Sunday, 27 November 2016


Gosh, that's a boring title. I don't think it's a boring subject though when it comes to writing. The theme or themes are an undercurrent running through your story. It's the link that pulls the plot together and drives the characters. A theme in the book I am currently working on is loss; especially loss of babies and loss of identity. Another theme is power; particularly the power of certain men in 1950s rural Ireland. I would say that the theme might not be initially obvious to the writer but it emerges from the writing. I would love to hear anyone else's views on this subject.

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