Core VII: Theme
A writer can elevate the quality of their story by using themes well, but do you even understand what ‘theme’ is?
1-week online screenwriting course
What is theme? The story premise? The moral of the story? A story’s DNA? This 1-week online screenwriting class enables writers to develop a clearer and deeper understanding of theme — what it is, how it functions, and most importantly how to use themes to enrich your stories.
- You will learn a coherent take on theme, how it relates to the overall story, and tips on how to weave thematic material into your scripts.
- You will put to use what you have learned by workshopping some of your own script scenes, developing your ability at working with story themes.
Six lectures written by Scott Myers
Special insider tips
Daily forum Q&As
Workshop writing assignments with instructor and class feedback.
A 90-minute live teleconference between instructor and class members.
Here is what some writers who have taken Core classes with Scott say:
“While many teachers talk about character being the foundation of screenwriting, Scott is one of the few who teaches that way. Consequently what his courses offer is not a bunch of templates or bullet points with a dubious shelf life trying to latch on to the latest trends, but true, honest to God, principles about how things work. It’s been a week and I’m already seeing improvement in my writing.” — John Casu
“I just completed a Core course and I can honestly say Scott delivers back your investment threefold. I have yet to put my newfound knowledge to work. But in terms of mindset, when I watch a movie these days, there’s less, “How did they do that?” and more, “With a little hard work, I can do that – or better.” – Sabina Giado
“I’ve never taken any sort of online class before, and I have to say I was surprised and impressed with how easy and smooth it went. Scott’s unique lectures helped me think about character in new ways, and will inevitably change the way I approach new ideas. And I’m blown away and impressed at the level of personal feedback/communication. I don’t know how Scott does it– androids couldn’t manage their time more efficiently.” – Bob Corsi