's a princess, trained to elicit information and profile people.
Story/Series: Venit Hora/Three Kyngdoms
Why: She's a Valkyrie and it's... complicated.
Essentially, my reasons for writing it so many times are:
#1 = BECAUSE IT WAS FUN.
#2 = Because it just kind of... happened that way in the story.
#3 = It was fun.
#4 = I do what I want in my writing, and the more complicated, the more fun I (usually) have.
#5 = Did I mention it's FUN?
Next week: a closer look into Queen Beauty and the Beasts and the 'innocent' reverse harem heroine.
Have YOU written any reverse harem stories?