Family Ties - Finding My Theme
Today's blog post is something a bit different. I have been unable to write the last couple of days. I wanted to understand more in depth about my writing. I have been doing some soul searching in order to help myself past the block I am currently struggling with.
After a bit of deep introspection, I finally figured out that family is one of my main themes in writing. Sounds simple right? But it's not. It's how people create families, outside of being blood related. That Richard Bach quote I discovered and wrote about in my year in review post kind of clued me in.
I went back and looked through some of my fanfiction, same thing, it was there as well. Did I really just say that? My...fanfiction? I did. Shhh...could we keep that on the down low please. Yes I own that I wrote fanfiction, it's where I studied the basics. Enough said. No you don't need to know what genre or fandom.
Anyway back to the matter at hand, families. It's interesting how people meet and come together in the sense that they create a family bond while not blood related. This is a theme through out most of my stories.
So my mission for you should you choose to accept it is...think about what your themes are, in and amongst your writing. It is interesting what it will tell you about yourself. If you are open feel free to share yours and comment. I hope this helps you guys as much as it helped me.