Although I hope this book stands on its own, I do believe it is a natural follow-up to the principles I talk about in Structuring Your Novel and Creating Characters Arcs, and it would be my suggestion to check out those books first. Theme is probably the most crucial of the 3 story components, however it is also the most abstract and, once again, probably the most innovative.
It seemed not only a sensible next action to write a book about style, however in truth an important one. I have actually pertained to believe that the value of style can not be overstated in writing stories. And yet there really isnt a lot of practical and actionable recommendations out there about how to choose your style, plot your theme, and ensure your style works in harmony (undoubtedly emerges from) your plot and character.
Heres the back-cover blurb …
In writing about character arcs, I discovered so much about theme. In many manner ins which intersection in between character and plot is theme, however more than that, it made me recognize that, contrary to popular opinion, style is just as actionable as the other two aspects. You can find out how to compose style, and you can learn to use it as yet another essential metric in repairing where you story is working and where it is not.
It is my happiness to share Writing Your Storys Theme with you, and I hope it will help you compose remarkable stories of cohesion and resonance!
This book has actually been such a passion project for me. When I began thinking about what writing-craft book I wished to publish next, I realized my foundation writing guides have actually up until now built on each other in a linear method, moving from the generalities of conceptualizing and organizing in Outlining Your Novel to the foundational underpinnings of storyform in Structuring Your Novel to linking character with plot in Creating Character Arcs.
Today I am formally releasing my most current writing-craft book Writing Your Storys Style. Yay!
Theme Is What Your Story Is Really About
Style– the mystical cousin of plot and character. Too often seen as abstract rather than actionable, theme is frequently misconstrued and left to possibility. Theme is the heart, the meaning, the point.
Effective themes are never ever incidental. They emerge from the combination of strong plots and resonant character arcs. This indicates you can learn to plan and carry out theme. In doing so, you will deepen your ability to write not just stories that amuse, however likewise stories that stick with readers long after completion.
Composing Your Storys Theme will teach you:
How to produce style from plot and character.
Why every supporting character and subplot need to enhance the theme.
How to prevent theme from seeming preachy or “on the nose.”
What to consider in determining the very best style for any offered story.
And a lot more!
Mindful proficiency of theme will raise every story you write and allow you to craft fiction of depth and meaning.
Take Control of Your Story Via a Powerful Implementation of Theme
Where Can You Buy the Book?
You can buy the book at the following links:
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Whats a book launch without a tasty prize?
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This time Im distributing the beautiful Writers Medic Bag, handmade from Galen Leather in Turkey. You may remember I published an evaluation of the bag earlier this year (which you can check out and/or see). The bag is simply stunning and is available in natural or green brown leather. (Please keep in mind that it does not come equipped, as displayed in the photo. The prize is for the bag only.).
Best of luck to everyone in the illustration, have a good time, and thank you for assisting me commemorate the launch of Writing Your Storys Theme!
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