Master Your Topic with the Premise Workbook
- Instruction PDF eBook
- Printable PDF workbook with space for hand-written input
- MS Word file for key-entry input or Google docs
- Scrivener file for key-entry input
An idea or concept refers to the what-if basis for a novel. In contrast, your premise gives a story’s big picture and guides the writer’s development strategy. For the price of a cup of coffee, the Premise Workbook shows you how to:
- Use concise tips to turn your idea into a premise.
- Apply actionable advice from respected writing teachers.
- Justify spending time developing your premise before writing.
- Gain insights from examples of movie and book premises.
- Avoid the pitfalls of writing based on a concept instead of premise.
- Understand your passions and preferences so you can refine the story and increase your satisfaction.
- Explore opportunities to turn lackluster ideas into a dynamic premise.
- Increase your creativity based on your story’s real and perceived challenges.
- Identify your overall storytelling strategy.
- Select the best character to fulfill the promise of your premise.
- Come up with conflicts that will capture the interest of your audience.
- Make sure the potential story has sufficient action, cause-and-effect, and change to keep readers turning pages.
- Heighten tension and engage readers with a moral dilemma.