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why just one theme ...

Posted to Indies




I can see some good reasons for a single theme rather than multiple themes/multiple chapters. It's good for a book to be about something. I want book critics to be able to describe the purpose of the book in a single meaningful sentence, and "various writings from the LitKicks folks" might not grab a critic's interest. Why would anyone who is not from LitKicks pay enough attention to this book to notice how good it is? If we're trying to break through a barrier, we need a sharp point, and a book with multiple themes seems blunter than a book with one theme.

But ... please understand that this is all just in the discussion phase, and will remain in that phase for a while. I'm glad there are so many reactions to my original question -- lots to think about, thanks all ...

-- Levi