Promise of the Premise with Peter Andrews

Plot-Structure Promise of the Premise with Peter Andrews

Level
Mixed
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Category
  1. Structure
  2. GMC
  3. Plotting
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PROMISEANDREWS2022
What’s your story about? When people ask this question, they are interested in the concept behind it, the idea that makes it intriguing. They want an answer that raises questions and suggests possibilities. As a writer, you want these things, too. After all, if your story’s a novel, you’ll need to carry it through hundreds of pages with regular surprises and payoffs. How? In this course, you’ll:

• Learn the elements of a good premise.
• Discover how a premise can go wrong and what you can do about it.
• Develop a premise that’s powerful enough to guide your story.
• Explore the potential in your premise so it will reach its full value in your story, including coming up with interesting tasks and obstacles.
• Analyze your premise by answering ten questions that will help you to engage others and fully commit to your story.

After you’ve done this work, we’ll explore using your premise to build effective loglines, query summaries, pitches, and synopses.

What’s your story about? When people ask this question, they're interested in the concept behind your story, the central idea that makes it intriguing. They want an answer that raises questions and suggests possibilities. As a writer, you want these things, too. After all, if your story’s a novel, you’ll need to carry it through hundreds of pages with regular surprises and payoffs. So it's worth the effort to create a premise that is rich in possibilities. In this course, you’ll:

- Learn the elements of a good premise.
- Discover how a premise can go wrong and what you can do about it.
- Develop a premise that’s powerful enough to guide your story.
- Explore the potential in your premise so it will reach its full value in your story, including suggesting interesting tasks and obstacles.
- Analyze your premise by answering ten questions that will help you to engage others and fully commit to your story.

After you’ve done this work, we’ll explore using your premise to build effective loglines, query summaries, pitches, and synopses.
Author
Peter Andrews
Start date
Mar 7, 2022 at 9:00 AM
End date
Mar 28, 2022 at 12:50 AM
Registration end date
Mar 10, 2022 at 12:50 AM
Rating
5.00 star(s) 10 ratings