Category Archives: Theme

How to Strengthen Your Book’s Thematic Motif Through Repetition

Choosing to use repetition to drive home your theme requires you to choose the how and the when with more craftiness than bluntness. Be wise in these choices and get it just right.


Representation in Fiction: How to Write Characters Whose Experiences Are Outside of Your Own

Writing only what you know can be a very limiting dictate, especially when it comes to writing fiction. So much of what seeks to pour out of our brains is outside our experience. Award-winning writer Diana Pho suggests some tools to assist us in writing outside our experience(s) and doing it well.


What a Coincidence: 7 Clever Strategies for Harnessing Coincidences in Fiction

Author Steven James shares seven strategies for utilizing seeming coincidences in your fiction to create brilliant stories.


The Power of Theme: Turning Books Into Movies

Many of us struggle with theme in our writing, but none of us can deny that theme is a powerful element. Some would even say it is the most powerful part. No matter how you feel about it, it can be used to propel your writing into a powerful platform. Here is Barri Evans via Writer’s Digest to discuss how.