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03.07.2011 04:34    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Theme      Tags: theme  writing theme  story  
When writing a book you are often asked for the theme of the story. What is theme? Here are some points to consider:
 
03.07.2011 04:30    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Writing Theme  Writing Quotations  Writing Craft      Tags: theme quotations  theme  quotations  
Theme Quotations - "The theme is what the novel is about, and, still more, it is the reason for the novel." Elizabeth Bowen
 
03.07.2011 04:26    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Writing Theme  Writing Craft  Writing      Tags: theme  writing theme  
Writers write stories to bring alive some segment of human existence. Story writers perform a service for us-interpret life for us-whether they give us new insights or refresh and extend old ones.
 
21.06.2011 14:23    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Creative Writing  Writing Craft  Writing Theme  Writing Tips  Writing Premise      Tags: theme  premise  joann ross  
Often, when you ask a writer what her story is about, she'll launch into a lengthy narrative giving detail about the characters' back stories, what's happening when the book opens...
 
21.06.2011 13:59    Comments: 0    Categories: Fiction Elements  Fiction Writing  Creative Writing  Writing  Writing Characters  Writing Craft  Writing Theme  Writing Tips      Tags: theme  character  
As writers we've had the concept of "theme" pounded into our heads. "What's your story about?" Every story needs a theme: a single word that tells us the core of the story--or, what it's about.
 
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
 
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