Elements of Fiction (82)

Element 82: Theme

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When someone asks you what the story is about, what he or she wants to know is its Theme. The physical action consist of long car ride from New York to Albuquerque with a stop-over in Austin, but that is not what the story is about.

Many good writers have pondered this element, and I share some of them here, beginning with Elizabeth Bowen who says, “The theme is…




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Ulf Wolf

Ulf Wolf

Raised by trolls in northern Sweden, now settled on the California coast a stone’s throw south of the Oregon border. Here I meditate and write. Wolfstuff.com.

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