Saturday, February 6, 2010
Career Opportunities For Shifters
How do you decide what your characters do for a living? In my Jaguar Assassin's series, the jaguar shifter community is kept secret because there's an organization hunting them but they have to interact in normal society.
My assassin's work within the system to eradicate everyone that would harm the shifter community and/or reveal them to their enemies. But not everyone can be an assassin.
The fact that they grow fur and fangs also has to be kept secret. These are two of my determining factors when trying to come up with a career because hey, you can't just hang out in the jungle and hunt these days.
I write paranormals but there's another popular genre, urban fantasy that I find fascinating. Can you imagine a world where you live alongside vamps and weres or witches and warlocks? Would you want a gargoyle for a neighbor? Would there be a "don't ask, don't tell" policy in the military because let's face it, they could be very useful. The possibilities are endless.
I think, for the most part your shifters job choices are determined by the community/society that you create and the story you want to write. How do you handle it? What are some of the creative career choices you've given your shifters and why?
You know how curious I am;-)
Enjoy the adventure of sensual romance