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Theme

 

21 Theme Ideas for Fiction Writers

21 very clever ideas that make it faster and easier to get to grips with the theme of your story and turn it into an endless stream of unique and compelling plots.

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The theme of a story is its central idea. This book shows you how to come up with the most appropriate theme and use it to drive your story’s events and your characters’ actions and motivations. Your readers will gain a better insight into the world you have created.

Why you need this book

In today's ultra-competitive writing and publishing market, you need every advantage you can get. That's where our inspiring collection of writing ideas can help you.

Each of the 35 books in the ideas4writers collection is packed with versatile ideas, expert tips, and easy-to-implement practical advice.

You'll soon be writing brilliant books, amazing articles, and standout stories that will have readers, editors and publishers longing for more.

The THEME collection includes:

  • Understanding grand theme, narrow theme and premise
  • Using emotions, passions and events
  • Plus… 10 ingenious theme ideas and lots of easy ways to turn them into different stories, including coming of age, escape, injustice, romance, and more

Be a more inspired, more productive and more successful writer with the ideas4writers ideas collection.

Excerpt: Hope

Hope can make an interesting theme for a story. Let's say, for example, that a man and woman have arranged to meet, but the woman hasn't turned up. Perhaps it was supposed to be their first date. The man waits and waits, hoping that she'll eventually arrive. Meanwhile, a succession of eligible young women walk past, all keen to attract his attention. He ignores them; he's still hoping that his date will arrive. Finally he gives up hope and heads home. The eligible young women have all gone now. He realises that if he'd given up hope sooner, he could have gone off with one of them - and have had a very good time instead of a thoroughly miserable one.

As he trudges home, he passes the club where the eligible women went. He tries to pluck up the courage to go inside, but he can't. He hangs around outside for a while, hoping that one of them might come out. But none of them do. So he gives up hope for the second time that evening and heads home again.

After a while, he realises that he's being followed - one of the women has come after him. She didn't want to come out and see him while he was hanging around outside because all her friends would have seen her. So she waited until he left, made her excuses, and left the club so she could follow him. Again he realises that giving up hope sooner would have been better. All this 'hope' stuff has confused him now. What should he do? Should he hope that the woman he was originally waiting for has a good excuse for not turning up, so he can arrange another date with her? Or should he give up hope and date this other woman instead?

How many other stories based on hope can you think of? How about someone hoping to meet his idol, or hoping to get his ideal job, or hoping to get a lift home? How about if he's hitching a lift but lets the first few cars go straight past because he's hoping that something sportier will come along? What if it doesn't?

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Includes: Characters, Description & Setting,
Dialogue, Plot, Structure, Theme

799 very clever ideas, 310 pages

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