Wordless picture books such as by Aaron Becker can help you invent their own story to accompany the pictures.
If you are a big fantasy fan and love stories about dragons, wizards and monsters, try to create your own magical land.
Do you like making up stories about your favourite book characters, or inventing new characters?
What happens when you try writing them down – does writer’s block set in?
Prejudice – racism, bigotry, snobbery, dealing with.
Security – the loss of, the finding of the need for, how we act when security is shattered.
If your theme is not compelling to you, it will certainly not be compelling to your readers.
So think very carefully, not just about your themes but about how you intend exploring them.
You might like to choose one of the following examples of themes – that appeals to you and try writing a story about it.
Alienation – The effects of, the loneliness of, to cure it. Courage – the courage to deal with conflict, lack of, developing, conquering with. Discovery – what does it take to discover new places, inner meaning, strength, even treasure.