Key Points: If plot is the skeleton of your story, theme is the soul you stick inside it. Them is what the story is about. Theme may grow out of characters, out of their conflicts. Theme may direct your research. Don't let theme overshadow your story and characters.
( the discourse of the three wise men?Collapse )
[Brandon] Writing Prompt?
[Dan] I did the last one.
[Brandon] Write a story with no theme. Whatsoever. That means nothing. Howard said it's not possible, prove him wrong.
[Howard] That's good. Give us a short story that's meaningless. What have we wrought?