40 Days of 3 Questions – Day 31

Welcome to 40 Days of 3 Questions!

For the next few weeks, meet here every morning with a notebook or document to answer three questions about writing, about your status quo as a writer, or about the writing life. You can answer briefly and go about your day, or you can use this as a warm up exercise before your regular writing schedule. Whatever works for you, works for me.

Day 31 Questions:

  1. Do you think about theme when you write a story?
  2. Do you start with a theme in mind or does it emerge as you write?
  3. Is there a theme you write about over and over?

You may post answers in comments or keep your thoughts private–your choice!

And here is today’s pretty picture:

What theme does this chained up (fake) turtle say to you? Anger? Revenge? Humiliation? The fight to freedom? Please don’t steal me?