Exercise 2: Theme

Part A: Describe the moral or theme of your three favorite films. Can you identify the lesson that the main character(s) learns by the end of the film?
Part B: Think of a story from your own life. What was the moral of your story? What did you learn and why?
Part C: Return to the story you are developing and try the following:
  • Brainstorm ideas for the moral in your own story (return to the needs of your main character from the Character lesson)
  • Try retelling your original story spine in order to reinforce (clarify) the moral at the end.