November 3rd, 2012, 04:56 PM
Shadow's Lure (June 2011)
I'm giving you my definitions for the purposes of the discussion, so we're not constantly talking past each other.
Originally Posted by kongming
November 4th, 2012, 01:12 PM
That's fine and I understood that to be the case. I was simply stating that I didn't agree that those were the correct definitions.
Originally Posted by Jon Sprunk
November 5th, 2012, 03:44 AM
Every writer is unique, with different talents, skills, needs, situation, and so on. Theme, thesis, or thread are totally irrelevant for many writers. They may be utterly essential to others.
November 5th, 2012, 03:51 AM
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Originally Posted by Laer Carroll
Indeed - I've only ever written one book knowing what the theme was beforehand. Mostly I finish the first draft and then re-read it to find out what it was I wanted to write about....then I tighten that theme in the edits. Others can't write without knowing the theme first. Whatever works for you.