Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Deja'vu: Common themes and Places
This week's fabulous YA Highway Road Trip Wednesday prompt asks:
What themes, setting, motifs, scenes, or other elements do you find reoccurring in your work?
Ooh, great one! I think for me the common themes are rebelling against authority and finding your purpose in life. The troubles the characters get into--or the triumphs they achieve--as a result make for powerful stories that resonate. There's just something so fun about writing them. I also love creating settings from my own imagination rather than setting stories in an actual place I've been, and bringing in paranormal, fantasy, sci fi, or dystopian elements to the plot.
The beach is a place that keeps popping up in some of my stories. I just love tropical locations, palm trees, soft sands, and calm waters you can get out an swim in.
I can't wait to see what everyone else has chosen!