Have You Tested Your Theme Against Your Plot?
by: Nick Vernon
Creative Writing Tips –
How we usually begin the preparation stage in the writing process is…
We think of an idea for a story
We think of a suitable theme
Once we come up with a theme and we begin plotting, we have to see how the theme and the plot match up. Sometimes as we plot we find that the theme we had initially chosen won’t do.
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Plotting with this theme in mind, we have our characters pay off all their debts, go on endless shopping sprees, go on holidays, etc. We find though that this won’t make a very interesting story. So we spice it up, adding to the theme or coming up with a different one.
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