Finding Your Theme

Ever wonder what your Theme is or how to discover the theme you’ve written subconsciously in your first few drafts? This article from Richie Billing could change your thinking and enhance your next book 📚 or story. Thanks, Richie.👍😀

Richie Billing

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Today I’m looking at an aspect of the craft which can elevate stories from mere sequences of events to something which moves readers on an emotional level: theme.

Theme takes a hard look at the meaning of things, examines deep-rooted ideas.[i] A story with a theme is a story with a point.[ii]

It’s only when the writer considers the theme of a story “does he achieve not just an alternative reality, or loosely, an imitation of nature, but true, firm art—fiction as serious thought.”[iii]

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