Thoughts for the Day

When I first started writing, I’d hear people ask what my theme was. I hadn’t a clue. I was too focused on all the techniques to make my writing better. But now I see how much a theme is woven into a book, even if it isn’t intentional by the author. I’ve been doing it in my stories for years and not really realizing it.

Lately, whenever I start a book, I search for a quote to inspire me. It also always highlights the theme of my story.

One of my favorite quotes that I’m using for a book I’m working on right now is about being a hero. I’ll read the quote each time I start writing, and I think of my hero and how much those words relate to him.

“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.” – Arthur Ashe

I think theme is a natural extension of a writer as they try to get their story on paper.

And as for being a hero… I have yet to find a better quote when I think of a hero.

Have a great day everyone!

2 responses to “Thoughts for the Day

  1. Hi Lynne, Great post. You’ve made me think about my writing. I had not given any thought to a theme. But I guess you are right about this. And what a great way to get started each day writing on the work in progress. I’m going to try it. P.S. If you find a quote that fits a vampire who faints at the sight of blood, let me know. That will be Tia Dani’s next story. Hummm? What could be his theme…


  2. Thanks, Bev! I would think something about overcoming your greatest fear.


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