well ya, but theme is central.
tho I wrote a couple of key scenes in a type of dialogy/outline, without the enviroment mentioned, just character, talk, and action to see if the feel is right, and I think I thought too much into it.
From what I can tell, I do not think I will have any one central theme. Just finished polishing the "empathy hooks" and figured out where to place them all.
I am good about following an outline... mostly. I go out of the lines sometimes in the moment, but for the most part the intention is exactly the same, and it is essentially the same thing. I use a lot of freedom with my plan.
I think it is planned out enough to where I will actually write the entire first full draft soon, just finish out the "skeleton" scenes, and if it all feels consistent mood with what i want, I will actually write the first draft following those, fixing teh small passages, and adding a crapload of text to make it vivid. It more looks like a movie script at the moment, I pretty much wrote it in that style.
ugh. I'll read some on theme, but perhaps I have many, or it isn't obvious, but I wanted it to be one that I thought was very true, but not often noticed one, one that will influence someone's views possibly and make people think.
Lord of the Flies was really good about that... good book. I wanted an effect like that in my reader's minds, like when I read it. Oddly, in that class I was the only one to notice that the theme of most of the stories we read was human nature, one of the best English Classes I ever had. I told her at the end of the year, and she says in all her years nearly everyone misses that, and only a few really smart ones get it. It was fucking bleeding obvious to me at the end of the year. After about 5 months I noticed it might be a pattern. A couple of days before the end of the school year I told her I noticed they were all connected by a theme, and she asked what it was.
I got so much praise. felt good. just never commented cause i didnt know if it was intentional or not. hmmm
tbh I wanted to give a cynical theme with a positive spin on it, that is what I am going for. but hey, "the journey is more important than the end or the start" as Linkin Park says. Perhaps this will come out of it latter, but for now, I think I realize it would be benifical to not worry to much about the theme and just say "it is about people" as the theme or something really vague on purpose if I am asked.
edited 22nd May '11 10:17:41 AM by jasonwill2
as of the 2nd of Nov. has 6 weeks for a broken collar bone to heal and types 1 handed and slowly