Posted on 08/25/2021 at 10:32 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
Most of the writers that book coach Susan DeFreitas has worked with will start their novels with either a character idea or a plot idea.
But there’s a third camp: those who begin with a theme idea.
This method can be extremely challenging, DeFreitas says, but also extremely rewarding.
She shares the three strengths and three obstacles for novels that start with a theme idea, along with examples of outstanding novels that have chosen this route, in a post on Jane Friedman’s blog.
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