“Write the story you’ve always wanted to write. Stant Litore’s third toolkit for writers will empower you to sharpen your story’s thematic intensity. Theme is your answer to the question, Why does this story matter? Why does this story matter to each of your characters, and why does it matter to you? Why this story? What hold does it have on your heart? If you find the most compelling answer to that question – and then write that answer into every scene in your book – you’ll have a story that will matter to readers, too.
“This toolkit provides a sequence of 30 story-building exercises plus guidelines on how to craft a thematic outline for your story and use it as a potent tool for revision. In these pages, explore how character, theme, and plot interact; how what matters most in your story gets expressed through each character’s unique voice and gets performed dramatically through your plot; and discover how a mastery of theme can help you establish a powerful threshold text to begin your story, solve ‘the saggy middle,’ and deliver a denouement that your readers will never forget.”
Write Stories Your Readers Won’t Forget – the new addition to the acclaimed of classes-in-a-book for writers that brought you Write Characters Your Readers Won’t Forget and Write Worlds Your Readers Won’t Forget – arrives February 24, and you can pre-order your copy today! I am excited to bring you this new toolkit!
The cover art is by Lauren K. Cannon, and is a detail from commissioned art for my work in progress, By a Slender Thread.