Developing Themes through Character and Plot

  • Saturday, February 17, 2024
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Zoom


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Developing Themes through Character and Plot

Please join us on Saturday, February 17th at 1 p.m. with author and teacher, DJ Adamson as she shares her expertise on the use of themes in our writing.

A theme is the ultimate message the author needs to get across to the reader. Ultimate, because generally, a work has a very singular message. There are also underlying messages to promote the singular. Author and teacher D J Adamson will conduct a mini-workshop, discussing the value of considering themes before developing characters and plots. Writers (and readers) will learn how to discover themes, formulate them for their own work, and the value of how strong interlinking themes can create a more memorable story.

DJ's talk will include a PowerPoint presentation and handouts. Attendees are encouraged to apply concepts to their work-in-process during the workshop.

DJ Adamson has received awards for her Lillian Dove Mystery Series featuring amateur sleuth Lillian Dove. In addition, she was nominated in 2021 for a Clue Award for her Suspense Crime thriller Into the Storm. Many of her psychological and suspense thrillers feature the paranormal. DJ is the editor of Le Coeur de l’Artiste, an online book review magazine, and interviews authors on her website blog, L’Artiste. With a marketing background for many years, DJ recently retired from teaching writing and literature at Glendale College.

DJ can be reached through her website

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