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How to choose good themes for stories: 5 tips

A theme, ‘an idea that recurs in or pervades a work of art or literature’, explores an insightful topic or subject. Through the ways authors treat themes such as ‘love’, ‘alienation’, ‘hope’ and more, we learn and grow through their characters’ experiences of these themes. How do you choose good themes for stories? (more…)

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5 theme examples: How to develop story themes

The recurring ideas or broad themes of books give variety, depth and a sense of unity or cohesion. Theme examples from literature show us how authors illustrate what crucial ideas (such as ‘honour’ or ‘power’) mean. We see the effects they have on characters’ lives. (more…)

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