Thursday, August 27, 2015

Thursday's Links to Writing & Marketing Blog Posts

By: Anthony Ehlers

If you’re struggling to find a plot — and a plot strong enough to hold your entire story together — going back to the theme of your story is never a bad idea. Plot is theme in action.

Theme doesn’t have to be seen as some grand concept or the preserve of literary fiction. It’s just the way you see and question the world around you, or your opinion on a subject that intrigues you — in short, what you believe. If you believe in your theme, you’re more likely to build a believable plot. What do you believe?

Example One

Theme: You believe that a mother’s love for her child will always be stronger than that for anyone else.

  1. In the year 2115, children are separated from their mothers to be raised in a special government program — but your heroine feels a strange devastation when her child is taken away.
  2. In the middle of the story, she has infiltrated the program and is almost convinced the program is the right approach to child rearing until she sees how one aggressive child is subdued by drugs.
  3. In the end, she has to make a choice if she will save just her child or risk losing her child to save even more children. What do you think she does?

Example Two

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