Carolyn J. Rose, author of the Deadly Duo Mysteries and the Devil’s Harbor series, will be stopping by Straight From Hel to talk about identifying the theme of your stories.
Sometimes, Carolyn writes solo; sometimes she co-authors with Mike Nettleton. On her website, this is how she describes co-writing a book: “an undertaking that ranks right up there with roller skating on a calving glacier during a moderate earthquake.” The latest in the Devil’s Harbor Mysteries, co-authored with Nettleton, is called Sometimes A Great Commotion.
Here’s the book trailer for Rose and Nettleton’s book, Sometimes A Great Commotion.
If you’re like me, you hoped you’d never have to think about the “theme” of a book once you left college. If you’re a writer, though, it keeps coming up. Your agent asks you what the theme is. Your editor wants to know. And just when you think you’re done with it, someone stands up during your talk at a bookstore and asks about the theme of your latest book.
If you know the theme of your book, leave it in the comments box. If you don’t (and even if you do), come back tomorrow to read how Carolyn J. Rose found her theme (and maybe even her groove).
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