Devotion - Question #7 Final Take On These Two Characters

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Devotion - Question #7 Final Take On These Two Characters

Unread post by fireflydances » Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:38 pm

So, what do you think Patti was trying to say with this short story? Also, still looking for more feedback on our two characters.
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Devotion - Question #7 Final Take On These Two Characters

Unread post by nebraska » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:27 pm

I have no idea if there was a secret message in Devotion or not. Maybe Patti just wanted to create an engaging and entertaining story. Past book discussions have shown me that everyone brings their own ideas and experiences to a book and analyzes it accordingly. If Patti was trying to say something with her story, perhaps it would be no more valid than individual reader's take on it.

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Devotion - Question #7 Final Take On These Two Characters

Unread post by SnoopyDances » Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:39 pm

I think she started to write something totally different, just what I have no idea and she probably doesn't either. However, these characters and storyline seemed to flow from her pen on their own.

I'm not sure that she had a specific point to make and could be why the book ended up about how writers write and not about the lovers themselves. The plot isn't that complicated and there aren't many characters to like or dislike or even interact.

She had a story, developed it, and then maybe she or the editors thought it fell short in some way. That's when they came up with the idea of process vs. story.

At least that's how I saw it and that's why my questions were more about Patti and her process.