The Writers Junction Workshop: Anatomy of a Premise Line

There are apparently a lot of things going on this weekend!

The Writers Junction in Santa Monica is having a workshop with Storygeek’s Jeff Lyons Saturday, February 16, 2013.

Workshop Details:

A solid premise line is essential in writing effective agent or publisher query letters, pitching film production companies or studios, or for having that perfect elevator pitch ready for that unexpected meeting with whoever might be empowered to move your story forward to final publication or production. But how do you know you really have a story? And how do you know your story will “work”?

The way you know is by learning the real meaning, purpose, and power of the premise line. The premise line is not just a “pitch tool” — it is your canary in the coalmine, and when fully mastered can save you time, money, and years of writing frustration. In this hands-on course, participants will learn how to master the dynamic process of premise line creation, design, and testing, which is so critical for validating any story’s narrative integrity. Along with case studies from the movies and literature, participants will take original story ideas and then implement premise building and testing techniques to generate an original premise line, as well as developing a story’s log line.


What: Anatomy of a Premise line: 7 Steps to a FoolProof Premise Line and Story Development
When: February 16, 2013
Time: 1:00PM – 4:00PM
Cost: $65
The Writers Junction
1001 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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