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Sacramento (Zoom): Crafting a Strong Story Premise

January 11 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Crafting a Strong Story Premise

Wednesday, January 11

2-4 p.m. on Zoom


CWC-Sac member C. S .Lakin is teaching an intensive workshop online (Zoom) on January 11, 2-4 p.m. on crafting a strong story premise. In this 2-hour workshop, you’ll learn what a premise is, how to write a dynamic one-sentence story concept, and come up with a story hook that will enthrall readers.

We’ll cover these important elements (and more):

  • The difference between an idea, a concept, and a premise
  • What a “high concept” premise is all about
  • The questions you must ask to develop a strong premise
  • Why you need to understand MDQs and theme for your premise to rock
  • The power of the story hook

In preparation for this workshop, see if you can craft a one-sentence concept that follows this basic format:

     “When [opening conflict] happens to [character(s)], they must [overcome conflict] to [complete their quest].”*

We’ll be kicking around your ideas, so be sure to bring your story concept to the workshop to share (I’ll get to as many as time allows). Cost is $38. Register at Eventbrite HERE. Space is limited!



January 11
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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