Hey Eagles, Happy Friday!
I have been working on my book, and the hardest thing for me has been coming up with a premise. A premise is two or three sentences about your story that includes the name of your protagonist, the crisis or conflict, the objective, the opponent, and the disaster. Here is a made-up premise that includes the elements mentioned:
Angela, a beautiful, long-lost princess moves to the big castle in Never Ever Land and reunites with her newly found father. She falls in love with the dishwasher, Eric, whom her father forbids her to see. The princess is torn between her new life with her father and returning to a life of poverty if she continues to see Eric; she desires to have both the new life and Eric. The Queen, Brezayla, being aware that the princess will return to her old life if she continues to see the dishwasher, does everything in her power to set the princess up and make Eric an impossible choice, yet; Angela draws closer to Eric and risks her father’s love forever.
The premise is best used for fiction. With non-fiction, a thesis statement will guide your book writing. A thesis statement is the main idea of your book. It tells your audience what your opinion is or what you are trying to prove and what evidence you will use to prove it.
A simple example: Jelly doughnuts are the best doughnuts because they go down well with coffee, they are a great pick-me-up in the morning, and you can find them in stores as well as doughnut shops.
A premise or thesis will keep your writing on track, and you can always reference them when you feel that something is going awry. So let’s practice.
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