Does Your Theme Contain Character, Conflict, Resolution?
by: Nick Vernon
Creative Writing Tips –
For a theme to work and the story, which will revolve around the theme, it has to contain three things…
What’s the reason for this?
If your theme doesn’t contain these three essential elements, then you won’t be writing a proper short story. It might turn out to be an essay instead.
You can’t achieve emotional depth. Readers become engrossed in stories because of the characters in them. They either become the character (sympathize), or read about an interesting person (empathize).
Emotional depth is achieved when readers use their imagination and senses and/or experiences to live the story through the characters.