Instead of about five throughlines for a book, I'm using one per article. I've always liked to ground my articles with a person, event, or artifact, but I now expand that idea into my throughline that moves from start to finish and holds the piece together. It is different from the theme.
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I am very pleased with the tool and have decided that all my articles in future will have a throughline. They are the threads that weave through our stories to provide the forward momentum that keeps a reader reading.
QUESTIONS: Do you use throughlines in articles? If so, how do you make them work for you?