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21.06.2011 13:52    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Plotting  Writing Craft  Writing Plot  Writing Theme  Writing Tips  Writing Characters      Tags: plot  theme  premise  character  robyn ratliff  
It is said that there are two types of writers: plotters and seat of the pants writers (or fly into the mist writers). Obviously the majority of us fall somewhere in between.
 
21.05.2011 17:32    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Nick Vernon  Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Theme  Writing Tips      Tags: theme  story  vanity  showed  
A theme is a one-line explanation of your story.. Every story should have one because our stories are about something.
 
21.05.2011 17:20    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Nick Vernon  Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Theme  Writing Tips      Tags: story  conflict  characters  theme  
For a theme to work and the story, which will revolve around the theme, it has to contain three things… • Character • Conflict • Resolution
 
21.05.2011 16:55    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Nick Vernon  Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Theme      Tags: theme running throughout  story  character  theme  
It’s no use coming up with a theme and not using it. Short stories are about a character or characters and about one situation or happening in those characters’ lives.
 
21.05.2011 16:43    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Nick Vernon  Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Theme  Writing Tips      Tags: preparation stage  figure everything  we think  theme  story  
How we usually begin the preparation stage in the writing process is… • We think of an idea for a story • We think of a suitable theme • We plot
 
21.05.2011 16:38    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Nick Vernon  Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Theme      Tags: theme  story  arrogance  character  
Whichever theme you choose, all the elements, which make up your story, dialogue, conflict, scenes, etc should be written with the theme in mind.
 
21.05.2011 15:37    Comments: 0    Categories: Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Tips  Fiction Writing  Fiction Elements  Writing Theme  Nick Vernon      Tags: real life  story  theme  character  
Your theme has to be something you can prove in your story - It doesn’t have to be a universal truth. This means that your theme doesn’t have to be something that happens in real life all the time...
 
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