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Writing Process – It Takes Two Ideas

Writing Process – It Takes Two Ideas

Writing Process – It Takes Two Ideas One idea isn’t enough. In the writing and ideation process, it takes two ideas rubbing against one another. If you’re doing fiction, you need two or more concepts in order to have a viable premise. But they can’t be just any...
Honoring Premise in Fiction Writing

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...
The Process of Plotting Fiction – 3

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...
The Process of Plotting Fiction – 2

The Process of Plotting Fiction – 2

The Process of Plotting Fiction – 2 Part 1 in the series. I’ve concluded that plotting for plot’s sake is a mathematical exercise doomed to yield soulless results. Join me now in part two of my series on the process of plotting fiction. Starting with plot and...