Category Archives: Theme

Coming Apart at the Themes

Even when a story has memorable characters, a riveting plot and a fully developed genre, it may still be coming apart at the themes.  Theme is perhaps the most powerful, yet least understood element of story structure. It is powerful … Continue reading

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Developing Your Theme

Write Your Novel Step by Step Go to Table of Contents Steps 58 – 61 Developing Your Theme ~ Step 58 ~ Counterpoint For every human quality, there is the opposite quality. For example, greed is balanced by generosity, denial … Continue reading

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Discovering Your Thematic Topic

Write Your Novel Step By Step Step 27 – Your Thematic Topic In this step, you’ll explore how a thematic topic provides the glue to hold your characters, plot and theme together. Then, you’ll identify the best candidates for a … Continue reading

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Coming Apart At The Themes

Read it here for free or get it on Kindle for $0.99 Even when a story has memorable characters, a riveting plot and a fully developed genre, it may still be coming apart at the themes. Theme is perhaps the most powerful, … Continue reading

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Storytelling Tip: Trapped in a Routine

As with real people, characters can become trapped in their routines. When a person sets up a routine in order to achieve a goal, service the infrastructure of his or her life, cope with an emotional necessity, or engage in … Continue reading

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A Few Words About Theme

A Few Words About Theme By Melanie Anne Phillips Creator StoryWeaver Co-creator Dramatica Download this eBook for Kindle $.99 Over the last twenty-five years, I’ve written thousands of articles on story structure and storytelling.  Here, I’ve gathered together a few … Continue reading

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