This time, Sandra Ulbrich Almazan picked the blog chain topic:
What is the role of wish fulfillment in fiction? What personal wishes do you want your stories to fulfill? Are they the same ones you want to read about?
Though I'm sure there's some wishing involved in my writing, I don't think that's my main purpose in writing. I think I write more to express different facets of myself. But that's not what this blog topic is about; this blog topic is about what kinds of wishes might sneak into my stories.
Like Elana, I'd love to have some special powers. When I was a student, I always thought it would be fun to be able to move things with my mind -- wouldn't that totally mess with the teacher? Now that I am the teacher, I think it would be fun to be able to move things with my mind...to totally mess with the students. I can't tell you how many cell phones would be flying out of people's hands as they attempted to text.
From time to time I enjoy reading (or writing about) a romance, but I enjoy it more if it's about a woman who's as strong and capable as the man, so I suppose that tells us something about the types of relationships I wish to have. I enjoy the romance even more if it's part of a paranormal/urban fantasy -- yep, the ones with the inevitable tattooed and sword-wielding but sexy badass on the cover. And what kind of wish might that fulfill?
You know, I think the wish is to get published and have my very own badass on a cover somewhere....now that would be a dream come true!
I have just not done justice to this topic. If Mary hadn't done such a good job with it, I might have talked about Freud's theories of wish fulfillment. Fortunately, Michelle comes after me in the chain, and her post is awesome!
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