Theme

9 Literary Terms You Need To Know

We need to know the basics of literature when we read and write. Literature includes fiction, memoir, drama, and poetry. We use certain terms to describe the structure of literary works. We have to know these terms if we are studying literary works or writing…
How The Top 10 Themes In Film Can Make You A Better Blogger

How The Top 10 Themes In Film Can Make You A Better Blogger

I recently came across an article on the 10 most common themes in film. The Script Lab lists these themes as staples used to underpin plots. Common themes make comments on human nature, society, existential crises, and life. They are used repeatedly in fiction because…
10 Powerful Recurring Themes In Children’s Stories

10 Powerful Recurring Themes In Children’s Stories

Children want three basic elements in a story: suspense, characters who are believable, and characters who act to solve problems. We find our themes in the problems. Superficially speaking, children like stories that include adventure, mystery, excitement, discovery, daring, novelty, and humour. I want to…

Write Your Novel In A Year – Week 5: What Will Happen Next?

Welcome to week 5 of Anthony Ehlers's series that aims to help you write a novel in a year. Read last week's post here. Goal setting Expanding the beginning, middle, and end of your synopsis. Develop a theme for your novel. Experimenting with viewpoint or viewpoints for your…

How A Believable Theme Builds A Believable Plot

If you’re struggling to find a plot — and a plot strong enough to hold your entire story together — going back to the theme of your story is never a bad idea. Plot is theme in action. Theme doesn’t have to be seen as some grand concept or…

This Theme Thing

The theme of a good novel is woven into the story. It is so intrinsically linked to the story that it seems inseparable. It should seem impossible to tell the story without it, as if the whole story revolves around it. The author planned that,…
3 Steps That Will Help You Find Your Story’s Theme

3 Steps That Will Help You Find Your Story’s Theme

When we teach writers how to write a novel or a memoir, we emphasise how crucial theme is in the process. The best novels and the most life-changing memoirs you will ever read are the ones that help you discover a truth about the human…

12 Common Themes In Books

What is a theme? Theme is the central idea of the story. It is better if it is a full statement, with a subject and a verb. It sums up what the story shows us about the human condition. It is not a moral. It…
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