What exactly is the difference between the two? I mean, could I have a theme of finding yourself, being true to yourself, etc, and a plot involving some maniac baboon villain who is out to kill the protagonist? Is that possible? Or do both the plot and the theme have to be related? Also, another question on plot. In the story I'm writing, the character is born out of the energy of a star. Long explanation. I don't wanna type everything here. But the thing is, I have to explain it in the book right? But the rest of the book doesn't deal with space or stars at all. The rest of the book is about her growing up, a relationship and ultimately facing the villain. Is that okay?