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my interest in vampires has been rekindled... it died out since the "twilight saga" which i really hate... but reading Anne Rice all over again reminds me why i have been facinated by them since i was younger...
as a result, i have started writing a story of the same genre. cliche, it might seem, with the crapload of "young adult" novels on vamps, but there is the challege... making a novel that is about something so cliche, and trying to make it original.
and because novels can be so overwhelming, i'm looking for a few people who would be willing to read it while in the working phase and provide me with feedback and reviews...
it will be part of a chap-zine i'll be making soon-ish. and the first few parts of the 1st draft is included in my personalitzine, Saling-Pusa.
also, i've heard of and read lots of zombie zines, but i havent read any on vampires, which i find odd, given the more-than-enough crappy "young adult fiction" on vampires... so... any suggestions? both zines and books would be fine. i am more interested in resources, history, theories, accounts, etc. than fiction, because vampires in fiction is never scarce.
wow you should read this novel called "let the right one in" it's really amazing, and there is a swedish movie of it, which is also amazing! they are way way better than twilight!
"i'm looking for a few people who would be willing to read it while in the working phase and provide me with feedback and reviews..."
well, i wouldn't mind reading it and try to help you out with some feedback! maybe check it for typos hahaha... just kidding, though i'm always ready to improve my English reading & writing skills.
your post caught my attention because, i'll confess, vampires are one of my favorite "things", long long before the Twilight hype. when i was about 12, i remember reading a magazine article about Vlad Tepes (Vlad III the Impaler), the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula, and being fascinated by him. then i saw Francis Ford Coppola's movie version and i was hooked ^_^. i've read some books over the years, i guess mainly were fiction (Anne Rice, very good!), but i own a couple of them about research and history of the vampire myth and folklore.
just yesterday i was writing a draft of a zine review, for my newborn blog of zine reviews, and it's a zine about vampires, sort of. you should check out redguard here on WMZ, he made a zine about the 1931 movie «Dracula», see details here http://wemakezines.ning.com/profiles/blogs/on-loving-dracula-a-24hour.
i came across another zinester here, though i haven't read her zines yet, she has a perzine - Cat's Teeth -, and some issues feature vampirism. check here (http://wemakezines.ning.com/profile/WinterMuse).
and you're right, i haven't seen that many other zines out there that are vampire-themed either, unfortunately.
if you want, i'll browse my books and give you the references for them, maybe you can buy them online or even search them at a local library.
I would totally read and give feedback!