What’s your story about? It seems pretty fundamental to writing. And yet…
When I ask most people “What’s your story about?” they run through what happens, who people are and the twists in the story. They never tell me what’s the story about.
That’s because I mean something different when I ask you what’s your story about.
When I ask the question, I’m asking for the core meaning of your writing. Your “About” isn’t plot. It has nothing to do with your characters or the details of your writing.
I want to know the core underlying truth of your book. This is what your audience will understand and feel when they finish reading your book.