(Well, not technically. Except maybe in that one case…)
You know how certain themes will keep popping up in your work? I’ve noticed a couple already, but just found another: dead sisters.
This might extend to dead siblings in general. Looking over my track record of both novels and short stories, I count four dead sisters and two dead brothers. (Three, if I use that idea for a future Fae Print-world novel.)
I’ve got a dead sister in Rule of Threes, the rough draft of another short story, an upcoming novel Blue, and, of course, my current WIP.
Dead brothers? Wielders and my NaNo-novel Stranger.
I’ve noticed another prominent theme, but, er, those would be pretty major spoilers for several novels, so I’m not sharing them here. Oddly, the dead siblings aren’t really spoilers–most of them happened prior to the story, or in the first chapter, or in the second scene.
And I just realised most of these deaths are pretty danged violent, too.
This’d be really disturbing if I actually had a sister, huh?
(Oh, right. I do.)