Category Archives: Thematic Topic

Your Thematic Topic

Write Your Novel Step By Step Step 27 – Your Thematic Topic In this step, you’ll explore how a thematic topic provides the glue to hold your characters, plot and theme together.  Then, you’ll identify the best candidates for a … Continue reading

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Intellectualism

Intellectualism is the nobility of a free society. (Something I just thunk of that might be a good thematic topic for a story).

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Storytelling Tip: Trapped in a Routine

As with real people, characters can become trapped in their routines. When a person sets up a routine in order to achieve a goal, service the infrastructure of his or her life, cope with an emotional necessity, or engage in … Continue reading

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The Four Story Issues

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Theme and the Dramatica Chart

The Dramatica chart of story elements is the equivalent of the Periodic Table of Elements in physics or chemistry.  In fact, it provides guidance for how to create the specific chemistry of your story by comining different dramatic elements. Each … Continue reading

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