Honoring Premise in Fiction Writing

Honoring Premise in Fiction Writing

I’ve written three essays on plot, all of which can be found on this website. In the first installment, I gave my definition of the term “premise”, and it goes a little something like this: “…it is the springboard or gist upon which a plot can be built. It’s the true...
The Process of Plotting Fiction – 3

The Process of Plotting Fiction – 3

Part 2 in the series. There’s an old axiom: “drama is conflict”. One more time, let’s get into the process of plotting fiction–this time with an eye toward drama’s chief component. Without conflict, you have two guys in an empty room with nothing...