NEW & EXPERIENCED WRITERS:
Pull a few of your favourite romance novels off the bookshelf. Consider each one and jot down its themes. Do you notice any common themes between the titles? If you enjoy reading stories with these themes, perhaps they’re themes you’re passionate about. Consider whether you’d like to explore them in your writing.
Can you identify the themes in your manuscript? If none come to mind immediately, or you aren’t satisfied with your story’s current themes, focus on those themes you want your story to cover. Remember, it’s important to be passionate about what you’re writing.
Identify two to four themes for your story. Write a paragraph or two about why these themes are important to you.