From By Cunning and Craft: Sound Advice and Practical Wisdom for Fiction Writers, by Peter Selgin. Writer’s Digest Books: 2007.
I'm trying to write a story, and I have the characters, the plot but it's messy and not really put together right now because I don't know what I'm trying to say with this story. Are there are ways to figure out what you want to say with your story, what is my commentary on the theme of the story? I just don't know what I'm trying to say, and I'm at a loss to figure out how to figure it out. Thank you!