Friday, August 4, 2017

What is the Theme of Your Story?

From Reedsy:
A theme is a universal concept that pervades and recurs throughout every piece of fiction. It is the meaning behind the story and is expressed through the plot and through the character's journeys. Some will describe it as the ‘heartbeat’ or ‘soul’ of the story.  The overarching theme of a novel often isn't mentioned explicitly — after all, you don't want to spoonfeed everything to your reader. But as certain ideas keep bubbling up again and again over the course of a narrative, they will build up into something that the reader perceives. It will have an impact on your reader, whether they are conscious of it or not. (Read more.)

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