Why Theme Matters in Writing

This past summer, I went to the movie theater and watched Ant-Man and the Wasp. I remember thinking that it was a fun way to pass two hours. It came out in July – only three months ago – yet ask me to remember anything else about it and I’d have to think for a minute. I know there was action and cool scenes of things changing sizes…but as to what actually happened – it’s a bit of a blank. Again, it’s only been three months. Ant-Man and the Wasp is a terrific example of what happens when stories lacking theme, or execute that theme in a really superficial way.

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Writing the Right Way: Get Out

I saw Get Out last week and, like the plethora of critics on Rotten Tomatoes, found the film quite enjoyable. While it wasn’t particularly scary (at least not to me), the film more than made up for this with a sharp script that serves as a perfect example of how to convey a message without being sidetracked into “preaching” territory.

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