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Topic: Themes in Writing

  • Oct. 26th, 2007 at 10:31 AM
There's a meme that's been doing the rounds that ties in nicely with a topic I'd like to bring up:

Meme: What would you say are the trademarks of my writing? What themes or quirks or turns of phrase have you noticed? What is it that makes a story by me -- well, a story by me?

So to turn that around: what are the trademarks of your writing? Are there any themes you find running through your work, and if so do they cross pairings and fandoms?

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dameruth wrote:
Oct. 26th, 2007 08:03 pm (UTC)
Ellipses and dashes, way too many of the damn things. It's a bad habit I need to break. Also run-on sentences and a tendency to slide towards purple prose if I'm not watching myself.

Content-wise, I pull towards humor and character moments, with occasional angsty bits -- hopefully pulled off with a light touch, but I have a sneaking suspicion that "mush" can describe a lot of it. Intricate plots and kickass action sequences are much more difficult for me.

Not really sure I can pick out any themes in my stuff, probably cuz I'm too close to it all. However, I regularly find water, in one form or another, cropping up as a symbol of positive emotions, love, and healing. Have I spent much time studying the Tarot? Have I internalized the interpretation of the Ace of Cups pretty throrougly? Why do you ask?

As for the above elements crossing over between fandoms/pairings . . . dunno about fandoms, since I've picked one (Doctor Who/Torchwood) and run with it, but I'd say my style remains similar regardless of of the characters and relationships involved.

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