Firsts and Not So Firsts

This is my first time participating in YA Highway’s Road Trip Wednesday which just so happens to be about recurrences (a.k.a not-so-firsts). First, a little housekeeping:

This Week’s Topic:
What themes, settings, motifs, scenes, or other elements do you find recurring in your work?


*tosses hammer aside* Whew, now that that’s done…recurrences.  I have a thing for houses. Most of my stories have a house with something extraordinary about it — plain on the outside but fancy inside, hidden passageways or hidden rooms (yeah, I’d venture to say that all the houses in my stories have a hidden room in them), doors with intricate carvings that mean something, etc. I often dream about odd houses, so I think that’s why they are so abundant in my writing.

What else…Most of the parent/child relationships in my stories tend to be father/daughter. Hmm…we won’t delve into any subconscious issues, I just really like the complexities that arise when fathers and daughters try to relate to each other.

I’m sure there’s more, but I think those are the top 2. Well this was fun! See you next Wednesday?



4 thoughts on “Firsts and Not So Firsts

  1. That is kind of a cool recurrence. Are they ever the same house just in different places?
    I also enjoy writing about F/D relationships. Maybe it’s the Daddy’s girl in me. ;0)

    • Thanks! They are always different houses. The one in my current WIP is a row house, and a previous one was a large country mansion. A college professor told me once that when you dream about houses the house is a reflection of your soul. So, I guess my soul has a lot of hidden rooms??? Ha! Whatever that means. Thanks for the comment, Sara!

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