Clones, or mirror characters, reflection characters, variation-on-theme characters, are characters who highlight, through comparison and contrast, aspects–especially thematic aspects and stakes–of the main character. Let’s see if we can develop some clones for a couple of the one-liners we’ve got going: Continue reading
Some stories seem to lend themselves to lots of clones, others not so much. These are the clones examples I’ve noticed in the books I’ve read lately. Continue reading
One way of showing theme and thematic premise is through comparing and contrasting the main character’s thematic traits with those of supporting characters. Characters who serve this function are often referred to as Continue reading
So, last week we sussed out possible themes of our working one-liners and concepts. Let’s see if we can expand those themes into rough, working premises… Continue reading
So, we’re filling out the Master Premise Tool we developed on Monday: Continue reading
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
So, let’s see if we can suss out the themes of our working one-liners and concepts. Continue reading