A hard part of creating a story is communicating the main purpose for why you wrote the story in the first place. The main goal of this thread is for three things:
If you know the purpose of your story then write it down here to help others who might be looking for ideas to brainstorm off of.
To follow up with writers who say they have a purpose to communicate to the reader by reviewing their story, and telling them if that purpose came across to you naturally or not.
To ask for help with creating a purpose to put into your writing from people who are working to do the same thing.
It’s important to have a purpose while writing, even if it’s to create a new world, because it helps tie together a story. My favorite books always had purposes behind them that I related to on some level or dreamed about. Anyways, good luck everyone, and I hope this helps!
Example Purpose: To write a story for young adults to understand mental illnesses better by using analogies and metaphors for both the illness explanations and the healing process from them. (It’s actually what I’m working on now, but hopefully this makes sense to everyone)