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Anatomy of a Premise Line by Jeff Lyons

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I Nailed the Premise and Log Lines—Now What?

A story synopsis is not just for script coverage or pitch fests. A story synopsis can be the next step to solidifying your story’s foundation and a successful launch into writing pages.

After a writer has learned the “7-Step Premise Development Process,” the obvious next question is, “What do I do next?” Presumably, you now have at least one workable premise and log line. Even if it is not in the best shape, you have worked the process and know you have a story or a situation, you know the Visible Structure components, you have a working moral component, and you may feel ready to start pages. ...

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