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Why does a story need a controlling idea?

Jun 07, 2011

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Why does a story need a controlling idea? - Question/Answer Q & A Discussion

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at Jan 26, 2012 - 4:05 PM
McKee says he can't think of an example of a controlling idea when forgiveness is impossible and love is ultimately destroyed. How about "In A Lonely Place"? Absolutely devastating ending.
StevenG: Controlling Idea and the meaning of your story
at Jun 07, 2011 - 10:42 PM
Today is when I finished writing the climax to my screenplay. And it is true, you really do not know the true meaning to your story until you finish writing the climax.

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