The following is an excellent look at thematic considerations when writing a novel. Enjoy…and go like and comment on the original post.
Stories that fully harness the significance of their narrative are better. Why? Because people crave meaning! Our lives are not necessarily made of up an inciting events and climactic moments, but these are the very things we look for in stories. It satisfies a basic human desire for narrative.
The most important thing you can be doing in your stories (other than reading and writing a lot) is to answer the question: what is my story about? A story that captures this will go further and just plain be better.
Think about it. A story without greater significance isn’t a story at all. It’s a description of a situation. Your characters did this. Then they did this. Then this.
Why should I care? As a reader, what’s in it for me?
So when I say “really captures the story,” I’m not just talking about a cool situation. I’m…
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