Theme: the Soul of a Story

Chris Eboch, Author

If plot is the skeleton that provides structure, character the muscles that move the plot, and setting the skin that gives a uniform appearance, then theme is the soul that truly brings a story to life. But often writers don’t put as much energy into developing theme as they do with the more obvious elements of plot, characters and setting. The result can be a weak or obscure theme. In some cases, the reader may even get a completely different message from what the writer intended. You don’t want your message to be misunderstood. Learn to identify what you really want to say, and bring it out in writing. This program involves brainstorming and writing exercises. It is geared to beginner and intermediate authors writing for all age ranges.

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