Category Archives: Theme

Writing Stories about Hopes and Dreams

A lot of people, writers included, use the words “hope” and “dream” pretty much interchangeably. Fact is, each describes a completely different way of imagining the future. Being clear not only of their definitions but of the different states of … Continue reading

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A Few Words About Theme

A Few Words About Theme By Melanie Anne Phillips Creator StoryWeaver Co-creator Dramatica Download this eBook for Kindle $.99 Over the last twenty-five years, I’ve written thousands of articles on story structure and storytelling.  Here, I’ve gathered together a few … Continue reading

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The Thematic Conclusion

While the plot magic a logistic or logical argument about the best way to solve a particular kind of problem, the theme makes an emotional argument about the best way to be while trying to solve a passionate problem.  But, … Continue reading

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The 28 Magic Scenes – Part Four

In this episode I describe how your story’s thematic argument fits into the 28 Magic Scenes.

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Introduction to Premise

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Story Issues & Arguments

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The Four Story Issues

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