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How To Write A Premise For Your Story

Welcome to this detailed guide on how to write a premise. It’s interesting how attitudes change. When I first began writing I viewed the plot as the most important element of a story. If characters live a static existence, then what’s the point? The more time I invested in improving my writing, I realised the …

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The Magic Of Books | Celebrating World Book Day

It’s World Book Day on 4th March and for perhaps the first time ever, I’ve had the foresight to prepare something in advance.  The reality is, my life has become suffocatingly busy. Reading never gets the time it deserves. And I owe it a great deal.  When I was growing up, I had few friends, …

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Plotting: The Crucible

The crucible is one of the simplest and most effective plotting tools. At its core is the relationship between the protagonist and the antagonist. The conflict they share spawns plot. It illustrates wonderfully the interwoven relationship enjoyed between character and plot.

Character Plotting

I’m a bit of a planner when it comes to writing. I need a framework, something to help keep my eye on the end game. Before I begin any story or chapter it has to be planned in as much detail as possible. In the past, most of my planning focused on plot. Moving the story from A to B. While I include character development in this, it never had much of a focal point.

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