The Pack Begins to Form
As some of you may know I’m writing some werewolf books to go with my witch books. Salem Witch was supposed to come out first but I’d like to work with a Story Grid editor and I can’t afford that yet. So I put it on the back burner. As a result, I was working on Starsboro but my inspiration has been for these werewolf books. Well, the other day I gave into inspiration and now I’m well into the beginning hook of this book.
As with all my projects, I really enjoy the research portion. I wanted to bring something into this book that I haven’t seen before in werewolf books so I started in the obvious place. Wolves. Pack behavior. I’ve heard a lot that wolves are lead by a male alpha and that’s just the way it is. So imagine my surprise when I found a documentary about the wolves reintroduced to Yellowstone National Park where they were using the term female alpha. And Matriarch.
What they’ve observed in the park is that the females actually hold the pack together. Their mates are there to help. In one instance, the female was killed by a hunter (outside the park, sad but legal) and the male was forced out while the rest of the pack disbursed. This blew my mind. One wolf died and the pack ended. Joining a new pack is incredibly dangerous but they didn’t o couldn’t keep it together without her. I thought I knew enough about wolves to write this book but now, with this new information, my mind is racing with ideas.
What It All Means
The premise of my book was that there haven’t been any female werewolves in the last century and the packs were just without females which made it hard to carry on bloodlines (unless you essentially wanted to murder your wife and have a baby more about that in the book). Now though, Everything is going to be very desperate and chaotic. Making the first female in a century an even bigger deal than it was before.
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