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Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Theme Me Up, Scotty.
Today I tackle this month's Sisterhood of the Traveling Blog question from Sarah:
Does each book/story you write have an overarching theme, and if so, do you think of it ahead of time or discover it after?
What a great question. With my writing recently, I've found that I do have a theme in mind when I start outlining my story. With my last novel, it was this:
Super-survivalism may protect your body, but won't protect a fragile heart.
In my most recent WIP, it's this:
Physical perfection/imperfection is nothing compared to a strong mind.
(Hmm, I'm starting to see a theme within my themes.)
I may not have been able to say it with clarity when I started planning the books, but it didn't take long before the overarching idea was obvious.
How about you? I'd love to hear how you answer the question!
Don't forget to check out Laura's post last week if you missed it, and stay tuned for Sarah and Deb's post in the coming weeks!