Wednesday, September 14, 2011

RTW- Deja vu

Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. This weeks question:

What themes, settings, motifs, scenes, or other elements do you find recurring in your work?

1. School- I write middle grade and YA so school comes into play a lot.

2. Sports- For some reason I like to give my characters something sporty to do. I think this is because I really liked being on swim team when I was a kid. The thing I have to watch for is that I'm not writing about the next Lebron James or Joe Mauer or Brett Favre.

3. Theater and Costumes. Last year's NaNoWriMo was set at a theater camp but the MG novel that I've been working on for a while features a school mascot costume. What can I say, I worked for Sesame Street Live, I've worked for CostumeRentals. Costumes are kinda my thing.



9 comments:

Kate Hart said...

Costumes! Love it!

Stephanie S. Kuehn said...

Ah, sports are great. I try and work them in, too. And costumes have so much potential. That's awesome. How fun.

Sarah said...

"Theater and Costumes"

Me, too! Love this. :)

Marquita Hockaday said...

My cuz Pam has sports (mainly basketball) in all of her works, too. Great post :)

Alicia Gregoire said...

How did I forget school? Seriously that's a major fail.

I love that you do theater stuff too. I don't think there's enough.

Francesca Zappia said...

I feel like I haven't read many books that are about/take place in a theater--I'd definitely read that.

Jillian said...

Ooh, costumes sound really interesting! I forgot to mention sports in my post, but I definitely incorporate them as well.

carey farrell said...

awesome! i am such a sucker for theater camp books.

Alison Miller said...

Sesame Street Live?! So jealous!

Yes, my stories loooove sports. A must have for me. :)