7 Things Writers Should Know About Theme

• Never be afraid to write what you believe. If the message speaks the truth, others will fear you. 
• Don’t burden us with a self-indulgent digression 
• Utilize milepost character to critique concepts
• Layer story’s imagery with symbolic meaning 
• Place Easter egg to reward careful readers 
• Include clever in-jokes by tuckerizing 
• Challenge yourself to write ‘dramables’ 
• BONUS: “A great writer reveals the truth even when he or she does not wish to.”