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  1. Jackarandajam

    What are your story seeds?

    I've had several conversations today that have led me to this question: What was the initial spark of inspiration for a story you've finished, and what did the initial, rudimentary development process look like? I tend to hit the ground running on stories inspired by a flash vision of a...
  2. J

    Does Knowing The Theme of My Novel Matter?

    TLDR: How important is it to have the theme of your plot (and subplots) nailed down prior to writing? As I have started down this path to write my first novel I’ve heard a lot of good advice when it comes to the importance of an overarching theme. Most will say having a theme is important...
  3. C

    Question about Theme

    Hello, I often encounter the advice that, when developing a main theme for a story, one should begin with a core truth and then invert it into a falsehood that the main character (MC) believes until their pivotal "ah-ha" moment. In my novel, a key theme is "You can always find light in the...
  4. Luís Santana


    For a while now, and after several unsuccessful attempts, I have tried to somehow connect my fictional world to my real world as an author. I still haven't got it! I mean, my Storyworld, it was made from scratch, without any connection to this world; All to serve the story. The laws of nature...