Duane Jones is afraid of his zombified mother, Jenny Jones. Days Gone Bye Andrea fears that they may die because of Rick shooting many zombies outside of the department store. Guts Merle Dixon pleads with T-Dog to not leave him on the roof of the department store, in fear of death.
The events themselves may be very interesting, or exciting, but without the universal human connection, they will not engage our attention in any real way.
You must want to or even need to explore that particular theme for you to keep writing. Many people tend to confuse the theme of a story with the plot. To learn about the difference between theme and plot click here. If your theme is not compelling to you, it will certainly not be compelling to your readers.
So think very carefully, not just about your themes but about how you intend exploring them. Alienation — The effects of, the loneliness of, to cure it. Ambition — getting what you want, stunted by, thwarted.
Betrayal — the pain of, in love and friendship. Courage — courage to deal with conflict, lack of, developing, conquering with. Discovery — what does it take to discover new places, inner meaning, strength, even treasure. Escape — from life, routine, prison, family pressures.
Death — how to escape, facing, what happens after, consequences of. Fear — driven by, dealing with, conquering. Freedom — loss of, gaining, handling, fight for. Good versus evil — survival of one despite the other, the triumph of one over the other.
Isolation — physical and emotional. Jealousy — trouble caused by, denial of, driven by.
Justice — the fight for, injustice, truth versus justice. Loss — of life, innocence, love, friends, to avoid. Loneliness — no man is an island, or hell is other people.
Love — love fades, is blind, can overcome all obstacles, can Lust — for power, for sex. Power — the search for, the loss of, what we are willing to exchange for.
Prejudice — racism, bigotry, snobbery, dealing with. Security — the loss of, the finding of the need for, how we act when security is shattered. Spirituality and God — the struggle to find faith, live without faith etc. Remember you will need to be obsessed with your chosen theme to keep writing about it for long periods of time.
Being aware of your themes can help you sell your books. For help choosing a theme click here. My own methods vary from time to time. Sometimes I decide I want to write about a particular theme and then find the story.
At other times I find the story first and the themes become apparent through the process of writing. Whatever your approach, it is well worth putting some thought into it before you commit yourself to the hard work of writing out the story.
I personally put a great deal of thought into my themes and there are some themes, like betrayal, bullying, survival, and loneliness, that resonate with me particularly. I have explored those several times both in non-fiction and fiction.
If you have any questions or comments please use the comments box below and I will be happy to help. Click here for Creative Writing Exercises to help kick-start your writing. Best of luck with your writing. All the information, exercises and tips on this site are free to you — liking, sharing or commenting all help to support this site.Themes: Rescue, Choices, Fear, Enemy, Danger, Risk, Justice, Savior, Ethics.
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