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Anatomy of a Premise Line by Jeff Lyons

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The Power of the Premise Line

The premise line is the tool that makes it possible to discover the natural structure of any story, and acts as a roadmap to keep the entire story development process on track.

The Story Structure-Premise Connection

You now have three of the six core foundation stones we are laying: story premise, Invisible Structure, and Visible Structure. This fourth stone is intimately related to the Invisible and Visible Structures, in that it acts as a kind of conduit allowing one to find its expression in the other.

Figure 5.1 shows the relationship between the premise line and the Invisible and Visible Structures. As ...

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