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Your Premise Determines Your Characters

When I think about the many novels I’ve written, I recognize I don’t always start with a story impression. Sometimes a topic or topic plots me, or I’ll have an image of a reference in the throes of a moral quandary. I retain reading about how C. S. Lewis came up with his Narnia series. […]

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Is Your Premise Worth Your Time (or Anyone Else’s)?

Most fiction columnists are clear about the move happen or initial disturbance that has to come near the start of their novel. Yet, I meet behavior too many tales in which there really isn’t a strong impacting incident. Or it’s in the wrong place. I do numerous fifty-page essays on romances that have fifty pages […]