How long do you run away from a new creative endeavor before you decide to give in and try it?
Bildungsroman Is Attacking Me
It seems that everywhere I look, up pops Bildungsroman. I can’t seem to escape it.
For those of you who are wondering what Bildungsroman means, the easy, dictionary definition =
a type of novel concerned with the education, development, and maturing of a young protagonist. (Dictionary.com)
There’s a literary definition (of course) that is much more drawn out, but a novel that deals with a young person’s formative years will suffice.
I don’t write YA. I don’t have anything against it, that’s just not my area.
And, yet, here is bildungsroman everywhere I look. Articles, blog posts, even in conversations with people (good grief!) there it is, rearing its head – BILDUNGSROMAN…
Do you ever feel attacked by ideas, concepts? If so, do you follow where they lead or just write it off as strange coincidence?
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