the thread that runs through my writing

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Blogging Challenge Day 2 ~ What is one adjective that describes your writing? Regardless of genre, length, etc., what is the one thread or perspective that runs through all of your work? Do you think others would pick up on it?[/perfectpullquote]


Not to go too Alice in Wonderland, but I enjoy using the phrase “curiouser and curiouser.” When I consider my writing, both prose and poetry, there’s a thread of discovery running through it. I am curious, and I explore through my writing. I poke at my own feelings. I examine how a teenager based on me deals with challenges that I should have faced or might have enjoyed. I imagine how society could change in the far future. I create worlds full of innovation or mystery. I want to place a person in a difficult situation and see how they grow. I want to see a world that isn’t afraid of change.

I have no idea if anyone would pick up on this as I don’t have any published work. Without knowing the final version that others will read, I don’t know how well this will come across. I think I tend to write things that show an interest in discovery, either of self or of the world. My protagonists tend to be curious. Sometimes eager and sometimes not, but with that underlying sense of wonder. An experienced, jaded character is balanced by a wide-eyed explorer. I think this is still a reflection of myself. I was cynical before I reached high school, but there is still so much I want to learn and do.