The theme in a literary book or piece of writing is often the moral of the story or the overall message. Theme is not always directly stated and may appear more as a lesson that readers must think critically about when r... More »

Some great homecoming theme ideas include "Shipwrecked" and "Enchanted Forest." Another popular theme is "Cinderella and Prince Charming." Other fairy tale based themes are also good ideas. More »

The coming-of-age tale, the epic journey, the fall from grace and the revenge story are some of the many recurring themes in literature. Most scholars can name over 100 common themes throughout history and they remain ea... More »

One simple way for an author to develop a story theme is to use the process of writing to figure out what the story is about at its core, then hone the writing to reflect that theme more closely. Themes are often deeply ... More »

The fundamental message of a novel, story, or poem is the "theme," and may be stated directly, or implied, meaning readers must determine the theme by context. The overall meaning of the text is that which readers can ap... More »

One example of a writing prompt is to write a story about a babysitter who is snooping around the family's house and finds a disturbing photograph. Another prompt is to write a story about a man who tells his parents tha... More »

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Editing is proofreading a piece of writing to correct errors in grammar and other mechanical problems, whereas revising involves going over the writing to check for logic, clarity, flow, organization and adherence to pur... More »