If the fatal flaw is determined by mere guesswork, or by trial and error until something feels right, the entire substructure of the script will be based on a random, arbitrary choice. The results, of course, will be random as well. To define the fatal flaw organically, so that it rises to meet the writer's intentions, it must be drawn from the theme.
- Establishing A Theme
- Top 10 Types of Story Themes
- Does Your Fiction Novel Have a Theme?
- 25 Things Writers Should Know About Theme
- Fiction Writing Exercises for Exploring and Developing Theme