Writing Theme: The Simple Way to Weave a Thematic Message into Your Story

Writing Theme: The Simple Way to Weave a Thematic Message into Your Story

Does the concept of “theme” confuse you? Do you have trouble writing a theme, or weaving a theme into your story? 

If you said yes, you’re not alone. Lots of writers struggle to identify a theme in their book—and many don’t even know what thematic message the are communicating through their story until a second or later draft. 

The good news is, there are writing tips you can use when weaving a thematic message (or two) into your story.

Scene Outline: How to Write Faster by Developing a List of Scenes

Scene Outline: How to Write Faster by Developing a List of Scenes

Are you trying to write faster? Writing a scene outline might be exactly what you need. But what is a scene outline, and how you can create one that help direct your story while giving you creative freedom?

A scene outline can give your story plan focus and prevent burnout or confusion when actually writing your story.

In this article, you’ll learn how to create a scene list that gives your big story idea focus, which will help you not only write faster, but give you a higher chance of actually finishing your book—and having fun while you write it!

Ending of Stories: How Planning an Ending Will Help You Write Faster

Ending of Stories: How Planning an Ending Will Help You Write Faster

Readers love the ending of stories, but do you feel like you don’t know how to write a really good ending?

It may seem a little odd to talk about story endings when you haven’t even started writing. Deciding on the type of ending you want, however, is an important part of planning a book.

You usually wouldn’t drive somewhere without a destination in mind. Knowing how your story ends will help you work out the important plot points in between, all the plot twists that eventually lead to that climatic moment.

But how exactly can you write a great ending before the story is even written? Let’s take a look at the essentials an ending must accomplish in order to write a satisfying ending to a great story.

Knowing these common types of endings, and how to decide what endings work best for your story, will bring your character arcs and story full circle.

This post shares writing tips to help you accomplish just that.

What I Learned From Launching a Book

What I Learned From Launching a Book

Have you ever tried launching a book? Does the idea alone intimidate you, or make you feel completely lost?

When launching a book, there’s a lot to learn. Not surprisingly, the best advice comes from writers who have experience in this.

This post is a special segment from author J.D. Edwin. In it, she shares her personal experience about launching her book Headspace, filled with all the essential details you should keep in mind while launching your book.

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