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Writing Your Story's Theme: The Writer's Guide to Plotting Stories That Matter (Helping Writers Become Authors Book 9) Kindle Edition
Theme Is What Your Story Is Really About
Theme—the mysterious cousin of plot and character. Too often viewed as abstract rather than actionable, theme is frequently misunderstood and left to chance. Some writers even insist theme should not be purposefully implemented. This is unfortunate, because in many ways theme is story. Theme is the heart, the meaning, the point. Nothing that important should be overlooked.
Powerful themes are never incidental. They emerge from the conjunction of strong plots and resonant character arcs. This means you can learn to plan and implement theme. In doing so, you will deepen your ability to write not only stories that entertain, but also stories that stay with readers long after the end.
Writing Your Story’s Theme will teach you:
- How to create theme from plot and character.
- Why every supporting character and subplot should enhance the theme.
- How to prevent theme from seeming preachy or “on the nose.”
- What to consider in identifying the best theme for any given story.
- And much more!
Conscious mastery of theme will elevate every story you write and allow you to craft fiction of depth and meaning.
Take Control of Your Story Via a Powerful Implementation of Theme
- ASIN : B08L4335LT
- Publisher : PenForASword Publishing (11 October 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 4398 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 167 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 117,180 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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This is an excellent discussion of theme and how it fits into story. It makes sense, and fits the other cogs into the wheel of story. It's not a practical craft element, it's a structural element that remains unseen, a subtext to the story that is both foundation and the point of it all.
The last sections were a bit dense, but overall, an excellent discussion for experienced writers.
If you apply the principles of good storytelling, this will happen by itself. You will work hard but smart. K.M. Weiland tells how and shows fine examples.
Read her book and you will know how character and plot serve theme. They are nothing without it. She will give you the techniques.
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For any new writers that have a gut feeling about something's amiss in their story, give this book a read. You'll be suprised to discover how important various aspects of theme plays on evey element of the story. Your story will be much more cohesive if you can apply the concepts taught in this book.
But K.M. Weiland explains clearly how theme is central to and fits in with plot and character. And she also makes it something practical you can work on with intention on all levels of the book. Lots of actionable tips.
I love it and will surely use this for reference in the future.