Thursday, 3 May 2007
Premises and Prisons
Still trying to come to grips with 'Premise'. 'How to Write Damn Good Fiction' sets the task of looking at a story every day for a few weeks, and trying to work out the premise. I never realised it was so important. You never think about the premise of a novel unless you're studying it for English literature, and yet it informs almost every paragraph. Tomorrow I'm taking a day trip across the Fens to get some research for the next part of the book, where Thomas escapes from prison and leaves London.