Themes

Posted by on Mar 30, 2011 in General Chaos | 0 comments

I’ve been thinking a lot about themes. A critter remarked that my were-story seemed to have a door theme. It was nothing that I did intentionally, but for some reason my MC was always confronting people at doors or knocking on doors, or opening doors. I think there is a significant door in almost every chapter in the first six, maybe even more than one in some. I’ll have to go back and count to be sure. Anyway, I thought this was interesting. Mostly because the theme of moving through doorways suits him. Now I’m thinking of intentionally developing that theme somehow, but I’m a little weary of just jumping in and starting because it might seem contrived. I guess it would help if I actually knew where the story was going, huh?

Come to think of it, this is the farthest I have ever gotten in a story without knowing where I would end up. I had a pretty good idea about the end fairly early on in of both of my “finished” novels. It’s a bit disconcerting to have no idea where I’m going. To add to my troubles, this MC is stubborn. He’s always charging around doing things out of my control. I suppose it’s my own hubris that has brought me to this. A few months ago I was telling my husband that my characters never went about doing their own thing. I didn’t even understand how authors could complain about that, because mine always behaved. Until this pesky werewolf, anyway!

Ah well, I’ll figure him and his doors out eventually. It’s just a matter of time.

-C

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