And why is understanding theme so important when writing a story?

Nearly everything I’ve ever read on the subject of ‘theme’ in relation to writing has felt either confusing or impractical.

What does theme mean? How should we understand it? How can we use it in our writing?

The ironic thing is theme is incredibly important:

  • Important in helping us find the focus of our story.
  • Important in mining the story’s emotional and psychological depth.
  • Important in elevating the impact of the events that transpire in our story.

That is why I created Core VII: Theme. And starting today, I will be teaching this unique one-week online screenwriting class. …

Scott Myers

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