With God, in hindsight, it would have been well if we were better strangers. There should be a bit of mystery in the heavens.
A Thematic Statement refines the broad idea into a shape and metaphor which applies directly to the current tale, imbuing the story with the power of the theme within a seed.
a project on GitHub, which is where Open Source programmers like to hang out and work on projects, occasionally getting together and helping each other. The project is called Grammark, a online grammar checker.
To write is to persuade. To persuade is to make a connection and if you want to motivate then that connection will have to be an emotional connection. If the goal of your persuasion is to keep the reader turning pages, the path is the same.