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What’s The Difference Between The Theme And Subject Of Your Writing?

You need to be able to describe both to an editor, reader, or interviewer who asks you to do it

Illustration for teacher Emma Green’s YouTube talk on “Topic vs. Theme” / Credit: Emma Green on YouTube

This is the first in a series of stories about basic writing topics (“What’s the difference between your theme and your topic?”) as

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Janice Harayda

Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book columnist for Glamour and book editor of The Plain Dealer.