It’s Thursday, a day for thinking about theme. Your theme is the underlying meaning of your story, or the main idea that it explores, or the message it is trying to convey. Any or all of the elements of your story can help to convey your theme. Today, take another look at a story you have already worked on. What is its theme? Does it actually have one, or can it be strengthened? Which elements of the story convey this theme, and help to get it across to the reader? Are there any aspects of your characters, the plot, the setting, the words used in any dialogue, that could be changed to help to emphasize your theme?