How to Spot the Theme of Your Story
What did the protagonist learn at the end of the story?
What is the big decision the protagonist must make at the end of the story?
Example: Riches or their humanity?
What’s the high-level concept for your story?
Example: A father’s love for his son drives him to face his fears.
How did the protagonist change over the story?
Example: started selfish and became self-sacrificing
What common issue is the protagonist constantly wrestling with?
What are most of the scenes really about?
What is the biggest issue between most of the characters?
What makes the protagonist vulnerable?
What is the protagonist’s wound?
What do the protagonist and the antagonist have in common?
What do the world and the protagonist have in common?
Why did the protagonist finally decide to act?
Early in the story, why did the protagonist not act?
Last one: What was your biggest fear about writing the script?