Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Theme


What is the mood of your story? What do you want your readers to feel when they read your book?

Most of us have no idea what the theme is for our story. Some of us actually think of the theme before writing the story. It's all subjective to the writer.

What if you're writing a western, and theirs a mystery. Okay, two genres. But are the cowboys happy, sad, scared for their lives because of the bad guys? Or is your book a sci-fi and the theme is finding a lost treasure on another planet? Your theme should match the feelings of the characters as well as the feelings of your readers.

Make sure that your theme is consistent through your entire book. It's jarring when there are two or more themes and they're sprinkled throughout the book. If you do have it like that make it smooth between the characters.

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