This week’s tool pulls together what we’ve learned from other tools (concept and theme) and teases out how those tools apply to, and build, a character. Julie Gray calls it Want, Need, Flaw, Symptoms, and I think that’s catchy, if not entirely illuminative, so there you have it. Continue reading
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Theme. Theme Statement. Moral Premise. Controlling Idea. Armature.
There are lots of names for the tool we’re looking at today. And you should probably brace yourselves because the masters have a lot to say about it. Continue reading
While studying theme (something like thirty masters’ worth of info), I saw Continue reading
The masters agree: stories most often fail because the stakes aren’t high enough. But there is plenty we can do to ensure lack of stakes doesn’t happen to our stories. Continue reading
This tool is really an opportunity. It’s a prompt to get you thinking about your story and about how you might tell your story in an original way.
WHAT IS IT? Continue reading