Danita has been helping me with something I've had a brain block on. Themes. She says you have to have a theme for your story from the get-go and hold to it through out the story to make it last past the last page with the reader.
So, she has been making me come up with themes for my WIPs. Yes, you heard me WIPs! I have 4 WIPS at the present all in different stages. The two I am currently trying to clean up are the ones I've come up with themes for. Forgiveness begins within- is the theme for the contemporary and Love heals - is the theme for the spirit book.
I'm still working on the themes for the other two. I'm a slow learner on this subject. :)
How about you? Do you come up with themes for each of your books? Do you print them on a card and have it on your desk or computer as you write to stay true to your theme?