When it comes to writing, I think that I don’t really write optimistically. My two current books have dark themes. The Robert Story is about a teenager bullied to his breaking point, while Mars opens with New York City in ruins. Most of the things I’ve written for my classes in college were dark and usually apocalyptic. Even my senior composition was about the end of the world.
Why do I write dark? I don’t know the root of the drive but I think that by ‘going there’ you get people who want to read as a guilty pleasure, just as people *have* to look at a car accident as they pass. One prime example is the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica that is currently on Sci-Fi. the show is nothing like the original and is very dark, dealing with the annihilation and persecution of the human race.
Regardless of the subject matter, I write. That’s what counts.
Check out the other writers involved in January’s AW Blog Chain.
This months topic, “writing”!
living my life all over again
Jenn Hollowell: Working Writer
Anything That Pays
wfg thinks out loud
Spittin’ (out words) Like a Llama
A Thoughtful Life
The Writer’s Round-About
My Copious Notes Blog
Tennessee Text Wrestling