12 Common Themes In Books

Writers Write is a resource for writers. This list is about the 12 most common themes in books.

What is a theme?

  1. Theme is the central idea of the story.
  2. It is better if it is a full statement, with a subject and a verb.
  3. It sums up what the story shows us about the human condition. It is not a moral. It is simply a statement.

From: 3 Steps That Will Help You Find Your Story’s Theme by Amanda Patterson

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