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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Story Premise

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How To Create A Story Premise

A story premise is quick and to the
point. It explains the story in one
sentence. The premise gives you, your
story, direction. You know which path
to take, confusion is side-stepped
and story over-lapping disappears.
A map is formed when a story premise
comes alive. Avoid the confusion of
stumbling into wrong turns, and ending-up
on similar streets. Stick to the map,
premise, and finish writing the story faster.

Every word written after the premise
develops your story. Remove any word
that stalls or stops the premise from
moving forward.

A story begins after the premise is created.
The premise must be proved by your story.
Look-over the following premises.

1. Aggressive behavior leads to bullying and ruined lives.
2. Too much ambition ends in cheating, exposure and destruction.
3. Good or bad, you receive back what you send out.
4. Stealing starts lying, drama and chaos.

It isn't necessary to create a story
premise that's researched or soul
searched for months. You have lived,
experienced or seen various premises
in action. Premises take the following

1. Aggressive behavior can be enterprising.
2. Ambition takes effort.
3. Karma, good or bad, returns.
4. Stealing leads to other crimes.

Premise, too, sprinkles in characters,
conflicts and resolutions. Let's look
closer at a premise. Aggressive behavior
leads to bullying and ruined lives, for

A character is bullied by another employee
at the work-place. The character that bullies
thinks he/she can display any type behavior,
because management used several of his/her ideas.

The character that's being bullied is new
to this department, and brings better ideas.

The bully keeps reminding everyone of his/her
used ideas. The bullying continues. Management
receives complaints, but not from the bullied

At this point, the bully is upset. He/she has
a negative write-up. He/she invites co-workers
to a bar after work. One or two people drag-in
to this informal party.

The resolution starts as the bully refuses to
stop his/her negative behavior. The bully
taunts everyone he/she she thinks reported
him/her to management.

The bully is moved to a different department.
His/her behavior becomes worse, and termination

In conclusion, a story premise is a one sentence
explanation that stirs-in characters, conflicts
and resolutions.

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Marcella Glenn is a freelance writer who has written news reports, worked in an office, reviewed movies, published a newsletter and had her novel, "Grave Street House," published. She, too, is a Writing Consultant as well as a Personal Coach.

She has tried to go down some of life's other paths. A few paths were a mail-order business, the publishing of a pen-pal newsletter and selling plastic-ware. Only, she was back writing before realizing what she was doing.

She'd critique titles, paragraphs, news reports, that no one submitted to her. She'd stop herself, eventually. Marcella Glenn seemed to be enjoying the act of writing. This is how she knew writing was more than a hobby.

Let it be a lesson in your life too. Is writing calling your name? Or, acting? Teaching? Are you interested in engineering? Have the courage to go for your dreams. Simply, believe in yourself.

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