Why You Need a Theme – And How It Can Kill Your Writing

When I began writing my novel, theme was not a conscious part of the early drafts. But, as I wrote the theme naturally evolved.
P.S. Hoffman points out, …”theme will help you find exactly where you need to end your writing, be it fictional, or other.”

P. S. Hoffman

This was the last thing Swen said to me, before he jumped off the cliff: “I’m going to do something that you will never forget. Witness me.”

As he fell upon the war band, I watched as a car, covered in spikes, collided with his body. I watched as the explosives fell from his hand, undetonated, and his body impaled on the car’s spear-covered hood.

But Swen died with a smile on his silver-stained lips. And he did not die in vain.

Weeks passed, the brothers were killed, and the fortress fell, but still, I could not rid myself of Swen’s dying words. It was only after the water began to run again, when the sanded bluffs turned from red to green did I fully realize Swen’s message.

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Interested in a Free Revision Workshop?

It’s here and free. If  you have a work in progress (WIP) or competed a draft manuscript, you’ll love this opportunity to walk through a detailed revision with Janice Hardy.

Fiction University: Janice Hardy

Today is day one of  Fiction University’s Month-Long-at- Home Revision Workshop.  Today’s lesson focuses on your story structure.

Ms. Hardy provides a number of links, for outliners and pantser’s alike, to begin the process of analyzing your structure. 

Need to play catchup? Find the preliminary preparation here on her introductory page.

Thanks Janice, for this amazing opportunity.