Explore the elements that keep your story structure and arc solid and engaging from the outset. All stories have an external goal (driven by the plot). But an engaging story structure requires an equally compelling and primal internal goal, also referred to as the heart (theme) of the story. We will learn how to strengthen the theme by balancing the story flow with the “love” element in your story, whether it’s a love story or a thriller. Next, we will turn our attention to the details — crystalizing goal and theme, and evaluating the story arc to assure a powerful, exciting, well thought-out story.