by John Bucher (@johnkbucher) All too often, storytellers deal with the themes in their stories as an afterthought. It’s unfortunate when we fail to realize that the theme is actually what the story is about. It’s the truth that our hero must learn over the course of the story. It’s easy to confuse the theme with... Continue Reading →
by Emily J A couple weeks ago, I wrote an article listing Game of Thrones as “overrated.” For the most part, this season has been (to me) surprisingly great and some of the technically best writing the series has had since season one. Then came "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken." Episode six of season five is getting... Continue Reading →
John August has a great article on his website about the idea of writing a script from theme.
To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.