Lately I’ve been rereading a few of my old drafts to prep for NaNo and just to have some good, old-fashioned fun. Interestingly, I keep encountering similar ideas, icons, and thematic scenarios throughout my projects, regardless of genre or age group. Examples of recurring motifs are storms, revolutions gone awry, brother-sister rivalries, facing helplessness and being heroic anyway, blackmail, and the ever-entertaining you-didn’t-tell-me-that’s-who-you-are! reveal.
It’s kind of interesting to see what infuses my work so much–I guess it’s revealing a little bit of what makes me tick! When you write, do you notice threads that weave through your different stories? What recurs in your own work?