Saturday, 21 December 2013

12 days of writing: a premise

Your premise: Why did the protagonist fake those maps?

Who's the protagonist? What maps did they fake? Why? Where were the maps of? Who wanted them? Why were they needed? What happened because they were faked? Write freely, to find out.

To help you flesh out your premise, think about the elements of story: character • place • time • plot-layering • tension and stakes • symbols • theme • beginning • subplots • detail • ending

For more on exploring and enriching premises, you can download the Premise Circles seed packet as part of Story Elements: The Complete Set - only available until 30 December 2014. Find out more, see previews, and download it here.

Tomorrow, we're writing... Characters.

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