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Module 1: Core Ideas

Lesson 2 (of 3) – Why & Theme

VIDEO NOT YOUR IDEAL THING?

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Worksheet Action Step(s):

Action Step #1 – Your Why:

Summarize Why you’re writing your story and identify any themes within your Why

Why are you writing your story? Yes, you already answered this question on a previous page, but it’s time to solidify your Why.

What themes do you see inside your Why? Actualize any potential themes seeking to be said within your Why.

Remember: Your Why and your theme(s) may evolve over time. They may have changed since your previous analysis. Please just remain open, clear, and trusting with your motivations during this exercise.

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Action Step #2 – Your theme:

Come up with at least 6 themes living inside your 3 favorite stories

You know your Why and now it’s time to discover if it aligns with any of the stories you enjoy and love most.

Using your 3 favorite stories from the previous Story Ideas Action Step #1 inside this course, please pull at least 6 themes from those stories.

Note: You can write one word or multiple sentences to summarize the themes. This is not an exact science. In the end, only you will know what your favorite stories mean to you.

What are 3 of your favorite stories (movies or novels)?

What are the themes living inside these 3 favorite stories? Please list at least 6 themes?

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Action Step #3 – Your theme:

Come up with at least 3 themes living inside the story ideas you created

The next step is to pull at least 3 potential themes from your story ideas.

Using your 3 story Ideas from the previous Story Ideas Action Step #2 inside this course, please do your best to pull at least 3 themes from your story ideas.

Reminder: You can write one word or a few sentences to summarize the themes inside your story ideas. Again, this is not an exact science.

What are the themes living inside your story ideas? (List at least 3)

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