Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My Book's Theme In One Sentence

As she finds herself unemployed, relocated and playing caretaker, Ellie Rossman seeks new happiness.

I don't think I've posted this before. (But even if so, it's a bit altered - made better - from what it used to be.) So as I sat at my computer, looking at the strip of paper on which my theme is typed (it's taped to my monitor), I decided I could put it in writing here.

Thoughts? Comments?

...It's been said you should be able to put your book's theme into mere words. Hence my sentence. What's yours?


Anonymous said...

I like it. It seems like a story of strength and overcoming challenges.

The one I am working on now requires security clearance and a personal evaluation done by the CIA. However, my first ms would go something like this....

"Two teens find themselves living under a curse when they realize that one will die without the other."

Janna Leadbetter said...


lol! I understand Top Secret.

Very intriguing...

WendyCinNYC said...

Works for me. Your story is so hopeful.

Here's mine:

After suffering social and personal humiliation, Amanda Adams finds she's stronger than she once assumed.

Melanie Hooyenga said...

My memoir (weird because I just posted this on the BookEnds site):

A love story with an illegal immigration twist.

Or something like that. I haven't figured out my new wip's theme. I know roughly where it's headed but I'm trying to write this one loosey-goosey. ;)

Janna Leadbetter said...

Wendy, I think yours sounds wonderful. I can't wait to someday read it all. (Isn't it an elaboration on the short story I beta'd for you the one time?)

Melanie, I know many will be interested in your story. So many facets to intrigue your audience!

WendyCinNYC said...

Yes, that's the one, but it's told through the POV of the crazy housewife's daughter, years later.

Melanie's and Turkey's sound interesting, too.

Janna Leadbetter said...

Ooh, the daughters POV? I can't tell you how cool that sounds.

Michele said...

Love your "one sentence theme" Janna! It sounds awesome (just like you)!

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog recently. Keep up the great writing girl!


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Janna Leadbetter said...

Thanks, Michelle. I'm so glad to have made your acquaintance here. :)